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We miss Bereket (which was totally demolished in July)

Grabbing a falafel at Bereket after a show at Mercury Lounge, Pianos or another East Village or Lower East Side venue was a tradition cut short last year when the Turkish kebab house suddenly closed to make room for a bigger building at its Orchard and Houston location...

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remember Sin-e? (the one on the Lower East Side, which may finally be demolished)

NYC music venue Sin-e existed in three different places before shutting down for good. The most notable location is the original cafe/coffeehouse which was on St...

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Ludlow & Rivington will not be ‘Beastie Boys Square’ (yet)

"At a meeting on Tuesday night, LeRoy McCarthy was told that he will have to get more signatures on his petition before a Manhattan community board will vote on his request to name a street after the New York hip-hop trio...

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Bowery Ballroom was a shoe store in the ’30s (pics)

A recent post on Gothamist points out that although LES venue Bowery Ballroom, which has only been around since 1997 was built in 1928 using remnants of an old theater, and back in the '30s the place was home to Tree Mark Shoe Store, as recently surfaced pictures illustrate...

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Max Fish is moving to Williamsburg

When it opened in 1989, Max Fish was an outpost in a down-and-out neighborhood, but it became a relic in what one former customer called today's "fratified" Lower East Side...

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Motor City Bar closing

Time Out commenter Jukebox Jodi writes:Been bartending at Motor City since the doors opened almost 17 years ago! We play all kinds of Rock'n'Roll, R&B, Soul, Garage, from the 50's and 60's to Punk to Rock to now...

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Cake Shop apparently needs money, facing eviction

We had heard that Cake Shop owner Andy Bodes was semi-privately looking for a bit of help, but now it seems things have come urgent. Someone just forwarded us this snippet of an email...

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club REHAB (formerly Midway, etc) is closed — RIP

"Rehab is shutting it's gates until it gets a new investor sorted. When & how it will reopen is anyones guess...there are many different scenarios, so for now thanks for the memories and if anything different arises we'll let you know...

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Mercury Lounge building for sale, but the club is safe for now

"There has been an exodus of live music from Downtown Manhattan recently, and the Lower East Side has been one of the hardest hit 'hoods--losing rock clubs such as Tonic, Luna Lounge and the somewhat short-lived Rothko over the past few years...

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Santa’s Party House (Andrew WK’s new NYC venue)

It was exactly a year ago today that Gothamist wrote....Andrew W.K. has also been working on his venue at 100 Lafayette, which he's opening with Spencer Sweeney...

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