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West Chelsea

  1. Openings
    One Group Slips Into BED, Plans Rooftop RestaurantThe West Chelsea space that once held BED has come back to life.
  2. Closings
    After Nearly a Decade, Son Cubano Will Leave Meatpacking for ChelseaThe meatpacking mojito destination has taken the former Cain space.
  3. Openings
    What to Eat at Colicchio & Sons, Now Serving Capon ‘Pot au Feu’Tom Colicchio returns to the kitchen with his remake of Craftsteak.
  4. Slideshow
    First Look at Amnesia: A Little Bit of ‘Jersey Shore’ in ManhattanForget the “gastrolounges” and “boutique nightclubs”! A big club has hit the scene.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    New Amsterdam Market Returns; Del Posto Hosts White Truffle DinnerPlus: a Biryani scuffle, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Pick Plantain in Fort Greene Park; Robert’s Steakhouse ExpandsPlus: Watch Russ & Daughters on TV, and drink all Kelso brews in Carroll Gardens, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  7. Truckin
    Vinny Vincenz Expands Its Fleet, Revs Up ‘The Pizza Truck’Another truck joins the Vinny Vincenz fleet.
  8. Openings
    First Look at Avenue, Soon Serving a Gourmet ‘Sex on the Beach’Noah Tepperberg tells us whether his gastrolounge will jump on the glamburger trend. Plus: Photos and the menu.
  9. Models and Bottles
    Tepperberg Readies Avenue for June 1 OpeningWhat exactly is a gastro-lounge, anyway?
  10. Crime Scenes
    Apparently Ecstasy Still ExistsThe problem: You have to go to places like Suzie Wong to get it.
  11. Nightclubbing
    Exaggerated Rumors of Marquee’s Demise?Don’t be so quick to believe a blog’s claim that the club is closing.
  12. Models and Bottles
    Tepperberg Good to GoThe Marquee man snags community-board approval for a new gastrolounge.
  13. Community Boards
    Noah Tepperberg’s West Chelsea Gastrolounge Clears a Hurdle, Poised forThe Marquee honcho wants his new venue to be a cross between the Spotted Pig and Rose Bar, and he now has Community Board 4’s licensing committee onboard.
  14. Community Boards
    Tepperberg Will Go Ahead With New LoungeThe Marquee man won’t let the Community Board’s disapproval stop him.
  15. Models and Bottles
    More PinkRocco Ancarola discusses the club’s past and future.
  16. Models and Bottles
    Pink Elephant Insists It’s Alive and Well, Unlike Other ClubsThe club’s manager says the recent departure of a partner and another employee is no biggie.
  17. Slideshow
    Jon B Shows Off His Ecofriendly Nightclub, GreenhouseThe man behind Home and Guest House spent a pretty penny to make his new venue green. So how did it turn out?
  18. Nightlife
    So Far So Good for Marquee’s New West Chelsea LoungeCommunity Board 4 didn’t give Noah Tepperberg the green light he was hoping for, but he didn’t get a Wass-like smackdown either.
  19. Nightlife
    Breaking: Noah Tepperberg Pursues Earth SpaceThe owner of Marquee plans to open another spot in West Chelsea.
  20. Mulholland Drive
    Cain ReduxJamie Mulholland promises that West 27th Street will be hot again.
  21. Models and Bottles
    1Oak and Bungalow 8 Violate Bloggers’ ‘No Soliciting’ RulesAre e-flyers a sign that these former hot spots are hurting for business?
  22. Models and Bottles
    Reformed (?) Bottle-Pusher Starts New Yorkers Against Bottle ServiceJohn ‘JE’ Englebert is aiming to be the Patron Saint of Drunk Chicks.
  23. Models and Bottles
    Pot, Kettle, Black? JE Englebert Plans to Sue for TackinessHe’s not happy that a McDonald’s has been installed in his classy apartment building.
  24. NewsFeed
    Roxy Might Just Be Down for the CountTheir withdrawal from a recent community-board meeting may mean the owners have abandoned plans to reopen.
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    Artichoke Pizza Hasn’t Heard of David Chang; Green-Tea Cookies So Good in theDavid Chang supports other East Village restaurants, Suzy Wong’s sleazy and cute, delicious cookies all over town.
  26. NewsFeed
    Mansion’s House Is Not Entirely in OrderLast week we brought news that the Crobar space is set to reopen (with sex toys!) as Mansion. But before we celebrate the return of big clubbing to Manhattan, let’s remember this: The space is operating under a SAPA letter that allows the club to serve alcohol, despite its expired liquor license, while the State Liquor Authority considers whether to renew its license. Obviously the new owners are banking on the fact that Crobar’s alleged violations in 2006 — including inadequate supervision, five noise violations, three assaults, and eight instances of drugs on premise — won’t cause the SLA to revoke the license. However, a spokesman for the SLA says that revocation is a possibility. Though the community board has previously indicated a willingness to work with Opium Group (whose owner Eric Milon is, ironically, a teetotaler), district spokesman Bob Banfatto says the board has not made a recommendation to the SLA and doesn’t expect to until after the SAPA investigation is resolved. That could be a matter of months, but we’ll let you know if there’s anything new after one of the violations is addressed in an SLA meeting this Wednesday. ABC’s Notice of Pleading for Crobar/Pink Elephant Related: Mansion Will Bring Sex Toys to Crobar’s Old Home Next Friday Community Board Stymies Crobar’s Plan to Reopen
  27. Openings
    Suzie Wong Gives Us a Case of Déjà Vu When we first told you about Suzie Wong, the lounge “nightlife lord” JE Englebert and his partners are opening this Thursday in their old Pre:Post space at 547 West 27th Street, we noted that Lotus once had a café named after the fictitious hooker with a heart of gold. That said, you’d think Lord Englebert would make sure his logo looks nothing like Lotus’s! Or are we the only ones who see the resemblance? And are we the only ones who are hesitant to visit a sake lounge that spells it “saki”? Sure, it’s technically an acceptable alternative, but we’re not surprised it’s the preferred spelling of someone whose other club is Myst [sic]. Earlier: Club to Open in (Rather Than Flee) West Chelsea
  28. NewsFeed
    Club to Open in (Rather Than Flee) West ChelseaThought West Chelsea was dead? John “JE” Englebert and his partners at Pre:Post, Retox, and Myst (where Flava Flav hosts a party this Saturday!) apparently disagree: In October they’ll open a 4,000-square-foot lounge called Suzie Wong’s (no relationship to the restaurant, also serving light Asian fare, in London, or the late-night cafe that used to be in Lotus). They’re not saying where in the neighborhood it’ll go, but we’re thinking it won’t be the Cain space: We wouldn’t be surprised if it replaced Pre:Post just like Myst and Retox replaced their onetime club Quo. The fact that the waitresses will be dressed as geishas is nothing new — remember the ones at G Lounge? (Probably not) — but there is one relative novelty: JE is avoiding the bottle-service route by simply charging a $50 table fee that will include a bottle of sake and a platter of appetizers. Call it bottle service 2.0.
  29. Back of the House
    Danny Meyer May Not Be So Down on New Restaurants After AllEater is reporting that Danny Meyer is preparing to start building a new restaurant at 100 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea, to be opened sometime in 2009. If true, color us unsurprised! When Danny Meyer tells you in an interview that “I haven’t opened a new restaurant since 2004. I just want to keep getting more deeply into the ones I do have right now,” take it with a grain of fleur de sel. You don’t get a world-class restaurant empire by showing your cards to everybody who asks. Update: The hospitality king is sticking to his story: “This is not a deal I even knew we were contemplating,” Meyer tells us. “It’s unbelievable! I have a partner whose full-time job consists of looking for these projects, and this is not something I even remember us having a lengthy conversation about.” West Chelsea Slated to Get a Danny Meyer Restaurant [Eater] Earlier: Danny Meyer on Shake Shack 2.0
  30. NewsFeed
    Cain’s Not Moving, Just Expanding to the BahamasEarlier this week a broker revealed to us that GoldBar, the new project from Cain’s Robert McKinley and Jamie Mulholland, would resemble Pangea, prompting a PR rep to vehemently disagree. “Whoever said anything about bottle service?” the rep writes. “Couldn’t be farther from what this project is about.” (No word, of course, on what it is about.) Meanwhile, Mulholland himself refuted industry rumors that Cain is considering a move from West 27th Street, saying business is stronger than ever and he looks at three or four spaces a week only because “it’s good to have your ears to the ground.” One move we can tell you to expect: If all goes as planned, a Cain Beach Club will be opening in the new Cove luxury hotel complex on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Now we know where Bobby Flay, who’s opening a Mesa Grill on the island, will be throwing down. —Daniel Maurer Earlier: Cain’s Secret Project to Bring a Whole Lotta Bling to Little Italy
  31. Click and Save
    Ah, to Quaff Eggnog Fireside in Long IslandFor an entire year, this thread on Mouthfuls has been tracking the best of the Upper West Side. It’s all wrapped up in this year-end post. [Mouthfuls] A quick roundup of new West Chelsea eateries. [NYT] Hankering for a meal by a roaring fireplace? [NYP] Related: Have Dinner With an Old Flame If you do wind up sitting by a fire, you’re going to want some eggnog. [NYDN] New cookbooks that make fine gifts. [NYDN] Related: New Cookbooks You Might Actually Open Even in Long Island, people like to eat Christmas dinner out. [Newsday]