Community Board 2 Meetings In December 2013
Community Board 2 (CB2) meets several times per month and plays an important advisory role dealing with land use and zoning matters, city budget, municipal service delivery and many other matters relating to their communities’ welfare. Read about CB2 more here. During the month of December, there will be several meetings discussing Soho businesses and buildings. Community Board 2 Meetings In December 2013.
Landmarks & Public Aesthetic – Monday, December 2 at 6:45 PM – NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 411
- There is an application to construct a new building at 144 Spring Street:
- Ralph Bartel, the founder of Travelzoo bought the lot in July 2012 for around $30 Million and will be using it to construct a retail building for one of his brands. It is only 100 feet deep by 20 feet wide!
Land Use & Business Development – Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30 PM – Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, Auditorium
- 59-61 Thompson Street (west side, between Broome and Spring). Application filed to the City Planning Commission to allow retail use on portions of the ground floor and cellar of an existing six story building in an M1-5B zoning district.
- This application was also filed in March 2011 and was passed, so this appears to be a renewal as no work has been completed in the interim. Review the Community Board 2 notes from this meeting here.
SLA Licensing – Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua, 151-155 Sullivan St. (Lower Hall)
Apps. to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) for New License to sell liquor on-premise
- 525 Broome St. 10013 – This used to be the Hawaiian Themed “Lani Kai” and turned to The Dalloway. Recently, The Dalloway closed and is moving to the Lower East Side, and a new operator has applied to sell liquor on premise.
Community Board 2 in Manhattan includes Greenwich Village, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, Hudson Square, the Gansevoort Market, and most importantly, Soho. Its physical boundaries are the south side of 14th Street, the north side of Canal Street, the Hudson River and the west side of the Bowery/4th Avenue. The district covers three city council districts and four police precincts and encompasses one of the largest landmark districts in New York City.