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Longtime Nightlife Promoter Eyes Vacated ‘Stanton Social’ Space for New Lounge [Updated]

Last modified May 20, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Stanton Social is not five months in the grave, and we already have a preview of the next chapter. The collective ownership of the liquor license – twenty-four individuals, in fact – are divesting with a corporate change. Two new principles are instead taking the reins at 99 Stanton Street, effectively creating a new business. […]

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Epstein’s Bar is Whitewashed and Rebranded as ’82 Stanton’

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

In other news of nightlife name changes, the rebooted Epstein’s NYC is no longer. The bar is still there, of course, but the newish ownership is now trying on a new identity. Last week, Epstein’s painted its corner facade white. A literal whitewashing of its image, perhaps to shed its skater sports vibe for something more […]

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MTA Capitulates, Restores Critical Bus Stops to M14 SBS Proposal

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Winner, winner, chicken dinner… Two months after the MTA surprised the community by axing numerous local stops on the M14 (A/D) bus line as part of its conversion to express SBS, the city has capitulated. The announcement of reversal came Tuesday night at the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3, during a presentation by MTA […]

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‘San Loco’ Eyes East Village Return

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:10 am

It was two years ago that an exorbitant rent hike forced the original San Loco from their East Village perch after a three-decade run on Second Avenue. The larger sister restaurant remained on Stanton Street to pick up the slack; as did outer-borough locations (until recently). Now, the long-running “gringo mex” taqueria is more than […]

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Hell Square in ‘New Territories’ with Pitch for Spiked Ice Cream

Posted April 15, 2019 at 5:07 am

In Hell Square, even the ice cream needs liquor. More. More. More. New Territories, the two-year-old Orchard Street ice cream shop, now seeks a full liquor license. Presumably for some kind of alcoholic frozen treats. This is – forgive the pun – somewhat new territory. The State Liquor Authority issued a declaratory ruling in January […]

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‘Vida Buena’ Courts Cata Space on the Bowery

Posted April 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Cata has been dead barely three months, and already a replacement is in the wings at 245 Bowery. Next up is a new hangout called Vida Buena, which is Spanish for “the good life.” Principals behind this new 23-table venture are Michael Parish and Gloria Pope, neither of whom have previously been licensed by the […]

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‘Saigon Social’ Takes Former Mission Cantina Space on Orchard Street

Posted April 3, 2019 at 5:05 am

In the three years since Mission Cantina ditched Hell Square, the real estate has been a vacant mess. Pitched as a prime restaurant opportunity for just as long, the store instead became a magnet for graffiti. Now, another potential taker is queued for the corner space at Orchard and Stanton Streets. Interest in the space […]

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With ‘Sunita’ Squeezed out, La Contenta Looks to Expand on Norfolk Street

Posted April 2, 2019 at 5:04 am

When Sunita Bar faded from Norfolk Street a few weeks ago, word on the street was that La Contenta was to annex the commercial space. And that’s exactly what’s happening. The news is confirmed this week by a liquor license application submitted to Community Board 3 ahead of the April session. This new extension is […]

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PS 142 on Attorney Street Awarded New Mini Soccer Pitch

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Already with a rehabilitated playground, students at PS 142 are set to receive another school yard amenity. A soccer pitch. The new field is part of the nascent NYC Soccer Initiative, public-private program between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, New York City Football Club (NYCFC), U.S. Soccer Foundation […]

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A Decade Later, Allen Street Hotel Finally has Something to Show for Itself

Posted March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s not the crust in your eyes – the Allen Street Hotel is indeed showing itself. The mechanical system of bars and netting recently came down to reveal the glassy new facade. At first glance, The Allen, as it’s now named, appears to resemble the Pomeranc-designed Sixty (formerly, Thompson LES) just up the block. As […]

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