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With ‘Li-Li’s’ Bar Donezo, Vegan Fashion Brand ‘Vaute NYC’ Moves to 114 Stanton Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:06 am

As nightlife dries up on part of Stanton Street, fashion takes hold. Li-Li’s deubted at 112 Stanton Street back in December. It wasn’t really on anyone’s radar, which is probably why it’s now down for the count. This so-called restaurant dedicated to French fusion fare hasn’t been open for consecutive months. The security gates firmly in […]

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Holiday Inn Rooftop Bar on Delancey Draws Ire from Neighbors and CB3, Which Votes to Deny

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

The three-year-old Holiday Inn at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk Streets recently waded into a sea of controversy with its proposed rooftop bar. Hundreds of neighbors living in the vicinity are none too thrilled about a proposed high-capacity club operating above their homes. Community Board 3 agreed with the block and denied the application brought forth […]

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Former Tenant Dishes More on Happy Ending’s Alleged Apartment Kitchen at 302 Broome Street

Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

The B in 2B is revealed. Last week, we exclusively uncovered the “off-site” kitchen Happy Ending allegedly employs for food preparation in its controversial club. Specifically, to shuttle dishes back and forth from the main room to an apartment on the second floor via elevator. One former neighbor, who previously lived across the hall from this purported […]

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Mic Drop: State Denies ‘The Stand’ Comedy Club a Chance on the Bowery

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:11 am

After four years on Third Avenue, The Stand was planning on relocating the comedy club to a basement on the Bowery. Apparently some impending development is pushing them out. However, the state denied owner Paul Italia and company a liquor license this week for the subterranean space below 2 Spring Street. Opposition to the establishment was entrenched from […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Allegedly Using Upstairs Apartment as Prep Kitchen, Neighbors Claim

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

For neighbors, and even some patrons, Happy Ending is anything but. It’s a perennial scourge that continues to extend a middle finger to the neighborhood. So, recent chatter of an alleged apartment kitchen servicing the club is just more of the same. A change in ownership didn’t really change the status quo at Happy Ending. Since […]

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CB3 Rubs out Happy Ending with Denial of Liquor License Renewal

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Happy Ending is still the scourge of the block, despite its lengthy tenure and subsequent change in ownership. That was the main takeaway from last night’s cumbersome SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. Happy Ending is an art bar, remember? That was the concept pitched by co-owner, Oliver Stumm, a couple years ago. In […]

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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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Andre Saraiva’s ‘Cafe Henrie’ Expanding with Second Outpost on Forsyth Street

Posted June 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

With all ties to Le Baron (and whatever succeeds it) seemingly broken, former co-founder Andre Saraiva is focusing on a new empire. That of Cafe Henrie on the Lower East Side. The French cafe debuted in September 2015 at 110 Forsyth Street. Now, barely nine months later, Saraiva is looking to expand the business. On the […]

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The Second Coming of St. Jerome’s on Rivington Ends, ‘LES Junction’ up Next

Last modified June 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

The second coming of rock dive St. Jerome’s – christened two years ago as Rivington F+B – is about to change hands. Again. Out from the clutches of controversial nightlife maven Paul Seres. The mid-block hang goes before Community Board 3 in a couple weeks for the presumed sale of assets (and full liquor license). LES […]

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‘Barleycorn’ Principals Seek Rooftop Hangout for Delancey Street Holiday Inn

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

While the basement bar-restaurant struggles to attract crowds (Retro Bar & Grill), the Delancey Street  is looking to the sky for revenue. Namely, a rooftop bar. This addition isn’t a huge shocker. The Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey has been threatening a rooftop hangout since as early as September 2014. Now the plan is back […]

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