November News

November Bulletin 

The Community Board calendar starts on Monday, Nov. 4th with several State Liquor Authority applications for NoHo.  Please respond ASAP with your comments and concerns.  We will have to act quickly!  Other NoHo News to follow.

Mon., 11/4 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall.  
SLA LICENSING 1 Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Cormac Flynn, Co-Chair
  • CGM LLNR, LLC d/b/a Asia De Cuba, 415 Lafayette St. 10003 (OP- Lounge to lower level).  NBS has discussed this proposal with the applicantss, who have withdrawn the Live Music portion of the original application.  The location has been licensed before and has operated as a night club with downstairs lounge.  Very problematic.  We have asked for No Velvet Ropes, an event protocol to minimize the affect of mass entering and leaving and to increase outside security after 10pm. We have NOT been able to agree on closing hours which they maintain should be at 4:00 am. 
  • Steven Mishoe, d/b/a Kenjo’s Last Stand, 2 Great Jones St. 10012 (RW – Bar/Tavern) This location has not been licensed before and it is for Wine & Beer, only.  It is a small space between Lafayette Grande Cafe, a coffee shop and Phluid. We do not know the hours of operation.
  • Gino Sorbillo, LLC d/b/a Gino Sorbillo, 334 Bowery 10012 (New OP – Restaurant) (Class Change – Upgrade to OP from RW).  This applicant took over a previous pizza restaurant several years ago.  They serve primarily pizza and have a sidewalk cafe.  Their tenure in this location has been quiet and respectful though not terribly successful.  Their claim is that they need full alcohol service to survive.  Sorbillo currently closes by Midnight.  Our major objection is that this location has never had a full OP license and it is a fairly large space with 25 licensed establishments within 500 ft of its location.
Tues., 11/12 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 206
QUALITY OF LIFE Joseph Gallagher, Chair
Discussion and consideration of the following City Council bills concerning film permitting: 
  • Intro 1495: Creates a local community and media bill of rights.
  • Intro 0158: Mandates that the permit application fees for filming on City property are high enough to cover the costs to the City of reviewing and processing the application.
  • Intro 0937: Requires production companies to provide advanced 72-hour notice when shooting will disrupt traffic.
  • Intro 1515: Establishes task force to study the impacts and benefits of the film industry.
  • Intro 1700: Requires those applying for a film, television production or photography permit to file their application no less than 14 days prior to the date of shooting.
  • Intro 1722: Requires certain applicants for film and television production permits to pay a $800 fee to cover the costs to the City of providing the permit.
Wed., 11/13 @ 6:30 PM - Location to be determined.
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION Jeannine Kiely, Chair
  • A discussion of the School Diversity Advisory Group Recommendations and New York State Integration Project (NYSIP) Grants, led by Matt Gonzales, Director, Integration and Innovation Initiative, Metropolitan Center, Steinhardt School, New York University.
Wed., 11/20 @ 7:00 PM – Location to be determined.
  • Update from various BIDs in Community District 2.
Thurs., 11/21 @ 6:30 PM- Scholastic Building, 130 Mercer St., Auditorium.


NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders, Inc. is grateful for broad attendance at their Annual Meeting last Monday, Oct. 28th (pictured above)

The depth of our discussions about NoHo and its future was enhanced considerably by Borough President Gale Brewer; Councilmember Carlina Rivera and her Chief of Staff Pedro Carillo;  City Council District 1 Chief of Staff Gigi Li and Director of Land Use Anthony Drummond as well as Community Board #2 Chair Carter Booth.

We would also like to commend the terrific repast prepared by Chef Andrew Croisan and Lisa Teiger at CuisinEtc

As usual SubCulture was the perfect gathering venue with great seating, full audio and visual support and a staff that couldn't have been more prepared.
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