Community Board 3

Here’s Your Chance to Voice Opposition to the 3 Supertalls Planned for Two Bridges

Last modified July 31, 2018 at 6:45 am

The city almost pulled a fast one last month by dropping the Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding three incoming supertall towers just as Community Board 3 was headed for summer recess. Pushback from politicians and the waterfront neighborhood, plus coverage in the press, helped push back the deadline. The advisory body has sixty days to […]

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‘Brigitte’ will Reopen on Canal Street After Labor Day

Posted July 31, 2018 at 5:08 am

Brigitte closed a couple weeks ago after less than a year in business on Canal Street. However, it’ll return after Labor Day. The French nightspot is down for a brief renovation tune-up. Relaunch date is set for September 3. The closure follows on the heels of the passing of one of its partners, Scott Alling, back in […]

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Six Years Later, Another Bar Tries to Make it Work at 106 Rivington Street

Posted July 30, 2018 at 5:13 am

Remember the clusterfuck surrounding 106 Rivington Street? Get ready for more. The sub-grade commercial space is perennially sealed behind lock and chicken wire. Or, had been. In the last few months, construction work has been underway on a new “Asian fusion” restaurant that possesses potential to rekindle another showdown with the neighborhood. It was exactly […]

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Cupola Lookout and Roof Deck for the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Posted July 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over five years after the Jarmulowsky Bank Building changed hands, the thirteen-story property is still on its journey to luxury boutique hotel. Opening is far on the horizon, though. In the meantime, developer DLJ Real Estate Partners is apparently still refining plans. Architects tasked with the conversion project now seek a “special permit to modify […]

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Mayor Appoints Kurtis Blow (et al) to Nightlife Advisory Board

Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

News arrived last week that City Council and Mayor de Blasio appointed fourteen members to the city’s nascent Nightlife Advisory Board, with Night Mayor Ariel Palitz at the helm. The charge of this cabinet post is to “issue formal recommendations to the Mayor and the Council that will address the regulatory structure of the nightlife […]

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Fatta Cuckoo Vet Wants ‘There’ to be a Bar at 154 Orchard Street

Last modified July 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Georgian-style eatery Red Compass lost its way, and ultimately pulled the plug on 154 Orchard Street last December. Now, seven months after its demise, a fresh face is on the block. Ricky Dolinsky, former chef de cuisine of long-gone Fatta Cuckoo from Clinton Street (among others), is angling to open here. The establishment is called “There,” […]

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‘Fat Baby’ Club Replacement Headed for Rivington Street

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:04 am

It’s not over until the fat baby screams. Rob Shamlian’s former Rivington Street club, Fat Baby, went belly up almost one year ago. Since then, the 3,350 square-foot space is continually pitched as a prime nightlife opportunity, and listed on the market. Some listings boast the “awesome 3-floor club” with an asking price of $20,000. […]

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Six Vendors Seeking Booze for Market Line Presence

Posted July 9, 2018 at 5:05 am

There will be plenty of booze alongside bites at Essex Crossing next fall. Indeed, a torrent of liquor licenses is on the way for the Market Line. Just downstream from Hell Square.  On the Community Board 3 docket for tonight’s SLA subcommittee are applications for six separate beer-wine licenses. Each for a previously disclosed vendor joining […]

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The Ridge Hotel Seeks Rooftop Bar on East Houston

Posted July 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a near repeat of last summer, the operators behind the rechristened Ridge Hotel again wish to add nightlife to its onsite offerings. The Ridge Hotel changed hands in July 2017 for $16.75 million (renamed from Hotel East Houston), and joined the roster of the CS Hospitality Group. Known in part for its properties in […]

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Here is the Menu for ‘Cubmare’ at Market Line, the Latest from Contra/Wildair Crew

Posted July 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

Fresh off debuting Una Pizza Napoletana on Orchard Street, the two partners from Contra/Wildair are ready for the next venture. A space inside the 150,000 square-foot Market Line at Essex Crossing. As first reported here in May, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hause will impart Cubmare in the section of Market Line housed at the […]

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