399 Grand Street

Comfort Diner & New Spanish Restaurant in Shalom Chai Space Seek Liquor Licenses

Posted August 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

For decades, the low-rise strip of commercial retail on Grand Street has been relatively dry. Not much in the way of liquored-up nightlife, that is. Well, two Seward Park Co-op storefront properties within this stretch are now looking to obtain full liquor licenses. Both were part of the Kosher alliance of restaurants that broke up […]

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Comfort Diner Begins Construction on Grand Street, Will Open Labor Day

Posted July 25, 2014 at 5:22 am

With its victory over Holy Schnitzel far in the rearview mirror, the Comfort Diner conversion is now underway down at 399 Grand Street. Build-out officially began inside the old Noah’s Ark Deli last Thursday, eradicating pretty much any trace of the predecessor business. Exterior branding remains intact, though. Owner Ira Freehof tells us that “the […]

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Alex Mitow of Los Perros Locos Bringing ‘All American Diner’ Pop-Up to 399 Grand Street

Posted April 10, 2014 at 6:04 am

Before midtown’s Comfort Diner takes the reins, 399 Grand Street will host a four-day artist-foodie extravaganza. The owner of Los Perros Locos on Allen, Alex Mitow, is set to transform the defunct Noah’s Ark space into a “zany over-the-top underground performance art, music, and culinary space. The “All American Diner: A Pop Up” kicks off […]

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Seward Park Co-Op Chooses Non-Kosher ‘Comfort Diner’ for Former Noah’s Ark on Grand Street

Posted March 27, 2014 at 10:10 am

Holy Schnitzel will not be launching a Lower East Side outpost. The Seward Park Co-op has spoken, ultimately deciding to turn their collective back on the dwindling religious Jewish population in the neighborhood. A Kosher restaurant will not open at 399 Grand Street, after all. Traif is coming instead. The low-rise strip is to gain […]

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Holy Schnitzel Wants 4th Outpost at Former Noah’s Ark Deli; Seward Park Co-op Votes Next Week

Posted March 6, 2014 at 6:08 am

In less than a week, the Seward Park Co-op board will vote on whether to keep 399 Grand Street Kosher. The space has been a vacancy ever since Noah’s Ark Deli shuttered just before the High Holidays last year. Many residents of the complex are supporting the measure, and took to creating an online petition, […]

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Petition Underway to Bring Kosher Restaurant to Former Noah’s Ark Space on Grand Street

Posted February 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

While the telltale tombstone continues to sit pretty inside the window of the former Noah’s Ark Deli on Grand Street, the religious locals most affected by the closure of the Kosher (meat) restaurant are getting restless. If not downright hungry. So a group of Seward Park residents have created an online petition to ameliorate the […]

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Noah’s Ark Deli on Grand is Officially Kaput

Posted October 25, 2013 at 6:00 am

Noah’s Ark Deli joins the long, albeit distinguished list of fallen Lower East Side Jewish joints. It was the last full-service kosher restaurant in the neighborhood. Other delis, like Katz’s, are merely kosher-style. Despite numerous promises to the contrary by front office workers, the ten-year-old eatery is kaput. Their situation down at 399 Grand Street […]

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Noah’s Ark Deli Still Closed, Promises to Reopen at Month’s End

Posted October 3, 2013 at 6:02 am

It’ll be yet another dark month at Grand Street, where Noah’s Ark Deli has been closed since the Jewish holidays began in early September. The sidewalk sukkah came and went, but still no reopening. This despite a sign in the window that promised September 28 as the date. Religious residents seem pissed. Just the other […]

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Noah’s Ark Deli Says It Will Reopen at the End of the Month

Posted September 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

The dwindling Jewish Lower East Side east of Essex could be losing a rock of a food haven. Or, shall we say, ark. Noah’s Ark Deli closed before Rosh Hashanah earlier this month, and hasn’t reopened its doors since. Panic spread through the Jewish community. However, our calls to the Teaneck HQ reveal that the […]

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Noah’s Ark on Grand Unveils “Hello Melo Burger”

Posted February 25, 2011 at 6:28 am

Everyone’s getting in on the Carmelo Anthony fever, including Noah’s Ark at 399 Grand Street.

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