Food

Murray Hill’s ‘Best Wingers’ Opens on Delancey Street

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

A taste of Murray Hill is now available in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge. Best Wingers, the twenty-three-year-old Murray Hill institution, just opened a Lower East Side outpost on Delancey Street. Launch follows after some six months of store build-out. Best Wingers had signed a ten-year lease on 174 Delancey last October, having taken […]

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‘Market Ipanema’ Shutters After 2 Years on Kenmare Street

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:06 am

For Brazilian-based Market Ipanema, Kenmare Street was the stateside flagship restaurant. Not anymore. The international fast-casual eatery, which serves “healthy food with a Brazilian twist,” recently shut down after two years on the block. The 500 square-foot storefront is now vacant and on the market for $6,500. The stretch of Kenmare Street has a history […]

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Soho House will Knock Down Libation Building for its ‘Ludlow Garden’ Concept

Last modified May 16, 2018 at 10:49 pm

Take note: Ludlow House, the Lower East Side version of Soho House, is about to expand in a big way. The high-end members club proposes to replace the problematic Libation space – nay, the entire property – with an “outdoor extension” called Ludlow Garden. Indeed, if all goes to plan, 137 Ludlow Street will be […]

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Amidst Vehement Opposition, CB3 Denies ‘Marilyn’ on Monroe Street

Posted May 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Two Bridges neighborhood last night was in sync with Community Board 3 over opposition to the proposed sub-grade cocktail den at 73 Monroe Street, The Marilyn. The SLA subcommittee stood firm in its denial of the application. As previously reported, Luis Gil, Umi Mucktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late […]

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Fat Free Art Gallery on Allen Street Closing, Grey Lady Eyes Takeover

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Fat Free Art Gallery is on a forced diet, and won’t be around much longer. The street art gallery newcomer – it opened on Allen Street in November 2016 – is closing in just a few weeks. We hear that exhibitions are set to conclude at the end of May thanks in large part […]

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Streets

Bareburger Lower East Side Now Open on Orchard Street

Posted May 11, 2018 at 5:07 am

The East Village branch of Bareburger completed its relocation to 173 Orchard Street this week, and is now open for business. The organic burger joint soft launched last night, but makes it official starting today. Matt Kouskalis, who owns the four Bareburger locations in Manhattan, cited rising rents as impetus behind the move from Second […]

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Petee’s Pie Expands with New Clinton Hill Cafe

Posted May 10, 2018 at 5:05 am

Petee’s Pie is no longer a Lower East Side exclusive. The beloved, butter-smelling pie shop – headquartered at 61 Delancey Street – just expanded with an enormous second location. The new outpost opened earlier this week at 505 Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, and is somewhat of a departure from the OG. Rather than another […]

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As Expected, Miss Paradis Won’t be Reopening on Prince Street

Posted May 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

Here’s your proof of demise. Contrary to messaging on its doorstep, Miss Paradis won’t be returning to Little Italy after all. A reader snapped this photo showing a leasing sign in the front windows. The brown butcher paper appeared sometime in January, along with a letter stating that a “makeover” was underway for a two-week […]

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Las’ Lap Now Serving at the Former Norman’s Cay on Orchard Street

Posted May 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

Norman’s Cay has found a permanent replacement, the seventh business at 74 Orchard Street since 2008. Co-founders Ryan Chadwick and Callum McLaughlin sold the assets last fall to one John Belle. Community Board 3 approved the corporate change in September 2017. Now, the buyer has opened a new lounge. Here comes Las’ Lap, next in […]

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The Short-Lived Revival of Epstein’s Bar

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 11:01 am

Epstein’s Bar, resurrected from a two-year slumber back in January, lasted only a month before closing yet again. Since then, relative quiet at the corner of Allen and Stanton Streets. A printout affixed to the gated entrance continues to explain that the short-lived launch was only a “soft opening,” and that “full menu and brunch […]

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