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There’s a New Japanese Ramen House Opening on Eldridge Street

Posted May 11, 2015 at 5:18 am

Chinese Eldridge Street will soon welcome some Japanese cuisine. Signage went up last week announcing the forthcoming arrival of Gen Ramen at 112 Eldridge. The newcomer describes itself as an Asian fusion outpost and will boast slender eat-in options. There will only be eight tables onsite, according to application materials submitted to Community Board 3. […]

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Toby’s Public House Closes Shop on Kenmare; Possible Charlie Bird Takeover Underway

Posted May 11, 2015 at 5:00 am

Three years after its uphill struggle to install a location at 86 Kenmare, Toby’s Public House is kaput. The upscale pizzeria shuttered within the last couple weeks and the establishment is totally empty. But there is already interest from another suitor; an upscale newcomer to the SoHo scene. Looking at the Community Board 2 agenda for this […]

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Cafe Katja Briefly Considers 37 Canal Street; Starbucks Looking Likely 

Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

Cafe Katja kills it. Business always seems brisk at its Orchard Street restaurant, a fixture on the block for the last eight years. Its recent expansion into 75 Orchard certainly helped. And now one-half of the ownership is hoping to open a new establishment in the near future. The first inkling of evidence surfaced last […]

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The Sixth Ward’s Liquor License was Terminated by the SLA Yesterday 

Last modified April 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Hell Square just lost one of its more notorious offenders. In a seemingly unprecedented move, the State Liquor Authority yesterday afternoon dropped the hammer on the eight-year-old Sixth Ward at 191 Orchard Street. The judgment capped legal proceedings that began in November. Shortly after 7pm last night, the Sixth Ward posted these misleading signs in the windows […]

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Petition Surfaces to Oppose CB3 Reinstatement of Ariel Palitz

Last modified April 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The official Community Board appointments for the class of 2015 are here, and as we first reported last week, nightlife advocate Ariel Palitz is no longer a sitting member. And it seems there are those in the neighborhood who would like to keep it that way. Going to extremes, someone out there created a simple […]

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Notes from CB3: Chinese Tuxedo for Doyers Denied Outright, Support for Pizza Beach in Hell Square, and More

Last modified April 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

For the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, last night was one marked by surprises. It saw the Lower East Side Dwellers supporting a new liquor license and established restaurateurs coming out against new liquor licenses. And notably absent from the panel was Ariel Palitz, who is no longer part of the rank-and-file. Here are […]

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Governor Cuomo Appoints Vincent Bradley as Chairman of State Liquor Authority

Posted April 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

Now, some news from Albany that carries implications back home. Governor Cuomo last week appointed Vincent Bradley as heir to the throne of State Liquor Authority chairmanship. The newb replaces Dennis Rosen, who is leaving the position to head up the state Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. Bradley was previously an assistant attorney general […]

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Elmo Restaurant Owner Angling to Open ‘Healthy’ Eatery at Hexed 71 Clinton Street

Posted April 6, 2015 at 5:18 am

Hexed and water-logged, the corner store of 160-162 Rivington Street (aka 71 Clinton) remains a tough sell. Bad luck is just woven into its DNA. The previous occupant – San Marzano Pizza – fell victim to a burst water pipe and fled the Lower East Side. It subsequently relocated to 117 Second Avenue. That happened […]

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EMM Aborts Finale on the Bowery, Tao is Taking Over

Posted March 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

EMM Group washed its hands of the Bowery last week. But something bigger is on the way. Lower Eastpacking all the way. After three years of public deception, lawsuits, static from the State Liquor Authority, and non-stop quality of life issues for residents and neighbors alike, Finale and its EMM Group overlords are out. Rumors […]

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‘Pizza Beach’ on its Way to the Former Derby Space on Orchard Street

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ladies and gents, we might have a taker for Rob Shamlian’s embattled bar space at the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets. The Derby (fka Tiny Fork) closed for good back in January, and advertised the business as for sale almost immediately. Looks like the controversial Martignetti brothers (Brinkley’s, East Pole) are grabbing the bait. According […]

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