Keith McNally

Schiller’s is Closing this August After 14 Years on Rivington Street

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s one from left field. The old guard of early-2000s Lower East Side hangouts is down another. Schiller’s Liquor Bar is closing down for good this summer after a fourteen-year tenure on Rivington Street. Last day in business will be sometime in August, according to an email distributed to customers. “We send our thanks to […]

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Cherche Midi Installs Pinstriped Blue Canopy

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

For its first few months in business, Cherche Midi operated rather naked; without its retractable awning. This sprung hope in some that the sidewalk cafe situation from the previous Pulino’s incarnation might not return. Doesn’t seem so. A new pinstriped blue canopy system arrived last week. Just in time for the advent of colder weather. […]

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Pulino’s Neon Signage Finally Deposed from the Bowery

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s official. Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria no longer has any claim to the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. The red neon signage was pried from the brick facade yesterday afternoon. A Boogie reader happened upon the de-throning, and sent in the lead photo. What remains is the faded masonry and plywood shed. The […]

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McNally’s Cherche Midi on the Bowery Gets Plywood Treatment

Posted March 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Plywood just returned to the southwest corner of Bowery and East Houston, where Keith McNally is busy readying the replacement of Pulino’s Pizzeria. Workers constructed the shed last week, and it’s already covered in the obligatory ad bills, graffiti, and art. Just like the good ole days of 282 Bowery… Pizza wasn’t cutting it for […]

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Vandals Tag Pulino’s on the Bowery, Future Home of McNally’s Cherche Midi

Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

Officially closed for nigh on a month, Keith McNally’s Pulino’s pizzeria is falling prey to the vultures. The sandblasted brick exterior on the East Houston front was recently tagged with big bubble letters by a couple of graffiti writers. Meanwhile, those bright red neons, auctioned in December for $1,000, are now permanently unplugged. And renovations are […]

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Keith McNally’s Pulino’s on the Bowery Auctions Its Goods Ahead of ‘Cherche Midi’ This Spring

Last modified January 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

Keith McNally admitted defeat on the Bowery, closing his Pulino’s Pizzeria at the end of December. However, the restaurateur will return later this spring with a new culinary concept for the space – a French joint called Cherche Midi. Chefs at the helm are Shane McBride (currently executive chef of Balthazar) and Daniel Parilla (currently […]

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Keith McNally Closing Pulino’s and Will Reopen as ‘Cherche Midi’

Posted October 18, 2013 at 6:00 am

His presence was at the time a gamechanger on the Bowery, but now Keith McNally is standing on shaky ground. Eater reported yesterday that McNally is ending the Pulino’s Pizzeria concept at the southwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. The restaurateur announced that he’s closing the spot in January, and reopening as a French […]

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Rag & Bone Re-brands Its Facade, Redux

Posted April 17, 2012 at 6:09 am

The latest mural to grace the wall is a different creative interpretation of the Rag & Bone brand name. Less colorful (and harder to read) than its predecessor. More inside!

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Rag & Bone Expanding into Adjacent 77 East Houston

Posted August 17, 2011 at 6:41 am

The period of vacancy at 77 East Houston, punctuated briefly by a display from the nearby Debut New York, recently concluded with the advent of brown window paper.

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Soho Cleaners Moves to 301 Elizabeth Street

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

The McNally effect is in, dare we say, full effect at the corner of Bowery and East Houston.  Sandwiched between Pulino’s and the new Rag & Bone outpost, it was only a matter of time before Soho Cleaners fell victim.  Their number was called, so to speak, last week before Thanksgiving. However, customers who frequent […]

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