8 LES Treasures We Lost in the First Half of 2013 [LISTS]
It’s certainly been a rough 2013 thus far. Seriously, in the first six months alone, the Lower East Side lost (or is losing) some of its most cherished institutions. The list of victims is staggering given the short timeframe. Count ’em.
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1. Pink Pony (Est. 1989) – 176 Ludlow Street
Uli Rimkus – owner of the dying Max Fish – opened Pink Pony in 1989. The restaurant quickly became a fixture in the downtown creative scene. Lucien Bahaj took over the business in 2001; it closed on January 31 of this year when the rents were raised $6,000 to $20,000, as first reported here.