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Mahfar Alleges CB3 Conflict of Interest over Zoning Change Denial 

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm

If Samy Mahfar had his way, nightlife would be permitted in the ground level of his thirteen-story mixed-use tower slated for 255 East Houston, which is currently zoned for a community facility. Three months ago, the City Council declined the five-years-in-the-making proposal to rezone the two-and-a-half block stretch of East Houston with a commercial overlay […]

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Tonight is the Vote for Gigi Li’s Replacement as CB3 Chair

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:17 am

Community Board 3 nominations have been in since late last month. The fifty members of the advisory body will pick their next leader – the Chairperson seat – at the full board meeting tonight. (The public has no say in the matter.) For the last several years, its been Gigi Li atop the heap. Stepping […]

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Faulty Boiler in 106 Rivington Cellar Has Neighbors Worried

Last modified March 27, 2015 at 10:20 pm

The controversial commercial unit at 106 Rivington Street – an address that lives in infamy – is again in the news. And this time for something way more serious than a liquor license. Especially given the tragic gas-related explosion up on Second Avenue yesterday afternoon. We are told that emergency personnel responded to 106 Rivington […]

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