Russia-born artist Anton Zolotov is drawing outside the lines with Black Square, a tattoo shop/book and zine store opening this Monday in Williamsburg. He considers the shop to be an art project rather than a business and is focused on creating a place where people can just chill. “I wanted to do something that I haven’t seen done yet, a different take on tattooing,” he told B+B. “People can hang out here and it will be more about that, not just getting tattooed.” More →
Remember back in 2009, when Chloe 81, the subterranean Lower East Side lounge, was the “new Beatrice”? (We do! It was one of the few times the author of this post has been a bold-faced name.) Well, now there’s a “new Chloe 81,” and it’s launching tonight. With free vodka. More →
Earlier today, Zee Raja’s seven- and nine-year-old sons were caring for Black Ninja, a rescued pigeon that had been bitten by a dog. “We’re trying to help it fly again,” Zee explained.
Zee is hoping his pet store will take off as well. Last week, he reopened Zee Pets Supply at 530 East 13 Street, just a few blocks north of the store’s former location off of Tompkins Square Park (who said Bushwick had to have allthe new pet shops?). It’s right next to The Baroness’ New York City Latex Boutique — meaning fetishists can now purchase an inflatable straight jacket and then pop right next door for a collar and leash! More →
A little while ago we told you about Dimes, the new health-focused cafe and eatery on Division Street from Sabrina DeSousa and Alissa Wagner. Though it was originally slated for a mid-August opening, the spot will finally open its doors next Monday, providing some long-awaited MSG-free eats to the Lower Lower East Side. More →
Wilson Fu, owner of Red Pepper, a traditional Chinese restaurant on Curry Row. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)
Looks like David Schwimmer has a new takeout option: Red Pepper just opened across from Ross’s new place, on what used to be known as Curry Row.
Wilson Fu – who briefly tried his hand at serving “Satan rolls” and ramen in the sub-street-level space that used to be Calcutta — said traditional southwest Chinese food was hard to come by. “I tried so much Sichuan in Manhattan and none of it satisfied my tastes,” he said (we didn’t ask how he felt about Hot Kitchen, right around the corner). More →
After weeks of construction and a few nights of previews, Skal finally opens to the public tonight.
Olibjorn Stephenson, a partner in Ten Bells, bought the former Les Enfants Terribles space with the intention of creating somewhere that would have a strong neighborhood appeal. The light, airy room — done in Robin’s Egg blue — is designed to evoke an Icelandic coastal cottage, the cheap-and-cheerful seasonal homes seen all over Scandinavia. It’s cozy and eclectic, with flowery saucers decorating one wall and white shelves lined with homey tzotchkes. More →