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  1. R.I.P.
    Nolita Activist Janet Freeman Has Died at 60Bar owners considered her a menace; others considered her a heroine.
  2. Community Boards
    Quirarte and Kliegman Cleared for Westway; Carbone and Torrisi Stumble on ParmPlus: Marc Forgione pitches a Southeast Asian concept, and the latest liquor-license drama!
  3. Community Boards
    Keeping Up With the NIMBYs: UES Fights Food Trucks; LES Scrutinizes LicenseAre the new breed of food carts just too ugly for Central Park?
  4. Empire Building
    South Brooklyn Pizza Preps for Park Slope, Begs for Booze in East VillageThey ain’t too proud to beg!
  5. Community Boards
    CB3 Is ‘Racist’ Against Douchebags But Welcomes Off the Wagon OwnersNo toning down the rhetoric at the community-board meetings!
  6. Community Boards
    Community Disservice?Community boards or communist boards?
  7. Mad As Hell
    Friedman, Becker, McNally Team Up to Fight ‘Unbearable’ City HallRestaurateurs have been “treated like an ATM machine,” says Ken Friedman.
  8. Community Boards
    McNally Decides Against Fighting for Pulino’s CaféAnd the John Dory Oyster Bar gets an opening date.
  9. Community Boards
    East Villagers Are Now Freaked Out About Bagel Shops, EvenPlus: Daniel Squadron wants you to rat out that noisy bar.
  10. Community Boards
    Miss Lily’s Sneaks Past WintourShe showed up to the Community Board 2 meeting too late.
  11. Community Boards
    Grimaldis Eye the Bowery While Miss Lily’s Gets OK’d for HoustonThe latest from Community Board 2.
  12. Community Boards
    Breaking: Il Buco Cancels Beloved Pig RoastJust moments before the community board meeting, Il Buco gives up the fight.
  13. Community Boards
    NIMBY Threatens to Block Il Buco’s Market and Wine BarIf it roasts a pig.
  14. Community Boards
    As Pig Roast Approaches, Il Buco Prepares to Get Dragged Over the CoalsHelp Il Buco fight for its right to put a pig on a spit.
  15. Community Boards
    Tonight’s CB2 Meeting Promises to Be a DoozySeñor Swanky’s finally gets a suitor, and a tire shop is in danger.
  16. Community Boards
    Sin Sin Gets Ready for a SpankingThe loathed East Village bar is up for a liquor-license transfer.
  17. Community Boards
    Neighbors Say ‘Oh, Hell No’ to Buddha Bar and No. 7 OwnersToday in NIMBYism: Nolita and flatiron projects get nods of disapproval.
  18. Community Boards
    Anna Wintour Takes a Front-Row Seat at the Miss Lily’s ShowThe most chic community-board meeting ever.
  19. Openings
    Beer Gardens and Non-Beer Gardens: Loreley Williamsburg and MatthewA member of No. 7 is planning a 25-seat fine-dining restaurant in Nolita.
  20. Community Bored
    Neighbor Frowns on the Smile’s Liquor BidNoho activist Zella Jones wants the neighborhood to unite against the recently praised newcomer.
  21. Community Boards
    Dance Till You Drop at the Boom BoomThe Boom Boom Room gets a cabaret license.
  22. Community Boards
    Zenkichi Denied CB Approval Because of ‘Asian Explosion’?Plus, Lit also meets opposition, and Sara Jenkins’s new project gets the nod.
  23. Community Boards
    The Woman Who Trounced Shake Shack NolitaHow Danny Meyer’s downtown Shake Shack was defeated.
  24. Empire Building
    Shake Shack Midtown Is Good to GoThe Shack should open at the Intercontinental Hotel by July.
  25. Community Boards
    CB2 Smiles on Michael White, Shakes a Fist at Shake ShackShake Shack has temporarily withdrawn its beer and wine license application.
  26. Community Boards
    New Freemans, Max Projects On TrackPlus, Porchetta may soon get beer.
  27. Community Boards
    Magnolia Bakery’s Line Gets It in TroubleCommunity Board 7 cracks down on the baker’s sidewalk café.
  28. Community Board
    Jesse Hartman Will Try to Sell Grand Park to the Neighbors AgainWill he be able to bring a restaurant with glass-enclosed patio to Grand Street?
  29. Empire Building
    Table-Turning: Blogger Ben Leventhal Becomes RestaurateurHe’s opening a restaurant with the owner of another restaurant that his blog declared a “shitshow.”
  30. Community Board
    The Mott and Chumley’s Get CB Approval, But Where Are Bohemian’sSome long-overdue winners at last night’s Community Board 2 meeting.
  31. Beef
    Neighbors Go Viral in Fight Against Jane BallroomMeanwhile, the hot spot is making $20,000 a night.
  32. Openings
    First Look at Travertine and Top Chef Manuel Treviño’s FoodCan the long-awaited project from a former Babbo sous-chef break the curse of the Nightmare on Kenmare?
  33. Community Boards
    CB Shuffle: New Projects From ’Inoteca, Locanda, Carrera, and MorePlus, the Mott’s liquor license is recommended for denial.
  34. Nightlife
    Lower East Side to Get DrunkerThe LES gets even wetter.
  35. Community Boards
    The Mott Tries to Get on the Neighborhood’s Good SideBut are they playing fast and loose with BYOB laws?
  36. Citizens on Patrol
    How to ComplainTips and tricks for keeping New York’s hottest new gastrolounge off your block.
  37. Community Boards
    CB2 Smiles on Campanale, Hanson, Bradley, and GuarnaschelliWill Guarnaschelli actually be cooking in Butter’s next one, or is it another 1Oak?
  38. Closings
    Neighbors vs. Hipsters: Studio B Is Reportedly Closing AgainPlus, Sound Fix finds a new home in a building that will also hold a barbecue restaurant.
  39. Community Boards
    Huynh and Hartman Get Board’s BlessingPlus, more from last night’s Community Board 3 licensing meeting.
  40. Reopenings
    Le Souk Owner Marcus Jacob Just Wants to Be LovedLe Souk’s owner tells us he plans to fight to reopen, and if anyone doesn’t think he’s a restaurant, he has the bills to prove otherwise.
  41. Community Boards
    Jimmy Bradley Hears It From Future NeighborsAnd more from last night’s CB2 SLA committee meeting.
  42. Community Boards
    Today in NIMBYism: Cooper Square Hotel, Grand Park, and Westville“Attention Cooper Square Hotel douchebags … ”
  43. Community Boards
    Business As Usual: Former and Current Mo Pitkins Inhabitants Meet Wrath of theA recap of last night’s Community Board 3 licensing-committee meeting.
  44. Community Boards
    Pera, Not Café Noir, Goes After Bar Martignetti SpacePlus, Don’t Tell Mama wants the Manor space.
  45. Community Boards
    CB3 Gives 205 More GriefPlus, the latest on Tonda, Café Deville, and others.
  46. Community Boards
    Hop Devil Not Grilled!A bar shut down for underage drinking gets a pass.
  47. Community Boards
    New Chef at NoblePlus an update on Village Tart.
  48. Community Boards
    CB2 Smiles on Little Owl Owner’s New One, Frowns on Cafe Gitane’sPlus, more news from last night’s community-board showdown.
  49. Community Boards
    CB3 Approves Taqueria With Basement D.J.’s for Suba SpacePlus, more from last night’s meeting.
  50. Community Boards
    Marty-Mark Fights for Right to PartyMarkowitz offers a reality check to Brooklyn’s increasingly strict CB2.
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