Community Board 2
Members of Manhattan Community Board 2 on Sunday were frustrated at city officials’ lack of answers as to why several West Village sidewalk cafés have been allowed to operate illegally.
The parks department had been cracking down on musicians playing near monuments and park benches, but the ban has been lifted, and it’s music to the ears of those in Washington Square Park, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
Sean Sweeney, who heads the landmarks committee for New York’s Community Board 2, said he is worried that the kiosks and bicycle parking stands will clog up narrow sidewalks in SoHo.
A Manhattan attorney is pitching a plan to move to the controversial mosque from its current Lower Manhattan spot to the West Village.
About 100 people turned out for a Sunday afternoon rally to demand NYU withdraw its application to acquire public land for its planned expansion.