The International Center of Photography Unveils Updated ‘Capa Cafe’

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017 at 5:17 am by

The International Center of Photography has again rebranded its cafe nook in the aftermath of Maman’s departure from 250 Bowery.

Great Performances, the sustainability oriented New York food service and events company were tapped to reinvent and operate Capa Cafe (a nod to ICP founder and photojournalist, Cornell Capa).  It opened in the ground floor last week.

This newest iteration of the ICP cafe was redesigned into a 40-seat eatery with an extensive coffee and tea offering, as well as a new menu touting “Bacon Onion Frittata, tumbleweed Cheddar, tomato jam, English muffin and Avocado Toast, smashed avocado with egg, shaved radish and pea tendrils.”

They also plan on serving lunch and afternoon snacks, including baked on-site breads and pastries, made-to-order sandwiches, and hot entrées.

The formerly midtown-based International Center of Photography purchased the ground floor of 250 Bowery for $23.5 million in the spring of 2015. They opened here in June 2016.

Recent Stories

Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

Running for Chinatown Amidst a Pandemic (Again)

For the second time since spring, one Chinatown native is literally stepping up to help the community. Leland Yu, the 28-year-old member of the Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club, returns to the pavement this Saturday for his 12-hour “Run for Chinatown.” The last time around, he clocked an astonishing 61.2 miles, and raised over $18,000. Yu […]

Marriott’s Moxy Hotel on the Bowery Begins 18-Story Ascent

The first elements of the new Moxy hotel on the Bowery are now visible. Peeking above the tattered boards at Bowery is a network of structural steel beams. Department of Buildings signage onsite promises a rather optimistic completion date of “spring 2022.” Given progress thus far, though, meeting the goal seems unrealistic. As reported, the […]

When ‘Forward’ Lit the Way on East Broadway

There was a time when the lights burned bright above East Broadway. And we’re not talking about the sign for 169 Bar. Indeed, the iconic Jewish Daily Forward building at 175 East Broadway – designated a city landmark in 1983 – once boasted rooftop lighting that may have rivaled those of the Atlantic City boardwalk. […]

Dough Pizza Takes Over from ‘Champion’ at Ludlow Residence Dorm

Pizza maven, Famous Hakki Akdeniz recently shut down his Champion Pizza outpost on Ludlow Street. Now, a likeminded successor is ready to swoop in. Dough Pizza, a new pizza business, just signed a lease for the 475 square-foot spot in the base of the School of Visual Arts skyscraper dormitory (aka Ludlow Residence). The restaurant […]