Greek Restaurant Battle: Round 2

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.)

10/5  Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Board of Standards and Appeals, application for enlargement and change of ownership for an existing physical culture establishment at 30 Broad Street – Resolution
2) Northwest corner of Broadway and Dey Street, application for street co-naming to Harper Brothers Way, by Harper Collins – Resolution
3) 84 William Street, application for restaurant/bar/hotel liquor license for 84 William Street Property Owner, LLC d/b/a AKA Wall Street – Resolution

That’s Blue Ribbon Federal Grill.

4) 35 Cedar Street, application for a wine & beer license for BMD LLC – Resolution
5) 62 Stone Street, application for a wine & beer license for Bake My Day LLC – Resolution
6) 15 Stone Street, application for liquor license for Nebraska Steakhouse – Resolution
7) 59 Maiden Lane, application for restaurant/grocery wine, beer & cider license for Maiden Farm Inc. d/b/a Zeytuna – Resolution
8) 7 Hanover Square, application for restaurant liquor license for Jason Francisco – Resolution
9) 1 & 5 Coenties Slip, application for alteration of a liquor license for JPK Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Zigolini – Resolution
10) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—77 Pearl Street, application for renewal of a wine, beer & cider license for Four Star ½ Inc. d/b/a Justinos
—23 Park Place, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Murray Place Inc. d/b/a Barleycorn
—85 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of a restaurant wine, beer & cider license for Tajin Restaurant Corp.
—54 Pearl Street, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Broadwater & Pearl Associates LLC d/b/a Fraunces Tavern
—118 Nassau Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for 118 Rest on Nassau Inc. d/b/a Nassau Bar & Grill
—99 Washington Street, application for renewal of a hotel restaurant liquor license for Golden Seahorse LLC and Crescent Hotels & Resorts d/b/a Holiday Inn Manhattan – Financial District
—One World Trade Center, 34th/35th Floor, application for removal of a catering liquor license for the 34th floor

10/5 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan College of NY, 60 West Street, 1st floor community room
1) DOT bicycle safety on West Street – Presentation by Project Manager, Transportation Planning and Management Group, NYC Department of Transportation
2) Pier A Taste New York Store – Update by Anthony Malone, General Manager of Pier A
3) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update
4) Battery Park City Authority – Update
—Introduction of Anne O’Neill, Director of Horticulture, Sustainability and Landscape Design, Battery Park City Authority
5) South End Avenue Study – Resolution
6) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—30 West Street, renewal of application for a restaurant liquor license for Osteria Casano LLC d/b/a Inatteso Pizzabar Cassano

10/6 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) The Downtown Soccer League – Update
2) China Institute – Presentation by Shenzhan Liao, Director of Education

10/17 Planning Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) World Trade Center – Update by Glenn Guzi, Project Manager, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
2) Silverstein Properties World Trade Center – Update by Dara McQuillan, Marketing and Communications Director, Silverstein Properties
3) World Trade Center Performing Arts Center – Update by Maggie Boepple, President

10/18 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) South Street East River Community Development Corporation – Presentation by Aixa Torres, President & Victor Papa, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
2) Proposed MTA M1 Bus Extension – Presentation by Zachary Campbell, Assistant Director, MTA & Laura Azze Singh, Transportation Planner, MTA

I may make a rare appearance at the Seaport/Civic Center Committee to protest any new bus route involving Broadway below Chambers. We have far too many buses as is!

10/19 Executive Committee – 5:30 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Capital and Expense Budget Requests for FY 2018 – Resolution

10/19 Tribeca Committee – 6:30 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Hudson River Park Pier 40 and Pier 26 – Update by Madelyn Wils, President, Hudson River Park Trust
2) Tony Simone, Friends of Hudson River Park, Director of External Affairs – Introduction
3) 5 White Street, application for change in method of operations for North of Houston LLC – Resolution

The restaurant currently known as White Street will likely be turned into more of a sports bar, and possibly rebranded as an outpost of the Ainsworth.

4) 412 Greenwich Street, application for liquor license for entity to be formed by Tom Gialamboukis – Resolution

That’s Tom Galis, who ran into serious headwinds at last month’s meeting over his plans for a restaurant in the Sterling Mason.

5) 95 West Broadway, application for liquor license for Tribeca Hotel LLC – Resolution

The Cosmopolitan Hotel.

6) 277 Church Street, application for corporate change for B Flat Inc. – Possible resolution (invited)
7) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—130 West Broadway, renewal of sidewalk café application for WB Duane Japan Partners Inc. d/b/a Sushi of Gari Tribec
—222 West Broadway, application for renewal of unenclosed sidewalk café license for Terra

10/20 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Construction Forum follow up

10/20 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Location:  Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street – 19th Floor, Southside meeting room
1) 28 Liberty Street/Chase Plaza Deed Restriction Modification – Informational Discussion
2) 70 Thomas Street, application for 6th floor addition and elevator bulkhead – Resolution

I rarely go to the Landmarks Committee, so maybe I’m wrong, but this seems beyond the pale.

70-thomas-proposed-rooftop-addition-seen-from-thomas 70-thomas-proposed-rooftop-addition-seen-from-across-west-broadway3) 308-310 Canal Street, application for rooftop addition – Resolution

That’s the former Pearl Paint building, which is being converted to condos.

4) 87 Lafayette Street, application for review of relationship between new building at 137 Centre Street and existing landmarked firehouse – Resolution
5) 51 White Street, application for 2-story non-visible addition and new storefront and raised stucco roof parapet wall – Resolution

A new storefront will be welcome.

51-white10/25 Public Hearing on CB 1 Capital and Expense budgets for FY 2018 – 6:00 PM
Location: Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, Aniello Bianco room (ID required to enter building)

10/25 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location:  Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, Aniello Bianco room (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.”