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Milkshake Mavens ‘Black Tap’ will Further Exacerbate Ludlow Street Congestion, CB3 Argues

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

The milkshake mavens at Black Tap scored approval last night from Community Board 3 for beer-wine at 177 Ludlow Street. Whether they take the deal or not, however, is another story. As previously reported, Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish seek a beer-wine complement to the burgers and shakes at Black Tap LES. We learned that […]

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Clinton in the Crosshairs: 4 New Bars Aim to Open on Clinton Street

Posted August 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

Yep. You read it here first. There are three new bars, plus one restaurant expansion happening on a two-block stretch of Clinton Street. And all at once. Three-quarters of those businesses appear on the August SLA subcommittee agenda for Community Board 3, and will be heard by the advisory body tonight. 61 Clinton Street Speedy […]

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The City Doesn’t Care About a Wall of Glass to Blight the LES Waterfront

Posted August 16, 2016 at 5:17 am

Be very afraid … but not surprised. The city certainly doesn’t care about the inevitable wall of glass to rise on the Lower East Side waterfront. Word came down the pike last week that the City Planning Commission denied the community’s desperate request for a land review procedure (aka “ULURP”) with regard to three large-scale […]

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Implementation of Chrystie Street 2-Way Bike Lane will Begin this Month, DOT Claims

Posted August 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

The Department of Transportation promises that implementation of the long-promised two-way bike lane on Chrystie Street will begin by the end of the month. That much is made crystal clear with the batch of flyers recently littered around the affected area. This is news, as the latest estimate was pegged to a fall rollout. You’ll […]

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Five Years Later, Goodfella’s Pizza will Give Way to Trapizzino on Orchard Street

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:09 am

The Goodfella’s pizzeria at Orchard and Rivington Streets is on its way out. As previously reported, there is a new suitor looking to take over from the five-year-old wood-fired parlor. First-time applicant Luca Vincenzini is angling to bring a new 12-table Trapizzino restaurant to 144 Orchard Street. It’s tentatively named as such. Vincenzini seeks a […]

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Amuse Wine Bar is Finished After 3 Years on Ludlow Street

Last modified August 11, 2016 at 8:42 am

The writing was on the wall, and now it’s come to pass. Amuse Wine Bar is swimming with the fishes. Official notice of closure arrived this week. Newspaper is taped to the windows of 121 Ludlow Street, and their bulletin board carries the simple message, “closed permanently.” This was expected, as a new replacement wine bar […]

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Here’s What to Expect from the New ‘Black Tap’ on Ludlow Street

Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:11 am

Popular burgers-and-shakes restaurant Black Tap has chosen the Lower East Side for its newest location. As previously reported, ownership settled on 177 Ludlow Street, a building that formerly housed Earthmatters (and 100 Montaditos). Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish currently seek a beer-wine license for Black Tap LES. And barring any major catastrophes, it’ll probably happen. […]

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City Council Mulling Mahfar’s Controversial East Houston Rezoning Bid After City Planning Approval

Last modified August 8, 2016 at 11:53 am

Samy Mahfar will stop at nothing until his dream of rezoning part of East Houston Street is realized. It’s a selfish play to ensure bars or restaurants are permitted in his forthcoming luxury development at 255 East Houston (aka 171 Suffolk). Nothing new, really. Mahfar’s associates twice pitched Community Board 3 to install a commercial […]

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​Speedy Romeo is Expanding its Clinton Street Pizzeria After 5 Months on the Block

Last modified August 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

As if by design, no sooner did Clinton Furniture & Mattress close than nightlife swoop in for the taking. The mom-and-pop store shuttered last month. Now a few weeks later, we see what’s going on. The five-month-old iteration of Speedy Romeo Pizzeria is looking to expand its dining room into 61 Clinton Street. Its proposal […]

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Community Coalition Petitions MTA to Oppose Gracias Mama’s Bid for 162 East Broadway

Last modified August 3, 2016 at 8:23 am

A locally vocal coalition of block associations has joined forces in vehement opposition to Gracias Mama, the proposed Mexican restaurant-bar at 162 East Broadway. They’ve appealed the MTA to deny special permission to the applicants for an entrance above the subway station. With help from the LES Dwellers, the Orchard Street Block Association, the Knickerbocker […]

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