Showing posts with label Sixth Street. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sixth Street. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

August Laura and all the new bars and restaurants coming to this stretch of 6th Street


[Photo yesterday by Vinny & O]

As mentioned last week, the bar-cafe August Laura is expected to open today (Oct. 9) soon on Avenue A at Sixth Street in the former Sidewalk space. [Update: they opened on Oct. 10]

Meanwhile, three other bar-restaurants are in various states of opening preparations on this north side of the block between Avenue A and Avenue B...



• 503 E. Sixth St.



A venture called Down and Out is in the works for this space. The applicants, Knitting Factory alum who are behind The Well out in Bushwick, will appear before CB3's SLA committee tomorrow (Thursday) night.

The questionnaire on file at the CB3 website shows a configuration with 10 tables for 39 diners (the menu is said to serve the "freshest seafood") and a 12-stool bar. The proposed hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, with a 4 a.m. close Thursday through Sunday.

No. 503 was previously Cholo Noir, the Chicano-inspired bar-restaurant that closed in August 2018 after 13 months.

• 507 E. Sixth St.



Coming soon: Nowon, the first restaurant from chef Jae Lee, who has been running the well-regarded kitchen at Black Emperor on Second Avenue. He was previously the executive chef of Rice & Gold at Hotel 50 Bowery.

Lee recently shared the Nowon logo on Instagram...


No. 507 was last Carma East, the dim sum bar that closed in early 2019.

• 509 E. Sixth St.



As previously noted, the Pineapple Club will be bringing American Polynesian cuisine to the former Out East space here between Avenue A and Avenue B.

There's a teaser site up now for the two-level bar-restaurant.

Out East went dark in December 2017 after eight months serving a seafood-centric menu from the proprietors behind places like Beauty & Essex and Stanton Social.

Meanwhile, back along the Sixth Street of August Laura, there are two new murals... one titled "Dreamy" via @EarlyRiser...



... and another by @art_by_eyebrows...



This space is now going as A6 Art Wall — "dedicated to showcasing established and emerging public artists." Work here will change on a quarterly basis. You can find the A6 Instagram account here.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Today in odd discarded items...

Both the Long Lost Intern of EV Grieve (LLIOEVG) and Dave on 7th note a rather unusual item in the trash pile... here on Sixth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B ... a harp case (is there a harp inside?)

[the Long Lost Intern of EV Grieve (LLIOEVG)]

[Dave on 7th]

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Developing: Second major fire hits the East Village this morning

We're now getting word of a second major fire this morning... Some 20 trucks are on the scene... early reports put the fire at 505 507 E. Sixth St. just east of Avenue A. One witness says it's the building that houses Eastern Bloc, where there's speculation the fire stared. No word on any injuries. [Updated 8:15 a.m.: Another reader says the fire started at 6th Street Kitchen at 507 E. Sixth St.]

The first photo is from reader Steve...



The following photos are from reader Creature...






Thursday, December 9, 2010

Will El Cobre be an El Shitshow?

After sitting dormant for several years, the restaurant space on Sixth Street at Avenue A finally got a new tenant in the fall of 2009 after CB3 enthusiatically endorsed a full liquor license (and within a resolution area) for the Cienfuegos complex that eventually included take-out sandwich shop Carteles and a fancy rum bar called Cocteleria....



Grub Street's Jenny Miller reports this week that El Cobre, the main-floor eatery, is opening very soon... We walked by last evening, and it sure looked ready for action — minus diners...



... Per Grub Street, El Cobre is named after the town where Cuba's patron saint is located... a duplicate statue is on display inside...



The CB3 license is also good for a sidewalk cafe, so expect a foodie shitshow here come warm-weather months...

By the way, the food at Carteles gets high marks from some readers (try the sancocho!) ... though, as the crowds descended on the upstairs rum bar...



...waits for take-out on weekend nights got too long for some neighbors ... (same kitchen services Carteles and Cocteleria... and, presumably, El Cobre...) ... The neighbors moved on to make way for the weekend warriors.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The future of 95 Avenue A

Something finally coming to 95 Avenue A

Coming soon: Work starts on Cienfuegos at long-dormant (and soon-to-be-expanded) 95 Avenue A

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Out of tune — and time



Photo from last night on Sixth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue courtesy of EV Grieve reader Jesse.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A little pink and green with your rum punch

Over at Off the Presses, Robert Simonson has more information about the new rum bar opening on Sixth Street and Avenue A...

But first, let's look at the colorful photos of the renovated space that are courtesy of Urban Daddy:






Urban Daddy, as only they can do, described the place this way:

Upon arrival, you'll find you've shifted back in time and a few degrees closer to the equator — the long room is decked in light green and antique pink, none of the chairs match, there are candle stains on the walls, and all the tables show faint reminders of drinks past.

It's a place that makes the most sense on breezy, sunny afternoons where you'll sit in front of open second-floor windows, sip exotic rum cocktails (like the El Cobre), nosh on Cuban small plates and listen to vintage Cuban tunes while making eyes with raven-haired neighborhood rum enthusiasts.


As Simonson reports, the bar, called Cocteleria!, had a soft opening last night with a Friday night official opening set. (This is all courtesy of cocktail mogul Ravi DeRossi of Death & Co.) Carteles, the Cuban sandwich shop section of the two-floor complex, opened earlier this year with a Sixth Street entrance.

The rum punch bar is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Per OTP: "All the punches can be ordered in a variety of sizes — single serving, two servings, and for large groups. You don't have to order a bowl. All the drinks start at $13, with prices go up in increments depending on the number of people who order. $100 buys punch for 'the whole family,'" as manager Miguel Calvo told OTP.

Off The Presses is here. Urban Daddy's story is here. And hat tip to Eater for the whole shebang.

Previously on EV Grieve:
More on 95 Avenue A: Private chef's lounge and a rum punch bar

Coming soon: Work starts on Cienfuegos at long-dormant (and soon-to-be-expanded) 95 Avenue A

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mysteries: That low mechnaical hum from behind Sixth Street


An EV Grieve reader writes in with the following...

I live on 6th between Ave A and B, north side of the street, middle of the block. Our bedroom in the the back of the building. The past few nights I've noticed a low mechanical hum that rises and falls like a wave. It starts at about 11 pm and continues through the night (or at least the next few hours I was awake).

It is almost definitely coming from outside/backyard. Or possibly the basement? I've only been in the apt. for three months and have only noticed it in the last three days, if that gives any clues. My girlfriend hears it too so that rules out delusions...

Ever notice this or hear other complaints?


I have not. In such situations, I usually blame ConEd. Or maybe UFOs/fireballs, like the one spotted last summer.

Anyway, do you have any ideas or explanation as to what this may be?

Friday, April 2, 2010

6th Street Kitchen now open



On Sixth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B... According to New York magazine: "After a fifteen-year run in the East Village, the Pan-Asian pioneer O.G. closed in 2008. One of its partners, Chris Genoversa, kept the space and has leisurely been replacing kitchen equipment, ripping out beams and floors, and contemplating what New Yorkers are hungry for in 2010. His conclusion ... 'very homespun, very simple,' with multiculti comfort food and a three-for-$18 assortment of small plates


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Live like you're in the villas of the South of France and the Hamptons on East Sixth Street

Now here's a fine home for rent at 319 E. 6th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue...






You get 10 rooms... for $20,000 a month... According to the brand new listing:

East Village townhouse built 20' x 68' with a four-story extension. The enclosed front courtyard leads to an elegant and expansive home with interiors more often found in the villas of the South of France and the Hamptons. Amenities are numerous, and include superb Southern light with views of a quiet tree-lined street and peaceful rear garden. This beautiful home is equipped with multi-zone heating and air conditioning; radiant heat floors in 6 of the white tile and marble baths; Siberian oak plank flooring; inlaid hardwood floors, casement style steel and glass French doors; recessed lighting; newly restored mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; a video security system, topped off with an irresistible surround-view roof top terrace.





And no charge for the aroma from the restaurants below...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

For this East Sixth Street co-op, all you need is cash



There's a new listing for a fouth-floor unit at 440 E. 6th St. between First Avenue and Avenue A. Currently priced at $550,000... (and no mention of square footage...)

A steal for this charming one bed in the heart of the East Village. Loaded with pre-war detail including hardwood floors, picture moldings and high ceilings. Gracious entrance through a long hallway with double closets. Eat-in windowed kitchen with slate floors. Enjoy 3 exposures and tree top views from this sunny 4th floor home of an elevator building with a live in super. Please note the purchase must be all cash.


We'll check back in a year to see if it's still on the market...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Busy Bee back in business

As we noted on Feb. 21, Busy Bee Bikes on Sixth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A was shut down by the cops ...



City Room report that owner Jack Malewich has reopened the shop. Per the article:

The shop reopened on Friday, after a $4,000 fine and under court-ordered stipulations that include random inspections and severe restrictions on purchasing used bikes. While it has stopped accepting used bikes off the street, Mr. Malewich said, the shop continues to buy used bikes from a Connecticut wholesaler.

“We have that found several of the sellers of bikes to Busy Bee had records for crimes including grand larceny, burglary, narcotics, and weapons possession,” said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. “One individual who sold four bikes to Busy Bee had 18 prior arrests.

“Busy bees, indeed,” he concluded.

Mr. Malewich, 52, a retired police detective, dismissed the notion that his shop knowingly engaged in any sort of criminal activity. “We have so many repeat customers, you could never have an image like this,” Mr. Malewich said, and he called the whole episode “embarrassing.” He said he believed the undercover officers did not accurately convey to the shop’s employees that the bikes were stolen. “To these kids, ‘hot’ — it doesn’t mean stolen,” he said. “It just means, you know, a nice bike.”


For further reading on Streetsblog.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More on the Busy Bee Bike bust



Jack Savage at StreetsBlog has a lot more details about the bust at Busy Bee Bike shop on Sixth Street this past Friday...

Busy Bee Bikes, a familiar destination for local cyclists, was forced to close its doors last Friday for criminal possession of stolen property, according to Lt. Patrick Ferguson of the Ninth Precinct.

One Busy Bee employee was arrested at the store that day after purchasing stolen property from an undercover officer, Ferguson said, adding that the owners of Busy Bee will appear in civil court on Wednesday.


Previously on EV Grieve:
Busy Bee Bike shop busted on East Sixth Street

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Busy Bee Bike shop busted on East Sixth Street

We don't know all the details just yet, but Busy Bee Bikes on Sixth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A was shut down by the cops Friday...



EV Grieve reader Creature, who lives on the block, sent along the photo below...



As he noted: "The restraining order mentions criminal possession of stolen property. Innocent until proven guilty, and all that, but it's a shame nonetheless. They have quickly become a Sixth Street staple and added to the overall neighborhood feeling the East Village is known for."

Emey Hoffmann, who owned a number of bike shops through the years, including this one, died of a heart attack on Jan. 7, 2009. He was 63.

Here's a photo of the store on better days... from Ichance on Flickr (via BikeBlogNYC)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sixth Street's Congregation Mezritch Synagogue spared from glassy fate?


This just in from the The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP)...

NYS Historic Preservation Office, in response to an application from GVSHP, has ruled that the Congregation Mezritch Synagogue on Sixth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue qualifies for listing on the State and National Register of Historic Places. As the GVSHP notes, "While State and National Register listing does not prevent demolition of historic buildings, it does offer tax breaks and other financial incentives for preservation of historic structures."

Per an e-mail from the GVSHP:

The 1910 Congregation Mezritch Synagogue is the East Village’s last operating ‘tenement synagogue,’ so called because they occupied narrow tenement-sized lots and served residents of the surrounding tenements. This striking neo-classical style structure was supposed to be demolished in 2008 when GVSHP and the East Village Community Coalition staged public protests to save it and called upon the LPC to landmark the building. While the LPC did not, following the protests the developer of the condo which would have replaced the building backed out of the deal. The building was saved temporarily, but its ultimate fate is far from clear. GVSHP is completing a historic resources survey of the entire East Village, which will allow us to make strong arguments and recommendations for landmark protections throughout the East Village.


For further reading:
Proposed New East Village Synagogue Looks Suspiciously Like Apartment Building

Space-age love pad on the block...a "fully original Soho loft" on Avenue D

Check out this brand-new listing... a third-floor space over on Sixth Street at Avenue D. This 975-square-foot, one-bedroom condo is going for $699,000.



Here's the description:

Condo loft ready for you to move-in for only $716 a square foot!! This fully original Soho loft is ready to go at a stunning and spacious 975 square feet!! Located in a newer elevator building and facing south off the street you will enjoy the setting sun, quiet nights, and all the space!! The floors have been white washed for a tasteful but artful look. There is a flat screen TV nook that has been smartly placed in the living space so the TV will flow seamlessly against the wall. Closets everywhere, bath and a half, open kitchen around out this one-of-a-kind one bedroom flex two loft space. The building is a condo so subletting and renting are permitted.





There are other units available here above the Compare Foods...such as a two-bedroom for $764,000 that advertises a "waterview" and "steps away from hot new restaurants, bars and recreation park."



See this all for yourself at 754 E. Sixth St. during an open house Sunday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30. In keeping with the space theme, Tang and freeze-dried premium ice creams will be served to visitors.*

[*Not really]

Friday, January 22, 2010

Let the sandwich wars begin!

EV Grieve reader Creature sent these shots of the Cuban sandwich shop that opens today at Sixth Street and Avenue A... the first of the new Cuban-themed empire coming to this corner...





A few feet away...Bahn Mi Zon, the newish Vietnamese sandwich shop... Who will win the battle of the sandwiches...?



Previously on EV Grieve:
More on 95 Avenue A: Private chef's lounge and a rum punch bar