NoHo News - April 2018
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Help the Merchants House Museum

Write to the City Planning Commission, attend the CB#2 meeting on April 11, donate to their legal defense fund.  Instructions here.


At the top of HOT in fitness apparel, Bandier signed a 27, 500 sq ft. lease at 670 Broadway (same building as Equinox Fitness and Zero Bond.) Coverage in the Commercial Observer.

The FaceGym is opening a 2,000-square-foot flagship space at 670 Broadway, too.  Founded by Inge Theron, trainers will knead, massage, and contort the face to best sculpt and tone facial muscles, much like a non-invasive DIY face-lift. Classes start at $70.  Coverage in FastCompany.

BIA, another fitness concept store signed a lease for 6,225 sq. ft next door at 676 Broadway, according to The Real Deal

The Dept. of Sanitation has launched an organic waste pick-up program for Manhattan residential buildings.  Here are the details and how to sign-up.

It's the season for planting street trees - March 1 through May 30.  But first, you have to REQUEST ONE
Nostalgia Anyone?  Check Out

A little sparce on NoHo, but revealing all the same.  Maps Mania, the 80s.NYC street map picks up where the Finance Department of New York City left off. In the mid ‘80s the bureau photographed every single building in the five boroughs in order to accurately assess building taxes and estimate property taxes. Brandon Liu and Jeremy Lechtzin have finessed this trove of photographic information into a nifty map that allows users to travel the city’s streets in the bad old 1980s with a map-based street view for an easy-to-browse glimpse of the streetscape 30 years ago. Article at 6sqft.
Take the 2018 NoHo Survey.

Last year we launched our first informal census of NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders.  This year we are expanding it to include anyone living or working or owning property between Astor Place and Houston St. and Mercer St. to the east side of the Bowery.  The only identification we require is naming your block.  CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.


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

PARKS/ WATERFRONT Rich Caccappolo, Chair, Wed., 4/4 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 520
  • Transferred water tunnel shaft sites (located at Lafayette and Grand Street and East 4th Street between Lafayette Street and Cooper Square). 
REPORT:  There was little progress to report on the East 4th St. site, DEP is going to retain ownership but will let Parks use the space as “park-like space” for passive uses, only - No basketball, no play equipment, nothing that DEP if it needed emergency water tunnel access would have to remove and replace beyond grass, a few trees and maybe a few benches.  There will be scoping perhaps in May or June.  Parks has budgeted approx. $1m for each site with additional money coming from other sources.  There will be community input but options look to be few. 
QUALITY OF LIFE Joseph Gallagher, Chair, Mon., 4/9 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 520
  • Presentation regarding the NYC Organics Collection Program by NYC Department of Sanitation, and consideration of a resolution regarding more efficient composting by CB2 residents and businesses.  See our post with instructions.
SLA LICENSING 1 Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Carter Booth, Co-Chair, Tues., 4/10 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall
  • Bold Food Lafayette Street, LLC, d/b/a Gato, 324 Lafayette St. 10012 (OP – Restaurant) (alterations and addition of sidewalk café)
  • Astor Center, Inc. d/b/a N/A, 24 E. 4th St. 10003 (OP – Catering Establishment).  This is an application for reduction of catering space.
  • Rogue Lobo, LLC, d/b/a TBD, 354 Bowery 10012 (OP – Restaurant).  We are aware of two entities bidding for this space, this is the first one.
LAND USE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Anita Brandt, Co-Chair and Frederica Sigel, Co-Chair, Wed., 4/11 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 520  
LANDMARKS Chenault Spence, Chair, Thurs., 4/12 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 520
  • 428 Lafayette St. – Application is to alter 2 windows on the ground level for interior basement area code compliance.
  • 17 Bleecker St. – Application is to legalize the construction of stucco pier at East side of storefront, without LPC permits.
FULL BOARD Terri Cude, Chair 
Thurs., 4/19 @ 6:30 PM- P.S. 41 Greenwich Village Elementary School, Auditorium, 116 W. 11th St.

March Wrap-Up:
The Groucho Club was denied at CB#2 but will move on to the NYS SLA (We have been told a Lafayette St. entrance has been secured); an Unenclosed Sidewalk Cafe was approved for Gato; The Sheen Center altered their liquor license, slightly - it was approved.

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

The Hole Gallery
312 Bowery

The first solo show by artist Royal Jarmon in their big back gallery. Transforming the room with black brick walls, the artist will hang eight new paintings of fire escapes, a frequent theme in his work of the past few years.  OPENING: Tuesday, April 10th, from 6-9pm, continuing to May 6, 2018

Check out all our artist and gallery listings for
April, 2018
at the NoHo News
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