MacDougal Street

Inside the Long Island Mamoun’s Falafel Franchise

Posted September 13, 2018 at 5:02 am

Mamoun’s Falafel is now a chain, amidst an expansion that will see a proliferation of franchises in the next several years. The MacDougal Street classic, founded in 1971 and still a haven for cheap lunch, has already opened franchise locations across the tristate area (and Texas!). The newest fast-casual falafel joint joining the party is […]

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Goa Taco Expands from the LES with New MacDougal Street Location

Posted March 7, 2017 at 5:18 am

Two years after its founding, Goa Taco is expanding from the relative comfort of the Lower East Side. Its owners, Duvaldi Marneweck and Ryan Chadwick (Goa is sidecar to his Grey Lady), raised the curtain yesterday on a new Greenwich Village outpost. Situated at 101 MacDougal Street, this teensy paratha taco stand appears smaller than […]

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Crif Dogs Eyeing New Outpost on MacDougal Street

Posted May 2, 2014 at 5:23 am

Around this time last year, we learned that East Village stalwart Crif Dogs wanted to park its Batman-esque truck on the site of Billy’s Antiques. While many were receptive (nay, excited) to the idea, Community Board 2 ultimately killed any chance of it happening. But that apparently did little to deter their intention to expand […]

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Greene Street NYC Bringing ‘Reverse Graffiti’ to Soho Wall

Posted April 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

With all the soot, smog, and other pollutants careening through the city air, buildings tend to accumulate gunk pretty quickly.

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Van Halen Playing at Cafe Wha? on Thursday

Posted January 4, 2012 at 11:14 am

Come Thursday night, the iconic MacDougal Street folk house will host has-been classic rockers Van Halen for a rare intimate gig.

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Coen Brothers Releasing “Inside Llewyn Davis” About Village Folk Scene

Posted September 2, 2011 at 6:28 am

The onetime “Mayor of MacDougal Street,” folk legend Dave Van Ronk, is the inspiration behind an upcoming feature film by the Coen Brothers.

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MacDougal Eatery Rino Ceronte Closes

Posted August 25, 2010 at 6:18 am

MacDougal Street has no love for restauranteur Danny Omari.  For much of 2009, he struggled to keep his mid-block empire of comfort food in the hands of drunken denizens.  Between Super Hotdog, the adjacent Rino Cerante, Food Fight, and Red Basket, Omari had his bases covered.  But 2010 was not so lucky, and now all […]

Bowery Resident Talks About Camping with Bear Grylls

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Last week, we learned that longtime Bowery resident Joe Resto won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tag along with Bear Grylls in the Canadian Rockies.  The Bronx-born deejay was one of two lucky souls chosen among a pool of 20,000 applicants as part of the Discovery Channel’s Fan vs Wild contest. This special episode of Man […]

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Coming Soon: Saigon at 114 MacDougal Street

Posted August 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

The dreaded block of MacDougal Street between Bleecker and West Third is about to welcome a new Vietnamese eatery to its ranks. Get ready for Saigon, a new sandwich shop slated to open at the former Esperanto Cafe within four to six weeks.

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Pubblico Espresso Bar Now Open at 124 MacDougal

Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:18 am

Pubblico Espresso Bar (nay, Pvbblico) quietly announced itself at 124 MacDougal Street back in mid-March with a pair of subtle computer printouts.  In the ensuing months, however, the signs were removed from the windows. Yet the sheets of brown paper remained intact.  Until now.