In the News: The Beekman Hotel’s Nightclub

••• Deli Grossery, a Tumblr focusing on unappealing bodega/deli imagery, included Arpita Deli & Grocery (179 Church), Burger N Grill (176 Church, above), and Andy’s Deli (291 Broadway).

••• Daytonian in Manhattan on the history of 365-367 Canal: “Tenants in 365-367 Canal Street in the 1890’s included Pears’ Soap, some of whose colorful ads are disturbing or patently racist today.”

••• Eater has a post about Alley Cat Amateur Theatre, the new basement lounge at the Beekman hotel; it reads like they had to rewrite a press release. (We’ve all been there.) “Alley Cat blends old-school theater, izakaya, and speakeasy vibes. Located at 10 Theatre Alley, the bar plays homage to the area’s history by bringing an old-school playhouse look to its design and decor. The staircase down to the bar is lined with theater props, and the space, which can accommodate up to 110 people, features set pieces and a dress form, giving the bar backstage vibes. There’s also an actual stage area for live music. In addition to lounge-style seating geared toward large groups, there are 12 seats at a U-shaped bar.” Adam and I were just in London, where there was a dress form in our hotel room, and I remarked that it struck me as very 2007. Perhaps I was wrong.

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  1. I’m not sure I can really get a sharp focus the target of “Deli Grossery”, but the deli that preceded the one currently at 198(?) Church had this appetizing offering that I was quite fond of: https://flic.kr/p/kcuMKZ

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