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Followup: Chinatown Bus Chaos

We've been following the fight by the people who live along a stretch of Pike Street to get those ubiquitous Chinatown buses away from their doorsteps. Last night they took the battle to the transportation Committee of Community Board...

Acrimonious Evening at the CB3 Licensing Committee

Residents of the Lower East side came out in force last night to oppose several restaurants seeking liquor licenses. It was a tense night full of face to face confrontations between those residents and restaurant owners. Community Board 3...

Restaurants Face Strong Community Opposition at CB3 Meeting

It was a tough night for restaurants going before the liquor licensing committee of Community Board 3. Several businesses applying for liquor licenses faced forceful opposition from residents and, in some cases, from committee members. The committee rejected a...

Finishing Touches: Moving In to East Canal Street

What looks to be a bodega-ish store is preparing to open on the corner of Canal & Essex. Yes, this is the same building that new "Jewish fusion" restaurant we've been telling you about would occupy. Apparently, at least...

Residents Oppose New Restaurant on Canal Street

A neighborhood group on Canal Street is mobilizing to oppose a new restaurant's quest for a liquor license, saying they don't want to see their block become a "bar scene." The owners of the restaurant at 1 Essex (Essex...

More Buses Headed For East River

Here's the way Curbed put it today: "East side the real victim in Tribeca bus war." Neighborhood groups and City Councilman Alan Gerson, fought off the city's plan to move 18 buses to Tribeca. Based on an article in...

Silver: Fed Up With Stalling at Ground Zero

At a breakfast sponsored by the Alliance for Downtown New York this morning, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he's tired with the haggling about what to do at ground zero. The New York Times, saying Silver is "emerging...

Liquor License Roulette: Community Board 3 Releases May Agenda

Community Board 3 is out with its May agenda. That means we now know which restaurants and bars will go before the liquor licensing committee with applications. Here's the rundown- we'll followup with more details in the days ahead: Spitzer's...

Followup: Opposition to New Restaurant

Last week we told you about a new restaurant planned for the corner of Essex and Canal. A Community Board 3 committee signaled its support for a liquor license for the still unnamed establishment at 1 Essex. But last...

Request for Stop Signs Near P.S. 110

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has asked New York City's Department of Transportation to install stop signs on Delancey and Lewis Streets, near P.S. 110 - The Florence Nightingale Elementary School. In a letter to DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan...
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Lower East Side Links

Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: --A look at the District 1 City...
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