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Hester Street Fair Kicks Off 6th Season Tomorrow

Last modified April 24, 2015 at 7:23 am

Now in its sixth iteration, the Hester Street Fair is welcoming the neighborhood back, with the promise of “New food! New vendors! New look! Same awesome vibe…” Once again, the corner of Hester and Essex Streets will corral local biz into a fancy farmer’s market, but it’s not setting up shop for the whole weekend. This […]

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‘Evolve Health + Wellness’ Clinic Takes Over Former Rivington Street Warehouse

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Indochina Sino-Amercian Community Center atop 36 Rivington Street (aka 170 Forsyth) will soon welcome a new neighbor below. Formerly a corner warehouse occupied by Lucky Fish NY, the ground level will change use from a commercial operation to that of an “integrated medical facility.” One that focuses on mental and physical health. Evolve Health + […]

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The Sixth Ward’s Liquor License was Terminated by the SLA Yesterday 

Last modified April 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Hell Square just lost one of its more notorious offenders. In a seemingly unprecedented move, the State Liquor Authority yesterday afternoon dropped the hammer on the eight-year-old Sixth Ward at 191 Orchard Street. The judgment capped legal proceedings that began in November. Shortly after 7pm last night, the Sixth Ward posted these misleading signs in the windows […]

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Mathieu Palomino Opens La Gamelle on the Bowery Today

Posted April 22, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in with Mathieu Palombino’s new “Parisian Brasserie” opening at 241 Bowery. Last week, the red-painted La Gamelle signage was installed above the entrance, signaling the impending opening. Then yesterday, the plywood encasement was excised from the storefront, revealing a spiffy new wooden exterior. Here’s a gratuitous shot of […]

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Petition Surfaces to Oppose CB3 Reinstatement of Ariel Palitz

Last modified April 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The official Community Board appointments for the class of 2015 are here, and as we first reported last week, nightlife advocate Ariel Palitz is no longer a sitting member. And it seems there are those in the neighborhood who would like to keep it that way. Going to extremes, someone out there created a simple […]

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‘Yours Truly’ Coffee Shop Opening This Week at 8 Spring Street

Posted April 21, 2015 at 5:17 am

When the brown butcher paper arrived in the windows of 8 Spring Street back in January, it teased a simple handwritten message. “Something wonderful is coming.” That something is actually a miniscule coffee spot called Yours Truly. Yours Truly, in its own words, is “dedicated to coffee excellence and inspirational menu items.” The shoebox shop […]

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Notes from CB3: Chinese Tuxedo for Doyers Denied Outright, Support for Pizza Beach in Hell Square, and More

Last modified April 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

For the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, last night was one marked by surprises. It saw the Lower East Side Dwellers supporting a new liquor license and established restaurateurs coming out against new liquor licenses. And notably absent from the panel was Ariel Palitz, who is no longer part of the rank-and-file. Here are […]

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Mars Bar Replacement is Just another Organic Juice Bar Called ‘NatureEs’

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

Mars Bar now lives only in your memory. There will be no return, not in any form. The dream of reboot at 21 East First Street is dead. Instead, a bland wellness cafe has taken its rightful position on a now antiseptic block. When investors first lined up before Community Board 3 a year ago, […]

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Contra Guys Will Open the Casual ‘Wildair’ on Orchard Street Next Month

Posted April 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

Around this time last year, Contra scored the go-ahead from Community Board 3 to open a casual, “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. It was to be a place more approachable than the OG spot. Those plans ultimately hit a dead-end (F18 Gallery opened there instead), though, and owners Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von […]

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Bluebird’s Alex Hall Swaps Rosella for Brunswick on Clinton Street

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:16 am

This month in identity crises, one Lower East Side coffee shop has decided to change its name. Bluebird principal Alex Hall opened Rosella exactly one year ago at 23 Clinton Street. Competition here is fierce, given the number of java joints within spitting distance (that would be five). The Australian-born Hall ultimately decided to scrap […]

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