26 Clinton Street

Suspects Who Robbed Koneko Cat Cafe at Gunpoint Still on the Loose

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cops are still after a pair of robbers who held up Koneko cat cafe at gunpoint earlier this month. On July 3, both men entered the premises. One of the men allegedly thrust his hand into a bag holding what appeared to be a gun. “You know what this is, give me the money; don’t look at […]

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Robbers Steal $850 from Koneko Cat Cafe on Clinton Street

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:12 am

Koneko cat cafe on Clinton Street fell victim to a robbery Monday evening, just as workers were closing up for the day, police said. The bandits entered the premises at roughly 9:30pm. One of the men allegedly thrust his hand into a bag holding what appeared to be a gun, according to a dispatch in the Daily […]

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Koneko Cat Cafe Debuts on Clinton Street Today

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

So, it turns out America’s first “authentic Japanese-style cat cafe” needed an extra two days to put things in order. The Koneko cat cafe will actually open today, as opposed to its initial goal of Monday afternoon. “Opening up the shop has been like herding cats…literally,” Koneko owner Benjamin Kalb wrote on its Facebook page. “We’re therefore […]

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Koneko Cat Cafe Opens Next Monday on Clinton Street, Boasts Feline-Focused Garden Mural

Posted October 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

Self-proclaimed as America’s first “authentic Japanese-style cat cafe,” Koneko debuts next week at 26 Clinton Street. Reservations have been open since August, but the official opening date is set for Monday (October 26). Owner Benjamin Kalb confirmed as much in a recent post to Twitter. The security gates are usually shuttered so scoping the interior […]

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Get Ready for Koneko, the Newest Cat Cafe on the Lower East Side

Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

Let the cat fighting begin. The Lower East Side will soon have two cat cafes to its name. A year after Meow Parlour debuted down on Hester Street, the concept found another taker. Principal Benjamin Kalb is installing “America’s first authentic Japanese Cat Cafe” at 26 Clinton Street. It’s called Koneko, which translates to “kitten,” […]

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Cafe Koneko to Open Shop on Upper Clinton Street

Last modified August 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

The crowded cafe scene on Clinton Street is gaining another entrant. Cafe Koneko is the latest hopeful on the block, angling to open shop inside the former home of both the Bang Bang tattoo studio and WAKA WAKA at number 26. Cafe Koneko (meaning kitten in Japanese) is pitched as a six-table establishment with one […]

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Gaming Incubator WAKA WAKA Shutters Clinton Street Workspace

Posted April 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

Put your quarters away; there will be no more “Killer Queen” sessions on the Lower East Side. That’s right. It’s game over for WAKA WAKA, the short-lived indie gaming incubator on Clinton Street. It lasted about eight months. The whitebox hang spawned last July after Bang Bang took his infamous tattoo studio down to Broome […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang is Opening New Studio Just Off the Bowery

Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:25 am

Another contemporary tattoo artist – an A-list one, at that – is taking his place in the annals of Bowery ink history. Tattoo artist for the stars, Bang Bang, tells us that he just signed a new lease right off the Bowery. This news comes roughly five months after the departure from 26 Clinton Street. […]

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Waka Waka Arcade Incubator Opens on Clinton Street with ‘Killer Queen’ Game

Posted July 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

Our Muppet hero Fozzi Bear would likely get behind the latest retail occupant at 26 Clinton Street. As previously reported, Waka Waka is now open, and bringing with it a unique arcade-type experience to this address. But the concept is actually geared toward game developers. The centerpiece display in the otherwise empty store is “Killer […]

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‘Killer Queen’ 10-Player Arcade Game Holding Court at 26 Clinton Street

Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Drop of a hat, 26 Clinton is as playful as a pussycat. Here at the former tattoo studio of Bang Bang, the Killer Queen arcade experience is holding court. Boogie reader Lambert Jack snapped this photo of the twin cabinets sitting by their lonesome in the white-box space. We are told that this is a […]

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