Meow Mix

Remembering Meow Mix on the 25th Anniversary of ‘Chasing Amy’

Posted April 8, 2022 at 5:10 am

This week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Chasing Amy, the third film in Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob canon. So, it’s only fitting that we exhume the history of a brief bar scene in the film. Before area hangs Vasmay Lounge, Local 269, Suffolk Arms, and now, The Mayfly, each planted a flag, there was […]

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Former PKNY Bartender is Bringing ‘Suffolk Arms’ to 269 East Houston This Fall

Posted September 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

Where Meow Mix, Vasmay Lounge, and the Local 269 once ruled, another bar hopes to make a dent. Enter Suffolk Arms, the new project by Guiseppe Gonzalez, former bartender of many Lower East Side bars (PKNY, Golden Cadillac). Suffolk Arms will boast an “English pub exterior” with a distinct “New York feel inside.” Whatever that […]

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269 East Houston Hits Market for $9.95 Million

Posted September 13, 2012 at 6:48 am

Constant roadwork and headaches be damned, the current owners of 269 East Houston are looking to sell right now.

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Das Racist Downtown

Last modified November 28, 2021 at 7:15 am

From the goofy to the poignant, Das Racist – comprised of Himanshu Suri, Victor Vazquez, and Ashok Kondabolu – covers a lot of ground in their music. We’ve been fans of this band from the get-go – from “Combination Pizza Hut/Taco Bell” to the crazy new “Fashion Party” jam featuring Chairlift. So we were no doubt […]

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Vasmay Vanishes

Posted August 26, 2008 at 9:29 am

[269 E. Houston, at Suffolk] Strolling along E. Houston the other night, I noticed the notable LES dive Vasmay Lounge was dark. The gates were drawn and those abominable “Store for Rent” signs plagued the musty windows. I returned in daylight to read the always-confusing DOB work permits. If I deciphered the construction-speak properly, those […]