“Two Bridges” Planning, Liquor Permit Applications Dominate Community Board 3’s September Calendar
After a summer respite, it looks like a busy September for Community Board 3. You can look at all of the meeting agendas for yourself, but here are a few key dates you might want to make note of before taking off for the last blast of summer.
Wednesday, Sept. 7: The Lower East Side Partnership outlines its community engagement efforts leading up to a possible district expansion. We previewed the organization’s plans earlier this month.
Monday, Sept. 12: The State Liquor Authority Authority Committee meets to review 22 applications. Among the proposals to be considered: The Idea Distillery in the old Living Theatre space at 21 Clinton St.; a bar/restaurant from James Morrissey of the Late Late at 175 East Houston St. (formerly Preserve 24); The Hemlock, a new restaurant in the former Miller’s Near & Far space at 65 Rivington St.; a restaurant called The Clancey from industry vets Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart in the old Yunnan Kitchen space at 79 Clinton St.; a bar named Invite Only at 105 Eldridge St., where Fontana’s Bar was previously located (the co-applicant is Edward Bilowich of nightlife spot Warren 77.)
Wednesday, Sept. 14: City officials will spell out the process for conducting an environmental review ahead of several large-scale development projects along the East River waterfront. You can read more about that here.
Thursday, Sept. 15: City officials will detail the next steps for a multi-million refurbishment of Seward Park.
Tuesday, Sept. 20: A meeting will be held to discuss plans for a rooftop bar at the Delancey Street Holiday Inn.
Monday, Sept. 26: A presentation is expected from JDS Development Group on its plans for a 77-story residential tower at 247 Cherry St.
Thursday, Sept. 29: A discussion about the Chinatown Working Group rezoning plan takes place.