They won’t have Rob Shamlian to kick around anymore, because he’s turning over his restaurants to Sarid Drory. The former owner of the Cub Room, who bought Murray Hill bistro Artisanal last year, told Community Board 3’s SLA committee last night that he had purchased 100 percent of Ludlow Street tequileria Los Feliz and plans to put an end to the noise, drunkenness, and dance club atmosphere that caused Shamlian to butt heads with neighborhood group LES Dwellers earlier this year.
Rob Shamlian, the owner of Fat Baby and The Derby, is one step closer to unloading two of his controversial Lower East Side eateries, just days after he “hostile neighborhood groups, the blogs with no culpability who are able to spout whatever nonsense they think of, and the constant harassment.”
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On the G train to Nassau Avenue, a guy in a backwards baseball cap and a “Most Dope” t-shirt tells his friends, dressed in button-downs and popped collars, that their stop is next.
“I love Brooklyn!” he yells, getting off the train.
Their destination is Berry Park, where on the rooftop strung with Christmas lights there’s a view of the invisible line dividing Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
The night scene around Berry Park doesn’t exactly fit with either of those neighborhoods. In fact, it’s much closer to a certain neighborhood in Manhattan.