Lower East Side’s Whynot Coffee closes in favor of famed pizza joint

One of our favorite coffee shops has closed. We just learned that Whynot Coffee has been closed for about a week now — as Bowery Boogie reported “movers were busy clearing out the enormous ground level space at 175 Orchard. It’s done” on November 13th. Continue reading “Lower East Side’s Whynot Coffee closes in favor of famed pizza joint”

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When (and where) is the new Trader Joe’s opening in the East Village?

For as much information that was out there when rumors of a Trader Joe’s was going to open at 500 East 14th Street, we’re surprised by the lack of coverage over the last 6-8 months. (Update: 2019 rumors flying below)

Yes, those were gun shots you heard in the East Village last night

Around 11:30 PM last night, several Alphabet City / East Village residents reported hearing 8-10 loud pops of unmistakable gunfire. EVGrieve reported that the shots happened on Avenue C between East 11th and 12th street on the east side of the street in the C-Town shopping plaza. Continue reading “Yes, those were gun shots you heard in the East Village last night”

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Oh no… did Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle REALLY close for good?

Yelpers have reported that famous noodle joint Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle has closed. Please, say it isn’t so. Continue reading “Oh no… did Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle REALLY close for good?”

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The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)

Two years ago when I first moved to New York, Avenues A, B, C and D were talked about as if they were apart of the East Village. And I happily went along not knowing better. Continue reading “The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)”

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Cheap and tasty dumplings at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Restaurant

Though Flushing (the city), Prosperity, Lam Zhou, Xi’an Famous Foods and Vanessa’s get a lot of the ink when it comes to cheap, tasty dumplings in New York City, I’d have to insert Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine Restaurant into the conversation. Continue reading “Cheap and tasty dumplings at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Restaurant”

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The ultimate list of the best “cheap & tasty” restaurants in Manhattan (updated)

One’s definition of “cheap” becomes skewed when they live in a city like New York for a long enough time. Cheap becomes relative. Continue reading “The ultimate list of the best “cheap & tasty” restaurants in Manhattan (updated)”

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That blue building in Lower East Side is called “BLUE”

Braving the polar vortex on my way to Punjab Grocery & Deli in the Lower East Side, I ran across a “Blue” buildin that’s actually called “BLUE.” Continue reading “That blue building in Lower East Side is called “BLUE””

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