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‘New Territories’ Dessert Shop ups the Ice Cream Game in Hell Square

Posted January 18, 2017 at 5:16 am

Another built-for-instagram sweets shop just hit the Lower East Side. And it’s apparently the hottest new shop in Hell. Square, that is. New Territories sold out of product upon its opening Sunday night at 190 Orchard Street. They won’t be back for your dollar until tomorrow, according to a sign on the closed gate. Owned and […]

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The Fat Radish Changes it up with New Lunch Concept and Pintail Coffee

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:19 am

Change is afoot in the Fat Radish empire. The modern British eatery at 17 Orchard Street is set to dish out a new “lunch concept,” and duly welcomes executive chef Nick Wilber back into the fold, to work alongside head chef Jared Dowling. Owners Ben Towill and Phil Winser had previously relocated Wilber to their Upper East Side […]

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MooShoes Full Service Vegan Grocery Opens at the End of the Month on Orchard Street

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:10 am

MooShoes reopened back in September with a totally new look. The popular cruelty-free shoe shop divided its retail space at 78 Orchard Street, and is now getting into the food game. Quite literally narrowing the retail shopping experience allowed ownership to introduce Orchard Grocer, as we first reported. The full service vegan grocery will feature […]

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With the Debut of ‘S’zen Mixology Lounge’ this Week, Another THOR Spot for Embattled Hell Square

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Embattled neighbors call it one of the most problematic operators dotting Hell Square. One that seemingly gets away with everything. Somehow the Hotel on Rivington continues to open (and close) new establishments on-premise without the benefit of public scrutiny. The latest future grievance to arrive is a second-floor nightspot dubbed S’zen Mixology Lounge (i.e. scene + zen). […]

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Apparently the Junkies and Bowery Bums are Annoying Patrons at Whole Foods

Posted January 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

For years, the second floor of the Bowery Whole Foods has been a veritable hangout for all walks of life, from the upper crust to the homeless and downtrodden. Specifically the area around the corner from the artisanal cafe counters – on the Chrystie Street front – which houses a gaggle of tables and chairs. […]

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Antibes Bistro is Donezo, Seized by Marshals After 8 Years on Suffolk Street

Posted January 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

It’s the end of the road for local favorite Antibes Bistro on Suffolk Street. The City Marshal seized the French, two-store restaurant last month. Its notice is pasted to the front door inside the vestibule. This caps a tumultuous end-of-year for the joint. Back in October, Antibes shuttered randomly several times without warning to patrons […]

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Camille Becerra’s ‘De Maria’ Reboot Replaces Ken & Cook this Weekend

Posted January 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

Four years after its debut, Ken & Cook quietly called it quits. The Lower East Side nightspot, at the corner of the Bowery and Kenmare Street, closed for renovations during the holiday season. A winter remodeling that netted an ownership (and kitchen) shakeup. De Maria is the result, importing creative director Grace Lee and former Top Chef contestant Camille Becerra as […]

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‘Red Compass’ Closes Down After a Year on Orchard Street and Probably Won’t Reopen

Posted January 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s some news that will shock no one. Red Compass, the ill-fated Georgian restaurant at 154 Orchard Street, is apparently out of business. The sub-level rat den restaurant has been closed for consecutive nights, and without notice. The only clue of its demise is the “Rent Demand” letter taped to the shuttered gates. According to […]

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Looks Like the 10-Year-Old ‘Dressing Room’ is not Long for Orchard Street

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

On Orchard Street, sneakers and spirits are threatened, as the Dressing Room may soon undress for the last time. Tombstone leasing signage, courtesy of Samy Mahfar’s REAL New York brokerage, is presently affixed above the door. There are no listings online yet, and the proprietors didn’t immediately return a request for comment. Before the “museum block” […]

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Tavern on Jane, Clinton Craft House Get CB3 Green Light

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:13 am

The SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 met yesterday evening to discuss this month’s applicants. With only a few items on the agenda, it clocked in as one of the shortest meetings in recent years. Tavern on Jane, 349 East 13th Street Probably the biggest news of the night was that Tavern on Jane principal Michael […]

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