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Notes from CB3: Williamsburg Pizza Approved, Despite Bathroom Situation; Tre Extends Hours

Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

Last night was a momentous occasion. The SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 only discussed eight new applicants seeking booze approval. Certainly a rarity these days. Let’s dive into the details. Williamsburg Pizza, 277 Broome Street Holding down the corner of Allen and Broome Streets the last two years, Williamsburg Pizza was on the docket […]

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‘Lowlife’ Bringing High Dining to Stanton Street Next Week

Posted November 12, 2015 at 5:11 am

At the intersection of “casual fine dining,” New Order, and Luc Sante is a new Lower East Side restaurant. Lowlife, like the historical account and album of same, is on the precipice of opening at 178 Stanton Street. Build-out has been rather fierce of late, and looks to be in the final stage. Expect an […]

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Con Artist entrance, May 2011

Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Loses Bid for Beer-Wine Tavern

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:11 am

Con Artist celebrated five years at 119 Ludlow Street last spring. What began as a scrappy basement art studio-cum-thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), eventually morphed into a fully-fledged artist collective – on two floors – with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the hundreds. During this time, the gallery hosted over […]

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State Senator Calls for Moratorium on Liquor Licenses in Inwood; LES Next?

Posted October 27, 2015 at 11:12 am

Hold a mirror to the Lower East Side and you roughly get Inwood. Yup, the northernmost Manhattan neighborhood is struggling with a gold rush of nightlife reminiscent of what’s happening here at home. Hot-spot establishments are proliferating. Now the local State Senator who represents that district – Adriano D. Espaillat – is calling on the […]

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Rendering of the Metrograph theater on Ludlow St.

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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Chinese Tuxedo Tries Again for 5 Doyers Street

Posted October 19, 2015 at 10:24 am

​For a minute there, Chinese Tuxedo had ceased remodeling efforts inside Doyers Street. An extended period of quiet during part of September. But the Chinatown carpetbaggers are back in action, ready to get one over on the neighborhood. Later tonight, principals Eddy Buckingham and Hok Lam will appear before Community Board 3 for a beer-wine […]

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Local Opposition Mounts Against ‘Metrograph Cinema’ Liquor Licenses

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:17 am

Buzz and excitement around the forthcoming Metrograph Cinema at 7 Ludlow Street is definitely gaining some local steam of late. After all, it’s not often that a new arts facility, let alone a movie theater, opens on the Lower East Side. This one will offer two screens and a mix of first-run independent and international movies, […]

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Fair Warning: ‘The John Lamb’ at the 119 Orchard Hotel Has Nightclub Written All Over it

Posted October 9, 2015 at 5:18 am

Like all the hotels in Hell Square, 119 Orchard Street sure took its time. Construction has been terribly slow in recent years, thanks in large part to constant stop-work orders. Five years after SAS Property Management (aka Shimon Avadi) tore down the tenement building, the incomplete hotel at 119 Orchard Street has finally undergone the […]

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Webster Hall-Backed ‘Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge’ Gives up Bid for Chinatown

Posted October 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Mul-bay went Mul-bust. That’s the word on the street, anyway. Just check out the new for rent signs that returned to the shuttered grates on 69 Mulberry Street. The Webster Hall-backed cocktail lounge met with entrenched community opposition almost from the get go. And it seemed that, at every turn, principals Lon Ballinger and Kenny […]

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Former Ludlow Street Pizzeria Gets Some ‘Zing’ with New Rice Shop

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

Within the last couple weeks, the former Via Tribunali pizzeria on Ludlow Street was completely disemboweled. Its token coal-fired oven smashed, with dining room in complete disarray. To that end, we had heard some chatter of late that a fast-food Greek spot would open in this spot. Not so. Get ready for some zing! Proprietor […]

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