Community Board 3

Dudley’s Plans Expansion into Broome Street Gallery Space

Posted January 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dudley’s currently seeks an alteration to its liquor license that would permit an expansion of the premises. The seven-year-old Australian-style cafe, which previously pushed into the old Guss’ Pickles spot, is now eyeing the former gallery at its backside. This annex, if approved, would give Dudley’s control of the entire corner of Orchard and Broome […]

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Grey Lady Owner Plans Creole Spot at Former Louie & Chan

Last modified January 30, 2019 at 9:17 am

The Louie & Chan story on Broome Street concluded last month after five years in business. Despite the messaging on its social media – how the closure is temporary for maintenance – the club-steraunt will not be reopening. Instead, a familiar face is swooping in for the take with a new 34-table creole concept. Having […]

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In Place of Lil Gem, Matthew Kenney’s Vegan ‘XYST’ Grows on Clinton Street

Posted January 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Lebanese family style restaurant Lil Gem closed up shop this month after just over a year at 29 Clinton Street. The Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient had been the third coming for chef-owner Melissa O’Donnell, who occupied the space with various restaurants over the last fifteen years (Salt Bar, Thelma). No more, it seems. Celebrity chef […]

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‘The Magician’ Aims to Expand into Base of Adjacent Essex Crossing Development

Posted January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

For its next trick, The Magician plans to expand its footprint on Rivington Street. The proposal surfaces some seventeen years after the nightspot first opened doors. The bar is currently listed on the Community Board 3 agenda next month for an alteration to its liquor license that permits annexation of an in-the-works adjacent space. Indeed, […]

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Albert Trummer Scores Liquor License on Grand Street Against Community Opposition

Posted January 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

It’s been a year since word dropped that notorious mixologist Albert Trummer was headed to a Lower East Side basement for his latest venture. Not much progress until now, though. Despite vehement opposition, Trummer recently netted a full liquor license. You’ll recall that Trummer, whose claims to fame include Apotheke, Sanatorium, and S’zen Cocktail Lounge […]

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‘Local 138’ Now Eyeing Orchard Street Move

Posted January 3, 2019 at 5:07 am

Local 138 has been at its namesake address for two decades, and is beloved by many as one of the last genuine Lower East Side pubs. However, a complicated relocation of the Hell Square watering hole remains ongoing. Several months after controversial landlord Michael Shah purchased 138 Ludlow Street for $19 million, the bar was […]

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Community Board Application Process Now Underway

Posted December 6, 2018 at 5:04 am

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Manhattan Community Board membership applications are now open for submission! The oft-polarizing (volunteer) political machine for the proverbial people of New York is looking for “passionate and engaged New Yorkers who are dedicated to making a difference in their neighborhoods.” Go get ’em. To be considered […]

More on the Lower East Side’s First Bowling Alley, ‘The Gutter’ at Essex Crossing

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

The first bowling alley on the Lower East Side is getting its bar ready. As previously reported, Brooklyn bowling import, The Gutter, is headed for the basement of the new Essex Crossing condoplex at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). The Lower East Side iteration of The Gutter (aka The Gutter L.E.S.) will be a […]

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Why Does CB3 Want to be in Bed with the BID?

Posted November 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

It seems rather curious. Why do the top dogs of Community Board 3 want so badly to be in bed with the Lower East Side Partnership? As previously reported, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership earlier this month that would see the business improvement district […]

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With Little LES Outreach, Night Mayor Holds Another Meet and Greet Tomorrow Night [Updated]

Last modified November 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Newly appointed Night Mayor, Ariel Palitz, is headed home. The so-called victory lap – aka the “Office of Nightlife Listening Tour” – takes another lap tomorrow night. It is the fifth and final such gathering around the Five Boroughs in the last couple months, and as before, was barely publicized. Indeed, there has been virtually […]

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