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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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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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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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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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Milkshake Mavens ‘Black Tap’ will Further Exacerbate Ludlow Street Congestion, CB3 Argues

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

The milkshake mavens at Black Tap scored approval last night from Community Board 3 for beer-wine at 177 Ludlow Street. Whether they take the deal or not, however, is another story. As previously reported, Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish seek a beer-wine complement to the burgers and shakes at Black Tap LES. We learned that […]

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Clinton in the Crosshairs: 4 New Bars Aim to Open on Clinton Street

Posted August 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

Yep. You read it here first. There are three new bars, plus one restaurant expansion happening on a two-block stretch of Clinton Street. And all at once. Three-quarters of those businesses appear on the August SLA subcommittee agenda for Community Board 3, and will be heard by the advisory body tonight. 61 Clinton Street Speedy […]

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Five Years Later, Goodfella’s Pizza will Give Way to Trapizzino on Orchard Street

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:09 am

The Goodfella’s pizzeria at Orchard and Rivington Streets is on its way out. As previously reported, there is a new suitor looking to take over from the five-year-old wood-fired parlor. First-time applicant Luca Vincenzini is angling to bring a new 12-table Trapizzino restaurant to 144 Orchard Street. It’s tentatively named as such. Vincenzini seeks a […]

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Here’s What to Expect from the New ‘Black Tap’ on Ludlow Street

Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:11 am

Popular burgers-and-shakes restaurant Black Tap has chosen the Lower East Side for its newest location. As previously reported, ownership settled on 177 Ludlow Street, a building that formerly housed Earthmatters (and 100 Montaditos). Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish currently seek a beer-wine license for Black Tap LES. And barring any major catastrophes, it’ll probably happen. […]

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