1516 Second Ave,

Shortly after the great Art Bar died a year or so ago, it was resurrected as NOC NOC. The new place, however, is not the ghost (or Frankenstein) version of the original but the exact same kind of scene and space. The interiors haven't changed, the patrons (a healthy mix of Asians, whites, and blacks) are the same, and the music (urban dance) is essentially the same. I also believe that the bouncers and bartenders haven't changed. The only thing that might be different is the happy hour, which seems longer (5-9 pm) and serves $1 wells. CHARLES MUDEDE