Canal Street

Canal Street Welcomes the ‘Greek Shack’ [Updated]

Last modified December 29, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Last month, we reported that Cup & Saucer was returning to the same Canal Street address, but next door. Not quite. While the classic luncheonette is not returning, a similar venture just did. The Greek Shack. Brother of Cup & Saucer co-owner John Vasilopoulos signed a lease on the space earlier this year, which sits […]

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Brigitte Reopens on Canal Street After Months of Remodeling

Posted November 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

After months of promises, Brigitte finally reopened at the northeast corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets. It had been closed for renovations since last spring. The messaging from HQ now – open for business “After a lift and a michelin-awarded team, we are now accepting reservations.” Time will tell if the refreshed Brigitte is “something […]

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‘Cup & Saucer’ Returning (Next) to its Former Home on Canal Street

Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Against all odds, word on the street is that Cup & Saucer is returning to the Lower East Side! Not only that, the luncheonette parked itself directly next door to its decades-old home at the northwest corner of Eldridge and Canal Streets. An informant on the block tells us that the Cup & Saucer reboot is […]

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Chinatown Pushes for Congressional Gold Medal to Honor Chinese American War Heroes

Posted November 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

This Saturday, folks will have a unique opportunity to attend an event that not only commemorates local veterans, but one that may help give these unsung heroes their deserved recognition in the eyes of the Federal government. Throughout United States history, over 16,000 Chinese Americans participated in all four theaters of World War II. As […]

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Thousands of Runners Expected in LES for March 2019 Half Marathon

Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

The date has been set for the 2019 Half Marathon, and will follow the same route as last year. The New York Road Runners community organization announced that the race is slated for Sunday, March 17, 2019, St. Patrick’s Day (7:30am). That means, for the second year running, thousands of runners through the streets of […]

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Three Months Later, ‘Brigitte’ Remains Shuttered

Posted October 26, 2018 at 5:02 am

Brigitte celebrated a year on Canal Street last month by remaining closed for business. The French-inspired nightspot shuttered in mid-July after less than a year at the corner of Ludlow. The closure followed closely after former partner Scott Alling passed away back in May. The messaging in the aftermath of our story was that Brigitte […]

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Straus Square Pedestrian Plaza Gains New Seating

Posted October 24, 2018 at 5:02 am

One year after the city sealed off Straus Square to vehicular traffic, the pedestrian plaza is taking shape. It’s not just the planters and sandy pavement holding court. A half-dozen concrete barriers were repurposed as seating placements for the public. Each is colored with art. In the meantime, there is still no sign of the […]

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$76M Manhattan Bridge Rehab Planned this Fall (its 15th Overall)

Posted October 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Manhattan Bridge is about to undergo yet another rehabilitation project. Last week, the city’s Department of Transportation awarded the $75.9 million contract to Skanska, which will perform structural restoration of the 109-year-old East River crossing. As reported one year ago, this latest round of action is part of ongoing rehabilitation efforts that began way […]

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Another Malaysian Cafe Replaces the Old ‘Kopitiam’ HQ on Canal Street

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:06 am

The Perfect Taste is now on Canal Street. Literally. A new Malaysian cafe by that name opened yesterday in the original home of Kopitiam. The tiny shop takes over after the latter moved from 51 Canal to East Broadway several months ago (thanks to a rent hike). As the awning suggests, Perfect Taste features “healthy […]

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‘Brigitte’ will Reopen on Canal Street After Labor Day

Posted July 31, 2018 at 5:08 am

Brigitte closed a couple weeks ago after less than a year in business on Canal Street. However, it’ll return after Labor Day. The French nightspot is down for a brief renovation tune-up. Relaunch date is set for September 3. The closure follows on the heels of the passing of one of its partners, Scott Alling, back in […]

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