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NoHo News - July/August 2018
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Farewell Jim Moffett and the Great Jones Cafe
 
(Photo from Linked-In)
 Great Jones Cafe has been serving great food and drink in NoHo since 1983. I went there so often, I bought the place in 1989. Sometimes I say I bought it twice, Jim Moffett.
It will not re-open; the space is available for lease.
You can read some very nice coverage at EV Grieve.


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Atla
Two Out of Five - Atla and Gato, both in NoHo, get the high marks for their Spanish Cuisine as the best in NYC!
 

Showfields Signs NNN Lease With RFR For 11 Bond Street


Showfields is a direct-to-consumer retail outlet created by Tal Zvi Nathanel, the founder of the Bluestone Group and MyCheck, a mobile payment system. Showfields will “play host to the world’s most innovative brands, according to their website.
 
Lafayette St. Planter Update


On July 23rd we met with Cordelia Person of the NoHo Bid about the Lafayette St. median planters.  It is agreed that the geraniums will be replaced by perennials in September. See more about the suggested plantings.
 
Safety Issues on Cooper Square Plaza 


On June 4th Councilmember Carlina Rivera convened a meeting among a broadspectrum of community stakeholders to address vehicular and pedestrian safety issues on the Plaza as well as the need for monitoring Plaza use.
Read the report.
The Bowery Mural Wall

Internationally-renowned visual artist Tristan Eaton has put his unique spin on New York City’s historic Houston Bowery Wall owned by Goldman Global Arts. Entitled “Intermission,” the expansive outdoor mural boasts Eaton’s signature collage-like imagery of pop subjects. Coverage at Hyperbeast.

MAIN EVENTS

Community Board  - Review of topics and applications affecting the interests of all stakeholders in NoHo and along The Bowery.  
FULL CALENDAR


SLA LICENSING 2 Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Carter Booth, Co-Chair
Thurs., 8/9 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall
  • Showfields NY 1, LLC, d/b/a Pending, 11 Bond St. 10012 (OP – Bar Event Space)(4th floor outdoor rooftop deck) – LAID OVER to September.  Neither the building owner nor the Board of Standards and Appeals is aware or accepting of this 4th floor use.  It is likely that some highly modified application will be heard in September, if any.QUALITY OF LIFE Joseph Gallagher, Chair
Mon., 8/13 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 208 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl. ]
  • 10/21/18 – Moroccan Festival (Moroccan Americans in New York MANY Inc): Great Jones St. between Broadway and Lafayette St. [sidewalk and street closure]
  • Application for the Il Buco Pig Roast, 47 Bond St added to the amended calendar.  The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 23rd. 
There will not be a Full Board Meeting in August.  All resolutions made in August will be reviewed at the September 2018 meeting.


June/July Wrap-Up:
  • Retail in SoHo and NoHo M1-5B zoning districts, existing and emerging, operating in excess of the allowed size without the required special permit. Large Retail Crackdown - The Villager 
     
  • Hotel Zoning Text Amendment - Resolution
     
  • Think Coffee SWC Renewal - Appproved, Resolution
     
  • Dig In, 691 Broadway, application for RW - Approved with Stipulations, Resolution
     
  • Landmarks Application for 644 Broadway, Window Treatments, Resolution
     
  • Landmarks Application 653 Broadway, Storefront & Signage, Resolution
     
  • Landmarks_June_404 Lafayette St. a/k/a 708 Broadway.  Application is to renovate the storefront at 708
    Broadway, install a new door at 404 Lafayette, and install new mechanical equipment on the roofs.  Partial approval, Resolution.

     
  • Sorbillo, 344 Bowery, Sidewalk Café RW License.  Approved with stipulations.  Resolution
     
  • Sorbillo-344 Bowery_OP License_06 June 2018.  Denied.  Resolution.  This item is scheduled for an August 13 500 ft. Rule hearing.  NBS Letter in opposition.
     
  • Merchants House Museum:  The onorous application for a zoning change and the two special permits they needed to begin construction next door was defeated at CB#2 and by Borough President Gale Brewer.  It will be heard, again, at the City Planning Commission on August 25th.  In the meantime The Merchant's House is taking legal action.  Read more here.

If you have questions, want to express a concern or present testimony on any of the above hearings,
let us know
NYU Construction Updates
You can see a list of completed projects HERE
Current Project:  181 Mercer St - Construction Plan and Updates

NoHo Fine Art

 
NoHo Artist Linda Levit was recently interviewed by new neighbors, The Finnish Cultural Institute about art and living in NoHo.and its changes over the last 40 years. Check the link, it's a nice read.  And, WELCOME the Finnish Cultural Institute.

Coming in September


Kyle Staver
September 8 - October 14, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, September 8th, 5 - 7pm
at Zurcher Gallery
33 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

 
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