It's been coming for a long time, but it still doesn't quite lessen the sting: St. Mark's Bookshop has moved from its longtime location on 3rd Avenue. The venerable bookseller had been battling its landlord, Cooper Union, for a number of years, trying without success to keep the school from raising ... More >>
Capucine's Restaurant in Gramercy will close on April 1, according to Jeremiah Moss. A new sign was posted in the restaurant's window that said, "Our last day of this business is April 1st, 2013. Thank you to all our patrons for your 33 years of support. Rent not affordable." 327 Second Avenue P.J. ... More >>
Angelo Sosa's Social Eatz closed on March 1 in Midtown East. Ryan Sutton tweeted a letter he found posted on the restaurant door yesterday morning that announced its shutter. Sosa Restaurant Group will debut a new restaurant concept in the same location over the next few weeks. Sosa posted on Social ... More >>
Saigon Grill brought Vietnamese food to the Upper West Side, but after two closures due to health-code violations, its doors have shut for good, West Side Rag learned. A note dated February 26 hung in a window and said, "Restaurant official closed. We're sorry for inconvenience with you." 620 Amster ... More >>
A day in the life of Jeremiah Moss, the writer behind the blog Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, is outlined in the Paris Review Daily. In the profile, Moss pays a visit to the original Ray's Pizza on the last day it's open and laments the decline of the ever-gentrifying neighborhood. (A new pizza plac ... More >>
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Jeremiah Moss, the creator of the blog Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, has responded to yesterday's dispiriting denial of a rent reduction to St. Mark's Bookshop by Cooper Union with his own petition. (Nearly 44,000 people signed the petition to save the store, though those signatures did not ... More >>
A helping of historical revisionism.A year after the closure of the original Fedora bar and restaurant, which graced West 4th Street from 1952 until its eponymous owner retired last summer, its patrons are mourning what Gabriel Stulman has done to it.
r.yen/FlickrWhile The New York Times was sampling the frozen treats that predominate at the city's markets this summer, Jeremiah Moss was busy searching the Lower East Side for shaved ice - but not the kind with their own Twitter feeds. Instead, sought piragueros, the men who serve cups of th ... More >>
Ah, the ice cream and sexism of yesteryear.Given the news of yet another mom 'n' pop closure -- this one being Williamsburg's 25-year-old Deli Mart, which was apparently the victim of a 40 percent rent hike -- we find ourselves feeling particularly appreciative of Jeremiah Moss's remembrance ... More >>
The ex-Wai Café spot on Sixth Avenue and 17th Street will soon be inhabited by Bruce's, a Long Island bakery that bills itself as "Baker to the Stars." Jeremiah Moss noticed the storefront signage, which advises passersby that the "GRAND OPENING" will come "soon."
Birdbath prepares to tart up Third Avenue.Lower Manhattan's dining landscape continues to shift: Umberto's Clam House has shuttered without warning, while Maury Rubin's Third Avenue branch of Birdbath is preparing to bring hippie sandwiches and seasonal fruit tarts to NYU and its environs.
R.I.P.Last month, we reported that the Rum House would be closing on Sept. 30. But the bar, which has sat on the ground floor of the Edison Hotel for more than three decades, shuttered on Saturday night. Jeremiah Moss was there and has a report: Van Morrison was on the jukebox, the Yankees- ... More >>
Lost CityFedora's sign shines on.After a couple of days of speculation, it has been confirmed that Gabriel Stulman will take over the lease on the Fedora, the restaurant and bar that has sat on West 4th Street since 1952.
While untold millions have gazed upon the brightly lit, lonely confines of the diner pictured in Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, the West Village eatery that was said to inspire it most likely never existed at all.
In one corner, Streit's. In the other, shmurah.For the past few weeks, Fork in the Road has been keeping track of matzoh price-gouging going in neighborhood grocery stores. But while costs may vary between brands and stores, matzoh flavor, the thinking typically goes, is pretty much a constan ... More >>
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Bob Arihood of Neither More Nor Less suggests that the death of East Villager and Tompkins Square Park habitue Lesia Pupshaw this weekend may have been the result of beatings she suffered in and around the Park Friday night at the hands of "young Hispanic male park attackers." Witnesses have told hi ... More >>