A suicide saloon it ain’t.Photo: Melissa Hom
The new incarnation of Mannahatta, the hot spot that closed to make way for AvroKo’s new restaurant, reopened this weekend a couple doors down in the old Crime Scene space. (This is the fourth Bowery opening in about a week, joining Antik, Bowery Electric, and the Morrison Hotel gallery, which opens on Thursday in the old CBGB Gallery.) Crime Scene’s owners partnered with Mannahatta’s Bill Fresko to relocate the bar, and the old wall panels and a bar made from Costa Rican wood aren’t the only things he brings.
He also installed a painting by D.J.-designer Izzy Gold (you may remember him from those GoldBar shirts) and invited graffiti artist Pesu to host live paint-offs on Thursdays. The door policy won’t be all that strict, but it’ll be enforced by a U.S. Special Forces officer, Terry Schappert, so have those Jersey I.D.’s handy, kids.
Mannahatta, 310 Bowery, nr. Bleecker St.; 212-477-1979