Week in Review: February 25

Posted on: February 25th, 2012 at 11:45 am by

Neighbors are pissed at the closure of the La Cocina bodega at 55 East Houston and the probable arrival of yuppie business [Loss of East Houston Bodega Prompts Angry Graffiti]

One of our favorite street artists put up three new wheat-paste mashups, and even gave the Double-B a shout [Three New Hanksy Pieces Across the Lower East Side]

In celebrating ten years on Clinton Street, Alias is bringing back former chefs and special menus [Alias Celebrates 10 Years on Clinton Street]

When Corner Grocers opened on Orchard Street, the bodega installed a sidewalk-hogging vestibule which hinders passage. Outcry prompted a visit from the DOB [Corner Grocers on Orchard Receives DOB Visit for Vestibule]

205 Chrystie was sold, and the ground level will soon give way to another restaurant concept by Matt Levine [205 Chrystie Purchased]

BBC America is in production on a new series, Copper, that takes place during the Five Points era of city history [New BBC Series “Copper” Focuses on Five Points Era]

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