Community Board 3

City Sanitation Trucks Seize Pier 42 Space for Parking

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:11 am

The perennially delayed Pier 42 public park has taken on a different function in the offseason. It’s returned to the previous purpose as parking lot. Several readers living on the waterfront point out that the Department of Sanitation, which maintains a hub just down the coast, has now taken to parking its trucks in the […]

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Dudley’s Closes Temporarily for Expansion onto Broome Street

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

Dudley’s closed for business yesterday as it prepares for a major overhaul. The eight-year-old restaurant acquired the adjacent corner space on Broome Street and is expanding its overall footprint. Plans for this ambitious annex at 261 Broome first surfaced six months ago during Community Board 3 proceedings, and is only now progressing. The wall between […]

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Former Orchard Street Ramen Shop Gets ‘Skin Contact’ with New Wine Bar

Posted July 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

We’d all but given up on 76 Orchard Street. The retail unit has been vacant and for lease since late-2015. All these years later, a new occupant. You may have noticed the open doors of late. The most obvious signal. A new establishment with an intriguing name is moving in. Dubbed Skin Contact, the newcomer […]

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‘The Ainsworth’ Eyes Former DBGB Space on the Bowery

Posted July 1, 2019 at 5:05 am

DBGB departed the Bowery two years ago. Since then, the commercial space, located in the Avalon complex that replaced McGurk’s Suicide Hall, has been awaiting a suitor. One is (potentially) found. Prolific pub chain, The Ainsworth, is scoping out the premises for its second downtown location. It already operates a presence at the old Village […]

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DOT Pitches New Delancey Street Safety Upgrades (Again)

Posted June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s back to the drawing board. The city will present yet another plan to improve safety along Delancey Street, one of the more dangerous thoroughfares in the Five Boroughs. Goal of this $22.7 million project is to “transform Delancey Street primarily through safety and streetscape improvements.” The project (HWM2025) follows seven months after the city […]

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‘Double Chicken Please’ Eyes Hill & Dale Space on Allen Street

Posted June 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

The roving cocktail van finally found permanent parking, so to speak. On Allen Street. Double Chicken Please, the concept from Huey Chang (Raku, Kura) and Angel’s Share alum Gn Chan, is angling to open shop at 115 Allen Street. Which also means that Hill & Dale isn’t long for the neighborhood. According to application materials […]

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With $6.4M Remodeling of Seward Park Underway, Pols Celebrate Official Groundbreaking

Posted June 3, 2019 at 5:07 am

The multimillion-dollar renovation of Seward Park is already six months deep. But the official groundbreaking transpired Friday morning with token media display and shovel poses. Councilwoman Margaret Chin joined Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and members of Community Board 3 to celebrate the $6.4 million construction project. As previously reported, […]

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After 2 Decades, ‘Joe’s Shanghai’ in Chinatown will Relocate to the Bowery

Posted June 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

Nearly a quarter-century after its Chinatown debut, Joe’s Shanghai is moving on up. Moving on up to the Bowery. The Shanghainese restaurant appeared on the June agenda of liquor license applicants to appear before Community Board 3. Ownership hopes to secure wine-beer privileges for 46 Bowery, yet we’ve since confirmed that the goal is not […]

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Paint ‘N Pour Scouts Delancey Street for New Studio

Posted May 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

The paint-and-drink concept initially planned for the Fat Baby space is now gunning for a different spot on Delancey Street. Paint ‘N Pour, one of many companies that lure customers by pairing paint classes with drinking, is currently headquartered in Harlem. Its owner, Tinesha Sharpe, previously met defeat at the hand of Community Board 3 […]

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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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