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Siberia, the Hell's Kitchen bar that was a home away from home for legions of disgruntled alcoholic journalists, closed in May. Its owner, Tracy Westmoreland, has been promising ever since that the bar will reopen. Now he's saying it louder!

[H]e thinks the club will remain in the same dank, subterranean space on 40th Street and Ninth Ave., but whatever happens, it will definitely be in Hell's Kitchen. "We're not straying from our roots. Siberia's always been in Hell's Kitchen and it works. There have been some shit holes in Hell's Kitchen, and that's basically what we're looking for.

Does this rebirth send hopeful smoke signals to former frequent visitor Jayson Blair that he too can be reborn as a shit hole?