Food

Lebanese Eatery ‘Manousheh’ Signs Lease for Seward Park Location

Posted October 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

The year-long dormancy of the former Grand Street 7-Eleven is drawing to a close. In its place, a familiar Lebanese restaurant. Word on the street is that Greenwich Village import, Manousheh, just signed a lease for the vacated space. We’re told that asking rent had been about $18,000, but final price is unknown. Occupancy apparently […]

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‘Greens and Grains’ Shutters, While Famous Hakki Readies Essex Chicken Spot

Posted October 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

Greens and Grains is no more after a year in business, as Hell Square eats another of its own. Instead, the so-called Pizza Champion is opening a chicken-focused eatery. Hakki Akdeniz, who owns a plethora of pizzerias around the neighborhood, is planning to open Essex Chicken at 115 Essex Street. Just a few doors down […]

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La Pecora Bianca to Open Another Outpost at Former Delicatessen Space on Prince Street

Posted October 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Delicatessen shuttered suddenly last month after eleven years in Little Italy. However, its demise is actually months in the making, and with a big-name takeover on the way, to boot. The 2,000 square-foot corner space at 265 Lafayette (aka 54 Prince) is to become the third Manhattan outpost of La Pecora Bianca. And renovations are […]

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Essex Market Shut Down for Private Maker’s Mark Event, Leaving Locals Confused [Updated]

Last modified October 11, 2019 at 9:36 am

The following guest post was written by Joshua Cohen, a Lower East Side resident and patron of Essex Market. I think the Essex Market, generally speaking, has been a great model for public-private partnerships. But last night, the Market hosted a private event for Maker’s Mark whiskey, where the local community’s interested were certainly not […]

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Pretty Ricky’s Makes itself Known in Hell Square

Last modified October 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm

The bar formerly known as Grunhaus, and earlier, Spitzer’s Corner, is now showing its new identity. Pretty Ricky’s is almost ready to party. The corner bar at Ludlow and Rivington Streets last week installed new neon signage above the entrance. Its placement caps several months of interior renovations. The prolific team behind Boulton & Watt […]

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Cuomo Signs New Law to Create State Liquor License Database

Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

Finally a ray of light for residents long plagued by bad operators with full liquor licenses. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill sponsored by local New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick that requires the State Liquor Authority to create and maintain a public database of information specific to […]

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Gerber Group Takes Over Food and Beverage at Hotel 50 Bowery

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:11 am

Celebrity chef Dale Talde, who made a name for himself on Top Chef, dissolved his seven-year-old restaurant back in January of this year. With it, the surrender of culinary activities elsewhere, including food and beverage oversight at Joie de Vivre’s Hotel 50 Bowery. Now, new management. No longer in the hands of the hotel, the […]

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns this Weekend for Another Outing

Posted October 3, 2019 at 5:06 am

It’s that time of year again – time to dust off those sweater bins and wait on line for a briney cucumber at the 19th annual Lower East Side Pickle Day. The festival has grown exponentially over the last few years – a souring affair for those who queued all the way down Rivington Street […]

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Cafe Gitane Head Eyes Long-Dormant 264 Bowery Store

Posted September 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

The notorious commercial space at 264 Bowery is finally back in play after five years of dormancy. The only action at this spot in the interim was a steady stream of real estate listings pimping the doomed space. (Most hovered around $18K.) Yet now it looks like there is a taker. Luc Levy, principal behind […]

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The City’s First ‘Nut-Based Milk Bar’ Opening on Mulberry Street

Posted September 27, 2019 at 5:08 am

To show you how far gentrification has come, Mulberry Street will see the arrival of a plant-based milk bar. The newcomer, Tulo House, set up shop where The Tea Shoppe previously held court for the last decade, between Spring and Prince Streets. Tulo House is high on itself for allegedly being the first nut-based milk […]

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