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Community Board 3’s March Meeting Topics

Here's what's coming up at Community Board 3 in March.

Nonprofit Group, Not on My Watch, Explains Plan For Homeless Facility at 100 Orchard St.

A Bronx-based nonprofit, Not on My Watch, is expected to open a homeless facility in the Blue Moon Hotel, 100 Orchard St., in the next several days. This after the group made its first appearance before Community Board 3...

Orchard Street Safe Haven Proposal Back at Community Board 3 in February

Here's a look at what's coming up at Community Board 3 in February. --As previously reported, community board members hoped they'd be getting details regarding a homeless safe haven this month. But because the operator of the proposed facility in...

Community Meeting on Homeless Safe Haven at Blue Moon Hotel Rescheduled for Next Month

Last week we mentioned that Community Board 3's health and human services committee was set to hear a proposal for a "safe haven" facility at the Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street. That meeting did take place (virtually) on...

Open Restaurants/Open Streets Town Hall January 12

Do you have questions or concerns about the city's Open Restaurants/Open Streets program, or do you just want to have a better understanding of the rules and procedures for outdoor dining applications? Next week, January 12, community boards 3...

January Meetings at Community Board 3

New year, a new slate of virtual meetings hosted by Community Board 3. Here are some January highlights: --On Thursday, January 7, the human services committee will hear from officials at the city's Department of Homeless Services regarding the potential...

Remembering Joan Micklin Silver, Director of “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey”

A trailblazer for women in Hollywood, director Joan Micklin Silver, died this past week at her home in New York City at the age of 85. Her first film, "Hester Street," and most well-known project, "Crossing Delancey," were, of...

Chain Stores Take a Hit in NYC, Including on the Lower East Side

Each year we're interested to read the Center for an Urban Future's report, State of the Chains. Mostly, our readers are not fans of chain stores; new locations of national retailers are seen as another sign that the Lower...

Schumer Gets Behind Campaign to Save Arlene’s Grocery and Entertainment Venues Nationwide

CBS's morning show on Saturday highlighted the plight of the country's performance venues, who have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Community Board 3’s December Virtual Meeting Lineup

Here's a look at some of the topics Community Board 3 will be taking up in December: --On Wednesday, Dec. 2 the economic development committee meets to continue talking about a special zoning district in the East Village to support...
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New Child Care Center Coming to the Lower East Side (Sponsored)

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