39 Essex Street

Old Man Hustle Expands with New Brooklyn Location

Posted June 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

For this tiny Lower East Side dive, the hustle is headed to Brooklyn. Borough cross-pollination is alive as Old Man Hustle, the six-year-old bar and performance venue at 39 Essex, just announced an expansion to Williamsburg. Brooklyn Vegan reports that DIY signage on the front door of the former Videology video store-cum-bar alerts the neighborhood […]

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Three Years After its Demise, ‘Flowers Cafe’ Returns to Essex Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Flowers Cafe is sprouting once again on the Lower East Side. Three years after new development forced its demise. The mom-and-pop establishment will soon open around the corner from its longtime Grand Street headquarters. Teaser signage arrived in the windows of 39 Essex Street, heralding the imminent arrival of Flowers Cafe on the Go. (Grace […]

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Old Man Hustle Beats Underage Drinking Rap and Reopens

Posted December 14, 2015 at 5:14 am

After a brief timeout, the old man is back in action on Essex Street. He beat the underage drinking charge. You’ll recall that a pair of sales to minors led to the state-imposed closure of Old Man Hustle last week. Narcs had purchased drinks on two separate occasions last summer, according to the summons that […]

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SLA Shutters ‘Old Man Hustle’ on Essex Street for Underage Drinking

Posted December 11, 2015 at 5:18 am

Funky dive bar, Old Man Hustle, was just shuttered by the State Liquor Authority on Wednesday (December 9). A plethora of paperwork is currently taped to the drawn gate, including the summons, restraining order, and NYPD court order. The documents indicate that the establishment fell victim to two separate incidents of underage drinking back in […]

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Old Man Hustle to Celebrate Grand Opening Tomorrow on Essex

Posted September 13, 2013 at 6:03 am

Two-year-old Sweet Grapes Wine Bar just morphed into Old Man Hustle at 39 Essex Street, as we first reported last month. Under same ownership, the transformed concept is a hot dog restaurant/bar that doubles as a small-time performance venue. Rev. Jen’s Anti-Slam was the first get. The Hustle has apparently been operating in soft-launch mode, […]

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Sweet Grapes Wine Bar Becomes ‘Old Man Hustle’ on Essex Street

Posted August 7, 2013 at 6:00 am

At first we thought the so-called “old man hustle” was just a clever name for a happy hour special at the Sweet Grapes Wine Bar. Not so. In fact, that’s precisely the new identity of this Seward Park bar, a change which occurred within the last couple weeks. Still the same owners, though – the […]


Grace Unisex Salon Opening at 39 Essex

Posted July 13, 2011 at 6:09 am

While the ground level of 343 Grand Street sits vacant, awaiting a new lease, its former occupant is relocating around the corner.

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Update: Sweet Grapes Wine Bar at 39 Essex

Posted January 19, 2011 at 6:39 am

After six months, Sweet Grapes Wine Bar is almost ready.

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Number 35 Gallery Moving to 141 Attorney

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

Number 35, the three-year-old gallery at 39 Essex Street, is amidst a move to 141 Attorney. Signs taped on the window panes of their current storefront alert visitors to the forthcoming address change. We followed the scent, as it were, northeast to the Attorney Street cul-de-sac abutting Nathan Straus Playground. From the look of it, […]

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Sweet Grapes Wine Bar to Open Within Four Weeks

Posted August 30, 2010 at 6:12 am

Over the weekend, the security gates were raised at 39 Essex Street, now home to Sweet Grapes Wine Bar.  A handful of people were congregated inside, talking and watching TV on the fresh LCD screen. We were told that the new drinking establishment will begin serving once the licensing paperwork arrives, expected within three to […]