B&H Dairy Celebrates 80 Years of Being the ‘East Village Cheers’

Green and yellow banners and balloons festooned the doorway of B&H Dairy on Wednesday night as it celebrated 80 years in the East Village. And the swarm of customers flooding the narrow hallway of the restaurant showed that the place had more than withstood the passage of time. While the Jewish patrons who frequented the … Continue reading B&H Dairy Celebrates 80 Years of Being the ‘East Village Cheers’

Get Blintzed at B&H Dairy’s Reopening Party

If you aren’t among the many kasha cravers who’ve flocked to B&H Dairy since its reopening Friday, here’s a fun chance to do so: Andy Reynolds, a neighbor who’s been managing the crowd-funding campaign for the East Village diner, tells us there’ll be a welcome-back party — complete with cakes, coffee and challah — this Friday from 6 … Continue reading Get Blintzed at B&H Dairy’s Reopening Party

Challah-lujah! B&H Finally Reopens, Four and a Half Months After Gas Explosion

East Village residents were relieved to see that B&H Dairy, a fixture of the neighborhood, reopened this morning after being closed for several months because of the Second Avenue gas explosion. They crowded into the narrow diner, happy to once again sit down to a plate of the 76-year-old vegetarian restaurant’s Eastern European comfort food.

Pols Toured the East Village Explosion Area and Sought Wisdom From Zoltar

A little over two months after the Second Avenue gas explosion, local politicians and a small group of community members toured the still-smarting small businesses around the blast site.

‘We Are Lucky to Be Alive’: East Village Shopkeepers Vent, Ponder Next Steps

Business owners affected by the Second Avenue gas explosion met Thursday morning, some of them for the first time, at Cafe Mocha, across the street from where three buildings collapsed two weeks ago today. There was talk of struggles with insurance companies, frustration over not being able to reopen, and despair over lost businesses, but … Continue reading ‘We Are Lucky to Be Alive’: East Village Shopkeepers Vent, Ponder Next Steps

B&H Owner Worries Post-Explosion Closure Could Cook His 73-Year-Old Diner

This morning, outside of a shuttered B&H Dairy, owner Fawzy Abdelwahad stood waiting for Con Ed inspectors who were due to check his gas line. Since an explosion leveled three buildings a few doors down from him last week, he’s been working with various city agencies and his insurance company to reopen his 73-year-old diner and … Continue reading B&H Owner Worries Post-Explosion Closure Could Cook His 73-Year-Old Diner