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Owner of Incomplete Allen Street Hotel to Take Over Sago Hotel Next Door

Posted March 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

The owner of a decade-old, yet incomplete Hell Square hotel is poised to take over the competition next door. The Sago Hotel, which debuted on the block four years ago, has the proverbial target on its back. Owner of the long-delayed Allen Street Hotel (aka The Allen), Morad Kalimian, submitted an application with Community Board […]

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Scarr’s Pizza Looks to Open Larger Location on Orchard Street

Posted March 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

It appears Scarr’s Pizza is on the move. But don’t worry, it’s staying on the block. On the heels of news about a Scarr’s stall in a forthcoming midtown food hall comes word of another expansion. Owner Scarr Pimentel is apparently moving his eponymous pizza parlor up the street to 35 Orchard (aka 34 Allen) […]

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Irving Farm to Close its Orchard Street Coffee Shop

Posted February 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

Irving Farm Coffee is leaving the Lower East Side. The neighborhood shop – located at 88 Orchard Street – will close in the coming weeks. Thus capping a seven-year stint on the so-called museum block. But the storefront will stay a coffee shop in the future. Irving Farm confirmed this news, and noted that a […]

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Valentine’s Day Deadline to Apply for Manhattan Community Boards

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:07 am

The deadline to apply for a Manhattan Community Board seat is fast approaching. As previously reported, fresh faces are sought to bolster the ranks of local boards across Manhattan. Each has fifty seats, occupied for two-year terms by volunteers, and ultimately selected by the Borough President and local City Councilmembers. Half the seats are up […]

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‘Sally Can Wait’ (on Liquor License) for 245 Bowery

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:05 am

So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late as we’re walking on by … 245 Bowery. Sally Can Wait, an apparent nod to Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” is the latest establishment to make a run for 245 Bowery (corner of Stanton), last occupied by Cata. In fact, it is the fourth applicant […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s Favorite Lower East Side Bar Wants to Expand

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Looks like the yearlong dormancy in the wake of By Robert James is finally reaching conclusion on Orchard Street. The reason sits next door. Las’ Lap is gunning to take over the former boutique, which moved to the Canal Street Market after departing last January, to expand its overall footprint. Meaning, another previously unlicensed store […]

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Coppelia Eyeing former Macondo for New 24-Hour Diner

Posted January 31, 2020 at 5:00 am

A popular 24-hour Chelsea diner is expanding to the Lower East Side. The nine-years-running Coppelia is currently eyeing 157 East Houston for its next location. This spot, in particular, has devolved into a vandalized mess since Macondo closed down in 2017. Liquor license application materials on file with Community Board 3 confirm the news. The […]

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Gouie NY Principal Takes Lalito Space on Bayard

Posted January 13, 2020 at 5:06 am

When Winnie’s karaoke dive departed its original Bayard Street home in 2015, Lalo was quick to capitalize. Elements of El Rey (chef Gerardo Gonzalez) and Dudley’s (Mateusz Lilpop and Ben dos Remedios) later imparted the Mexican-Cali concept called Lalo. (Winnie’s eventually found a new home on East Broadway three years ago.) Now the life cycle […]

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It’s Time to Apply for Manhattan Community Board Membership

Posted January 10, 2020 at 5:05 am

It’s that time of year again – Manhattan Community Board membership applications are now available for submission. The oft-polarizing (volunteer) political machine of New Yorkers is once again seeking some fresh faces. Each Community Board has fifty seats, filled for two-year terms by volunteers, and ultimately selected by the Borough President and local City Council […]

CB3 to Hear Application for Another Intercity Bus Stop at Canal and Allen

Posted January 7, 2020 at 5:01 am

The timing of another intercity bus application for Canal Street couldn’t come at a worse time. Indeed, the Chinatown bus industry is back in the spotlight this week due to the horrific highway pileup in Pennsylvania Sunday morning, in which five were killed and sixty injured. Z&D Tour, whose bus hit an embankment on the […]

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