Nativity Church Future, Club Cumming, Jail Expansion on This Week’s CB3 Agenda

Church of the Nativity. Photo by Beyond My Ken - Wikimedia Commons.

Church of the Nativity. Photo by Beyond My Ken – Wikimedia Commons.

It’s a busy week for Community Board 3. Here are some of the upcoming meetings worth checking out.

–Tonight the land use committee will hear a proposal from the Cooper Square Committee Land Trust to acquire the former Church of the Nativity site at 44 Second Avenue. The Archdiocese of New York is selling the property. The Cooper Square Committee wants to redevelop the site with 116 units of housing for seniors, families and the disabled. There would also be a community center named for Dorothy Day. EV Grieve has more background on the proposal here. The land use panel meets this evening at 6:30, at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St.

–Also tonight, CB3’s State Liquor Authority Committee will meet to go over liquor license applications. Club Cumming on East Sixth Street is in hot water for allowing live music without the proper permit. Alan Cumming & friends will go before the panel to try to rectify the situation. Cumming has been rallying his fans to show their support tonight. Also the team behind Le French Diner will pitch a new small plates concept at 43 Clinton St. (that’s currently the home of the Brazilian spot Galeria).

–Tomorrow night (Tuesday), CB3’s transportation & public safety committee will take up a couple of noteworthy items. There will be a discussion about the proposed expansion of the Manhattan Detention Complex in Chinatown (read about that issue here). Committee members will also be discussing a Nike 5K run happening on Earth Day. For the second time this spring, the city failed to provide the community board with any notice about a large race coming through the neighborhood. Some board members aren’t very happy about that.

For meeting details and agendas, click here.