Absinthe is set to open in the former B&M meat market space on 1st Ave between 6th and 7th. It's got beer taps, a bar, and a backyard dining area. CB3 approved their license with several anti-noise stipulations, including: "it will close the backyard at 9:00 P.M. all nights and cease operation of the backyard if there are any noise complaints from residents."
Go deep into the Donnell destruction with a library employee, as another public facility is laid waste for another luxury hotel. [Driven by Boredom]
14-year-old cheese and antiques shop to fall. [CR]
Check out the changing face of Long Island City in paintings by Sharon Florin. [LIC]
The battle for 47 E. 3rd may be over, but Ekonomakis is still fighting. [EVG]
The former Tea Lounge, beloved of the Park Slope stroller brigade, is not going to be a bank, as rumored. Mommies, come get your bubble tea:
Met Food says thanks for helping them wrest a new lease from NYU--and announces an upcoming renovation. And, hey, chuck steaks for $1.99: