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Rumor: It’s No Deal for Rob Shamlian’s Hell Square Nightlife Empire

Last modified October 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

Looks like Rob Shamlian isn’t getting out of Hell Square that easy. Reliable sources inform us that the deal for his three marquee establishments in the area completely tanked. You’ll recall that the notorious Shamlian has been trying to ditch Spitzer’s Corner, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz since last January. (The Derby was successfully unloaded to […]

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Skewering Bill Cosby with Wheat-Paste on Rivington Street, Redux

Posted July 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

Hey, hey, hey… This three-month-old wheat paste has taken on new significance in light of Bill Cosby’s confession that surfaced on Monday. You know, that he willfully obtained quaaludes with the intention of drugging women to have sex. Street artist FLOOD imparted the Cosby-skewering artwork on Rivington Street (outside Fat Baby) for the second time this […]

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Sarid Drory Buys Rob Shamlian’s Hell Square Nightlife Empire

Posted June 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

There’s a new mayor in town, and his name is Sarid Drory. In one fell swoop, dude purchased three problematic Hell Square bars; all belonged to the controversial Rob Shamlian who is no longer part of the Lower East Side nightlife scene. He finally made due on his years-old promise. Back in January, Drory, nascent […]

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Fat Albert is Outside Fat Baby Skewering Bill Cosby

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

Rivington Street is now lampooning disgraced comedian Bill Cosby. It’s classic. In response to the numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault, one street artist invoked Fat Albert in a wheat-paste placement outside Fat Baby (coincidence?). The pithy paster employs Albert’s token saying, alongside the note, “Hey, hey, hey … Bill just admit it.” The […]

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Rob Shamlian Admits that Fat Baby is for Sale ‘When the Right Offer Comes Along’

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:23 am

The Hell Square empire of Rob Shamlian is crumbling bar by bar. That much we’ve chronicled these last few months. When word broke yesterday that, not only Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz were for sale, but that The Derby was as well, the controversial nightlife impresario confirmed that he’s all but finished with the neighborhood. He’s […]

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Report: Shamlian’s Fat Baby and Spitzer’s in Trouble

Posted March 7, 2013 at 6:05 am

Recall that nightlife magnate Rob Shamlian brazenly quipped to the New York Press back in 2011 that he was “done with the Lower East Side.”

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Rihanna Releases “What’s My Name” Music Video [Video]

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Two months ago, Rihanna made local headlines while filming a music video for her latest single “What’s My Name.” And unsurprisingly, the Lower East Side features quite prominently in the final edit.  Most of the scenes utilized were shot between East Houston and Delancey, but east of Essex Street. The video is chock full of […]

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Rob Shamlian on His String of Lower East Side Bars

Last modified February 26, 2015 at 7:37 am

Rob Shaliman is the man behind a number of Lower East Side nightlife institutions, including Mason Dixon, Spitzer’s Corner, Los Feliz, and Fat Baby.  He sat down with Metromix to discuss his string of bars and plans for future expansion. [Los Feliz Chalk]

Weekend Edition: May 30

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo Credit: Mattron]

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