Community Board 3

Fix the Hell Square Chaos: An Open Letter to CB3 and Elected Officials

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

The following open letter was written by a concerned resident of Hell Square who wishes to remain anonymous. Dear Community Board 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer, Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council member Margaret Chin, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Borough […]

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Chinatown’s ‘Dr. Clark’ Looks to Open Club Next Door on Bayard Street

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:08 am

Dr. Clark opened last year days before the city went into lockdown. Tough timing aside, it’s now ready to expand with another liquor establishment just next door on Bayard Street. The upscale restaurant, which specializes in Hokkaido Japanese cuisine, officially launched in early March of 2020, just as cases of Covid-19 first surfaced in New […]

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A ‘Lullaby’ Cocktail Bar for Rivington Street

Last modified June 3, 2021 at 6:10 am

An “approachable” cocktail bar is headed to Rivington Street. Pre-bed rituals are again the naming convention here at 151 Rivington, with Nitecap giving way to another cocktail bar called Lullaby. (Yawn?) Principals Harrison Snow and Jacob Hodas are on the Community Board 3 docket this month for a full liquor license with operating hours of […]

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‘Grand Street Pizza’ for Seward Park

Posted May 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

Pizza is in bloom at a former flower shop on Grand Street. The aptly named Grand Street Pizza is headed to 384 Grand Street, which previously housed an iteration of Flowers on Essex (later moved to Clinton Street). Principals Ian Glazer and Robert Persson are behind the new slice spot. The latter is a Lower […]

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‘Cock’ Fight at CB3 Over Rivington Street Club

Last modified May 12, 2021 at 6:24 am

The Cock fight appears to be heating up. A large, vocal contingent of Hell Square residents is diametrically opposed to the bar moving into the former home of Fat Baby on Rivington Street. At issue is the business itself, which has come under fire in recent years from Second Avenue residents for being an unruly […]

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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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