A mustachioed man in a tan trench coat milled anxiously outside the newly reopened Cafe Fonduta at 1:35 p.m. on Monday, admittedly wondering whether it was actually safe to go inside.
Just 24 hours earlier, a state lawmaker had grandstanded upon the same spot on East 57th Street, condemning the Upper East Side eatery as Read More
Location: The Feb. 23 video of rats overrunning a health-inspector-approved KFC/Taco Bell in Greenwich Village triggered a city Health Department crackdown, resulting in three times as many daily restaurant closures as usual.
Hunt: It’s actually four times as many.
O.K., four times. Isn’t it about time the city put some teeth into the inspection process? Read More
At noon on Friday, a towncar driver in a black suit stood beside his parked Lincoln, staring at the shuttered storefront at 331 Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village.
“This is the place from the TV, right?” he asked.
This is, indeed, the place—one month to the day, in fact, after the infamous Read More
"This is the best local news story you could possibly have,” said Peter Bunin, assignment editor for WNBC’s Today in New York.
Mr. Bunin had been on duty in the early-morning hours of Feb. 23 when the station fielded a phone tip about rats in a West Village fast-food restaurant. Freelance cameraman Rafael Garcia Jr. Read More
148 Lafayette Street sells for $59 M.
[GlobeSt] Bid to rat-proof Village Taco Bell-KFC.
[NY Post] Moody’s to take more space at 7 World Trade Center.
[NY Post] Whole Foods opening at 100th and Columbus. [bottom]
Did we miss any New Read More
Fast food restaurants, educational and medical facilities not permitted to lease space in the 52-story building include: Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, juvenile or adult day-care centers, social-services offices, job training centers, and auction houses (except “high-end auction houses specializing in art and historical artifacts”).
That’s according to The Village Voice‘s Paul Moses Read More
Sarah Thyre, 30, grew up poor in Louisiana and now lives in a big apartment in Chelsea. The place has his-and-her bathrooms, one for her, and one for her husband, Andy Richter, the sidekick on Late Night With Conan O’Brien .
On Easter Sunday, Ms. Thyre was standing in her bathroom wearing a burgundy taffeta Read More