THE TWO MEN The New York Times anointed the “darlings of the New York culinary set” and the “future of Italian food in America,” Mario Carbone, 32 and Rich Torrisi, 31—along with their business partner, Jeff Zalaznick, 29—do not flatter easily.
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Everyone knows that Village Voice ‘Queer Issue’ cover boy Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is currently rolling in it. He might make $5 million this year alone. He gets $60,000 an ep for the Jersey Shore. He’s going to broaden his audience with a Dancing on the Stars nod. So Read More
Five months after the Department of Buildings approved a proposal for renovation at 135 Bowery, building owner Ricky Wong received an unwelcome letter from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The LPC wanted to designate his small, three-story building, a specimen of the early 19th-century Federal style, as a city landmark. Such a ruling would likely Read More
The Italian American Museum will move into its new headquarters on the corner of Grand and Mulberry streets in Little Italy “in a matter of weeks,” Museum president Joseph V. Scelsa announced on Tuesday, providing the neighborhood with a venue to “showcase the Italian-American experience for decades to come.”
Little Italy would certainly benefit Read More
On Wednesday, The Observer reported that the late Washington Post publisher Kay Graham had sold her U.N. Plaza apartment for $2.3 million. (The newspaper icon died six and a half years ago, so the apartment, near her friend Truman Capote’s, was sold by her estate.)
City records show that one more long-gone Washington, D.C., Read More
The cost of the average drink in New York City has soared 7.3 percent to $10.12, according to the 2007/2008 Zagat Survey New York City Nightlife
, released Wednesday.
Perhaps not coincidentally, New Yorkers are cutting back slightly on nights out per week (2.0) and on their nightly drink intake (3.2), compared to years past, the Read More
It's official. Sting, David Bowie and club owner Ivan Kane have finally gone to contract to bring Kane's burlesque show Forty Deuce to New York. Late yesterday, the trio signed on with New York Commercial Realty's James Famularo to open Kane's Las Vegas-based show at 19 Kenmare Street in the space that currently Read More
The future of Little Charlie's Clam House, a Little Italy mainstay, may be in question after the building that houses it was recently sold.
On April 30, the 14,000-quare-foot, six-story building at 19 Kenmare Street was sold for approximately $10 million, according to James Famularo of New York Commercial Realty Services. David Read More
The Italian American Museum has made concrete plans to move downtown. In a Tuesday press conference, the museum announced that it has purchased three buildings near the corner of Grand and Mulberry streets in the hopes of moving to Little Italy over the next three years. The museum purchased 185, 187 and 189 Grand Street Read More