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The Day | $18 Carrot Dish Panned, $2.50 Tap Water Hard to Swallow - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | $18 Carrot Dish Panned, $2.50 Tap Water Hard to Swallow


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Forbidden PlanetScott Lynch Inside the new Forbidden Planet.

The Post doesn’t just hate the new water cafe on East 10th Street. A pair of reporters got wind of an $18 entree at Northern Spy Food Co. that consists of carrots with wild spinach, freekeh, and almonds — and they are outraged. The pricey plate, like the water cafe, is a signal that New York’s dining scene is spiraling out of control, according to the paper. (“Even Bugs Bunny would balk.”) The restaurant doesn’t seem too concerned, though. “The fact that we’ve teed off the NY Post could stand as a point of pride,” it writes on Twitter.

By the way, The Voice joins The Post in criticizing the water cafe, calling it a “snake oil factory.”

DNAInfo reports that Bleecker Bob’s won’t be at its current location for much longer, as the landlord is actively dealing with potential tenants. “We’re letting them stay there until we get somebody, so it works for both of us,” the landlord said. “There’s no timeline, but they should be finished very shortly though.”

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports that Saturday’s cash mob at St. Mark’s Bookshop was a success. “Saturday’s total business was increased by more than 30 percent from what we’ve been doing lately, so that was very welcome…the neighborhood came through for us,” co-owner Terrence McCoy tells the blog.

Alternative Press has a video of John Joseph McGowan, lead singer of the Cro-Mags, making a guest appearance at a Refused show in Greenpoint.

The Wall Street Journal got a kick out of the newfangled pizza trays at Nicoletta, which “hook directly with a spring-loaded gusset into the side of each table.” Chef Michael White is even working on a patent for a magnetic version of the trays meant for use at home.

The Post reports that women in the city looking for romance are heading to the suburbs “in droves” and an East Village woman illustrates the trend. “Greenwich guys have gotten a lot younger,” says the 30-year-old fashion professional who lives in the neighborhood. “It used to be all families, but now it’s more of a business mini-mecca.” Now, she regularly hops on the Metro-North when she wants to go out on the town.