LES Dwellers Association

ZogSports always play on this Rivington court, Photo: The Villager

In Reversal, DOE Reinstates Permits for ZogSports in Lower East Side Schoolyards

Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:07 am

At the end of August, ZogSports was dealt a blow when the Department of Education revoked their permits for kickball games at two Lower East Side schools (PS 142 on Attorney Street and Marta Valle/LES Preparatory on Stanton Street). The position was taken based on allegations that the co-ed social sports league is a for-profit business […]

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Sixth Ward on Orchard Street Operates an Illegal Rear Yard, Neighbors Allege

Last modified August 26, 2014 at 8:12 am

Hair of the Dog might be considered one of the worst operators in Hell Square, but it’s neck-in-neck with the Sixth Ward up the street at 191 Orchard Street. Those are seemingly the sentiments of many residents living within earshot of the bar. At issue with the seven-year-old establishment is its 90-seat beer garden, which is […]

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Chad Marlow of CB3, Photo: The Villager

The Villager Endorses Chad Marlow to Replace CB3 Chair Gigi Li

Posted June 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Villager came out to endorse change atop Community Board 3. In its currently issue, the weekly paper argues that the time is now to get rid of Chair Gigi Li, and instead install member-challenger Chad Marlow. In a year wrought with hyperlocal scandals – suspending the LES Dwellers, alleged racial insensitivity on her part, […]

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Fights Outside Hotel on Rivington This Weekend Have Neighbors Worried About Safety (and Continued Noise)

Posted March 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

Guess that comical noise-mitigating signage isn’t quite working to CO-OP’s advantage. The trendy bar and its Hotel on Rivington (THOR) overlords are louder than ever these days. Viktor & Spoils, which was recently cut short, is now apparently serving again, but through an indoor connection. We’ve been hearing from several residents in the vicinity that […]

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Whynot Coffee and Rouge Wine Bar Denied Licenses by the SLA

Posted February 12, 2014 at 6:03 am

  Despite its various efforts to obtain a full liquor license, Lower East Side newcomer Whynot Cafe at Orchard Street was officially denied by the State Liquor Authority last month. Whynot had first applied to Community Board 3 for full liquor back in October, but the advisory committee asked they withdraw and return for wine […]

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Amsterdam Residents Fight Back Against Soho House, Reach Out to LES Dwellers for Help

Posted January 22, 2014 at 5:53 am

Local activists put the collective tail between their legs in October after Soho House successfully swayed the State Liquor Authority to grant a full liquor license for its 139 Ludlow Street location. The LES Dwellers spearheaded the opposition campaign against the upper crust club, and was able to elicit a tough stipulation as part of […]

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New CB3 Resource: Master List of Block Associations

Posted January 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

Community Board 3 is taking one more step toward transparency with the introduction of a new “community groups” section on its website. The new page reveals the pertinent block/tenant associations within the district, and is a great resource for residents to see who the area advocates are. The advisory board requires all liquor license applicants […]

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AntiCon: Lower East Side Nixed from Official SantaCon Bar Crawl Route

Last modified December 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Due in large part to the efforts of the LES Dwellers, the Lower East Side is now officially removed from the SantaCon route. Of course, this doesn’t mean there won’t be tons of masqueraded clowns pissing and hurling in the streets, but it’s a victory nevertheless. Interesting to note, however, the Dwellers paired up with […]

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AntiCon: Lower East Side Opposition to SantaCon Hits Mainstream News

Posted December 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

SantaCon is tomorrow, in case you needed the reminder. Stock up on provisions because you won’t be able to leave the house. Those anti-SantaCon signs (what we dubbed “AntiCon”) produced by the LES Dwellers community group went totally viral after we posted about it earlier this week. The snowballed media coverage eventually hit the mainstream […]

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AntiCon: The Street Campaign Against SantaCon Arrives in Hell Square

Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:23 am

Batten down the hatches, folks, as SantaCon is mere days from happening. Four, to be exact. And the LES Dwellers are already on the streets pushing the message of opposition. Rather blunt “AntiCon” flyers (seen above) now dot the Hell Square streetscape, and contain three slogans: Alcohol-soaked father Christmas-themed flash mob not welcome here. Take […]

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