Denny’s Isn’t Dead After All

From Community Board 1…. My comments are underlined.

Please note that this is a preliminary list. Be sure to check the agenda page on our website for any changes to agendas prior to the meeting dates.

1/6 Planning Committee – 6: 00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) World Trade Center Quarterly Progress Report – Update by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
2) World Trade Center Performing Arts Center – Update by Maggie Boepple, President and Director, Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center
3) Greening of Greenwich Street – Presentation by Downtown Alliance Below the World Trade Center, one imagines.
4) Chinatown Working Group – Presentation by Pratt Center Consultants
5) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – Discussion

1/7 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Battery Park City Library 175 North End Avenue
1) Greening of Gateway – Glenn Plaskin, President, Gateway Plaza Tenants Association – Discussion
2) Brookfield Place construction – Report by Brookfield leadership & construction team
3) Mission of Battery Park City Authority – Discussion
4) 22 Battery Place, application for liquor license for Pier A Battery Park Associates LLC – Resolution
5) 225 Liberty Street, application for a wine and beer license for Tartinery Liberty LLC – Resolution Inside Brookfield Place.
6) 225 Liberty Street, Store 242, application for a beer license for Downtown Tacos LLC – Resolution Inside Brookfield Place (it’s called Dos Toros).
7) RoadRunners Half Marathon – Discussion
8) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 – Discussion

1/7 Financial District & Seaport/Civic Center Committees – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

Financial District Committee
1) Construction of Hilton Garden Inn at 6 Water Street – Presentation by Malek Nait Daoud, Architect, Gwamthy Siegel Kaufman, Greg Marshall, Director of Construction, and Patrick Jones, Special Counsel to SC Waterview I don’t think we knew that Gwathmey Siegel & Associates was doing the new FiDi Hilton Garden Inn.
2) Relocation of Department of Probations from 346 Broadway to 66 John Street – Update
3) Relocation of Exponents Program to 2 Washington Street – Presentation and possible resolution “Exponents Program,” from what I can tell, is a resource for helping people transition back into life after drug addiction (and depending on which website you read, incarceration). 2 Washington is down near Battery Park.
4) 17 Trinity Place, application for restaurant beer license for 18 Pizza, LLC – Resolution
5) 25 Broadway, application for catering facility liquor license for 25 Broadway Ballroom – Resolution
6) 27 Park Place, request for reconsideration of application for cabaret license for MXK Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Remix – Possible resolution
Formulation of Committee Three months after asking, they’re back. For the love of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, CB1, do not approve this!
7) Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – Discussion

Financial District and Seaport/Civic Center Committees
1) Street Activity Permit Application by Deepavali Festival (Association of Indians in America, promoter), Sunday, October 5, 2014, Water, Fulton, Fletcher, John, Front Streets and Maiden Lane – Resolution
2) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—Battery Maritime Building, application for renewal of vessel liquor license for Eat-a-Bagel Ferry LLC, d/b/a various names
—15 Coenties Slip, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for JPK 
Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Zigolini
—Peter Minuit Plaza, application for seasonal restaurant liquor license for Jean’s Café 
Corp d/b/a New York Film Academy Café (change of operator)
—70 Pine Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Captain’s Ketch

1/8 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) Hudson River Park Act and Hudson River Mapping – Update by Madelyn Wils, President, Hudson River Park Trust
2) Jewish Community Project Downtown – Presentation
3) Rat Control – Update by Caroline Bragdon, Research Scientist, Division of Environmental Health, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Fallout from the Josephine brouhaha.
4) Gimhongsok Sculpture Temporary Art Installation in Tribeca Park at Beach Street – Presentation by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Department of Parks Interesting! The South Korean artist Gimhongsok has done some funky stuff—like the trash-bag riff off Jeff Koons pictured above. Would art with a bit of edge (or at least something to say) be too much to ask?
5) 415 Greenwich Street, application for approval of special permit for Physical Culture Establishment for Flywheel Sports, Inc. – Resolution Better late than never!
6) 66 Leonard Street, application for liquor license for Global Point for TBD – Resolution The restaurant in the old Matsugen space has been in the works so long that they’ve had to double back for a new license. But at least it’s still happening!
7) 339 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of unenclosed sidewalk café for Sarabeth’s – Resolution
8) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – Discussion
9) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—281 Broadway, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Chipotle 
Mexican Grill of Colorado LLC
—186 Franklin Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for 186 KT, 
LLC d/b/a Kutsher’s Tribeca
—6 York Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for 268 West 
Broadway LLC d/b/a AOA Bar and Grill
—105 Reade Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Sazon
—110 Reade Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Lotus Blue 
LLC
—428 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for 
Greenwich Grill

1/9 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) 209 Broadway, application for approval of restoration plan for the churchyard at St Paul’s Chapel – Resolution
2) 105 Chambers Street, application for approval of louvers – Resolution That’s the Cary Building, at the northwest corner of Church (where the brightest pizza joint on earth is located).
3) 117 Beekman Street, application for approval of sidewalk and curb replacement – Resolution
4) 111 Franklin St, application for facade restoration and new storefront infill – Resolution That’s the New York Academy of Art.
5) 195 Broadway, application for approval of ADA lift/door, fire-alarm pull station and reconfiguration of bronze-clad subway stair enclosure – Resolution
6) 140 West Street, application for signage within storefront windows, new light fixtures, interior alterations, installation of louvers, removal of rooftop equipment, modification of window openings and building lighting program – Resolution The Verizon building, two thirds of which is going condo.
7) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – Discussion

1/13 South Street Seaport Town Hall Meeting – 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Pace University – 1 Pace Plaza – B-level – Student Union
All are invited to speak. Individuals will have two minutes; groups and/or organizations will have five minutes. All are encouraged to submit a written copy of their testimony. Inspired by the Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan to build a skyscraper in the South Street Seaport.

1/14 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) Relocation of Department of Probations from 346 Broadway to 66 John Street – Update
2) New Department of Education Chancellor and direction – Discussion
3) Kindergarten School Waitlists for September 2014 – Discussion
4) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – Discussion

1/16 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – Discussion

1/21 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 Office, 
49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) Community Board 1 Town Hall meeting on the Howard Hughes Corporation’s proposed development for the South Street Seaport Area – Update
2) Street Activity Permit, application by Dushahra festival, Thursday, September 18 – 
Monday September 22, 2014, South Street between John and Beekman – Resolution
3) 150 Nassau Street, application for a restaurant liquor license for Nassau 8793 LLC d/b/a/ 
Denny’s – Resolution When the application was withdrawn last May, there was hope that Denny’s was backing off—but no. 150 Nassau is a wonderful building right across from City Hall. So depressing. UPDATE: DNAinfo says that the restaurant can move forward because it settled a lawsuit brought on by the neighbors, but the terms haven’t been disclosed. Anyone out there was to share the details?
4) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – 
Discussion

1/22 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
1) Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer – Discussion
2) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments Report for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – Report

1/28 CB1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren Street

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. At all meetings, additional items may be raised as “New Business.”

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5 Comments

  1. Not really a surprise on Denny’s. They waited for the initial controversy to blow over/public’s short memory to expire. Apply for a license the day after a three-day weekend (MLK), when many residents either are just returned to NYC or gone for the short week. Apply in the winter, when the weather may prevent many fair-weathered opponents from attending. Textbook.

  2. @jfrankp: I just updated the text to include this: “DNAinfo says that the restaurant can move forward because it settled a lawsuit brought on by the neighbors, but the terms haven’t been disclosed. Anyone out there was to share the details?”

  3. Woah. I stand corrected. Hope the tenants stand paid to let Denny’s play.

  4. Not likely they will receive a liquor license. There is lots of opposition. If they open, the only way to make it close is to not patronize it. It is not a great location. It is not visible to passing tourists and is on a quiet street. Not likely they can make it only on Pace Students, but maybe they can. Will be harder without the liquor license.

  5. Denny’s will be able to accomodate those that need another fast food place to hang out in after checking in at 66 John Street. I hope our community board is in their right minds and do not vote to approve ANYTHING for this awful, predjudice food chain. We really don’t need another classless act that would add nothing to our neighborhood. Why can’t the Seaport neigborhood be as discriminating as our neighbors in Tribeca when choosing tenants?