Clinton Street

‘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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Local Favorite ‘Nonna’s Pizza’ is Closed for Good After Nearly a Decade on Clinton Street

Posted January 29, 2018 at 5:09 am

Nonna’s Pizza will not be reopening on Clinton Street. Thus concluding a nine-year residency on Clinton Street. The local eatery closed at the end of December thanks to an alleged impasse over its lease renewal. In other words, it wasn’t renewed. (The space has been advertised to rent since last August.) Now, more than a […]

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Eastwood Team Tiptoes onto Clinton Street with ‘The Dancer’

Posted January 26, 2018 at 5:11 am

After five years operating Eastwood, its proprietors just expanded around the corner. Eastwood co-owners Sivan Harlap and Andrew States last year inked the lease at 202 Clinton Street, the adjacent retail space in the same corner building (beside the Subway sandwich shop). First announced in January 2017, this new venue is called The Dancer, a […]

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Water Main Work on Tap for Lower Clinton Street

Last modified January 15, 2018 at 11:14 am

The Department of Design and Construction last week embarked on another Lower East Side infrastructure project. This time it’s another water main job. The upcoming campaign is two-fold: replacement of both the water main and sewers beneath Clinton Street from Madison to East Broadway. Known as the “Accelerated Water Main Replacement Project” (aka MEDA002), we […]

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‘New York Sushi Ko’ Closes Tomorrow After More than 4 Years on Clinton Street

Posted January 12, 2018 at 5:11 am

New York Sushi Ko is calling it quits after more than four years on Clinton Street. The cubbyhole omakase joint just north of Delancey Street will close tomorrow after business hours conclude. The news was first conveyed on Instagram last week, though a reason for the closure was not. Original owner Steven Penchenski opened Sushi […]

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Town Hall Tonight to Discuss Grand Street Traffic Bottleneck at Williamsburg Bridge Approach

Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:02 am

Tonight, Lower East Side residents can vocalize their displeasure about the ongoing nightmare known as the Grand and Clinton Street traffic jam. A Town Hall forum has been orchestrated by the Grand Street Democrats to raise awareness and solutions to City officials surrounding what’s becoming an increasingly dangerous quality-of-life issue for those living in the […]

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Yopparai Owners to Open ‘Ronin Stones’ at 69 Clinton Street

Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the acclaimed Yopparai and Azasu under the collective belt, so to speak, ownership is expanding its area reach to include another. Their newest venture will complete the trifecta, all within a couple blocks. Dubbed Ronin Stones – an apparent homage to the British Invasion band – the Japanese restaurant is to be takeout only, […]

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Essex Crossing Rental Complex Named After Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins

Last modified December 13, 2017 at 9:21 am

Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins once lived in a walkup tenement at 400 Grand Street. That history was decimated two years ago when Essex Crossing muscled into the neighborhood. Now the mega-development is honoring the musician by naming the new fifteen-story tower at Site 5 in his honor. Here comes The Rollins, offering wallet-busting luxury rentals. One […]

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‘Kahuna Wave’ Surfs onto Clinton Street this Week

Posted December 4, 2017 at 5:05 am

Artist designer N1 lasted barely a year at 43 Clinton Street before giving up the ghost last spring. Since then, its former outpost remained a dormancy and is now under new tenancy. It’s gonna be a restaurant. Naturally. In surfs the Kahuna Wave, which has been building out 43 Clinton Street that last few months. […]

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Australian Diplomat Falls to His Death After Drunken ‘Trust Fall’ Game on Clinton Street Terrace

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:11 am

An Australian diplomat fell to his death from a seventh-floor Lower East Side building early yesterday morning while playing a “high-risk trust game,” police said. “I will prove that you can trust me,” Julian Simpson, 30, told his friend James Waugh as he leaned over the ledge at Clinton Street, according to a report in […]

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