71 Clinton Street

This Creep has Been Forcibly Touching Women on the Lower East Side

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:17 am

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in catching a man suspected in connection to a criminal pattern of groping women on around the Lower East Side. Two of the incidents transpired within the confines of the 7th Precinct. Brooklyn resident Victor Colon, 60, allegedly approached females on three separate occasions and inappropriately grabbed them. Two of […]

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Blue Bottle Coffee Opens LES Outpost at Cursed 71 Clinton Street on Friday

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Clinton Street, get ready for another coffee shop. But not just any mom-and-pop. Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee is opening yet another city location here. The java joint at 71 Clinton is its fifth in Manhattan proper. The new location has been a secret for months, during which remodeling activity steadily progressed below the radar. Last […]

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These are the Most Cursed Commercial Spaces on the Lower East Side [LISTS]

Posted October 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

Some commercial spaces are simply hexed. No way around it, really. One restaurant might open after a year-long build-out and fail less than a year later. It’s a scenario we see play out ad nauseam on the Lower East Side. But who is really to blame? Is the landlord over-charging to the point where business […]

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Cursed 71 Clinton Street Space Reboots with ‘The Whales’ this Week

Posted May 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

Down, but still not out, one Clinton Street bar-owner is apparently trying again. Those keeping track know full well that 71 Clinton Street is no stranger to turnover. It’s a perennially hexed property. Every restaurant in this spot since the eviction of Fat Hippo six years ago has been from the same principle – Patate […]

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‘Seoul Chicken’ the Latest Victim of Cursed 71 Clinton Street

Posted July 21, 2015 at 5:07 am

The curse of 71 Clinton Street is very much alive and well, striking at will, through flood, fire, and foot traffic (or lack thereof). Not even a potential $18 million building sale could change the failed fortunes of this Lower East Side address. Seoul Chicken, the latest in a long line of culinary endeavors, folded […]

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Elmo Restaurant Owner Angling to Open ‘Healthy’ Eatery at Hexed 71 Clinton Street

Posted April 6, 2015 at 5:18 am

Hexed and water-logged, the corner store of 160-162 Rivington Street (aka 71 Clinton) remains a tough sell. Bad luck is just woven into its DNA. The previous occupant – San Marzano Pizza – fell victim to a burst water pipe and fled the Lower East Side. It subsequently relocated to 117 Second Avenue. That happened […]

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The Cursed 71 Clinton Street is Now on the Block for $18M

Posted October 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

There is a complete sea change happening on Clinton Street these days. The area always seemed a bit untouchable from the mass speculation prevalent in other areas of the Lower East Side. Yes there were tons of foodie haunts, but a nice mix of mom-and-pops existed. With the Essex Crossing happening, though, people are cashing […]

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‘Seoul Chicken’ Korean BBQ Joint Opening Inside the Hexed 71 Clinton Street

Last modified August 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

It’s really crazy how one address can be so hexed as to not allow for any business to flourish. The primary example is, of course, 71 Clinton Street. A flood took out San Marzano earlier this year, though they relocated to Second Avenue. Then there’s Itazakaya Dodom Pa. The iterations of restaurants in this location the […]

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San Marzano Will Not be Returning to Clinton Street, After All

Posted March 11, 2014 at 6:02 am

Fans of San Marzano will not like this. It turns out the five-year-old pizzeria will not be returning to 71 Clinton Street, after all. This news arrives a month after we first reported on the devastating flood which rendered the space useless. At the time, we were told by management that there was no timetable […]

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San Marzano on Clinton Street Closes Due to Burst Pipe and Flooding

Posted February 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

71 Clinton Street really is hexed. It’s gotta be; the hits keep coming. San Marzano, the five-year-old pizzeria at the corner of Rivington, is down for the count. Apparently a water pipe burst and caused major flooding in the restaurant, and may take quite a while to reopen. It doesn’t look good; upon calling the […]

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