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September 21

— Three-year-old Clinton Street coffee shop Marm Cafe has closed, according to Bowery Boogie. A sign has been posted on the door announcing a new concept dubbed Bricia.

Classic New York diner and Washington Heights mainstay Reme has closed after almost six decades.

— Bi-level Midtown East bar Bottle & Bine has closed.

Correction: This story has been corrected to show that Brick Lane Curry House is not closed. The restaurant at 99 Second Avenue has reopened after a brief state seizure connected to an unaffiliated uptown location.

September 13

Inwood mainstay Mi Nido Taverna has closed after 46 years in business. Said to be one of the first Latino-owned bars in the neighborhood, Mi Nido’s owner Johnny Caro decided to close the Nagle Avenue bar ahead of his retirement. Caro is 67-years-old.

Swine in Greenwich Village closed at the end of August. The bi-level space was a brunch favorite for the neighborhood.

— East Village pizzeria Krust has closed after six years, according to EV Grieve. Documents posted in the window note that eviction proceedings are taking place.

— Chelsea sushi restaurant Blue Ginger closed in August. The restaurant first opened in 2008.

— Chris Jaeckle (All’Onda) has closed the Chelsea location of his fast-casual Uma Temakeria. Outposts remain inside Gotham West Market and Canal Street Market.

— Neighborhood favorite Next Door has left Hudson Heights/Washington Heights.

September 6

Nearly 50-year-old bar Riviera Cafe closed on August 31. The corner, West 4 Street space was a popular sports bar and hangout for Red Sox fans. General manager Steve Certell did not offer a specific reason for the closing.

Tiny Delancey Street taco shop Goa Taco has closed its four-month-old Orchard Street location. Its owners are reportedly looking to switch things over to a Caribbean concept at 74 Orchard Street. The Delancey and MacDougal locations remain.

Rolled ice cream shop Roll It Up has left East Seventh Street.

Bulletproof Coffee at 95 Chambers Street has closed after three months.

Fung Tu closed after service on August 31, making way for a collaboration with the Nom Wah Tea Parlor crew dubbed Now Wah Tu.

August 30

— Astoria fixture The Queens Kickshaw closed over the weekend. According to Gothamist, the folks behind the restaurant have plans to revamp into something new. The restaurant first opened on Broadway in 2011.

— After just one year on Clinton Street, The Whales has left the Lower East Side. Reportedly, it’s the sixth restaurant to close in eight years at 71 Clinton Street.

Bowery French restaurant La Gamelle has left the famous street. The restaurant first opened in May 2015.

— Though its owner Jimmy Carbone hopes to reopen, Jimmy’s No. 43 is currently closed. The East Village favorite is seeking financial help.

Croxley Ales is closing today after service, after almost 15 years. The owners of Irish bars Trionas are taking over.

Hell Square epicenter Fat Baby closed on Saturday night after 12 years. Its owner has found a buyer after a few years of trying to sell. And Parantha Alley has left Bowery Market.

August 23

— Seminal Prospect Heights-Park Slope restaurant Franny’s had its final day on Sunday, August 20th. It had been in the neighborhood for nearly 15 years. Former employees are now raising money to finish a documentary they made about the restaurant.

— Upper West Side Turkish restaurant Turkuaz shut its doors after about 17 years in the neighborhood due to a landlord dispute. Owner Ali Kocak has another location in Fort Lee.

— Elsewhere on UWS, a buffet-style restaurant called Royal Soul Food is no longer open and has a “for rent” sign in the window.

— One of the first bars in Inwood to be Latino-owned is no longer serving drinks. Mi Nido Tavern owner Johnny Caro is winding things down after 46 years on Nagle Avenue.

Florian — an Italian restaurant with a ludicrous sculpture of a naked woman at the bar — closed after just under three years in Midtown East.

— Ludlow Street Thai restaurant Hi-Thai shuttered at the beginning of the month.

— The last location of brasserie Les Halles shut its doors. It’s the restaurant best known for being the place that Anthony Bourdain wrote about in “Kitchen Confidential,” but recently, owner Philippe Lajaunie has had a ton of legal troubles.

August 16

— After a dramatic year of opening, closing after a fire, reopening, and then closing again to “retool,” celebrity chef Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen has permanently closed.

— Lower East Side trailblazer Schiller’s is no more. The Keith McNally French bistro staple was a neighborhood mainstay since 2003.

— After a three-year build-out and five-months in business, Parm in Williamsburg has indeed closed. The Italian sub shop is moving to Downtown Brooklyn — location TBD — with an expected opening later this fall.

— In a rare move for chef Daniel Boulud, DBGB on Bowery closed over the weekend. The eight year-old brasserie was known for its burger and sausages.

— Chinatown’s Sun Bakery at 83 Essex Street has shuttered for unknown reasons.

— Coffee shop Fair Folks & Goats closed its East Village location.

August 9

— Chinatown dumpling favorite Lam Zhou has closed. Reportedly, the lease on the East Broadway space expired. The cash-only restaurant was well known for its dumplings and noodles.

— Ten-year-old LES restaurant Georgia’s Eastside Barbecue was shut down by the Department of Health last week. The Orchard Street restaurant reportedly racked up 64 points in violations.

Amsterdam Avenue restaurant Amaze Fusion and Lounge has closed according to West Side Rag.

— Elsewhere on the UWS, Anthi’s Greek Food has stopped serving its spreads and spiral spanakopita. A note on the door states that the landlord has legal possession of the space.

Making way for Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming, Eastern Bloc closed on Sunday. Cumming is working with the owners of Eastern Bloc to revamp the space.

— As scheduled, tequila bar Mayahuel closed this week after 8 years. A new tequila bar will be taking its place.

— Charming counter restaurant Mr. Donahue’s closed after service on Saturday. The Mott Street space will turn into a takeout version of Uncle Boons.

— East Village Japanese favorite Sobakoh closed on July 27. Owner Hiromitsu Takahashi announced the closing on Facebook, noting that he will be moving to Japan to retire.

August 2

— Marc Murphy closed Landmarc in Tribeca at the end of July. The Chef is keeping the space as an event space.

LES bar Boss Tweeds Saloon was shut down by authorities after a woman was trapped inside overnight.

— Monday, July 31 was the final day for Tribeca French restaurant Bouley. Like Landmarc, the restaurant will turn into a private events space.

Polish G.I. closed at the end of July after 21 years in the East Village. Owner David Iwuc declined to share the reason for the closing, but that they hope to reopen in a new location.

Vegetarian Indian restaurant Express Thali has left Second Avenue, according to EVGrieve. The restaurant’s phone number is no longer in service.

July 26

— West Side Rag reports that a sign in the door at Grand Sichuan notes it has closed with plans to reopen with a different focus. The Amsterdam Avenue restaurant has been shuttered along with two other downtown locations of the restaurant, West Side Rag notes.

Nordic restaurant N’eat is currently closed, with a note on display that reads: “Due to unforeseen building issues, we have to close temporarily for maintenance work.” No note on when it plans to reopen.

— Over the weekend Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield closed their burger restaurant Salvation Burger. The restaurant inside the Pod Hotel was closed for more months than it was open, after a devastating fire three months in took the team seven months to reopen.

— After 24 years, Greenwich Village favorite French Roast has closed. The casual cafe was known for its round-the-clock offerings. An Upper West Side location remains open.

July 12

— Orchard Street Nicaraguan restaurant A Casa Fox has closed after nine years according to Bowery Boogie. According to a farewell message posted on the restaurant’s website, A Casa Fox is looking to find a new space with a cheaper rent.

— The increasing rents on the Lower East Side have also recently affected Prohibition Bakery, which was known for serving booze-filled cupcakes on Clinton Street. The landlord reportedly wanted to hike the rent 40%.

Neighborhood favorite Cafe Noi has left the Upper West Side after five years. The cafe was a popular stop for a pastry and coffee, and for residents looking for somewhere to take their laptops.

— Fellow UWS restaurant T&R Pizza has closed. The owners told West Side Rag that the building’s landlord tried to have the pizzeria pay rent while they were closed due to a gas leak. And fellow UWS pizza restaurant Casear’s Palace has closed after 36 years.

— Classic Nolita hookup bars Brinkley’s and Southside closed on June 24. No word on what will happen to the space but the owners do have plans to open more locations of their restaurant Pizza Beach.

Swedish coffeeshop Fika recently closed its UWS location.

After seven years on the corner of Allen and Delancey Streets, Berkli Parc has closed.

June 21

— German restaurant and BAM favorite Berlyn closed after service on June 17. The restaurant posted the following on its website: “Berlyn will be serving its last schnitzel Saturday, June 17. It has been a true pleasure serving you and hope that you’ve been left with as many fond memories as we have these last 6 years.”

— East Village taqueria San Loco closed June 20 after thirty years in business. Spinoff locations remain in Williamsburg and the Lower East Side. According to a sign on the door posted by EV Grieve, San Loco closed due to a rent increase.

— East Village Scottish bar Shoolbred’s closed on Father’s Day after almost 10 years, according to EV Grieve. The space has been returned to the landlord who was asking for a much higher rent.

June 7

— After 20 years on Third Avenue and St. Marks (and one week after Shake Shack announced its imminent nearby arrival) McDonald’s has closed its location at 27 Third Avenue. EV Grieve notes that the golden arches decided not to renew the lease.

— Just shy of a one year anniversary, the Del Posto-adjacent Sons and Daughters has closed.

According to West Side Rag, Sugar & Plumm, the confectioner with sweets from pastry chef Pichet Ong, has closed its remaining Manhattan location one year after closing a Bleecker Street outpost. No word on what the UWS shutter means for Sugar & Plumm’s corporate commissary in Moonachie, New Jersey.

— Upper West Side bakery Grandaisy closed last month after 10 years. West Side Rag notes that the shop’s owner decided not to renew the lease after it expired.

As expected, Michelin-starred Public closed after lunch service on Saturday.

May 31

— West Village Mediterranean restaurant Barrio 47 closed earlier this month. The Eighth Avenue restaurant once described itself as a Spanish pizzeria.

— Prince Street brasserie Jacques 1534 has closed seemingly overnight, morphing into The Black Lodge, the subterranean cocktail lounge also at 20 Prince Street.

— Gluten-free and vegan-friendly pizzeria Pala closed after 11 years, after being seized by the City Marshal. Bowery Boogie notes that the Allen Street restaurant was returned to its landlord.

— Troubled LES club Happy Ending, and its barely-open sushi restaurant Belly, have left Broome Street. The bar received countless complaints from neighbors.

— East Village Middle Eastern go-to Moustache closed over the long weekend. EV Grieve reports that the Tenth Street space has already been applied for by a new possible tenant.

— Esperanto’s petit to-go offshoot closed quietly over the weekend. According to EV Grieve, Esperanto Fonda closed due to high rent costs but plans to reopen at another location.

May 17

— Williamsburg punk venue and bar Don Pedro had its final show on May 6. The space first opened in 2001.

— East Harlem/UES wine bar ABV has closed. The restaurant was known for its foie gras fluffernutter.

— Popular bar crawl stop Village Pourhose closed at the end of April, EV Grieve reports.

Bread has closed after 16 years in Nolita and one year at its Kenmare Street location.

Isabella’s suddenly closed after 30 years on the Upper West Side. The Mediterranean restaurant and brunch standby posted a sign on the door Monday that said “Sorry, this location has permanently closed.”

May 10

— A 50 percent rent hike forced Tom Colicchio to shutter Craftbar, his 15-year-old Flatiron restaurant. The rent was “jacked up” to $60,000 per month.

— Open since 1993, Po in the West Village closed due to a 120 percent increase on the Cornelia Street restaurant’s $10,000 rent. Mario Batali co-founded the restaurant with owner Steven Crane.

— Neighborhood Thai restaurant Zabb City closed quietly at the end of April, according to EV Grieve.

Online-only restaurant Maple delivered its last order.

April 19

— Sunset Park Chinese favorite Bamboo Garden closed near the end of March. The Eater 38 member was considered the best dim sum in the neighborhood by critic Robert Sietsema.

— East Village vegan restaurant Angelica Kitchen closed on April 7 after 40 years. Owner Leslie McEachern notes the neighborhood’s changing dynamic and real estate woes as factors that contributed to her decision to close. “Making the numbers work week in and week out is just not viable for us anymore,” says McEachern.

Mexican Radio closed earlier this month after 21 years in business. Overhead, increasing rent, and general costs caused the closure, according to a comment from the restaurant.

The East Village location of Caffe Bene has closed. The company still owns over 1600 locations worldwide.

Juniors Cafe, a nearly 20 year-old Hunters Point bar and restaurant, closed on April 4 according to DNAInfo.

March 29

— The Michelin-starred, vegetable-forward Semilla closed after three years in Williamsburg. Chef-owner Jose Ramirez-Ruiz said about the closing: “I don’t have any future plans. I just needed time away from the restaurant to recharge and regroup. It’s important to allow yourself some time to breath and grow. This is the year for me.”

The John Lamb has closed its doors after six months inside the Sago Hotel on Orchard Street.

— After 23 years on Hudson Street, Nobu closed after service on Saturday, March 25. Partners Drew Nieporent, Robert DeNiro, Meir Teper, and Nobu Matsuhisa are opening a new location inside the former AT&T building at 195 Broadway, slated to open April 6 for dinner and April 10 for lunch.

— Macdougal Street standby Comodo has closed due to a rent hike. The husband and wife team also oversees Colonia Verde.

— Bushwick okonomiyaki restaurant Okiway closed this week. It opened in July 2015 after an aggressive marketing campaign where the owner pasted stickers all over the city.

March 22

Casual Middle Eastern restaurant Mimi’s Hummus closed its 14th Street Location. Mimi’s still operates its original Ditmas Park outpost as well as a stand inside Urbanspace Vanderbilt.

Jason Wang closed the only outpost of his sit-down service restaurant Biang! on Monday. Biang! took over the Alder space in December 2015. Just a few blocks away Wang is still operating an outpost of Xi’an Famous Foods on St. Mark’s place.

— Michelin-starred, tasting-menu restaurant, Take Root closed after service on March 17. The restaurant’s owners (and only two employees) Anna Hieronimus and Elise Kornack, are moving into a home upstate. Kornack recently told Eater another restaurant is a possibility.

— East Village burger favorite, Black Market closed its doors suddenly after brunch service on March 12. According to EV Grieve, the owners are turning the Avenue A space into Sister Midnight.

— Golden doughnut creators Manila Social Club have closed after two years on Hope Street. The team is focusing on a Miami location.

— The Brooklyn outpost of Black Tree closed after two years.

Kitty’s Canteen has closed after three years on Stanton Street.

Clinton Street Indian restaurant Khushboo closed this month after three years.

March 15

Daniel Delaney’s beloved Texas-style barbecue restaurant BrisketTown closed earlier this month. Delaney plans to recreate the recipes in a new restaurant elsewhere.

Owner Georges Briguet closed his old-school French restaurant Le Perigord. The fine-dining restaurant, which spent 53 years on the Upper East Side, closed because Briguet could not reach a deal with the restaurant employee union.

— Suvir Saran closed his Indian restaurant Tapestry last week after ten months on Greenwich Avenue. Saran — who recently opened Unico Taco with Roni Mazumdar (The Masalawala) — is planning on opening a new project, currently in the very early stages.

Longtime West Village restaurant Alexandra has closed its doors on 455 Hudson St. Husband-wife team Eran Arana and Liz Arana opened the bistro in 2005, serving a menu of American classics like strip steak, burgers, and buttermilk fried chicken.

March 8

Mon Petit Cafe has closed after 32 years on the Upper East Side. The owners cite a rent hike as the reason for closing. (Reportedly the rent was $8,500 a month in 1984, and just recently jumped to $29,000.)

Seasonal restaurant Flatbush Farm closed after service on February 25. The restaurant spent over 10 years on St. Mark’s Avenue.

Ost Cafe closed its East Village location at the end of February due to a rent hike. The shop still manages a Lower East Side location.

— Popular Soho coffeeshop and chocolate cookie providers Maman ended its eight month-long residency inside the International Center of Photography on Bowery.

Tribeca Italian restaurant Roc closed after 10 years.

Family-run Ethiopian restauranat Haile has closed according to EV Grieve.

Lucy’s Whey closed its Chelsea Market cheese stand on February 28 as it looks for a downtown location. The Lucy’s cheese shop and restaurant on the Upper East Side is still open.

Zing’s Awesome Rice closed. The Chinese rice restaurant opened in 2015.

Legacy Gourmet Deli left Essex Street after seven months.

February 22

— Beloved neighborhood bar The Drink closed on Sunday, February 19. The team celebrated with a week of greatest hits events including a Mexican street food pop-up.

February 15

— Ham and Sohla El-Waylly Greenpoint neo-diner Hail Mary closed over the weekend, citing “irreconcilable differences” between the restaurant and the neighborhood. Hail Mary first opened in May 2016.

— NYU hangout and counter service restaurant Blue 9 Burger has gone dark. The restaurant is no longer taking delivery or pickup orders and hasn’t been open for over one week.

Though it’s been closed for some time, a sign outside speciality shop Empire Biscuit notes that there is no returning for the restaurant.

February 8

North Penguin Coffee and Crepe, a Kew Gardens coffeeshop that opened as part of South Korean chain Caffebene, has left its Queens Blvd space. The Union Turnpike-adjacent location is now for lease.

— Twenty-four-hour diner and Lower East Side mainstay Sugar Cafe shuttered on Super Bowl Sunday. The small restaurant served a variety of options including Turkish bourekas, veal lasagna, burgers, and sandwiches.

February 1

— Lower East Side taquito shop, Taquitoria closed on Saturday after three and a half years. Opened by Marc Forgione vets Barry Fish, Matt Conway, and Brad Holtzman, the team is now focusing on a commissary kitchen and a kiosk inside Madison Square Garden. Holtzman shared the following video on his Instagram:


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— Midtown, homey Italian restaurant Eolo Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen recently closed after seven years. No word on what Melissa Muller has planned next.

— Melissa O’Donnell closed her LES American restaurant Thelma on Clinton over the weekend. The American-leaning menu featured items like miso glazed cod, braised short ribs with marrow, and housemade merguez with labne. O’Donnell told The Lo-Down that she is planning a new restaurant for the Clinton Street space.

— East Village Italian restaurant East 12th Osteria closed after almost four years at its namesake location. The restaurant was shut down late last year for reportedly owing $190K in taxes, which were subsequently paid. According to the restaurant’s website, the owners will reopen inside a West Village space under the name Osteria.

January 25

— Kat Ploszaj and Nicole Guarino closed their seasonal, French-inspired restaurant Petit Oven on New Year’s Eve, according to Brooklyn Magazine. For nine years, the duo ran the 30-seat restaurant, with Ploszaj helming the kitchen and Guarino running the front of house. “Working in a small place was a great stepping stone, because it basically gave us an education on how everything works in the business, they told the magazine. “The bottom line is we outgrew it, but we are grateful for the support of our neighbors—without them, we wouldn’t have been as successful as we were. We look forward to the next chapter of our lives.”

— Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern’s two-star New York Times restaurant Dover quietly closed this month. The Carroll Gardens restaurant opened late in 2013, off the success of the duo’s first restaurant, Battersby. Ogrodnek told FloFab “The neighborhood has more families with more takeout, less eating out.” Dover had a three-year run at 412 Court St.

— Portland-based sandwich shop Bunk Sandwiches recently closed after just over one year in Brooklyn. The restaurant at 740 Driggs Ave. posted the following message on its website: “We’ve made the decision to cease operations here in Williamsburg while we explore opening in another NYC location.”

Fong Inn Too, one of the oldest family-run retail tofu shops in the U.S., closed on January 15. The family-run shop opened in the 1930s.

— Lincoln Center staple Nick & Toni’s Cafe closed after service on January 7. The restaurant, which was an offshoot of the Hamptons original, was a favorite of celebrities. Managing partner Mark Smith told Eater that the rising cost of running a business in New York City made it impossible to operate our business.

— Argentine restaurant Novecento closed its 343 West Broadway location recently, after a 25-year run. The group still oversees spinoffs of the New York original in Miami, Uruguay, and Argentina.

Uncle Sam’s Burgers has closed on 307 Fifth Ave., a short-run spot that debuted in 2015.

— American-Italian bistro East of Eighth closed at 254 West 23 St. (in conjunction with owner David Feldman’s catering group, Benjamin Catering). According to DNAInfo, Feldman said East of Eighth couldn’t keep up with the wage hike and overtime regulations.

— Neighborhood favorite Antibes closed in December after eight years on Suffolk Street. Nearby Georgian restaurant Red Compass 154 Orchard Street closed, too.

— Gramercy Park restaurant Anisette closed recently after less than a year. The group behind still oversees Follia, Carroll Place, and Cotta.

— Wood-clad Danish restaurant Luksus closed after service on New Year’s Eve. The attached beer bar, Tørst, will stay remain open.

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