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  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Danji; Goodbye to Benito's One Restaurant

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Benito's One Restaurant has been evicted from its Little Italy space and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with some $481,000 in liabilities. [Crain's] La Bonne Bouffe in the East Village ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Jersey Shore and the New York Stock Exchange: The Guido Effect (Updated!)

    Image via NPR/Getty.​"Is nothing sacred?" asks NPR today of the picture you see to your right. Because -- if you haven't heard -- the creatures of MTV's Jersey Shore (and Village Voice cover models!) rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today. At the half-way mark of the day, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Media Moves: The New York Observer Bids Farewell to Downtown Digs

    ​Every Wednesday, a new issue of the New York Observer comes out. Why is this Wednesday different, though? Because today's the last day they'll be working out of 915 Broadway (between 20th and 21st St.), as they're making the move uptown to Times Square. Blech.

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    December 29, 2009
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    December 24, 2009

    New Year's Eve 2010: New York Shows

    Yeah it's Christmas, but it's also the dawn of the first of many, many maddeningly inconclusive conversations you're about to have about your New Year's plans. Let this guide help you. We're out of here for the day, and back on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend. May your holidays look a lot like this. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Hula Lessons, Leis Offered at Times Square at Noon

    ​Gonna be midtown at noon? Wearing comfortable clothing? You are invited by Kaui Beamer (Taquita & Kaui) to learn to hula in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Hawaiian statehood outside the Hawaiian Tropic Zone on Times Square. Beamer and you will be joined by "sexy Hawaiian dancers and perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Hawaiian Tropic Zone Closing for "Renovations"

    It's been hit with rape, sexual harrassment, and discrimination charges, but management of the Hawaiian Tropic Zone tells the Daily News those have nothing to do with the planned temporary closing of the midtown bikini bar and restaurant on Saturday. "We're going to use the opportunity to spruce the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Troubled Tropic Zone Sued for Racist Non-Hiring of Bikini Girl

    As if the Hawaiian Tropic Zone, whose management has recently been hit with rape and sexual harrassment accusations, isn't having enough trouble, now the Daily News reports that "former Hooters girl" Melody Morales is suing them for rejecting her because, the managers are alleged to have told her, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Alleged Hawaiian Tropic Rapist Was 9/11 Hero for Getting Married

    The Daily News says that the general manager/alleged rapist at the center of the Hawaiian Tropic Zone lawsuit is also "the groom who captured a grieving nation's heart by getting married in the wake of 9/11." Anthony Rakis, who is alleged to have raped a Zone employee in a cab, among other offenses ... More >>

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