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Tony Danza “Cha Chas” to Little Italy’s Past at Alleva Dairy

There are no movie directors yelling “cut,” or noticeable paparazzi with high-powered lenses in the vicinity. …

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Lower East Side Pickle Day 2017 is Coming Up Sunday, Oct. 15

What’s wrong with this photo? Unless pickle impersonators were roaming the Lower East Side a century ago, we think someone’s been having fun with Photoshop. It’s a sure sign that LES Pickle Day is right around the corner. …

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Say Grilled Cheese: The Mayor Stops by the Essex Street Market For Lunch

Mayor de Blasio on Thursday handed out awards to “Hometown Heroes in Education” and visited the Emergency Management warehouse in Brooklyn where hurricane supplies for Puerto Rico are being organized. But he also managed to fit in a quick lunch at the Essex Street Market. You gotta eat, right? …

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Wylie Dufresne is Giving Away Mini-Donuts at Soho Pop-up Friday

It’s been three years since chef Wylie Dufresne closed Wd-50, his acclaimed Clinton Street restaurant. …

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A Cooking Demo From the “Happy Healthy Latina” at the Essex Street Market

Coming up at the Essex Street Market, there’s a special cooking demonstration from chef Yadira Garcia. …

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Lan Zhou’s Triumphant Return Should Happen by Mid-October

Many tears were shed in August (including our own) when Lan Zhou, the great dumpling and hand-pulled noodle shop closed at 144 East Broadway. …

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Brigitte Opens at 37 Canal St. Friday; Here’s the Menu

Tomorrow (Friday) is opening night for Brigitte, a French-Brazilian restaurant at 37 Canal St. (Ludlow Street). …

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Lil’ Gem, a Modern Lebanese Restaurant, Opens at 29 Clinton St. Tonight

Lil’ Gem, a restaurant inspired by the homestyle dishes of chef Melissa O’Donnell’s Lebanese grandmother, opens tonight at 29 Clinton St. …

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Rice & Gold Opens in Hotel 50 Bowery This Week

After soft launching with breakfast service, celebrity chef Dale Talde launches his next high profile project, Rice & Gold, in Hotel 50 Bowery this week. …

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The Lucky Bee is Closing After a Year-and-a-Half on Broome Street (Updated)

After only a year-and-a-half in business, The Lucky Bee is closing. …

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Dewey Dufresne’s BYGGYZ Opens Today at Noon on Clinton Street

We have been waiting for a very long time for this one. At noon today, Dewey Dufresne will finally swing open the doors of his new sandwich shop. It’s called BYGGYZ and is located at 37-39 Clinton St., just a couple of doors from Donnybrook. …

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Nom Wah Tu Soft Opens at 22 Orchard St.

Nom Wah Tu, the latest dim sum restaurant in Wilson Tang’s growing restaurant empire, opened its doors for the first time last night at 22 Orchard St. …

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New Museum’s IdeasCity Happens This Saturday

The New Museum brings their bi-annual civic-minded festival, IdeasCity, back to Sara D. Roosevelt Park tomorrow for a full day of free …

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Nom Wah, Schaller & Weber Announced as First Market Line Vendors

Over the weekend, the developers of Essex Crossing announced the first two venders for the Market Line, a subterranean shopping pavilion that will be a centerpiece of the large real estate project. …

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Randall’s Barbecue Eyes 359 Grand St., Including Backyard Space

The other day we mentioned that a barbecue restaurant had set its sights on a storefront at 359 Grand St., the former home of Shalom Chai Pizza. We now have a few more details based on a liquor permit application filed with Community Board 3. …