Hotel Chantelle Quietly Soft Opens at 92 Ludlow

Posted November 9, 2010 at 6:33 am

This next story is over two years in the making, and involves the never-talked-about nightspot Hotel Chantelle. Back in September 2008, Eater broke news that the 1920s-Paris-inspired restaurant was to open at the squat 92 Ludlow Street. Brought to you by the owners behind Royal Oak in Williamsburg, Hotel Chantelle promised to occupy an eye-popping […]

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Coming Soon: Any Old Iron at 149 Orchard Street

Posted February 10, 2010 at 6:32 am

Nearly three months after Hairy Mary’s Vintage vacated 149 Orchard Street, another trendy tenant is preparing to move into the space.  Currently a vendor in the Williamsburg flea market scene, menswear boutique Any Old Iron is slated to open sometime next month.

On the Bridge

Posted February 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Before last week, I hadn’t walked on or across the Williamsburg Bridge since the summer blackout of 2003. It’s still one of my fondest memories, a time when New Yorkers were at their collective peak. Helping random strangers and partying together in the streets. In the ensuing years, though, the views of lower Manhattan have […]

Reflections on the Blackout of 2003

Posted August 14, 2008 at 11:43 am

[Gridlock, 4th Street @ Bowery] August 14, 2003 was a seasonably warm Thursday, and coincidentally, the end of my internship downtown. To everyone else, though, it was just another day at the office. So, when the electricity unexpectedly cut out, everyone was amped to party. Our blasé reaction wasn’t completely unfounded, especially since isolated blackout […]