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Cup & Saucer Reboot Renamed ‘Two Bridge’s Diner’

Posted June 19, 2019 at 5:03 am

The Cup & Saucer reboot on Canal Street recently changed its identity. It’s no longer the Greek Shack; instead taking on the location-specific name of Two Bridge’s Diner. (The grammatical error – should be plural – is memorialized on the awning and menus.) John Vasilopoulos, who lost the Cup & Saucer exactly two years ago, […]

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Flowers Cafe Returns to Essex Street After 4 Years

Posted June 17, 2019 at 5:05 am

What’s old is new again. Flowers Cafe, the retro cafe displaced by development four years ago, returned to its Lower East Side stomping grounds last week. The business reopened around the corner at 39 Essex Street last Friday with a free bagel promotion. You may have seen the handbills in the vicinity. We first reported […]

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With Libation Shuttered, Soho House’s ‘Ludlow Garden’ Plan Quietly Proceeds

Posted June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

One year after word first broke, the demolition of Libation is nigh. The controversial Hell Square nightclub officially closed its doors last month after nearly two decades irking serving. Its clearance will ultimately yield a “garden annex” for the Ludlow House next door. Last spring, we reported that Soho House corporate planned to construct the […]

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PS 110 Hosts 5th Annual ‘Lower Eats Side Food Festival’ Tomorrow

Posted June 14, 2019 at 5:09 am

Tomorrow afternoon, you can eat your way around the globe at the fifth annual “Lower Eats Side Festival.” As in years prior, the PTA at Public School 110 (aka the Florence Nightingale School) on Delancey Street is once again hosting this international food and music festival. First held in 2015 on the 110th anniversary of […]

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Celebrating 19 Years of Egg Rolls and Egg Creams on Eldridge Street

Last modified June 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Mah jongg tiles at the ready! The annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is hitting the Lower East Side this weekend. The block party, now in its 19th year, is ready to dish out frothy beverages that are neither egg nor cream, alongside a bunch of activities and food celebrating the unique diversity of […]

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City Acres Market Takes Over Fine Fare on Clinton Street

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Fine Fare on Clinton Street is no more. The City Acres Market, which operates outposts in the Financial District and Brooklyn, is opening here on the Lower East Side. In a communique sent to residents last week, the Seward Park Co-op board of directors announced the change in tenancy. (The cooperative is the landlord.) Metro Acres […]

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On Orchard Street, ‘There’ is No More; Named Tzarevna Instead

Posted June 7, 2019 at 5:07 am

With a name like There, it’s no wonder ownership decided to change the identity of their Orchard Street wine bar. There is henceforth known as Tzarevna. Ricky Dolinsky, former chef de cuisine of long-gone Fatta Cuckoo on Clinton Street (among others), is behind the newcomer concept, which serves tapas-style “new Russian cuisine.” Menu includes items […]

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Eli Zabar and Son to Launch ‘Broome Street Bakery’ on Monday

Posted June 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

There is a new bakery in town that carries the Zabar name. On the Lower East Side. As we first reported back in April, Eli Zabar and his son, Oliver, are launching a new bakery beside their newish restaurant, Devon. Signage is now in the windows of 254 Broome Street, pimping the forthcoming arrival of […]

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Old Man Hustle Expands with New Brooklyn Location

Posted June 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

For this tiny Lower East Side dive, the hustle is headed to Brooklyn. Borough cross-pollination is alive as Old Man Hustle, the six-year-old bar and performance venue at 39 Essex, just announced an expansion to Williamsburg. Brooklyn Vegan reports that DIY signage on the front door of the former Videology video store-cum-bar alerts the neighborhood […]

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‘Double Chicken Please’ Eyes Hill & Dale Space on Allen Street

Posted June 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

The roving cocktail van finally found permanent parking, so to speak. On Allen Street. Double Chicken Please, the concept from Huey Chang (Raku, Kura) and Angel’s Share alum Gn Chan, is angling to open shop at 115 Allen Street. Which also means that Hill & Dale isn’t long for the neighborhood. According to application materials […]

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