Max Is Moving

It’s time once again to pick through the preliminary agendas for the monthly CB1 committee meetings. They’re subject to change, so if an issue is important to you, check here before heading off to the meeting. My comments are underlined.

P.S. I usually clean up the formatting but LIFE IS TOO SHORT.

3/6       Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Battery Park City Authority, 1 World Financial Center, 24th Floor

1) 28 West Street, renewal application for a sidewalk café license for Osteria Casano LLC – Resolution

2) Special events permit application by Occupy Wall Street for Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Irish Hunger Memorial – Resolution Battery Park City is going to love this! Maybe I’ll reserve now for a window table at North End Grill. (Oh, wait, I actually have plans to go that night! And I chose it because I thought BPC was the safest place to be on St. Patrick’s Day, when the hooligans come out!)

3) Dennis Conner Sailboat Show on October 24–28, 2012 by the North Cove – Presentation by Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh

The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses and sidewalk cafe applications:

  • 102 North End Ave, Site 25, application for renewal of wine and beer license for Shake Shack 102 North End Ave LLC d/b/a Shake Shack

3/6       Special Public Meeting – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor

1)  Construction Activity on John Street

3/7       Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

1) Update on Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) – Presentation by Leadership Team

2) 170 John Street, application for restaurant liquor license for 170 John St. NYC Corp. d/b/a TBD – Resolution

3) Street permit application by IPTA (Mardi Gras Festival Productions, promoter) on Monday, November 12, 2012, Whitehall Street between Stone Street and Water Street – Resolution

4) Street permit application by Sons of Italy Freedom (Mardi Gras Festival Productions, promoter) on Friday, August 10, 2012, Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place – Resolution

5) Street permit application by Chabad of Wall Street (Mardi Gras Festival Productions, promoter) on Friday, July 13, 2012, Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place – Resolution

6) Street permit application by ZIUA (Mardi Gras Festival Productions, promoter) on Sunday, April 29, 2012, Broadway between Fulton Street and Battery Place – Resolution

7) Street permit application by Leman Manhattan Preparatory School on Saturday, May 19, 2012, Morris Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street – Resolution

The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses and sidewalk cafe applications:

  • Battery Maritime Building, application for renewal of wine and beer license for Eat-A-Bagel Ferry LLC, d/b/a Guy V. Molinari
  • 1 Hanover Square, application for renewal of liquor license for One Hanover LLC d/b/a Harry’s
  • 1 Wall Street Court, renewal of restaurant liquor license for Maletona Corp., d/b/a Fino Ristorante
  • 2 Rector Street, application for renewal of restaurant wine and beer license for William Koulmentas, d/b/a Masterpiece Pizza Inc.
  • 11 Wall Street, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for Compass LCS, LLC
  • 47 Broadway, application for renewal of restaurant liquor license for  Real Opp Corp, d/b/a TGI Fridays
  • 55 Wall Street, renewal of restaurant liquor license application for GC Ballroom Operator, LLC, d/b/a Cipriani 55 Wall Street
  • 70 Pine Street, renewal of restaurant liquor license for Captains Ketch Inc.
  • 75 Nassau Street, renewal of restaurant wine and beer license for Nassau Street Restaurant Corp. d/b/a The Diner
  • 81 Pearl Street, application for corporate change for 81 Pearl Street Venture Ltd., d/b/a Beckett’s Restaurant

3/8       Landmarks and Seaport/Civic Center Committees – 5:30 PM

Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

1) 95 South Street, application to alter existing mall building constructed in 1985 located on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport Historic District and to alter existing Pier 17 structure – Resolution

3/8       Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

1) Governors Island, application for temporary installations – Resolution

2) World Trade Center Police Command, 16 Ericsson Place, application for exterior exit staircase – Resolution Ask for forgiveness, not permission….

3) 287 Broadway, application for cast-iron façade restoration, replacement of windows, replacement of rooftop HVAC and storefront renovation – Resolution That’s the formerly Leaning Tower of Tribeca (at Reade).

4) New Proposed Rule by the Landmarks Preservation Commission – Discussion

3/12     WTC Redevelopment Committee and Arts & Entertainment Task Force – 6:00 PM

Location: New York State Assembly Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th Floor

1) Update by Joe Daniels, President and CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum (Invited)

  • National September 11 Memorial
  • National September 11 Museum
  • Performing Arts Center

2) Presentation on World Trade Center Campus Security Plan Environmental Impact Statement by Lt. David Kelly, NYPD and David Velez of Philip Habib and Associates – Resolution

3) Update on recent crane incident at WTC by Dara Silverstein, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Silverstein Properties and Tishman Construction

3/13     Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

1) Possible New School Sites – Discussion

2) Including New Schools in Development Projects

3/14     Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

1) 83 Walker Street, application for special permit under section Zoning Resolution Section 74-712 authorizing waiver of height and setback requirements – Resolution That’s the one with the facade that’s an inversion of a cast-iron building.

2) 374 Greenwich Street, Ayesha Sushi III d/b/a Hana Sushi – Discussion Not sure I understand. Ashiya is the name of the sushi restaurant at 374 Greenwich (IPN). Could it be getting replaced by Hana Sushi? There’s a Hana Sushi on Seventh Avenue and 21st St.

3) 225 West Broadway, application for restaurant liquor license for Tribeca #1, LLC, d/b/a TBD – Resolution The old Barzinho space; this keeps coming up and keeps getting pushed.

4) 329 Greenwich Street, application for a restaurant liquor license for Luigi Iasilli or Entity to be Formed d/b/a Max Tribeca – Resolution The big news: Max is taking over the Industria Argentina space. (And Industria Argentina owner Stefano Villa is officially on my shit list. Why lie and say it’s reopening in two weeks? We spoke a few days ago. Just say “no comment.”) The folks at Max said they’d likely be keeping the current space on Duane, but there was no decision yet as to what would be there.

5) 41 Murray Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Brendyl Inc d/b/a Eamonn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant – Resolution

6) 70 Franklin Street, application for restaurant wine and beer license for Entity to be Formed – Resolution The other big news: The Peter Tunny space on the north side of Franklin (at Franklin Place) looks like it’s going to be a restaurant. This jibes with what someone told me recently about a new bar on Franklin—I thought they must have meant Near & Far Food Co., ostensibly coming to the Lafayette Bar & Grill on the other side of Broadway. This discussion promises to be interesting: It’s a huge space on a residential street. Let’s see if I can’t dig up a photo of when it was a temporary bookstore/gallery thing…. Here we go!

7)    Street Activity Permit Application by CB1 (Mardi Gras Festival Productions, promoter), Friday, August 10, 2012, West Broadway between Chambers Street and Barclay Street – Resolution

8)    77 Hudson Street, new application for a sidewalk café license for Zutto Squared LLC d/b/a Zutto – Resolution Loading-dock seating would be nice there.

9)    71 North Moore Street (AKA 385 Greenwich Street), new application for a sidewalk café license for No Moore Oysters LLC d/b/a Smith & Mills – Resolution For what, one table?

10) 32 White Street (AKA 2 Avenue of Americas), new application for a sidewalk café license for Tribeca Grand Hotel, Inc. – Resolution Huh. I guess this must mean in front of the hotel? It’s kind of a crazy spot.

11) 385 Greenwich Street, application for restaurant liquor license for No. Moore Oysters and Maritime LLC – Resolution Same as above, presumably. Unless Smith & Mills is taking over Ivy’s Bistro….

The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:

  • 183 Duane Street, renewal application for restaurant wine and beer license for Tokyo Bay Enterprises NY Inc. d/b/a Tokyo Bay Japanese Restaurant
  • 139 Duane Street, renewal application for restaurant liquor license for Strongfive LLC d/b/a Blaue Gans
  • 351 Broadway, renewal application for restaurant wine and beer license for Y & L New Fancy Foods Inc.
  • 460 Greenwich Street, renewal application for restaurant/sidewalk café liquor license for Tecton Café Inc. d/b/a Sosa Borella aka Estancia 460
  • 2 Avenue of Americas, renewal application for tavern liquor license for Tribeca Grand Hotel, Inc.

3/15     Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM  

Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

1) Update by Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (LMCCC) – Presentation by Leadership Team

2) Urban Planning Study on bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle conflicts in CB1 – Presentation I hope they went to Church and Reade, because that strip (where Domino’s is) is insane.

3) Accomplishments for 2011 and Goals for 2012 – Discussion

3/20     Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St, Level 5

1) 25-27 Peck Slip, application for a restaurant wine and beer license for My Sweet Ribs LLC d/b/a Grandma’s House – Resolution No clues online.

2) 36 Peck Slip, renewal application for a sidewalk café license for Goat Fifty LLC d/b/a Nelson Blue – Resolution

3) Centre Street, application for a wine and beer license for Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr d/b/a Little Town Market, Centre Street – Resolution An address would be handy. According to Blackbook, the two men “juggle the ownership of SideBar, Vintage Irving, The Big Easy, Hudson Terrace, and the Village Pourhouse”—it’s like an alternate-universe New York, because I haven’t heard of any of them—”along with Michael’s personal projects: corporate event management, “disco sushi,” and the NewYearsEve.com.”

4) Brooklyn Bridge Project Noise

The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses:

  • 15 – 17 Beekman Street, renewal liquor license application for Conjer Restaurant Corp d/b/a The Beekman
  • 1 Pace Plaza, renewal application for liquor license for Compass LCS, LLC
  • South Street Seaport Pier 17, renewal application for tavern liquor license for Nautical Gourmet Inc.
  • 89 South Street, Pier 17, renewal application for restaurant liquor license for Cabana Seaport LLC d/b/a Cabana Restaurant
  • 42 Peck Slip, renewal application for restaurant liquor license for P.C. Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Paris Café
  • 220 Front Street, renewal application for a restaurant liquor license for Starfish Café Inc.
  • 88 Fulton Street (AKA 33 Gold Street), renewal application for restaurant wine and beer license for Benboon, Inc. d/b/a Bennie’s Thai Café

3/26     Housing Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board #1 – Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

1) Agenda to be determined

3/27     CB #1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM

Location: Pace University, (1 Pace Plaza); use 3 Spruce Street Entrance, Schimmel Theatre Lobby

8 Comments

  1. Eric — does anyone ever thank you for doing this? I am, right now! And for the wonderful comments tucked in, here and there. Thank you. Again.

  2. @Carol: People do thank me, but one can never be thanked enough, right? (So thanks! And you’re welcome!)

  3. Carol beat me to it! Thanks for this. I had no idea 70 Franklin was going to be a new something or other. It’s such a great space. I’ve long said that if someone put a Bubby’s East (family friendly/comfort food) place here they’d make a killing.

  4. do we know if 70 Franklin going to be a bar or a restaurant?

  5. @Randy: From what I understand of this process, the phrase “restaurant wine and beer license” means there will be food. As to what degree the establishment will be restaurant, we’ll have to wait till March 14 to find out.

  6. I had my last (and I don’t mean latest) dinner at Max over a year and a half ago. I’d eaten at both locations and enjoyed it in the past, but my last dinner there was simply awful in every way, and expensive. Unless they’ve reformed other aspects of their gig since, it’s hard for me to believe they’re taking over a larger space

  7. I heard the space (Industria Argentina) was back on the market. Any truth to that?

  8. @ David – that’s been my experience of Max as well – we used to go often but they have definitely gone way down hill and after bad food and worse service, I won’t go again.