Food

Someone is Growing Corn Stalks on Delancey Street

Posted September 19, 2019 at 5:03 am

Talk about farm to table… A guerrilla farmer is growing corn on Delancey Street, but you wouldn’t necessarily notice on first passing. The decrepit flower box outside the Allen Mall Bathhouse on Delancey Street is chock full of plantings. And the growing glut of crap behind it keeps you away. Gaze there, though, and you’ll […]

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‘Douzo’ Sushi Opens on Delancey Street

Posted September 18, 2019 at 5:05 am

Two years after the closure of Berkli Parc, the southwest corner of Allen and Delancey Streets is finally active again. The plywood shed was recently removed to reveal terra-cotta marquee and identity of the next tenant – Douzo. For the new venture, Sushisamba veteran Koji Kagawa teamed up with Chatchai Huadwattana of the Chace Restaurant […]

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‘Saigon Social’ Begins Build-Out at Former Mission Cantina

Posted September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the first time in years, 172 Orchard Street is seeing some activity in the ground floor retail. Not since Mission Cantina closed down in December 2016 has there been movement. Instead, just a revolving door of suitors considering the space. And a never-ending supply of storefront graffiti. Now, renovations are afoot. Restaurateur Helen Nguyen […]

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‘Forsythia’ Aims to Make it Where Kitty’s Canteen Couldn’t

Posted September 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

With Kitty’s Canteen closed and in the history books, another nightlifer is looking to open a restaurant at 9 Stanton Street. One that revives Italian cuisine at this address. The newcomer is a 24-seat Italian restaurant called Forsythia. The liquor license application questionnaire lists Jacob David Siwak as the principal for the business. At the […]

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‘Partybus Bake Shop’ Parks itself on Essex Street

Posted September 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

A different kind of party bus is rolling into the Lower East Side this fall. One ostensibly without the drunken mess. It’s Partybus Bake Shop, an artisanal bakery opening in the former Chinese seafood wholesaler at 31 Essex Street. Upon debut next month, expect a “rotating seasonal menu [of] classics including breads, pies, and cookies […]

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COLORS Restaurant Announces Return to Stanton Street 2 Years After it Closed Down

Posted September 12, 2019 at 5:03 am

Two years after COLORS restaurant shuttered, news comes down the pike of its revival. COLORS moved from NoHo to 176 Stanton Street in the winter of 2017, but didn’t quite make a dent. It closed within months of opening. Now, a report that it’ll return sometime next month. The announcement arrived yesterday, on the eighteenth […]

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‘Delicatessen’ Shuttered Suddenly Yesterday After 11 Years on Prince Street

Last modified September 12, 2019 at 9:50 am

After eleven years situated at the nexus of SoHo and Little Italy, Delicatessen and its Macbar sibling, closed suddenly yesterday morning. Many longtime breakfast regulars were stunned by the closure. Delicatessen, a 2,000 square-foot faux deli, debuted in the summer of 2008 as an extension of Chelsea’s Cafeteria. It was a cacophonous hotspot out of the gate, and […]

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The Fat Baby Space on Rivington Street is Again Epicenter of New Community Battle

Last modified September 11, 2019 at 6:57 am

When it comes to nightlife, few areas attract the controversial quite like the tiny block of Rivington Street, between Ludlow and Essex, in Hell Square. And so it goes that the problem child formerly known as Fat Baby is back in the center of a new battle with the community. The battlefield was set Monday […]

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Prince Tea House Starts Serving on the Bowery

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:11 am

Something new is brewing on the Bowery. Promised for five months, the Prince Tea House is now operational in the Lighting District. The Lower East Side is the second Manhattan tea spot (134 Bowery) for the Flushing-based mini chain, which also counts four outer-borough locations in Queens and Brooklyn. Offerings include a variety of hot […]

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‘GupShup’ Owner Heads to the Bowery with New Indian Restaurant

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

Gramercy’s hip new Indian restaurant GupShup will soon have a Lower East Side sibling. Its owner, the Indian-born Jimmy Rizvi, is eyeing the Bowery for his latest vision. Site chosen is 245 Bowery, at the corner of Stanton Street, where Cata held court for six years until its demise. And it’s the second suitor at […]

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