Community Board 3

Bar Veloce Looks to the Bowery for Latest Location

Posted March 30, 2022 at 5:01 am

Bar Veloce, the decades-old establishment, is set to expand its roster yet again. This time to the beloved Bowery. Owner-operator Frederick Twomey is angling to occupy 245 Bowery for this latest Veloce, the corner spot that, until 2020, housed Cata. (Sally Can Wait didn’t pan out.) “As huge fans of the area with its rich […]

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Nonprofit Seeks Revival of Historic Brooklyn Banks Skatepark

Posted March 10, 2022 at 5:07 am

The storied Brooklyn Banks skate spot – an unofficial New York City landmark beneath the Brooklyn Bridge – “temporarily” shuttered in 2010. Now, twelve years later, a local nonprofit is looking to revive the skatepark as part of a larger park beautification project. Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan aims to reactivate and reunite the pockets of open […]

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CB3 Thwarts DOT Plan to Route Williamsburg Bridge Traffic onto Norfolk Street

Posted February 15, 2022 at 5:09 am

The Department of Transportation was rebuffed by the community last week for its proposal to solve traffic bottleneck issues at Grand and Clinton Streets, at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge. The city agency presented its latest plans – an ongoing process for the better part of a decade – to the Community Board 3 […]

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Cabin NYC Owner Eyes Flashpoint Sixth Ward Space in Hell Square

Posted February 3, 2022 at 5:02 am

Three years since opening Cabin NYC on East 4th Street, ownership is headed to Hell Square. To a dormant storefront rife with conteoversy. Proprietor Dresden Baluyot is looking to impart a new watering hole called Clock Out at 191 Orchard Street. Like its predecessor, the Sixth Ward, the 60-seat newcomer is nightlife focused and will […]

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Milk Burger Readies Second Location on LES

Posted January 31, 2022 at 5:01 am

The halo of restaurant row on Clinton Street is expanding outward. Around the corner onto East Houston with a burger joint from the Bronx. Milk Burger, which debuted in Spanish Harlem over ten years ago and later relocated to the Bronx, is currently poised to open a sister location a few steps eastward from Clinton […]

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Cafe Cherie Next in Line for Vacant Los Feliz on Ludlow Street

Posted January 5, 2022 at 5:04 am

The pandemic ended Los Feliz. Now its former Ludlow Street home is eyed by another, and for more of the same. Liquor license materials submitted to Community Board 3 reveal that a new multi-level nightspot called Cafe Cherie is likely on the way. With three stand-up bars and 26 tables across three floors, the newcomer […]

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Finding ‘Treasure’ at the Former Boys Don’t Cry on Orchard Street

Posted November 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

The revolving door of nightlife continues at 22 Orchard Street, where a newcomer is looking to take the torch from Boys Don’t Cry. Christopher Yerington – former general manager of the shuttered Black & White on East 10th Street – is looking to update the map, so to speak, with a cafe-bar called Treasure Club. […]

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Books and Coffee for ‘Yu and Me’ on Mulberry Street

Posted November 8, 2021 at 5:01 am

There is an apparent trend of small boutique bookstores opening downtown. Last year saw the arrival of Sweet Pickle Books on Orchard Street, marrying the written word with briny treats; there is also the Common Books pushcart roving the neighborhood; and next month, it’s Yu and Me Books. Lucy Yu is amidst transforming a former Chinatown […]

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It’s ‘Bongos’ for An Choi on Orchard Street

Posted November 4, 2021 at 5:01 am

It took more than a year to fill those shoes, but there is finally a replacement for An Choi on Orchard Street. With a familiar face, at that. An Choi ended service at 85 Orchard Street in July of 2020 after serving Vietnamese cuisine to the Lower East Side for more than eleven years. Now, […]

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Charlie Bird Vet Eyes Division Street for ‘Parcelle Wine’ Spinoff

Last modified October 22, 2021 at 1:25 pm

A veteran of Charlie Bird is spinning off the popular Hell’s Kitchen wine shop into a dedicated bar on the Lower East Side. Down on Division Street in the orbit of Forgtmenot, Dimes, and Kiki’s. Three-year-old Parcelle Wine, situated inside the Henry Hall apartment building near the Lincoln Tunnel, has plans for 135 Division. Specifically, to […]

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