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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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Naama Tamir of Willimsburg’s ‘Lighthouse’ Plans Expansion with Mulberry Street Outpost

Posted January 4, 2016 at 5:10 am

Popular Williamsburg haunt, Lighthouse, is on the verge of expansion into the crowded Manhattan market. Naama Tamir, half of the brother-sister team behind the OG, is planning a spinoff location in Little Italy. The former laundromat at 241 Mulberry is now marked, with teaser signage in tow. The proposal for this aptly-named “outpost” arrives six […]

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Market NYC Returns to Little Italy with 10-Year Lease at 290 Mulberry Street

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

​No more holiday pop-ups. The years-long search for a permanent commercial tenant at the undulating 290 Mulberry Street development concluded last week. A familiar face is returning to the block. Market NYC reportedly signed a ten-year lease for the ground level. Nirvanna Designs is SOL this season. The current plan is to be up and running at […]

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Webster Hall-Backed ‘Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge’ Gives up Bid for Chinatown

Posted October 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Mul-bay went Mul-bust. That’s the word on the street, anyway. Just check out the new for rent signs that returned to the shuttered grates on 69 Mulberry Street. The Webster Hall-backed cocktail lounge met with entrenched community opposition almost from the get go. And it seemed that, at every turn, principals Lon Ballinger and Kenny […]

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Cecil the Lion Gets a Memorial Mural in Little Italy

Posted August 19, 2015 at 10:44 am

While not a Lower East Side resident, Cecil the Lion nevertheless gets the memorial mural treatment. Artist J. Morello painted this lion king on the enormous gate of 142 Mulberry Street in Little Italy (formerly the Super Five Gift Shop). The orange-filtered piece was commissioned last week as part of the first annual LoMan Art […]

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Webster Hall’s Chinatown Endeavor ‘Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge’ Voted Down by CB3

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 7:08 am

Last night was the August SLA subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. It brought out the usual egos, tempers, and media folk at the ready to document. Of the twenty applicants, one really stood apart from the rest. The marquee item was Webster Hall’s push to open a bar at 69 Mulberry Street. The scorching temperatures […]

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