Clinton Street

NYC Tattoo Ban the Subject of ‘Illegal Ink’ on Clinton Street

Last modified September 12, 2018 at 8:22 am

From 1961 up until 1997, there were no “legal” tattoo shops in New York City. The City Health Department banned tattooing due to an alleged series of blood-borne Hepatitis-B cases linked to Coney Island tattoo parlors in the late 1950s. That tattooing was once banned here seems so archaic now. Especially with the proliferation of the art […]

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One Year Later, Bricia Cafe Finally Opens on Rivington Street

Posted August 29, 2018 at 5:04 am

It was a year of faded signs and promises. Indeed, despite the arrival of branded awning and “coming soon” announcements at the corner of Clinton and Rivington Streets, Bricia cafe had been notably silent. That’s all at an end, though. The Italian cafe is finally open to the public, having debuted at 79 Clinton yesterday […]

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Clinton Street Synagogue Gets 6-Story Luxury Neighbor

Posted August 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

When the Congregation Chasam Sofer listed its adjacent alleyway for sale last year, the end game became clear. More development. And that’s precisely what’s happening. (The synagogue will no longer be freestanding.) Developer Andres Hogg of Hogg Holdings picked up the property (aka 10 Clinton Street) in October 2017 for $4.1 million. The plan now […]

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IZZIE’S Fires up Philly-Style Cheesesteaks for Clinton Street

Last modified July 19, 2018 at 9:53 am

Philly-style cheesesteaks are now part of the Clinton Street restaurant stock. Fast food joint, IZZIE’S (the “Queen of Steaks”), opened last weekend on the block between Rivington and Stanton Streets. Aside from its signature cheesesteak dish, the newcomer offers a menu with Philly Empanadas, Hoagies (aka heroes in New York City), and even a plant-based veggie […]

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‘BYGGYZ’ will Stay Open with Reduced Hours While Searching for Investors

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:02 am

In a somewhat surprising reversal, Dewey Durfresne announced yesterday that BYGGYZ is not permanently closed, after all. Instead, its hours will be severely reduced. The over-priced sandwich shop was planning to shutter this Sunday after less than a year on Clinton Street (south of Stanton). Not anymore, though. Grub St noted yesterday that the plan […]

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Scope the Latest Renderings for the 62-Story Eyesore on Clinton Street

Posted June 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

Just as the Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released for proposed redevelopment of the Two Bridges waterfront, fresh renderings of the newest super-tall hit the press. Seemingly timed to coincide with this action, the illustrations reveal another boring glass dildo. Real estate blog YIMBY scored the renderings of 259 Clinton Street (at South Street), a […]

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Dewey Dufresne Shutters ‘BYGGYZ’ After Less than a Year on Clinton Street

Posted June 26, 2018 at 5:06 am

A little more than nine months after its debut, Dewey Dufresne’s over-hyped gourmet sandwich counter, BYGGYZ, just bottomed out. It’ll close for good next Sunday (July 1). The name will live on, though, with residencies at Smorgasburg East River Park on Saturdays, as well as the forthcoming Smorgasburg in Prospect Park. In retrospect, the eatery spent more […]

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‘Izzie’s’ Readies Cheesesteak Spot on Clinton Street

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:02 am

Another small-time restaurant is simply hooked into the former fish and chips spot on Clinton Street. Teaser signage at number 47 advertises the future for the south store – a fast casual place called Izzie’s. Izzie’s brings with it a menu of greasy comforts like cheesesteaks, burgers, and hoagies. (Except in New York City, they’re […]

Le French Diner Owner Plans Clinton Street ‘Windmill’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

This was inevitable, and further evidence that legit gallery bars rarely succeed. Relative newcomer Galeria is on its way out. In its place, a new venture from a familiar face. The two-year-old Galeria is a bar-restaurant on Clinton Street where everything is considered “artwork” with a price, from the furnishings to the plants and shot glasses. […]

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‘Pause Cafe’ Expands After 7 Years on Clinton Street

Posted March 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

Press play, because Pause Cafe just expanded in a big way. The seven-year-old Moroccan-style coffee shop unveiled a larger location mere paces from the original Clinton Street storefront. Indeed, ownership chose to take over the store space left vacant by Paloma Rocket in July 2017, and nearly tripled its footprint. The retail turnaround here was […]

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