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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Kate Mara Grabs Coffee at La Colombe; Mindy Kaling and Malcolm Gladwell Party atThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  2. Celebrity Settings
    Bradley Cooper Does Date Night at Primola; Michelle Obama Dines at ABC KitchenPlus: Leo DiCaprio at Bouley, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  3. Celebrity Settings
    Jimmy Fallon Sings at Bill’s; Hugh Jackman Gives a Speech at RefineryPlus: ScarJo eats at the Smile, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  4. Nothing's Shocking
    Obscenity Charges Threaten to Close Simon Hammerstein’s Vegas OutpostApparently the shows were “too raunchy” for Las Vegas.
  5. Celebrity Settings
    Natalie Portman Juices at Liquiteria; Jon Hamm Smooches at Bistro Chat NoirPlus: Katy Perry dines at Melba’s, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  6. Opening Maybe
    Opening Soon-ish on the Lower East SideIs the Box 2.0 coming to Stanton Street?
  7. Celebrity Settings
    David Beckham Dines at Acme; Katie Holmes and Gloria Steinem Go to CarbonePlus: Derek Jeter heals at the Box, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  8. The Other Critics
    Hirsch Revels in the Industry-Friendly Window Operation Known as The BoxIt’s next door to The Tempest bar on Natoma.
  9. celebrity settings
    Alicia Keys Gets a Striptease at the Box; Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez ReunitePlus, Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne get cozy at No. 8, Meg Ryan peruses pastries at Dean & Deluca, and more of this week’s celebrity dining.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Cameron Diaz and Diddy Cross the Friend Line at PH-D; Ryan Reynolds and BlakePlus: Julie Macklowe throws herself a party at the Box, Brian Mazza and Tinsley Mortimer fuel engagement rumors at the Ainsworth, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    New Noodles in the EV; Isa Gets a Liquor LicensePlus: Felice launches aperitivo hour, Huckleberry Bar hosts a mac-and-cheese-off, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  12. Models and Bottles
    Whale Watching: Which Nightclubs Boast the Highest Tabs?This is one list where we actually wish New York had placed worse.
  13. Openings
    What to Eat at Miss Lily’s, Now Serving Curry Goat and Jerk Chicken to theSerge Becker’s jerk-chicken joint is currently in previews.
  14. Musical Interlude
    How to Be a ‘Downtown King’Hint: It involves going to Serge Becker’s places. And … Magnolia?
  15. Nightlife Is Dead
    SLA to Kenmare: Big Brother Is WatchingDon’t even think about dancing here.
  16. Health Concerns
    City May Give Smoke-Happy Clubs Another ChanceThe Health Department takes the hard line against one smokeasy, but may work out a deal with others.
  17. Health Concerns
    City Killjoys Try to Snuff Out Lit, the Box, and Other Clubs for SmokingThe smoking crackdown is worse than we thought.
  18. Mediavore
    The Box Goes to Russia; Paula Deen Cooks for Kevin JonasPlus: Bruce Willis becomes some sort of vodka mogul, and ‘Ad Hoc at Home’ sells out, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. Celebrity Settings
    Nello May Be in Trouble for $47,221 Bill StoryPlus the rest of this week’s celebrity sightings.
  20. Slideshow
    First Look at the Summit Bar, a Cocktail Den With Minetta Tavern ConnectionsSome veterans of Minetta Tavern and the Mercer Kitchen have set up shop in the East Village.
  21. Foodievents
    Simon Hammerstein Unveils Something Scarier Than the Box’s Bottle PricesA haunted house!
  22. Mediavore
    Farm-to-Bar Cocktails; Sugar Crisis LoomsPlus: Cooking classes on the rise, and personnel changes at the Box, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Random Scenes
    Before You Show Up to the Box’s Beach Party, Maybe Check the DateDon’t want to get caught with your pants down.
  24. Openings
    A Caribbean Restaurant Gained, Another One LostPlus, the designers of the Box are prepping a French restaurant for Smith Street.
  25. Celebrity Settings
    Rihanna Is Everywhere, From the Griffin and Golden Krust to Shanghai SquareIt’s our weekly roundup of where the sparkly people were seen wining and dining.
  26. Mediavore
    Restaurant Market Shrinks; Via Dei Mille Owner ArrestedPlus: Camel’s-milk chocolate goes global, and the Box cuts costs, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. Le Scandale
    Porcelain Twinz File Suit Against Simon Hammerstein (Updated)Excerpts from the tawdry sexual-harassment case against the Box impresario.
  28. Mediavore
    The Rise of the West Seventies; NYC Nightclubs Step Inside the BoxPlus: Food ads on the attack, and applying sustainable food practices to your life, in our daily news roundup.
  29. Le Scandale
    The Box Talks: Hammerstein and Performers Speak on ScandalAn in-depth look into downtown’s controversial cabaret.
  30. NIMBYs
    The Box Wins Over CB3; Welsh Bed and Breakfast Coming to LESPlus, the owners of Spice and Klimat faced opposition at last night’s CB3 meeting.
  31. The Box
    The Box Responds to Allegations; Gawker Backtracks on Calling it aDid blogger Ian Spiegelman go too far when he seemingly advocated putting a blade in Simon Hammerstein’s throat?
  32. Mediavore
    The Box Supports Obama; Do McDonald’s Burgers Ever Go Bad?What Congress ate during last night’s financial bailout meetings, and which presidential candidate’s state has better wine, from our glance at the morning headlines.
  33. CB Report
    The Box Gets a Break, But Not MercaditoCB3 votes on Seymour Burton, Mercury Dime, and Dixon Place.
  34. Le Scandale
    Cops, Not Just the Neighbors, Are on the Box’s CaseThe Porcelain Twinz give their first interview after ratting out the Box on their MySpace page.
  35. Community Bored
    CB3 Snubs the Box, Mercury Dime, and Mercadito, Shows Some Love to SeymourSasha Petraske’s coffee shop may not be getting wine; E.U. looks good for outdoor booze.
  36. Le Scandale
    Pervy Performers Accuse the Box of Everything Imaginable, and Then SomeBox honcho Simon Hammerstein is accused of abusing his dog, keeping in-house prostitutes, sexual harassment, and pressuring a couple of sisters into a threesome.
  37. NewsFeed
    The Box Still Revels in Cocaine and Sex ToysAnd owner Simon Hammerstein is still searching for a boozy bathhouse.
  38. NewsFeed
    Is This Serge Becker’s New Restaurant?A source close to D.J. duo A Touch of Class says that the Zurich natives are collaborating with Serge Becker on a new project.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    Box Not That Cool? Kiev Curse Lingers in the East VillageThe Box is doubted and cheap Kobe sliders arrive in today’s neighborhood food news.
  40. In Other Magazines
    Simon Glammerstein Sports Another $3,000 SuitThe Box impresario goes from posing in Esquire to the Times Magazine. A model to watch?
  41. NewsFeed
    Simon Hammerstein Waxes Beard (Talks About It, Not Actually Waxes It)Jada Yuan cornered the normally press-shy Simon Hammerstein at City Opera’s spring gala, and among other things he revealed that during his birthday party at his club the Box, he was dragged onstage to have his clothes ripped off (and you thought a shirtless Anthony Bourdain was bad…). What we really love, though, are his musings about what a reporter from the Times of London once called his “Jesus beard.”
  42. NewsFeed
    La Esquina and Box Player Sentenced to Prison and $35,000 FineThe saga of Cordell Lochin, the maybe-sort-of partner in the Box and La Esquina who was convicted of drug-smuggling charges, has finally come to somewhat of a conclusion. According to Guest of a Guest, a judge has sentenced Lochin to 39 months in prison and a $35,000 fine. That doesn’t fare well for partner Serge Becker, who expressed hope in a letter to the court that Lochin be allowed to “continue his work while paying his debt.” Cordell Lochin Sentenced for 39 Months, Fined $35,000 [Guest of a Guest] Earlier: La Esquina to Open in Miami; Becker’s Right-Hand Man in Legal Limbo Serge Becker: Drug-Dealing ‘Consultant’ Is Not a Co-Owner of the Box, La Esquina
  43. NewsFeed
    La Esquina to Open in Miami; Becker’s Right-Hand Man in Legal LimboAh, the tangled web of nightlife ownership. A while back, Serge Becker, part-owner of The Box and La Esquina, told us in a statement that Cordell Lochin, the young scenester who presented himself as a partner in Becker’s restaurants before being convicted of drug-conspiracy charges, was merely an “indispensable advisor.” A December 15 memo from a government attorney calls that assertion into question, pointing at an undated letter from Becker that describes Lochin as “more than just a business partner.” That letter pleads for leniency because his company is “in the design stage of our second location of ‘La Esquina’ in Miami Beach at ‘the Gale’ hotel.” Exciting news, innit?
  44. Celebrity Settings
    Dave Chappelle Tiffs With the Wife at Coffee Shop, ‘Entourage’-ers This week’s juiciest bit of celeb-sighting gossip was, of course, the Post’s report that after a performer dumped a drink on Demi and Ashton, Box honcho Simon Hammerstein sent an e-mail to his partner and a GM saying, “I can’t stand those two” — apparently because they’re “so far up their own arses” and “don’t spend anything” — “and I applaud whoever spilt a drink on them.” We’re thinking Kid Rock got kinder treatment when he went to Southern Hospitality, or there would’ve been a Tommy Lee–style throwdown.
  45. Mediavore
    Demi and Ashton Not the Box’s Favorite Patrons; PM Closing for JanuaryBox owner Simon Hammerstein is happy one of his performers spilled a drink on Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher this week. [NYP] 2008 probably won’t be the year that sees the establishment of a large, indoor public market along the lines of London’s Borough Market or San Francisco’s farmer’s market. [NYT] Related: Batali Shows a Little Leg to Sex Up New Amsterdam Public Gael Greene puts forth her list of culinary predictions for the New Year, including this gem: “Jeffrey Chodorow and Frank Bruni will have a food fight in Madison Square Park televised by the Food Network. If Bruni loses he will be required to review restaurants in Des Moines for six months. If Chodorow is the loser he will be forbidden to open a new restaurant for three weeks.” [Insatiable Critic]
  46. Celebrity Settings
    Tom and Gisele Lock Lips at Nobu, ‘Full House’ Cast and the B-52sEarlier this week we linked to a Daily News item claiming Padma Lakshmi rudely refused complimentary dishes from Fiamma’s chef. A commenter wrote, “I was at Fiamma the night Padma was dining there and it absolutely did NOT go down that way. When the dishes arrived at the table, she thanked them profusely and apologized for being too full to eat any of them!” Whatever happened, Padma was just one of many celebs to chow down (or at least show up) at local restaurants this week, and here’s our gossip-column compendium of just who went where.
  47. Celebrity Settings
    Ben Stiller Crashes a Party at Fiamma, Penélope Cruz Makes Out at Every Friday a notable New Yorker tells us where they’ve been eating, but where are the rest of them chowing down? Starting this week we’ll sort through the gossip columns à la Ils Vont (RIP) to tell you who’s been seen where (casual sightings only — boring galas, vodka launches, and pluggy appearances don’t count). We’ll eventually compile a ranking of restaurants most often visited by celebs. Not that you care about that sort of thing! Oh, but if you do, won’t you please leave your own sightings in the comments?
  48. NewsFeed
    The Box Is Looking for a Roommate Considering they blew $2 million on the place, we assumed the proprietors of the Box had the building all to themselves, but apparently even the hottest club in the city can’t afford to live without a roommate. To that end, if you want a nice quiet workspace right above the S&M shows, it can be yours for a little over $115,000 per month year. According to the broker’s listing, “all uses [will be] considered”— so feel free to set up a fake VIP room and convince eager cover-payers they’re actually inside of the Box. After all, remember Noel Ashman’s “Upstairs at Studio 54”? Walker Malloy [Official site]
  49. NewsFeed
    The Box Appears on ‘Gossip Girl,’ Officially Jumps the Shark We thought the Box lost its remaining counterculture cred when the Times, of all things, called it out on being pretty much any other club. Not so! The real point of no return came last night when it appeared, in the guise of club Victrola, on teenybopper drama du jour Gossip Girl. The place must’ve loosened its rules against interior photography, because the first scene has Chuck Bass (a son every bit as wayward as Simon Hammerstein) explaining why his father should support him by investing in the burlesque club: “No judgments. Pure escape. What happens at Victrola stays at Victrola” (until the Health Department shows up, anyway).
  50. Mediavore
    Big Dreams for Chodorow’s Next Showstopper; Perv Attacking Women Outside the BoxCuozzo fantasizes about the possible successes Jeffrey Chodorow could develop if he signs a lease on the enormous space at Broadway and 63rd Street. They include stellar risotto, traditional dim sum, and haute Lebanese — if only he doesn’t “blow it on another howler like Rocco’s or a limping dud like Kobe Club.” [NYP] A Queens dumpling celebrity, a chef in northern China before transplanting to the U.S., has been persuaded to supply her specialty to TKettle on St. Marks Place. Get there early, though; she’s only agreed to hand-make 1,000 per day for the bubble-tea shop. [Eat for Victory/VV] Two young female patrons of the Box have been abducted from outside the club and raped on separate occasions in less than a month, and the predator has not been apprehended. [NYP]
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