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Actor Justin Theroux is Opening a Bar Called ‘Ray’s’ on Chrystie Street

Last modified July 18, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Actor Justin Theroux is opening a new bar on the Lower East Side. Ray’s – not to be confused with Famous Ray’s Pizza or Ray’s Candy Store – is the name of the Chrystie Street bar. It takes the space previously occupied by Le Turtle, which closed back in January. Theroux, who was married to […]

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Marshal Seizes Lafayette Street Restaurant of Rome’s Top Pizza Maker

Posted July 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

All that hype; all for naught. Famed Italian pizzaiolo Stefano Callegari – inventor of the Trapizzino street food – netted plenty of headlines last December when he opened La Rossa on Lafayette Street. The traditional Roman restaurant was his first New York City venture, and garnered accolades out of the gate. Seven months later, though, […]

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‘Sour Mouse’ Bar and Game Room Coming to Delancey Street

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

At the bottom of this Rainbow, not a pot of gold but a new rec room. Beneath the Delancey Street discount retailer, Rainbow, the proprietor of Black Cat LES is angling to open a hangout with plenty of bar sports. Keeping with the animal theme, Aaron Ho and Edward Wong will impart Sour Mouse, a […]

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Kottu House Folds After 4 Years on Broome Street

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:04 am

Kottu House recently departed Broome Street. Gone after more than four years in business. The minuscule Sri Lankan eatery – which stood near the corner of Orchard Street – had been peddled for rent over the last couple months. Even while the eatery was still in business. No more. A restaurant receipt taped to the […]

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Dudley’s Closes Temporarily for Expansion onto Broome Street

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

Dudley’s closed for business yesterday as it prepares for a major overhaul. The eight-year-old restaurant acquired the adjacent corner space on Broome Street and is expanding its overall footprint. Plans for this ambitious annex at 261 Broome first surfaced six months ago during Community Board 3 proceedings, and is only now progressing. The wall between […]

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Beer Fridge on Essex Street Shuts Down

Posted July 8, 2019 at 5:03 am

Beer Fridge had been on ice of late. Now it’s officially closed. Cracks began to surface last summer when ownership sought occupants to share the retail space. Then, in December, the Essex Street beer shop “endured a heavy hit” of a busted refrigerator. This seemingly simple loss caused “ungodly repair costs, days of closure and […]

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First Look Inside the New Essex Restaurant, Opening Across the Street on Rivington

Posted July 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

For The Essex restaurant inside its now-shuttered namesake market building, the move across the street is progressing, albeit at a slow pace. The nineteen-year-old establishment now occupies the ground floor of 124 Rivington, where build-out has been ongoing for months. (This is the former commercial office previously targeted by La Caverna for an expansion of […]

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This Essex Crossing Farm Stand Sells Rooftop Produce

Posted July 3, 2019 at 5:09 am

Essex Crossing has a farm stand to call its own. The new Essex Crossing Park (really just a privately owned public plaza) hosts the green market twice a week. Neighbors can purchase produce grown on the rooftop “urban farm” at The Essex flagship building just down the block. This green endeavor is helmed by Project […]

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Former Orchard Street Ramen Shop Gets ‘Skin Contact’ with New Wine Bar

Posted July 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

We’d all but given up on 76 Orchard Street. The retail unit has been vacant and for lease since late-2015. All these years later, a new occupant. You may have noticed the open doors of late. The most obvious signal. A new establishment with an intriguing name is moving in. Dubbed Skin Contact, the newcomer […]

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‘The Ainsworth’ Eyes Former DBGB Space on the Bowery

Posted July 1, 2019 at 5:05 am

DBGB departed the Bowery two years ago. Since then, the commercial space, located in the Avalon complex that replaced McGurk’s Suicide Hall, has been awaiting a suitor. One is (potentially) found. Prolific pub chain, The Ainsworth, is scoping out the premises for its second downtown location. It already operates a presence at the old Village […]

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