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State Liquor Authority Rejects Sons of Essex Team in Bid For 200 Allen St. Permit

The State Liquor Authority rejected an application today for a big new venue that had been in-the-works at 200 Allen St.

Local Activists Take a Stand Against Governor’s Plan to Change Liquor Laws

On Friday, community activists and local elected officials rallied against legislation proposed by Governor Cuomo to change the state's liquor laws.

At CB3 Liquor Meeting, a Rough Night For the New Team in Le Baron Space

Something possessed us to stop by Community Board 3's liquor permit hearing last night (we will never learn). Here's what happened in the three hours we were there.

Celebrated Sushi Chef David Bouhadana Hopes to Open Restaurant at 217 Eldridge St.

Acclaimed sushi chef David Bouhadana is aiming to open a new spot at 217 Eldridge St., the former home of shuttered Italian spot Apizz.

Wu Room in Chinatown Makes Pitch For Cellar, Patio Liquor Permits

The Wu Room, a new club in the basement of the Wyndham Garden Chinatown, is starting to attract some attention. The Times' T Magazine is featuring a slide show from a fashionable art/dance party in the space. Later this...

Police, Fire Officials Endorse Applicant of New St. Mark’s Place Restaurant

There are a few items of interest on the agenda for Community Board 3's February liquor permit meeting.

New Restaurants From Forgtmenot, Dudley’s Teams Get Green Light From CB3 Panel

In the past year or two, the Lower East Side's robust nightlife scene has gradually drifted down below Canal Street. At last night's meeting of Community Board 3's State Liquor Authority (SLA) Committee, residents showed up to voice concerns...

A New Team Eyes Chinatown Restaurant and Bar in Old Winnie’s Space

Earlier this year, Winnie's, the popular neighborhood dive at 104 Bayard St., closed its doors after almost 30 years in business. Now Community Board 3's January meeting agendas show a a possible new venture headed for the Chinatown space. Among...

Here’s Community Board 3’s September Liquor Permit Agenda

Community Board 3 is out with its September meeting agendas. Here's a look at the bars and restaurants applying for liquor permits in the coming month. SLA & DCA Licensing Committee Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30pm -- Community Board 3 Office...

“Excuse My French” Cocktail & Tapas Bar Zeroes in on 96 Orchard St.

A new nightlife concept is on the way at 96 Orchard St. Chef Johann Giraud plans to open a cocktail, wine and tapas bar called "Excuse My French" in the former Cafe Dancer space. Until last summer, Giraud was chef at Ladurée...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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