Epstein’s Bar

Nightlife Concerns Dominate Meet-and-Greet with New 7th Precinct CO Steven Hellman

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Here he is, your new Commanding Officer of the 7th Precinct, Captain Steven Hellman. So long, Captain Simonetti. Hellman’s appointment to the post meant a break with tradition – a community council meeting during the sweltering month of July. The climate of the meet-and-greet was cordial, yet sweaty. Serious swamp-ass conditions, thanks to a busted […]

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Epstein’s Bar Under Fire for Operating Without Proper Certificate of Occupancy; May Close at the End of the Month

Posted October 14, 2014 at 5:29 am

A tipster sends along word that Epstein’s Bar is retroactively applying for a Certificate of Occupancy change of the zoning use. Translation = the establishment at 82 Stanton Street has been operating without valid paperwork for over a decade. It’ll reportedly close at the end of the month to get the building up to code. […]

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CB3 Denied Epstein’s Bar a Liquor License Renewal Without Appearing Before the Public

Posted September 16, 2014 at 5:32 am

Epstein’s Bar had grand plans to expand upward at Stanton Street. The idea was to annex the second and third floors for dining and event spaces respectively. But Community Board 3 put the kibosh on those plans in June by denying the alteration, thanks to outspoken community opposition; and the applicant ultimately withdrew before the […]

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CB3 Denies The Derby Alteration and Epstein’s 2-Floor Expansion

Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

Two items of note from last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Both applicants are actually on the same block in Hell Square – Epstein’s Bar and The Derby. Let’s start with Rob Shamlian and The Derby at 167 Orchard Street. You may be asking yourself why he’s back in the saddle, asking one more time for […]

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Epstein’s Bar Back on the Agenda to Add 2 More Levels of ‘Bro’

Posted May 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Locals know to avoid Epstein’s Bar at all costs on the weekends. The above photo, snatched from Instagram, shows why. It’s basically a bro party on the sidewalk. And now they want a larger footprint within the building. As we previously reported, Epstein’s seeks to expand its square-footage by annexing the two commercial floors up above. […]

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Epstein’s Bar Wants to Add 2 More Floors (and Bars)

Last modified April 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

This year, Epstein’s Bar celebrates a decade on the Lower East Side. It first opened at 82 Stanton Street in 2004, and was reportedly named for the Juan Epstein character in Welcome Back, Kotter. So, now at ten, the owners have decided to expand upward. Two additional floors (and bars). According to public application materials, […]

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Nick Walker is Painting a Vandal Mural Outside Epstein’s Bar on Allen Street

Posted April 3, 2014 at 6:04 am

Nick Walker is back in action on the Lower East Side after a notable absence. This time around, he is imparting some trademark dapper “vandalism” to the Allen Street facade of Epstein’s. The Bristol-based graffiti artist spent the last couple days stenciling over the Icy & Sot mural that lived here for the last few […]

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Street Artists Icy & Sot Paint Anti-Gun Mural at Epstein’s on Allen

Posted December 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

The blank wall beside Epstein’s Bar on Allen Street is perennially employed as a vehicle for paint-by-numbers advertising campaigns. In the past, we’ve seen everything from the fat lips of Big Ang (i.e. Mob Wives) to liquor ads and self-serving promo for the bar’s 80s night. As of this week, though, the side space is […]

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More About the Victim of Garbage Truck Accident on Allen

Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:28 am

In the wake of the accident, it’s as if nothing even happened. Social media was seemingly silent. Just the minimalist memorial strapped to the Allen Street Mall.

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Memorial In Place for Victim of Garbage Truck Accident on Allen

Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:09 am

This story is just all sorts of tragic. Shortly after 10 pm last Thursday evening, a woman crossed Allen Street near Epstein’s just as “a garbage truck in the left lane bolted RIGHT when the light turned green.”

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