Food

East Village ‘Pinks’ Opening New Chrystie Street Cantina Next Week

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:00 am

Pinks, the five-year-old East Village haunt, is readying its newest location for an opening next week. And the new spot is not too far from the year-old stall at the Bowery Market. But its presence is two years in the making. Pinks principal Avi Burnbaum first approached Community Board 3 back in October 2017 for […]

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A ‘Suave’ Takeover of the Former Fat Baby is Underway

Last modified September 5, 2019 at 11:58 am

The former home of a problematic Hell Square nightclub could soon boast another. The commercial unit that previously hosted Fat Baby at 112 Rivington Street has been vacant since Rob Shamlian cut and ran in 2017. A steady stream of real estate listings ensued, pimping the space for as much as $23,000 per month. Two […]

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Pizza Champ ‘Famous Hakki’ Plans New Chicken Spot on Essex Street

Posted September 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side pizza champion is diversifying with a new spot dedicated to chicken. 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 from Champion Pizza. The 24-seat newcomer will boast a small menu of assorted chicken, […]

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Sauce Restaurant Returns to Rivington Street this Friday, Nine Months After Kitchen Fire

Last modified September 4, 2019 at 12:06 pm

The return of Sauce restaurant is days away. Ownership took to Instagram over the holiday to announce that the reopening is this Friday (September 6). The Italian eatery has been on the sidelines these last nine months due to damage sustained from a one-alarm kitchen fire last December. During this rebuilding time, Sauce stayed busy, […]

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Party Boy Omar Hernandez Eyes Broome Street for New Club

Last modified September 4, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Like its predecessor, it was no happy ending for Better Days at 302 Broome Street. The nightclub recently shuttered after less than two years on the block. Oliver Stumm is apparently out, but the party will go on. Nightlife celebrity magnet Omar Hernandez is returning to the fray exactly one year from the closure of […]

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This Fall, $300 Sushi on the Bowery with Sushi Yoshino

Posted August 29, 2019 at 5:08 am

Over At 342 Bowery, faux fur fashions morph into raw fish haven. Indeed, the so-called House of Fluff boutique is gone. Replaced by something even more elevated. Sushi Yoshino is on the way. First announced last fall, the Japanese import is by the hand of 49-year-old Tadashi Yoshida — an award-winning chef with 30 years of […]

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Marshal Seizes Year-Old ‘Bricia Cafe’ on Clinton Street

Posted August 28, 2019 at 5:04 am

In news that shouldn’t quite surprise, Bricia Cafe, situated at the southwest corner of Clinton and Rivington Streets is kaput. It lasted one year. Like many new establishments in the neighborhood, Bricia spent more time behind the boards than in business. Its branded canopy teased an opening that didn’t arrive until a year after installation […]

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The Hedgehog Coffee Shop Goes Bust on Allen Street

Posted August 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

Hedgehog Coffee just went under. The Allen Street coffee shop closed last week after a short, one-year tenure in the narrow sliver space north of Stanton. A sign in the window currently advertises the real estate as available for lease. Hedgehog replaced Konditori, a Swedish espresso bar that spent seven years serving from 182 Allen. […]

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Venezuelan ‘Areppas’ Chain Eyes Cleveland Place in Little Italy

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:07 am

A Venezuelan cafe that debuted in Midtown East two years ago is now headed to Little Italy. Areppas (stylized with two P’s) is currently eyeing the vacated retail storefront at 25 Cleveland Place, an address that spent two years as an outpost of PokéSpot. As you might surmise, the fast-casual establishment offers an array of arepas. […]

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Street Vendor on the Bowery Caught with Hands Down His Pants

Posted August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Caught red-handed. A street cart vendor on the Bowery was seen this week with his hands down his pants. Al Bundy style during lunchtime. Lower East Side local Snapped this photo of the food cart parked outside the TD Bank at Bowery and Canal Street. The image has already gone viral on a local level, […]

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