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The Day | Two Restaurants in One on Extra Place - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | Two Restaurants in One on Extra Place


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Speedy MotorcycleJoann Jovinelly Spotted at East 13th Street and Avenue B.

Good morning, East Village.

NY1 takes a closer look inside the two new restaurants next door to each other on Extra Place that share the same owner but completely different concepts. “I found the space, we designed the layout and then the space next door became available, and I thought ‘why not make it two restaurants in one,'” the owner, Amadeus Bogner, said. So now Mr. Bogner is managing a restaurant serving traditional Turkish street food, as well as a Swiss fondue joint.

Speaking of restaurants, The Times chatted with two customers at Upstate and gave a shout-out to the beer-and-oysters spot’s happy hour deal.

Eater notes that a pizzeria dubbed “Famous Artichoke Pizza” in Hoboken eliminated the “Artichoke” from its name. The owner of the original Artichoke Pizza was none too happy about the imitator.

Brooklyn Rail examines the rise and fall of the East Village art scene. “While many artists who got their start in the East Village are today’s “establishment” (Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minter, Richard Prince, Peter Halley, George Condo, Madonna), and despite the presence of over 120 exhibition spaces, a quick glance at the EV galleries remaining in living memory is small, perhaps a half dozen. Arguably, they are: the Fun, Nature Morte, Gracie Mansion, International With Monument, Civilian Warfare, Pizo Electric, and Pat Hearn.”

EV Grieve notes that a new skate shop will move into the old Forbidden Planet space.

The guys at Big Gay Ice Cream gave The Daily Beast guidelines on how to throw a killer ice cream social. The store celebrated its one-year anniversary over the weekend.