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‘Happy Ending’ Nightclub on Broome Street Appears Kaput [Updated]

Last modified May 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm

It’s been a rocky tenure for the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street, but the end now appears closer than ever.  A tipster sent word that Happy Ending hasn’t been open since earlier this month. The purported closure could be related to recent raids here. In fact, the nightclub fell victim to two inter-agency M.A.R.C.H. […]

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Talde Team and Hotel 50 Bowery in Damage Control Over ‘Opium Den’ Themed Club

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to the opinion piece we ran on Monday regarding its controversial opium den-themed basement club, Green Lady, the Joie de Vivre hotel is in full damage control mode. (The New York Post also picked up the story.) Their public relations firm Wagstaff Worldwide would have you believe it’s semantics. They issued the following […]

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The Original Cocoron will Reopen on Delancey Street as Reservation-Only ‘Shabu Shabu Macoron’

Posted May 23, 2017 at 9:33 am

The new Cocoron at 16 Delancey Street is not so much an addition, but replacement for the original location. It debuted at the end of February, and offers a much larger dining experience for patrons. There are fifty seats, and the menu is apparently a hybrid of the two established locations (the other being Goemon […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Rivington’s Falafel Guys Fighting City to Survive

Posted May 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

I understand many people believe New York City is a nicer, safer place now that international corporate capitalism has homogenized, standardized, and washed away so much of what made it edgy. They applaud such sentiments on the Lower East Side, where drugs and crime have largely been eliminated from public view. I am not one […]

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Hotel 50 Bowery is an Insult to Chinatown with its Insensitive ‘Opium Den’ Themed Club [OP-ED]

Posted May 22, 2017 at 9:33 am

The following opinion piece was written by Chinatown activist Karlin Chan. Many Chinatown residents are disgusted that 50 Bowery’s Joie De Vivre glass hotel towers over the turn-of-the-century neighborhood, arguing how out of character it is compared to the surrounding area, while others show concern it may further fuel gentrification and displacement. Yet, the announcement […]

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The Annual Greek Jewish Festival Returns for 3rd Season this Sunday

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:14 am

On the occasion of the building’s ninetieth birthday, Kehila Kedosha Janina will again park a party on Broome Street to celebrate Greek Jewish heritage on the Lower East Side. The third annual Greek Jewish Festival, hosted by the tenement synagogue, is slated for this Sunday, May 21 (noon to 6pm). It’s just another event to help celebrate […]

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‘La Margarita Pizza’ is Moving to the Old Taquitoria Space on Ludlow Street

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Lower East Side taquito shop, Taquitoria, closed at the end of January after three-and-a-half years on the block. Opened by Marc Forgione vets Barry Fish, Matt Conway, and Brad Holtzman, the team is now focusing on a commissary kitchen and a kiosk inside Madison Square Garden. Taking their space at 168 Ludlow Street, meanwhile, is the […]

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Black Tree Reboot ‘Raw Material’ Evicted from Orchard Street

Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

For the second time in two years, the Health Department wielded its hammer at 131 Orchard Street. Only this time, for Raw Material (nee Black Tree), it wasn’t a mouse infestation. In an apparent coordinated hit by the Health Department and the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board, inspectors recently shut down the eight-month-old Raw […]

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‘Regina’s’ Brings Italian Sandwiches and Imported Goods to Lower Orchard Street

Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

There’s a new sandwich shop to speak of on lower Orchard Street. Where Georgia’s Vintage once peddled vintage, a throwback deli counter called Regina’s is poised to open. The brown-paper window shades were deposed this week to reveal the new store, complete with hex-tiled floors and shelves of dry goods. Regina’s also incorporates the ghost […]

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Delancey Wine Unveils its New Liquor Store on Essex Street

Posted May 17, 2017 at 5:10 am

Delancey Wine debuted its new location on Essex Street this past Sunday, as reported. It’s a few doors down at number 35, or “10 seconds” from the original, as the sign on the gate notes. Build-out here was pretty quick. Turnaround was about a month. The updated marquee is also in place, foregoing the typical […]

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