New Latino Business Organization Formed on LES

A new organization is beginning to take shape on the Lower East Side. It’s called the Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR).  The group will make an introductory presentation before Community Board 3’s Economic Development Committee next month. ALBOR held its first meeting last week at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center.  A variety of community leaders were invited to the meeting, including a representative from the LES Business Improvement District.  One of the organizers behind the group if Enrique Cruz, part of the team behind the controversial proposal to open a new Latin-themed restaurant at 106 Rivington St.  The community board hearing takes place Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. in the Village View Community Room, 175 East 4th St.