Community Board 3

Community Board Application Process Now Underway

Posted December 6, 2018 at 5:04 am

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Manhattan Community Board membership applications are now open for submission! The oft-polarizing (volunteer) political machine for the proverbial people of New York is looking for “passionate and engaged New Yorkers who are dedicated to making a difference in their neighborhoods.” Go get ’em. To be considered […]

More on the Lower East Side’s First Bowling Alley, ‘The Gutter’ at Essex Crossing

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

The first bowling alley on the Lower East Side is getting its bar ready. As previously reported, Brooklyn bowling import, The Gutter, is headed for the basement of the new Essex Crossing condoplex at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). The Lower East Side iteration of The Gutter (aka The Gutter L.E.S.) will be a […]

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Why Does CB3 Want to be in Bed with the BID?

Posted November 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

It seems rather curious. Why do the top dogs of Community Board 3 want so badly to be in bed with the Lower East Side Partnership? As previously reported, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership earlier this month that would see the business improvement district […]

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With Little LES Outreach, Night Mayor Holds Another Meet and Greet Tomorrow Night [Updated]

Last modified November 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Newly appointed Night Mayor, Ariel Palitz, is headed home. The so-called victory lap – aka the “Office of Nightlife Listening Tour” – takes another lap tomorrow night. It is the fifth and final such gathering around the Five Boroughs in the last couple months, and as before, was barely publicized. Indeed, there has been virtually […]

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Pols Commit to Returning Stanton Storehouse to Community Use

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park – a Parks Department silo – will finally return to community use. But don’t get too excited just yet. According to a report in The Villager, the Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Margaret Chin, former Community Board 3 Chair Gigi Li, told the Parks subcommittee last […]

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CB3 Appears Receptive to BID Involvement in Liquor Licensing, Despite Vehement Community Opposition

Last modified November 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Should local business improvement districts have a hand in the liquor license process? Last week, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership that would see the business improvement district insert itself into the liquor license application process. Needless to say, the appearance on the agenda caused […]

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Crime is on the Rise in the Hell Square of Lower East Side

Last modified November 13, 2018 at 7:45 am

Hell Square is heating up, and residents remain caught in the crossfire. The booze-saturated party zone located in so-called “Sector C” – bounded by Clinton/Allen and Delancey/Houston – is seemingly becoming more dangerous. The most vocal block association in the vicinity, the LES Dwellers, crunched the crime numbers in a recent mailer to neighbors. Some […]

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New Yorkers Vote Overwhelmingly to Impose Community Board Term Limits

Posted November 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

The people of New York City have spoken, and it’s in favor of term limits for community boards. The populace voted Tuesday in favor of the controversial “Proposal 3,” which imposes an eight-year term limit on the volunteer members sitting on community boards around the Five Boroughs (i.e. four consecutive two-year terms, but can rejoin […]

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‘Sonnyboy’ Australian Cafe Headed to Rivington Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

Here we go again – just a few months after Hemlock’s departure from Rivington Street, another waits in the wings. A new Australian cafe called Sonnyboy will open at 65 Rivington, beside the long-dormant Red Mango. The establishment – brought to you by the principal behind Banter on Sullivan Street – will feature a menu […]

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Lower East Side Partnership Seeks More Active Role in Area Liquor Licenses

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

It appears as though the Lower East Side Partnership is looking to influence the liquor license process on the local level. The business improvement district will present a policy proposal to Community Board 3 next week that would grant it the ability to pre-screen full liquor license applications that go before the advisory body each […]

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