Update: Obfuscation at 11 Sixth Ave.

11 Sixth Ave 4514UPDATE 4/24: I’ve just heard that this post is based on an old design. Awaiting the new one, which I’ll post as soon as I get it.

UPDATE 4/29: The information below is incorrect. Please read this correction for an explanation.

A neighbor of 11 Sixth Ave. got hold of on the plans for the building (where something is happening on the roof). What the plans show—and what went entirely unmentioned during both presentations to the Community Board 1 Tribeca Committee—is that the roof will have outdoor seating. The application from July includes only the basement, ground floor, and second floor in its total square footage; I don’t have the revised application from November, but at the meeting, owner Gregory Nardello and his lawyer said that the only changes were to add an enclosed sidewalk café and a seven-table mezzanine. Meanwhile, the plans show no mezzanine…. But they do state that “theater (live performance)” will occur—something else that went undisclosed at CB1 Tribeca.

This is obviously terrible news for everyone with windows facing onto the roof; there are at least four, possibly five, buildings that will be affected. According to the neighbor, the full CB1 never approved the license request, so there’s hope yet that Nardello will have to come clean about his plans. It’s wildly unlikely that the State Liquor Authority will ignore protests by CB1 on a matter like outdoor seating.

The plans show three tables with room for 12 patrons, so it could be worse. Then again, it could be a lie.

The roof:

11 Sixth Ave planThe ground floor:

11 Sixth Ave ground floor plansThe second floor:

11 Sixth Ave second floor plan