You may have seen the signs around the neighborhood in the past several months publicizing a new community organization called SPaCE. The acronym stands for “Seward Park around Canal East.” The group is getting involved in a variety of issues of concern to its members, including liquor license applications, transportation, safety, etc. Tonight, the organization is holding a public meeting in the lower level of Rosette, the new restaurant at 171 East Broadway, at 6 p.m. All community members are welcome to attend.
As you can see from the map posted above, SPaCE is focused on the area below Grand Street, between Orchard and Pitt streets. There are chapters of the organization representing specific blocks, including: Orchard, Ludlow, Essex, Grand, Hester, Canal and East Broadway. More information is available on the group’s message board.
Tonight, we understand, members will discuss efforts to revamp the East Broadway subway station and weigh liquor license applications for two projects (at 1 Ludlow St. and 49 Canal). Those applicants will be going before the community board on Monday.
By the way, Community Board 3 is now keeping a listing of block associations throughout the Lower East Side and Chinatown. You can check it out here.