Liquor License

More on the Lower East Side’s First Bowling Alley, ‘The Gutter’ at Essex Crossing

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

The first bowling alley on the Lower East Side is getting its bar ready. As previously reported, Brooklyn bowling import, The Gutter, is headed for the basement of the new Essex Crossing condoplex at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). The Lower East Side iteration of The Gutter (aka The Gutter L.E.S.) will be a […]

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Why Does CB3 Want to be in Bed with the BID?

Posted November 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

It seems rather curious. Why do the top dogs of Community Board 3 want so badly to be in bed with the Lower East Side Partnership? As previously reported, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership earlier this month that would see the business improvement district […]

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CB3 Appears Receptive to BID Involvement in Liquor Licensing, Despite Vehement Community Opposition

Last modified November 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Should local business improvement districts have a hand in the liquor license process? Last week, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership that would see the business improvement district insert itself into the liquor license application process. Needless to say, the appearance on the agenda caused […]

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‘Sonnyboy’ Australian Cafe Headed to Rivington Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

Here we go again – just a few months after Hemlock’s departure from Rivington Street, another waits in the wings. A new Australian cafe called Sonnyboy will open at 65 Rivington, beside the long-dormant Red Mango. The establishment – brought to you by the principal behind Banter on Sullivan Street – will feature a menu […]

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Lower East Side Partnership Seeks More Active Role in Area Liquor Licenses

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

It appears as though the Lower East Side Partnership is looking to influence the liquor license process on the local level. The business improvement district will present a policy proposal to Community Board 3 next week that would grant it the ability to pre-screen full liquor license applications that go before the advisory body each […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel License Sails through CB3, Despite Local Opposition

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:03 am

When block associations don’t work together, the residents lose. That’s essentially the narrative behind the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel and the approval of its liquor license last week. Dozens of residents attended the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee meeting last Tuesday in opposition to the hotel’s food and beverage plans at 9 Orchard Street. Namely, to […]

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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

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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