Morgenstern’s

Rent Hike Ousts Trendy ‘El Rey’ Cafe After 5 Years on Stanton Street

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:06 am

Time has come for El Rey on the Lower East Side. The trendy California-style cafe, founded by Nick Morgenstern back in 2013, is closing at the end of the month. El Rey spent five years at 100 Stanton Street, and in the end, a rent hike is allegedly to blame. The official word is that […]

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Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream Taking Over Shuttered Silver Spurs in the Village

Posted April 10, 2018 at 5:09 am

From greasy spoons to silver spoons. Longtime Village diner, Silver Spurs, officially shut down operations last month after nearly forty years on LaGuardia Place. A purported decrease in business, coupled with ever-escalating rents, contributed to this loss. While the proverbial grave is still warm, though, in swoops Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream. The trendy Lower East […]

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Aziz Ansari Filming New Netflix Series Around the Lower East Side

Posted May 4, 2015 at 9:17 am

Fresh off the starring role in Parks and Recreation, popular television comedian Aziz Ansari is starring in a new untitled series bankrolled by Netflix. The production has been filming around the city since being approved last month. A couple weeks ago, we caught him filming scenes inside Morgenstern’s ice cream shop on Rivington Street. The entire […]

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Summer’s Fat: The Top 10 Ice Cream Superlatives

Last modified August 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream all year round.  So much ice cream so little time, especially in this neighborhood. I am now bringing it back to high school and being all judge-y and sh*t. Just for you. MOST OPULENT King Kong Banana Split $18 Morgenstern’s Finest | 2 Rivington St My […]

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Nick Morgenstern Eyeing Madison Street for ‘Mr. Fong’s’ Chinese Joint

Posted June 4, 2014 at 5:23 am

Nick Morgenstern is pretty much everywhere these days, coming off tons of media buzz for both El Ray on Stanton Street and his newly-minted Morgenstern’s ice cream shop on Rivington. But now he’s headed into seemingly untapped territory for the foodie cult – the Two Bridges neighborhood in Chinatown. Morgenstern is apparently joining forces with […]

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‘Morgenstern’s’ to Start Serving Ice Cream on Rivington Street Next Week

Posted May 15, 2014 at 5:03 am

That new ice cream shop we told you about on Rivington Street (aka 215 Bowery) now has an identity. An eponymous one, at that. The establishment is dubbed Morgenstern’s after its creator Nick Morgenstern, the Goat Town principal who most recently opened El Rey on Stanton. Most of the ice cream equipment is now in […]

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