Making it in New York City isn’t easy, and restaurants have it pretty bad, given the high rents and intense competition out there. And the recession! As the year dwindles down, a look back at those restaurants that bit the dust in 2010: Bowery Boogie lists the restaurants and eateries it was sad to see go, including Kung Fu Bing, Pizza Junkie, JC Hibachi, Bin & Co., and Xiao Ye. Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York also bids farewell to Coney Island eateries, Fedora, Gino, the Rum House, and Freddy’s Bar, while Lost City gives readers its roundup. Other places that folded in 2010 worth a mention: Max Fish, Xie Xie, Bellavitae, Bar Blanc Bistro, Café Colonial, Empire Diner, and, of course, closing today, Tabla. It’s a concrete jungle out there, for sure. 2010 did bring one resurrection, though, with the return of the Pink Tea Cup. But let’s hope for happier days in 2011.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 30, 2010