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‘He’s One of the Good Guys’: Lower East Siders Recall Filming With Anthony Bourdain

Bourdain and Danny Fields (Photo via @anthonybourdain on Instagram)

Back in April, Anthony Bourdain visited some of his old stomping grounds (and new ones) in the East Village and Lower East Side for an episode of Parts Unknown, chatting with numerous local characters along the way. It’s unclear what will happen with this and other episodes Bourdain was filming prior to his unexpected death last week, so we spoke with some of the featured artists and business owners about their experiences with a reporter and raconteur who was known for keeping it real.

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Eat Shark Sandwiches and Chicken Feet at Williamsburg’s New Global Street-Food Spot

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

While New Yorkers await Anthony Bourdain’s forthcoming food hall, another global-cuisine concept has sneaked onto the scene in Williamsburg. The owners of Greenwich Village Caribbean spot Negril Village quietly opened Streets last week.
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Williamsburg Gets a Malaysian ‘Night Market’ (More of a Restaurant, Really)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Noah Fecks courtesy of Pasar Malam)

(Photo: Noah Fecks courtesy of Pasar Malam)

Mural by Bushwick artists Chris Soria and Mark Evans.

Mural by Bushwick artists Chris Soria and Mark Evans.

(Photo: Noah Fecks courtesy of Pasar Malam)

(Photo: Noah Fecks courtesy of Pasar Malam)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

After Anthony Bourdain visited Laut, Salil Mehta hoped more foodies — rather than the usual after-work crowd — would flock to his well-regarded Union Square restaurant. “So I started keeping pig intestines on the menu,” he told us. “And three weeks went by and only one person ordered it.”
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