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Whistle & Fizz has a bubbly twist on coffee and tea

BY GABE HERMAN | There are certainly no shortage of coffee and tea shops these days, but one place in the Village has a unique spin on the drinks. Whistle & Fizz at 254 Greene St. serves carbonated and nitrogen-infused coffee and tea. The shop opened in May in a small space between Waverly Place […]

BY SHAYE WEAVER | Each year, the Michelin Guide awards restaurants in New York City with its Bib Gourmand distinction, and this year, list includes 133 restaurants spanning cuisines from Korean to Balkan and more. Having the Bib Gourmand distinction means inspectors were able to enjoy an affordable yet “remarkable” dining experience, according to the organization. Those […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Daily Goods, a healthy fast-casual shop, has opened a location in Chelsea Market. This is the store’s second location, after a spot in the Financial District at 116 John St. The nutritionist-curated menu comes from Director of Nutrition Molly Knauer and Executive Chef Christopher Patt. The new location expands its menu […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Grand larcenies have skyrocketed 50 percent from the previous year in Chelsea, according to the NYPD’s 10th Precinct. Police officers met with local residents on Oct. 8 to discuss issues that included drug activity and quality of life issues related to homelessness, and said that the increases in grand larcenies are, in part, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chinese restaurant Lucky Lee’s got extensive media coverage when it opened in the Village this April, but not for the reasons it had hoped for. The owner Arielle Haspel, a Manhattan nutritionist who is white, advertised the eatery as a place for “clean” Chinese-American food that wouldn’t leave diners feeling “bloated and […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Information about liquor licenses for local businesses will soon be more accessible to the public, after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law today that was sponsored by Lower Manhattan lawmakers. State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Deborah Glick sponsored the legislation to give the public more information about on-site […]

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BY ALEX MITCHELL | The Five Borough Pizza Challenge is much more than just a foodie’s quest to slice out some territory in each corner of New York City — as a matter of fact having pizza time is the easiest part of the day. Its true contest is in traveling throughout the five boroughs without […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As retail vacancies have remained an ongoing problem in Lower Manhattan neighborhoods, Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a citywide report showing the broader scope of the problem, including empty retail space having doubled in the last decade. The report found that since 2007, the city’s vacancy rate rose from 4 percent […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The second-avenue Village Trip festival, which ran from Sept. 26-29 across Greenwich Village, featured an expanded lineup of events including social justice panels, writing seminars, poetry readings and concerts showcasing a variety of musical genres. After a pre-festival poetry reading on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at St. Mark’s in the Bowery, the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Indian restaurant Roasted Masala opened earlier this year on the Upper West Side, and offers incredible northern Indian dishes made by those who know the area well. Owner Samson Severes, who was born in Goa, has worked in the restaurant business in both India and the U.S. for over 25 years. Chef […]

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