Community Board 3


Hakki’s Rivington Pizza Parlor Renamed ‘Melani Pizza’; Full Liquor License Sought

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:06 am

Hakki’s “famous” World Champion Pizza at 170 Rivington Street is no longer in the Lower East Side game. Within the last few weeks, the store seemingly changed hands, and currently carries a new identity. The parlor is now called Melani Pizzeria. The store itself underwent some change as well, including a major cleanup and better dining […]

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Clinton Street Baking Co., Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, and Pianos All Approved by CB3

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

Community Board 3 decided to split the SLA subcommittee agenda into a two-night extravaganza. Without the alcohol. The panel approved much of what came their way. Here are some notes: Clinton Street Baking Co., 2-4 Clinton Street Word first circulated back in April that the Clinton Street Baking Co. was expanding its footprint with plans […]

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Landscape Architects Present Park Renderings for ‘Lot 5′ of Essex Crossing Development

Posted July 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

When the Essex Crossing mega-development is completed a decade hence, the park planned for SPURA site 5 will be the only public open space in the whole project area. Currently a derelict parking lot, the parcel in question is a 15,000 square-foot rectangle on Broome Street, between Clinton and Suffolk, and buttressed by a school facility and residential […]

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Artist rendering of "Uplift"

‘Geological Art’ Will Soon Sit at the North Entrance to Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted July 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Faux geological deposits are likely on the way to the head of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. A new public art proposal by Jarrod Beck called “Uplift” would have two replica tectonic plates installed at the top of the Houston-facing steps. Composed of recycled roofing shingles and salvaged wood, the temporary installation would redefine the path […]

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Marilyn Louie's new Cemusa newsstand is way too small

CB3 Panel Signals Support of Marilyn Louie and Her Fight for a Bigger Newsstand

Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:06 am

For the second time in as many years, embattled newsstand owner Marilyn Louie has the support of Community Board 3. The transportation subcommittee voted unanimously last Thursday evening to urge the Departments of Transportation and Consumer Affairs to resolve the lingering issues regarding her place of work. Marilyn Louie and her lawyer once again presented […]

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139 Ludlow St, future home of Soho House

Soho House’s Building Permits Approved for 4th Floor ‘Conservatory’

Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:28 am

Soho House now has blessings from the Department of Buildings to move forward with Ludlow House. Local grassroots efforts to landmark the former Nieberg Funeral Home at 139 Ludlow Street, now owned by Soho House, have seemingly proved in vain. Despite a last-minute frenzy earlier this year to protect the iconic three-story building, the urban […]

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Op-Ed: With Gigi Li’s Re-Election to Chair CB3, We Need to Look at the Big Picture

Last modified July 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Amidst the hyperbolic anger over Gigi Li’s re-election to Chair of Community Board 3 — community anger is always hyperbolic — it might be worthwhile looking at the big picture. Gigi’s missteps, after all, were no worse than previous chairs’, although past chairs were blamed only on their own faults; in this election, Gigi was […]

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Clinton Street Baking Co. is expanding to the corner

Yes, Clinton Street Baking Company is Expanding Next Door, Seeking Liquor License

Posted June 26, 2014 at 6:01 am

Here is our first real public confirmation that Clinton Street Baking Company is in fact expanding into the recently-vacated Min’s Market space. The enlargement had been the worst kept secret on upper Clinton, and was first revealed here back in April. The thirteen-year-old restaurant is now on Community Board 3′s SLA subcommittee agenda for July to obtain […]

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Chair Gigi Li Defeats Chad Marlow to Continue Reign Over CB3

Posted June 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

For Community Board 3, a broken chair remains as such. At least for another year. At the full board meeting last night, members voted in favor of incumbent Chair Gigi Li over challenger Chad Marlow. Ballots collected resulted in a 31-15 decision. Sport was in the air, so a coin was flipped by newcomer Enrique Cruz (of […]

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Chad Marlow of CB3, Photo: The Villager

The Villager Endorses Chad Marlow to Replace CB3 Chair Gigi Li

Posted June 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Villager came out to endorse change atop Community Board 3. In its currently issue, the weekly paper argues that the time is now to get rid of Chair Gigi Li, and instead install member-challenger Chad Marlow. In a year wrought with hyperlocal scandals – suspending the LES Dwellers, alleged racial insensitivity on her part, […]

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