A New Tenant at Santos Party House

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.)

2/1 Financial District Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Sunday, March 19, 2017 United Airlines NYC Half – Discussion with Philip Santora, Director of Government & Community Relations; Luigi Fulinello, Community Liaison, Government & Community Relations and Tom Therkildsen, Senior Manager of Event Development
2) Lower Manhattan Community Church, street activity permit for September 16, 2017, Murray Street between Greenwich Street and West Broadway – Resolution
3) 140 Broadway, Board of Standards and Appeals application for a special permit to allow operation of a physical culture establishment – Resolution
4) One Wall Street, Board of Standards and Appeals application for a special permit to allow operation of a physical culture establishment – Resolution

That’s the landmark building being converted to residential (with a Whole Foods). I don’t think we know about the fitness tenant….

5) 22 Park Place, application for restaurant/café wine, beer & cider license for RA 22 Park Place Inc. d/b/a Baguettes & Company – Resolution
6) 27 Park Place, application for renewal of a bar/tavern liquor license for MKX Restaurant Corp d/b/a Remix – Discussion and possible resolution
7) 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:
—96 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of an adult entertainment liquor license application for The Pussycat Lounge Inc.

As discussed here.

—81 Pearl Street, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for 81 Pearl St. Venture d/b/a Becketts Restaurant
—4 South Street #206, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Pizza Plus At Staten Island Ferry Inc. d/b/a Pizza Plus
—60 Pearl Street, application for renewal of a restaurant wine, beer & cider license for Vidhan Foods Inc. d/b/a Baluchis Masala
—2 Gold Street, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for JMP Ventures LLC d/b/a Harry’s Italian
—One Hanover Square, application for renewal of a club (fraternal org) liquor license for India House, Inc & Masterpiece Caterers Corp d/b/a Masterpiece Caterers
—55 Liberty Street, Ground Floor, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for Koodo Sushi Corp d/b/a Koodo Sushi
—80 Beaver Street, application for renewal of a restaurant liquor license for 80 Enterprise Inc. d/b/a Killarney Rose Restaurant
—20 John Street, application for renewal of a restaurant wine & beer license for Dee Jing Inc. d/b/a Kuu
—11 Trinity Place, application for renewal of a pub liquor license for DFK 11 Trinity Pl Corp d/b/a The Blarney Stone
—Community Board 1, Street Activity Permit Office application for Broad Street Lunchfest; Thursday, October 19, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Broad Street between Water Street and South Street

This street fair and the next two are among the handful that exist to benefit CB1.

—Community Board 1, Street Activity Permit Office application for Fulton Street Follies; Saturday, September 9, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Fulton Street between Gold Street and Broadway
—Community Board 1, Street Activity Permit Office application for Broad Street Summer Expo; Friday, August 4, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Broad Street between South Street and Water Street
—National September 11 Memorial Museum, Street Activity Permit Office application for Bloomberg Square Mile Relay; Thursday, May 4, 2017; 6:00PM – 9:00PM; Front Street between Fulton Street and Old Slip, Maiden Lane between Water Street and South Street, Wall Street between Water Street and South Street, Old Slip between Front Street and Water Street, John Street between Front Street and Water Street
—Lower Manhattan Community MS, Street Activity Permit Office application for LMC Art Explosion; Thursday, May 25, 2017; 3:00PM – 7:00PM; 25 Broad Street between Beaver Street and Wall Street
—GrowNYC, Street Activity Permit Office application for Coenties Slip Greenmarket; every Thursday from June 1, 2017 – November 16, 2017; 8:00AM – 6:00PM; Coenties Slip between Water Street and Pearl Street
—Clearview Festival Productions, Street Activity Permit Office application for Downtown Independent Democrats Liberty St Festival; Sunday, June 25, 2017; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street
—National September 11 Memorial, Street Activity Permit Office application for 9/11 Memorial 5K Community Day; Sunday, April 23, 2017; 8:00AM – 2:00PM; Liberty Street between Trinity Place and Greenwich Street

So the 9/11 Memorial & Museum needs to have two races, two weeks apart? (See the one above.)

2/7 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Asphalt Green,  212 North End Avenue, Theater
1) West Thames Street bridge – Update by Lynne Guey, Manhattan Borough Director, Government and Community Relations, New York City Economic Development Corporation
2) How to prepare to speak at BPCA Board Meetings – Discussion
3) 9/11 Memorial Walk on April 23, 2017, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Report

Presumably this is the same event as the one at the end of the FiDi Committee agenda.

4) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update by Patrick Murphy, Account Manager
5) Battery Park City Authority – Update by Nicholas T. Sbordone, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority
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:
—Two World Financial Center, application for renewal of liquor license for The Institute of Culinary Education Inc.
7) The following notices have been received for BPCA permit requests:
—Lauren Beam Foundation, April 2, 2017 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
—Playworks, April 23, 2017, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
—National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Robert Wagner Jr. Park on April 30, 2017, 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2/8 Tribeca Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room,  1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 184 Duane Street, Street Seats installation at Laughing Man Coffee – Update by David Steingard, Laughing Man Coffee and resolution

Last month, CB1 wanted to make sure residents were OK with the Street Seats installation being 50% larger than in previous years.

2) Citi building renovations – Update by Gerald Jennings, Director, Citigroup State & Local Government Relations
3) Presentation on minor alteration to 60 Lafayette Street Court Officer’s Command Center by Arthur Arnold, Executive Director of Capital Construction, Department of Citywide Administrative Services
4) 200 Church Street, application for upgrade to liquor license for 200 Tribeca Restaurant LLC d/b/a Tribeca’s Kitchen – Resolution

You might recall that when Tribeca’s Kitchen first came before the committee, residents resisted a full liquor license.

5) 385 Greenwich Street, application for sidewalk cafe license for Aemal LLC – Resolution

From the Unofficial Minutes of July 2015, when the Yves’s owners’ application for a liquor license mistakenly “said they weren’t applying for a sidewalk café, but Abramcyk and Elstein said that of course they would be. (Their lawyer claimed he took the question to be whether they were applying for it right now, but the committee wasn’t having it.) In fact, Abramcyk and Elstein didn’t think the restaurant was economically viable without that extra seating. The acting committee chair said they obviously weren’t going to be considering tables on N. Moore, but you can bet money they are. Smith & Mills has a sidewalk café, after all, which the guys got by going around CB1 altogether. Also, note the service door onto N. Moore.”

6) Lower Manhattan Community Church, street activity permit for September 16, 2017, Murray Street between Greenwich Street and West Broadway – Resolution
7) 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour – Update by Sharon Pope, Community Outreach/Strategic Planning Manager, Bike New York

Postponed from last month. This will be interesting: The Five Boro Bike Tour organizers are clearly violating the NYPD rules for sound permits in a residential area (by putting speakers on Church from Franklin all the way down to Park Place and blasting music and announcements for hours), but they seem to think their event is beloved enough that the committee won’t insist on some changes.

8) Spring Studios Community Advisory Committee meeting – Report by Bradford J. Gonzalez-Sussman, Associate, Pitta & Giblin LLP
9) 31 Walker Street, application for sidewalk cafe for Anejo Tribeca – Resolution

Añejo already has a café, so either (a) it wants to expand it, (b) it never had the necessary permit, or (c) this is actually just a renewal.

10) Street Activity Permit application by Transportation Alternatives, August 29, 2017 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Beach Street between Hudson and Greenwich Streets – Resolution (tentative)

Closing Beach Street—where part of the Holland Tunnel empties out—on a weekday? Why not?

11) 100 Lafayette Street, application for liquor license for LLC to be formed – Resolution (tentative)

I went over to 100 Lafayette to see what this is about. There are two retail spaces: the one on the corner (of Walker) is said to be becoming a store, although no lease has been signed, and the southern one, where Santos Party House (above) was, is what this liquor license is about. That’s a huge space, of course, and an odd location for a restaurant; a big bar or club would be far more likely—and far more contentious.

12) 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:
—Two Avenue of the Americas d/b/a Tribeca Grand Hotel, application for alteration of liquor license to add one stand-up bar

Seems to me that adding a bar isn’t a minor alteration. Also, it’s now dba the Roxy.

—275 Church Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Via Vai Pizzeria, Inc.
—Street permit application by Taste of Tribeca on Saturday, May 20, 2017 Duane Street between Greenwich and Hudson Streets and Greenwich between Reade and Jay Streets
—1 Lispenard Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Nancy Whiskey Inc. d/b/a Nancy Whiskey Pub
—73 Warren Street, application for renewal of wine and beer license for Yummy Meep LLC d/b/a Mulberry and Vine
—Street Activity Permit application by Tribeca Family Festival, April 27, 2017 6 p.m. – April 29, 2017 11:59 p.m., Greenwich, Beach, North Moore, Franklin, Harrison, Jay, Duane, and Reade Streets

The event is usually on a Saturday, which is April 29—so they really need from Thursday night to set up?

2/9 Landmarks Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 14 White Street, application for new seven-story mixed use building – Resolution

Postponed from last month. This is the new residential building on Sixth Ave. at the northwest corner of White.

2/13 Planning Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) New Deed Restriction modification procedures – Update by Roxanne Earley, Director of Land Use & Planning, Office of Councilmember Margaret Chin & Basha Gerhards, Deputy Director of Land Use, Planning and Development, Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
2) Privately Owned Public Spaces – Discussion with John West, City Club of New York
3) Future Plan for Schools in Lower Manhattan – Presentation by William Mac Donald, Design of Innovative Learning Environments (D.I.L.E.)

2/14 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM 
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Trinity Street School – Recap of Issues

2/16 Quality of Life Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB) Zero Waste initiative – Sarah Currie-Halpern, Vice Chair (tentative)
2) Update by Jennie Drossman, LMSW, Program Director, Downtown Team, Manhattan Homeless Outreach Consortium
3) Discussion of NY City Council Int. 1389-2016 and NY State Senate Bill S2404A regarding sidewalk sheds and possible resolution
4) Street Vending Modernization Act – Discussion and possible resolution

2/21 Seaport/Civic Center Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 199 Water Street, application for wine, beer & cider license for 199 Roast LLC d/b/a Roast Kitchen – Resolution

2/22 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Committee Structure Proposal – Discussion (All Board members encouraged to attend)

2/28 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Gibney Dance, 53A Chambers 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.”

10 Comments

  1. thank you for covering the cb1 meetings. they are so important but easily overlooked.

  2. Anejo is a renewal of its existing license, presumably.

    From nyc dot gov:

    “Licenses are valid for up to two years and expire on April 15, May 15, September 15, or December 15 depending on the last digit of the license number assigned to business and the type of sidewalk cafe. […] If the licensee plans to continue operating, the licensee must submit their renewal application, required documents, and fees at least 15 days before the license expires.”

    Sidewalk Cafés
    Cafés with a DCA License

    Anejo Tribeca LLC
    Doing business as:
    Anejo Tribeca
    31 WALKER ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10013

    License Number: 2009830-DCA
    License Status: Active
    Expiration Date: 15 Dec 2016
    Café Type: Unenclosed
    Maximum Size (sq ft): 244
    Maximum # of Tables: 12
    Maximum # of Chairs: 24

  3. I’ve never been to a committee meeting before. I want to be there for the Five Boro Bike Tour discussion. Can we speak at these meetings? Thanks.

  4. Does it bother anyone the concept and precedent setting that Laughing man has found a way to reduce public amenities (in this case parking) and get a sidewalk cafe? Don’t the neighboring businesses use the parking for deliveries? How does this help or hurt their ability to operate? Why shouldn’t every food and beverage place do the same? If they do will the area become one giant outdoor street seating zone? Yes it is “only another 2 or 3 spots” and don’t misunderstand me, it is nice to sit there with a cup of coffee but if there why not everywhere…

    • These issues were discussed at great length by Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee; neighboring businesses have had many opportunities to object, and they haven’t. In fact, the café is likely quite beneficial to Stella and Nili Lotan, Laughing Man’s neighbors.

      Street Seats have to be approved by the Department of Transportation and then the Community Board, so the likelihood of them popping up everywhere is slim (even if the DOT would like them to).

      • sorry Erik- but i HAVE objected verbally to CB1 members, and in writing, much for the sames reasons as TAMK has espressed- and a few more.

        • No need to apologize for telling me I’m wrong (at least when you have more facts than I do). I was recalling that at the CB1 Tribeca meeting in March of 2015, the committee members said they had not heard from you. From the Unofficial Minutes: “They worried that it was unfair to give this merchant an opportunity when subsequent applicants, should there be any, might get rejected because this one had come first. They wondered what Madeline Lanciani of Duane Park Patisserie across the street would make of it, even though she clearly didn’t care enough to come to the meeting (can’t blame you, Madeline!); one member reached out to her and got staffers, who said that it was already hard to get deliveries.” http://tribecacitizen.com/2015/03/12/cb1-tribeca-committee-the-unofficial-minutes-march/

    • conceptually, i agree that this is just a loophole to get a sidewalk cafe. in practice, however, those parking spaces aren’t very useful because they are usually taken by the cars of government workers who use permits to park their private vehicles all day. so basically, one scam offsets the other!

Comment: