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Hotelier Hank Freid Withdraws Application for Massive Rooftop Bar to Meet with Neighbors

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:09 am

The grassroots furor over a new “Times Square style” rooftop at the Holiday Inn Delancey has already become a hurdle for the latest operator gunning for the space. Controversial hotelier Hank Freid withdrew his application from the Community Board 3 docket yesterday at the last minute. The proposal was to be heard by the SLA […]

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‘Goodfella’s Pizza’ on Orchard Shutters as Trapizzino Snack Shop Readies Takeover

Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:08 am

Goodfella’s Pizza officially terminated its Lower East Side tenure last week after five years on the block. The Staten Island-based pizzeria turned out the lights and closed the gates at 144 Orchard Street for the last time Thursday evening. A single farewell note is plastered to the front door, thanking the Lower East Side for […]

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Ainsworth Owner Gets CB3 Nod for ‘Clancey’ on Clinton; Two-Bit’s Denied Full Liquor Upgrade

Posted September 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

Last night was one of the most empty Community Board 3 meetings we’ve ever seen. The agenda for applicants was fairly pared down as well. Herewith, a crib sheet of select results from the SLA subcommittee. Clancey, 79 Clinton Street Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart are looking to take over the former Yunnan Kitchen space […]

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French Fare Makes a Comeback this Fall Where ‘Skal’ Failed on Canal Street

Posted September 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

It’s been a year and a half since the Icelandic Skal struck out. In the interim fourteen months, construction ceased, Starbucks was rumored to open at Canal Street and, later, Cafe Katja briefly considered an expansion. But no, it’s gonna return to its roots as a French-style restaurant (i.e. Les Enfants Terribles). Supposedly; this project […]

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City Finally Breaks Ground on Chrystie Street 2-Way Bike Lane

Posted September 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

Baby steps notwithstanding, the highly anticipated two-way bike lane on Chrystie Street is now underway. Herewith, an update. Groundbreak commenced just before the holiday weekend in the intersection of Canal Street, where contractors are remodeling the median strip. Upon completion, it’ll be situated ten feet to the west in order to accommodate the new bike route. […]

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At the ‘Chillhouse’ on Essex Street, Eat and Drink While Getting Your Nails Done

Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:09 am

Looks like the former Essex Dollar Plus at 149 Essex Street is about to undergo a kitschy makeover. An intriguing retail replacement is on the way. How about that mani/pedi with beer/wine. It’s called Chillhouse – not to be confused with the legendary Chillmaster – a four-table cafe combo that pairs nails with sandwiches, salads, and booze. Proposed hours of […]

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The DOT Wants You to Know that the East Houston Reconstruction Could Conclude as Early as Next Week

Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

Could it be? Are the headaches on East Houston about to become a thing of the past? Well, there’s this: The new construction bulletin from the Department of Transportation promises a conclusion to the never-ending East Houston Reconstruction project. Three years behind schedule, the latest estimate given was by the end of the year. That […]

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Former Preserve 24 Spot on East Houston Finally Finds a Suitor in ‘Late Late’ Owner

Posted August 31, 2016 at 5:05 am

There hasn’t been much luck for the ice man whose drought continues. Maybe that will change with the latest nightlife suitor – the owner of the Late Late just across the street. It’s not a secret that the former Preserve 24 space at 177 East Houston is a cursed entity, perennially unable to attract a new […]

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Ainsworth Owner Looks to Impart ‘Clancey’ on Clinton Street

Posted August 30, 2016 at 5:17 am

After a withdrawal last month, the new restaurant proposed for the old Yunnan Kitchen space on Clinton Street is back on the Community Board 3 agenda next month to pitch for full liquor. As previously reported, it’s a project by restaurateurs Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart. Now that the applicants have submitted their proposal to […]

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Miller’s Near & Far Closes for Good on Rivington Street; ‘Hemlock Restaurant’ on the Way

Posted August 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s curtains for Miller’s Near & Far, thus concluding three years and change at 65 Rivington Street. The burger bar shuttered at the end of July, without much fanfare. Apparently that reboot one year ago wasn’t quite enough to sustain the bottom line. So, after sitting vacant for a month, the store is already accounted for. […]

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