Home » Archives by category » Dining & Nightlife

Georgian on my mind: Chelsea’s Chama Mama

BY GABE HERMAN | A new Georgian restaurant in the Village boasts a wide variety of dishes from the Eurasian country and has been getting good reviews since it opened this spring. Chama Mama opened in March at 149 W. 14th St., between Sixth and Seventh Aves., after signing a 10-year lease for the space. […]

BY GABE HERMAN | Birdbath Green Bakery in Soho, at the former site of the legendary Vesuvio Bakery, closed on Aug. 9. Birdbath, which is owned by City Bakery, moved into the space at 160 Prince St., between Thompson St. and West Broadway, in 2009. The bakery still sports the original Vesuvio storefront. Maury Rubin, […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | Chick-fil-A just opened a location in Chelsea, making it the fast-food company’s ninth in Manhattan. But despite long lines for the grand opening at Sixth Ave. and W. 22nd St. on Thurs., Aug. 8, not everyone in the area is welcoming the business, which has drawn criticism for its stance on […]

Continue reading …

BY JENNIFER FALK | Union Square-14th St. is a destination like none other in New York City or anywhere in the world. Here the city’s most vibrant and historic site of activism and protest sits shoulder to shoulder alongside one of its most peaceful public refuges. The Union Square Partnership (USP) is proud to serve as […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | With much of retail business continuing to shift to the Internet, two Lower Manhattan businesses were recently awarded grants to improve their online presence and help them compete. The Downtown Alliance Business Improvement District gave the $10,000 Digital Innovation Grants to B & Co, a sandwich shop at 22 Park Place, […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | After Union Square staple The Coffee Shop closed last October after 28 years in business, a picture has started to form of some of the shops slated to fill the former Brazilian-American restaurant’s space. The ground-floor property, at E. 16th St. and Union Square West, will be split into four retail spaces. […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | A lot of local ice cream shops boast that their flavors are locally made, but I-CE-NY actually makes its ice cream from scratch right in front of you in the shop. It’s hard to get more local than that. The company started in Thailand, where it expanded to 30 locations in […]

Continue reading …

‘Small Kitchen,’ big headache To The Editor: Re “Loud Soho restaurant ‘wrecked block’: Neighbors” (news article, Aug. 1): Sometimes a restaurant moves into a neighborhood and is oblivious to the residents where it has situated itself. So it is with Thompson St.’s Piccolo Cucina that attracts a very fun-loving clientele. That’s fine, but… . There […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | Talk about a green roof! Well, actually, it’s a little bit orange and red, too. Carrots, beets, baby kale and more are now being farmed on a rooftop deck on the Lower East Side at the new Essex Crossing development. The Essex Crossing Farm, which opened July 31, is one quarter-acre, located […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | Plans are being explored to bring an outdoor market to Astor Place, perhaps as early as this fall. The Village Alliance Business Improvement District has been seeking community feedback for ideas about the market, including meeting with local residents and businesses and presenting the plan at a Community Board 2 meeting. […]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 12123Next ›Last »