100 Forsyth Street

CW Pencil Enterprise Shutters Due to ‘Serious Safety Issue’ at Forsyth Street Building

Posted July 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

CW Pencil Enterprise, the darling two-year-old specialty pencil dispensary, is the latest business to shutter due to ongoing building problems at 100 Forsyth Street. The temporary closure is apparently related to onsite renovations by Veracity Real Estate, which is already blamed for sidelining both Birds & Bubbles and Football Cafe earlier this spring. The following […]

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Football Cafe Returns After Month-long Forced Closure from Building Renovations

Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:09 am

Birds & Bubbles was not alone. Alleged negligent renovation work at 100 Forsyth Street also played a role in the brief shutter of address mate Football Cafe. The coffee shop had been temporarily closed for the past month without much indication as to why. Unspecified “renovations” was the reason provided via computer printout. We’ve since confirmed, […]

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‘Birds & Bubbles’ Sues Forsyth Street Landlord for $1.3M over Rash of Flooding from Building Renovations

Posted April 18, 2017 at 9:35 am

Birds & Bubbles closed last month without warning. Now we know why. Chef-owner Sarah Simmons is suing the landlord for negligence over conditions that essentially destroyed the restaurant. Veracity Real Estate purchased the pair of tenements at 100-102 Forsyth in January 2016 for the enormous sum of $16 million. Shortly thereafter, the renovations (and problems […]

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Birds & Bubbles Appears Donezo After Less Than 3 Years on Forsyth Street

Last modified April 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

The birds are quiet, and the bubbles flat. Word on the street is that chef Sarah Simmons’ Birds & Bubbles venture on Forsyth Street is kaput. Last night, the dining room was dark and marquee neon switched off. While the restaurant’s social media is keeping mum on the matter, a reader living within earshot noted […]

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Football Cafe Seeks Further Appreciation with its Sidecar Gallery Space on Forsyth Street

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

Opening a soccer-related coffee shop on lower Forsyth Street was an exercise in synergy. The Football Cafe, as it’s officially known, is a popular pit stop for local club players on Lions Gate Field across the street (at Grand). Ten months deep, the refueling station is increasing its visibility on the block. Indeed, that antique-looking […]

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Adjoining Tenements on Forsyth Street Sell for $16M

Posted January 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

There’s more real estate turnover to report on the southern section of Forsyth Street. Controversial landowners Marolda Properties just unloaded three of their holdings here for $24.4 million. Now another transaction just a block away. Fresh off the $13.1 million purchase of the Lorely building on Rivington Street (another Marolda property), Veracity Real Estate just […]

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Caffeine for Kicks: ‘Football Cafe FC’ Now Serving on Forsyth Street

Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

And now a Lower East Side coffee shop tailored specifically to footie fans. That antique-ish “Travel Agency” marquee signage above 100 Forsyth Street is somewhat of a misnomer. Last summer – during the height of World Cup frenzy – the space housed a so-called football concierge. It was a temporary pop-up collaboration between Chinatown-based football […]

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Specialty Pencil Store ‘CW Pencil Enterprise’ Debuts on Forsyth Street

Posted March 31, 2015 at 5:10 am

Your standard-issue #2 pencil ain’t gonna cut it anymore. Not with a trendy pencil purveyor now slinging graphite on the Lower East Side. CW Pencil Enterprise – a small business founded by one Caroline Weaver in November 2014 – debuted earlier this month at 100a Forsyth Street. The CW brick-and-mortar boutique store is stocked with […]

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Birds & Bubbles Mounts Comeback After Costly Damage from Burst Water Pipe

Posted January 12, 2015 at 5:19 am

Birds & Bubbles on Forsyth Street had a tough weekend, suffering terrible flooding in its basement space early Friday morning. Damage is pretty excessive, despite some initial chatter to the contrary. Apparently several water pipes burst throughout the building, including the restaurant itself. The HVAC system and ceiling were destroyed, and an “electrical panel” subsequently fried. […]

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Here’s What to Expect from Sarah Simmons’ Birds & Bubbles on Forsyth Street

Posted June 13, 2014 at 5:48 am

Earlier this month, we brought word that City Grit’s Sarah Simmons was planning a new concept for the former Grotto space at 200 Forsyth Street. The latter restaurant closed in back in January after fifteen years in business, and Simmons now hopes to reactivate the sub-level vacancy with Birds & Bubbles. The 22-table, southern-style restaurant is named […]

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