Revealed: The Location of Masa Spinoff Tetsu

It’s time once again to pick through the preliminary agendas for the monthly CB1 committee meetings. They’re subject to change, so if an issue is important to you, check here before heading off to the meeting. My comments are underlined. (If you only care about Tribeca, scroll down to the photo.)

6/5 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Mercy Corp, 6 River Terrace
• Statement of Needs and Priorities for the BPCA – Discussion Here’s one: How about getting Asphalt Green open?
• Pier A Update from the Battery Park City Authority – Presentation It’s not usually good news.
• 225 Liberty, application for restaurant outdoor kiosk wine and beer license for 225 Liberty LLC d/b/a Oaxaza Express Presumably Oaxaca. Nothing online.
• Proposal to shift Jersey City-WFC ferry docking location from north side of terminal to south side – Discussion Assuming this is noise-related.
• The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
• 36 Battery Place 2nd Floor, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Foremost Glatt Kosher Caterers Inc.
• The following notices have been received for BPCA Permits:
—6/23: Arthritis Foundation Walk from Castle Clinton to Rockefeller Park; 1200 participants expected. Tents will be set up in Castle Clinton area. Set-up from 3am. Event: 8:30am–12pm. Take-down ends by 3pm. Love the new agenda format with the expected attendance and time info!

6/6 Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM
Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• 30 Water Street, application for restaurant liquor license for DRT Group LLC – Resolution Nothing online about DRT Group (at least one that might be opening restaurants).
• 100 Broad Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Clearing House Restaurant Group, LLC d/b/a to be determined – Resolution Same as above, but if it’s interesting than it plus neighboring Demi Monde could be making for a microneighborhood.
• 133 John Street, application for restaurant liquor license for an entity to be formed by Mena Maguire, d/b/a to be determined – Resolution Mena Maguire was an owner of Ryan Maguire’s Ale House (over on Cliff Street), which burned down in 2011.
• 165 Front Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Aashiya Sushi Corp. Aashiya is the sushi restaurant on Peck Slip; it appears to be opening a restaurant south of the Seaport.
• The Bosque Area in Battery Park, application for a restaurant wine and beer license for the Cleaver Company. From the Parks Department: “In collaboration with the Battery Conservancy, a horticultural destination will be created in the bosque area east of Castle Clinton. New plantings, paths, evening lighting, fountain, and a world-class ornamental garden will be installed.” Cleaver Company is the caterer behind the Green Table restaurant in Chelsea Market.
• Barricades surrounding Charging Bull sculpture in Bowling Green – Resolution
• Application by Go Green Ride for taxi parking facility at 201 Pearl Street – Resolution
• The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
—1 Wall Street Corp., application for approval of corporate change for Haru Wall Street Corp. d/b/a Haru
—2 Broadway, application for Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, LLC d/b/a Chipotle Mexican Grill
—7 Dey Street, application for renewal of wine and beer license for JY Food Corp. d/b/a Arome
—11 Stone Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Bostan LLC d/b/a Ancora Ristorante
—26 South William Street, alteration application for a corporate change for Lukes Lobster VI, LLC d/b/a Lukes Lobster at 26 South William Street
—114 Pearl Street/aka 10 Hanover Square, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Starjem Foods LLC d/b/a Fresco By Scotto on the Go
—123 Washington Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for BLT Gill NYC LLC, dba BLT Bar & Grill
—129 Front Street, renewal of application for hotel liquor license for Front Property Hotel Corp., d/b/a Exchange Hotel
—130 Cedar Street, application for renewal of hotel restaurant liquor license for Cedar and Washington Associates, LLC d/b/a Club Quarters, World Trade Center

6/7 Planning and Community Infrastructure Committee – 6:00 PM
Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Civic Center Consolidation and Disposition Plan – Resolution I wonder if this is about those three buildings that the city wants to sell.
• East Bowery Preservation Plan — Resolution Sounds like Chinatown to me.

6/11 WTC Redevelopment Committee – 6:00 PM
NYS Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor
• MTA update including progress on Corbin Building
• Update on Conditions Covered by the Zadroga Act – Celine Mizrahi from Congressman Nadler’s office

6/12 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Millennium High School – Update by Parent Coordinator Angela Benfield
• Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Education – Discussion and Possible Resolution
• Forum on High Stakes Testing – Discussion
• GED Program Accountability Act (A.2969) – Resolution

6/13 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• 279 Canal Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Om Sai Canal LLC d/b/a Tribeca Blue Hotel Held over from last month; the hotel wants a private bar for guests.
• 78 Leonard Street, application for restaurant liquor license for TriMasa Restaurant Partners LLC d/b/a Tetsu Now we know! Tetsu is the restaurant—first reported about here—that chef Masa Takayama of Masa is opening. It’ll be teppanyaki—with grills, like Benihana— as reported here. I never thought it would be east of Church; did they look at the old Matsugen space and then head the wrong direction? (Kidding! I live east of Church!) The storefront at 78 Leonard (pictured above) has been empty for a while. Can someone who lives on that street give us some background about what’s been there?
• 325 Broadway, application for restaurant liquor license for Veniamin Osiashuili or entity to be formed d/b/a TBD The only open space in the building—which is the big one at the southwest corner of Broadway and Worth—is the clothing store that’s closing (pictured at right).
• 73 Warren Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Yummy Meep LLC d/b/a TBD It looks like we’ll soon be learning more about the prepared-food restaurant first reported about here.
• 181 Duane Street, application for renewal of unenclosed sidewalk café license for 181 Ristorante Inc, d/b/a Max Restaurant Does Max already have tables outside?
• The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
—319 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Salaam Bombay Restaurant Inc.
—181 Duane Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for 181 Duane Ristorante Inc, d/b/a Max Tribeca
—161 Hudson Street, application for renewal of tavern wine and beer license for 161 Hudson Café LLC, d/b/a Moomah Café
—397 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of restaurant wine and beer license for Wichcraft Management LLC d/b/a Wichcraft
—105 Hudson Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Nobu Associates LP d/b/a Nobu
—429-435 Greenwich Street (AKA 62 Laight Street), application for renewal of restaurant and tavern liquor license for LKS Concepts LLC d/b/a Dylan Prime

6/14 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• 1 Centre Street, application to install rooftop HVAC unit – Resolution I have a beautiful view of the Municipal Building so I hope they don’t screw it up. While it’s under discussion, maybe someone can find out how come it’s never consistently lit at night? Let’s have some civic pride, folks!
• 125 Watts Street, application for rooftop pavilion and glass railing – Resolution “Pavilion,” huh? Sounds fancy. And big.
• 104, 105, 106 South Street, application for façade alteration, new storefronts and rooftop addition – Resolution

6/19 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Brooklyn Bridge Project Noise – Discussion with Department of Environmental Protection
• The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
—33 Peck Slip, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Hamlet Siljkovic d/b/a Vox NY

6/21 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Update by Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center – Presentation by Robin Forst, Director of Government and Community Relations
• Combined Youth & Education and Quality of Life Committees – 6:30 PM
• Traffic Issues on Beekman Street – Discussion with the Department of Transportation, NYPD Traffic Division, New York Downtown Hospital, and Spruce Street School PTA

6/25 Housing Committee – 6:00 PM
Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
• Agenda to be determined

6/26 B Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
• NY Law School, 185 West Broadway

All documents relating to the above agenda items are on file at the Community Board 1 office and are available for viewing by the public upon written request to man01@cb.nyc.gov.

4 Comments

  1. The space at 78 Leonard seems like it was a sales office for one of the condo buildings (guessing the one at like 77 Worth). They used to have someone sitting at a desk, and there are big white columns saying things like “Your Architect”. They would also have some random cocktail parties at times. Haven’t seen anyone in there for at least a year

  2. Actually, the 78 Leonard St. space was indeed a condo sales office, but it was for Richard Meier’s condo on Prospect Park (forget the name).

    My memory of it in the 70’s, when I moved in across the street, is also just too hazy, but the building went residential in (iirc) 1982, and from that time on the commercial spaces on the ground floor went fallow, until the condo sales office moved in five or so years ago.

  3. You missed a riveting episode of “Community Affairs” (channel 67345) last night. It didnt kick off until after six and was done by six thirty. Is this a record?

    First off, Mr Chen of Aashiya failed to show, despite confirming the day before, so the board moved swiftly on to “Charging Bullgate”. Apparently the police barricaded the giant statue during the Occupy Wall Street affair to stop protestors from climbing all over it, resulting in a “potentially hazardous” situation (the board changed the wording from dangerous to potentially hazardous so as not to aggravate the precinct). Pedestrians are being forced into the street in order to line up for a view of the bull and it is only a matter of time before someone is hurt by a passing car.

    Still, I always try to look on the positive side of things, and if some unfortunate tourist is clipped by a motor vehicle, the chances of it being an environmentally friendly car are higher now that the Go Green Taxi Co. got the thumbs up from the board. With a fleet of Toyota Prius cabs and the promise of a free bottle of water, passengers call for a car by using an app on their phone with the nearest driver to them being assigned via GPS. Pretty cool.

    Both Broad and Water Street had mysteriously dissappeared from the agenda by the time the meeting started which left Mena Maguire. The lovely Mena was there as an observer only, on a fact finding mission for when she opens her new place.

    All of the renewals were met with various yawns, shrugs and little else.

    And that was that. The only other excitement came when it was discovered that the door jamb was missing – possibly stolen. Newspaper was used to keep the door open for the slew of people that never came and Operation Doorjamb is, I believe, already underway.

  4. FYI for you newbies: Mary Cleaver/The Cleaver Company started out in Tribeca, on West Broadway at the corner of White, where Columbine is. So this would be sort of a homecoming.