172 Norfolk Street

Gossip Girl Overtakes Angel Orensanz

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

The CW and its annoyingly lucrative property in Gossip Girl is currently occupying the Angel Orensanz synagogue/event hall at 172 Norfolk Street.

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ABC Playground Art

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

On Saturday afternoon, a strange art installation monopolized ABC Playground on East Houston.  Along the Norfolk Street perimeter of the park, numerous clotheslines were strung between the trees, with countless colorful fabrics and balloons dangling in the wind.  A few neighborhood children reveled in the temporary exhibition, playing tag and hide-and-go-seek.

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Zucco Memorial Service at Angel Orensanz Last Night

Last modified February 18, 2010 at 9:43 am

Last night was the funeral service for the beloved Zucco, the proprietor of Le French Diner who passed away last weekend of a heart attack.  One reader, Steven Gibaldi, attended and emailed us some of his thoughts. [Zucco 12/22/07, Courtesy of Steven Gibaldi] Once again, Angel Orensanz on Norfolk St. provided the space and context […]

Zucco of Le French Diner Died Saturday

Posted February 16, 2010 at 6:27 am

It is with a heavy heart that we report the following news. A number of readers wrote in to inform us that Zucco, the beloved proprietor of his namesake Zucco: Le French Diner at 188 Orchard Street, passed away on Saturday afternoon. Cause of death was reportedly a heart attack. The restaurant remains open (at […]