Community Board 3

Ulli Rimkus collecting signatures for Max Fish 2.0, Photo: InfamousNY

CB3 Committee Approves Max Fish and El Sombrero 2.0

Last modified April 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm

It was a packed house of applicants at last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. The deluge outside didn’t stop anything. Much of the clamor was over the record eight new liquor license applications in the Hell Square area alone. It was a marathon that saw two Lower East Side longtimers receive the […]

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Report: Contra Guys Angling to Open Another Spot at 94 Allen Street

Posted April 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

The long-running Swan Tile and Cabinet closed two years ago. Hard to believe that such a prime through-block storefront has been sitting vacant for so long. That could change real quick, though. A new applicant is angling to open a tapas joint here, and he’s reportedly teaming up with a popular spot on Orchard. We are […]

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Epstein’s Bar Wants to Add 2 More Floors (and Bars)

Last modified April 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

This year, Epstein’s Bar celebrates a decade on the Lower East Side. It first opened at 82 Stanton Street in 2004, and was reportedly named for the Juan Epstein character in Welcome Back, Kotter. So, now at ten, the owners have decided to expand upward. Two additional floors (and bars). According to public application materials, […]

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‘Subject LES’ Principal Rolling the Dice at 269 East Houston

Posted April 2, 2014 at 6:09 am

The owner of Subject LES on Suffolk Street is preparing to expand his nightlife holdings around the corner from the current digs. But technically housed in the same building. Proprietor Matthew Rush is presently applying for a full liquor license at the embattled 269 East Houston Street, which has been unsuccessful in attracting anyone since the […]

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More Details Emerge on the Max Fish Reboot at 120 Orchard Street

Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:05 am

Perhaps knowing that the deck might stack against them at this point, team Max Fish is absolute business with regard to its proposed reboot at 120 Orchard Street. It has to be. Hell Square is a proverbial liquor license minefield to navigate. The application packet submitted to Community Board 3 painstakingly details the plans and […]

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Ulli Rimkus collecting signatures for Max Fish 2.0, Photo: InfamousNY

The Max Fish Marquee Cigarette Might Return to Orchard Street Location

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

The idea of a new Max Fish two blocks from the original location is certainly intriguing. It’s also an absolute challenge, much akin to getting the band back together to record a reunion album. How to capture that same magic, etc. But it is happening nonetheless. Owner Ulli Rimkus, who first opened the Fish at […]

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Death & Co. Principals Planning Cocktail Bar for 151 Rivington

Posted March 31, 2014 at 5:42 am

Having just opened Nitecap beneath Schapiro’s, Death & Company brass David Kaplan and Alex Day are now gunning to open another sub-level cocktail bar just down the block at 151 Rivington Street. And they’re apparently bringing along some additional nightlife muscle. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 reveal that Cedd Moses and Eric Needleman […]

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Pies ‘n’ Thighs Plans New Location at 43 Canal Street

Posted March 28, 2014 at 6:02 am

Looks like yet another Brooklyn-based eatery is making the jump to the Lower East Side. Following in the footsteps of Williamsburg Pizza, the Pies ‘n’ Thighs hub of comfort food on South 4th is angling to open in Chinatown. At 43 Canal Street, to be precise. This location will carry nine tables with nineteen seats. […]

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CB3 Full Board Affirms Denial of ‘Beastie Boys Square’; LeRoy McCarthy Vows to Fight for the Right

Last modified March 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Not surprisingly, LeRoy McCarthy’s media-friendly fight to co-name Ludlow and Rivington Streets “Beastie Boys Square” pretty much lost all momentum last night. During its monthly proceedings, the full board of Community Board 3 voted to ratify the denial levied by the transportation subcommittee a couple weeks ago. And it was a close call, with a […]

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Landscape Architects Outline Park Plans for ‘Lot 5′ of Essex Crossing Development

Posted March 20, 2014 at 6:03 am

Phase one of SPURA redevelopment under the Essex Crossing development – about half the total project – is slated for groundbreak in the first quarter of 2015. There are nine total parcels involved in the plan, but Lot 5 is currently under the microscope. It is on this derelict parking lot that construction of a residential […]

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