Community Board 3

‘Tang Hotpot’ Unveiled on the Bowery, Opening Soon

Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

After six months of construction, the final pieces are falling into place for Tang Hotpot. The new Szechuan restaurant at 135 Bowery recently dispensed with the sidewalk shed to reveal its unique exterior, complete with decorative door, teaser signage, and fishbowl window. Tang Hotpot is a loose spinoff of The Tang in the East Village […]

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East Houston Reconstruction Delayed Indefinitely, City Says

Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:11 am

Still years behind schedule, the East Houston Reconstruction Project won’t be ending anytime soon. This despite the completion of the eastern leg as well as prior assurances to the contrary. Earlier this summer, the expected completion date had been tagged as “by Labor Day,” according to the project bulletin board at Community Board 3. Labor […]

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‘Pinks’ East Village Plans New Chrystie Street Cantina

Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:02 am

Pinks is headed south of the border, so to speak. The East Village haunt – located on East 10th Street near 1st Avenue – is currently eyeing Chrystie Street for its expansion. Directly next door to Rochelle’s and its basement club. The Pinks Cantina, as it’s called, will be a “new fast casual taco shop” and […]

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‘Whynot Coffee’ on Orchard Street May Grind to Halt as Contra Principal Seeks Pizzeria

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:06 am

Whynot Coffee may soon grind to a halt. It would appear that the concept at 175 Orchard Street isn’t sustainable in the enormous space without a proper liquor license. To that end, the 2,000 square-foot store is now on the market, courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Current rent is $16,400 per month with 12 years left […]

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Leftfield Bar Ends Ludlow Street Run; Mini Rex ‘Dry Karaoke’ up Next?

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:16 am

For the last few days, the gates of Leftfield bar on Ludlow Street have been drawn. Signal, in fact, that the five-year-old operation is out of business. And it was apparently able to sell off its assets. Indeed, a bartender onsite recently revealed that Saturday night will be the last, that the business itself was […]

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CB3 and Neighbors Unite Against ‘Honey Fitz’ Proposal for Avenue A

Last modified September 19, 2017 at 9:10 am

More than a year later, applicants behind the Honey Fitz proposal are again attempting to infiltrate Avenue A. As before, however, neither the neighbors nor Community Board 3 are interested. The Late Late’s James Morrissey returned to the SLA subcommittee that snubbed his idea in February 2016, and likewise walked away last night empty-handed. There would […]

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CB3 Bristles at ‘Hell Square’ Designation in Controversial Liquor Saturation Panel

Last modified September 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Whenever the subject of liquor licenses in Hell Square is raised, conversations are heated and tempers flare. One need only attend the monthly SLA subcommittee meeting for confirmation, or, as it happens, a hearing to discuss bar saturation on the Lower East Side. Such was the case last night during the scheduled panel about “Alcohol […]

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CB3 to Discuss Impacts of Liquor License Saturation on the Lower East Side

Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

Next week, Community Board 3 will attempt a discussion on the linkage between alcohol density on the Lower East Side and adverse impacts upon both local public health and safety. The event is billed as a “Special Agenda Item Notice” and falls under the Transportation, Public Safety, and Environment subcommittee This conversation is especially significant […]

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Asian Fusion Comes to Stanton Street with ‘SushuMai’

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:06 am

The latest Asian fusion spot on the Lower East Side, SushMai, is now operational at 112 Stanton Street. It opened here earlier this week. SushuMai carries a menu of sushi, dim sum, and noodles. Booze is not yet available, but will be shortly. Its application for beer-wine was fast-tracked this month by Community Board 3 […]

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‘Epstein’s Bar’ Takes its Fight for Revival to the State

Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

While a subset of the community might be against its return, Epstein’s Bar is nevertheless going for gold. Fighting for survival and revival. The new principals just took the case upstate to secure a new liquor license for the proposed comeback. Their application was submitted last month. However, several steps still separate the principals from a […]

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