Botanica Bar Looks to Annex Adjacent Vacant Lot

Posted May 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

The long-fallow lot wedged between Milano’s Bar and Botanica might soon reactivate. Indeed, the latter watering hole seeks to annex the space for outdoor dining and drinking. Application materials submitted to Community Board 2 reveal that owner Mark Connell is planning to use the vacant square-footage to accommodate seating for about 44 patrons. The goal […]

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Botanica Bar to Reopen on Thursday with Newly Renovated Look

Posted August 27, 2013 at 10:21 am

Botanica Bar allegedly reopens on Thursday, but you might not recognize it.

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Botanica Humorously Blames Toilet for Its 10-Day Hiatus

Posted August 20, 2013 at 6:10 am

As of yesterday, Botanica Bar at 47 East Houston is on a ten-day hiatus. To announce the temporary closure, ownership decided on some pithy signage, blaming the toilet. While the Botanica bathroom is by no means a gagworthy Trainspotting type (i.e. the worst), it’s still a rough one. Meanwhile, owner Mark Connell’s fancy upstairs bar […]

Botanica’s Mark Connell Taps Thomas Carter for Nolita House Replacement

Posted March 19, 2013 at 6:09 am

Blink and it’s gone – just under a year has already elapsed since Nolita House shuttered operations at 47 East Houston Street.

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Mark Connell of Botanica Planning Upscale Spot for Nolita House

Posted August 9, 2012 at 6:45 am

Nolita House remains mostly dark in the wake of closure at the end of June. Its flag was quickly deposed, but the awning is surprisingly intact.

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