”Unfortunately with the striking of COVID-19 and the burdensome rent and expenses that were accruing without the possibility of running the daily operations, Rosario’s was left with no choice but to close its doors, a decision that did not come easy.” Good news, though: they're actively looking for a new location.
”Our decision has been forced by the demands of our landlord for more money and by their inaction on necessary repairs to the structural damage our wild little slice of space has endured over these last 21 years,” they write.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Office of Nightlife take aim at the 24-block chunk of the Lower East Side dubbed "Hell's Square," where the density of bars and clubs has been accused of ruining the neighborhood.
Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown will return for a final season on CNN, including an episode that explores NYC's East Village and Lower East Side, with appearances from members of Blondie, Cro-Mag Harley Flanagan, Jim Jarmusch, Kid Congo Powers and more.
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...