East Village Loses a Sichuan Spot, Gains a Ramen Restaurant

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

While downtown denizens continue to await the opening of Ivan Ramen on Clinton Street (“Oh so soon,” Ivan Orkin tweeted on Friday, “Waiting for mr co[n] ed and then it’s a go!”) a Chinese-Japanese noodle joint has opened to fill the void. Not that there ever was a ramen void in the East Village.
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You’ll Be Sipping Homemade Vermouth at This New Pintxos Bar By Month’s End

(Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

(Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

A new Basque restaurant is set to bring house-made vermouth and cider on tap to the former L’asso EV space by the end of the month. Seating 75, Huertas will feature a pintxos (Basque tapas) bar in the front and tables for a four-course, $52 “menu del dia” in the back.
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Is Adam Parker Smith Going to Bring It to the Brooklyn Artists Ball? Butt Of Course!

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As in previous years, the Brooklyn Museum has handpicked a stellar group of Brooklyn-based artists to create site-specific installations for the Brooklyn Artists Ball, which takes place at the museum April 16. The 17 artists were tasked with creating an “immersive, multi-sensory table environment,” or, as they are more casually described, centerpieces.
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Watch Jim Jarmusch Play Music From His New Vampire Flick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

When we spotted Jim Jarmusch on Delancey Street the other day with a guitar strapped to his back and a gig bag in tow (a Lower East Side tableau if ever there was one), we knew something must be up. Sure enough, yesterday an advance screening of the director’s new vampire flick, Only Lovers Left Alive, brought a crowd (Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Glenn O’Brien, etc.) out to Sunshine Cinema and then over to Santos Party House where musicians who scored the film — including Jarmusch himself — took the stage.
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Domino Debate Rages On; More Weekend Train Shutdowns A Comin’

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At a contentious City Council hearing, there was some lively debate about the number of market-rate apartments that the Domino development could bring to Williamsburg. [Crain's]

Offices for the art website Hyperallergic will relocate from Williamsburg to the Upper East Side later this month now that the web platform has been purchased by Buzzfeed. [Hyperallergic]

On Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, a man stole his date’s phone after she declined to go back to his place. Cops haven’t caught him yet, but they suspect he just wanted to put a ring on it. [NY Observer]
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