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Nightlife Impresario Travis Bass Looks to Open Cafe at Former Petisco on East Broadway

Posted June 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Travis Bass, nightlife impresario and party maker, is breaking out on his own. Planning a new establishment on the Lower East Side. Bass is eying the former Cafe Petisco (last known as Petisco Vegano) on East Broadway for something quite similar to the predecessor. An as-yet-unnamed concept that imbibes a “European healthy restaurant.” As such, […]

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CB3 Returns to In-Person Meetings in July

Posted June 25, 2021 at 5:09 am

Couch surfing while attending Community Board meetings is officially a fad of the past. Community Board 3 yesterday announced that remote meetings are discontinued effective today. “The Executive Order allowing remote meetings has expired and the Governor is not renewing the order,” CB3 stated in an email letter. “The state Open Government law does not […]

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City Embarks on $3.69M Rehab of Hamilton Fish Park

Posted June 24, 2021 at 5:01 am

The city will soon embark on a new project to renovate the Hamilton Fish Park Playground on Pitt Street. Funded with a cash injection of $3.69 million by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, the effort will enhance the playground with new features, improved safety surfacing, and more. But appears to stop short of the pool. […]

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The Menace of Summertime Saturday Night on Ludlow Street

Last modified June 21, 2021 at 8:06 am

With comfort levels of close-quarters partying seemingly back to pre-pandemic norms, Hell Square has rebounded in kind. Neighbors report that any quality-of-life progress gained in this sixteen square-block sector over the last few years completely evaporated. The hordes of hellraisers were out in full force again this past Saturday night. One week after a roving […]

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Fix the Hell Square Chaos: An Open Letter to CB3 and Elected Officials

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

The following open letter was written by a concerned resident of Hell Square who wishes to remain anonymous. Dear Community Board 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer, Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council member Margaret Chin, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Borough […]

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Chinatown’s ‘Dr. Clark’ Looks to Open Club Next Door on Bayard Street

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:08 am

Dr. Clark opened last year days before the city went into lockdown. Tough timing aside, it’s now ready to expand with another liquor establishment just next door on Bayard Street. The upscale restaurant, which specializes in Hokkaido Japanese cuisine, officially launched in early March of 2020, just as cases of Covid-19 first surfaced in New […]

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A ‘Lullaby’ Cocktail Bar for Rivington Street

Last modified June 3, 2021 at 6:10 am

An “approachable” cocktail bar is headed to Rivington Street. Pre-bed rituals are again the naming convention here at 151 Rivington, with Nitecap giving way to another cocktail bar called Lullaby. (Yawn?) Principals Harrison Snow and Jacob Hodas are on the Community Board 3 docket this month for a full liquor license with operating hours of […]

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‘Grand Street Pizza’ for Seward Park

Posted May 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

Pizza is in bloom at a former flower shop on Grand Street. The aptly named Grand Street Pizza is headed to 384 Grand Street, which previously housed an iteration of Flowers on Essex (later moved to Clinton Street). Principals Ian Glazer and Robert Persson are behind the new slice spot. The latter is a Lower […]

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‘Cock’ Fight at CB3 Over Rivington Street Club

Last modified May 12, 2021 at 6:24 am

The Cock fight appears to be heating up. A large, vocal contingent of Hell Square residents is diametrically opposed to the bar moving into the former home of Fat Baby on Rivington Street. At issue is the business itself, which has come under fire in recent years from Second Avenue residents for being an unruly […]

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The Cock Heads to Fat Baby

Posted April 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Cock is headed down. The self-proclaimed “rock and roll fag bar” may soon move to Hell Square. To an address notorious among locals for being a boisterous pain in the ass. Application materials on file with Community Board 3 reveal that the nightclub marked 112 Rivington Street – the former abode of Fat Baby […]

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