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It’s Official, These Photos Are All We Have Left Of Death By Audio

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We knew the last night at Death By Audio was going to get pretty raw, with about a million people cramming in to say goodbye to the DIY venue even if they’d never been before. But what we didn’t plan for was seeing the line get cut off after just 80 lucky folks walked through the door. And less than a year from when we last surveyed the post-285 Kent DIY scene, one of our favorite venues is now closed.
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#Twinning: Spot Dessert Bar Will Now Have Two Spots On St. Marks

IMG_0743Spot Dessert Bar, the wildly popular sweets destination on St. Marks Place, is expanding just a few doors down.

Over the weekend, we spotted a banner indicating Spot was taking over the nook that formerly belonged to Jum Mum. Today, workers were revamping the space for what creative director Aop Sridaranop told us would be a Dec. 1 opening.
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‘Take Me Home’ (Or Do Me On the PATH Train), Says This Rotisserie Chicken

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Last month we got a little snitty that, due to the head shaking of Community Board 3, a rotisserie chicken joint was taking over San Loco’s former nook on Avenue A instead of a wine bar and cafe from team Spotted Pig. But now that TakeMeHome has opened, we have to admit: there’s something to be said for being able to take home a slow-roasted chicken for $11.
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‘This Is My Living Room’: After 110 Years, De Robertis Caffé Will Close Dec. 5

Robert and customer (Photos: Frank Mastropolo)

John De Robertis and customer (Photos: Frank Mastropolo)

There’s only a limited time left to experience an era when people came to coffee shops to talk rather than stare at a computer screen. De Robertis Caffé is scheduled to close for good on Dec. 5, Bedford + Bowery has learned.
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East Village Wine & Liquors Relocates On the, Um, Lower East Side

(Photo: Sarika Gangar)

(Photo: Sarika Gangar)

Oh, hey, speaking of tequila: the stretch of Clinton between Rivington and Delancey in the Lower East Side is getting a wine shop as East Village Wine & Liquors relocates from two blocks away. The store will be taking over the former home of V.I.P Cafe & Bakery, at 80-82 Clinton Street.
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‘Cupcake With a Cause’ Replaces Polish Longtimer in the East Village

(Photo: IndieGoGo Sweet Generation website)

(Photo: IndieGoGo Sweet Generation website)

A cupcake shop is coming to the East Village storefront that held the First Avenue Pierogi & Deli for some three decades. But before you go moaning about how New York is becoming the “Big Cupcake,” know that Sweet Generation supports a good cause.
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Now Pouring: Papaya King and Salt + Charcoal

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

Congos to two restaurants that are now rocking liquor licenses. The first, Papaya King, opened sans booze last year on St. Marks Place but is now offering 12-ounce cans of Heineken Light and Brooklyn Lager, with a wider selection to come. Beer will be sold till 11pm, which means this’ll be a decent place to stop in for a round of vintage video gaming if the ones across the street at the new Barcade are ocupado.
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