Food

Six Vendors Seeking Booze for Market Line Presence

Posted July 9, 2018 at 5:05 am

There will be plenty of booze alongside bites at Essex Crossing next fall. Indeed, a torrent of liquor licenses is on the way for the Market Line. Just downstream from Hell Square.  On the Community Board 3 docket for tonight’s SLA subcommittee are applications for six separate beer-wine licenses. Each for a previously disclosed vendor joining […]

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‘Falafix’ Now Serving Falafel Balls on Stanton Street

Last modified July 6, 2018 at 9:12 am

The Hell Square falafel fix is Falafix, located at 90 Stanton Street. It began serving its variety menu last week after several months under construction. Most items here cost $5, and are constructed around different interpretations of the standard falafel sandwich. There’s the classic, the American Baller (with romaine lettuce), and Fire Baller (fried jalapeño […]

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The Ridge Hotel Seeks Rooftop Bar on East Houston

Posted July 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a near repeat of last summer, the operators behind the rechristened Ridge Hotel again wish to add nightlife to its onsite offerings. The Ridge Hotel changed hands in July 2017 for $16.75 million (renamed from Hotel East Houston), and joined the roster of the CS Hospitality Group. Known in part for its properties in […]

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Chinatown’s ‘Hop Shing’ Restaurant Returns After 6-Month Hiatus

Posted July 5, 2018 at 5:04 am

Hop Shing restaurant in Chatham Square reopened on Monday after an extended five-month hiatus. You’ll recall that this was the restaurant whose facade was crushed by a Jeep back in February. We learned at the time that the driver was allegedly parallel parking and accidentally gunned the accelerator. Apparently the collision, which injured one, was […]

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Here is the Menu for ‘Cubmare’ at Market Line, the Latest from Contra/Wildair Crew

Posted July 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

Fresh off debuting Una Pizza Napoletana on Orchard Street, the two partners from Contra/Wildair are ready for the next venture. A space inside the 150,000 square-foot Market Line at Essex Crossing. As first reported here in May, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hause will impart Cubmare in the section of Market Line housed at the […]

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Are Those ‘Big Belly’ Trash Bins Even Effective?

Posted July 3, 2018 at 5:03 am

The Big Belly trash receptacles around town are, for the most part, rather useless. One need only walk past a given street corner to spot an overflowing garbage tower on, near, or in the unit itself. For good reason. Simply put, the average city pedestrian might not want to pull down that sticky, disgusting handle […]

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Eggslut’s Alvin Cailan Launches ‘The Usual’ at the Nolitan on July 13

Posted July 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

For the Nolitan Hotel on Kenmare Street, the usual has been a ground floor bereft of activity. Several dining concepts tossed the dice here over the years, yet none succeeded. Next at the plate is Eggslut founder Alvin Cailan, who is opening a standalone restaurant here in two weeks. Dubbed The Usual, this new eatery focuses […]

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East Broadway Building that Houses ‘The Little One’ Sells for $6.35M

Posted July 2, 2018 at 5:03 am

For the second time in as many years, the five-story tenement at 150 East Broadway just changed hands. Michael Edelman and Parag Sawhney of real estate investment firm Penn South Capital sold the building in June for $6.35 million. Buyer of record is “9425 5th Avenue Realty LLC” (aka Song Me Chen). The duo earned […]

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Huang’s Bowery ‘Baohaus’ Bows out, Starr Restaurant Group Swoops In

Posted July 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

No more Baohaus for the Bowery. One year later, entrepreneur Eddie Huang’s Bowery vision is not to be. Instead, the Starr Restaurant Group is throwing its hat in the ring. It was around this time last summer – July 2017 – that the chef and TV personality announced on Instagram the Chinatown expansion of his […]

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Ludlow Classic ‘Motor City Bar’ Closed 5 Years Ago [PHOTOS]

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:08 am

Motor City Bar spent seventeen years on Ludlow Street before its demise back in 2013. Tomorrow marks five years since the gates shuttered on this Lower East Side classic. The well-worn dive opened on Ludlow back in 1996, when the block was still rough around the edges. In flux before the inevitable. Garage rock, sweat, […]

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