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Here’s Your First Look Inside ‘Brigitte’ on Canal Street

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:08 am

Two years of relative calm at the northeast corner of Canal and Ludlow Streets is coming to a close. Brigitte is here. The nightlife entrant, under the knife for about two years already, is close to opening. Gone are the paper window garments and other assorted construction materials. Floor-to-ceiling glass, decorative tiling, and an ADA […]

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Manhattan Bridge Makeover and Rehab Slated to Begin Next Summer

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:08 am

Starting next summer, the city will undergo the next step in the neverending rehabilitation of the Manhattan Bridge. It’s a multi-year effort (i.e. “component rehab”) aimed at updating both structural and ornamental elements that are in a purported dire need of repair. Brian Gill, Chief Engineer of Manhattan Bridge Reconstruction for the Transportation Department, and […]

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‘Kopitiam’ to Depart Canal Street in Quest for Larger Space

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:06 am

It won’t be long before Kopitiam quits Canal Street. The Malaysian coffee shop, on the block since September 2015, is on the precipice of expansion. Ownership tells us that a move is in the works for Kopitiam, and that the new location will be “around the area.” They might also run a crowdfunding campaign to […]

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City Installs Planters in New Straus Square Pedestrian Plaza

Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:05 am

The Straus Square Pedestrian Plaza finally gets a bit of definition. One month after the city closed off the eastern terminus of Canal Street and installed the sand surfacing, there is now green. Contractors were seen Friday morning unloading the planters (aka roadblocks) on either side of the plaza. Meaning, there will be no more […]

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Cup & Saucer Signage Removed Ahead of Rumored Grand Street Reboot

Posted August 23, 2017 at 5:15 am

For the first time in decades, the marquee at 89 Canal Street is without its Cup & Saucer branding. Two-thirds of the restaurant’s signage was removed earlier this week – the paneling from both the Canal and Eldridge Street exposures. The swinging Coca-Cola sign, meanwhile, remains in place for the time being. This loss was expected. […]

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Rumor: Cup & Saucer is Negotiating Lease for Grand Street Revival

Posted August 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

There is hope for Cup & Saucer. On the heels of its “reopening” for a Netflix film shoot (i.e. Maniac with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill), rumors are circulating about its potential Lower East Side revival. Word on the street is that co-owner John Vasilopoulos is currently negotiating a lease for a new commercial space […]

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Emma Stone Spotted at Cup & Saucer Yesterday While Filming Netflix Series ‘Maniac’

Last modified August 15, 2017 at 9:24 am

Seeing Cup & Saucer back open yesterday was little more than a tease. The luncheonette – pushed from Canal Street last month due to rent gouging – buzzed with activity. Yet not for public consumption. Netflix revived the Cup & Saucer with the singular purpose of shooting scenes for its mysterious new show, code-named “Ronald.” […]

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‘Brigitte’ Finally Fills the Void at 37 Canal Street with French Fare

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two years after the fall of Skal (and those Starbucks rumors), its replacement venture is on the way. Of course, we’ve heard this story before. We first caught wind that Brigitte would be opening at 37 Canal Street last summer. The contractors onsite had mentioned an opening later that fall, a promise that was broken. […]

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Citi Bike Dock Returns to Straus Square After Month-Long Hiatus

Last modified August 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Motor vehicle traffic through Straus Square may have terminated, but the bike share just resumed. In other words, the Citi Bike dock returned to the new pedestrian plaza yesterday after a month-long hiatus. The brief reprieve was timed to coincide with the recent resurfacing of the roadway between Rutgers Street and East Broadway. Crews installed […]

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Straus Square Pedestrian Plaza Takes Shape with New ‘Skate Proof’ Street Surfacing

Last modified August 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Another baby step toward “calming” Straus Square. For the last several nights, a contractor crew has been preparing the tiny sliver of Canal Street between Rutgers and East Broadway for a new pedestrian plaza. Specifically, the granular rumble-strip coating and its adhesive were installed late last night, a surface meant to deter skateboarders from claiming the […]

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