CB3′s December Liquor License Applications

Here’s a look at what’s ahead next month for Community Board 3′s liquor licensing committee.  Click through for the full agenda.

Community Board 3 Seeks Information From City Regarding Essex Market Vendors

This week we have been following the legal back and forth between the NYC Economic Development Corp.(EDC) and a longtime vendor at the Essex Street Market.  Last night, members of Community Board 3 briefly discussed the situation and the broader issue of protections for businesses at the market.

CB3 Members Discuss New Block Association Rules; Vote Delayed One Month

Last night, Community Board 3 once again took up the contentious issue of its relationship with neighborhood block associations.

Department of Transportation Approves Intercity Bus Permits

In recent weeks, the Department of Transportation has signed off on a number of new intercity bus stops in Chinatown and on the Lower East Side.

CB3 Releases November Liquor License Agenda

Community Board 3 is out with the agenda for next month’s liquor licensing committee.  The meetings will take place over two days. Have a look.

CB3 Declines To Reverse LES Dwellers Decision; Policy Revamp Ahead

Community Board 3 rejected a proposal last night to rescind the suspension of the LES Dwellers, a neighborhood organization, but Chairperson Gigi Li said she would convene a group to draft new policies governing how the board deals with block associations.

Borough President Asks CB3 to Reconsider Block Association Policy

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has weighed in on the dispute between Community Board 3 and the LES Dwellers neighborhood organization.

Soho House Decision Day, Ludlow Landmark Application, Dwellers Drama (Updated)

The long wait for a decision from the State Liquor Authority (SLA) regarding Soho House, which  hopes to open a new club at 139 Ludlow St., is almost over. The SLA will finally take up the application tomorrow.

CB3 Wire: Committee Deals With the DL, Votes on Ludlow Street Nightlife Venues

We’re still a little bleary-eyed from Community Board 3′s 7 and 1/2 hour liquor licensing hearing last night.  Here’s a quick recap; more to come later.

Community Board 3 Suspends LES Dwellers Group

Community Board 3′s liquor licensing committee will once again take up the controversial issue of The DL, the nightlife venue at 93 Ludlow St., this evening.  But before the meeting even begins, there’s some news about the LES Dwellers, the neighborhood group opposing the renewal of The DL’s liquor permit.

Plans For Former Motor City Space Begin to Emerge

We’re learning a little bit more about the new operator hoping to take over the old Motor City space at 127 Ludlow St.

Management of The DL, Neighbors Plan Thursday Meeting

A meeting is set for Thursday between locals and the management of The DL, the Ludlow Street nightlife venue under fire from its residential neighbors.

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.

Video: CB3′s David McWater Angrily Confronts LES Dwellers

More now on the drama last night between CB3 member David McWater and members of the LES Dwellers neighborhood group.  Gothamist has posted video of the ordeal, and has more from both sides.

Community Board 3′s David McWater vs. the LES Dwellers

Last night’s Community Board 3 meeting resembled a vintage episode of the Jerry Springer show. All that was missing was the chair throwing and hair pulling.