Plus: Two guys are rowing from here to England (leaving next week); chopped trees on W. Broadway; Tribeca in an Apple wristwatch ad; Concepts store apparently not dead; Mudville's fight party; interesting Pen Parentis venue. / 1 comment
What good is sitting around in your loft? Go out and have fun—here are the places planning to be open tonight, tomorrow, or both. NOTE: UPDATES APLENTY FOR TUESDAY! / 22 comments
Plus: 6 Harrison permascaffolding finally coming down?!; Mudville 9 storefront getting redone; Washington Market Tavern opens Monday; Sun Cafe on hiatus; 443 Greenwich sales office; Macy Gray. / 1 comment
Plus: Inside Paul's Baby Grand; innocent man celebrates at Mudville 9; the World Trade Center security lawsuit; FiDi real estate recap; Clocktower Gallery.
It closed a while back and the space is for rent, but who knows, maybe the piano is still there....... — Erik Torkells / Seen & Heard: Raccoon Lodge Is Closing After All
Beluga Bar on Murray has a piano. Went there a while back when a friend's band played there. — S / Seen & Heard: Raccoon Lodge Is Closing After All
I have visited the Raccoon Lodge with some frequency, but only as an out-of-town fan of the joint. Although I... — Ron M / A New Home for Raccoon Lodge
Love you ACE! Thank You for all the years of good times. I will miss the Raccoon Lodge immensely. You... — Dennis verizon / A New Home for Raccoon Lodge
Uppityness comment still stands. Raccoon Lodge = great, luxurification of what was once a cool neighborhood = bad. — AndyC / A New Home for Raccoon Lodge
This place belongs on an avenue. Not on a quiet block. People need places to go to be loud, rowdy,... — Long standing neighboor / A New Home for Raccoon Lodge
lemonade — cami / Gee Whiz Diner Is Downsizing
Plus: Tribeca Meet & Greet (with cupcakes); Grown & Sewn sale; "Kwik Krimes" at Mysterious Bookshop; Washington Market Tavern update.
Details (including sample menus and floor plans) on Bill Telepan's restaurant, a chocolate-themed restaurant on Franklin, the pan-Latin place coming to Church, a new restaurant on Murray, and Centrico's and Flor de Sol's replacements.
Also on Community Board 1's January agendas: a 15-year-old restaurant appears to be closing; Tribeca is getting another Mexican restaurant; a new bar/restaurant on Franklin Street; a new fitness facility on Church; and more.
Plus: Brooklyn Bridge closures start up again; what's coming to the old Bon Chon Chicken space; new pasta restaurant; can anyone help Mike?