Liquor License


CB3 to Consider Reinstating Terminated Liquor License for Problematic Whynot Coffee

Posted January 27, 2016 at 5:16 am

​Whynot Coffee has been operating without booze since last May, when the State Liquor Authority terminated its wine and beer license for failure of adhering to stipulations. It’s a coffee shop, after all. At the time of its disciplinary hearing eight months ago, the board unanimously stonewalled owner Emil Stepkov and his counsel (Donald Bernstein) […]

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26 Canal, future home of Little Canal cafe

Notes from CB3: Little Canal Championed, Barcade and Winnie’s Replacement Panned

Posted January 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

An abbreviated agenda does not a short night make. After all, this is Community Board 3, where the monthly SLA subcommittee meetings routinely run six hours at a clip.  Last night, of course, was no exception. What appeared to be an easy night was quite the opposite. The most controversial applicants seeking license approval were […]

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Here’s Your First Look at the New Ludlow House Rooftop [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

​The exterior renderings of the forthcoming Ludlow House have finally come to life. Behold, the new rooftop “conservatory” atop 139 Ludlow Street, the second Soho House location in Manhattan. A Boogie reader sends us these compelling images which show the extent of the building modifications here. An additional floor capped with triangular glass enclosure. Two […]

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‘Box Hill’ Bar Eyes Completed Six-Story Office Building at Fire-Scorched 107 East Broadway

Posted December 28, 2015 at 5:15 am

When the massive fire leveled the Hong Kong Supermarket in 2009 and destroyed the adjacent tenements, rebound seemed daunting. The death and displacement was devastating, but it left a huge parcel free for development. And that’s exactly what happened, though it took years for the so-called recovery to take hold. Marriott arrived with its Fairfield Inn brand […]

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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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