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Thelma on Clinton is reborn as ‘Lil Gem’ Lebanese Restaurant

Posted March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Chef-restaurateur Melissa O’Donnell delivered on her promise to return to the Lower East Side with a new concept. Indeed, more than a month after shuttering the three-year-old Thelma on Clinton, the space at 29 Clinton Street has been transformed into a Lebanese restaurant called Lil’ Gem. Evoking her Lebanese heritage again – Thelma was named […]

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This Clinton Street Hair Salon Uses Dolls for an Anti-Trump Window Display

Posted March 21, 2017 at 5:06 am

Now, here’s a window display worth scoping out. The Kropps & Bobbers hair salon at Clinton Street is sticking it to Trump with an assorted assembly of Barbie and Ken knockoffs. Each one is posing with a different social message to address the myriad scandals of the Trump administration. Collectively saying, Dump Trump. Women’s rights, […]

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‘Simply Hooked’ is One Inspection from Clinton Street Launch

Posted March 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Simply Hooked is simply one inspection from its maiden voyage. The Clinton Street fish-and-chips joint peeled away the white butcher paper from its windows not too long ago, and instead replaced with artwork of whales and sea life from students in the New Amsterdam School (62 Avenue B). Behind that veneer, the operation is basically ready […]

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Khushboo Quits Clinton Street After 3 Years

Posted March 17, 2017 at 5:09 am

In yet another sign of transition along Clinton Street, the three-year-old Indian restaurant near East Houston just closed down. Khushboo, as it’s called, called it quits earlier this week. News of its closure follows other high-profile shutters including Tapeo29 and Thelma (which is actually a rebranding). The outgoing Khushboo first opened at 6 Clinton Street […]

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Blue Bottle Coffee Opens LES Outpost at Cursed 71 Clinton Street on Friday

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Clinton Street, get ready for another coffee shop. But not just any mom-and-pop. Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee is opening yet another city location here. The java joint at 71 Clinton is its fifth in Manhattan proper. The new location has been a secret for months, during which remodeling activity steadily progressed below the radar. Last […]

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Everything You Need to Know about the Affordable Housing Lottery at Essex Crossing Site 5

Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

The time has come – the scramble to score an affordable apartment inside Essex Crossing. The housing lottery for Site 5 (145 Clinton Street) opened last Friday and is ready for applications. Competition promises to be fierce, especially since prices start at a meager $519 for studios. Here are the nuts and bolts (see full literature […]

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Clinton Street Baking Company Expands with Bangkok Pancake House

Posted February 13, 2017 at 10:35 am

You can’t get much further from Clinton Street. Clinton Street Baking Company just expanded again with another international pancake house. The latest location is a two-level, seventy-seat restaurant in Bangkok, and arrives exactly a year after enlarging its local footprint here at home. The new outpost opened last month in the Siam Paragon mega-mall with […]

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‘Ripe’ Healthy Meals Startup Takes New Clinton Street Space

Posted February 8, 2017 at 5:18 am

The mid-section of Clinton Street – between Delancey and Rivington – certainly is ripe for the picking. Mom-and-pops are nearly all vanished, and swiftly replaced with trendier establishments. Brooklyn-based “healthy meals” startup Ripe is next, having just announced its forthcoming arrival with a new poster in the windows of the recently-renovated 86 Clinton Street. Founded by four […]

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Speedy Romeo Pizzeria Opens its Larger Dining Room on Clinton Street Next Month

Posted February 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

Speedy, it was. One year into operations, Speedy Romeo Pizzeria on Clinton Street is now a few weeks from expansion. Ownership spent the last six months renovating the adjacent space for the purposes of relocating the kitchen and enlarging the dining room. “We’ve been not-so-secetly working on a brand new dining room next door,” an announcement on […]

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‘Thelma on Clinton’ Fades, but Ownership Already Planning a Followup

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:17 am

Thelma on Clinton, the American style restaurant at 29 Clinton Street, served its final meal last weekend. Michelin rated Chef-owner Melissa O’Donnell pulled the plug on the three-year-old establishment. You’ll recall that Thelma – named for O’Donnell’s Lebanese paternal grandmother – was replacement for the Salt Bar, which operated at this address for a decade […]

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