Keeping the Mixed Use Nature of NoHo.
With all our new high-end condos and rare authentic AIR lofts, the
nightlife industry is very hot to join us in even greater numbers.
Most residents and property owners feel we have done more than our fair
share in absorbing over-density of liquor licensed establishments,
especially when it directly affects our now rather expensive NoHo
Bowery and Lafayette
Corridor Liquor License Locations.
Bond St. - North Side
Bond St. - South Side
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Investigating Formation of a Non-Profit NoHo/Bowery Partnership.
Ongoing Update. An exploratory committee has
been formed of residents, property and business owners in NoHo, to
introduce NoHo to the
Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (A.C.E.) and
their local initiatives, the SoHo Partnership and the TriBeCa
- As NoHo evolves toward a more
vibrant live/work and arts based community the Committee has two
That the effort we put into to keeping our neighborhood
contextual and vibrant can be apparent on well-kept streets and
- That we do not forget our
long established reputation for supporting programs that improve
the prospects for those less fortunate.
With that in mind, they are
working toward a collaboration with A.C.E. in forming a
not-for-profit, the NoHo/Bowery Partnership, that would, by
donations, provide street cleaning and other sidewalk maintenance
services seven days a week from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, 362 days a year.
The initial sweep areas would include Bleecker, Bond
Streets east of Lafayette and The Bowery, and both sides, from
Houston to Great Jones St. A NoHo/Bowery
Partnership would be under the A.C.E. umbrella and managed by their
The area West of the the East side
of Lafayette St. is maintained by the NoHo BID.
updated details on Properties in Development in NoHo
The application for an as-of-right hotel at this location
which was heard at CB#2 Manhattan's Zoning Committee in October is still
The design was reviewed at the Landmarks Preservation Committee Jan 8
and again in March 08.
You can read Bradley Hope's October article in
the NY Sun:
NY Sun - NoHo Spotlighted
in the Trend for Entertainment Hotels . UPDATE:
current property sale annct.
Bond St/23 Great Jones St.
(Block 530, Lot 19) -- this through lot,
currently a two-story building is rumored to be an as-of-right 14
story hotel. DOB job filings however indicate that it is to be a
nine-story building with hotel use from the fourth to the ninth
floors. Job Description: Vertical extension to existing 2 story
building ( cellar, 1st & 2nd). Add 3rd thru 9th floors to be used as
hotel suites. Change of use on 2nd floor to Joint Living & work
quarter. Obtain new CO. According to DOB records the plan was
disapproved in February.. You have all probably noted, however,
that the cellar on the Great Jones St side has been excavated and
and if we discover anything more on this we will post it.
feet of granite sidewalk is now complete and a reception was held in
February to celebrate it. There is no doubt that Goldman Properties has taken
contextual to heart and new heights.
32-40 Bond St.
for about a "minute" here's the view of 32-40 Bond St.
from a Bleecker rooftop. The set-back terrace just got its trees.
We understand there are still units for sale on these floors and for
some ground-floor duplexes.
On the left is the east side of 35-39 Bond St., soon to be covered by
the new buildings at 43 Bond. Note the demolition at 41-43 Bond
is now completed.
Two will be a review of plans for the new building, which is designed in
20th Century manufacturing style to compliment other landmarked
buildings on the block. These plans have been by
CB#2 Landmarks and the full Board. The Zoning Committee will hear
their Board of Standards and Appeals application for a change of use to
residential probably this fall.
Jan 9: Scaffolding covered in blue netting to contain dust belongs
to 41-43 Bond St. East of that, at 45 Bond, illegal scaffolding
and construction to build a 3-story addition
Bond St. - Just in time!
Two new stories - NO make that THREE STORIES -- NO, maybe FOUR
stories - have been added before NoHo III is landed. A bit
aesthetically challenged, and still claiming to be a commercial office
building, Mr. Weiss has somehow eluded LPC and DOB and the Loft Board's
scrutiny.....now isn't that amazing!
46-48 Bond St.:
Architect Deborah Berke, (this is her first residential condo
project) explains: The façade of 48 Bond is an elegant
composition of slabs of granite and sheets of glass. The scale of
the material is unusually large, contributing to its abstract and
bold quality. The stone and glass play off each other and accentuate
their contrasting textures.
Full Coverage at
(Photo from Curbed
March 23, 2008 -
Latest Press Release
to Develop Five Lots at
Lafayette and Great Jones.
On Dec. 21st. over 30 NoHo residents and property owners met with
Jerry Gottesman, Owner,
Properties. Mr. Gottesman, who also owns Manhattan Mini Storage
and the Hippodrome, as well as the just developed
purchased the adjacent 30 Great Jones St. property in September and
quickly began its demolition.
Edison is NOT opposing
landmarking of NoHo III, but would like to change NoHo Zoning.
anticipated between Edison and NoHo property owners.
4th St. Water
Tunnel Construction -
This project which began last year will be here for awhile. We
understand that the major blasting has subsided. For those who
fear for the safety of The Merchant's House and Skidmore House,
the Borough President's office is actively engaged in
monitoring, with the ever watchful eye of Pi Gardner, Exec.
Director of the Merchants House.
When it is finished, we expect that this will become a park.
The DEP has, however, transferred the air rights back to the
owners of the property -- the Goldman Family -- who have in turn
leased this property and the Skidmore House and the parking lot
to Atlantic Development for 70 years. See the Skidmore House
entry for more. (Photo: Adam Woodward). Senator Tom Duane
has convened several meetings, with CB#2 member Toby Bergman
present, along with Pi Gardner of the Merchants House, Stan Ries
and Zella Jones of the NoHo NA, John Fout of Councilmember
Mendez staff and Gregory Bender of Assemblymember Deborah
Glick's staff to get the particulars on where this park stands
in present plans.
372 Lafayette St. -
UPDATE: We understand that this lot
has been purchased by the 8-12 Bond St Hotel group in order to
expand the hotel further. BUT a plan about to hit CB#2 for the
8-10 Bond St property does NOT show the additional northern lot. Stay Tuned!
See CityRealty.com coverage.
363 Lafayette @ Great Jones- (SE Corner - former Jones Diner) -
UPDATE: This location may be filing for an as-of-right Office
The Attorney and the applicant made a presentation to NoHo in
May, 2006. Though a confusing design (at best), the proposed
six-story building will preserve many of the lot line windows in
contiguous buildings. The applicant will be seeking a variance
for residential and groundfloor retail and may be amenable to a
restriction on bars or restaurants. The 20 Bond St. Co-Op is
still negotiating with the developer for a more compatible
design. The billboard erected inside the fencing at
this location is, unfortunately, legal !
Parking Lot & Skidmore House
East 4th and Bowery-
The parking lot has been cleared, the scaffolding is up,
and construction has begun.
-(Crunch Gym Building) in
the NoHo I landmark district has made several applications to
landmarks for renovations to groundfloor entrances on Lafayette and
on Broadway as well as a rooftop addition and a request for a 74-711
action for a change of use, which would be for a Hotel.
Landmarks application is currently on hold at Landmarks.
what's going on on the South Side of Houston between Mulberry and
is the surface at 290 Mulberry, but catch the tumor building about
to happen next door !
Get an eye-full here from Curbed.com
meant John Varvatos boutique. Lots of coverage at
Day Life/Nightlife ...
Lafayette St and Bowery corridors are oversaturated with Liquor
Licenses. In addition to the potential for negatively affecting
quality of life for the many residents, it also affects the
competitive health of licensed establishments and businesses that
have shown compatibility with our neighborhood. We continue to
advocate for the neighborhood on these applications and have thus far
prevailed in a number of covenants attached to SLA applications signed
by interested NoHo residents and property owners.
Task Force Report, Dec 06
Padavan Law/500 ft Rule Explained
Houston St. Construction
Construction on the Houston St. road bed is now in full Phase II,
meaning it is in the NoHo portion of Houston St. Most of the
roadbed work will be done from 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday. But
NoHo can expect weekend night work also regularly.
service interruptions will be posted on area buildings. Anyone who is
or knows someone, disabled should notify
Karen Flores (212-337-3594),
the Community Construction Liaison, so she can take special measures to
protect their needs and safety during construction. To subscribe to a
daily community construction update go to
. (Photo: Adam Woodward).