Eyes on the Street: Brand New Pop-Up Café on Sullivan Street

Photos: Ian Dutton

Reader Ian Dutton sends these shots of the pop-up café that just went up at “local” — a coffee shop on Sullivan Street in SoHo. Ian says owners Craig and Liz Walker worked hard to make this public space enhancement happen. Among other things, they had to bring a crew of supporters with them to Community Board 2 when their application to DOT’s pop-up café program came up for a vote. Their bid was the only one of six applications to withstand the onslaught from local reactionary Sean Sweeney.

Ian reports that the seats filled up just about instantaneously after the installation was finished this afternoon:

In related news, a new pop-up café also went up at Ecopolis in Cobble Hill today.

  • Anonymous

    Man, look at those burger-chomping tourists!

  • NeighborsforBetterPopUpCafes

    Oh, that’s just awful. Look at the havoc it’s causing on the street. You’ll be hearing from our attorney.

  • Anonymous

    Good to see these cafes popping up

  • AnotherGuy

    Good stuff

  • So what was “local reactionary Sweeney”‘s objection?

    [Ah, upon reading the linked story, it seems that he just hates everything pleasant or nice…]

  • J

    If they simply called them “parklets” as was done is SF, they’d be a lot less controversial. I know it’s more complicated than that, but I think in the public consciousness it’s an important distinction. 

    http://www.cp-dr.com/node/2977
    http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-02-25/news/17955281_1_parking-spaces-planters-san-francisco

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