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Matt Levine

Levine & Shah Battle Over Sons of Essex, ‘Bodega

Yesterday, nightlife operator Matt Levine told Eater that one of his establishments, Cocktail Bodega at 205 Chrystie St., would be closed for an extended period due to "building issues," which he said were related to plumbing problems.  Then a...

My LES: Matt Levine

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked recently with Matt Levine of the celebrity hot spot Sons of Essex. If you know someone you would like to suggest...

New Restaurant, “Sons of Essex,” Begins Hiring Saturday

Wanna work at "Sons of Essex," the soon-to-open successor to Mason Dixon?  There's an open call for all positions Saturday afternoon.  The interviews will take place from 2-4 p.m. at the restaurant, 133 Essex Street.  By the way, the...

Essex Street Mural Part of Global, Participatory Project

You've probably noticed the new wheat-paste mural adorning the facade of 133 Essex Street, formerly the home of the rowdy (and defunct) bar, Mason Dixon. It's the work of the semi-anonymous street artist JR, who's the recipient of the...

CB3 Approves New Joint in Mason Dixon Space

At last night's Community Board 3 meeting, there was more drama surrounding Mason Dixon, the always controversial-now defunct bar at 133 Essex Street. In the end, the board voted (31-3, with 1 abstention) to approve nightlife operator Matt Levine's...

Food Wire: Xi’an Famous Foods, Pulino’s, Hotel on Rivington

In Lower East Side food news: Xi'an Famous Foods is about to open a second location next to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory on Bayard Street. Pulino's debuts its new breakfast menu. Eater reports the Hotel on Rivington has "inked a deal...

Matt Levine Hopes to Take Over Mason Dixon Space

We're sweating it out tonight at Community Board 3's dreaded SLA Committee meeting. The below-Houston main event so far: a proposal from nightlife operator Matt Levine to take over the shuttered Mason Dixon space at 133 Essex Street. Armed with...

Summer Sunday Afternoon Drinks with a View – and a Soak?

Grub Street reports that the penthouse suite in the Hotel on Rivington will be opening its doors to the public this summer and using its hot-tub rooftop as a bar: Matt Levine’s project in the Hotel on Rivington, called...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...
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