Say Goodbye to the Lakeside Lounge, Mary Queen of Scots


Alphabet City loses another dive bar with The Lakeside Lounge gone. [EV Grieve]

Niko on Mercer Street has closed due to a plumbing problem. “We had a flood; whether or not we reopen depends on what happens with the insurance,” owner Cobi Levy told Grub Street. However, sources close to the restaurant say that plumbing problem could have easily been repaired if the restaurant had wanted to remain in business. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side pizza joint Freddie & Pepper’s (303 Amsterdam, between 74th and 75th) was shut down by the Health Department after an inspection. [My Upper West]

Lower East Side gastropub Mary Queens of Scots has closed for good. No surprise here: The space was on the market in February already. [Eater NY]