Sugar Cafe on Allen Street Returns from Flood-Induced Hiatus
Posted on: September 2nd, 2016 at 5:09 am by Elie
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Sugar is back in action on Allen Street, having reopened this past Monday.
The 24/7 local standby had been closed for the last two weeks, thanks to some unspecified “plumbing emergency.” At the time, a reader spoke to the owner who indicated the water issue was the result of ongoing roadwork for the East Houston Reconstruction project (which may or may not be capped next week).
Not since Kapowski’s (formerly Moscow 57) vacated 168 Delancey Street more than two years ago has anyone expressed interest in opening a new venture. It’s hit or miss here at the approach to the Williamsburg Bridge, with a succession of failed businesses in the wake of Apolo’s departure in 2013. Now, the space is amidst conversion to […]
The saga of 85 Bowery continues today with tenants alleging that landlord Joseph Betesh reneged on a negotiated deal for families to return home. Hunger striking tenants a couple weeks ago had called off the protest after an alleged accord was in the offing. Resident leaders are holding a press conference on the steps of […]
The proprietors of two local Ludlow Street dives are reshuffling the deck, so to speak. John Cutillo, the man behind twelve-year-old Iggy’s and seven-year-old Local 138, is planning to move the latter watering hole directly next door to 140 Ludlow (same building). The space that was previously the short-lived Dana Foley boutique. As part of the […]
In the wee hours of Thursday morning last, a man was robbed at gunpoint on Ridge Street, cops said. The victim was reportedly sitting in his car outside 155 Ridge Street (at East Houston) when the perp sidled up to the vehicle and pointed a gun. He demanded cash and ultimately fled the scene with […]
This weekend you can eat your way around the globe at Public School 110 (aka the Florence Nightingale School). The PTA at Public School 110 on Delancey Street is throwing a “Lower Eats Side” international food and music festival. First held in 2015 on the 110th anniversary of PS 110, this year’s food spread will […]
Looks like production just resumed on the second season of HBO’s Times Square porn drama, The Deuce. The standard fluorescent “no parking” signs now dot the area north of Delancey and east of the Bowery. The above was spotted on Forsyth Street by Sara D. Roosevelt Park. While not immediately evident, “Penny Lane Productions” is […]
The following editorial was written by longtime reader, and frequent commenter, Big Tim Sullivan. After a seemingly never-ending construction period, CitizenM has been “reaching out” to neighbors to enlist their help and garner support for approval of the hotel’s much-needed liquor license. (For CanteenM on the ground level and CloudM on the rooftop.) They need […]
Big news out of Seward Park Co-op this afternoon. The votes are counted; the housing complex on Tuesday voted to deny the $54 million sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group. According to management – Charles H. Greenthal and Co. – the referendum did not yield the required two-thirds majority to pass. (Results: 690 Yes, […]
With the resignation of chair Meenakshi Srinivasan, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is now leaderless. This absence at the top currently has preservation groups around the city scrambling for a more preservation-minded replacement. Ironic, given the mission of this office. For the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and Friends of the Lower East Side, the three-year struggle […]
Summer reading lists at the ready! The Grand Street Settlement, in partnership with the National Book Foundation, the New York City Housing Authority, and the New York Public Library, will be giving away 16,000 brand new books to Lower East Side youth this week. They’ll be distributing titles for ages 0-18 as part of the Book Rich […]