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BY GABE HERMAN | While Soho residents have complained of excessive noise and crowds at the restaurant Piccola Cucina Estiatorio, as was recently reported in The Villager, locals have similar complaints against two sister locations of Piccola Cucina in the neighborhood. One of those other eateries — Piccola Cucina Enoteca, at 184 Prince St. — […]

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By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech and Gabe Herman |   FOOD Speakin’ of vegan…: The Hester Street Fair will hold a Vegan Food Fest on Sat., Sep. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a new venture at Hester Street Fair, which is celebrating its 10th year and will be partnering on this one with Cheff’ […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea is having its own version of Restaurant Week with Chelsea Chew 2019, which includes more than 30 local eateries offering deals during September. The inaugural event is being run by the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. People can go to participating businesses through Sept. 30 and mention that they would […]

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BY GABE HERMAN AND ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH |   COMMUNITY Building the Block: The Fifth Police Precinct will hold a “Build The Block” meeting on Thurs., Sept. 12, at the St. Patrick’s Youth Center, at 268 Mulberry St. Ask local police about crime and quality-of-life issues and hear about what police are doing about it. Doors open […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | For owner Monica Saxena, her Indian restaurant aRoqa is more than just another local place to eat in Chelsea. “I dreamt of this for 20 years,” Saxena said recently while sitting at a table at aRoqa. “I look at it as a dream, and a dreamer.” Saxena lived in New York in […]

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BY JENNA BAGCAL | Head to Citi Field this winter, where bright lanterns, international cuisine and cultural arts will collide. From Dec. 6 to Jan. 26, the Flushing stadium plays host to the first-ever Hello Panda Festival, produced by CPAA North America. Spanning 750,000 square feet, the landmark event will feature more than 120 handcrafted lanterns, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With all the competition in the New York restaurant business, the NoMad Italian eatery Cardoncello diVino is trying to stand out by being the only restaurant to offer the Cardoncello mushroom, which has unique features and a storied history. The restaurant, at 43 W. 27th St., between Broadway and Sixth Ave., […]

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BY MONICA SAXENA | I wake up every morning excited to run my restaurant in Chelsea, serve my community and work alongside my staff. Our mission is the same every day: Provide the best dining experience and quality food to my neighbors, guests and the city’s tourists. I work diligently with my staff of 14. Our […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea Market is going low — as in, expanding its lower level with nearly twice as much space and four new vendors. Dubbed Chelsea Local, Chelsea Market’s lower level opened in 2017, focusing on specialty groceries and locally sourced foods. The space — part of the overall market at Ninth Ave. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | If you’re going to indulge in dessert, you’ve got to make it count with something tasty. And Schmackary’s is a local bakery making cookies that are worth the indulgence. The shop makes big cookies in more than 45 flavors. There is the traditional chocolate chip cookie, called The Classic. But the […]

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