Monroe Street

Amidst Vehement Opposition, CB3 Denies ‘Marilyn’ on Monroe Street

Posted May 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Two Bridges neighborhood last night was in sync with Community Board 3 over opposition to the proposed sub-grade cocktail den at 73 Monroe Street, The Marilyn. The SLA subcommittee stood firm in its denial of the application. As previously reported, Luis Gil, Umi Mucktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late […]

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‘The Marilyn’ on Monroe Nets Instant Opposition; ‘Brigitte’ Approved for Canal Club

Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:06 am

Last night, Community Board 3 heard two applications for basement clubs, both with opposite results. The Marilyn on Monroe faced stiff backlash from area residents worried about the intrusion of nightlife into this pocket of Chinatown. As previously reported, Luis Gil, Umi Muktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late Sasha Petraske) […]

Former Partner of Sasha Petraske Eyes Monroe Street Nightspot, The Marilyn

Posted April 3, 2018 at 5:08 am

It’s been almost three years since a second-floor blaze vacated 73 Monroe Street and displaced dozens of tenants. As often happens, alas, a fire cleared the way for upscaling to take hold. Luxury rentals resulted, and a leasing sign perenially holds court near the entrance. Now, on this third anniversary of sorts, plans have emerged […]

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Artist Barbara Kruger Takes Over Coleman Skatepark with Bold Commentary [PHOTOS]

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s a different kind of text messaging. The Coleman Skatepark now sports some new flare, courtesy of artist Barbara Kruger. “Untitled (Skate)” sees nearly every surface in the practice area skinned with commentary printed in her token white-on-red declarations (no doubt an inspiration to Supreme back in the day). The marquee element is the message, […]

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Coleman Skatepark Gets Quick Tune-Up Just in Time for ‘Go Skateboarding Day’

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:15 am

Today is the thirteenth “Go Skateboarding Day,” an international skate event held annually to both celebrate and promote the sport. At home on the local level, meanwhile, the one and only Lower East Side skatepark got some love. Nike SB recently invested some cash to upgrade elements of the Coleman Playground (aka the “Coleman Oval”) beneath […]

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‘Harold Hunter Day’ Turned into a Weekend Festival this Year

Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:07 am

The eleventh annual Harold Hunter Day upped its game for 2017. This year, the commemoration to the fallen skater spans nearly a week. Festivities began on Wednesday and continue through Sunday. As always, there will be a skate jam at the Coleman Skatepark. Four months ago marked eleven years since the death of professional skateboarder Harold […]

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Into the Jungle of ‘Monroe,’ Opening this Week on Monroe Street

Posted March 6, 2017 at 9:41 am

Monroe is ready to go. Within the next few days, the Forgtmenot family will open their newest Lower East Side venture, Monroe. Their fourth. The debut is more than a year in the making, and with it, the first major restaurant on this scruffy block. Located on its eponymous street beneath the Manhattan Bridge – […]

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Year After Fire Displaced Dozens, 73 Monroe Street Reborn as Luxury Rentals

Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

The five-story tenement at 73 Monroe Street is on the rebound more than a year after a second-floor blaze vacated the property and displaced dozens of tenants. Rehabilitation commenced several months ago and just recently wrapped, transforming the walkup into luxury rentals. In late May 2015, a fire sparked on the second floor and spread […]

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‘Little Chair’ Cafe is Now Open at 47 Monroe Street

Posted June 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass, and across from the Coleman skatepark, a new cafe just debuted. It’s the first business of its kind at the eastern terminus of Monroe Street. Little Chair is now seated. As previously reported, the ownership behind Forgtmenot and Kiki’s – two Division Street businesses that have become locals for […]

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Forgtmenot Family Opening ‘Little Chair’ Coffee Shop Beside its Monroe Street Restaurant

Posted June 1, 2016 at 9:29 am

The Forgtmenot family, whose Division Street businesses have become well-respected among the community, is advancing to Monroe Street, as previously reported. In a big way. Monroe, as it’s called, will be a food-first restaurant serving a menu of southern European cuisine when it opens later this summer. The concept, though, wasn’t born without some local controversy. […]

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