Community Board 3


Cafe Koneko to Open Shop on Upper Clinton Street

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:11 am

The crowded cafe scene on Clinton Street is gaining another entrant. Cafe Koneko is the latest hopeful on the block, angling to open shop inside the former home of both the Bang Bang tattoo studio and WAKA WAKA at number 26. Cafe Koneko (meaning kitten in Japanese) is pitched as a six-table establishment with one […]

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New Shared Bike Lane on Delancey Will Connect East River Park to Williamsburg Bridge

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Department of Transportation will soon debut a dedicated bike route that connects the East River Park to the Williamsburg Bridge. Which might come as welcome news to those who traverse this path frequently. Until now, southbound cyclists from the waterfront were routed to the bridge via Grand Street. This artery is heavily trafficked, indirect, […]

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Major Safety Upgrades Coming This Summer to the Manhattan Bridge Approach

Posted May 13, 2015 at 5:04 am

Some major enhancements are afoot at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge. The entire configuration of the city-side approach will soon change. Official proposal from the Department of Transportation gained approval to proceed last night after the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 voted unanimously. The request for improvements at the mouth of the bridge actually […]

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Punjabi Grocery & Deli Scores Unanimous CB3 Approval for Taxi Relief Stand

Last modified May 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

For Punjabi Grocery & Deli, the media barrage and resultant public outcry over the last year ultimately proved successful. The Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 voted unanimously last night to approve a taxi relief stand at its doorstep. Though, with a caveat. The twenty-year-old pit stop will need to wait just a bit longer. […]

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Punjabi Deli is a haven for cabbies

Watch This Video About the Plight of Punjabi Grocery & Deli as it Fights for a Taxi Relief Stand [VIDEO]

Last modified May 12, 2015 at 7:18 am

Spurned by the Department of Transportation and virtually ignored by Community Board 3, the embattled Punjabi Grocery & Deli is fighting for the right to install a taxi relief stand at its doorstep. Today is the day the impasse goes public, to be heard at the transportation subcommittee meeting of CB3. Recall that Punjabi heavily relies […]

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There’s a New Japanese Ramen House Opening on Eldridge Street

Posted May 11, 2015 at 5:18 am

Chinese Eldridge Street will soon welcome some Japanese cuisine. Signage went up last week announcing the forthcoming arrival of Gen Ramen at 112 Eldridge. The newcomer describes itself as an Asian fusion outpost and will boast slender eat-in options. There will only be eight tables onsite, according to application materials submitted to Community Board 3. […]

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Orchard Street Sidewalk Extension Receives Blue Makeover, New Plantings

Posted May 7, 2015 at 5:14 am

Two summers ago, the Department of Transportation extended the sidewalk at the southwest corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets. The so-called neck-down was implemented as part of the Chinatown Curbside Management Study to better pedestrian safety and alleviate congestion problems in the neighborhood. Yesterday afternoon, the battered sidewalk peninsula received a facelift of blue paint […]

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Cafe Katja Briefly Considers 37 Canal Street; Starbucks Looking Likely 

Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

Cafe Katja kills it. Business always seems brisk at its Orchard Street restaurant, a fixture on the block for the last eight years. Its recent expansion into 75 Orchard certainly helped. And now one-half of the ownership is hoping to open a new establishment in the near future. The first inkling of evidence surfaced last […]

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Henry Street Settlement Inches Closer to Opening Community Facility at the Historic Engine 15 Firehouse

Posted May 1, 2015 at 9:19 am

The four-story firehouse at 269 Henry Street has been sitting vacant since shortly after 9/11. The iconic structure – built in 1884 and owned by the city – previously housed Engine Company 15 which subsequently folded into Ladder 18 a few blocks north on Pitt Street. Henry Street Settlement, however, is inching closer to opening […]

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Fung Wah and Lucky Star Bus Companies will Operate Side-by-Side on Canal Street Come Fall

Posted April 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

Get ready, because Canal Street by the bridge will likely become its own bus depot in due course. Two of the largest curbside operators in the game – both problem companies in their own right – have laid claim to the northern fork of the boulevard (between Bowery and Chrystie). Fung Wah and Lucky Star […]

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