ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2011 

  By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential   After reading Melissa Mckinney's post this morning regarding the inclusion of Craigslist in marketing plans, I thought that there were a number of techniques that others might find helpful.  In New York City, Craigslist is widely used, but mostly for the...
02/24/2011
By Kate Akerly of Village Confidential   There is a new Caribbean joint in the neighborhood, Miss Lily’s, from Serge Becker of La Esquina fame.  It has taken over the space that Le Gamin previously called home and will hopefully bring some new life to the area.   If oxtail and fried plantains ar...
02/19/2011
By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential   The crew behind the Jane Ballroom is bringing another gem to the West Village.  That is, if your idea of a gem includes greasy brass poles, sticky stages, and unemployed models.  What?   Westway is soon to open to the public at 75 Clarkson, or book them fo...
02/15/2011
  By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential The Jane Street Triangle is located on the southwest corner of Jane Street and Eighth Ave. in the West Village.  Its history dates back to the late 1960’s.  Prior to that, the lot was improved with three Greek Revival buildings with residential units facin...
02/15/2011
By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential   According to Olshan Realty Inc, the week ending February 13th marked the best week for Manhattan luxury properties since the collapse of Lehman Bros in September of 2008.  Thirty-one contracts were signed on properties asking more than $4mil for a total of...
02/15/2011
By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential     How to Make Your Rental Properties Stand Out From The Crowd And Lower Your Loss Factor An assertion that many NYC landlords are lacking on the reputation front would hardly be breaking news.  Some seem to have no interest in pleasing their tenants, build...
02/12/2011
  By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential   What Happens When, an elegant restaurant project supported by Kick Starter, is set to open next Tuesday, 1/25/11, in SoHo.  According to their website, Kick Starter “is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.”  The restaurant int...
02/06/2011
  By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential   Hudson Clearwater has just opened in what sort of looks like an abandoned insurance office on Hudson Street.  You may need some help in discovering it, but we can help with that.  From the corner of Hudson and Bank, locate the boarded up storefront, head...
02/06/2011
  By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential   South American coffee connoisseur, Fernando Aciar, is launching O CAFE in the former space of beloved local coffee shop Joe’s Jr.  Many locals are taking Joe Jr.’s sudden closure pretty hard as evidenced by all of the support left on their Facebook page....
02/06/2011
Cabrito, which opened on Carmine Street in 2008, closed at the end of 2010 and has been replaced by a temporary pop-up called Fatty Johnson’s.  Zakary Pelaccio’s Fatty Crew (of Fatty Crab and Fatty ‘Cue fame) has given the space a “more adult” makeover, including repainting the iconic pink goat....
02/06/2011
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