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  1. Community Boards
    Brooklyn’s CB2 Votes Down Booze for ‘Beautiful Restaurant’Brooklyn’s Community Board 2 has voted to support the Dumbo resident who sent us a letter protesting the prospect of booze at what was said to be a sandwich shop.
  2. Community Boards
    Dumbo Resident’s Plea: No Booze for Sandwiches“I can’t imagine why a little sandwich shop would need a liquor license.”
  3. Community Boards
    Noah Tepperberg’s West Chelsea Gastrolounge Clears a Hurdle, Poised forThe Marquee honcho wants his new venue to be a cross between the Spotted Pig and Rose Bar, and he now has Community Board 4’s licensing committee onboard.
  4. Community Boards
    CB2 Report: Sam Talbot and New Gansevoort Lounge Prevail, Lusardi Brother Not SoPlus, new projects from the owners of Le Pescadou, La Pera, Fiddlesticks, and more.
  5. Community Boards
    Le Souk Still Fighting for Liquor; Bowery Veselka Greenlighted by CB3Plus, a mescal-infused cultural institution and a new location of Antibes Bistro, in our report from last night’s Community Board meeting.
  6. Community Boards
    Tepperberg Will Go Ahead With New LoungeThe Marquee man won’t let the Community Board’s disapproval stop him.
  7. Community Boards
    CB4 Shoots Down Noah Tepperberg, Blesses New Burger RooftopWill the Marquee honcho be going forward with his plan to take over the Earth space?
  8. Community Boards
    CB3 Gives Upper East Side Saloon the Nod for Mo Pitkin’s SpaceAnd Cru’s Shea Gallante may not be going for the Sea Salt space after all?
  9. Know Your Leaders
    ‘Anti-Nightlife’ Candidate Daniel Squadron Is Elected to SenateApparently voters didn’t agree with Steve Lewis that he’s a “bad, bad man.”
  10. Community Bored
    Neighbors Nervous About Meatpacking Noise; Bouley Gets Thumbs-up from CB2Also in our CB2 roundup: a liquor license for Alexandra and outdoor drinking at Soho Park, but no bar above Five Guys on Bleecker.
  11. Mediavore
    New Food-Label Law Has Loopholes; Why Marquee Was Really Shut Down This SummerPlus community boards are making life hell for downtown restaurants and bars, and now is your chance to ask El Bulli’s chef a question, from our glance at the morning headlines.
  12. The Box
    The Box Responds to Allegations; Gawker Backtracks on Calling it aDid blogger Ian Spiegelman go too far when he seemingly advocated putting a blade in Simon Hammerstein’s throat?
  13. Le Scandale
    Cops, Not Just the Neighbors, Are on the Box’s CaseThe Porcelain Twinz give their first interview after ratting out the Box on their MySpace page.
  14. CB Wars
    Bowery Ballroom Fights for TravertineThe venue enlists its extensive e-mail list in the fight for good eating before and after shows.
  15. Mediavore
    Boston Bans Trans Fats, Too; Food to Eat This FallCB 6 takes a stand against drunk Fordham residents, and the host of ‘Bizarre Foods’ actually likes eating all that weird stuff, in our summary of the morning headlines.
  16. Petraske Empire
    Milk and Honey Number Is Kaput, Petraske Drinks May Soon Come to Mercury DimeThe latest news on the Sasha Petraske front.
  17. Community Board
    Andrew Carmellini Appeals to CB2Andrew Carmellini has plans for a casual dining restaurant, but doesn’t know what it will serve or what he’ll call it.
  18. NewsFeed
    Roxy Might Just Be Down for the CountTheir withdrawal from a recent community-board meeting may mean the owners have abandoned plans to reopen.
  19. NewsFeed
    Is New York Becoming a 2 A.M. Town?Community boards are increasingly placing restrictions on hours when they recommend bars for liquor licenses.
  20. Mediavore
    Supersizing Wall Street; Sizzler Threatens MidtownRice shortages in Australia, Vongerichten considers Vancouver, and more in today’s food news.
  21. NewsFeed
    David Bouley Stymied by Community Board 1 in Move That’s Increasingly CommonAs Grub readers know, community-board-meeting shitshows end up determining what you eat, drink, and, in the case of the abandoned Forty Deuce space (which will now house Chris Eddy’s sushi spot), what sort of celebs and semi-nudity you may or may not be able to feast your eyes upon on a Monday night. Consider the case of recently opened Mercury Dime, which wanted wine, but ended up serving coffee. Or the plight of Death & Co., which now has to close at midnight and may end up gone for good. Or David Bouley’s attempt to open Brushstrokes, which Eater reports was again stymied by Community Board 1 last night, though Bouley will have one more chance to plead his case later this month.
  22. Openings
    Inside Sasha Petraske’s Mercury DimeA couple of weeks ago the magazine offered a peek into the Mercury Dime, Sasha Petraske’s latest venture in the East Village. A year after the community board shot down its bid for a wine-and-beer license (not even the proprietor of ultraquiet Milk and Honey can get a liquor license in this town), the venture is now up and running as a coffee shop — and though we’re dismayed to know we won’t be able to enjoy a nice cava here anytime soon, some strong gourmet coffee should perk us up. Anyhow, seems time to take a closer look inside.
  23. NewsFeed
    CB Smiles on Triple Crown, Approves Balthazar Barkeep’s BistroLindsey Robertson, wife of Triple Crown owner Myles Tipley, tells us that after a lot of wrestling with the community board, the hip-hop bar’s liquor license has been approved for transfer to Jeff Webber, who Robertson says is a bartender at Balthazar planning to open a lounge/wine bar/café. You’ll recall the diminutive space was at one point going to be sold to gym owner Mike Jaramillo, who’s opening Viñas on December 7. Related: Neighbors Block Sale of Williamsburg Hip-Hop Bar to Balthazar Bartender Openings & Buzz: Viñas, Le Lupanar, and Gottino
  24. NewsFeed
    Richie Akiva’s and Scott Sartiano’s 1OAK Will Not Open FridayA while back Richie Akiva told us his new spot 1OAK was poised to “change the face of nightlife in New York.” That remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: It won’t be opening this Friday as originally planned. At a meeting last night, Akiva’s partner, Scott Sartiano, and their lawyer, Rob Bookman, said the club was not ready to open, according to a community-board source. Akiva plans to apply for a construction-alteration application in November, partly in hopes that a reduced capacity will make it easier for him to score the cabaret license he’s going after. (According to our source, Sartiano and Bookman said the establishment wouldn’t be a dance club — they just want a means of defense against the dance police). Asked about a new opening date, a spokesman for 1OAK said simply, “We are working with local community leaders to develop 1OAK according to the laws and regulations mandated by the city of New York.” For those of you who want to get your dance on ASAP, take heart — Marquee’s liquor license was recommended for renewal. Earlier: CB to Richie Akiva’s New Club: Not So Fast! Related: Butter’s Richie Akiva Dines with Puffy, Cooks for the ‘Wifey’
  25. NewsFeed
    CB to Richie Akiva’s New Club: Not So Fast! Community Board 4 was surprised to hear Richie Akiva tell us that he and partner Scott Sartiano are planning to open their new spot 1OAK (remember? The one that will “change the face of nightlife”?) on October 19. According to a board member, the Butter boys don’t exactly have their papers in order, since they applied for a cabaret license without going through the CB as required. They’ve now agreed to withdraw the application until the CB votes in early November.
  26. NewsFeed
    Roller-Skating May Return to the Roxy, Crobar Takeover Looking LikelyNews cameras galore may have been trained on Ivan Kane’s appearance at last night’s contentious CB2 meeting, but uptown an equally compelling drama unfolded as CB4’s business committee pondered the liquor-license renewals of the Roxy, Pacha, Crobar and Pink Elephant, and Sol — oh, just about every megaclub in the city!