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Sutra Successor Swaps ‘Bar Akuda’ for The Grayson on 1st Avenue

Posted June 22, 2015 at 5:17 am

Guess the owners of Mercury Bar and Tonic East in Murray Hill had a change of heart with regard to their new East Village haunt. Until earlier this month, name ascribed to the Sutra successor at 16 First Avenue was Bar Akuda. Illuminated signage even went up in mid-May. However, a few short weeks later, on the […]

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Sutra on 1st Avenue Transformed to Murray Hill-Style Sports Bar Called ‘Bar Akuda’

Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

What you’re look at is the former location of nightclub Sutra, completely transformed after months of gut renovations. Stripped bare and put back together again as a full-on sports bar. The First Avenue nightspot, founded by Community Board 3 member Ariel Palitz, closed last fall after ten years on the block. The establishment was boxed […]

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Sutra’s Ariel Palitz Divulges Her Distaste for the Local Blogs

Posted September 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Last Wednesday evening was the swan song soiree for Sutra Lounge. The hip-hop club had operated on First Avenue for a decade. This party was both a celebration and sendoff. As for next steps, owner Ariel Palitz is still rumored as a player in the new Mars Bar juicery in the works on East First […]

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Tonight Will Be the Last for Sutra Lounge After 10 Years on 1st Avenue

Posted September 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

Tonight, Sutra Lounge celebrates both its life and imminent death. As previously reported, the longtime First Avenue hang will hang its hat after a farewell party tonight with Questlove and Tony Touch on the turntables. The sendoff bash also functions as a tenth anniversary celebration. Once owner Ariel Palitz and Sutra Lounge altogether sunset, the […]

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Sutra’s Ariel Palitz is Working on a New ‘Venue’ in the Neighborhood

Posted August 21, 2014 at 6:04 am

As the ten-year-old Sutra Lounge bows out to make way for a Murray Hill-style sports Bar, proprietor Ariel Palitz is already on to the next venture. In a candid interview with Steve Lewis of Blackbook, the club owner discusses that she’s “currently in development of a new venue in the neighborhood.” It’ll allegedly be a “radical […]

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Sutra Lounge Will Close on September 10 with Farewell Party Featuring Questlove

Posted August 14, 2014 at 6:09 am

It’s last call for Ariel Palitz and her Sutra Lounge. The news arrived yesterday evening with an announcement that its tenth anniversary – September 10 – will double as the grand finale. And for some, it can’t come soon enough. In 2005, the nightclub was considered one of Manhattan’s noisiest bars, and still holds a […]

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CB3 Approves ‘Sports Themed’ Replacement for Sutra on 1st Avenue

Posted July 16, 2014 at 5:33 am

Sutra is finished. The asset transfer application was certainly a unique scenario in the canon of Community Board 3. Member Ariel Palitz found herself on the other side of the table at last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Not in the power position, and visibly on the defensive. Especially when the issue of 659 311 complaints was […]

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Sutra Finds New Suitor in Murray Hill’s Mercury Bar

Posted July 1, 2014 at 6:06 am

That headline pretty much sums it up. It appears as though owner Ariel Palitz – member of the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 – is ditching Sutra Lounge after all. Paperwork submitted ahead of this month’s meeting reveals a new suitor for the nightclub at 16 First Avenue. One Keith McKeon (aka Allyn LLC), current […]

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Sutra to Host DJ Kool Herc Fundraiser Tonight

Last modified February 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

In a swift show of support to the sickly hip hop pioneer, East Village nightclub Sutra is holding a fundraiser tonight.

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