217 Eldridge St. Photo via LoopNet.

Celebrated Sushi Chef David Bouhadana Hopes to Open Restaurant at 217 Eldridge St.

Acclaimed sushi chef David Bouhadana is aiming to open a new spot at 217 Eldridge St., the former home of shuttered Italian spot Apizz. …

No Fun Bar, 161 Ludlow St. Image via Instagram.

LES Dwellers Face $2 Million Defamation Suit from Ludlow Street Bar

No Fun Bar, 161 Ludlow St. Image via Instagram.

The New York Post reports that the owners of Ludlow Street bar, No Fun, have …

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: Speedy Romeo

We sent our friends AndrewAndrew to check out Speedy Romeo, the new wood-fired pizza and grill on Clinton Street. Here is their excellent review…



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Locals Suspect Newly Appointed CB3 Member Is Linked to Avenue B Restaurant Project

Community Board 3’s liquor permit committee last night balked at supporting a wine and beer license for a new restaurant at 45 Avenue B, citing the operator’s ties to an infamous night club. …

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Burglars Swipe a $2,000 Bottle of Cognac From Suffolk Arms

Police are looking for three suspects wanted for burglarizing Suffolk Arms, the new cocktail bar at 269 East Houston St. …

Rendering: Chrystie Street view of Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie St.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten Teams Up With Ian Schrager For Public Hotel Nightlife Complex

Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie St. will also be a luxe nightlife playground, boasting at least eight separate dining & entertaining spaces. …

Todd Feldman, Justin Bazdarich.

Speedy Romeo Now Open at 63 Clinton St.

Beginning tonight, you have a new option for pizza on the Lower East Side. It’s opening night for Speedy Romeo, the Brooklyn-based restaurant branching out in Manhattan. …

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Community Board Approves Liquor Permit For Gracias Mama; Distance From Church Still An Issue

162 East Broadway.

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 3 voted to support a liquor license for Gracias Mama, a Mexican taqueria at 162 East …

162 East Broadway.

“Gracias Mama” Team Wins a Round at CB3, But Liquor Permit Battle Isn’t Over Yet

162 East Broadway.

A proposal for a Mexican restaurant called Gracias Mama at 162 East Broadway won the support last night of the Community …

Upstairs Bar Photo by Max Rovo

Small Business Spotlight: Up Stairs Bar

Editor’s note: This profile is part of our yearlong reporting project on Small Business Survival. This story is reported and written by Max Rovo. If you’re interested in writing profiles for this project, whether you’ve lived on the Lower East Side one year or fifty years, send us an email at: info@thelodownny.com. …

Ludlow House, 139 Ludlow St.

Soho House on the Lower East Side: Now Hiring, Interior Renderings, Spring Opening Planned

Three years after announcing its expansion on the Lower East Side, Soho House is almost ready to open a new outpost at 139 Ludlow St. …

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Wu Room in Chinatown Makes Pitch For Cellar, Patio Liquor Permits

The Wu Room, a new club in the basement of the Wyndham Garden Chinatown, is starting to attract some attention. The Times’ T Magazine …

162 East Broadway.

A New Taqueria, Gracias Mama, is Opening at 162 East Broadway

162 East Broadway.

Two New York City restaurant veterans are aiming to open what they’re calling an ‘authentic Mexican taqueria” in a corner space …

105-107 Eldridge St.

Nightlife Team Eyeing 107 Eldridge St. Returns to Community Board 3

105-107 Eldridge St.

We’ve been following happenings at 105-107 Eldridge Street, where a new team is trying to open a bi-level restaurant and nightlife …

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Black Crescent Finally Reopens This Weekend on Clinton Street

76 Clinton St.

More than a year after a basement fire forced the closure of popular cocktail and oyster bar, Black Crescent, the Clinton …