A New Sculpture at Tribeca Park

From Community Board 1…. My comments are indented on the line below. NOTE: This is the first month with CB1’s reorganized committee structure.

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.)

4/3 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Edgar/Trinity Working Group – Resolution

I believe this is about trying to get Edgar Street closed to traffic for the new FiDi school.

2) School Overcrowding Task Force – Report
3) Eric Greenleaf’s report on 626 school seats not accounted for – Discussion
4) Millennium HS Preference, Past and Present and walk-through at PS 234 – Report
5) “Teens Are Terrorizing Battery Park City” – Discussion and report
6) Review of Unfilled School Crossing Guard Positions – Discussion
7) 250 Water Street Parking Lot progress toward closing Peck Slip for play street – Report
8) Blue Book update discussion
9) Lead Water Testing in City Schools – Report by Councilmember Chin’s Staff
10) Open House to meet NYU Langone Pediatric Team – Announcement

4/4 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, Community Room
1) North Cove Marina sailing school – Update by Callie Haines, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Properties and Simon Bryan and Meg Reilly, IGY
2) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update by Patrick Murphy, Account Manager
3) BPC Resiliency Assessment Overview – Presentation by Gwen Dawson, Vice President for Real Property, Battery Park City Authority
4) Wagner Park Resiliency Update – Presentation by Stanton Eckstut, Principal, and Eric C. Y. Fang, Principal, Perkins Eastman
5) Battery Park City Authority – Updates by Nicholas T. Sbordone, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority

4/5 Human, Veterans and Senior Services Task Force – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Scheduling and frequency of meetings – Discussion
2) Potential agenda topics – Discussion

4/6 Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Beaver Street Reversal – Presentation by Department of Transportation

Is there a push to change the direction of traffic on Beaver?

2) Pace University Master Plan – Presentation by Vanessa J. Herman, Assistant Vice President, Government & Community Relations & Jean Gallagher, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Pace University
3) City Bench – Report

From the CityBench website: “The CityBench program is an initiative to increase the amount of public seating on New York City’s streets. DOT installs attractive and durable benches around the city, particularly at bus stops, retail corridors, and in areas with high concentrations of senior citizens. These benches make streets more comfortable for transit riders and pedestrians, especially for those who are older and disabled. Anyone can request a bench, and anyone can use one.”

4/12 Licensing & Permits Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North

This meeting is going to last forever.

Financial District
1) 63 Wall Street, application for liquor license for Wall Street Owner Inc. – Resolution
2) 61 Broadway, Suite 2400, application for a catering facility liquor license for Legends Hospitality LLC – Resolution
3) Whitehall Ferry Terminal – 4 South Street, application for café liquor license for Vectorix Inc. – Resolution
4) Manhattan Ferry Landing, Governors Island, 10 South Street, Slip 7; application for summer liquor license for Island Oyster LLC d/b/a Island Oyster – Resolution
5) 133 Greenwich Street, application for hotel/restaurant liquor license for Pyramid WTC Tenant LLC and Pyramid WTC Management LLC d/b/a Courtyard Marriott; Table 133 – Resolution
6) 70 South Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for Maiden Rest LLC d/b/a Industry Kitchen – Resolution
7) 85 Greenwich Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Tajin Restaurant Corp. – Resolution
8) 17 John Street, application for hotel, conference/working space, café, bar liquor license for The Assemblage Hospitality LLC, Kokua CW 1, LLC, and 17 John Street Property Owners LLC d/b/a TBD – Resolution

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:
• 75 Wall Street, application for restaurant liquor license for KTG Hospitality LLC d/b/a Wall Street Grill – Resolution
• 101 Barclay Street, 16th Floor, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Aramark Services, Inc.
• Castle Clinton, Battery Park; application for renewal of a seasonal vessel liquor license for Statue Cruises LLC d/b/a Miss Freedom (motorized vessel)
• Castle Clinton, Battery Park; application for renewal of a seasonal vessel liquor license for Statue Cruises LLC d/b/a Statue of Liberty V (motorized vessel)
• Castle Clinton, Battery Park; application for renewal of a seasonal vessel liquor license for Statue Cruises LLC d/b/a Lady Liberty (motorized vessel)
• 55 Water Street, application for renewal of a seasonal liquor license for Masterpiece Caterers Corp. d/b/a Sky 55
• 54 Pine Street, application for renewal of a deli wine, beer & cider license for Pine Gourmet, Inc. d/b/a Taz Café
• 55 Water Street, Vietnam Veterans Plaza; application for renewal of a café liquor license for Masterpiece Caterers Corp. d/b/a Promenade Grill
• 55 Water Street, 1st Floor; application for renewal of a food court/café liquor license for Masterpiece Caterers Corp. d/b/a Café 55
• Carousel Kiosk Battery Park – The Bosque Area, application for renewal of a seasonal café wine, beer & cider license for Cleaver Company Inc., The Carousel Kiosk Battery Park
• Fountain Kiosk Battery Park – The Bosque Area, application for renewal of a seasonal café wine, beer & cider license for Cleaver Company Inc., The Fountain Kiosk Battery Park

Seaport/Civic Center
1) 78 South Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for P15 LLC d/b/a Cones Café and Watermark Bar & Lounge – Resolution

Tribeca
1) 109 West Broadway, application for new enclosed sidewalk café – Report

Matt Abramcyk’s restaurant in the former Super Linda. “Two different menus upstairs and down,” Abramcyk said in December, before he went to CB1 for the liquor license. “Upstairs lighter [and] fish-centric. Downstairs great cocktails and smoked meats.”

2) 190A Duane Street, application for liquor license for Fatmir Caushi or corporation to be formed – Resolution

This is the former Roc space. At last month’s meeting, Caushi was ambushed by the owner of the building, who said that Roc’s Rocco Cadolini had no right to sell the lease.

3) 205 Hudson Street, application for alteration for extension of hours for AFNYC LLC d/b/a American Flatbread – Resolution

Owner Billy Reilly said they’re postponing for at least a month.

4) 157 Duane Street, application for sidewalk cafe for Khe-Yo – Resolution

Will CB1 allow outdoor seating on a side street?

5) 221 West Broadway, application for alteration of liquor license for North of Houston LLC d/b/a White Street – Update and possible resolution

This is odd, since “for rent” signs have recently gone up at the space.

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:
• 34 Desbrosses Street, application for wine and beer license for NZJJ, LLC d/b/a to be determined – Resolution

This is for the convenience store inside Truffles Tribeca.

• 458 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Tribeca Hospitality Corp. d/b/a The Greek
• 187 Church Street, renewal of wine and beer license for An Hao 187 Inc. d/b/a Akimoto Sushi 24 Harrison Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Terroir Tribeca
• 67 Murray Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Kinjo Inc. d/b/a Gunbae
• 59 Reade Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for 59 Mact Corp d/b/a Maxwells
• 136 West Broadway, application for a renewal of liquor license for Edward’s

Battery Park City
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:
• 100 West Street #249, renewal of beer & cider license for Battery BBQ LLC d/b/a Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
• 21 South End Avenue, application for restaurant liquor license for Ningbo Café (reviewed by BPC Committee in January 2016 and refiled with SLA)

4/13 Landmarks & Preservation Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Building 110, Governors Island, application for demolition of existing staircase and replacement with accessible ramp and new entrance stair for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – Resolution
2) Building 110, Governors Island, application for restoration of stucco façade – Resolution
3) Building 108, Governors Island, application for window replacement – Resolution
4) 159 John Street, application to convert window to door – Resolution
5) 15 Park Row, application for window replacement master plan – Resolution
6) 1 Worth Street [below], application for window replacement – Resolution

4/18 Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Leonard Ursachi Tribeca Park Art Installation – Presentation by Elizabeth Masella, Public Art coordinator, Department of Parks and Recreation

“I’m still finalizing details on the sculpture, ‘It’s a Wonderful World,'” says Ursachi. ” It will probably open in late June.” He had a work called “Open House” at Tribeca Park back in 2002.

2) Peck Slip Park – Discussion & possible resolution
3) Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency – Discussion
4) Seaport Development – Discussion
5) Warren Street dog run issue – Discussion with Department of Parks & Recreation (Tentative)

4/20 Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) New York State Assembly legislation A00347 relating to feminine hygiene product access in schools – Presentation by Erica Overton, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal
2) Urban Umbrella – Presentation by Ben Krall, Co-Founder

4/25 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
South Street Seaport Museum, 213 Water St.

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.”

4 Comments

  1. With 1 White Street, a new restaurant can be opened under the same license under North of Houston LLC with a new dba and a new tenant signing the lease as the license is still active.

    • I’m a bit vague on this, but the State Liquor Authority requires a new license if a certain percent of ownership or the “method of operation” changes. I’ve certainly seen bars and restaurants change direction when a new partner comes onboard, but never with a “for rent” sign preceding it. (Also just for the record, 1 White is the old building at the southeast corner of White and W. Broadway; this is the L-shaped building with the White Street address of 3-7 White, a.k.a. 221 W. Broadway.)

      • From “State Liquor Authority Handbook for Retail Licensees,” July 2013

        CORPORATE CHANGES

        If your license has been issued in the name of a corporation or limited liability company, you must obtain the approval of the SLA before making any of the following changes to the corporate structure:
        (a) adding or removing an officer or director of
        the corporation; or (b) adding or removing a managing member of a limited liability company.

        In addition, you must also obtain the approval of the SLA before there is a change in the stockholders of the corporation or the members of the limited liability company, or any change in the stock held by an existing stockholder (of the corporation) or the ownership interest of an existing member (of the limited liability company) has in the business. Please note that no approval is needed if there are ten or more stockholders or members and: (a) the change involves less than 10% of the stock or ownership interest; and (b) none of the existing stockholders or members with less than a 10% interest have their interest increased to 10% or more.

        If you have an on-premises license in New York City, you must notify your Community Board before filing an application to approve a corporate change if you are making a “substantial corporate change.” The notice must be in writing, using the form approved and provided by the Authority. This must be done thirty days before you file the corporate change application, using either: certified mail; an overnight delivery service; or personal delivery to your municipality. For a corporation, a “substantial corporate change” means a change of 80% or more of the officers and/or directors, or a transfer of 80% or more of stock of the corporation, or an existing stockholder obtaining 80% or more of the stock of such corporation. For a limited liability company, a “substantial corporate change” means a change of 80% or more of the managing members of the company, or a transfer of 80% or more of ownership interest in the company, or an existing member obtaining a cumulative of 80% or more of the ownership interest in the company.

        […]

        WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU CLOSE YOUR BUSINESS?

        All retailers are required to keep their business open. If you are going to close for any reason for more than one week, you should place your license certificate in safekeeping with the SLA until you are prepared to re-open. The SLA will allow you to keep your license certificate in safekeeping for a reasonable period of time.

        When you are ready to re-open, you can have the SLA return your license certificate to you. If you do not plan on re-opening your business, you should return (“surrender”) your license certificate to the SLA. You will then be entitled to a refund of any unused portion of your license fee. Once you surrender your license, you will have to apply for a new license if you wish to go back into business.

  2. Re Khe-Yo’s proposed sidewalk cafe: Mark Forgione & co must realize that their proposal will be controversial because they have more than fulfilled the notification requirements, having sent a multi-page packet of information and explanation to each resident of the adjoining buildings (“helpfully” including a statement of endorsement to be signed, but without instructions as to who to return it to).

    If they are approved, it’ll be quite a slalom between the bike rack just to the east and the mounds of garbage from Weather Up and Bouley just to the west. But perhaps the noise of 12 extra patrons eating won’t be heard over the din from Weather Up when the windows are open.

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