Vestry Street Is Getting Torn Up Next

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.)

Note: Most meetings are now in the Municipal Building, where there’s much more security—so allow for extra time to make your way to the meeting.

10/5 Planning Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) World Trade Center – Update by Glenn Guzi, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
2) World Trade Center Towers 2 and 3 – Update by Silverstein Properties, Carlos Valverde 
(WTC3) and Ute Rinnebach, Bjarke Ingels Group (WTC2)
3) Westfield retail at the Fulton Transit Center & WTC Transportation Hub – Update
4) Friends of Downtown Parks NYC – Presentation by Carol Dawson & Jeannine Kiely

10/6 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Status of tenants in Battery Park City rental buildings – Discussion with Marian Zucker, President of Finance and Development, New York State Homes and Community Renewal and other staff members

Given all of the conversions, I’d guess that the status of BPC renters is nervous.

2) Pier A – Update by HPH NYC
3) Battery Park City Authority Capital Projects – Update by Gwen Dawson, Vice President Real Property
4) Tunnel to Towers Run – Debriefing

There’s been some back-and-forth between inconvenienced residents and people accusing them of being whiners. So here’s your chance to let the organizers know if you would like them to consider a new place for the finish line and its accompanying festivities. (Why can’t it end at the 9/11 Memorial?) Or to support it as is, of course. If you can’t make the meeting, email your thoughts to CB1 at man01@cb.nyc.gov.

5) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—102 North End Avenue, application for renewal of liquor license for Blue Smoke
—102 North End Avenue, application for renewal of liquor license for Site 25
 Restaurant Concepts LLC d/b/a Wei West

10/7 Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Dog off-leash rules at The Battery – Presentation by Luis Vazquez, Downtown Dogs & possible resolution
2) Dutch Street request for implementation of street cleaning – Resolution
3) Movie filming in the Financial District – Discussion (tentative)
4) 109 Washington Street, application for a restaurant liquor license for 109 Washington 
Restaurant LLC – Resolution

That’s where Boonrasa Thai and Chinese Food was (is?)

5) 11 Hanover Square, application for a restaurant liquor license for 11 Hanover Group LLC – Resolution
6) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—142 Fulton Street, renewal for a restaurant wine and beer license for S & J Tomato 
Inc d/b/a Café Tomato
—76 Pearl Street, renewal of a restaurant wine and beer license for Excel Food 
Corporation
—15 Gold Street, renewal of a hotel/restaurant liquor license for NYC Serenade Lessee
LLC & Thompson Hotels LLC & Felice Gold Street LLC d/b/a Gild Hall and Felice
15 Gold Street
—57 Stone Street, renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Vintry LLC d/b/a Vintry 
Wine & Whiskey
—1 Wall Street, renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Haru Wall Street Corp. d/b/a 
Haru
—44 Trinity Place, renewal of a restaurant liquor license for WBGBK, Inc. d/b/a 
Wogie’s
—110 John Street, renewal of a restaurant liquor license for 110 John Street Pub Inc. d/b/a The Open Door

10/8 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation Backlog – Resolution
—315 Broadway (1989)
—143 Chambers Street (1989)
—Excelsior Power Company Building, 33-43 Gold Street (1977)
2) Pier 17 Update by Howard Hughes Corporation – Presentation (Invited)

10/13 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room 
1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 75 Morton Street Alliance Envisioning Meeting for new Morton St Middle School, 
November 2 (time and location TBD) – Announcement
2) Street Crossing Guards Follow-up discussion – 1st Precinct (Invited)

dusk on vestry 511310/14 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) HRPT and CB1 Pier 26 Forum on Monday, October 19th – Announcement

There’s info on this in a Seen & Heard roundup that may or may not run before this post. It’s a public forum about what to do with Pier 26.

2) 86 Chambers Street, application for HJBNYC LLC dba Hank’s Juicy Beef – Resolution

As you knew.

3) Reconstruction of Vestry Street from Hudson Street to Varick Street – Presentation by Corenzo Wilkerson, Project Engineer and Lindsey Berkhahn, Engineer in Charge, NYC Department of Design and Construction

Oh, dear. “Reconstruction” usually means what happened to Hudson and Chambers (and was supposed to start this fall on Worth). Anyway, this is likely bad news for folks on Vestry.

4) 50 Hudson Street a/k/a 88 Thomas Street, application for alteration of liquor license to permit later closing hours and to expand into basement for Emporio 50 LLC d/b/a Bar Cyrk NYC – Resolution

Last time Bar Cyrk went before the committee (in December of 2014), the restaurant was told it could come back around now to try for 2 a.m. closing seven nights a week. We’ll see whether the proprietors ask for more.

5) Hudson River Park Trust Advisory Council – Update by Bob Townley
6) The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
—165 Duane Street, application for a renewal of a liquor license for Scalini Fedeli 
Ristorante
—185 Duane Street, application for a renewal of a liquor license for the Hideaway
—363 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Tribeca Tap House
—377 Greenwich Street, application for a renewal of a liquor license for Locanda Verde
—16 N. Moore Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Walker’s
—179 W. Broadway, application for a renewal of a liquor license for the Landmarc
—241 W. Broadway, application for a renewal of a sidewalk café license for Cercle 
Rouge
—249 W. Broadway, application for renewal of unenclosed sidewalk café license for 
Anotheroom Inc.
—59 Murray Street, application for alteration of a liquor license to convert patrons bar to service bar for New York Dolls

10/15 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) NYC Department of Transportation construction update
2) 200 Water Street, application for proposed bus stop location – Presentation by Dan Rogoski, President /Chief Revenue Officer, Experience The Ride NY, LLC
3) Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence – Initiatives and Services Offered – Presentation by Hannah Pennington, Executive Director of the Manhattan Family Justice Center
4) NYC Parks Street Tree Planting Program – Update by Laura Hernandez, Manhattan Senior Forester and Owen Williamson, Forester, NYC Parks Department

Please plant more! There are so many empty tree beds in the sidewalks around here.

5) City Council Sanitation Committee Hearing for Int. 377 – Cleaning Garbage Liquid After Collection – Follow up report by Councilmember Margaret Chin’s legislative staff

I’m so heartened to see this being discussed, because it’s really getting disgusting around here. There are some restaurants that make minimal effort to clean up the greasy gunk that their garbage leaves behind, and it’s going to become a hazard, because that gets slippery.

10/20 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 11 Fulton Street, application for restaurant liquor license for iPic-Gold Class Entertainment, LLC d/b/a iPic Theaters – Resolution

The fancy cinema opening at the South Street Seaport.

10/21 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM

Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Committee reports

10/27 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: 4 World Trade Center (250 Greenwich Street) 68th Floor

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.”

5 Comments

  1. 109 Washington is the site of the old Boonrasa. It is where Edi Fraudener of Edi & and the Wold and Seasonal fame, is planning to open an Austrian inspired restaurant…….unless things have changed. http://ny.eater.com/2015/5/8/8574283/edi-frauneder-of-edi-and-the-wolf-is-planning-a-neighborhood

      • P.S. I’m not the one making the presentation to CB1 regarding the request to have the same exact Off Leash Laws currently in place at most other city parks (including Central, Prospect and Riverside) applied to The Battery: After 9:00 PM and before 9:00 AM. :-) I am a VP of Downtown Dog, but someone else will be presenting. I have notified CB1 to make the change.

  2. Interesting that they would do any work on Vestry between Hudson and Varick. Vestry is only 4 blocks long spanning from West to Washington to Greenwich to Hudson to Varick.

    The area from Hudson to Varick is a loop that comes out on Laight street near the exit from the Holland Tunnel.

    Vestry could use a lot of work from West to Hudson…so why they are only doing this single block is outright perplexing. Very little traffic there vehicular or pedestrian. Also with the projects on 70 Vestry and others….that area will continue to take abuse until the work is done.

    Don’t even get me started on Washington Street between Hubert and Canal….it’s like the surface of the Moon!

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