SoHo, NY (PIX11) -- There will soon be fewer parking spots in SoHo, all thanks to cafes soon to be popping up on the streets.
The Department of Transportation's are in the beginning stages of a new pilot program that will bring twelve new pop-up cafes to Manhattan and Brooklyn streets, six months out of the year.
Restaurants have applied for the pop-ups and already six were given the green light in SoHo and the West Village.
"I am so excited,” said Vittorio Antonini, the owner of La Lanterna on McDougal street. “Pop-ups would be a great addition to the neighborhood, New Yorkers would be able to sip tea or read a newspaper right on the street."
But the Executive Director of the SoHo Alliance said, "I call them poop-up cafes. It is the most absurd idea I have ever heard. Someone has to stop the Department of Transportation."
A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation told PIX 11News, “Community Boards review appropriate locations and we work to address their concerns."
Community Board Two District Manager, Bob Gormley admits there are a lot of concerns. "There is not a way to make everybody happy. But we will listen to everybody," said Gormely.
The next Community Board 2 meeting will be Thursday, March 24th. There will be a chance for the public to get a chance to sound off on pop-up cafes.