MadParkNews.com, covering New York City's Madison Square Park & Flatiron http://www.madparknews.com Daily Posts about the Madison Square Park and Flatiron neighborhoods Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:42:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Craftbar to close April 30th due to rent hike http://www.madparknews.com/madison-square-park-restaurants/craftbar-to-close-april-30th-due-to-rent-hike/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:42:06 +0000 http://www.madparknews.com/?p=21146 Eater that Tom Colicchio's Craftbar (900 Broadway at 20th) will close April 30th due to a 50% rent hike. “The writing has been on the wall for awhile,” Colicchio says. The sister restaurant to Craft has been in the spot for 15 years and serves a slightly more casual (than Craft) New American menu. Craft itself is safe with its current lease and Eater reports that Colicchio would like to re-open Craftbar in another location, possibly on a second level. The second level concept is one that may become more and more common as ground level rents become more expensive. Of course then you need a very reliable elevator and open stairs. I think it should be a warning sign of a retail bubble (and greed) when a Tom Colicchio restaurant won't pay the new rent asking price. Exorbitant rent is also a great way to kill a neighborhood of innovative restaurants from new chefs. If you want to hit Craftbar again before it closes, get in before April 30th.  ]]> Icon Realty buys 133 West 25th Street office building http://www.madparknews.com/real-estate/icon-realty-buys-133-west-25th-street-office-building/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:23:39 +0000 http://www.madparknews.com/?p=21143 Best Burger in NYC may be at the Lobby Bar of The New York EDITION Hotel http://www.madparknews.com/madison-square-park-restaurants/best-burger-in-nyc-may-be-at-the-lobby-bar-of-the-new-york-edition-hotel/ Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:28:55 +0000 http://www.madparknews.com/?p=21135 gluttonous lunch and it was just as good totally sober. You can get the burger in the lobby bar as well as the ClockTower restaurant. It runs for a whopping $24 so it is not cheap, but not bad if you split it. Here is the full menu at the Lobby Bar. ]]>