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Yopparai Quits Rivington Street, but Plans New Location

Posted February 10, 2021 at 5:02 am

Stricken by pandemic difficulties, Yopparai is not reopening its popular Japanese restaurant on Rivington Street. The business had closed at the onset of the pandemic last year, and struggled to make ends meet. “We tried takeout, but our menu and style wasn’t well suited for that,” ownership told us in an email. That coupled with […]

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Unused Half of Bowery’s Sunshine Hotel Flophouse Available to Rent

Posted January 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

The leasing banner has been strung from the facade of 241 Bowery for more than two years. Without much success. The second and third floors (combined 8,938 square-feet) – once part of the Sunshine Hotel flophouse – are again on the market. And at a hefty price: $6,495 for a “raw” space that requires renovations […]

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FusionArts Building on Stanton Street Listed for $10M

Last modified December 15, 2020 at 11:01 am

With photogenic ironworks and facade art, it’s easily one of the more unique buildings on the Lower East Side. Now, the groundbreaking former home of FusionArts is pitched on the open market, albeit as a joint-venture. Czech-born Shalom Neuman, who allegedly coined the descriptor “fusion arts” and who founded the FusionArts Museum at 57 Stanton Street, […]

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Mezetto will Not be Reopening on East Houston Street

Posted October 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

The novel coronavirus continues to wipe out city nightlife. Here on the Lower East Side, the latest victim is eight-year-old Mezetto. Like so many city establishments that closed at the outset of the pandemic shutdown, the Mediterranean spot will not be returning. “We are deeply saddened that its come to this [but] we at Mezetto would […]

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With Champ Depot Out, Bowery Corner Gains Another Gallery

Posted September 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

For more than a decade, the Champ Depot restaurant supply company occupied 176 Bowery. Now, its former home is completely empty and fetching for a new deep-pocketed tenant. There is a torrent of listings on Craigslist fishing for suitors (“last corner retail in Nolita”), yet one was already found to occupy the second floor. It’s […]

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With Kushner Likely Out, Hotel on Rivington Listed for $70M

Posted June 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

It would appear that Kushner Companies is no longer under contract to purchase the Hotel on Rivington. The firm had entered into an agreement to acquire the twenty-story glass eyesore last November for $65 million. Six months later, the real estate firm filed a complaint in New York Supreme Court demanding that hotel ownership (Paul […]

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CC’s Cafe Space on Monroe Street Hits the Market

Posted May 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

CC’s Cafe on Monroe Street might not last. Rumors of its demise – aka the owner wanting to surrender – have appeared over the last couple years. But now it appears more likely. This retail listing on Craigslist for the 700 square-foot restaurant space went live several days ago. Asking rent is $6,500 per month. According […]

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You’ll Need $5K to Rent the Old ‘BYGGYZ’ Sandwich Shop on Clinton Street

Posted March 29, 2019 at 5:08 am

With the overhyped brick-and-mortar of BYGGYZ dead in the ground nearly a year, its former Clinton Street headquarters is now up for grabs. Real estate listings have been circulating for the last couple months. Asking price for the 1,000 square-foot store (split equally between ground floor and basement) at 37-39 Clinton Street is $4,680 per month. […]

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Star-Crossed Love in the Dairy Aisle of Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing

Posted November 21, 2018 at 5:08 am

It has finally happened – a Craigslist Missed Connection reared itself in the heart of the new Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing! Nothing screams romance quite like dairy aisle empathy on Grand Street. You’re the cute guy who checked the stock room to see if there was more Half & Half. There were none, and […]

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Someone is Printing out Missed Connections and Posting Them on the Street

Posted October 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Craigslist Missed Connections sub-category, an endless form of entertainment, is now the subject of an apparent street campaign. Someone is printing out the online posts and distributing flyers of same. The links included at the bottom of each of the handbills forwards to the relevant Craigslist post. Most have since expired. Or this is […]