Food

Health Department Shutters ‘The Skinny’ on Orchard Street

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

It’s lights out for The Skinny bar on Orchard Street. Nearly three months after pissing off (or, on) Hell Square with its Christmas “Jingle Hell’s” holiday stunt, the rowdy nightclub was subject to a city inspection yesterday. The Department of Health came down to 174 Orchard Street and ordered the establishment shut. The requisite yellow […]

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Angelo’s of Mulberry Promises to Return ‘Stronger Than Ever’ After Devastating Fire

Posted February 22, 2018 at 5:08 am

As Little Italy awoke last Saturday morning, a two-alarm fire erased a century-old restaurant and injured thirteen people. The blaze started shortly before 8am and quickly engulfed Angelo’s of Mulberry on the ground level and the floors above. It took dozens of firefighters two hours (and a fleet of 25 trucks) before the flames were […]

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‘Ariel’s Bistro’ at Clinton and Houston Calls it Quits

Posted February 21, 2018 at 5:06 am

Ariel’s Latin Bistro, which arrived on the Lower East Side nightlife scene in June 2014, is down for the count. The bar-restaurant closed last week with little notice to the neighborhood. And while the decorative lights still gleam within, leasing signs in the windows cancel it out. That Ariel’s shuttered isn’t out of the blue. […]

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Siggy’s Good Food is Closing Down this Weekend

Posted February 21, 2018 at 4:13 am

Siggy’s Good Food will end its restaurant business this weekend after thirteen years. The Elizabeth Street outpost – on the block since 2012 – closes for good on Saturday. “Goodbye, NYC, you gave us wings and now it’s time to fly,” reads the official announcement. Siggy’s eponymous owner is apparently off to Charlotte with its […]

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Teen Chef Flynn McGarry Opens his ‘Gem’ on Forsyth Street

Posted February 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

He’s nineteen-years-old and has the food industry smitten. Teen chef prodigy Flynn McGarry this week opened a new Lower East Side restaurant on Forsyth Street called Gem. It’s a dining concept with split personality, offering both a coffee shop vibe (like it’s predecessor Cafe Henrie) and place for deep-pocketed tasting menu seekers. The Living Room, […]

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‘Miss Paradis’ is a Goner After 1 Year on Prince Street

Posted February 16, 2018 at 5:07 am

Just over a year after its debut, Miss Paradis on Prince Street closed down for a “makeover.” Uh oh. Brown butcher paper installed at the end of January currently obstructs the wraparound windows at 47 Prince Street, along with a message about renovating the premises. Miss Paradis promises to return in the “next couple weeks.” […]

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The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Battling Eviction Over its Water Usage

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, one of the longest running ice cream shops in the city, is battling an eviction from its landlord. The New York Post reported yesterday that the owner of 65 Bayard Street has been trying to muscle out the family-owned dessert shop for allegedly using too much water. The tiff […]

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CoCo Bubble Tea Closes Delancey Street Shop Due to ‘Infrastructure Issues’

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Less than two weeks ago, CoCo bubble tea suddenly shuttered the Delancey Street outpost. A printout in the window blames the closure on “infrastructure issues” likely related to the ongoing exterior renovation of the 156 Delancey retail strip. Even though the letter to patrons hints at a potential return – “we are working to get […]

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‘Pop Karma’ Shuts Down Orchard Street Shop After More than 5 Years

Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:12 am

The kernel is down. Pop Karma, the gourmet popcorn purveyor on Orchard Street, just called it quits. The sliver storefront went silent this past Friday after spending more than five years on the block. The official announcement came a couple weeks ago, in which owner Jean Tsai explained that the product isn’t going anywhere. Rather, […]

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Veselka, Nom Wah, and Cafe Grumpy Join Market Line Roster

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

With Phase II of Essex Crossing well underway at this point, developer consortium Delancey Street Associates has another ace up its sleeve. Announcing the first round of vendors joining the roster at the Market Line. The purported bazaar-like marketplace spans three blocks along Broome Street and will “bring together an eclectic mix of more than […]

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