B&H Dairy

B&H Dairy Again Seeks Help to Stay Afloat

Last modified December 17, 2020 at 10:30 am

The hits keep coming, but B&H Dairy is fighting back. The cash-strapped lunch counter has faced numerous setbacks since its lease renewal and remodel in November 2019. (Which is forever ago in pandemic time conversion.) Shortly after reopening last spring, their front window was shattered during the George Floyd protests. Then the pandemic pains of […]

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B&H Dairy Robbed, Cash Register Stolen

Posted November 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

B&H Dairy is licking its wounds following yet another criminal incident on-premise. Late Monday night, the restaurant was robbed. Ownership reported on Facebook that its front door was compromised and its cash register stolen. The perp ran with the bounty around the corner to East Seventh Street, where co-owner Ola Abdelwahed found the machine busted […]

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Getting By: B&H Dairy Restaurant

Last modified August 31, 2020 at 7:15 am

In our new series “Getting By,” Lower East Side residents and business owners share, in their own words, how they’re navigating the new normal of pandemic times. This go-round is with Ola and Fawza Abdelwahed of B&H Dairy. B&H Dairy Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant is one of the last “dairy” lunch counters in New York City. We’ve been here […]

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George Floyd Protestors Shattered Windows of B&H Dairy on Second Avenue

Posted June 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

An East Village favorite became the target of violence during a night of rage and protest on Saturday, in response to the controversial death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week. B&H Dairy on Second Avenue had its front window smashed with a bottle. Another setback for a mom-and-pop business struggling […]

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With Lease Renewed, B&H Dairy Undergoes Makeover

Posted November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Currently celebrating eighty-one years on the Lower East Side, B&H Dairy has a new look. Last week, the restaurant took a three-day break in order to spruce things up a bit. Updated equipment, new floors, wainscoting, and a fresh coat of paint. Of greater importance, however, is the official update (via Facebook) that a lease […]

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B&H Dairy Owner Participating in New ‘East Village Tuesdays’ Series

Posted January 25, 2016 at 10:28 am

Tomorrow night, B&H Dairy owner Fawzy Abdelwahed will spin a yarn for area residents, as a part of the FAB x East Village Tuesdays series. “Telling his story,” as public materials say. Expect to hear about the struggles in the wake of the Second Avenue Explosion. Presented in part by Fourth Arts Block and the East Village […]

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B&H Dairy Reopens This Morning After Five Months on the Sidelines

Posted August 14, 2015 at 5:11 am

The headline says it all. Rejoice! After five grueling months, the beloved B&H Dairy restaurant reopens this morning at 9am. The restaurant was without proper gas hookup in the wake of the deadly Second Avenue Explosion at the end of March. There had been a number of setbacks and plenty of frustration for co-owners Fawzy […]

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B&H Dairy Hopes to Reopen on 2nd Avenue in 10 Days

Posted July 21, 2015 at 5:16 am

Fingers crossed … B&H Dairy announced yesterday afternoon that they hope to reopen at 127 Second Avenue in ten days. Inspectors are finally getting through. “The fire chief has given B&H the green light to open,” notes an official Facebook post from owners Fawzy Abdelwahed and Ola Smigielska. The next steps are to patch the […]

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B&H Dairy is One Step Closer to Reopening, Yet Frustration Mounts

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:11 am

For the 73-year-old B&H Dairy, the frustration is mounting. Three months after the deadly Second Avenue explosion at its doorstep, reopening is still well on the horizon. Yes, the gears are in motion, but it’s painfully slow. The first DOB permit was issued last week, needed for installation of the requisite $28,000 fire suppression system; […]

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A Battlefield Update Regarding B&H Dairy and its Struggle to Reopen

Posted June 30, 2015 at 10:32 am

Here’s an update from the battlefield, where B&H Dairy continues its post-explosion pursuit to finally reopen at 127 Second Avenue. The dispatch comes courtesy of Andy Reynolds, East Village resident and ad-hoc advocate for B&H. June 29 B&H and City Hall update, following an email exchange between me and Susan Stetzer, District Manager, Community Board 3, […]

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