Pier 26 Progress Report

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.)

9/7 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan College, 60 West Street
1) Public Parking in the north neighborhood and commercial parking on Liberty and Albany Streets and South End Avenue – Discussion with representative of NYC Department of Transportation

All I know about this is that every morning, Warren Street (west of West) is lined with cars using placards, safety vests, and other crap to get away with parking in a no-standing zone. Below: Two from this morning.

2) Bicycle Working Group – Resolution
3) Wagner Park RFP – Discussion and resolution
4) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update by Patrick Murphy, Account Manager
5) Battery Park City Authority – Homeless Outreach and Project Updates by Nicholas T. Sbordone, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority

9/7 Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Trinity Church construction project – Update by Scott Cantone, Bender Cantone Consulting
2) Filming in the Seaport area – Update
3) Thames Street closure – Update

That would presumable be the plan by Capital Properties, which owns 111 and 115 Broadway, to privatize turn the street that runs between the two buildings into a pedestrian-only “retail plaza” (a.k.a. an open-air mall). It would be between Broadway and Trinity Place.

4) 311 Customer Service Management System Replacement – Report by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use, CB1

9/12 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Proposed Cuts to After School Budgets – Discussion
2) Traffic and Parking Issues Related to After School Programs – Discussion
3) Meeting with Department of Transportation and Elected Officials Regarding Millennium High Safety Issues – Report
4) Projected Enrollment Registers – Report
5) Peck Slip Play Street Progress – Report
6) New Residential Development and School Seat Planning – Resolution

9/13 Licensing & Permits Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – South side
1) 125 Chambers Street, application for small sidewalk café – Update

Pret a Manger wants outdoor seating on a busy stretch of Chambers.

2) Appointment of members of Spring Studios Community Advisory Committee – Approval
3) Community Board representation on proposed Nightlife Taskforce and inclusion of all community boards in communications regarding Intro No. 1648 – Resolution

I believe this is something about a citywide plan to oversee nightlife issues…?

Seaport/Civic Center area
1) 108 South Street, application for restaurant liquor license for 108 South Street Associates LLC – Resolution

That’s where the Paris Café is. Is it closing? (It’s been there since 1873.) Or is there another space in the building? The person who answered the phone said it’s not closing

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:
—111 South Street, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for L & J Marketplace, Inc. d/b/a Fish Market Restaurant
—121 Fulton Street, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Burger Fulton LLC d/b/a 121 Fulton Street

Financial District area
1) 130 Water Street, application for restaurant beer & cider license for HMSDS USA CORP d/b/a Café Water – Resolution
2) 43 Dey Street, application for liquor license for Jazz in Now, LLC d/b/a Made Nice –Resolution
3) 15 Stone Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Stone Street Amigos LLC – Resolution
4) 200 Water Street, application for restaurant liquor license for In the Name of Love LLC – Resolution

The address for the LLC is 122 First Ave., which is home to a Chinese restaurant called Málà Project, which specializes in something called “dry pot.”

5) 22 Park Place, application for a class change for RA 22 Park Place Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Baguettes & Company – Resolution
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:
—114 Liberty Street, application for renewal of a pizzeria wine, beer & cider license for Aim Pizza Corp. d/b/a Pronto Pizza
—26 South William Street, application for renewal of a restaurant wine, beer & cider license for Luke’s Lobster VI LLC d/b/a Luke’s Lobster
—17 John Street, application for renewal of a tavern liquor license for Bigtom Inc. d/b/a The Irish American
—87-89 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of a diner wine, beer & cider license for Rector St. Food LTD d/b/a George’s
—4 World Financial Center, 1st & 2nd Fl, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson LLC
—76 Pearl Street, application for renewal of a restaurant wine, beer & cider license for Excel Food Corporation

Tribeca area
1) 104 Reade Street, application for wine and beer license for Jill Lindsey Wellness LLC – Resolution

More on the lifestyle guru’s plans here.

2) 62 Thomas Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Elmwood Venture LLC d/b/a Buddha Bar – Update

Last we heard (in April), Buddha Bar was hoping to open in the fourth quarter of this year (above).

3) 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:
—165 Duane Street, application for a renewal of a liquor license for Scalini Fedeli Ristorante
—399 Greenwich Street, application for restaurant liquor license for GST399 Inc.
—211 West Broadway, application for renewal of liquor license for B & D Again, LLC, d/b/a Distilled NY
—222 West Broadway, application for renewal of liquor license for 229 Bleecker LLC d/b/a Terra
—135 Watts Street, application for renewal of liquor license for China Blue
—134 West Broadway, application for a renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Jada Restaurant Inc.
—281 West Broadway, application for a renewal of a liquor license for Pepolino
—34 White Street, application for a renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Bancone LLC d/b/a Petrarca
—155 Chambers Street, application for a renewal of wine, beer and cider license for DBTG Chambers LLC d/b/a Dirty Bird to Go

9/14 Landmarks & Preservation Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 159 John Street, application to install ADA access – Resolution

9/18 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Discussion of FY 2019 District Needs Statement and budget priorities
2) Committee reports

9/19 Joint Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development and Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committees – 6:00 PM
Location: Southbridge Towers Community Room, 90 Beekman Street
Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee
1) Pier 26 Update – Madelyn Wils, President, Hudson River Park Trust

I just need to vent for a second. The way the committees are organized now is not working! Many have one or maybe two items on the agenda, but Licensing has umpteen. It worked so much better by area. Anyway, it’ll be nice to hear what’s going on with Pier 26. From last December, when the renderings (including the one above) were revealed: “They called it a ‘concept design,’ but they also said that they’re hopeful construction will start a year from now, so must mean this design is pretty far along. ‘We have all the money for this, and I don’t get to say that very often,’ said HRPT president Madelyn Wils.”

Joint Committees
1) 200 Water Street, application to the City Planning Commission for arcade infill and plaza upgrades – Resolution

9/26 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan College, 60 West Street at Rector Street

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.”

1 Comment

  1. thanks for the update. following the pier 26 development is so important. has anything been mentioned about storm resiliency? unfortunately, pier 26 was built at the same height as pier 25. pier 25 suffered big damage after sandy and it only makes sense to design 26 to handle the inevitable flooding.

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