Buddha Bar Has Not Given Up

From Community Board 1…. My comments are indented on the line below.

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. (ID is required to enter building.)

7/5 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Offshore Sailing School, Ltd., Inc. – Update by Doris Colgate, CEO and President
2) BPCA Permit Request – Race for Kids – 10/1/16
3) South End Avenue, application for restaurant liquor license for Ningbo Café – Resolution
4) Zika Virus – Presentation by Dr. Michael Gordon, Community Board 1 Public Member
5) Battery Park City Authority – Update
6) Allied Barton Ambassadors – Update

7/6 Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street – 19th Floor, Southside meeting room
1) Shared Streets – Presentation by NYC DOT Plaza Program

The car-free day in Lower Manhattan.

2) 68-74 Trinity Place/103-109 Greenwich, application pursuant to section 72-21 of the Zoning Resolution for a Board of Standards and Appeals variance to facilitate the development of a Parish House and Commercial Tower – Resolution
3) 28 Liberty Street/Chase Plaza Deed Restriction Modification – Presentation by Erik Horvat, Managing Director, Fosun Property Holdings & possible resolution*
4) Relocation of 9/11 Tribute Center – Presentation by Kristine Pottinger, 9/11 Tribute Center
5) Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment – Presentation and discussion with Andrew Brokman, Deputy Director of External Affairs
6) 23 Park Place, application for sidewalk café license for Murray Place Inc. d/b/a Barleycorn – Resolution

Murray Street residents won’t be thrilled if Barleycorn is hoping to put tables on Murray rather than Park Place. UPDATE: See BobR’s comment about this.

7) 123 Washington Street, application for restaurant liquor license for an entity to be formed by Brian Crawford – Resolution

This is the Todd English restaurant.

8) World Trade Center – Upper Level, application for bar/tavern wine, beer & cider license for NuNu Chocolates NYC02, LLC – Resolution
9) 15 Stone Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Nebraska Steakhouse – Resolution
10) 21 Rector Street, application for a restaurant liquor license for 21 Rector LLC d/b/a Jerry Liberatas – Resolution

Hey, Luis, do you know anything about this?

11) 84 William Street, application for restaurant/bar/hotel liquor license for 84 William Street Property Owner, LLC d/b/a AKA Wall Street – Resolution

Said to be for Blue Ribbon Brasserie.

12) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—129 Front Street, application for renewal of a hotel liquor license for Front Property Hotel Corp. d/b/a Exchange Hotel
—130 Cedar Street, application for renewal of a restaurant/hotel liquor license for Cedar & Washington Associates LLC d/b/a Club Quarters (World Trade Center Hotel)
—2 Broadway, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, LLC d/b/a Chipotle Mexican Grill
—150 Nassau Street, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Nassau 8793 LLC d/b/a Denny’s

7/11 Planning Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Non-Compliant Buildings in Community District 1 – Presentation by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use, CB1
2) NYC DEP Stormwater Management plans – Presentation by Mikelle Adgate, Director, Stormwater Management Outreach, NYC Environmental Protection
3) Pace University Small Business Development Center – Presentation by Andrew Flamm, Director
4) Water Street Streetscapes Design – Presentation by TBD, Economic Development Corporation
5) Triple Bottom Line analysis – Discussion with John Williams, Impact Infrastructure and resolution

7/12 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Agenda to be determined

7/13 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 105-107 Chambers Street, Board of Standards and Appeals application for a Special Permit to legalize an existing Physical Culture Establishment, Tribeca Health & Fitness – Resolution
2) 113 Reade Street, application for liquor license for Serafina Tribeca Restaurant LLC – Resolution

At long last. When Cafeteria was planning to open there (Reade and W. Broadway, where the homeless people live), residents vociferously opposed the liquor license.

3) 385 Greenwich Street, application for sidewalk café application for Aemal LLC – Resolution

The restaurant in the former Ivy’s Bistro, from Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein. From last July’s Unofficial Minutes: “The acting committee chair said they obviously weren’t going to be considering tables on N. Moore, but you can bet money they are. Smith & Mills has a sidewalk café, after all, which the guys got by going around CB1 altogether. Also, note the service door onto N. Moore in the floor plan.”

4) 62 Thomas Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Elmwood Venture LLC d/b/a Buddha Bar – Discussion

It looks like Buddha Bar, having been opposed by neighbors and rejected by CB1 before, is trying again. UPDATE 7/3: This is actually a report from a CB1 member, not a discussion, but my understanding is that the headline remains accurate: Buddha Bar has not given up.

5) 251 Church Street, application to the SLA to include a sidewalk café for Two Hands Tribeca

Two Hands applied for the café permit a couple of months ago, now they need a revised liquor license to serve alcohol out on the Church Street Riviera.

6) 241 West Broadway, application for liquor license for entity to be formed by Sean Cunningham – Resolution

Discussed here. UPDATE: But the more relevant post is now here.

7) 349-351 Greenwich Street, application for liquor license for SAAR NYC, Inc. – Resolution (tentative)

I have a lead on this. Stay tuned….

8) Tribeca zoning – Statement by Eileen Herman, Tribeca Trust and discussion
9) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—15 6th Avenue, application for renewal of tavern liquor license for Laura Kosovoi d/b/a Tribeca Tavern
—130 Duane Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Hersha Hospitality LLC and Graffiti Earth d/b/a The Duane Street Hotel and Graffiti Earth
—105 Hudson Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Nobu Associates LP d/b/a Nobu

7/14 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 405 Broadway, application for renewal of approval of Master Plan – Resolution
2) Broad Street near Exchange Place, application for installation of two subway access elevators within the Street Plan of New Amsterdam and Colonial New York Historic District – Resolution

7/19 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 22 Reade Street proposal – Presentation by Dan Hoeg, The Hoeg Corporation

22 Reade is one of the three buildings (along with 346 Broadway and 49-51 Chambers) that the city sold to private developers. The other two are mid-conversion; this is the first we’ve heard about 22 Reade, which is at the corner of Elk. I went to the Hoeg Corporation’s website to see if there happened to be anything about 22 REade. The Investing Insights page is, oddly, a random selection of personal photos.

7/20 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Discussion of what committee mandate and objectives should be
2) Discussion of CB1 committee structure

7/21 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) TD Five Borough Bike Tour – Discussion with Sharon Pope, Community Outreach/Strategic Planning Manager, Bike New York

Those of us who had issues with the insanely loud pre-race noise should make sure CB1 is aware of how bad it is, because the rep is likely going to say it’s not bad at all and no one complained to her. Email man01@cb.nyc.gov.

2) Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment – Presentation and discussion with Andrew Brokman, Deputy Director of External Affairs
3) Sanitation and other quality of life issues in Community Board 1 – Discussion with Tommy Lin, Director of Constituent Services, New York City Community Assistance Unit
4) Recent traffic accident at Chambers and West Streets – Discussion
5) Construction forum – Update

7/26 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: DC37 – Auditorium, 125 Barclay 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.”

5 Comments

  1. Barleycorn already made its plans for the sidewalk known at the last meeting in June…the sidewalk cafe is meant for Park Place. There were a lot of supportive comments from Murray St residents who had shown up thinking the bar might be seeking longer hours, but generally complimented the owner for living up to his commitment to lock the Murray St entrance at 9:00pm. The board asked for him to come back with a few other details about his plan for Park Place,but also was supportive, although they said that they would also make it contingent on his agreeing to keep the Murray St entrance closed after 9:00, to which he agreed. All in all a decent outcome for all parties.

  2. I’m on it. I’ve reached out to someone who I think is involved. Will let you know as soon as I hear. At a minimum, I’ll find out at the meeting on Wednesday and report back then.

  3. Thanks, I have written my email about the 5 Boro Bike Tour. Of course, I did that in May too and never received a reply or acknowledgment.

    Is the Quality of Life meeting open to the public? I have never gone to any of these meetings and do not know whether public commentary is permitted. Thank you.

  4. S, Yes the QoL meeting is open to the public and public comments are welcome.

  5. I live on Chambers between Church and Broadway and have nice, quiet city windows. However, once a year, I am jolted out of bed by the noise from the bike ride starting line. It seems to get louder every year. Having said that, it’s just once a year and I’ll take that over the 4-year construction project that happened just under my bedroom window. Meh, I can take a once-yearly 6:30 am party.

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