clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

EaterWire: Knitting Factory's Move, Crazies Protesting McNally, a John Krasinski Sighting, and More!

New, 6 comments

WILLIAMSBURG— It was reported last month that the Knitting Factory would be moving into the old Luna Lounge space on Metropolitan Ave., but the Times brings word that they've finally been okayed by the community to make the move: "In TriBeCa the Knitting Factory has three performances spaces, the largest holding 400 people, but in Brooklyn it will have only one room, for 300 or fewer..." [NYT]

NOLITA— John Penley, an East Village character who recently made the news for protesting the Bowery Wine Co. is now planning to protest McNally's plywood at 282 Bowery: "'It’s just what we need in the area — another upscale bar,' said self-proclaimed 'Slacktivist' John Penley...'How many do they think they can crowd in that area before they’re overloaded?' Penley’s protest will pass by the corner bar property on Friday as part of his demonstration outside the Economakis-owned building at 47 E. Third St." [Downtown Express via Cutlets]

UPPER EAST SIDE— Some shutter news from the inbox: "Tini's on 2nd Ave and 81st has closed. Says 'lost our lease.' Not a big disappointment for me; I live in the area, ( practically down the street ) ate there once, and never again." [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGE— According to Mr. Cutlets the chef at Jimmy's is leaving for Pegu Club: "As of last night, Kirschen-Clark was settled in at the cocktail mecca and working on a new menu of his intense, modern, painterly dishes. His food will have a new tone, he says: 'Sexier, lighter cocktail cuisine.'" [Cutlets]

WEST VILLAGE— While Food & Wine's Kate Krader was hanging out with her fabulous friends and scores of celebrities at the Spotted Pig, she spotted Office star John Krasinski behind the bar. Was he training for a bartending gig or perhaps researching a movie role? [Mouthing Off]

The Spotted Pig

314 West 11th Street, Manhattan, NY 10014 (212) 620-0393 Visit Website

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater New York newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world