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  1. Openings
    Speakeasies Real and Unreal: Panda and You Are Not WantedThe opening of Passerby 2.0, plus John Hodgman on the speakeasy trend.
  2. NewsFeed
    Florent Has Already Reached ‘Acceptance’ PhaseWith Florent and the Hog Pit closing, Shecky’s charts what it calls the “de-evolution” of the meatpacking district.
  3. NewsFeed
    Passerby Passes On, and We MournAn upcoming book offers an elegy for the Chelsea institution that closed this weekend.
  4. NewsFeed
    Confirmed: Passerby Will Close This MonthPasserby proprietor Toby Cecchini is losing his Chelsea bar to yet another condo project.
  5. NewsFeed
    Art-Crowd Fixture Passerby May Close SaturdayIf Passerby closes, downtown scenesters will have no reason to cross 14th Street.
  6. NewsFeed
    Passerby Hasn’t Quite Passed On When the weather is this damn cold, we get to thinking about tiny spaces where we can warm ourselves to the heat of a dozen disco dancers — like Passerby, Gavin Brown’s diminutive bar/gallery that Gawker reported had “passed on” back in September. Turns out the bar won’t be closing till spring, after which the building will be torn down. There’s no closing date set yet, but the current exhibit will be running through March. And after that, who knows — Passerby rep Alex Zachary tells us, “I think we’ll do something else at some point,” but nothing definite is in the works. Somehow Maxim Prime won’t fill the hole this leaves in the neighborhood… Related: Passerby Passes On [Gawker]