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Deweys is done. Dewey’s Flatiron bar & restaurant has shuttered after 18 years

The windows are all covered up and the phone number rings to nothing. Their Twitter and Facebook pages went silent in December. It seems that Dewey’s Flatiron Bar & Restaurant (210 5th Avenue between 25th and 26th Street) has closed after 18 years in the neighborhood. The casual bar and restaurant was known for its low key environment and as a place to watch a game and have drinks without attitude. It opened in 1996 before Madison Square Park was renovated and before the neighborhood became more residential.

There is always the chance they are renovating, but from the lack of any communication anywhere it certainly seems as though they are closed for good. If they are indeed closed, the space is absolutely prime for a new restaurant or cafe, as it is across the street from Madison Square Park and right up from the Flatiron building.

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Pergola restaurant and lounge opens in Nomad today

pergola nycWe reported a while back about Pergola looking to open in the neighborhood and we just got word that Pergola restaurant will open today at 36 West 28th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue) in Nomad.

Executive Chef Nestor Moina (Remi Restaurant and Nerai) has crafted a Mediterranean menu influenced by the flavors of Greece, Turkey and across the Middle East. The menu includes items such as Stuffed Grape Leaves, Cigars (lamb, chicken and vegetables wrapped in phyllo), Pergola Wings, a Lamb Burger, Shawarma Plate, Pergola Mixed Grill (chargrilled baby lamb chop, merguez, kofta and kabob), and Falafel Crusted Wild Salmon.

The 3,700 square foot former flower shop will serve signature cocktails such as Jalisco Rose (Reposado Tequila shaken with amber agave, apples, rosemary and lime juice) and Spearmint 75 (vodka with lemon, torn spearmint, agave, lemon rind and a splash of Prosecco) from mixologist Scott Fitzgerald (Mulberry Project), and a 12-flavored hookah menu.

There will also be live music each night.

Their facebook page is already quite active. Call 212-679-4842 for reservations.

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NYC Halloween Parade 2013 runs right up 6th Avenue to 16th Street

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The huge NYC Halloween Parade runs up 6th Avenue again on Thursday October 31st, going from Spring Street to just past 16th-18th Street.

It goes from about 7pm-11pm and is one of the biggest parades in New York City and anyone can join as long as you are in costume. Learn more about how to participate at There is even a costume contest.

This year the theme is Revival. (You may recall it was cancelled last year due to Hurricane Sandy).

If you can’t attend or particpate int he parade you can always watch it on tv (NY1 and KPIX).

The Parade typically draws more than 50,000 costumed participants and millions of viewers live and on tv. 53 bands are signed on for this year.

If you haven’t been, it’s a wild event.

Here is a group doing Thriller at the 2011 Halloween parade:

And here is another group:

No Idea bar to close – bye bye free drink name night! One Star bar to open

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After 21 years in business it’s the end of an era – Known for its casual atmosphere and free drink name nights, No Idea bar (30 East 20th Street between Park Ave South and Broadway) in the Flatiron will close permanently on November 1st.

The owners will be opening up a new bar and they are getting ahead of any snobby critics and Yelpers, by preemptively calling the place one star. It will be located at 147 West 24th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue) and sources tell us November 6th is opening night.

And yes they will have a Name Night, BUT it is no longer free. One star will charge the beholder of that night’s name $1 per drink One Star Ale or Lite, house mixed drinks, or wine.

Keep on top of the latest opening info at

Modern Pinball showroom to open at 26th Street and 3rd Avenue

Here is one sent in from reader John Bernikow. It seems Modern Pinball will be going in at 362 Third Avenue (between 26th and 27th Street). The space will be an interactive showroom for pinball machine sales and is the creation of Steve Epstein and Steve Zahler. From what we understand, they will let people […]


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