Marc Forgione Is Opening Another Restaurant Here

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.) NOTE: CB1 says the agendas online are currently incorrect—they can’t update them just yet.

11/8 Hurricane Relief Small Business Taskforce  – 5:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) Assess the needs of small business in Lower Manhattan – Discussion

11/8 Executive, Planning, Seaport/Civic Center, Waterfront, Landmarks Committees and Arts and Entertainment Task Force – 6:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, NYS Assembly Conference Room
1) South Street Seaport Pier 17 Land Use Review application – Resolution

11/13 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

11/14 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) 1 WTC Spire and the route through Tribeca – Presentation by Glenn Guzi and Quentin Brathwaite, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey It looks like we’re getting a parade.
2) Taste of Tribeca Street Activity Permit application for Duane Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street and Greenwich Street between Reade street and Jay Street, Saturday May 18, 2013, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm –Resolution Mark your calendars!
3) 65 West Broadway, application for restaurant liquor license for 65 West Broadway (no restaurant name established yet) – Resolution No name yet? Is Michel Cohen’s restaurant—which looks on the verge of opening—no longer Saleya? And didn’t it already go before CB1?
4) 50 Varick St., application for liquor license for Spring Studios New York – Resolution The photo studio and event space coming to the old Verizon building opposite the Holland Tunnel off-ramp circle.
5) 458 Greenwich St., application for a restaurant liquor license for Filioxenia – Resolution Looks like Turks & Frogs (pictured above) is closing—something that had been close to happening a while back—and a Greek establishment (based on the name, which means “hospitality, more or less) is taking its place.
6) 157 Duane St. application for a restaurant liquor license for Kio – Resolution Kio (or maybe Kyo?) is Marc Forgione’s Southeast Asian–inspired restaurant, which had been slated for Elizabeth Street, but which couldn’t get community board approval there (CB2 board is tough). It’s now looking like it’s coming to the Duane Park restaurant space, although Forgione partner Chris Blumlo says the details are still being worked out and you won’t be dining there till early next year at the earliest. Still, good news! (Update: Forgot to mention that Blumlo says it’ll be held over till the December meeting.)
7) 81 West Broadway, application for a restaurant beer and wine license for Le Pain Quotidien – Resolution What took them so long?
8) 66 Leonard Street, application for liquor license for Global Point NY – Resolution The Matsugen space, originally slated for the September meeting.
9) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
—74 Worth St., application for renewal of liquor license for RBC Bar Wait one minute! Renewal? I’ve always thought this would become an Atera-ish bar, and I still think so. (The Atera bar in the works is said to be in the basement.) Or are they just renewing it to keep options open?
—134 Reade St., application for renewal of liquor license for Mark [sic] Forgione
—33 Leonard St., application for renewal of liquor license for Square Diner

11/14 Landmarks Committee – 7:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) 78 Leonard Street, application for storefront window replacement – Resolution That would be Masa spinoff Tetsu.
2) 66 Reade Street, application for rooftop addition – Resolution I’ve been wondering what was up there. I may have to go to this meeting. Damn. Wait, it’s after the Tribeca one? Oh my God, I’m going to have to bring gin….
3) 134 Duane Street, application for open roof deck – Resolution
4) 127 Hudson Street, application for signage and logo – Resolution Google says that’s the Citibank branch…?
5) 78 Reade Street, application for rooftop addition – Resolution That’s the building Modern Martial Arts is in. Does anyone on Reade not want an addition?
6) 302 Chambers Street, application for ADA ramp – Resolution
7) 105 Chambers Street, application for bulkhead — Resolution

11/15 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) Tobacco Advertisements Targeting Youth (tentative) – Presentation and Resolution by Lisa Spitzer of the American Lung Association
2) Intercity Bus Stops, update by Mary Cooley (tentative), District Office Director for State Senator Daniel Squadron
3) NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault – Presentation by Mary Haviland, Executive Director
4) Good Jobs and Responsible Development – Borough Board Resolution

11/19 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:
—214 Front St. application for renewal of wine and beer license for Il Brigante Restaurant

11/27 CB Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway

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