Community Board 3

With Pizza-Speakeasy at 1 Ludlow Street Canceled, Popular Village Bistro ‘Mimi’ Signs on

Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:15 am

Those grand plans to install a pizzeria and basement speakeasy at the three-pointed 1 Ludlow Street totally tanked. But that’s obvious. Partially built out, this unique address was to become Ludlow Inn and Three Points, with both Numero 28 principals and Shingo Gokan respectively on tap. Word on the street is that there was allegedly some […]

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Rumor: ‘Mini Rex’ Dry Karaoke Concept Banking on CB3 for Re-vote at Tonight’s Meeting

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

For Mini Rex, the struggle to establish a “dry karaoke” bar on Ludlow Street continues. Despite defeat. You’ll recall that the concept, co-founded by Edouard Gave and Karin Elgai, includes conjoined venues that would include separate entrances for sober and drinking patrons. Different wrist stamps for each side, but booze could be consumed in all the […]

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More on the Clinton Street Collision that Injured a Crossing Pedestrian

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:05 am

A man crossing Clinton Street Friday evening was reportedly struck by a car in the crosswalk at Henry Street. When we initially broke the story, the initial dispatch from the scene was that a cyclist was hit by a FedEx truck. However, an eyewitness who saw the incident unfold “in real time” refuted the claim, and […]

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Epstein’s Bar Revival Underway with 310 Bowery Bar Principal at the Helm

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was bound to happen; Epstein’s Bar is making a comeback. Quiet since September 2015, the cornershop at 82 Stanton Street that previously housed Epstein’s Bar is revived. The security gates have been shuttered for the majority of that time, yet the last few weeks have seen increased activity; on separate occasions we spotted suits […]

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Draft Environmental Review Doesn’t Take into Account Effects of 3 LES Waterfront Super-Talls, CB3 Says

Posted April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Department of City Planning this month issued its initial review of the overall impact that three mega-developments on the Lower East Side waterfront – composed of 2,700 rentals and condos – will have on the surrounding community. The Land-Use subcommittee of Community Board 3 met this week to discuss the city’s assessment of the […]

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Clinton Street Newcomer Lil Gem Nets CB3 Liquor Approval; Saluggi’s and Mini Rex Meet Resistance

Posted April 14, 2017 at 9:37 am

In a long tradition of never-ending Community Board 3 meetings, last night’s SLA subcommittee gathering was par-for-the-course. By 8:30pm, only three applicants had been heard. And somewhere, an unknown was puffing a copious amount of weed… Herewith, a few notes. Saluggi’s East, 399 Grand Street Saluggi’s East on Grand Street has all the makings of a […]

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With UNIQLO Grant, Public Art ‘Constellation’ Coming to Seward Park this Summer

Posted April 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

If all goes to plan, Seward Park will soon boast a year-long public art exhibit. The new project is one of ten such “Art in the Parks” installations around the city, sponsored by UNIQLO and the Parks Department. Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong won the $10,000 grant to impart “Constellation” to the “underused” plaza outside the New York […]

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NYPL to Upgrade the Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library on East Houston

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

The New York Public Library is poised to upgrade one of its Lower East Side facilities. Up next, the Hamilton Fish Park branch on East Houston Street. Built in 1960, the Hamilton Fish branch is a one-story brick masonry building sitting in a shared complex with the gifted academic enterprise, New Explorations into Science Technology […]

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The 2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Delancey Street Won’t Happen Until Spring 2018

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The highly-anticipated bike lane along Delancey Street is coming, but you’ll just need to wait another year. The Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night heard, and resoundingly supported, the city’s proposal for a two-way protected bikeway along Delancey Street. Timing of the discussion was morbidly appropriate; twelve hours earlier, a box-truck driver hit, and […]

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DOT Flip-Flops, Grants Yep Tour a Temporary Intercity Bus Permit

Posted April 4, 2017 at 9:34 am

The city’s Department of Transportation flip-flopped and agreed to issue the egregious Chinatown bus operator Yep Tour a temporary permit for a stop at Pike Street and East Broadway, Community Board 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer confirmed last week. This reversal comes nearly two months after the agency blocked the identical application for loading and […]

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