CB3 Wire: McWater Resigns, Yo! Bus Rejected, DL-Neighbor Meeting Encouraged
It was an eventful evening at Community Board 3′s monthly meeting last night:
David McWater, who was under fire for behavior at a recent committee meeting, resigned after 10 years on CB3.
The full board rejected a proposal from Yo! Bus to increase the number of arrivals/departures from a mini-depot it has established at 2 Pike St. Board members were unmoved by an offer from Yo! to reduce the number of stops from 28 to 21. There are now predictions that the Department of Transportation will approve the full 28.
And CB3 reversed a decision from last week’s committee meeting, choosing not to support or reject a liquor license renewal for the DL, the large club at 95 Delancey Street. Since the State Liquor Authority already approved the renewal, the community board decided it would be better to ask management from the DL and neighbors impacted by late night noise and crowds to meet in an effort to work out their differences and then return to CB3. Paul Seres, who runs the venue, said the LES Dwellers, a group opposing the club, has not responded to requests to set up a meeting (a version of events the Dwellers say is inaccurate).
More on all three stories later today.