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‘Local 138’ Dive Bar Plans Move Next Door on Ludlow Street

Posted June 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

The proprietors of two local Ludlow Street dives are reshuffling the deck, so to speak. John Cutillo, the man behind twelve-year-old Iggy’s and seven-year-old Local 138, is planning to move the latter watering hole directly next door to 140 Ludlow (same building). The space that was previously the short-lived Dana Foley boutique. As part of the […]

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CB3 to Consider Soho House 2-Story ‘Garden’ Expansion on Ludlow Street

Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:06 am

Open for exactly two years, Ludlow House is primed for major expansion on its namesake street. The members-only club proposes demolition of the south-adjacent building – Libation will close imminently – to make way for its Ludlow Garden concept. As previously reported, Ludlow Garden would occupy the ground and cellar levels of the new two-story […]

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Amidst Vehement Opposition, CB3 Denies ‘Marilyn’ on Monroe Street

Posted May 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Two Bridges neighborhood last night was in sync with Community Board 3 over opposition to the proposed sub-grade cocktail den at 73 Monroe Street, The Marilyn. The SLA subcommittee stood firm in its denial of the application. As previously reported, Luis Gil, Umi Mucktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late […]

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Fat Free Art Gallery on Allen Street Closing, Grey Lady Eyes Takeover

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Fat Free Art Gallery is on a forced diet, and won’t be around much longer. The street art gallery newcomer – it opened on Allen Street in November 2016 – is closing in just a few weeks. We hear that exhibitions are set to conclude at the end of May thanks in large part […]

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Chinatown’s ‘Yeah Shanghai Deluxe’ Back on its Feet After Burst Pipes Sidelined Business

Posted May 4, 2018 at 5:04 am

Fans of Yeah Shanghai Deluxe can rest easy today. After a few months on the sidelines, the Chinese restaurant at 50 Mott Street (not to be confused with the still-shuttered Shanghai Cafe Deluxe) is back on its feet. Shanghai Deluxe reopened for regular service on Tuesday. We’re told plumbing was at fault here. Apparently, frozen pipes in […]

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‘Korean Elixirs’ to Replace Coffee at Former Lost Weekend on Orchard Street

Posted May 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

Orchard Street surf-style coffee shop, Lost Weekend, shuttered in February 2016. Its old storefront has been on the market ever since without any bites. That will soon change, though. In recent weeks, we’ve seen suitors (in suits) checking out the glass box commercial unit. The uptick in activity ultimately yielded the arrival of something tentatively […]

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‘The Marilyn’ on Monroe Nets Instant Opposition; ‘Brigitte’ Approved for Canal Club

Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:06 am

Last night, Community Board 3 heard two applications for basement clubs, both with opposite results. The Marilyn on Monroe faced stiff backlash from area residents worried about the intrusion of nightlife into this pocket of Chinatown. As previously reported, Luis Gil, Umi Muktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late Sasha Petraske) […]

‘Kaikagetsu’ Japanese Haunt Eyes Former Wassail Spot on Orchard Street

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Another hopeful is queued for a Hell Square haunt. This time, a Japanese restaurant is on track to take over 162 Orchard Street, formerly occupied the previous three years by the Wassail cider bar. One Tomoyuki Iwanami plans to unveil a ten-table affair called Kaikagetsu that focuses on cuisine stylings from the Hida Takayama region. […]

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Marathon Mania: Nike GO 5K Running Through the LES Next Week

Posted April 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Corporate marathons love the Lower East Side lately. First it was the NYC Half last month; now it’s Nike’s turn to carry the baton, as it were. For the second time in as many months, tens of thousands of runners will invade the neighborhood as part of Nike’s Earth Day marathon. Route chosen for the […]

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Those Plans for a Madison Street Microbrewery are Back in Play

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

For one Bronx resident, the four-year-old dream of opening a microbrewery on the Lower East Side is back in play. Paolo Rico Sarthou Tagatac is the proprietor listed in liquor license application materials for a new microbrewery-restaurant on Madison Street, catty corner to Mr. Fong’s. Plans for this concept – a kitschy play on words […]

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