Epstein’s Bar

CB3 Votes to Deny Epstein’s Bar Revival and Shah’s Clubby Mexican Spot ‘Dos Cientos’

Posted May 16, 2017 at 9:16 am

The room was packed to the gills, hot, and without proper ventilation. Typical circumstances for a late-night Community Board 3 meeting of the SLA subcommittee. This one dragged well into the wee hours of the night. Fireworks didn’t happen until late. The potential revival of Epstein’s Bar was one of the marquee applications of the […]

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In Revival of Epstein’s Bar, Neighbors Fear another Hoodwink

Last modified May 15, 2017 at 6:58 am

Something fishy is going on over at the vacant Epstein’s Bar on Stanton Street. On the face, it appears only that the proprietor of 310 Bowery Bar is looking to take over operations here. Dig a little deeper, and something doesn’t add up. Let’s back up first. Recall that the ouster of Epstein’s Bar from […]

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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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Rumor: Epstein’s Bar Might Reopen in September, Allegedly with Help from CB3 Chair Nominee

Posted June 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

For nine months the northeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets has been quiet. Devoid of the rowdy crowds the neighborhood had become accustomed to. Relish the relative peace because it could change pretty soon. After all, there is a reason why Epstein’s Bar hasn’t removed any of its furnishings and the like from the […]

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Epstein’s Bar is Shuttered with White Flag of Surrender

Posted September 8, 2015 at 4:55 am

Epstein’s Bar suddenly closed over the holiday weekend with nary a mention of cause. Gates have been drawn since Saturday, tipsters tell us, and a white flag (of surrender?) appeared on its facade yesterday. The shutter is most likely the result of huge pressure from the neighborhood regarding its ongoing illegal occupancy issues. The last […]

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Nightlife Concerns Dominate Meet-and-Greet with New 7th Precinct CO Steven Hellman

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Here he is, your new Commanding Officer of the 7th Precinct, Captain Steven Hellman. So long, Captain Simonetti. Hellman’s appointment to the post meant a break with tradition – a community council meeting during the sweltering month of July. The climate of the meet-and-greet was cordial, yet sweaty. Serious swamp-ass conditions, thanks to a busted […]

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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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CB3 Denied Epstein’s Bar a Liquor License Renewal Without Appearing Before the Public

Posted September 16, 2014 at 5:32 am

Epstein’s Bar had grand plans to expand upward at Stanton Street. The idea was to annex the second and third floors for dining and event spaces respectively. But Community Board 3 put the kibosh on those plans in June by denying the alteration, thanks to outspoken community opposition; and the applicant ultimately withdrew before the […]

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CB3 Denies The Derby Alteration and Epstein’s 2-Floor Expansion

Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

Two items of note from last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Both applicants are actually on the same block in Hell Square – Epstein’s Bar and The Derby. Let’s start with Rob Shamlian and The Derby at 167 Orchard Street. You may be asking yourself why he’s back in the saddle, asking one more time for […]

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Epstein’s Bar Back on the Agenda to Add 2 More Levels of ‘Bro’

Posted May 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Locals know to avoid Epstein’s Bar at all costs on the weekends. The above photo, snatched from Instagram, shows why. It’s basically a bro party on the sidewalk. And now they want a larger footprint within the building. As we previously reported, Epstein’s seeks to expand its square-footage by annexing the two commercial floors up above. […]

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