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’80s Concept Bar ‘GB85’ on Rivington Street is for Sale

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

The 1980s-themed bar GB85 on Rivington Street is not long for the neighborhood. As next of kin for Stay Classy New York, the small concept spot is now listed for sale. Tower Brokerage was retained to represent the seller. According to the real estate listing making the rounds, the 1,300 square-foot (plus basement) space is […]

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Uneven Ground: Is there a CB3 Double Standard Regarding Chinatown Restaurants? [OP-ED]

Posted August 17, 2017 at 8:29 am

The following opinion piece was written by Chinatown activist, and Community Board 3 member Karlin Chan. As a member of Community Board 3, but primarily as a Chinatown resident, activist, and advocate, I cannot keep silent any further. It is disturbing to see CB3 apply different sets of rules when it comes to the SLA subcommittee’s […]

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Rumor: Cup & Saucer is Negotiating Lease for Grand Street Revival

Posted August 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

There is hope for Cup & Saucer. On the heels of its “reopening” for a Netflix film shoot (i.e. Maniac with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill), rumors are circulating about its potential Lower East Side revival. Word on the street is that co-owner John Vasilopoulos is currently negotiating a lease for a new commercial space […]

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Developer Seeks Variance Extension to Construct 8-Story Luxury Rentals on Spring Street

Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:15 am

A new luxury residential building is on the way to the eastern fringe of SoHo. Located at 68-70 Spring Street, the forthcoming eight-story rental development will boast approximately twelve apartments across 19,527 square-feet (including penthouse) and 3,918 square-feet of commercial retail. As demolition progresses, though, red tape behind the scenes at the NYC Board of […]

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Forgtmenot Family Launches ‘Sherman’s’ Souvlaki Joint on Division Street

Posted August 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Five months after launching Monroe beneath the bridge, the Forgtmenot family is back with its newest endeavor. Back to Division Street. Sherman Shoes is now reborn as Sherman’s, a fast-casual Greek spot just a stone’s throw from its popular Kiki’s restaurant. It soft-opened yesterday afternoon. Sherman’s is the second Greek establishment for Division Street that will offer […]

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B Bar’s Trees Apparently Got in the Way of a Billboard, so They Were Cut Down

Last modified August 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Nothing gets in the way of advertising. Not even mother nature. Neighbors of B Bar & Grill on the Bowery (at East 4th Street) alerted us to the unfortunate decimation of the bar’s small tree grove in the front courtyard. The unconfirmed word on the street is that the green growth had gotten in the […]

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Residents of 83 Bowery Protest Margaret Chin for Selling out Chinatown

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:05 am

With Margaret Chin up for re-election next month, these Chinatown Bowery denizens are making plenty of noise in opposition. The embattled tenants of 83-85 Bowery, deadlocked in battle with landlord Joseph Betesh, are protesting the councilwoman at her headquarters later today. The protest rally is the second such action in a month for this Tenants […]

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Coming Attractions: Soil Sampling as Sunshine Cinema Redevelopment Looms

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Outside the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, a preview of the future. Namely, the forthcoming redevelopment of the neighborhood movie house into upscale retail and commercial offices. This Davey Drill was spotted taking soil samples yesterday from beneath the sidewalk. Such testing usually signifies the preliminary step before larger construction action begins. East End […]

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Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Reopens After DOH Closure

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:04 am

One week after the city-mandated sidelining, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ has reopened on Orchard Street. Closure was at the hands of the Department of Health, which issued its edict when an inspection of the ten-year-old restaurant last Monday resulted in several violations (totaling 64 points). They reopened yesterday afternoon after handily passing the DOH re-inspection. Georgia’s […]

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‘Brigitte’ Finally Fills the Void at 37 Canal Street with French Fare

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two years after the fall of Skal (and those Starbucks rumors), its replacement venture is on the way. Of course, we’ve heard this story before. We first caught wind that Brigitte would be opening at 37 Canal Street last summer. The contractors onsite had mentioned an opening later that fall, a promise that was broken. […]

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