NoHo News - April 2019
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CB#2 Hearing April 10
Another NoHo/SoHo Open House April 11

On Wednesday, April 10 (see Main Events Calendar for place and time) there will be a CB#2 hearing regarding the process of  this "envisioning" initiative and a Community Board resolution outlining the unique features of OUR neighborhood.  We URGE NoHo residents, businesses and building owners to attend.  NoHo representation on CB#2 is sparse.

On Thursday, April 11th at 6:00 pm there will be another Envisioning Open House at 1 Centre St., North Mezzanine.  This session will mix residential and non-residential stakeholders in these M1-5B neighborhoods.  Titled "Mixing It Up"  the open house will be looking for input on what components can and can't  mix in a Mixed-Use environment. 

For IMD/JLWQA buildings dependent on ground-floor retail, some current Manufacturing District uses may need changing in order to attract tenants.  For office buildings, with large floorplates, ground-floor retail space may need to be divided with multiple small entities adding to more than 10,000sq. ft., which is currently prohibited.  Can there be an answer?  

Stick a pin on the planning map where you think something works or if you feel something is amiss. And do come on April 11th, your input is necessary and welcome. 

Levain Bakery

This Upper West Side bakery established in 1994 has made its reputation on Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They now have locations in Harlem and in the Hamptons.  Their expected location?  59 Bleecker St. next door to Pain Quotidien.  We'll see how that works.

There's some pretty ebulent coverage in Eater


Want to know even more about the art being featured at SHOWFIELDS X FUTURE/PAST? Book a tour to be guided through the experience by a SHOWFIELDS brand host, or feel free to walk through the exhibit on your own.  And, to make good karma last longer ask about their Yoga classes. They are open
Monday:12pm - 8pm; Tuesday through Saturday:11am - 8pm; Sunday:11am - 7pm.


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

Tues., 4/2 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall
SLA LICENSING 1 Cormac Flynn, Co-Chair and Robert Ely, Co-Chair
  • IL Buco Vineria, LLC d/b/a IL Buco Alimentari & Vineria, 53 Great Jones St. 10012 (OP – adding exterior Terrace on 2nd Floor).  This application proposes an additional license covering up to 49 patrons for roof-top events, 10am-10pm Monday thru Sunday as an auxiliary space to an existing roof-top enclosed addition.  It is a two-story building surrounded by eight-story residential buildings.
  • Two Hands NoHo, LLC d/b/a Pending, 74 Bleecker St. 10012 (OP – Restaurant).  This application proposes a full liquor license in a space never before licensed on the south side of Bleecker between Broadway and Crosby St.  The 46 seat restaurant is similar in fair to Coco & Cru.  .See the application
  • Renewal - Vic’s, 31 Great Jones St. (OP) - This will not be heard unless there is an objection.
Wed., 4/3 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 520 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]
PARKS/ WATERFRONT Rich Caccappolo, Chair
  • Report on results of Mercer Playground renovation community input design session of March 27th.
Thurs., 4/4 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 520 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]
  • Discussion of proposed new double parking rule from the NYC Dept. of Transportation (DOT) to amend double parking provisions in order to help reduce traffic congestion in the City of New York.
Mon., 4/8 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 520 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]
QUALITY OF LIFE Joseph Gallagher, Chair
  • 5/15/19 – New York Red Bulls Team Autograph Signing (Werner Hellmann): East Houston St. between Broadway and Crosby St. [sidewalk and curb lane closure]
  • 7/6/19 – 17th Annual Arab-American Street Festival (NAAP-NY): Great Jones St. between Broadway and Lafayette St. [full street closure]
Mon., 4/8 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 206 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION Jeannine Kiely, Chair 
  • *Discussion of proposed state legislation to require early screening for dyslexia, Senate Bill S4341, co-sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Bill A5259a, sponsored by Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon.
  • *Discussion of the need for increasing the number of social workers, school-based mental health providers and other support for NYC students, as outlined in Borough Presdient Gale Brewer’s 2017 report.
Wed., 4/10 @ 6:30 PM- P.S. 130, 143 Baxter St., auditorium
LAND USE Anita Brandt, Co-Chair and Frederica Sigel, Co-Chair
  • A presentation by the sponsors of the SoHo NoHo Planning Study (Department of City Planning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Council Member Margaret Chin) providing an overview of the of process, Advisory Group deliberations and how any report or recommendations will be created. The Committee will consider a resolution outlining the unique features of SoHo and NoHo and summarize CB2’s standing positions on relevant land use matters and other recommendations.
Thurs., 4/18 @ 6:30 PM - P.S. 41, 116 West 11th St. Auditorium
FULL BOARD Carter Booth, Chair
March Follow-Up
54 Great Jones St. - The application was approved for a 33 seat restaurant with a six seat sidewalk cafe, open from 4pm to Midnight, Sunday through Wednesday and 4pm to 1:00am Thursday through Saturday.  The sidewalk cafe will close at 10PM every night.  The menu will be seafood oriented with a large compliment of raw seafood and farm to table vegetables.

Tender Greens, 346 Lafayette St. - This application was approved for a 73 seat, fast-casual farm-to table restaurant with a Wine and Beer License in the building under construction at the NW corner of Bleecker & Lafayette.  This location, a one-story building with venue entrance abutting Jones Alley, was approved without any discussion of carting and deliveries at this already congested Jones Alley entrance or any consideration on venting which will affect Showfields, 7-9 Bond St. and the Louis Sullivan building at 65 Bleecker, all with windows facing the mechanicals of this site.  It is owned by a National Chain of fast-casual restaurants.
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

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