LOWER EAST SIDE— Bowery Boogie brings word that the Essex St. space that housed M. Katz and Sons Furniture for over 50 years is being turned into a restaurant. The permits on the plywood reveal that Hecho, Inc.— the same design firm that worked on Spitzer's Corner and Stanton Social— is in charge of the renovations.
CHELSEA— Jeremiah's Vanishing New York notices that the miniature silver Empire State Building that adorned the top of the recently shuttered Empire Diner has been removed. [JVN]
HARLEM— After a month of being closed, Harlem gem Lee Lee's Baked Goods on West 118th St. reopened last Saturday. [Harlem Condo Life]
BURGERWIRE— Dos Caminos has added a trio of burgers to its menu, all of which feature a slight Mexican twist and are priced between $12 and $14. [Eaterwire]
[ Photo: Bowerie Boogie]