Mulberry Street

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden Screening an Evening of Film Tomorrow

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:10 am

Riding on the coattails of Clayton Dean Smith’s success with Off Track Betty at the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival, the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden is looking to further engage the community by hosting its own film festival, dubbed “NYC: Lost and Found.” Alongside an Off Track Betty encore viewing, the film lineup includes two additional 15-minute productions […]

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How One Chinatown Block is Mobilizing Against the Controversial ‘Le Baron’ Replacement

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:15 am

Le Baron has been dead in the water since June 2015, having dipped out for a “summer vacation” that ultimately proved permanent. Two years later, elements of the former ownership are still committed to opening a new nightclub on the spot, but Chinatown residents aren’t having it. So much so, that the Chinatown Residents Block […]

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‘Food Bazaar Supermarket’ Coming to Former Met Foods on Mulberry Street

Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Met Food market on Mulberry Street closed forever back in December, capping a twenty-five year tenancy in Little Italy for the owner-siblings. Neighbors initially cried foul at the loss of a friendly, low-cost option in an area starved of such services. There were also simultaneous fears that a high-end grocery would take the reins. […]

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Met Foods Closes this Saturday After 25 Years in Little Italy

Last modified December 29, 2016 at 8:15 am

Twin leasing banners have spanned the Met Foodmarket storefront since October, as we were the first to report. Now closure is palpable. The Mulberry Street supermarket will close forever at the end of business on Saturday, capping a twenty-five year tenancy in Little Italy. A farewell sign in the windows thanks “valued customers” for their patronage […]

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After More Two Decades, Met Food’s Little Italy Grocery is on its Way Out

Posted October 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

Their number was just called. The long-running Met Foodmarket grocery store at the southwest corner of Prince and Mulberry Streets is not long for this world. That much is blatantly clear with a series of leasing banners now stretched across the facade of the market, acting as token tombstone signage. According to the retail listing – the […]

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Shady Le Baron Replacement in Chinatown Tries Again for Liquor License

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:14 am

Chinatown longtimers aren’t taking too kindly to the influx of newcomer nightlife. Whether it’s the cool kids at Mr. Fong’s, the incoming Winnie’s replacement on Bayard Street, or faux area aesthetic of Chinese Tuxedo, none are seemingly welcome. A unified front is established, spearheaded by neighborhood activist Karlin Chan. His latest conquest is 32 Mulberry Street, […]

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Is this Le Baron ‘Small Plates’ Replacement a Bait-and-Switch?

Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

The shiny shoes of Le Baron will be filled, and by a familiar face at that. Former co-owner Ron Castellano (Santos Party House, Rosette) seeks to impart a “sushi restaurant and bar” in the former home of Le Baron at 32 Mulberry Street. The as-yet-unnamed establishment (MJK Foods LLC) will serve a menu of small plates, […]

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Le Baron Won’t be Returning to Chinatown, Here’s Why

Posted March 11, 2016 at 9:36 am

Popular French club import Le Baron won’t be returning to Chinatown. The operation shuttered last June out of the blue for “summer vacation” and never reopened. That announcement came via Instagram, which promised a return in fall 2015. Not so much; and we now understand why. Scope out the Marshal’s seizure notice, dated March 9 (two […]

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Market NYC Opens New Outpost Today at 290 Mulberry Street

Last modified February 12, 2016 at 11:05 am

​Market NYC first announced its return to Little Italy just before Christmas. Two months after its holiday pop-up onsite, the third city location at 290 Mulberry Street is a go. It opens to the public at noon today. This week was one of final preparations. The lettering was installed; window treatments were deposed to reveal the […]

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Uncapped: Moody Mutz, the Writer’s Writer

Posted February 2, 2016 at 9:35 am

Welcome back, peeps. In every “Uncapped” interview we have done thus far, the topic of street art versus graffiti has come up. And now again, as before… Bowery Boogie: Welcome Moody Mutz, perhaps the one person who can finally put an end to the controversy and the question. Tell us the difference and why you can relate. MM: […]

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