Week in Review: February 6

Posted on: February 6th, 2010 at 9:44 am by

There was a fire at 143 Essex Street on Thursday night.  What seemed to be the entire Lower Manhattan firefighter force was on scene [Fire on Essex Street]

A modified light show returned to the stalled 290 Mulberry condo building [Light Show Returns to 290 Mulberry]

In a recent interview, RuPaul championed the old school East Village.  How it was once “this kind of place where you’d get this incredible gumbo of different cultures, ideas and aesthetics.” [RuPaul on the Changing East Village]

Kebab House II at the corner of Orchard and Rivington is closed.  Whether they will return to serve another day remains to be seen [Kebab House II Closed?]

Sweet & Lowdown wine bar on Allen Street recently called it quits [Sweet & Lowdown at 123 Allen is Closed]

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