Food

Finding ‘Treasure’ at the Former Boys Don’t Cry on Orchard Street

Posted November 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

The revolving door of nightlife continues at 22 Orchard Street, where a newcomer is looking to take the torch from Boys Don’t Cry. Christopher Yerington – former general manager of the shuttered Black & White on East 10th Street – is looking to update the map, so to speak, with a cafe-bar called Treasure Club. […]

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Tipsy Shanghai Hits East Broadway

Posted November 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

Out with old, in with the new. Tipsy Shanghai, a fast-casual Chinese restaurant based in Greenwich Village, is now on the Lower East Side. The business just unveiled a new location on East Broadway, in what was formerly Cafe Petisco and its vegan successor. As with the original, the new outpost offers its take on […]

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Matter House Confirmed for Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Food and Beverage

Posted November 10, 2021 at 5:06 am

The southwest corner of Orchard and Canal Streets – site of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – has largely been quiet in the last year. But now activity seems to be on the rebound. The landmark structure will soon welcome guests, not as a financial institution, but as a boutique hotel. One that has been under […]

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Books and Coffee for ‘Yu and Me’ on Mulberry Street

Posted November 8, 2021 at 5:01 am

There is an apparent trend of small boutique bookstores opening downtown. Last year saw the arrival of Sweet Pickle Books on Orchard Street, marrying the written word with briny treats; there is also the Common Books pushcart roving the neighborhood; and next month, it’s Yu and Me Books. Lucy Yu is amidst transforming a former Chinatown […]

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Alas, SantaCon Returns After Pandemic Hiatus

Posted November 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

The puke-fest that is SantaCon returns next month after skipping last year due to the pandemic. The organizers of the annual shit-show announced the revival earlier this week in typical drunk Santa fashion. This “nightmare before Christmas” is back on December 11. The infamous booze-filled pub crawl requires a $13 donation for the Santa Badge […]

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It’s ‘Bongos’ for An Choi on Orchard Street

Posted November 4, 2021 at 5:01 am

It took more than a year to fill those shoes, but there is finally a replacement for An Choi on Orchard Street. With a familiar face, at that. An Choi ended service at 85 Orchard Street in July of 2020 after serving Vietnamese cuisine to the Lower East Side for more than eleven years. Now, […]

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The LES and Chinatown Grapple with Nightlife Fallout Amidst Open Restaurants

Last modified November 4, 2021 at 7:13 pm

The following guest post was written by Candace Pedraza, a graduate student in the Newmark School of Journalism. The concept of Open Streets is a simple one: use of public space normally unavailable for restaurants and communities is allowed, ensuring socially distanced patronage of local businesses and the safe rekindling of neighborhood connections. The initiative […]

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Grand Street Pizza Now Slinging Slices

Posted November 2, 2021 at 5:07 am

The Seward Park foothills of Grand Street just gained one. The eponymous Grand Street Pizza finally opened its doors to the public two weeks ago with a mid-October soft launch. Its arrival – just across the street from Saluggi’s – is a few months later than the springtime projections previously disclosed. Principals Ian Glazer and […]

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Streets

Three Years Later, ‘Gouie’ Sushi Joins Market Line

Posted November 1, 2021 at 5:06 am

Already three years elapsed since news dropped about Gouie New York at the Market Line. Its time is now here. The sushi-sake joint – forged by the Izakaya team, Keisuke Kasagi and Yudai Kanayama – opened on the subterranean level of Essex Crossing last Thursday. The stall affords fifteen bar stools and space for quick […]

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La Colombe Ready to Roast at the Bowery Whole Foods

Posted October 28, 2021 at 5:01 am

Popular coffee destination, La Colombe, is poised to open its first freestanding cafe on the Lower East Side. The upscale coffee brand recently signed a lease for the cornershop unit at the Bowery Whole Foods. In the 783 square-foot space previously occupied by the grocer’s own Allegro Coffee subsidiary. Unique about this ninth La Colombe […]

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