Food

IZZIE’S Fires up Philly-Style Cheesesteaks for Clinton Street

Last modified July 19, 2018 at 9:53 am

Philly-style cheesesteaks are now part of the Clinton Street restaurant stock. Fast food joint, IZZIE’S (the “Queen of Steaks”), opened last weekend on the block between Rivington and Stanton Streets. Aside from its signature cheesesteak dish, the newcomer offers a menu with Philly Empanadas, Hoagies (aka heroes in New York City), and even a plant-based veggie […]

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When it Comes to Lack of Noise Violations Against Bars, It’s All About that Bass

Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

When it comes to a purported lack of noise violation enforcement, as Meghan Trainor would say, it’s all about that bass, no treble. That’s reportedly the reason city inspectors aren’t issuing as many noise violations based on neighbor complaints, according to an investigative report by NBC New York. Anyone who’s lived above, adjacent to, or […]

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Mayor Appoints Kurtis Blow (et al) to Nightlife Advisory Board

Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

News arrived last week that City Council and Mayor de Blasio appointed fourteen members to the city’s nascent Nightlife Advisory Board, with Night Mayor Ariel Palitz at the helm. The charge of this cabinet post is to “issue formal recommendations to the Mayor and the Council that will address the regulatory structure of the nightlife […]

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‘Doka Square’ Departs Delancey After 3 Years

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

Doka Square, the ambitious pan-Asian restaurant at the southwest corner of Eldridge and Delancey Streets, is now kaput. Business concluded earlier this month after just barely three years on the block. The enormous, 5,000 square-foot space is now on the market, repped by Citi Habitats, according to onsite signage. It’s pitched as a whole for […]

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Fatta Cuckoo Vet Wants ‘There’ to be a Bar at 154 Orchard Street

Last modified July 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Georgian-style eatery Red Compass lost its way, and ultimately pulled the plug on 154 Orchard Street last December. Now, seven months after its demise, a fresh face is on the block. Ricky Dolinsky, former chef de cuisine of long-gone Fatta Cuckoo from Clinton Street (among others), is angling to open here. The establishment is called “There,” […]

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‘Little Wayla’ Thai Spot Finds its Way on Forsyth Street

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:02 am

The series of retail vacancies caused by the upscaling of 100 Forsyth Street is slowly returning to life. As reported, Kodawari coffee shop took space previously occupied by C.W. Pencil Enterprise; Signs and Symbols Gallery moved into the old Deadly Dragon Sound record shop; and now Little Wayla is operating in the adjoining units of the […]

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‘Fat Baby’ Club Replacement Headed for Rivington Street

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:04 am

It’s not over until the fat baby screams. Rob Shamlian’s former Rivington Street club, Fat Baby, went belly up almost one year ago. Since then, the 3,350 square-foot space is continually pitched as a prime nightlife opportunity, and listed on the market. Some listings boast the “awesome 3-floor club” with an asking price of $20,000. […]

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Epstein’s Bar Reopens on Stanton Street (Again)

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:03 am

The northeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets is again alight. Epstein’s is back in action. The bro-bar resumed operations last week after a forceful sidelining from its prior reopening this past January. It’s currently business as usual, albeit without much crowding yet. You’ll recall that Epstein’s originally closed in September 2015 due in large […]

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Beer Fridge Seeks ‘Shop Share’ Arrangement on Essex Street

Posted July 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

Beer Fridge opened less than a year ago, and now it’s soliciting for retailers to share its tiny space at 41 Essex Street. Its proprietor took to Craigslist a couple weeks ago seeking a “retail partner to shop share or host small pop-up events at our prime location.” This intention to sublet the tiny 350 […]

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‘Kaikagetsu’ Begins Service on Orchard Street

Posted July 9, 2018 at 5:11 am

Kaikagetsu is now operational on Orchard Street, having opened last week. The Lower East Side establishment is the first stateside venture for Forrest Fooding Inc., a Japanese restaurant group. According to the New York Times, Kaikagetsu’s proprietor, Yasuo Shigeta, imported three chefs who specialize in the cuisine of the mountainous Hida region of Japan. The […]

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