Roc’s Replacement

From Community Board 1…. My comments are indented on the line below. NOTE: I will not be able to attend this month’s Tribeca Committee meeting, so if you’ve ever wanted to write up the Unofficial Minutes, this is your big chance. Moreover, as part of the media, you’ll get to be an enemy of the American people!

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.)

3/1 Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) William Street Plaza Zoning Text Amendment–Resolution
2) 
140 Broadway, Board of Standards and Appeals application for a special permit to allow operation of a physical culture establishment – Resolution
3) 88 Broad Street, small unenclosed sidewalk café application for OBBM, LLC d/b/a Broadstone Tap House – Resolution
4) 6 Water Street, application for a new hotel liquor license application for AI IV LLC, AI Operating IV LLC and AI Manager IV LLC d/b/a Hilton Garden Inn – Resolution
5) 
61-69 Barclay Street, application for a new bar/lounge liquor license for If Not Now LLC d/b/a TBD – Resolution

I’m not sure where 61-69 Barclay is…. The only retail space on that block (between W. Broadway and Church) is the private Company Store, or whatever it’s called. I’m trying to find out more from CB1, but I bet this is for the roof. There had been talk at the end of 2014 of a “four-story rooftop restaurant, bar, and lounge.” My summary of New York YIMBY‘s report at the time: “The filing ‘calls for building three small but tall additional floors atop the 20-story building. The floors would add just around 19,000 square feet [and] its total height would rise from 217 feet to 260 feet. In addition to the three new stories—labeled ‘bar/lounge with outdoor seating’ on the Schedule A filing—offices, dining rooms, and mechanical space on the 20th floor would be turned into just a restaurant and mechanical space.'”

UPDATE: It’s not the roof. Shane Benson of New York Vintners on Warren is opening an “indoor farm” on the ground floor and in the basement. “It’s a cooking and wine school,” he said. “The same stuff we’re doing now, but in a much better manner.” There will also be a café during the day, with places to hang out. If Not Now is the LLC name; it wasn’t clear whether the project will have one umbrella name, but the various components will have names—New York Vintners for part of it, Quarterline for another part, and “just a symbol” for a third part, which I didn’t understand but it’s nice to have mysteries in this life.

6) 83 Pearl Street, application for alteration of a restaurant liquor license for 55 Stone Rest, Inc. d/b/a Mad Dog & Beans – Resolution
7) 79 Pearl Street, application for alteration of a restaurant liquor license for Ret Ventures LTD. d/b/a Route 66 American BBQ – Resolution
8) 
27 Park Place (24 Murray Street), application for change in method of operation of a bar/tavern liquor license for MXK Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Remix – Resolution
9) 
27 Park Place (24 Murray Street), application for renewal of a bar/tavern liquor license for MXK Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Remix – Resolution

These have been on hold as Remix awaited its fate with the State Liquor Authority.

10) 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:
—Ziua USA Cultural Foundation; Street Activity Permit Office application for Romania 
Day Festival; Sunday, May 14, 2017; Broadway between Liberty Street and Battery 
Place; Whitehall Street between Stone Street and Morris Street
—Community Board 1, Street Activity Permit Office application for Fulton Street 
Follies; Saturday, September 9, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Fulton Street between 
Gold Street and Broadway
—Seaport Community Coalition; Street Activity Permit Office application for The 
Seaport Festival; Saturday, September 23, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Water Street 
between Fulton Street and Broad Street
—Association of Indians in America NY Chapter; Street Activity Permit Office 
application for Deepavali Festival 2017; Sunday, October 1, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Water Street between Fulton Street and Fletcher Street, John Street between Front Street and Water Street
—Bowling Green Association; Street Activity Permit Office application for Columbus Day Festival; Monday, October 9, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Whitehall Street between Stone Street and Water Street; Broadway between Morris Street and Stone Street; Broadway between Liberty Street and Battery Place
—Sons of Italy Petrosino Lodge; Street Activity Permit Office application for World Trade Center Block Party 3; Sunday, October 15, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place
—Community Board 1; Street Activity Permit Office application for Broad Street Lunchfest; Thursday, October 19, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Broad Street between Water Street and South Street
—Independence Plaza North Tenants Association; Street Activity Permit Office application for Veteran’s Day Festival; Friday, November 10, 2017; Broadway between Liberty Street and Battery Place
— GrowNYC, Street Activity Permit Office application for Coenties Slip Greenmarket; every Thursday from June 1, 2017 – November 16, 2017; 8:00AM – 6:00PM; Coenties Slip between Water Street and Pearl Street
—First Police Precinct Community Council; Street Activity Permit Office application for Financial Community Fall Fair; Friday, November 17, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Maiden Lane between South Street and Water Street

That’s ten more street-activity permits.

—1 World Trade Center, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Legends OWO LLC d/b/a One World Observatory
—60 Pine Street, application for renewal of a private club liquor license for Down Town Association
—115 Broadway, application for renewal of a café wine, beer & cider license for 115 Broadway Corp, Store B d/b/a Panini & Co Breads
—16 1⁄2 Dover Street (279 Water Street), application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license application for Sanwep Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Bridge Café
—9-11 Maiden Lane, application for renewal of a tavern liquor license for Maideneire LLC d/b/a Malt House Financial District
—Battery Park Slip 1, application for renewal of a seasonal vessel liquor license for Nautical Gourmet Inc. d/b/a Clipper City
—90 Washington Street, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Clinton Hall Holdings LLC d/b/a Clinton Hall
—Governor’s Island, application for renewal of a restaurant wine, beer & cider license for Salmon East Seven Corp d/b/a Little Eva’s
—91-97 Pearl Street (48 Stone Street), application for renewal of a restaurant/bar liquor license for Pearlstone Restaurant LLC d/b/a Ulysses’ Folk House

3/2 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 14 White Street, application for new seven-story mixed-use building – Resolution

That’s at the southwest corner of Sixth Ave., where a parking lot now stands.

2) 54 Franklin Street, application for replacement of vault lights – Resolution
3) 41 Park Row, application for façade alterations – Resolution
4) 279 Church Street, application for signage – Resolution

That’s the building with Baked on the ground floor. My guess is that this would be for the newly expanded Lyons Den Power Yoga upstairs.

5) 209 Broadway application for handicapped accessibility ramp for St. Paul Chapel – Resolution

3/7 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan College of New York 60 West Street, Community Room
1) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update by Patrick Murphy, Account Manager
2) BPCA Permit Request: 9/11 Memorial Walk on April 23, 2017, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
3) Asphalt Green (history of the BPC Community Center Task Force, type of programming identified by the BPC Community Center Task Force, revisions to management agreement between Asphalt Green & BPCA) – Resolution
4) Senator Daniel Squadron’s proposed legislation to ensure that a majority of members of the Battery Park City Authority are Battery Park City residents – Resolution
5) Battery Park City Authority – Updates by Nicholas T. Sbordone, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority including the following topics: Wagner Park; resiliency study for all of BPC; Irish Hunger Memorial including targeted completion date; build-out of the BPCA Space in the Liberty Court Building including the community space; Kowsky Plaza.

Kowsky Plaza is the area just south of the North Cove Marina, I think.

3/8 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Citi building renovations – Update by Gerald Jennings, Director, Citigroup State & Local Government Relations
2) 271 Church Street, application for a Board of Standards and Appeals special permit pursuant to section 73-36 of the New York City Zoning Resolution to legalize the operation of a Physical Culture Establishment for the Tracy Anderson Method – Resolution
3) Street Activity Permit application by Transportation Alternatives, August 29, 2017 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Beach Street between Hudson and Greenwich Streets – Resolution
4) Street Activity Permit application by Tribeca Family Festival, April 27, 2017 6 p.m. – April 29, 2017 11:59 p.m., Greenwich, Beach, North Moore, Franklin, Harrison, Jay, Duane, and Reade Streets – Resolution
5) 190A Duane Street, application for liquor license for Fatmir Caushi or corporation to be formed – Resolution

Well, here’s the big news. 190 Duane is where Roc was. Fatmir Caushi also owns Trattoria Pesce Pasta at 625 Columbus Ave. (pictured above) and maybe Trattoria Pesce Pasta at 262 Bleecker. My guess is that this will be something similar to that.

6) 385 Greenwich Street, application for alteration to liquor license for Aemal LLC – Resolution

That’s Yves. It would be helpful if CB1 agendas would include the dba name.

7) 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour – Update by Sharon Pope, Community Outreach/Strategic Planning Manager, Bike New York

Last month, Pope promised to ask the home office if they’d consider making the event less aggravatingly loud.

8) Reversal of the direction of traffic on Jay Street from Hudson to Greenwich Streets – Update

Update? I’m pretty sure this is the first I’ve ever heard of this. I guess this is because Harrison and Duane go the same direction (east).

9) Warren Street dog run issue – Discussion
10) 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:
—2 Desbrosses Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Apogee Events, Inc., d/b/a Tribeca Rooftop
—36-38 Hudson Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Bouley
—17 Murray Street, application for renewal of liquor license for The Dark Horse Tavern
—225 West Street, Pier 25, application for renewal of seasonal liquor license for GBSZ LLC d/b/a Grand Banks
—Street activity permit for Church Street School, May 21, 2017, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Warren Street between W. Broadway and Greenwich Street

They might want to run that by the NYC DDC, which is overseeing the massive Warren Street reconstruction project.

3/9 Special meeting on new CB1 committee structure – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Borough President’s Office 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – South
1) Discussion and finalization of new committees 
(all board members are strongly encouraged to attend).

I sure do hope they’re not thinking of organizing the committees in some way that means I have to go to more than one meeting per month. UPDATE: Community Board 1 has indeed decided to eliminate most of its geographic committees (such as Tribeca, FiDi, and Seaport/Civic Center), and now there will be a “Licensing and Permitting Committee [to] handle applications for liquor licenses, outdoor cafes and street activities” (as per the Tribeca Trib). This is such a terrible idea. The L&P Committee meeting will go on for hours and hours and hours, and anyone from the public who decides to attend will have to sit through a dozen discussions that have no relevance to him/her. And, more selfishly, this means I’ll likely have to go to more than one meeting per month and an end to the Unofficial Minutes posts as we’ve known them.

3/13 Planning Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Centre St, William St, Park Row & Pearl St Bike Lanes – Presentation by Department of Transportation & Resolution

More bike lanes for cyclists to ignore!

2) 42 Trinity Place Development – Presentation by Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President of Trinity Place Holdings & Scott C. Cantone, Esq., Bender Cantone Consulting, Inc.

Last we heard, 80 stories tall, or maybe taller.

3) East River Skyway Project – Presentation by Dan Levy, East River Skyway
4) 54 Fulton Street, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development application for 421-a tax incentive program – Report

That’s the new building where the parking garage used to be.

3/14 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Lead Water Testing in City Schools (Tentative)
2) State Constitutional Convention–Resolution

3/16 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) NYC Department of Sanitation – Report by Jason Chen, Community Affairs Liaison, Bureau of Community Affairs
2) Fare for All – Presentation by Nancy Rankin, Vice President for Policy Research and Advocacy, Community Service Society of New York

3/21 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 9-11 Fulton Street, application for a restaurant/beer garden liquor license for an entity to 
be formed by William Zafiros and Aristotle Hatzigeorgiou – Resolution

They’re the Water Taxi Beaches guys.

2) 11 Fulton Street, application for a bar/tavern/restaurant liquor license for Flea 
Productions LLC d/b/a Smorgasburg – Resolution

3) City Hall Park – Discussion

It would be so helpful if there was an indication of what this is about. How can people who don’t have to attend (i.e., the public) determine whether they should bother?

4) 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:
—Community Board 1, Street Activity Permit Office application for The Great July 4th 
Festival; Tuesday, July 4, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Fulton Street between Water 
Street and Gold Street
—Association of Indians in America NY Chapter; Street Activity Permit Office 
application for Deepavali Festival 2017; Sunday, October 1, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Water Street between Fulton Street and Fletcher Street, John Street between Front Street and Water Street
—Pier 15 (78 South Street), application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for P15 LLC d/b/a Cones Café and Watermark Bar & Lounge

3/28 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: 7 World Trade Center, a.k.a. 250 Greenwich Street, 10th Floor

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.”

2 Comments

  1. Re: “2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour – Update by Sharon Pope, Community Outreach/Strategic Planning Manager, Bike New York

    “Last month, Pope promised to ask the home office if they’d consider making the event less aggravatingly loud.”

    Not even Pope Francis could get them to lower the amplification level.

  2. i hope they don’t reverse the traffic on jay st. it’s very convenient for accessing hudson from greenwich without dealing with the crowded intersection at duane street.

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