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NoHo News - September 2018
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Sunday, Sept 16th Concert

Alberts Garden, (featured in our banner, above) a 47-year-old gem on East 2nd St. is welcoming Fall with a free concert of Jazz from the Chromatone Quintet from 4-6:00pm.  Donations welcome, and most deserved.
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Great Jones Cafe
 
At the September hearing there was long discussion regarding the kitchen venting and opposition to a continuance of a 4:00am OP License.  The applicants agreed to return in October.
What is Showfields?


Showfields will be a curated, continuous and frequently refreshed pop-up venue for on-line entrepreneurs of Health & Wellnes, Home, Fashion merchandise interspursed with art from various New York museums and institutions.  At this point, we undersand the hours to be from 10:00am to 10:00pm.
 
Zero + Maria Cornejo Does Fashion Week

In keeping with her quintessentially chic aesthetic, the designer delivered a beautiful collection where an unfussy urban mood was warmed up by Cornejo’s Latin sensibility, ....WWD
Lafayette St. Planter Update


The new NoHo Planters (Lafayette & Broadway) will feature Perovskia, Lady's Mantle, Coral Bells, Perennial Salvia and Heather.  And our friends at PlantWorks will be the contractor.  
Cooper Square Plaza 


We were pleased to address CB#2's Traffic and Transportation Committee regarding needed safety measures on Cooper Square Plaza.  The resolution will be released later this month, but the recommendations include a "shared street" designation to better protect pedestrians, a possible speed bump, better signage and a designated two-way bike lane (there is currently no provision for bikes in spite of the 40+ CityBike rental location).  Here's our presentation.

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 1 Carter Booth, Co-Chair and Robert Ely, Co-Chair
Tues., 9/4 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall
Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA)   for Corporate Change
  • J.F. Jones, Inc., d/b/a Great Jones Café, 54 Great Jones St. 10012 (100% Corp Change) (OP – Restaurant)
This application will be continued to the October calendar.  See Sidebar.

TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Shirley Secunda, Chair
Thurs., 9/6 @ 6:30 PM- Judson Church, Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St. 
  • Request for traffic and pedestrian safety improvements at Cooper Sq. Plaza crossing (4th Ave. to Bowery at E. 6th St.), including speed humps, signage and other safety measures.  See the Sidebar for a report.
LAND USE & HOUSING Anita Brandt, Co-Chair & Frederica Sigel, Co-Chair
Wed., 9/12 @ 6:30 PM- Grace Church School (Tuttle Hall), 86 Fourth Avenue
  • 27-29 Great Jones St. (Between the Bowery and Lafayette St.) - BSA Cal. No. 193-97-BZ  is an application to extend the term of a previously-granted special permit to allow the operation of a physical culture establishment (PCE) called Great Jones Spa.
CHARTER REVISION TASK FORCE Susan Kent, Chair
Thurs., 9/13 @ 6:30 PM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

FULL BOARD Terri Cude, Chair
Thurs., 9/20 @ 6:30 PM- P.S 41 (Greenwich Village Elementary School), 116 W. 11th Street
THE PUBLIC SESSION BEGINS AT 6:30 PM . SPEAKER’S CARDS WILL BE NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 7:00 PM

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SMALL BUSINESS Daniel Miller, Chair
Thurs., 9/27 @ 6:30 PM- Judson Church, Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St.
  • Panel discussion with real estate developers and landlords that have substantial holdings within Community Board 2.  The goal of the discussion is for the committee to learn about the economic factors that influence these companies, how decisions of investment are made, learn more about the details that drives retail rents, to ultimately help the committee better understand the process and how it relates to the retail environment in our district.
August/Sept Wrap-Up:

Community Board #2 Resolutions for August 2018

  • The Il Buco Pig Roast was denied at CB#2 and later withdrawn by the applicant. 
    Resolution
  • The Moroccan Festival on Great Jones scheduled for Oct. 21st was denied at CB#2.  Resolution


  Merchants House Museum
The onorous application for a zoning change and the two special permits needed to begin construction next door was defeated at CB#2 and by Borough President Gale Brewer.  BUT, It was approved at the City Planning Commission on August 25th. NYC's first landmarked building - and many others - could be destroyed by this spot zoning precedent.
Next stop - NYC Council SEPT 17.  
HELP FILL THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS. 

LET COUNCILMEMBER CARLINA RIVERA KNOW HOW PRECIOUS THE MERCHANTS HOUSE IS TO NOHO.
  • ATTEND the public hearing on September 17, 250 Broadway, 16th floor, 9:30am and voice your opposition!
  • WRITE the City Council urging them to REJECT the developer’s application.
    Click here for an easy online form.
  • SIGN our petition — Click here.
  • DONATE to the MHM Legal Fund 
  • SPREAD THE WORD! Ask your friends and colleagues to help!
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



Kyle Staver
September 8 - October 14, 2018
at Zurcher Gallery
33 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012


More Gallery Offerings Will Be Found on the NoHo News, Shortly
 

It's Just Been Announced That the City Planning Commission Is Considering a Change in NoHo's Zoning

...Ostensibly to address the reality of our growing retail and residential uses.  See Crains and The Real Deal.

 
NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders, Inc. will be holding a scoping session with its membership in October.  If you wish to become a member, you may do so here.
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