Community Board 3

Uneven Ground: Is there a CB3 Double Standard Regarding Chinatown Restaurants? [OP-ED]

Posted August 17, 2017 at 8:29 am

The following opinion piece was written by Chinatown activist, and Community Board 3 member Karlin Chan. As a member of Community Board 3, but primarily as a Chinatown resident, activist, and advocate, I cannot keep silent any further. It is disturbing to see CB3 apply different sets of rules when it comes to the SLA subcommittee’s […]

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First Look at Taqueria Diana’s Clinton Street Outpost, Opening this Weekend

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

The four-year-old Mexican joint, Taqueria Diana, is ready for its latest expansion. The new Lower East Side location will be open by the end of the week at 69 Clinton Street, the former La Socia Pawn shop space. Proprietor Matthew LaRue, a former manager at The Meatball Shop, had been building out the mid-block space […]

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‘L’Amico’ Backers Propose New Venue for Mysterious Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Last modified July 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

Guess those alleged plans for “creative” commercial offices at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – first disclosed last summer – are no longer in the cards. The Community Board 3 agenda for next month’s SLA applicants is revealing enough. It lists 9 Orchard Street (aka 54 Canal) on the docket for hotel license consideration. But that’s […]

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Straus Square Pedestrian Plaza Takes Shape with New ‘Skate Proof’ Street Surfacing

Posted July 19, 2017 at 8:40 am

Another baby step toward “calming” Straus Square. For the last several nights, a contractor crew has been preparing the tiny sliver of Canal Street between Rutgers and East Broadway for a new pedestrian plaza. Specifically, the granular rumble-strip coating and its adhesive were installed late last night, a surface meant to deter skateboarders from claiming the […]

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CB3 Puts its Foot Down Over Hell Square Liquor Licenses

Last modified July 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

Sitting seventeen stories up seemed like a strange location for the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, but the meeting at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel seemed appropriate all the same. One theme of the night was that the advisory body is taking a more serious stance on Hell Square license saturation. Let’s dive into some of […]

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‘Cafe Henrie’ Seeks Extended Hours and Full Liquor Upgrade

Posted July 17, 2017 at 9:34 am

Cafe Henrie, the two-year-old eatery alongside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, seeks an upgrade of its liquor license to serve hard booze. Ownership also hopes to keep the 20-table establishment open until 2am daily. The pitch is not sitting well with some neighbors, though, including the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coaltion, which noted on its website, “Generally […]

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Delayed and Under-Funded, Pier 42 Esplanade Won’t be Complete until 2020 (at Least)

Last modified July 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

Already at least five years on the boards, the project to create public greenspace at Pier 42 is still nowhere near completion. Lack of funding apparently fueled the delays. But there is now some progress to report courtesy of a cash injection. Three years after last appearing before Community Board 3, spokespeople from the Economic Development Corp. […]

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Revamped Essex Street Market Targeted for September 2018 Launch

Last modified July 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Let the countdown begin. After nearly eighty years in the same spot, the Essex Street Market is slated to launch down the street in Essex Crossing come September 2018. The Economic Development Corporation – the Market’s landlord – provided a nuts-and-bolts update to Community Board 3 last week. Much of the presentation was a rehash of what’s […]

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‘Analgoue’ Team Proposes ‘Greyhound’ Cocktail Bar on Orchard Street

Posted July 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

The duo behind West Village hotspot Analogue is headed to Hell Square. Jared Gordon and Jesse Wilson are on the Community Board 3 docket this month to impart a new bar on Orchard Street. Where Black Tree/Raw Material previously held court. According to application materials filed with CB3, Greyhound will be a cocktail bar that also […]

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Sunshine Hotel Conversion Plans Revived as Ownership Again Seeks ‘Certificate of No Harassment’

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Sunshine Hotel, one of the last operational flophouses on the Bowery, is again under the microscope regarding proposed conversion work that is years in the making. Further alluded to by that months-old banner draped from the facade advertising an “entire floor” for rent. Property owner Roseann Carone last month reapplied for a “Certificate of No […]

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