Community Board 3

LES Synagogue Pursues Removal of Deed Restriction to Redevelop for Residential

Posted November 18, 2019 at 5:06 am

As reported last month, the Lutowisker Synagogue on the eastern fringe of Delancey Street is headed toward redevelopment. The congregation, which owns the building and has been present on the Lower East Side since 1877, hopes to construct housing atop its house of worship. The proposal as it stands is to expand the building at […]

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Cheeky’s Sandwiches Moves Around the Corner; Burrito Spot on the Way

Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:06 am

Cheeky’s Sandwiches is now serving around the corner from its longtime Orchard Street home. As of last week, the ten-year-old business is operating out of the narrow shoe-box retail of 36 Allen (essentially the backside of its HQ). The change of location, albeit temporary, hasn’t dampened crowds, though. A visit this week had us pinned […]

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Allen Street Mall Bathhouse Conversion to Concessions Appears Underway

Posted November 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is activity anew at the Allen Street Mall bathhouse, a mass transit holdover from the 1930s. Plans to convert the building into a food concession date back several years at this point. Boogie readers spotted movement inside the city relic over the weekend. Workers clearing out detritus from the rear entrance as well as […]

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Lutowisker Synagogue on Delancey Street May Yield New Residential Development [Updated]

Last modified October 30, 2019 at 1:15 pm

Another Lower East Side synagogue might soon transform. The Lutowisker Synagogue on the far end of Delancey Street appears primed for redevelopment. Community Board 3 will hear a proposal next month to lift a deed restriction on the property. So the congregation can “facilitate residential development.” There isn’t much detail on the proposal just yet. […]

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Mayor Wants to School ‘Night Owls’ to Not be Drunken Idiots in Hell Square

Posted October 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

The city yesterday announced a new “common sense” etiquette campaign targeted at drunk bar-goers for the benefit of area quality-of-life. Naturally, the pilot neighborhood is Hell Square on the Lower East Side, an over-saturated entertainment zone which boasts the highest concentration of liquor licenses in the state. Dubbed “Night Owl,” the initiative will disseminate kitschy […]

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Cuomo Signs New Law to Create State Liquor License Database

Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

Finally a ray of light for residents long plagued by bad operators with full liquor licenses. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill sponsored by local New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick that requires the State Liquor Authority to create and maintain a public database of information specific to […]

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‘Forsythia’ Aims to Make it Where Kitty’s Canteen Couldn’t

Posted September 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

With Kitty’s Canteen closed and in the history books, another nightlifer is looking to open a restaurant at 9 Stanton Street. One that revives Italian cuisine at this address. The newcomer is a 24-seat Italian restaurant called Forsythia. The liquor license application questionnaire lists Jacob David Siwak as the principal for the business. At the […]

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The Fat Baby Space on Rivington Street is Again Epicenter of New Community Battle

Last modified September 11, 2019 at 6:57 am

When it comes to nightlife, few areas attract the controversial quite like the tiny block of Rivington Street, between Ludlow and Essex, in Hell Square. And so it goes that the problem child formerly known as Fat Baby is back in the center of a new battle with the community. The battlefield was set Monday […]

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‘GupShup’ Owner Heads to the Bowery with New Indian Restaurant

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

Gramercy’s hip new Indian restaurant GupShup will soon have a Lower East Side sibling. Its owner, the Indian-born Jimmy Rizvi, is eyeing the Bowery for his latest vision. Site chosen is 245 Bowery, at the corner of Stanton Street, where Cata held court for six years until its demise. And it’s the second suitor at […]

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A ‘Suave’ Takeover of the Former Fat Baby is Underway

Last modified September 5, 2019 at 11:58 am

The former home of a problematic Hell Square nightclub could soon boast another. The commercial unit that previously hosted Fat Baby at 112 Rivington Street has been vacant since Rob Shamlian cut and ran in 2017. A steady stream of real estate listings ensued, pimping the space for as much as $23,000 per month. Two […]

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