Spitzer’s Corner

Notes from CB3: Spitzer’s and 100 Montaditos Denied

Last modified June 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

Hell Square scored mixed results at last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting, yet the real story was the LES Dwellers showcasing their strengething muscle on the nightlife landscape. Everything they opposed was denied by the CB3 panel. And for the first time, the block association supported a couple of the applicants. Below are some notes from […]

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Spitzer’s Corner Sidewalk Cafe Application Under LES Dwellers’ Scrutiny

Posted May 31, 2013 at 5:15 am

Now that we’ve had a full 36-ish hours to process the June SLA subcommittee agenda, one item is already causing drama in Hell Square. With its simple sidewalk application, Rob Shamlian’s Spitzer’s Corner at 101 Rivington has attracted the ire of the LES Dwellers Association. There’s some deep history here. Spitzer’s Corner has twice previously applied […]

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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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Mason Dixon Hires Wayne Nish & Launches New Menu

Posted November 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Despite the appearance of rogue clipboard carriers petitioning for a new restaurant inside 133 Essex Street, Mason Dixon is in fact staying put.  But that still doesn’t truly explain their appearance on the December Community Board 3 docket.  Owner Rob Shamlian reached out to clear the air on the matter, stating: The fact is, someone […]

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Wrap the Payphone in Bud Light

Posted November 18, 2010 at 6:17 am

Ladies and gents, the age-old quandary of how to optimize solo payphones for advertising has been solved.  Just wrap the bugger in a billboard skin. This particular payphone outside Spitzer’s Corner on Ludlow Street was recently enveloped in a Bud Light ad.  How subtle. Speaking of which, we’ve been singing this noggin-dwelling Budweiser song for […]

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New Oyster Bar for 87 Stanton Street?

Last modified December 9, 2010 at 12:35 am

For now, Project 6 is in its earliest stages. Gathering support from the community ahead of an appearance at this month’s Community Board 3 SLA meeting.  But the new business now has a location in mind – the in-progress building at 87 Stanton Street (aka 167 Orchard) which will, most notably, house the Slipper Room […]

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Keanu Reeves and Generation Um Filming on Ludlow Today

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Guess which cupcake-munching movie star is returning to the neighborhood today. That’s right, Mr. Keanu Reeves and his generation Um crew is back for another fun-filled day of filming. This time the shoot is centered on Ludlow Street, between Rivington and Delancey.

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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]

Chris Santos Chooses 146 Essex for New Restaurant

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

Boogie commenter Pete helps us piece together the location of Chris Santos’ latest nightlife venture.  It appears as though the Stanton Social owner chose the old M. Katz & Sons real estate at 146 Essex Street, which is currently undergoing the necessary renovations.

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M. Katz & Sons’ Former Essex Street Home to Become Restaurant?

Posted June 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

Within the last couple weeks a fresh sidewalk shed was erected at the entrance of 146 Essex Street.  This was the home of M. Katz & Sons Furniture for over five decades.  No longer.  Word on the street is that a new restaurant will be opening here.

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