Cobble Hill: Small plates restaurant and neighborhood staple Bocca Lupo shuttered this week after nine years in business, notes a tipster. The owners still operate Nectar and Strong Place, both nearby on Court Street.
Greenwich Village: Korean restaurant and music venue Choga shuttered when the landlord refused to re-up the lease. According to DNAinfo, the restaurant had not turned a profit for the past few years.
Tribeca: Italian restaurant Albella is the most recent restaurant to shutter in the neighborhood. As Tribeca Citizen points out, it has been a brutal season for local restaurants with more than 20 shutters.
East Village: The temporary shutter of Hummus Place on Saint Mark's has become permanent, notes EV Grieve. All calls are being directed to the 7th Avenue location and the East Village outlet is no longer listed on the company website.
Alphabet City: Matty's, a bar that opened just two months ago on Avenue B is already dark, notes EV Grieve. A sign posted on the gate says that $38,326.77 is owed for January and February rent.
Lower East Side: Creffle Cafe, which started serving Belgian waffle/crepe mashups called creffles last September has been dark since the New Year, reports EV Grieve. There were promises that it would return February 1, but that never happened. The team is still sticking to the story that it is working on the menu and the cafe will return, but that seems unlikely.