Enrique Cruz

Six Years Later, Another Bar Tries to Make it Work at 106 Rivington Street

Last modified October 11, 2018 at 8:55 pm

Remember the clusterfuck surrounding 106 Rivington Street? Get ready for more. The sub-grade commercial space is perennially sealed behind lock and chicken wire. Or, had been. In the last few months, construction work has been underway on a new “Asian fusion” restaurant that possesses potential to rekindle another showdown with the neighborhood. It was exactly […]

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Mahfar Alleges CB3 Conflict of Interest over Zoning Change Denial 

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:57 pm

Three months ago, the City Council declined the five-years-in-the-making proposal to rezone the two-and-a-half block stretch of East Houston with a commercial overlay (i.e. “C2-5 commercial overlay in an existing R8A contextual district”). He’s still fighting for it. Mahfar (aka SMA Equities) – hated around these parts – is betting on a technicality to somehow overturn […]

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Tonight is the Vote for Gigi Li’s Replacement as CB3 Chair

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:17 am

Community Board 3 nominations have been in since late last month. The fifty members of the advisory body will pick their next leader – the Chairperson seat – at the full board meeting tonight. (The public has no say in the matter.) For the last several years, its been Gigi Li atop the heap. Stepping […]

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Faulty Boiler in 106 Rivington Cellar Has Neighbors Worried

Last modified March 27, 2015 at 10:20 pm

The controversial commercial unit at 106 Rivington Street – an address that lives in infamy – is again in the news. And this time for something way more serious than a liquor license. Especially given the tragic gas-related explosion up on Second Avenue yesterday afternoon. We are told that emergency personnel responded to 106 Rivington […]

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