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Peruvian Restaurant ‘Baby Brasa’ Opening Next Month at 129 Allen Street

Posted April 29, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Precision barbershop at 129 Allen Street shuttered and relocated earleir this spring. It’s now down the block and with a rebranded identity, Allen Street Cut & Shave. In its place, a new restaurant. A Peruvian restaurant by the name of Baby Brasa is on its way. Butcher paper is in the windows, signaling the […]

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Wolfnights Closes for Renovations to Expand its Footprint

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

​Five-year-old Wolfnights closed down its corner restaurant at 99 Rivington Street for renovations this week. For real, though. Paper is in the windows and its marquee signage stripped from the exterior. The new-and-improved wrap joint should reopen, along with its nascent annex, come Friday. What’s strange about this job, however, is that the sidecar space – the […]

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Saluggi’s Pizza Opening at Failed Comfort Diner Space on Grand Street

Last modified April 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

​While the Lower East Side has several pizzerias to its name, few are worthy of praise. Indeed, the neighborhood isn’t really known for its slice. Stanton Pizza isn’t what it used to be, “Famous” Hakki Akdeniz cornered the dollar-slice market with several “Champion”-branded spots, and Rosario’s is barely hanging on the map. New jams like Williamsburg […]

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El Rey Chef Heads to Chinatown for Flashpoint Winnie’s Replacement

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Head chef of El Rey on Stanton Street, Gerardo Gonzalez, just exited the cafe for his new venture in Chinatown. As previously reported, Gonzalez teamed up with Dudley’s managers Mateusz Lilpop and Benedict dos Remedios, and William Davidson to impart a new “food focused” establishment specializing in Latin-Asian fusion” at the former Winnie’s on Bayard Street (aka […]

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Quality Eats Ludlow Denied by CB3, Despite LES Dwellers Endorsement

Last modified April 19, 2016 at 8:42 am

Quality Eats tasted raw defeat last night. Community Board 3 voted, in a tiebreaker situation no less, to deny the Stillman steakhouse a full liquor license for a spinoff location at 177 Ludlow Street. Theirs was a holdover application after last month’s withdrawal. Yet, in an ironic turn of events, the restaurant applicant that the LES […]

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Serafina is Indeed Opening a Lower East Side Locale

Last modified April 15, 2016 at 6:01 am

Serafina is indeed gunning for a Lower East Side presence. The former home of Galli Restaurant on Rivington Street, in fact. The gates of 98 Rivington were raised yesterday afternoon, revealing the dormant space. More importantly, a woman out front spent several hours collecting signatures of support for the new Serafina location. The petition on […]

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Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Arrives Next Month for 76th Anniversary Celebration

Posted April 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

It took a year, but that curbside “Street Seat” proposed for the Essex Market is finally happening. Installation is slated for May 21, the date designated for the 76th anniversary block party to celebrate the institution. This public installation was supposed to happen in May 2015. The necessary approvals were previously met, but the setup never realized. The recently-renamed […]

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Here’s What to Expect from the Public Hotel LES and Vongerichten Venues Within

Posted April 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Prolific hotelier Ian Schrager and various folks from his development team appeared before the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night. The license application for the Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street – the latest endeavor for Jean-Georges Vongerichten – is so complex, in fact, that it warranted special treatment. A dedicated session without the pressures […]

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Today is Your Chance to Further Discuss 2-Way Bike Lane on Chrystie Street

Posted April 12, 2016 at 5:17 am

Community Board 3 last month approved the initial proposal for a two-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. It’s certainly a watershed moment, albeit one requiring additional steps to completion. The green light, so to speak, came a year after backing the conceptual plan made headlines. As stipulation of its approval, CB3 mandated the Department […]

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Helm Restaurant Operations at Ian Schrager’s LES Public Hotel

Last modified March 31, 2016 at 4:17 pm

​As the Public Hotel rises, so too does the hype. Indeed, Ian Schrager’s forthcoming Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street will feature food and beverage by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Being such a high-roller project, this is a match made in heaven. According to application materials submitted to Community Board 3 today, the Michelin-decorated chef paired up […]

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