A Possible Pub on Murray Street

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.)

7/11 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Atlantic Yachting, new sailing camp that will operate from Pier 25 – Presentation by Logan Rowell, Director
2) Community Education Council/Manhattan Community Board School Planning Meeting – Report
3) Proposed cuts to after school budgets – Discussion
4) Trinity School traffic study – Update

7/12 Licensing & Permits Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – Northside

Battery Park City
1) 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:
—21 South End Ave., application for renewal of a liquor license for Miramar

Tribeca
1) Spring Studios, 60 [sic] Varick Street, Community Advisory Committee – Discussion regarding appointment of members and committee vote

I believe a Community Advisory Committee was one of the stipulations agreed to for the liquor license, but I don’t know whether it’s been meeting or not. When they do, let’s hope someone asks about the private-club restaurant that’s supposed to be open to the public.

2) Jewish Community Project, street activity permit application for Duane Street between Broadway and Church Street, Thursday, October 5, 2017 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. (full street closure) – Resolution

Full-day street closure on a weekday is likely to raise concerns.

3) 125 Chambers Street, application for unenclosed sidewalk café for Pret a Manger – Resolution
4) 109 West Broadway, application for enclosed sidewalk café for 109 West Broadway LLC – Resolution
5) 57 Murray Street, application for liquor license for Murray 57 LLC – Resolution

That’s the former Cricketer’s Arms. The contact address for Murray 57 LLC is 954 Beech St. in Long Beach, N.Y., which is also the site of a restaurant/bar called Lilly’s of Long Beach. If something along those lines is the plan for 57 Murray, residents will not be happy; they’ve been fighting the pub-ification of Murray for years. UPDATE 7/7: A reader pointed out that the State Liquor Authority database lists John G. Carey as a principal at Lilly’s of Long Beach. Carey has been involved in two pubs on Murray over the years: Biddy Early’s (43 Murray) and Lilly O’Briens (67 Murray and 18 Murray).

6) 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:
—6 Harrison Street, application for a new restaurant liquor license for Jung Sik Dang, Corp. d/b/a Jung Sik
—78 Reade St., application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Balcony Café Inc.

That’s Church Publick, currently closed for renovations.

—88 Reade Street, application for renewal of restaurant wine and beer license for Tribeca Hummus, Inc. d/b/a Nish Nush
—52 Walker Street, application for alteration of liquor license to address the matter of exterior security for KNH Enterprises LLC d/b/a M1-5
—Chabad of Tribeca, street activity permit application for Reade Street between Broadway and Church Street, Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
—Jewish Community Project, street activity permit application for Duane Street between Broadway and Church Street, October 3, 2017, 12 p.m. – October 15, 2017, 6 p.m. (curb lane closure)

Seaport/Civic Center
1) 11 Fulton Street, application for alteration of a liquor license for iPic-Gold Class Entertainment, LLC d/b/a iPic Theaters and The Tuck Room – Resolution
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:
—77 Fulton Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for 3 Three B’s Corp d/b/a T.J. Byrnes Bar & Restaurant

Financial District
1) 108 Greenwich Street, application for a liquor license for Suspenders and Belt LLC d/b/a Suspenders Restaurant – Resolution
2) 11 Maiden Lane, application for unenclosed sidewalk café for The Malt Shop [sic; it’s the Malt House] – 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:
• 55 Stone Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for 55 Stone Street LLC
• 120 Broadway (15 Nassau Street), application for renewal of a liquor license for Capital Grille Holdings, Inc. d/b/a The Capital Grille #8039
• 250 Greenwich Street, 33rd Floor (7 WTC), application for renewal of a liquor license for Restaurant Associates, LLC and New York Academy of Science
• 100 Maiden Lane, application for renewal of a liquor license for Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, LLC d/b/a Chipotle Mexican Grill
• 40 Broad Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Za Restaurant Management LLC d/b/a Reserve Cut

7/13 Landmarks & Preservation Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 63/63a Reade Street, application for new storefront, signage and lighting – Resolution

That’s Tre Sorelle.

2) 271 Church Street, application for new windows on ground floor and new signage – Resolution

Presumably for Sweaty Betty, unless Tracy Anderson is already making changes.

7/17 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Asphalt Green, Community Room, 212 North End Avenue
1) Gateway tenants lawsuit – Report by counsel for the plaintiff
2) Battery Park City resident representation on the Battery Park City Authority Board –Resolution
3) Bicycle Working Group – Report and possible resolution
4) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update by Patrick Murphy, Account Manager
5) Battery Park City Authority – Updates by Nicholas T. Sbordone, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority

7/18 Joint Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee and Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
Joint Committees
1) 200 Water Street, Department of City Planning application for arcade infill and plaza upgrades – Resolution

In 2016, the City Planning Commission gave back public arcades to a bunch of FiDi buildings. Some of us thought the city ought to get something in return. But then the plan ran afoul of flood regulations; maybe 200 Water found a way around that. That’s a 200 Water arcade below; it’ll be a shame if we lose the mermaid mural.

2) POPS Comptroller Report – Presentation by Eric Holguin, Borough Liaison – Manhattan, Office of the NYC Comptroller
3) 130 William Street Plaza – Resolution
4) Pier 40 – Update by Tobi Bergman, Chair, Pier 40 Working Group
5) Peck Slip Park – Report

7/19 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) New York State Constitutional Convention proposal – Presentation by Citizens Union of the City of New York
2) Committee Reports

7/20 Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Five Boro Bike Tour – Discussion with Sharon Pope, Director, Community Outreach and Membership, Bike New York

While some residents found this year’s event less intrusive, others were still made miserable by it, and hopefully CB1 will push Bike New York to make further changes. The ideal solution is to push the start time later, or better yet, move it to a non-residential area (especially if it has to happen at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning).

2) 100 Greenwich Street construction project – Update by Paul Foschi, VP Of Construction, Omnibuild
3) Front Street Reconstruction Project letter of support – Committee vote
4) Community Board 1 participation in the Hudson Square/West Village Transportation Study – Follow up discussion

7/24 Personnel Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) CB1 Public Membership Interview – Discussion
2) Selection of Community Board 1 Land Use Consultant – Resolution

7/25 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: DC37, 125 Barclay Street, Auditorium 1

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.”

UPDATE 7/10: At Jj’s request, here are the stipulations agreed to by Spring.

11 Comments

  1. Not a fan of the mermans mermaid mural but very curious of what was in this location when it was painted in 1971- I see it says something about a pool?

    • From the Municipal Art Society: “A giant fishing lure hangs above a pool of water, its cascading hooks ready to ensnare the next victim. Entitled Very Large Fish Lure, the sculpture is credited to the Rebel Fishing Lure Co., with concept design by Rudolph de Harak, a Kaufman favorite used at other buildings. A nearby impression on the arcade wall, entitled Merman’s Mermaid (1971), by Forrest Wilson, continues the water-based theme. The rectangular water pool has six jets, viewed from above on the adult jungle gym and its multiple levels of seating.” / https://apops.mas.org/pops/108/

  2. “52 Walker Street, application for alteration of liquor license to address the matter of exterior security for KNH Enterprises LLC d/b/a M1-5”

    What’s this about? Any further details on this?

  3. You wrote, about the Five Boro Bike Tour:

    “While some residents found this year’s event less intrusive, others were still made miserable by it, and hopefully CB1 will push Bike New York to make further changes. The ideal solution is to push the start time later, or better yet, move it to a non-residential area (especially if it has to happen at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning).”

    Um, no. The start time won’t be moved later. As one who has ridden the 5BBT 15-20 times, I can attest to the intricate ways the highway closures in all five boroughs have been optimized over time; it ain’t gonna change. Ditto re venue.

    What needs to, and can, change is the amplification. Just pull the sound permit, and all will be well, i.e., quiet.

    • Why can’t the starting area be moved south a few blocks to Church and Vesey Streets (and near our $4 billion white transit elephant) ? The impact on the street closing logistics of a few blocks south can’t be all that great in exchange for the reduction of impact on a residential neighborhood.

      • Unfortunately, I cannot attend the Quality of Life meeting that night so I’ve offered to submit a written statement.

        I still had major sound issues this year. With my window shut, the sound levels exceeded the legal limits for an OPENED window. Not appropriate for 7 am on Sunday.

        There is no need for the amplification at all. Friends who have ridden the tour say they don’t care about all that. All they want is to start their wave.

  4. Re: Bike New York: YES I totally agree with Komanoff — it’s the loud super-amplified sound that is annoying, not the bikers.

    • No one disagrees, except to say that for the present, the amplified sound and the bikers are a package deal. No one is complaining about closed-off streets, for example.

  5. Spring Studios – does someone have a list of the original commitments and which of them they have met?

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