Eater is trying to confirm rumors flying around that Ludlow Street institution Max Fish is closing. Earlier this year, we reported about the bar’s ill-fated move to Chrystie Street, which was rejected by Community Board 3. UPDATE: Animal hears from the guy who cleans the toilets, who confirms Max Fish is closing at the end of January.
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In the Times, Sam Sifton gives Mary Queen of Scots a mostly favorable mini-review.
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