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CB3 Committee Approves Phase 1 of Pier 42 Park Plan

Last modified October 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

The revitalization and beautification of Pier 42 into public parkland is slowly advancing through the bureaucracy. Indeed, Community Board 3 last night heard and approved the final design for Phase 1 of the so-called master plan. Suits from both Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects and the Parks Department presented to the Parks and Rec subcommittee in order […]

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Local Electeds and CB3 Tour Lower East Side Nightlife with New SLA Commish

Posted October 21, 2014 at 5:13 am

For local officials and the State Liquor Authority, it was a Friday night tour of duty. Intended goal of the stunt outing was to witness firsthand the shitshow of Lower East Side nightlife that has been allowed by both Community Board 3 and the SLA over the last decade. State Senator Squadron, Borough President Brewer, […]

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CB3 Signals Support of Siempre Verde Garden, Shuns Proposed Development

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

The Siempre Verde Garden spent the last month frantically rallying the troops against the goliath of luxury development. It was a grassroots full-court press – both through social media and in real life – that ultimately succeeded in netting nearly 1,000 signatures in opposition to the plans. What’s more, twelve other neighborhood gardens and a […]

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Epstein’s Bar Under Fire for Operating Without Proper Certificate of Occupancy; May Close at the End of the Month

Posted October 14, 2014 at 5:29 am

A tipster sends along word that Epstein’s Bar is retroactively applying for a Certificate of Occupancy change of the zoning use. Translation = the establishment at 82 Stanton Street has been operating without valid paperwork for over a decade. It’ll reportedly close at the end of the month to get the building up to code. […]

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Siempre Verde Garden Gathers Hundreds of Support Signatures to Keep Garden Alive

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:07 am

The Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton Street – a recent addition to the city’s GreenThumb initiative – isn’t going down without a fight. Having achieved recognition by the Parks Department last year, neighborhood volunteers transformed two city-owned parcels into a pocket park amongst the tenements of Stanton and Attorney. It came a long way in […]

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Founder of Les Enfants Terribles Plans New French Bistro on Henry Street

Posted October 8, 2014 at 5:19 am

Founder and former owner of the dearly departed Les Enfants Terribles (recently morphed to Skal) is back in the game. Stefan Jonot, who sold his interest in the beloved French restaurant two years ago, has his sights set just a few blocks to the southeast. As in, kitty corner from the Gouverneur Hospital complex. As with […]

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Sign the Petition to Help Save Siempre Verde Garden from a Bulldozing Luxury Development

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:08 am

Friday morning, we reported the sad but unsurprising news that the recently-forged Siempre Verde Garden is threatened by a proposed five-story luxury residential development. Garden faithful probably expected this in the back of their minds, but more than likely hoped would not come to pass. An urgent plea to help save the “youngest” GreenThumb garden from extinction […]

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‘The Butcher Block’ Cafe Angling to Take 254 Broome Street

Last modified September 29, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Its brief tenure as both gallery showroom and pop-up haven is officially over. The westernmost store of 254 Broome Street – formerly the Mayson Gallery (which moved to 75th Street) – will soon embark on its journey as cafe. Think Home Espresso Bar (RIP) but with booze. The Butcher Block – not to be confused with […]

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Sixth Ward Makes Changes to Illegal Backyard; Public Will Not Hear License Renewal

Posted September 29, 2014 at 5:47 am

In response to grassroots action and negative media coverage, the Sixth Ward is seemingly on something of a defensive footing. But it’s still operating in a manner that has locals up in arms, and at all hours of the night. The quick refresher is that the seven-year-old establishment operates an allegedly illegal 90-seat rear yard. […]

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Siempre Verde Garden Threatened as New Residential Development Proposed

Posted September 26, 2014 at 5:35 am

Siempre Verde Garden – “the youngest garden on the LES” – just attained its GreenThumb status from the city over a year ago. Volunteers hoped through consistent and positive use, it would become a permanent neighborhood addition. The park had further attained support from Parks and Recreation and a grant from the Citizens Committee of NYC. All […]

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