Serge Becker

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Live: Jimmy Cliff Reclaims His Porkpie Crown At Miss Lily's

    by Vivien Goldman Jimmy Cliff with Pat McKay Miss Lily's Variety Monday, November 28 Better than: Anywhere else in the world. "I can't believe it! My first night in New York and I'm getting to see Jimmy Cliff! In a tiny place like this!" The gobsmacked girl reggae journalist over from London had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Why Doesn't New York City Sell the World's Best Ice Cream Flavor?

    WikipediaThe real breakfast of champions​New York City is truly an ice cream wasteland. And not just because Late Night Snack is ridiculously difficult to find here. This city is devoid of the world's best ice cream flavor--Grape Nuts. Yes, the cereal itself might evoke breakfasts of blandn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Anna Wintour Vs. Clubland

    ​Vogue editor Anna Wintour is battling restaurateur Serge Becker in his bold attempt to open the Jamaican eatery Miss Lily's in her uppity neighborhood. Wintour feels Becker's places attract the wrong kind of people.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    La Esquina's "Barbarian" Owners Hope to Re-Open Soon

    La EsquinaBarbarians at the gate.​Despite the charge that it poses an "imminent danger to life or public safety," La Esquina was apparently up to building code when it opened in 2005.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Has 205 Club Closed?

    Photo via Bowery Boogie​205, the Serge Becker (La Esquina, the Box) designed nightclub that stumbled out onto Chrystie Street sometime in the waning months of 2006, has been on vacation since the end of the summer. A sign outside promised that the club would reopen on September 10th. But Bower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Chinatown Brasserie to Get a Makeover

    ​Per the Feedbag, Chinatown Brasserie, the well-reviewed but under-populated dim sum shrine on Lafayette, will be relocating to its basement. The makeover will come courtesy of Serge Becker, the empire-builder behind La Esquina, Cafe Select, the Box, BBar, and Joe's Pub. Becker was recruited b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Sausage Fest

    We've hardly ever met a brat we didn't like and this veal wurst was no different. Straight from the grill and served with a caramelized onion sauce and a side of rösti (crispy potato hash cake), it's the first main course on the dinner menu at Café Select, a cozy Swiss joint on Lafayette owned by ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 6, 2007

    Get Your Wardrobe On

    The fashion industry is obsessed with green—the color of military uniforms, army fatigues, and the scads of money it will cost you to buy next fall's designs

  • Columns

    January 23, 2007
  • NYC Life

    December 12, 2006

    Put a Cork in It

    Bottle service corrupts the soul of New York City nightlife.

  • NYC Life

    October 25, 2005

    Short Memory

    The cabaret law still exists. Why you should care.

  • NYC Life

    November 16, 2004

    'Fever' Pitch

    Karaoke for a cause in Brooklyn; bitch sessions about bottle service

  • NYC Life

    May 14, 2002