City Planning Scoping Meeting for the SoHo-NoHo Neighborhood Scoping meetings give the public a voice in a proposal’s environmental impact statement, a document disclosing environmental impacts and mitigation. Dec 3, 2pm – 5pm Videoconference or Phone *Meeting may end before or after 5 p.m. How to Participate Links to watch or join the meeting […]
In spite of the recent unseasonably warm weather in December, winter precipitation in the Northeast is likely to arrive in January, February and March. Residents and businesses should prepare to be safe and patient as streets and transportation will be effected. As winter weather begins and as conditions allow, the SoHo Broadway Initiative and its […]
The Initiative is excited to announce that David “Bill” Decker has joined the Initiative as its Director of Operations. Bill recently retired after a distinguished career with the New York City Police Department where he was most recently served as a Sergeant prior to joining the Initiative. Bill will be leading the Initiative’s Public Safety […]
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Information Session on November 5th where the Initiative updated the public on its efforts and presented its Draft Curb Vending Regulation Maps. The Initiative presented information on how the maps were created and the rules that govern sidewalk vendors seeking to operate in the district. […]
Each year, we read stories about the throngs of shoppers who flock to stores to shop on Black Friday for the holiday season. Last year, Broadway started off quietly but by 11am the sidewalks were full of shoppers and visitors. This year, we can expect much of the same. Here are some tips to make […]
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Information Session on November 5th where the Initiative updated the public on its efforts and presented its Draft Curb Vending Regulation Maps. Please download Minutes of the Information Session and the Meeting Packet (includes District Vendor Curb Regulation Map- Mapping Methodology and 1st draft of Curb Vending Regulation […]
‘City Councilwoman Margaret Chin is proposing legislation that would require landlords who own apartments in SoHo and NoHo long designated Joint Living Work Quarters for artists to notify the city when the units become vacant, before offering them to new renters.’ Follow this story by Danielle Tcholakian from DNAinfo.com Read more about this proposed legislation HERE
Our Clean Team member Elbert Copeland has been featured in the N.Y. / REGION section of the New York Times on November 3rd. Story By NYT writer JOHN GRIPPE. Please read about this amazing man and integral part of the SoHo Broadway community: READ full article here READ our interview with Elbert here
Members of the SoHo Broadway Community are invited to attend an Information Session on Thursday, November 5th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at 557 Broadway between Prince and Spring. See Google Maps At the Information Session, the Initiative will be presenting its Curb Vending Regulation District Map and answering questions on its activities.
This November, the Initiative continues its monthly series featuring members of the Initiative’s Clean Team. The Clean Team is made up of 7 members who work for our partner ACE. Most readers recognize our Clean Team from their distinctive sapphire blue SoHo Broadway t-shirts. The goal of this series is to introduce our readers to […]
Over the past six months, the Initiative has worked closely with our mapping partner, BFJ Planning, to a create a map of the district. BFJ Planning painstakingly mapped all of the public sidewalk space, building entrances, sidewalk fixtures/furniture, subway grates and many other sidewalk features. Once the district map was completed, BFJ Planning then mapped […]
November 16th and 17th. * Please note that our monthly power-washing is suspended from December through February due to cold weather conditions.
Over the summer, Katie Garrett, the Initiative’s Outreach Coordinator, examined illegal sidewalk use along the SoHo Broadway corridor with a focus on sidewalk vending. Her efforts are detailed in the Sidewalk Vending Initial Conditions Report. The Initiative hopes to use this report to shape our public safety program’s priorities, inform the Initiative’s outreach to the […]
This is a reminder to retail business managers on behalf of NYC Small Business Services: As you may have heard, major credit card companies are migrating from outdated magnetic stripe credit and debit to cards embedded with microchips. On October 1st, the liability for certain types of fraudulent transactions will shift from banks to businesses […]
Please be advised that the Clean Team from ACE will be power-washing on the following evenings in October: October 19th and 20th *Power-washing generally starts after 7pm and ends before 1am.
This September, the Initiative starts a monthly series where we will introduce each member of the Initiative’s Clean Team. The Clean Team is made up of 7 members who work for our supplemental sanitation partner ACE. Most readers recognize our Clean Team from their distinctive sapphire SoHo Broadway t-shirts. The goal of this series is […]