R.I.P. Armando Orsini; NYC Gay Resort Hotel Planned

Armando Orsini, the New York restaurateur who made Orsini's a hot spot in the '60s, died on July 13 in Asheville, North Carolina, at age 88. [NY Times]

A new gay resort hotel is planned for Midtown West. It will include a nightclub, lounge and cabaret, and café and restaurant called Kitchen. [Hotel News Resource]

More on NoBar, the new Bed-Stuy bar opened by The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie, who built it by hand. [NY Post]

A look at Brighton Beach Russian supermarket and café M & I International Food, which may not offer smiling service, but it has loyal regulars. [NY Times]

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