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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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Galli Had the Gall to Open in the Former Inoteca Space

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Inoteca broke some hearts when it closed this past February, but as of last night you can once again put away pasta on the corner of Ludlow and Rivington. The Lower East Side offshoot of Soho restaurant Galli doesn’t serve truffled egg toast (sigh), but its menu of competently rendered Italian standards isn’t likely to disappoint anyone looking for carbs and carbonara. Just about the only Italian comfort food missing from the menu is fettuccine alfredo.
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Pink’s 242 Combines Hot Roddin’ and Truffle Popcorn, Because Why Not?

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

During construction, there were music arrangements pasted in the windows of Company bar’s former home on East 10th Street. But tonight there’ll be real live music to celebrate the grand opening of Pink’s 242.

Blues band JD Patch plays at 7 p.m., and bar owner Avi Burnbaum promises more live performances (everything from soul-funk to rock) down the road.
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