West 16th Street, the home of Dream Downtown, Maritime Hotel, and No. 8, seems to be facing crowding issues due to the extensive lines outside of the hot venues.
This area of the Meatpacking District is filled with hotspots, and more are on the way. To ensure that this doesn’t affect street traffic even more, The Business Licenses and Permits Committee of Community Board 4 is meeting with each new addition to see what their plans of traffic monitoring entail, reports DNAinfo.
A New York favorite, Tao, is set to open its second NYC location inside the Maritime, a spot that will undoubtedly draw attention. Committee co-chairman Paul Seres scrutinized the detailed plan of the new venue, and was pleased with its availability of an indoor hallway space for busy nights.
No. 8, successor of the well-known Bungalow 8, is still in the works of managing crowds entirely. "I think you've got six weeks to figure out and get all the kinks out before everybody starts realizing what's going on on 16th Street, especially with some of the new neighbors coming in," Seres said.
Putting crowd control aside, all we can say is we’re always thrilled when we hear of new establishments!