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Nuyorican Poets Cafe, an East Village icon, begins a $24M makeover | Gothamist

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe closed in November in preparation for the makeover. De La Luz said she was pleasantly surprised to discover at a groundbreaking on Thursday that the timeline for the entire renovation had been accelerated from three years to two, putting the completion date in spring 2026.