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Rustic LES Owner Alleges Steve Croman’s Harassment Tactics Led to Its Demise

Posted August 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

More information is coming to light regarding the shutter of Rustic LES a couple weeks ago. You’ll recall that owner Yassir Zraouli was forced to close his Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street thanks to Vacate and Stop Work Orders issued by the Department of Buildings. The building itself is a Steve Croman property, and […]

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Rustic LES on Ridge Street Shutters; Vacate Order Issued

Posted August 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

Rustic LES – the homey Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street – recently shuttered after a bumpy two-year tenure on the east side. There had been high hopes for the food truck gone brick-and-mortar, but ultimately the concept was a tough sell to the neighborhood. Of course, it didn’t help that scaffolding obstructed the premises for […]

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Ridge Street Portfolio of 3 Buildings Asking $54 Million

Posted May 12, 2014 at 5:23 am

The Lower East Side gold rush knows no bounds. Every property is ostensibly for sale. Whole swaths of territory are being packaged and doled to the highest bidder. Remember the Bowery portfolio that fetched $62 million last year? Well, a much smaller portfolio is attracting a smilar price. Let’s now take a gander at the […]

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Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa Vet to Open ‘Bar La Contenta’ at 124 Ridge Street

Posted February 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

If you enjoyed the year-old Rustic LES, now might be time to pay your final respects; it probably won’t be around for much longer. Another seasoned restaurateur wants in on the sleepy Ridge Street scene. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 this month reveal that Luis Arce Mota of Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa is angling […]

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‘Shiti Bike’ Vandals Take Over at Pitt and Rivington

Posted July 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

Citi Bike continues its run as magnet for vandalism and thievery, despite the recent 7th Precinct initiative to police the infrastructure.

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Rustic Chicken Pastilla

Last modified August 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Yeah it was a hell of a lot prettier before I cut into it, but then you wouldn’t get the full picture of what’s inside this Chicken Pastilla from Rustic LES.

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Rustic LES Opens Tonight at 124 Ridge Street

Posted September 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Having been delayed an additional week, Rustic L.E.S. is finally opening its doors at 124 Ridge Street later this evening for dinner.

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Rustic LES Announces Menu and Opening Date

Posted August 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

Rustic LES is exactly one week from opening on the frontiers of Ridge Street, a few months later than initially projected.

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Ridge Street Hall Pass

Posted May 22, 2012 at 11:33 am

One student forgot their hall pass on the sidewalk of Ridge Street, just outside PS 140. Nausea and stomach ache…to the nurse’s office.

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Rustic LES Crowdfunding to Help Open on Ridge Street

Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:09 am

The whole truck-to-store phenomenon seems like it jumped the shark already, with seemingly every food truck angling to establish a sure-shot brick-and-mortar presence.

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