Community Board 3

‘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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‘Dizzy’s’ Reactivates Long-Dormant Allen Street Space Last Held by Rayuela

Last modified March 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Now nearly four years buried, the former home of Rayuela may finally see a permanent tenant. Ever since the Spanish tapas restaurant shuttered in mid-2015, the unique space at 165 Allen Street has been rather dormant. Hosting only the occasional pop-up or private event. Now, one Alexandria Alcala is looking to impart an establishment called […]

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Sushisamba Vet Opening ‘Douzo’ Sushi Spot on Delancey Street

Posted March 4, 2019 at 5:09 am

From java to Japanese, such is the storyline at 65 Delancey Street. It is here, in the former home of the Berkli Parc Cafe that the owner of Lucky Cat, and onetime SushiSamba chef, is angling to open a new sushi spot called Douzo. According to the questionnaire sent to Community Board 3 for liquor […]

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Bi-level Mediterranean Nightspot Tries for Preserve 24 Space

Posted February 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

Looks like we may have spoken too soon. While a cheap pizza place took a slice of its former floor area, the Preserve 24 space is still fielding suitors. Word on the street is that nightlife impresario Alon Jibli is next in the long line of applicants for the bi-level space at East Houston and […]

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Parks Department Readies New Public Bathrooms at ‘Stanton Storehouse’

Posted February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Discussion over the fate of the Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park is back on the front burner. Its partial renovation to include new bathrooms is now underway. Earlier this week, the Sara D. Roosevelt Coalition announced intentions to rally on the proverbial doorstep tomorrow in order to demand the return of the […]

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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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