The Secretive Event Space on Duane

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.)

1/4 Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 6 Murray Street, application for alteration of a tavern liquor license for Manhattan Proper Concepts LLC d/b/a The Manhattan Proper – Resolution (Tentative)
2) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, corporate change, minor alteration or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses, renewal of sidewalk cafe permits and recurring street closure permits:
—20 Maiden Lane (AKA 51 Nassau Street), application for renewal of a hotel/restaurant liquor license for HCIN Maiden Hotel Associates LLC, HCIN Maiden Hotel Lessee & Hersha Hospitality Management LP d/b/a Holiday Inn Wall Street
—6 Stone Street, application for renewal of a tavern liquor license for A Square B Inc. d/b/a Murphy’s Tavern
—27 Park Place, application for renewal of a restaurant wine, beer and cider license for 27 Shinjuku Sushi Inc. d/b/a Shinjuku Sushi

1/5 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Asphalt Green, 212 North End Avenue – Theater
1) Asphalt Green – Update by Jennifer Coccia, Director, Asphalt Green Battery Park City

Possibly touching on how the space formerly used for babysitting will soon be given over to “programming.”

2) North Cove Marina – Update by Brookfield Properties

Whatever they’re saying, it’s bound to be controversial.

3) 345 South End Avenue, application for alterations to restaurant space for 301 South LLC d/b/a SouthWest NY/Black Hound – Discussion and possible resolution
4) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update by Patrick Murphy, Account Manager
5) Battery Park City Authority – Update by Nicholas T. Sbordone, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority

1/9 Planning Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) New Deed Restriction modification procedures – Update

1/10 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Edgar Street Student Plaza Working Group – Report
2) Meeting with Paola Ruiz Manhattan Borough Director, Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit on Community School Issues – Report
3) Millennium High School – Update
4) School Enrollment Registration Numbers – Report

1/11 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 144 Duane Street – Discussion with Vincent Hanley, representative of building owner

Because at least part of it is being used as an event space.

2) 184 Duane Street, Street Seats installation at Laughing Man Coffee – Update by David Steingard, Laughing Man Coffee

Sounds like the popular benches in the street are coming back next year.

3) 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour – Update by Sharon Pope, Community Outreach/Strategic Planning Manager, Bike New York

Many of us have said it before: By all means start the Five Boro Bike Tour here—just minimize the amplified noise early on Sunday morning. In fact, as I explained last month, the NYPD’s rules prohibit amplified sound on weekends before 10 a.m. in a residential area. The text below is from the NYPD’s permit; I boldfaced the particularly relevant parts. (The bike ride is May 7.)

The police commissioner shall not issue any permit for the use of a sound device or apparatus: In any location within five hundred feet of a school, courthouse or church, during the hours of school, court or worship, respectively, or within five hundred feet of any hospital or similar institution; in any location where the commissioner, upon investigation, shall determine that the conditions of vehicular or pedestrian traffic or both are such that the use of such a device or apparatus will constitute a threat to the safety of pedestrians or vehicular operators; in any location where the commissioner, upon investigation, shall determine that conditions of overcrowding or of street repair or other physical conditions are such that the use of a sound device or apparatus will deprive the public of the right to the safe, comfortable, convenient and peaceful enjoyment of any public street, park or place for street, park or other public purposes, or will constitute a threat to the safety of pedestrians or vehicle operators; in or on any vehicle or other device while it is in transit; between the hours of 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.; or between the hours of 8 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, and 9 a.m. on weekdays and between the hours of 8 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, and 10 a.m. on weekends and public holidays, in any location within fifty feet of any building that is lawfully occupied for residential use. The distance of fifty feet shall be measured in a straight line from the point on the exterior wall of such building nearest to any point in the location for which the permit is sought.

4) 59 Reade Street, application for renewal of sidewalk cafe for 59 Mact Corp. d/b/a Maxwell’s – Discussion and possible resolution
5) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, corporate change, minor alteration or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses, renewal of sidewalk cafe permits and recurring street closure permits:
—295 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of wine and beer license for Tribeca Baked Foods Corp. d/b/a Gee Whiz
—85 West Broadway, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for 85 West Broadway Owner LLC and Tribeca Kitchen LLC, d/b/a Smyth Hotel
—61 Reade Street, renewal of sidewalk cafe application for 61 Reade Pizza Inc. d/b/a Tre Sorelle
—The Washington Market School Block Party, street activity permit for Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Duane Street between Church Street and West Broadway

1/12 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 121 Chambers Street, application for approval of reconstruction of two street storefront infill, removal of fire escape, non-visible roof addition and lot line windows – Resolution (Tentative)

Where Manhattan Beauty Supply was, and Tribeca Upholstery is. (The building goes through to Reade.)

1/17 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation Project – Update by Luis Sanchez & Joannene Kidder, NYC Department of Transportation
2) Dragon Express Commuter Van – Resolution
3) 199 Water Street, application for wine, beer & cider license for 199 Roast LLC d/b/a Roast Kitchen – Resolution

1/18 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Agenda to be determined

1/19 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Sunday, March 19, 2017 United Airlines NYC Half – Discussion with Luigi Fulinello, Community Liaison, Government & Community Relations and Tom Therkildsen, Senior Manager of Event Development

Presumably the word “Marathon” belongs in there.

2) Sidewalk sheds
—Discussion of NY City Council Int. 1389-2016 regarding sidewalk sheds with NYC Council Member Ben Kallos and NY State Senate Bill S2404A
3) Street Vending Modernization Act – Discussion with Mary Cooley, Department of Consumer Affairs and resolution

1/24 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 27 Barclay, Chambers Room, 2nd Fl.
NO FOOD IS ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES

I bet it’s because the Four Seasons is planning on showing off its catering skills. Not!

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.”