DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Box Kite Finds a Home on St. Marks Place

The Lower East Side has more than its share of coffee shops and bars, yet Box Kite joined its line-up on St. Marks Place between 1st and A. The small counter space offers more than espresso and milk – it includes an innovative, eclectic, and unusual tasting menu.

Shop owners Cora Lambert and Erik Becker started out at the respected cafe RBC NYC. After that shop closed, they opened Box Kite as a pop up within Maslow 6, a Tribeca wine bar. Lambert and Becker took great care designing and setting up the brick and mortar location that will be Box Kite Coffee's permanent residence.

CHEAP EATS
Goodfella's "Neighborhood Nights"


“Neighborhood Nights” at Goodfella’s LES brings the neighborhood together every Monday through Wednesday night to enjoy 10 for $10 wings and $3 draft beers all night long, as well as buy one brick-oven pizza, get one half price!

Come watch the game on their 60” screen while enjoying some Buffalo Calamari or the Smokin’ Goodfella and let Goodfella's give you some great craft beer pairing recommendations.

Goodfella’s has received numerous regional and international awards, including World’s Best Pizza at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, 2012.

LIQUID COURAGE
More Beer: Rockaway Brewing Company Expands


It’s always nice to see a business grow, especially when that business is brewing beers.

Long Island City’s Rockaway Brewing Company, a microbrewery which opened in June, is now expanding its distribution to cover the LES and Williamsburg.

Formerly, the brewery only sold their ESB and Summer Ale to Low Tide Bar on 96th and the Boardwalk on Rockaway Beach, literally on a bicycle built by Recycle-A-Bicycle.

THE HOT SPOT
Pink Elephant Makes its Much Anticipated Return


Saturday night, NYC saw the return rebirth of Pink Elephant, originally perched on w 27th st., now relocated to the West Village.

The reinvented night club dangles some clear changes from its original design such as a larger dance floor and a focus more so on cocktails rather than bottle service.

Pink Elephant version 2012 includes the "infinity room," a maze-like mixology bar, and cabaret lounge that’ll function as an event space while the smaller 200 person capacity allows owners David Sarner and Robert Montwaid to be more selective of their guests.

NIGHT STALKER
Cake Shop Crowdsources Against Eviction



Last month, the Cake Shop faced eviction, needing $10,000 within only a few days to pay off year-old fines. The Cake Shop sent out this email:

Calling all millionaires: cake shop needs a month-long returnable bridge loan, due to possibly bogus fines from last year, at their deadline this Monday, or we face eviction. the amount we’re looking for is 10k, to pay off these fines once and for all. we’d need it in the next 72 hours. &reminder this is a short term loan. full explanation provided, with intere$t and perks, if this appeals to you, and you’d like to help us out & continue & grow. thanks. xo.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Get Moving Saturday Night with DJ Geroge Garcia

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up and if you’re looking for just one thing to do, Santos Party House has got you covered. Free up some time Saturday night for Electric Beach, a weekly party featuring DJs pumping out House and Hip Hop.

This Saturday is DJ George Garcia, one of the fastest-rising EDM entertainers.

Dance all night to Garcia’s unique mix of beats and tunes engineered to make audiences moving for hours.

Hit play below to practice your moves and then click here for tickets.

CULTURE CLUB
Daylife Festival To Make Camp In LES


Long ago, the Lower East Side was a haven for pushcart markets. Fruit stands, handmade goods, and local artisans would line the streets calling out to the denizens of New York to buy their product.

This June, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District wants you to re-live that excitement at the Daylife three-block festival.

On Sunday, June 3rd, from Noon to 5pm, head down to Orchard St. between Houston and Delancey for food, fashion, music, and a comfortable layer of astro-turf.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
For Your Saturday Pleasure: The Hester Street Fair

Last Saturday kicked off the Hester Street Fair, which hosts an incredible line of vendors displaying works of art, delectable cuisine, and hand crafted accessories.

Occupying one of the LES’s oldest pushcart markets every Saturday 10am-6pm now through the end of October, let the swell of aromas navigate you through tree-lined park and heavy foot traffic.

The fair itself consists of various kiosks displaying vibrant local business fronts new and old laced with goods perfect for weekend strolls through out the next three seasons.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
#LoveRiot: A Classic "Had To Be There" NYC Moment

Check out these musicians on Stanton and Ludlow playing until the cops broke it up a little while ago yfrog.us/nqsm5z (via: @TheKingEG)

— New York Nightlife (@NYNightlife) March 29, 2012