Shake Shack has finally landed in Williamsburg, and that’s just the start of recent Shacktivity. Over at the Astor Place location, which opened in October, a new BBQ Pulled Pork Burger hit the menu today.
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Shake Shack opened its latest location in the “Death Star” building at 51 Astor Place today, and we stopped in to try out the kiosk-only ordering system. Word that the beloved burger chain would be going cashless and doing away with human order-takers caused a stir in the fast-food world (granted, not quite a Rick and Morty szechuan sauce stir), but if you were worried about the rise of the machines, don’t be.
Early this morning, a fire originated inside the walls of the first Artichoke Basille’s Pizza on E. 14th Street, spreading to apartments above before firefighters were able to quell the blaze. [EV Grieve]
A man seated near the intersection of Norfolk and Rivington Street’s received a two-inch gash on the chin from a random passerby one week ago, per police. [DNA Info]
Man, NYC just got the Rainbow Room back but now another of its hallowed institutions, Shake Shack, is closing its original Madison Square Park location for some “much-needed renovations.” And it’s happening just before the cold season, which is, like, the only time you can get a burger without waiting in that mind-numbing line.
Lower East Side designer Jeff Ng (aka jeffstaple) — the visionary behind the Staple Pigeon fashion line and the Reed Space boutique — has teamed up with Shake Shack for a limited edition t-shirt and concrete flavor. If that sounds like some weirdness, get this: Doughnut Plant is also involved.
To coincide with the 25-year anniversary of the album Paul’s Boutique, artist Danielle Mastrion painted this Beastie Boys tribute mural at Ludlow and Rivington Streets, the same Lower East Side corner photographed for the album’s cover. [The Lo-Down]
Get ready for even longer lines at Shake Shack — to mark 10 years in Madison Square Park, the burger joint is throwing itself a week-long birthday bash that’ll feature a music festival and limited-edition patties from celeb chefs like David Chang and April Bloomfield. This. is going. to be huge.
The Mickey D’s on Delancey Street has been called “the worst McDonald’s ever” by multiple reviewers on Yelp, where it has a lackluster two stars. But on April 21, there’ll be a ribbon-cutting to celebrate recent renovations to what’s been called “the last stop before hell.”
A fourth day of protests against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd devolved into pandemonium Sunday night as a peaceful march from Downtown Brooklyn gave way to widespread looting and destruction in the streets of Manhattan. Dozens were arrested, according to the police, and a man was hospitalized after gunfire erupted in Soho. More →