Matthew Oliver Maddy Denied by Community Board 2

Posted July 6, 2010 at 6:35 am

Ladies and gentlemen, the gavel has fallen, and the verdict is now in regarding the proposed restaurant-slash-bar at 168 Elizabeth Street.  A reader wrote to inform us that Community Board 2 voted unanimously against Matthew Oliver Maddy at its full board meeting on June 17.

River Ridge Condo Vacancies at 78 Ridge

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The River Ridge Condo building at 78 Ridge Street is not practical.  It was built at the peak of the gold rush in 2007, and is situated on perhaps the worst possible plot in the Lower East Side – practically on top of the Williamsburg Bridge approach.  As Curbed often noted in the past, apartment […]

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Recap: 245 Bowery Restaurant Meeting

Last modified September 25, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Last night, the owners of the future restaurant at 245 Bowery held a public meeting for their latest enterprise, currently dubbed “S.R.O.”  Turnout was rather abysmal – just five people.  Nevertheless, the interaction was informative, and we now have a better glimpse of what’s happening here.

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Matthew Maddy Responds to Beer Garden Rumor at 168 Elizabeth

Posted June 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm

In response to our post regarding the new nightlife establishment at 168 Elizabeth Street, owner Matthew Maddy emailed us his side of the story.  Apparently the sub-level digs won’t be a beer garden as posited by flyers along the Bowery.

Uniting Against Beer Garden at 168 Elizabeth

Posted June 3, 2010 at 6:33 am

The middle section of Elizabeth Street is trying desperately to unite against a new subterranean beer garden moving into number 168.  The ambiguous entity of “Matthew Oliver Maddy d/b/a Hot Talk LLC” is currently seeking a liquor license at next week’s Community Board 2 meeting.  Flyers along Bowery urge those residents within earshot to write […]

T-Poutine Addresses Neighbors

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

T-Poutine is desperately seeking a beer and wine license from the State Liquor Authority.  At last month’s Community Board 3 meeting, their request was denied on the grounds of noise complaints and lack of support (and signatures) from neighbors. Now the late-night grease pit has taken to Ludlow Street, canvassing the immediate vicinity with flyers […]

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Boogie Buskers: Lunch Licks in Washington Square Park

Posted October 9, 2009 at 6:29 am

Just past noon on Tuesday, we were enjoying some choice lunch licks in Washington Square Park, courtesy of the highly talented Park Foundation Jazz collective.  The musicians were the subject of an article in The Villager back in August, which exposed neighbors’ resentment of the noise.  Lincoln Anderson reported: The Park Foundation have played in […]

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A Landmark Apology

Posted October 8, 2009 at 6:09 am

Taped to the door of 137 East Houston is this apology from the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.  The issue stems from a recent film screening gone awry with late-night noise problems.  Perhaps this is a fire drill of sorts in anticipation of next week’s premiere of I Kissed a Vampire. The poorly-proofed letter reads: “Dear Neighbors, […]

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White Slab Palace Noise Issue

Posted September 14, 2009 at 6:38 am

Add White Slab Palace to the list of excessively noisy Lower East Side offenders.  Catering to the B&T set this past Saturday, the bar’s selection of skull thumping music well after 2 am was simply overpowering.  With windows fully open to the street, the tunes were audible nearly a block and a half away.  And […]