Liquor License

International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing Takes Shape, Seeks Liquor License

Posted September 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Its brief stint on the Bowery is limited. Come next year, the International Center of Photography will consolidate operations at Essex Crossing. The new headquarters has gradually taken shape over the last several months, and the boxy building finally resembles the initial rendering. Installation of exterior “aluminum screen” paneling recently completed, and most of the […]

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Cocktail Lounge Eyes Former ‘Suffolk Arms’ on East Houston

Last modified September 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Dead and buried for five months, the former home of Suffolk Arms is again under consideration. An as-yet-named restaurant-slash-cocktail bar is on the Community Board 3 docket this month for full liquor license approval. According to paperwork filed, the potential proprietors of the new establishment – Antonio Martinez, Awilda Martinez, and Rachel Bocatto (269 Bar […]

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Coalition of Block Associations Fight for SLA Enforcement in Saturated Areas

Last modified August 17, 2018 at 6:30 am

A broad coalition of block associations from across the Five Boroughs is fighting the state to help curb bar saturation in overloaded neighborhoods. Neighborhoods United – jumpstarted in the spring by the Lower East Side Dwellers – now counts 36 member groups on its roster, with the goal of forcing the State Liquor Authority to […]

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

Posted July 30, 2018 at 5:13 am

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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Six Vendors Seeking Booze for Market Line Presence

Posted July 9, 2018 at 5:05 am

There will be plenty of booze alongside bites at Essex Crossing next fall. Indeed, a torrent of liquor licenses is on the way for the Market Line. Just downstream from Hell Square.  On the Community Board 3 docket for tonight’s SLA subcommittee are applications for six separate beer-wine licenses. Each for a previously disclosed vendor joining […]

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‘Local 138’ Dive Bar Plans Move Next Door on Ludlow Street

Posted June 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

The proprietors of two local Ludlow Street dives are reshuffling the deck, so to speak. John Cutillo, the man behind twelve-year-old Iggy’s and seven-year-old Local 138, is planning to move the latter watering hole directly next door to 140 Ludlow (same building). The space that was previously the short-lived Dana Foley boutique. As part of the […]

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Amidst Vehement Opposition, CB3 Denies ‘Marilyn’ on Monroe Street

Posted May 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Two Bridges neighborhood last night was in sync with Community Board 3 over opposition to the proposed sub-grade cocktail den at 73 Monroe Street, The Marilyn. The SLA subcommittee stood firm in its denial of the application. As previously reported, Luis Gil, Umi Mucktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late […]

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Fat Free Art Gallery on Allen Street Closing, Grey Lady Eyes Takeover

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Fat Free Art Gallery is on a forced diet, and won’t be around much longer. The street art gallery newcomer – it opened on Allen Street in November 2016 – is closing in just a few weeks. We hear that exhibitions are set to conclude at the end of May thanks in large part […]

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‘The Marilyn’ on Monroe Nets Instant Opposition; ‘Brigitte’ Approved for Canal Club

Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:06 am

Last night, Community Board 3 heard two applications for basement clubs, both with opposite results. The Marilyn on Monroe faced stiff backlash from area residents worried about the intrusion of nightlife into this pocket of Chinatown. As previously reported, Luis Gil, Umi Muktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late Sasha Petraske) […]

Le French Diner Owner Plans Clinton Street ‘Windmill’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

This was inevitable, and further evidence that legit gallery bars rarely succeed. Relative newcomer Galeria is on its way out. In its place, a new venture from a familiar face. The two-year-old Galeria is a bar-restaurant on Clinton Street where everything is considered “artwork” with a price, from the furnishings to the plants and shot glasses. […]

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