Category Archives: Meetings

Rescheduled Fall Block Association Meeting – Nov. 12th

Rescheduled
West 45th Street Block Association Meeting
Monday, November 12

6:30 P.M.
at 45th Street Theater
354 West 45th Street
Downstairs theater, next to the parking lot on the south side of the block

  • What’s happening with the Charley O’s space on the SW corner of 8th and 45th? The owner of the new restaurant has been invited to attend.
  • When and how will Con Ed restore the sidewalks from the ‘Big Dig’? We asked Con Ed to send a representative to our original meeting date, but given the ongoing impact of the hurricane, we don’t expect them this time.
  • What happened at the fire at the Aladdin Hotel?
  • What’s with the barkers? (the guys on the corners handing out invites to Private Eyes)?
  • Bike Sharing? Has DOT given much thought to blocking access to buildings?
  • Other block issues (email us with your issues)

Get on the Block Association Email List for updates
email block45@hellskitchen.net or use the Contact Us page
web site https://west45thstreetblockassociation.org/

We appreciate the West 45th Street Theater donating the use of their space.

Fall 2012 Block Association Meeting October 29

West 45th Street Block Association Meeting
Monday, October 29, 2012

6:30 P.M.
at 45th Street Theater
354 West 45th Street
Downstairs theater, next to the parking lot on the south side of the block

  • What’s happening with the Charley O’s space on the SW corner of 8th and 45th? The owner of the new restaurant has been invited to attend.
  • When and how will Con Ed restore the sidewalks from the ‘Big Dig’? We have asked Con Ed to send a representative to our meeting.
  • What happened at the fire at the Aladdin Hotel?
  • What’s with the barkers? (the guys on the corners handing out invites to Private Eyes)?
  • Bike Sharing? Has DOT given much thought to blocking access to buildings?
  • Other block issues (email us with your issues)

Get on the Block Association Email List for updates
email block45@hellskitchen.net or use the Contact Us page
web site https://west45thstreetblockassociation.org/

We appreciate the West 45th Street Theater donating the use of their space.

Lamp Posts, Martin Beck and Summer Meeting

From this to this:

Every so often we make an effort to clean up the lamp posts on the block. They’re a magnet for flyers for available apartments and for many other purposes. The Midtown Community Court has a program where those who committed minor offenses and whose sentences include community service will clean and paint the posts. They are good as new, at least for a while.

Lamp posts on the north side of the block have been done and we’re hoping the south side will get painted soon.

The large branch from the damaged tree in front of 359 W. 45th St. is still sitting on the sidewalk seven days later. We’ve called it in several times. But being August, perhaps city government is on vacation more than usual. We’ve also asked the Parks Department to determine if the rest of the tree that is still standing can be saved.

Martin Beck Theater through the years

Yes, it’s now the Al Hirschfeld Theater (302), but to many of us, it’s still the Martin Beck Theater. Similarly, the Aladdin Hotel (317) is still the Longacre Hotel and the Sherrie Arts (341) is still the Hildonia. We came across this web site showing the Martin Beck at various times going back to 1935. http://www.broadwayspotted.com/theater-by-theater-the-al-hirschfeld/

Summer Meeting

We had hoped to schedule our regular summer Block Association meeting, but our regular meeting place at the 45th St. Theater is unavailable. We’re glad to see the theater booked, even though it’s not good for us. Charley O’s (an occasional back-up location) is gone and we really don’t want to go back to St. Luke’s Church on 46th Street.

So instead we’ll have an Executive Committee meeting this coming Thursday, August 9th. Most likely we’ll grab a booth at the Westway Diner on 9th Avenue (43-44) around 6:30 PM. If anyone is interested in joining us (as space will be limited), please send us an email or call to 212-581-9022. We’ll confirm by email one way or another when we decide where we will be.

We will cover block issues and you can raise problems on the block. If you can’t make it and have issues to raise, please send us an email or use the contact form on the web site at https://west45thstreetblockassociation.org/

Spring 2012 Block Assn. meeting Wednesday, April 4th

West 45th Street Block Association Meeting
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

6:30 P.M.
at 45th Street Theater (new location)
354 West 45th Street
Downstairs theater, next to the parking lot on the south side of the block

Discussion: Unruly crowds, sidewalk blockage and nightly noise at the Hirschfeld Theater (How to Succeed in Business…), how it impacts the block, residents and possible solutions.

Invited: Representatives from New York Police Department (Manhattan South Borough Command and Midtown South Precinct) and from Jujamcyn Theaters (owners of the Al Hirschfeld Theater)

It’s important that block residents speak on the impact and look for solutions.

Get on the Block Association Email List for updates
email block45@hellskitchen.net or use the Contact Us page
web site https://west45thstreetblockassociation.org/

We appreciate the West 45th Street Theater donating the use of their space.

November Block Assn. meeting Monday, November 14th

West 45th Street Block Association Meeting

Monday, November 14, 2011
6:30 P.M.
at Charley O’s (back room)
713 Eighth Avenue
at the south-west corner of 45th and 8th Ave.
Enter on 8th Ave, go directly to the rear room

Get on the Block Association Email List for updates
email block45@hellskitchen.net or use the Contact Us page
web site https://west45thstreetblockassociation.org/

We appreciate Charley O’s donating the use of their space.