The Half Pint Expanding Into Adjacent Space

Posted on: June 24th, 2010 at 6:26 am by

For the better part of a few months, a sidewalk shed has occupied the concrete outside 74 West Third Street..  Doors to the phantom construction site recently opened, revealing bar-type renovations.

This image has been archived or removed.

However, the space is allegedly not a new drinking establishment, rather an extension.  One of the ladder workers on hand informed us that the adjacent corner watering hole Half Pint is expanding.

This image has been archived or removed.

[Photo Credit: Yelp]

74 West Third Street was the former home of Temple in the Village, which closed for good last November.  The veggie spot had been serving the Greenwich Village/NYU community for over 25 years.  At the time, the owners’ son wrote a thank-you letter on Yelp:

On behalf of the owners, we’d like to thank you for your business.  After twenty-five years, several kindly worded reviews in magazines and the NYU community, and all the things that NYC has experienced from ’84 to ’09,  it has been decided that the Temple must close its doors for the last time.  In a city that is always growing and evolving in beliefs and tastes, it was only time before this conservative little restaurant found itself unable to catch up.

Recent Stories

Man Fatally Stabs Brother in One of Two Knifings at Alfred Smith Houses this Weekend

Two men were stabbed within twelve hours, one fatally, in separate incidents at the Alfred Smith Houses over the weekend. Both incidents transpired in the same building (15 St. James Place), one of which carrying the distinction of the first homicide of the year in the 5th Precinct. On Saturday afternoon, a domestic dispute at […]

‘November 19’ Home Goods Store Headed to Orchard Street

Down at 37 Orchard Street, it’s one trendy home goods store to the next. You’ll recall that the seven-year-old Coming Soon relocated just down the block to the corner of Canal Street. (The former Alexander Olch boutique.) That was back in late-October. Now, six months later, the Hell’s Kitchen- based November 19 decor shop is […]

Moxy on the Bowery is Still Happening, After All

Nearly three years later, the Moxy Hotel planned for 151 Bowery appears on pause. But its parent company, Marriott, is betting that this property, among others, will help shepherd in the rebound. A neighbor who lives nearby noticed that construction was halted at the beginning of the year, with little movement since. At the time, materials […]

Here’s the Glassy 12-Story Newcomer Headed to Ludlow Street

The halo of Essex Crossing continues to upscale the composition of the adjacent blocks. Towers just keep rising. And another is planned for a former produce wholesaler on Ludlow Street. While construction permits were filed one year ago for 89-91 Ludlow, only now is the proposed design available for public consumption. The glassy newcomer is […]

The Slipper Room to Reopen for Variety Shows April 23

With city and state restrictions on venues gradually relaxing, performance venues are trickling back to life. Here on the Lower East Side, the latest to resume its nighttime entertainment is the Slipper Room. The self-proclaimed “Palace of Variety” announced its return to the fray with variety shows starting April 23. It’s been a yearlong slumber […]