Week in Review: February 6

Posted on: February 6th, 2010 at 9:44 am by

There was a fire at 143 Essex Street on Thursday night.  What seemed to be the entire Lower Manhattan firefighter force was on scene [Fire on Essex Street]

A modified light show returned to the stalled 290 Mulberry condo building [Light Show Returns to 290 Mulberry]

In a recent interview, RuPaul championed the old school East Village.  How it was once “this kind of place where you’d get this incredible gumbo of different cultures, ideas and aesthetics.” [RuPaul on the Changing East Village]

Kebab House II at the corner of Orchard and Rivington is closed.  Whether they will return to serve another day remains to be seen [Kebab House II Closed?]

Sweet & Lowdown wine bar on Allen Street recently called it quits [Sweet & Lowdown at 123 Allen is Closed]

Recent Stories

Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Intersection of Bowery and Delancey

Crossing Delancey is a dangerous game. Early Tuesday morning, the driver of an SUV struck and killed a man crossing the thoroughfare by the Bowery. Apparently, the pedestrian had been crossing the street at 3:40am, when a westbound 2001 Nissan Pathfinder changed lanes before colliding with the victim. The driver – coincidentally, another 52-year-old man […]

Il Laboratorio del Gelato Expands to New Jersey

The brains behind frozen treatery Il Laboratorio del Gelato have, once again, expanded operations. Only this time, they’ve left the neighborhood and crossed state lines. The latest creamery in the stable is located in Montclair, New Jersey, on the corner of Valley and Bellevue. Owner Jon Snyder is no stranger to the expansion game – […]

Veselka Returns to Essex Crossing After Pandemic Year

Veselka is finally coming back below the Delancey divide. The decades-old Ukrainian institution returns to Essex Crossing this Saturday, reinstating its presence in the Market Line after a year on the sideline. However, it’ll occupy a much smaller footprint in the “Mini Market” at the base of the Essex Market staircase, a pandemic era version […]

How ‘Sweet’ it is to be Back at Chelsea Music Hall

How sweet it is to be back. Sweet, the long-running comedy show born on the Lower East Side nearly two decades ago, returns tonight after the pandemic-imposed sidelining. The comeback show is at its new home at the Chelsea Music Hall. The lineup features Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” co-anchor Michael Che, Rachel Feinstein, and […]

Pianos Returns to Ludlow Street in July

When Pianos announced its indefinite closure at the outset of the pandemic last year, hysteria gripped the local newsscape. So much so, that the Lower East Side venue backtracked the initial messaging to state that reopening would happen when safe to do so. That time is apparently now. Being a bar and performance venue, Pianos […]