State Liquor Authority

‘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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State Suspends Dudley’s Liquor License Over Sidewalk Dining Enclosures

Posted January 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

The State Liquor Authority wielded its hammer last weekend, summarily suspending the liquor license of Dudley’s on Orchard Street. At issue was the sprawling street eatery constructed by the business, which wraps the corner of Broome Street. Inspectors paid a visit on January 15, and witnessed forty-five patrons “dining within inside enclosures located on the […]

SLA Reinstates SET LES Liquor License

Posted October 13, 2020 at 5:04 am

Two months after the state came down hard on SET LES for coronavirus related violations, the Hell Square haunt is back on the scene. The State Liquor Authority last week reinstated the liquor license at 127 Ludlow Street on an appeal from ownership. We’re told that the business settled on a fine of $30,000, allowing […]

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SLA Suspends The Skinny Bar on Orchard Street for Coronavirus Violations

Posted September 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another longtime Hell Square nightclub over the weekend violated state-mandated coronavirus rules, and paid the ultimate price. The Skinny bar on Orchard Street, considered by many locals as a bad operator, was caught lax on its enforcement of patron social distancing and face coverings. These transgressions led the dedicated multi-agency task force to suspend their […]

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SLA Suspends ‘Noree Thai Bazaar’ on Grand Street for Coronavirus Violations

Posted August 26, 2020 at 5:01 am

Lower East Side establishments continue to act in defiance of state coronavirus mandates. And ultimately pay the price. Newcomer Noree Thai Bazaar on Grand Street is the latest to fall victim to State Liquor Authority enforcement. The agency suspended the bar’s liquor license after investigators paid a visit last Friday. According to an update from […]

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SLA Cancels SET Liquor License Over Coronavirus Safety Violations on Ludlow Street

Last modified August 17, 2020 at 9:47 am

Hell Square is now without one of its more problematic establishments. The State Liquor Authority last week canceled the license of SET LES, which had been suspended in July for coronavirus-related violations. The agency held a special assembly on August 12 to consider whether to allow several establishments to reopen that had been shut down […]

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State Suspends Las’ Lap for Coronavirus-Related Violations

Posted August 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another week, another few dozen city bars cited for coronavirus-related violations. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced that the recently anointed multi-agency task force suspended liquor licenses of 38 establishments around the Five Boroughs. One of which is here on the Lower East Side. The two-year-old Las Lap’ at 74 Orchard Street. In recent weeks, the bar, […]

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SLA Suspends SET LES Liquor License for Coronavirus-Related Violations

Last modified July 27, 2020 at 10:28 am

The State Liquor Authority last week issued liquor license suspensions to ten establishments in violation of coronavirus-related mandates, including one on the Lower East Side. Mere days after boisterous partying outside SET on Ludlow Street – with minimal distancing and few masks in sight – the state enacted a “compliance check” on the premises and […]

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Cuomo Announces ‘Strike System’ for Stricter Enforcement of Social Distancing at NYC Bars

Posted July 17, 2020 at 5:02 am

New York State is getting tough with bars and restaurants not playing ball. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced stricter enforcement of social distancing and mask wearing in the wake of hundreds of complaints citywide regarding non-compliance with mandates. Indeed, the state is now instituting a “strike system” for the city’s nightlife, effective immediately. Operators will be […]

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LES Partnership Again Encroaches on CB3 Liquor Committee

Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:07 am

For the second time in as many years, the question is posed, though the conditions on the ground are vastly different. Should local business improvement districts possess administrative input in the liquor license process? The Lower East Side Partnership briefly appeared on the Community Board 3 docket this month regarding a proposal to assist in “OP […]

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