NoHo Star Celebrating 30 Years


George Schwartz (center) with long-time NoHo neighbors Jane and Elliot Barowtiz, artist, at a recent NBS Annual Meeting.

Not many NYC restaurants can claim NoHo Star longevity…

This landmarked restaurant at the corner of Bleecker and Lafayette Sts., was opened by Dr. George Schwarz and his late wife, artist Kiki Kogelnik in 1985. George and Kiki’s innovations spawned a revolution in New York’s restaurant scene with the original One Fifth (now Otto, with Mario Battalia) as well as Elephant and Castle, Keens Steakhouse and Temple Bar.   NoHo Star, a neighborhood magnet for Noho’s artists from the beginning, continues to feature creatively prepared food without pretense; it’s ambiance still appeals.

As NoHo’s pioneering contemporary venue, it paved the way for new shops, galleries and restaurants and a late night scene in an area that was formerly considered an after dark no man’s land.  George and Kiki’s oneness with the neighborhood also initiated the NoHo Neighborhood Association, now NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders, Inc. (NBS).  George served as President for many years and is, still, an active and revered member of NBS and the community.

Join George and right-hand-man Derek Tighe, from February 16th through 22st to celebrate The Noho Star’s 30 years when menus will feature 1985 prices,  giveaways and daily prizes.

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