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Avenue C restaurants take a beating (NY Daily News) Percy’s Tavern owner robbed at gunpoint (EVGrieve) Kasadela starts fund to rebuild after Sandy (Grub Street) Veselka sued over broken tooth (Local East Village) Union Market opens on Avenue A & Houston (Bowery Boogie) Maiden Lane coming to former Life Cafe space (EVGrieve) Table Verte opens (Inside […]


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Akter Grocery Busted Again

Akter Grocery (aka Anwar Grocery) was shut by the NYPD on New Year’s Eve for selling alcohol to minors & operating with an expired liquor license.  Apparently they’re at it again & have been shuttered for the second time.  I passed by yesterday around 8:30pm & there were several police officers outside shutting the gate & […]

Akter Grocery Busted On New Year’s Eve

Akter Grocery, a relatively new bodega in the East Village was raided by cops on New Year’s Eve.  I passed by around 10:30 & there were several squad cars on the block & cops were confiscating beer.  Apparently they were selling to minors and also operating with an expired beer license.  They had just received a beer delivery that […]

Sunburnt Cow Closed By NYPD

Australian restaurant the Sunburnt Cow was shut by cops last night for “Criminal sale and possession of controlled substances  – marijuana.”  Today they released this statement: On Thursday, December 15th, The Sunburnt Cow was closed due to suspected illegal drug activity taking place on the premises.  This activity comes as a shock to the entire Moo […]