‘Patience and Fortitude’ Might Replace the Local 269 on East Houston

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 at 6:07 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Ladies and gentleman, we have another doe-eyed applicant for the long-vacant Local 269 on East Houston Street.

Since closing in 2012, this corner dive had previously attracted several entrepreneurs who wished to do the same, yet all of whom struck out. Beatrice Inn vet Matt Abramcyk was approved for a venture here, but nothing came of it; Eugene Fernandez of the Apocalypse Lounge was a no-show to CB3 meetings; last August, something called “Lower East Side NY Bistro Corp” found its way onto the docket, though nothing materialized; Lovecraft met the same fate in the fall.

This morning, we can report that an establishment dubbed “Patience and Fortitude” is now making a go. Seriously? That name plays well for this address, for sure.

Anyway, principal Jose Gonzalez seeks full liquor, but doesn’t seem to include the live performance component as part of the application. He’s looking for 4am closing times all days.

Batter up.

Recent Stories

Clayton’s Corner: Overthrow the Wrong Way

In this installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson shares news that the Overthrow boxing gym on Bleecker Street is back in action. Then, crosstown on Essex Street, two cops stopped for a quick slice. However, flouting traffic by driving the wrong way to park in front of Champion Pizza. This move seemed to irk […]

How COVID and a Bus Stop Chased Benson’s from Essex Street

The following guest post was penned by Boogie reader Sydney Fishman. For five years, Benson’s held down the corner of East Houston and Essex Streets with craft beers, sumptuous burgers, and the occasional movie night. The movie nights, according to owner Annie Morton, were the highlight of Benson’s tenure on the Lower East Side. Before […]

Next Phase of Market Line at Essex Crossing Now Visible

With scaffolding and other construction elements removed from The Artisan building at Essex Crossing, another part of the Market Line is coming into focus. Unlike the westernmost third of the Market Line, this section beneath 180 Broome Street feels less like a dungeon. Design elements, including massive grand staircase and full facade glass open the […]

14-Story Eldridge Street Hotel Hit with Stop Work Order

The hotel newcomer underway on lower Eldridge Street – recently topped out at fourteen stories – met the might of the city. Inspectors from Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order on 79 Eldridge about a week ago. It’s a full order which only allows work “to provide shoring for all staircases and provide design […]

Eighteen Groups Sign Open Letter Demanding Transparency over CB3 Removal of Committee Chairs

Eighteen community groups within Community Board 3 on the Lower East Side this week co-signed an open letter to city and state officials urging inquiry into the removal of Alexandra Militano and Carolyn Ratcliffe as chairs of the SLA and Arts & Culture subcommittees, respectively. The shakeup, apparently inspired by a stated “new direction” for […]