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CB2 Full Board Upholds Denial of Zoning Change for Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel

Posted June 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

More good news to report on the Merchant’s House front. Community Board 2 last week fully upheld the denial levied at committee for a zoning change for a proposed hotel beside the historic landmark. (#dontmesswithGertrude) While this is a major victory for the Merchant’s House (aka Tredwell House), the CB2 judgment is solely a recommendation. […]

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CB2 Backs Merchant’s House in Denial of Zoning Change for Adjacent Hotel

Posted May 10, 2018 at 5:10 am

The Merchant’s House Museum scored a victory last night, garnering support from Community Board 2 over the proposed hotel on its western flank. In front of a packed house, the Land Use subcommittee yesterday voted to deny the zoning text amendments required for the hotel developers to proceed. However, this determination is simply a recommendation, […]

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CB2 to Hear Zoning Changes for Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel

Posted May 9, 2018 at 5:08 am

The Merchant’s House Museum, the endangered 186-year-old city landmark on East Fourth Street, continues its fight against the threat of an eight-story hotel development at its doorstep. Before the developers can proceed, though, there is a uniform review process that must happen. Only a change to the current zoning on the block would allow the new development to […]

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Six Years Later, City Planning to Consider 8-Story Hotel Beside Historic Merchant’s House

Posted April 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Those plans for an eight-story (100 feet) hotel beside the historic Merchant’s House Museum on East Fourth Street are back in play six years later. Then, as now, local preservationists are concerned about the impact this major construction will invariably have on the structural integrity of the building. As previously reported, the development will rise […]

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Inside ‘Broken Coconut,’ the Health Eatery Replacing Other Music Next Week

Last modified September 28, 2017 at 9:14 am

The other music at 4th Street will soon be the sound of grinding juice presses. Broken Coconut is days from opening. Since we first broke the story of its arrival in July, build-out has been rather fortuitous. Indeed, the 1,200 square-foot space is ready after just a few months. We stopped by this week and […]

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Sartiano’s ‘Broken Coconut’ Health Eatery Stakes Claim to Former Other Music Space

Last modified July 19, 2017 at 12:51 pm

That a trendy health eatery would replace a music mecca is anathema. But it looks like it’s happening all the same. Word on the street is that the old Other Music is to be replaced by something called the Broken Coconut and with the uppity slogan, “Eat pretty.” Should we be surprised? When the brown butcher […]

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Still Buffering: CB3 Must Wait Longer for Livestreams of Monthly Meetings 

Posted February 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

Community Board meetings are notorious for being marathon affairs. Near-all-nighters where patience, personalities, and tempers are put to the test. But some districts are now able to enjoy the boredom from the comfort of the couch, with beverage (or joint) in hand. Though, not in District 3. Not yet, at least. Community Board 1 (Williamsburg and […]

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Teenage Skateboarder Tackled by 3 Cops in Washington Square Park this Weekend [VIDEO]

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:52 pm

The video below made the rounds over the weekend, in which a purportedly unarmed, nineteen-year-old skateboarder was tackled to the ground in Washington Square Park by three aggressive Parks Department officers. Circumstances leading up to the incident are unclear, but the person who shot the video (Benny Needles) noted that, “[the teenager] was not fleeing […]

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Here’s How You Can Join Community Board 3

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:07 am

Borough President Gale Brewer’s office is now accepting applications for a seat on one of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. All eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan are encouraged to apply. That means you, too, teens! Brewer has significantly enhanced the application and selection process since taking office. She has implemented […]

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NYU Acknowledges No One Can Afford Housing, Offers ‘Grandma’s Spare Room’ to Students

Posted November 29, 2016 at 5:13 am

New York University – the college and real estate behemoth – acknowledges that no one can really afford to attend anymore. Let alone dorm near the 4th Street “campus.” So it’s introduced a pilot program that pairs the young and the old with cheaper living quarters. “Grandma’s Spare Room,” as the name suggests, is an intergenerational […]

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