Community Board 3

‘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) […]

‘Kaikagetsu’ Japanese Haunt Eyes Doomed Wassail Spot on Orchard Street

Posted April 11, 2018 at 5:03 am

Another hopeful is queued for a doomed Hell Square haunt. This time, a Japanese restaurant is on track to take over 162 Orchard Street, formerly occupied the previous three years by the Wassail cider bar. One Tomoyuki Iwanami plans to unveil a ten-table affair called Kaikagetsu that focuses on cuisine stylings from the Hida Takayama […]

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Marathon Mania: Nike GO 5K Running Through the LES Next Week

Posted April 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Corporate marathons love the Lower East Side lately. First it was the NYC Half last month; now it’s Nike’s turn to carry the baton, as it were. For the second time in as many months, tens of thousands of runners will invade the neighborhood as part of Nike’s Earth Day marathon. Route chosen for the […]

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Those Plans for a Madison Street Microbrewery are Back in Play

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

For one Bronx resident, the four-year-old dream of opening a microbrewery on the Lower East Side is back in play. Paolo Rico Sarthou Tagatac is the proprietor listed in liquor license application materials for a new microbrewery-restaurant on Madison Street, catty corner to Mr. Fong’s. Plans for this concept – a kitschy play on words […]

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Le French Diner Owner Plans Clinton Street ‘Windmill’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

This was inevitable, and further evidence that legit gallery bars rarely succeed. Relative newcomer Galeria is on its way out. In its place, a new venture from a familiar face. The two-year-old Galeria is a bar-restaurant on Clinton Street where everything is considered “artwork” with a price, from the furnishings to the plants and shot glasses. […]

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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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More than 20,000 Runners Expected to Run Through the LES for 2018 Half Marathon

Posted March 13, 2018 at 5:17 am

For the first time since 2009, the New York City Half Marathon is changing up its cross-borough route. When runners hit the pavement this Sunday (March 18), the 13.1 mile course will take them directly through the streets of the Lower East Side. The race starts in Prospect Park and heads over the Manhattan Bridge […]

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Outspoken Residents Battle Delancey Holiday Inn Over its Latest Nightlife Proposal

Posted March 12, 2018 at 5:04 am

Barely a year after controversial hotel operator Hank Freid deserted his rooftop nightspot at the Delancey Street Holiday Inn, another major proposal is now up for consideration. And, as before, neighbors within earshot are rising against. The Holiday Inn principals appear to have altogether abandoned a hangout for the rooftop in favor of a new […]

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Will Tech Hub Save the East Village or Turn it Into Silicon Alley? [OP-ED]

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:10 am

The following op-ed was written by Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. On February 28, Community Board 3 voted to include in their approval of a proposed Tech Hub on 14th Street the condition that (among many other things) the City move ahead with longstanding requests for rezoning of […]

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Your First Look at the Nightspots Opening at CitizenM’s Bowery Hotel

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

While CitizenM continues its never-ending march toward completion – the Bowery development has been under construction since late 2014 – hotel ownership is now trying to score the coveted liquor license for its food-and-beverage program. CitizenM hopes to impart two specific ventures within the 19-story, 300-room Bowery beast. Both at the bottom and top of […]

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