48 Hester Street

‘Front Room Gallery’ Relocates from Williamsburg to Former Barzinho Space on Hester Street

Posted March 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

Brazilian eatery, Barzinho, shuttered back in November after a four-year run at 48 Hester Street. This had been the second incarnation of the restaurant; the first was in Tribeca. A few short months (and some remodeling) later, its replacement just emerged. You guessed it – another gallery. The Front Room Gallery relocated from Williamsburg and […]

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‘ELKEL’ Opening its First Brick-and-Mortar Boutique at 48 Hester Street

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:17 am

Men’s fashion is apparently still in at 48 Hester Street. Several months after shirt purveyor Gowan closed down, another boutique is on deck. This one focuses on “luxury men’s urban wear.” ELKEL officially announced itself last week with a few computer printouts and window neon. 48 Hester Street is the brand’s first solo brick-and-mortar. According […]

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Barzinho Calls it Quits After 4 Years on Hester Street

Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

The sleepy eastern terminus of Hester Street just lost its sole nightspot. Just like that, Barzinho is gone with the wind. The four-year-old iteration of this Brazilian eatery folded within the last week; leasing signs are taped in the windows. Realtor pimping the space is none other than the bar owner himself, Leo Funderburk. While […]

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Gowan’s ‘Party Shirt’ Boutique on Hester Street

Posted December 9, 2015 at 5:17 am

The mess of scaffolding attached to 48 Hester Street the last year obscured the entrance of a fancy new retailer this fall. Shirt purveyor Gowan opened a studio that boasts a single rack with a dozen garments, but empty otherwise. In its own words, the so-called Gowan House “serves as a showroom, laboratory, and meeting […]

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Barzinho Reopened on Hester Street This Week

Posted September 11, 2014 at 6:03 am

False alarm. Barzinho is still serving its Brazilian fare at 48 Hester Street. Barzinho owner Leo Funderburk cleared the air regarding the week-long closure of the restaurant. Apparently he was vacationing in Rio and closed up shop without any notice. They also changed up some of the interior. However, having just reopened, Barzinho must now […]

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Reader Report: Brazilian Hang ‘Barzinho’ Calls it Quits After Almost 2 Years on Hester Street

Posted September 4, 2014 at 5:35 am

Much like the original Tribeca incarnation, the Barzinho Lower East Side reboot didn’t fare well, either. Five months shy of two years at 48 Hester Street, the shoebox Brazilian eatery is now reportedly down for the count. A Boogie tipster tells us that closure transpired sometime last week. We hear the former restaurant has since been gutted; […]

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Barzinho Making a Comeback at 48 Hester Street

Last modified January 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

It is here, at 48 Hester Street, that the onetime-popular Barzinho hangout will reportedly make a comeback…crosstown from its former Tribeca digs

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Hanksy’s Bi-Curious George Visits the Lower East Side

Posted July 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

This time, the troublesome monkey found himself glued indefinitely to the Hester Street facade of the Kwok Won Laundromat, but with a mug not his own.

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