Noah’s Ark

Investor in Defunct Grand Street ‘Comfort Diner’ Says Former Owner Cheated Her out of $75K

Posted April 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

While Saluggi’s East pizzeria struggles to make its own mark on Grand Street, its predecessor is again in the mud. An investor in the bygone Comfort Diner claims in a lawsuit filed last week that the former owner cheated her out of $75,000 when he neglected to mention his massive $700,000 debt of back taxes. […]

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Peek Inside the New ‘Saluggi’s East’ Pizzeria, Opening this Month on Grand Street

Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

Get ready for some “artisanal” brick oven pizza in Seward Park. Tribeca-based Saluggi’s Pizza is almost ready to unveil its Lower East Side location. The recently-installed marquee signage at 399 Grand Street indicates that this outpost is called Saluggi’s East. Expect to grab a slice by the end of August. We were given the standard-issue timeline […]

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Saluggi’s Pizza Opening at Failed Comfort Diner Space on Grand Street

Last modified April 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

​While the Lower East Side has several pizzerias to its name, few are worthy of praise. Indeed, the neighborhood isn’t really known for its slice. Stanton Pizza isn’t what it used to be, “Famous” Hakki Akdeniz cornered the dollar-slice market with several “Champion”-branded spots, and Rosario’s is barely hanging on the map. New jams like Williamsburg […]

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Comfort Diner is Now Serving on Grand Street with 20%-Off Discount

Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Comfort Diner is now serving at 399 Grand Street. To be honest, we’re still getting used to seeing signage other than Noah’s Ark Deli at this address, but that’s neither here nor there. The new homestyle eatery opened last week after many months of renovations. But it’s currently in “previews.” As such, there are limited […]

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Comfort Diner is Opening on Grand Street Later This Week

Posted October 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

It was around this time last year – the Jewish high holidays – that Noah’s Ark kosher deli closed in observance. Never to reopen, despite some assurances to the contrary. Holy Schnitzel subsequently made a run for the establishment yet ultimately was passed over for the Comfort Diner. For the Midtown-based diner, the pin in […]

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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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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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