Nightlife News Round Up, March 2nd, 2012

by Mallory Rubin · March 2, 2012

    Luc Carl is no longer involved in The Ludlow Manor project, Oliva is being replaced, more about the brawl at Double Seven, Neil Patrick Harris food blogging for Catch NYC, and much more in today's Nightlife News Round Up!

    1. Rumor has it that The Ludlow Manor is about to re-open it's doors. If you don't remember Delancey street spot, it was shut down in January for screwing with the rules, and for serving PB&J. In mid-January it was shut down and fined by the State Liquor Authority on two accounts. First, the manor permitted drinking on top levels with out approval needed by the SLA, and second, for serving food, as they were not legally licensed to do so. Neighbors are starting to see food deliveries being made to the manor, along with some aesthetic renovations. However, it's liquor license is still listed under inactive. So we'll see what happens. In the mean time, check out the awesome, current decor situation. Garbage bags are so chic right now. [Bowery Boogie]

    Update: We have just received an email from management stating that,

    Due to an operational oversight during the launch of Ludlow Manor late last year, that occurred simply due to an excitement surrounding the opening, management of the space at 95 Delancey Street decided to regroup and focus on doing everything possible to deliver the best experience to their guests.To ensure this, they have brought in Paul Seres, President of the New York Nightlife Association, to handle day-to-day operations.

    Additionally, Luc Carl is no longer involved in the project.

    Today, the first step begins, as we are excited to announce the opening of The DL, a tapas restaurant located on the ground floor.

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    2. Oliva is closing it's doors after ten years. The Spanish-tapas spot has been shut down, even though a quaint, handwritten sign currently hangs in the window, stating that they are closed under construction. In actuality, Oliva is to replaced by Mundo, a new mediterranean spot. Mundo is being opened by restauranter, Bahr Rapaport. The official opening date is still pending. [Bowery Boogie]

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    3. Supermodel Shawna Christensen came to the defense of her friend, entrepreneur Adam Hock saying that he was not the instigator of the bar brawl that went down at Double Seven, but the victim. Clad in black from head to toe in a failed attempt to disguise herself from the paps, Christensen went to speak with prosecutors on behalf of the fight that went down between Hock, Prince of Monaco Pierre Casiraghi Stavros Niarchos, Diego Marroquin and Vladimir Reston Roitfeld. Christensen was a witness to the fight, insisting that it was alcohol induced, and what Hock is indeed, innocent. [NYPost]

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    [Prince of Monaco Punched in the Face at Double Seven]

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    4. We did not think it was possible for Neil Patrick Harris to get anymore awesome, until he food blogged for Catch. Neil Patrick Harris provided commentary for some of the amazing dishes he ate at Catch NYC. Neil Patrick Harris' famously sarcastic sense of humor paired with his mouth watering food descriptions and photos, it does not get much better than that. Food porn at it's finest. [NY Nightlife]

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    5. Korea town, get ready for Kristalbelli. For those of you who love Korean food but don't want to resort to street meat anymore, this glitzy, over the top new restaurant comes equipped with private dining space for parties and an incredible bar. While not cheap, by the looks of these pictures the dining experience there is sure to be nothing short of unbelievable. [Grubstreet]

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