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Curse of 71 Clinton Street Strikes Again as ‘The WhaLES’ is Evicted

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

Over at 71 Clinton Street, the storefront hex is alive and well. Indeed, the sixth restaurant in eight years just shuttered. Except for a brief reprieve a couple weeks ago, Korean gastropub, The WhaLES, hadn’t been open much lately. The bar-restaurant debuted in June 2016 and quickly collected the requisite foodie accolades for being a […]

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City Marshal Seizes Pomme Creperie on Ludlow Street

Posted September 4, 2015 at 5:18 am

The unheralded crepe wars of Hell Square were suddenly neutralized yesterday. For the last couple years, the Pomme creperie squared off against the longstanding Creperie mini-chain across Ludlow Street. We rarely saw anyone grazing in there, but business persevered nevertheless. The end came yesterday evening. Pomme’s last communication occurred via Facebook at around 4pm. Shortly thereafter, […]

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Flight of the Conchords Fave ‘Wing Shoon Seafood Restaurant’ is Out of Business

Posted September 24, 2014 at 6:04 am

Wing Shoon Seafood Restaurant shuttered last week (September 16) after a City Marshal paid a visit and seized the joint. Now the security gates of 165 East Broadway are shut and a new leasing sign hangs above. The restaurant was the archetypal budget Chinatown eatery – cheap eats with a helping of rude service. Reviews […]

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Marshal Seizes the ‘Fried Chicken House’ Knockoff at 108 Delancey

Posted June 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

To be honest, when the Fried Chicken House bowed at 108 Delancey Street back in February, we thought it some sort of joke. Popeye’s had closed a couple weeks earlier, and its entire branding was scrubbed from the facade. Then, in walks this cartoonish, lookalike fast food joint. So, our question was answered yesterday. Fried […]

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City Marshal Seizes Pulperia Bar on Essex Street

Posted May 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

The landlord of 131 Essex Street just pulled the plug on Pulperia, and now has legal possession. The mid-block bar, which also masqueraded as a Spanish market, survived here for six months before its death earlier this week. City Marshals paid a visit and padlocked the premises. Pulperia had revealed something promising for 131 Essex […]

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Spur Tree on Orchard Street Seized by Marshal; New Location Planned

Posted March 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

Looks like the Spur Tree on Orchard Street has been stumped. We ambled past 76 Orchard yesterday and found it shuttered and seized. That’s right; a Marshal’s notice on the door indicates that the Jamaican-style hang was officially evicted on March 3. However, the bar had a going away party the night before, and concurrently announced that […]

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Richard Art Hambleton Evicted from Orchard Street

Posted February 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

The jet-black double-doors of 57 Orchard Street have but one stencil as evidence of occupancy.

Botanica San Lazaro Evicted from 127 Rivington

Posted September 1, 2011 at 6:09 am

With the encroachment of trendy business on all fronts, there was always a legit concern for Botanica San Lazaro at 127 Rivington Street.

Sahiwal Deli & Grocery at 50 Delancey Evicted

Last modified November 30, 2011 at 9:39 pm

To be honest, the bodega at the foot of 38 Delancey lasted much longer than we initially anticipated.

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Munchies Served Marshal’s Eviction Notice

Posted November 24, 2010 at 6:07 am

The fate of Munchies at 179 Essex Street is now sealed.  Officially.  Yesterday afternoon, the shutters were raised for the first time in over a month to reveal a Marshal’s eviction notice taped to the door. The paperwork was dated November 23, 2010. Meanwhile, behind the grimy window panes, the onetime late-night fast foodery has […]

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