Holiday Cocktail Lounge Closes After 47 Years; Ngam Offers Cooking Classes

East Village: Modern Thai newcomer Ngam will host its first monthly cooking class, "Thai For Your Loved Ones," on February 12 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Only $90! [Grub Street]
East Village: Sad news as Holiday Cocktail Lounge — a place once rumored to be a favorite of the likes of W. H. Auden, Leon Trotsky, and Allen Ginsberg — closes its doors after 47 years of service, and patrons raise a glass. [East Village Local/NYT]

Financial District: The sky-high Subway at the World Trade Center has closed its doors after poor financial performance. It had been rising along with the steel at 1 World Trade Center since 2010. [Crain's New York Business]
Gramercy: Bistro Lamazou is now offering unlimited Champagne cocktails with Saturday and Sunday brunch for $17.75 on top of food costs. And yes, we said unlimited. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: Brown Cafe now offers a wine bar and tapas menu (featuring the likes of crab cakes or pepper-wrapped green beans) on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. [Grub Street]
Soho: For those of you with green blood who love to party, New York's first ecofriendly nightclub, Greenhouse, reopens its doors on Monday, January 30. [Grub Street]
NYC-based chef and contestant on this year's Top Chef Texas Ty-Lör Boring comes to City Grit from February 6 to 11. He'll prepare a five-course French and Asian meal, and tickets are $75, available here.
Upper West Side: On January 31, Whole Foods Market on the Upper West Side will pair with Veggiecation to host nutrition and education events for Choices Count Kids’ Healthy Wellness Day. Bring the whippersnappers by from 4 to 6 p.m. [Grub Street]