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Forgtmenot Team Opens Monroe, a Lush Mediterranean Restaurant in Two Bridges Area

This green oasis is the latest project from the team behind Forgtmenot and Kiki’s, the popular local spots on Division Street. …

107 Eldridge St.

The Flower Shop, New Nightlife Spot, Opens at 107 Eldridge St.

Scruffy Eldridge Street just got a lot fancier. A bilevel restaurant/lounge called The Flower Shop has opened at 107 Eldridge St., in a space formerly occupied by Chinese spot Fen Yang. …

Jay Nir of River Coyote. Photos by  Michael Tulipan.

River Coyote, Wine and Coffee Bar, Opens at 121 Ludlow St.

In the past few days, a coffee and wine bar called River Coyote opened at 121 Ludlow St. It’s owned by Jay Nir, who according to a press release, brings an “eclectic career path of DJ-ing, real estate, restructuring night clubs, hotel consulting and hosting private events” to the new Lower East Side business. …

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Eastwood Team Plans New Bar on Clinton Street

This coming spring, Eastwood, the neighborhood bar at 200 Clinton St., will be celebrating four years on the Lower East Side. …

174 Rivington St.

“Stay Classy” Bar on Rivington Street is Closing This Week

Stay Classy, the Will Ferrell-themed bar at 174 Rivington, is closing. …

152 Ludlow St.

Cake Shop is Closing on Ludlow Street After New Year’s Eve

152 Ludlow St.

After 11 years fighting the good fight, Ludlow Street music club Cake Shop is shutting down after New Year’s Eve. The …

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AndrewAndrew and Koneko Cat Cafe Team Up for Drunk Haiku

If you’re looking for a break from your obligatory holiday parties, here’s a unique event that offers some downtime with sake, cats and poetry, all …

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Rumpus Room Criticized For Michael Alig’s “Free From Parole” Party

“Club Kid” Michael Alig stirred some controversy this week when flyers started making the rounds for his Monday night party at a Lower East Side nightlife venue. …

29 Clinton St.

Tapeo 29, Clinton Street Tapas Restaurant, Closes After 12 Years

The Spanish tapas restaurant, Tapeo 29, has closed after 12 years on the Lower East Side. …

5 Doyers St.

Chinese Tuxedo Opens at 5 Doyers St. Tonight

Another upscale restaurant makes its debut in Chinatown tonight. Grub Street reports that Chinese Tuxedo opens at 5 Doyers St., the inspiration of Australian transplant Eddy Buckingham and local contractor Jeff Lam. …