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Milkshake Mavens ‘Black Tap’ will Further Exacerbate Ludlow Street Congestion, CB3 Argues

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

The milkshake mavens at Black Tap scored approval last night from Community Board 3 for beer-wine at 177 Ludlow Street. Whether they take the deal or not, however, is another story. As previously reported, Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish seek a beer-wine complement to the burgers and shakes at Black Tap LES. We learned that […]

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Clinton in the Crosshairs: 4 New Bars Aim to Open on Clinton Street

Posted August 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

Yep. You read it here first. There are three new bars, plus one restaurant expansion happening on a two-block stretch of Clinton Street. And all at once. Three-quarters of those businesses appear on the August SLA subcommittee agenda for Community Board 3, and will be heard by the advisory body tonight. 61 Clinton Street Speedy […]

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Five Years Later, Goodfella’s Pizza will Give Way to Trapizzino on Orchard Street

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:09 am

The Goodfella’s pizzeria at Orchard and Rivington Streets is on its way out. As previously reported, there is a new suitor looking to take over from the five-year-old wood-fired parlor. First-time applicant Luca Vincenzini is angling to bring a new 12-table Trapizzino restaurant to 144 Orchard Street. It’s tentatively named as such. Vincenzini seeks a […]

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Here’s What to Expect from the New ‘Black Tap’ on Ludlow Street

Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:11 am

Popular burgers-and-shakes restaurant Black Tap has chosen the Lower East Side for its newest location. As previously reported, ownership settled on 177 Ludlow Street, a building that formerly housed Earthmatters (and 100 Montaditos). Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish currently seek a beer-wine license for Black Tap LES. And barring any major catastrophes, it’ll probably happen. […]

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​Speedy Romeo is Expanding its Clinton Street Pizzeria After 5 Months on the Block

Last modified August 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

As if by design, no sooner did Clinton Furniture & Mattress close than nightlife swoop in for the taking. The mom-and-pop store shuttered last month. Now a few weeks later, we see what’s going on. The five-month-old iteration of Speedy Romeo Pizzeria is looking to expand its dining room into 61 Clinton Street. Its proposal […]

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SMAC’s Todd Birnbaum Planning Mediterranean Restaurant at Former Yunnan BBQ on Clinton Street

Last modified August 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Yunnan Kitchen/BBQ folded at the end of June after four years on Clinton Street. It didn’t take long for another hopeful to exhume the still-warm carcass, so to speak. That person would be restaurateur Todd Birnbaum. The notice to the community was taped to the window of 79 Clinton Street, right next to the farewell […]

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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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