Coney Island teen shatters Stonewall Inn’s window after being kicked out
After getting kicked out of iconic LGBTQ bar the Stonewall Inn, a teenager from Coney Island smashed in a window of the West Village establishment. It happened around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, after which he was reportedly arrested for reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief. The neon sign was also ruined as part of the $8,600 in damage.
Dead Rabbit sets a reopening date post-fire
Following a two-alarm fire early last week, famed FiDi cocktail bar the Dead Rabbit has set a reopening date for July 19. Full kitchen operations will still take a while longer, but the team is working on a cold menu in the meantime.
Openings, closings, and coming attractions
Maligned mini sushi chain Sushi by Bou is adding a fast-casual hand roll concept called Handies by Bou in the Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown at 132 West 47th St. East Village Tavern at 158 Ave. C is now a Mexican restaurant and sports bar. In closings, Hong Kong waffle shop Egloo in the East Village has departed after a year, and Papaya King’s Brooklyn location is no more,
Restaurants are operating co-working spaces during the day, and the Times is on it
Today the New York Times has a story out on restaurants that turn into coworking spaces during the day — a trend that dates back two years. Regardless, the Times focuses on Spacious, the company transforming these restaurants into daytime offices and now counts 25 restaurants in NYC and San Francisco as clients. Here in NYC, restaurants like Bar Primi, Crave Fishbar in Midtown, and the Milling Room participate.
Why fires are so hard for restaurants to recover from
Following the fire at Dead Rabbit, the Post takes a look at why restaurants have such a hard time recovering from blazes and other natural accidents. It basically boils down to restaurants not having great insurance policies that cover damage and help keep them afloat during the down time. Add on top of that slow city paperwork and sometimes waiting months for ConEd to turn gas back on, and many restaurants do not recover.
The best new cheap eats, according to New York mag
Grub Street’s the Robs are out with their annual cheap eats evaluation, highlighting 28 dishes they designate as the “best new cheap eats” in NYC. Some are Miznon’s pita sandwiches, Ho Foods’ beef noodle soup, Kish-Kash’s couscous, and Daa! Dumplings’s Russian dumplings.