Community Board 3

The Cock Heads to Fat Baby

Posted April 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Cock is headed down. The self-proclaimed “rock and roll fag bar” may soon move to Hell Square. To an address notorious among locals for being a boisterous pain in the ass. Application materials on file with Community Board 3 reveal that the nightclub marked 112 Rivington Street – the former abode of Fat Baby […]

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Opposition Mounts Against Public Hotel Garden Revamp on Chrystie Street

Posted April 19, 2021 at 5:04 am

The 28-story Public Hotel hopes to reconfigure its garden area along Chrystie Street. Neighbors are not having it. Posters in the immediate vicinity display the opposition to the liquor license modification. Claiming that the new garden format would be an “open air eating and drinking playground for the rich.” According to materials submitted to the […]

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Grassroots Campaign Afoot to Remove Susan Stetzer from CB3 District Manager

Posted April 15, 2021 at 5:02 am

Clearly, someone has a personal vendetta against Susan Stetzer, the longtime district manager of Community Board 3. Several wheat-paste posters surfaced on street surfaces around the neighborhood this week, demanding “Susan Stetzer out now” and to “clean up CB3.” The action appears part of a larger (anonymous) campaign to educate the neighborhood about the toxicity […]

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‘Mictlan Mexico’ to Replace Fat Radish on Orchard Street

Posted April 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Orchard Street storefront previously occupied by Fat Radish didn’t stay vacant long. Seven months after its closure due to fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a replacement is underway. Coming soon to 17 Orchard is a new Mexican restaurant by the hand of Natalin Perez, who currently operates Haab out in Brooklyn. Mictlan Mexico, as […]

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Owner of the Wayland Headed to Canal Street with ‘Lula’

Posted April 2, 2021 at 5:04 am

The northeast corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets is again up for grabs, thus concluding a string of successive nightlife concepts over the last few years. And the latest suitor is one with an East Village pedigree. The one-and-a-half-year-old events space and wine bar by Convivium Catering ultimately didn’t survive the pandemic. Now, the owner […]

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New Wine Bar Eyes Former Pala Pizza on Allen Street

Posted March 25, 2021 at 5:01 am

The former home of a beloved pizza place on Allen Street may soon birth a new nightspot. Bereft of a permanent occupant since Pala Pizza shuttered in 2017, principals Allen Chan and Djamel Omari hope to impart an Italian wine bar and restaurant at 198 Allen Street. Menu includes share and family style dishes – […]

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CB3 Signals Approval of Parkside Lounge Rooftop Expansion

Posted February 25, 2021 at 5:02 am

Parkside Lounge now has official community backing for its rooftop expansion. Operating at the corner of East Houston and Attorney Streets since 1997, the bar is struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. To alleviate, it’s headed upstairs with a plan to add seating on the rooftop of the one-story building. Co-owner Christopher Lee […]

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Bar Belly Expands Next Door with ‘Carlotta’

Posted February 8, 2021 at 5:06 am

Bar Belly, the three-year-old nightspot on lower Orchard Street, just annexed the space next door. Principals Tommy Mendes and Mauricio Garrett are poised to open a new 44-seat eatery called Carlotta. According to application materials submitted to Community Board 3, the team seeks a full liquor license for the establishment. The food focus is on […]

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Deadline Extended for NYC Community Board Applications

Posted February 3, 2021 at 5:09 am

It’s that time of year again. Manhattan Community Board membership applications are now available for submission, and this year, the deadline has been extended into late February. The oft-polarizing (volunteer) political machine of New Yorkers is looking for some new blood. Each Community Board has fifty seats, filled for two-year terms, and ultimately selected by […]

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One Year After the Fire, Anxiously Awaiting Future of 70 Mulberry Street

Posted January 29, 2021 at 5:01 am

A year ago last Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating fire at 70 Mulberry Street, the former school that housed five Chinatown nonprofit organizations. Nonetheless: questions, anxiety, and doubt regarding its future still linger. On January 23, 2020, as Chinatown prepared to ring in the Year of The Rat and families sitting down for […]

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