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Even as the city has gotten squeaky clean over the past decade, in some ways, it is still as nasty as the Bowery at its worst. Case in point: Booze hounds. According to The Times, drinking-related problems are at modern highs.
Four Loko’s brief moment as New York’s controversial drink of choice appears to be coming to an end.
The New York Daily News reported yesterday that the State Liquor Authority, leading enemy of the sugar-blasted caffeine-infused “blackout-in-a-can,” has brokered a deal with the Four Loko parent company that prevents distribution into the state Read More
Daniel Boyle, the tough-talking former Syracuse cop who unsuccessfully tried to sink Giuseppe Cipriani‘s Manhattan restaurant empire, has been replaced as chairman of the scandal-plagued State Liquor Authority.
Governor David Paterson, whose aides Mr. Boyle once accused of trying to exert undue pressure on the liquor board, announced on Thursday, April Read More
Banquet king Giuseppe Cipriani may have finally met his match in Daniel Boyle, chairman of the New York State Liquor Authority, writes Page Six Magazine scribe Joshua David Stein.
After losing his valuable lease in a legal fight at the Toy Center, the dapper restaurateur now faces life without bellinis, if archnemesis Mr. Read More
Still reeling from the fallout of its highly publicized 2007 prostitution bust, embattled Manhattan strip club Scores West has filed for bankruptcy.
Court papers filed on Friday point to "mounting tax debt" and a "loss in sales" at the voluptuous 10,000-square-foot venue at 536 W. 28th St. "as a result of Read More
Embattled Soho restaurant Lola will just have to make do without live music, the State Liquor Authority informed the eatery’s owners on Thursday.
Proprietors Tom and Gayle Patrick-Odeen have said that their business—which has been the subject of a nasty, three-and-a-half-year legal dispute with neighbors, who have protested the place’s right to sell booze—is Read More
Death & Co. co-owner David Kaplan contacted me to express a few concerns about today’s Observer article on him and his ongoing liquor-license saga. (Read it here.)
One of his complaints involves my use of the term "bar" to describe his business.
He prefers the term "restaurant lounge," partly because it’s more accurate Read More
The Villager is reporting that Cooper Square Hotel developers Gregory Peck and Matt Moss have "finally caved" and agreed to neighbors’ "tough terms for operating [the hotel's] outdoor areas."
Under the deal, outlined on local Community Board 3′s Web site, the builders have agreed to restrict loiterers, taxis, and limos Read More
Legal bills just keep piling up on Scores West boss Richard Goldring.
Both the Post and Daily News today are reporting that Francis Vargas, a former waitress at the embattled West 28th Street strip club, is suing her former supervisors for sexual harrassment.
Ms. Vargas’ complaints about unwanted rump Read More
Embattled strip club Scores West continues to bet its future on disgraced cop Michael Oliver.
According to Thursday’s Post article:
Attorneys for stripper shack Scores West argued yesterday that it should keep its liquor license because it got the all-clear from vice investigator Michael Oliver – the detective at the Read More