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Report: Community Boards Citywide Resisting Mandated Return to In-Person Meetings

Posted August 23, 2021 at 5:03 am

There is a mutiny of sorts forming among leaders of the city’s 59 community boards regarding a mandate that in-person meetings resume next month. Some chairs are even vocalizing plans to defy state law to keep sessions online and COVID-safe. After Governor Cuomo suspended in-person government meetings last year as part of his coronavirus state […]

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The Double-Decker Dining Shed on East 4th Street that Almost Happened

Last modified August 2, 2021 at 6:06 am

The dining shed as we know it is moving on up. Literally. Outside the Izakaya NYC on East 4th Street, workers were spotted assembling a double-decker dining shed on Friday morning. Complete with stairs, second floor, and astroturf. With the mezzanine at eye level with the first-floor apartments. By the evening, word was out and […]

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CB3 Returns to In-Person Meetings in July

Posted June 25, 2021 at 5:09 am

Couch surfing while attending Community Board meetings is officially a fad of the past. Community Board 3 yesterday announced that remote meetings are discontinued effective today. “The Executive Order allowing remote meetings has expired and the Governor is not renewing the order,” CB3 stated in an email letter. “The state Open Government law does not […]

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Grassroots Campaign Afoot to Remove Susan Stetzer from CB3 District Manager

Posted April 15, 2021 at 5:02 am

Clearly, someone has a personal vendetta against Susan Stetzer, the longtime district manager of Community Board 3. Several wheat-paste posters surfaced on street surfaces around the neighborhood this week, demanding “Susan Stetzer out now” and to “clean up CB3.” The action appears part of a larger (anonymous) campaign to educate the neighborhood about the toxicity […]

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Deadline Extended for NYC Community Board Applications

Posted February 3, 2021 at 5:09 am

It’s that time of year again. Manhattan Community Board membership applications are now available for submission, and this year, the deadline has been extended into late February. The oft-polarizing (volunteer) political machine of New Yorkers is looking for some new blood. Each Community Board has fifty seats, filled for two-year terms, and ultimately selected by […]

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LPC Calendars Hearing for Controversial Condo Alongside Merchant’s House Museum

Posted January 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Landmarks Preservation Commission set a date to consider a new application from a familiar face. And it has major implications (nay, ramifications) for the historic Merchant’s House Museum. As previously reported, Kalodop II Park Corp., the owner-developer which spent the last decade fighting for the hotel development of 27 East 4th Street, now proposes […]

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Controversial Developer Tries Again with New 6-Story Condo Beside Merchant’s House Museum

Posted December 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

With its hotel proposal nixed by the city, the defeated developer is planning something else next to the Merchant’s House Museum, and the latter is worried anew. Kalodop II Park Corp., the owner-developer which has spent the last decade fighting for the development of 27 East 4th Street, now proposes something new altogether. A six-story […]

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East Village Tenants of Bill O’Reilly’s Business Manager Exposed to High Levels of Lead Dust

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:05 am

Evan Bell is perhaps best known for his role as high-profile business manager to celebrities like Bill O’Reilly, Marv Albert, Melissa Joan Hart, and Amanda Seyfried (Bell and Company). But tenants in his East Village apartment building want you to know that they’ve been exposed to dangerous levels of lead dust. Bell acquired 332 East […]

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‘Stillwater Bar’ Falls Prey to Rent Hike After 12 Years on 4th Street

Posted April 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Stillwater Bar has gone still. Last call was last night. Ownership just shuttered the no-frills neighborhood watering hole at 78 East 4th Street. It was apparently a swift turn of events that led to the downfall. A Stillwater regular tells us that the landlord reportedly doubled the rent, and that negotiations to stay on East […]

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Developer of Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel Sues City to Reverse ULURP Rejection

Posted January 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

In case you missed it… Last fall, grassroots opposition to an eight-story hotel development beside the Merchant’s House Museum culminated in City Council’s (unanimous) rejection of the ULURP application for the project. Now the developer is suing. Kalodop II Park Corp., the owner-developer which has spent the last eight years on the proposal for 27 […]

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