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Piccola Cucina owner appears before CB2 to address noise and crowding complaints

BY GABE HERMAN | Soho restaurant Piccola Cucina has drawn complaints from some neighbors for excessive noise and crowds, and this month the owner appeared before the community board to address the issues. Owner and chef Philip Guardione appeared with his attorney Michael Ferrari at a meeting of CB2’s Liquor Licensing Committee. Chair Robert Ely […]

BY GABE HERMAN | Shop Bleecker, the month-long event in Greenwich Village that gives shoppers deals at dozens of stores, is underway throughout November for its third year. The event is run by the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), and seeks to reinvigorate the area after Bleecker Street has faced retail struggles in […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new type of bookstore, where readers can drink as they read, has opened in the East Village. Patrons of Book Club, which had a soft opening on Saturday, can sift through the store’s collection of East Village history books with an espresso or glass of wine — the independent Third Street […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The East Village still offers a wide variety of cuisines, including upscale Hawaiian food at the restaurant noreetuh. The eatery, which opened at 128 First Ave. in 2015, is offering a new tasting menu from chef and co-owner Chung Chow, who was born in Hong Kong and grew up on Oahu. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Luv Michael, a nonprofit that produces granola and trains and employs people with autism, opened its first Manhattan commercial kitchen and learning center in Tribeca on Oct. 24. The 3,000-square-foot space is at 42 Walker St., just below Canal Street, and also includes a small retail kiosk. Luv Michael was founded […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | HYUN, a Korean barbecue restaurant that opened this March at 10 E. 33 St., specializes in giving diners a unique and personalized experience with their own grill masters and imported A5 Wagyu beef from Japan. The servers grill at the table on traditional Korean cast iron pans, which use electric induction […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new city plan from the Office of Nightlife will address quality of life issues on the Lower East Side through a set of measures that include new rules for parking and trash removal, Mayor de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The plan, which also includes an awareness campaign to urge keeping […]

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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 […]

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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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