Is Tribeca Getting a South African Restaurant?

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.)

9/6 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan College of NY, 60 West Street, 1st floor community room
1) BPCA Permit Request – Lauren Beam Foundation, Saturday, November 5, 2016
2) 200 Vesey Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Del Frisco’s Grille of New York LLC – Resolution

The chain restaurant coming to the east side of the Vesey entrance to Brookfield Place.

3) 250 Vesey Street, application for liquor license with live music for S.S. Beacon – Resolution

Presumably a party boat that’ll be docking at North Cove Marina.

4) BPCA permit – The Quad Preparatory School 5K – October 26, 2016 – presentation by Kimberly Buis, Founder
5) Pier A Taste New York Store -Presentation by Peter Poulakakos, HPH
6) West Thames Bridge – NYC EDC (Invited)
7) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update
8) Battery Park City Authority – Update
9) South End Avenue Study – Update
10) Asphalt Green Community Center Senior Programming – Update by Jennifer Coccia, Director, Asphalt Green Battery Park City
11) Other permit requests for 2016 received from BPCA:
—Plus One, November 16 and 17, 2016
12) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—22 Battery Place, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Pier A Battery Park Associates LLC
—345 South End Avenue, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for 301 South LLC d/b/a SouthWest NY/Black Hound

9/7 Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) The Quad Preparatory School 5K Fun Run – Report by Kimberly Busi, Founder/ Director
2) Governors Island Cube & Survey – Report by EDC (Tentative)
3) Board of Standards and Appeals, application for enlargement and change of ownership for an existing physical culture establishment at 30 Broad Street – Resolution

That’s the New York Sports Club. Presumably a change of ownership means a rebranding…? UPDATE: “BFX gym had a location at 30 Broad,” commented Luis. “BFX is owned by NYSC. The NYSC on Wall Street lost its lease and has taken over the BFX space.”

4) 140 West Street, application for a waiver of the rooftop recreation space – Resolution

This ought to be interesting. In July, the developer of 1 Wall sought the same waiver and was challenged hard by CB1. Will 100 Barclay (as the residential part of 140 West is known) be any different?

5) 1 World Trade Center, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for Legends Hospitality LLC d/b/a OWO World Observatory – Resolution
6) 108 Greenwich Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for Suspenders and Belt LLC d/b/a Suspenders – Resolution
7) 185 Greenwich Street, application for liquor license for Slow Food LLC d/b/a Market Lane NYC – Resolution

The market/restaurant inside 4 World Trade Center.

8) 185 Greenwich Street, application for liquor license for Fine Casual LLC d/b/a Little Hunter Burgers – Resolution

Restaurant on the upper floor of the passageway between Brookfield Place and the PATH station.

9) 8 Park Place, application for a liquor license for Five and Dime Hospitality LLC – Resolution

I couldn’t find anything online. I’m guessing this is the storefront that used to be Sabor de Mexico.

10) 84 William Street, application for hotel liquor license for 84 William Street Property Owner LLC d/b/a aka Wall Street – Resolution
11) 15 Stone Street, application for liquor license for Nebraska Steakhouse – Resolution

Does the restaurant not already have a liquor license?

12) 25 Broadway, 9th & 10th Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 25 Broadway LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
13) 25 Broadway, 5th Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 25 Broadway LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
14) 110 Wall Street, 8th-10th Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 110 Wall LLC d/b/a We Work – Resolution
15) 110 Wall Street, 2nd-6th Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 110 Wall LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
16) 200 Broadway, 3rd Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 11 John LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
17) 222 Broadway, 24th-27th Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 222 Broadway LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
18) 222 Broadway, 18th – 22nd Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 222 Broadway LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
19) 85 Broad Street, 16th & 18th Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 85 Broad LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
20) 85 Broad Street, 28th & 29th Fl, application for tavern/bar wine and beer license for WW 85 Broad LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution

They’re going to have to rename it WeDrink.

21) 1 Wall Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Haru Wall Street Corp. d/b/a Haru – Resolution
22) 1 World Trade Center, 34th Fl, application for catering facility liquor license for Convene at Conde Nast, LLC d/b/a Convene at Conde Nast – Resolution

9/8 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 51 White Street, application to remove 20th Century stucco façade – Resolution
2) 11 Harrison Street, application to repair and replace building parapet and penthouse bulkhead – Resolution

9/12 Planning Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) NYC Street Design Manual – Presentation by Patrick Smith , Project Manager & Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner of Urban Design + Art + Wayfinding, NYC DOT

9/13 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Taste of the Seaport – Announcement
2) The Quad Preparatory School 5K Fun Run – Presentation by Kimberly Busi, Founder/ Director
3) Peck Slip Play Street – Update
4) School Crossing Guards – Update
5) School Overcrowding Task Force – Report
6) Fall School Registration Numbers – Reports from Principals

225 WBroadway courtesy the broker (1)9/14 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 158 Duane Street, application for Board of Standards and Appeals Special Permit for a Physical Culture Establishment, YogaSpark – Resolution

As discussed here.

2) 225 West Broadway, application for liquor license for 225 West Broadway Corp – Resolution

The person who filed paperwork for 225 West Broadway Corp is Reshma Hira, who is a co-owner of Braai, a South African restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. It would seem highly likely that they’re planning something similar for the former Butterfly space. UPDATE 9/4: The answer to the question in the headline would appear to be “No.” There’s now a notice on the door saying that the business name will be Atteversiemo. But maybe they mean Attraversiamo, as in this scene from Eat Pray Love? It means “let’s cross over” in Italian.

225 West broadway notice

3) 5 White Street, application for change in method of operations for North of Houston LLC – Resolution

In July, the owners of White Street restaurant floated out the possibility of a change of concept. The three options mentioned were a member’s-only wine club, an event space, or an Italian restaurant. The first two would necessitate an amended license. But the paperwork filed with CB1 actually shows a shift to a much more casual version of White Street, with a burger-heavy menu (below), lunch daily, and the addition of TVs.

White Street revised menu4) 349-351 Greenwich Street, application for liquor license for SAAR NYC, Inc. – Resolution (tentative)

When this was on the July agenda (and then pushed back), I spoke with one of the proprietors, who said they were still working out some funding issues. Until the “tentative” comes off, I think we can deduce that that’s still the case.

5) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—110 Chambers Street, application for renewal of tavern liquor license for Liberty Rest, LLC d/b/a The Patriot Saloon
—200 Church Street, application for renewal of wine and beer license for Tribeca’s Kitchen
—311 Church Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Macao Trading Co.
—275 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, LLC
—319 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Salaam Bombay Restaurant Inc.
—45 Murray Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Tribeca Restaurant LLC d/b/a Benares
—57 Murray Street, renewal of liquor license for Cricketers Arms

Uh, it closed in February…?

—130 West Broadway, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for WB Duane Japanese Partners, Inc. d/b/a Sushi of Gari Tribeca

9/20 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Peck Slip 2-Way – Discussion & possible resolution
2) Taste of the Seaport – Report by Co-Chairs Tami L. Kurtz & Kate Kraus
3) Proposed MTA M1 Bus Extension – Presentation by Zachary Campbell, Assistant Director, MTA & Laura Azze Singh, Transportation Planner, MTA

It currently stops at Fourth Ave. and 9th St. You know what we need in our traffic-choked neighborhood? More buses. (Since the  Tribeca Committee is invited for this item, I have to assume the bus will go down Broadway, which really can’t handle it.)

4) South Street East River Community Development Corporation – Presentation by Aixa Torres, President & Victor Papa, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
5) Pier 17 ULURP modification – Resolution (Tentative)

9/21 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Core team report about CB1 committee structure
2) 6 month agenda analysis – Report by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use & Michael Levine, Planning Consultant

9/22 Construction Forum – 6:00 PM
Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Theater 2, 199 Chambers Street

9/27 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Lower Manhattan HQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor (ID required to enter building)

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. BFX gym had a location at 30 Broad. BFX is owned by NYSC. The NYSC on Wall Street lost its lease and has taken over the BFX space.

  2. Is M1-5 on Walker Street (problems with neighbors, etc) to be discussed? Or have the issues been resolved?

  3. Any idea what happened with the 140 west roof exemption?
    Can’t find any coverage of what actually happened at the meeting.
    Thanks

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