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  1. landlords
    Restaurants Need Rent Relief. Are ‘Recovery Leases’ the Answer?A new proposal aims to aid struggling small businesses.
  2. closings
    Bobby Flay Will Close Bar Americain in MidtownMidtown’s 13-year-old brasserie shutters in January.
  3. A New Report Finds New York City Really Is Too Expensive for RestaurantsIt’s not just the rent, it’s everything.
  4. The Chain Gang
    It Won’t Be Long Before Most U.S. Restaurants Are ChainsMom-and-pops account for 54 percent of American restaurants, and that number’s dropping.
  5. Closings
    Another 20-Year-Old New York Café Is ClosingCafé Pick Me Up is the latest victim of rent hikes.
  6. Welcome Back
    Bonnie Slotnick Has Reopened Her Treasured Cookbook Shop in the East Village“It’s so nice to be in a place where the people who own the building want me here and care about me.”
  7. Interviews
    Bonnie Slotnick on the Struggle to Save Her Cherished Cookbook Shop“I am the store and the store is me.”
  8. Rent
    Danny Meyer Says Rising Rents Are Crushing New York’s Neighborhood“There are neither victims nor villains in this story,” Meyer writes.
  9. Temporary Closings
    Union Square Cafe Will Close and Move to New LocationThe good news is that you’ve got until the end of 2015 to get in there.
  10. Rent
    Little Italy Restaurateurs Grapple With Huge Rent HikesIt’s time to go eat some ziti.
  11. Rent
    Enormous Rent Hike May Close Big Nick’s on the UWSNick Imirziades says his rent has increased by $20,000 a month.
  12. Big Head Todd
    Todd English in Hot Water (Again) Over Missed Rent PaymentsAnother day, another lawsuit for the woebegone chef.
  13. Real Estate
    Former Life Café to Be Split in HalfTwo spaces for ‘Rent.’
  14. Rent
    Rent’s Life Café Is Officially La Vie B’OverSupport the Bushwick location.
  15. The Chain Gang
    How Much Rent Does IHOP Pay for Its 14th Street Location?Quite a bit! But we bet they can afford it.
  16. Lawsuits
    Tom Vicari Is Fighting for the Life of Casa HavanaHe says his landlord tried to rip out his security alarm wires at 4 a.m.
  17. Closings
    Ennio & Michael Is Set to Close While Neighbor Rhong-Tiam Opens in Murray HillAfter three decades, a Village institution is in danger.
  18. Empire Building
    Why Are So Many Celebrity Chefs Checking Into Hotels?The economics of a hotel deal.
  19. Financial Woes
    Can $1 Cappuccinos Save Ray’s Candy Store?Business is not so good at the East Village time warp.
  20. Closings
    The Pink Tea Cup Has a Backup PlanA Pink Tea Cup manager looks to buy the business and keep the 55-year-old restaurant’s doors open.
  21. Closings
    Owner Lisa Ford Says Pink Tea Cup Is ‘Pretty Much Done’Third-generation owner Lisa Ford tells us why she’s closing the soul-food spot after more than 50 years.
  22. Foodievents
    Tavern on the Green Will Not Go Quietly on New Year’sDetails of the troubled restaurant’s last bash have been released.
  23. Closings
    Pink Tea Cup Will Close After Over 50 YearsThe rent is too damn high.
  24. For Sale
    How Profitable Is a Crown Fried Chicken?A glimpse at a KFC knockoff’s p&l.
  25. lawsuits
    Update: Was Bouley Suit Originally Dismissed?The landlord also sued him back in May.
  26. Lawsuits
    Landlord Sues Bouley for $1.3 MillionThe esteemed chef allegedly hasn’t paid rent for two years.
  27. Delays
    Camacho’s New Olvera Street Project is Late Paying the RentCamacho’s new project in the historic district is threatened by late-payments.
  28. Financial Woes
    Fine-Dining Temple Cru Is Threatened With EvictionOwing to nonpayment of rent.
  29. Closings
    Will Joe Jr. Pull Through? Owner Says ‘No, No, No, No’The story behind the Greenwich Village fixture’s closing.
  30. Closings
    Soho Veteran the Cub Room Is Repossessed by LandlordDishes with names like “Low Credit High Spirits” couldn’t save the fifteen-year-old restaurant.
  31. Openings
    Noel Ashman’s Next Club Will Have the Toughest Door Out There“The idea here is to be really exclusive not in the 2009 sense, but in the 1998 sense.”
  32. Closings
    Noble Food & Wine Makes a Less Than Noble ExitThe landlord has seized a relative Nolita newcomer.
  33. The Biz
    Restaurant Rents NormalizeHow much are rents really going down?
  34. Endangered
    Café Noir Will Vacate Home of a DecadeWill the Soho institution reopen elsewhere?
  35. Endangered
    Kurve Is Served: Eviction May Be ImminentThe quirky East Village experiment owes $52,253.43 in back rent.