Fat Baby

‘Fat Baby’ on Rivington Street is Dead, Now Renting for $23K Per Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

“Gone Fishin,” the handwritten note says in the door portal of 112 Rivington Street. Fat Baby is gone for good, indeed. However, it doesn’t appear that a sale of the bar actually transpired. Sources had previously noted that Fat Baby was acquired, but would undergo complete transformation (including namesake) to attract a high-end clientele. To […]

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Fat Baby Closed Down on Saturday Night [UPDATED]

Last modified August 30, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Fat Baby, the controversial Hell Square club on Rivington Street owned by Rob Shamlian, is finished. It turned off the lights for the last time on Saturday night after a dirty dozen years in business. But a reboot of some sort is probably in the wings. The closure is most likely linked to the purported […]

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Fight for Hell Square Continues with Potential Sale of Spitzer’s, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that Rob Shamlian has been trying to unload his remaining Hell Square holdings over the last few years. Last night, the nightlife operator came one step closer to his dream, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 approved a sale of assets for two of three area nightclubs. Ownership behind Boulton […]

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Two Men Were Stabbed Outside Fat Baby this Weekend [UPDATED]

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

​Fat Baby is one of the establishments that lends credence the name Hell Square. A total blight, this place is. Its quality-of-life infractions, not to mention code violations and issues with the State Liquor Authority, are myriad. Early Sunday morning, just as the Rivington Street club was closing down, the situation outside apparently turned violent. […]

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Metrograph Hopes to Revive the Golden Age of Cinema Dining with ‘The Commissary’

Last modified October 20, 2015 at 8:43 am

Not much in the way of theatrics last night at the SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. The agenda was top-loaded with some of the more exciting and/or notorious liquor license applicants of late. Namely, Alexander Olch’s new cinema arts house on lower Ludlow Street, the Metrograph. “The Commissary” at the Metrograph, 7 Ludlow […]

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Rumor: It’s No Deal for Rob Shamlian’s Hell Square Nightlife Empire

Last modified October 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

Looks like Rob Shamlian isn’t getting out of Hell Square that easy. Reliable sources inform us that the deal for his three marquee establishments in the area completely tanked. You’ll recall that the notorious Shamlian has been trying to ditch Spitzer’s Corner, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz since last January. (The Derby was successfully unloaded to […]

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Skewering Bill Cosby with Wheat-Paste on Rivington Street, Redux

Posted July 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

Hey, hey, hey… This three-month-old wheat paste has taken on new significance in light of Bill Cosby’s confession that surfaced on Monday. You know, that he willfully obtained quaaludes with the intention of drugging women to have sex. Street artist FLOOD imparted the Cosby-skewering artwork on Rivington Street (outside Fat Baby) for the second time this […]

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Sarid Drory Buys Rob Shamlian’s Hell Square Nightlife Empire

Posted June 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

There’s a new mayor in town, and his name is Sarid Drory. In one fell swoop, dude purchased three problematic Hell Square bars; all belonged to the controversial Rob Shamlian who is no longer part of the Lower East Side nightlife scene. He finally made due on his years-old promise. Back in January, Drory, nascent […]

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Fat Albert is Outside Fat Baby Skewering Bill Cosby

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

Rivington Street is now lampooning disgraced comedian Bill Cosby. It’s classic. In response to the numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault, one street artist invoked Fat Albert in a wheat-paste placement outside Fat Baby (coincidence?). The pithy paster employs Albert’s token saying, alongside the note, “Hey, hey, hey … Bill just admit it.” The […]

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Rob Shamlian Admits that Fat Baby is for Sale ‘When the Right Offer Comes Along’

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:23 am

The Hell Square empire of Rob Shamlian is crumbling bar by bar. That much we’ve chronicled these last few months. When word broke yesterday that, not only Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz were for sale, but that The Derby was as well, the controversial nightlife impresario confirmed that he’s all but finished with the neighborhood. He’s […]

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