NYC Half Marathon to Bypass Lower Manhattan

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 the Municipal Building (1 Centre St.)

11/6 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Asphalt Green, Community Room, 212 North end Avenue
1) Welcome by Jennifer L. Coccia, Director of BPC Asphalt Green – Update on Senior 
Fitness and Community Events
2) West Thames Bridge & Rector Street Bridge – Update with Economic Development Corporation and Skanska
3) Security in BPC – Discussion
4) Allied Universal Ambassadors – Update by Patrick Murphy, Account Manager
5) Battery Park City Authority – Updates by Nicholas T. Sbordone, Director of 
Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority

11/8 Licensing & Permits Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Borough President’s Office 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – South side
1) Spring Studio Update – Report
2) Procedures for Granting Waivers – Report

Seaport/Civic Center
1) 26 Ann Street, application for lounge/lobby hotel liquor license for 143 Fulton Street Development Owner LLC and Good Guys Hospitality LLC d/b/a The Moxy Downtown – Resolution

A nice opportunity to ask about the Styrofoam snowstorm.

2) 108 South Street, application for liquor license for 108 South Street Associates LLC – Resolution

Financial District
1) 101 Greenwich Street, application for restaurant liquor license for Convene at 101 Greenwich, LLC – Resolution

Convene is a meeting space.

2) 123 William Street, application for beer & cider license for Furuwaka Toru d/b/a Benton Café – Resolution
3) 75 Broad Street, application for wine, beer & cider license for Entity to be formed by Derek Feldman – Resolution
4) 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:
—56 Beaver Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Ocinomled, Ltd. d/b/a 
Delmonico’s Restaurant
—75 Wall Street, application for renewal of a hotel liquor license for Hyatt Corporation & 75 Wall Associates LLC d/b/a Andaz Wall Street
—160 Pearl Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Rathnally Corp d/b/a The Full Shilling
—19 S. William Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Liam Street Venture LTD d/b/a Bavaria
—Street Activity Permit Office application for Downtown Community Holiday Expo; December 1–December 16, 2017; 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street

Tribeca
1) 221 West Broadway/5 White Street, application for liquor license for Town Stages LLC – Resolution

More on that here.

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:
—211A West Broadway, application for renewal of liquor license for Maman

Battery Park City
1) 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:
—102 North End Avenue, application for renewal of liquor license for North End Grill

11/9 Landmarks & Preservation Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 70 Franklin Street, application for replacement of sidewalk on Franklin Place – Resolution
2) 170 Duane Street, application for alterations to façade, raising of a parapet wall and enclosure of terraces – Resolution

170 Duane is pictured below. The terraces must be for the topper.

3) 109 West Broadway, application for painting sidewalk café structure white, adding standing seam metal roof and signage – Resolution

Sounds like Holy Ground, the barbecue-and-more restaurant opening in the former Super Linda space, is going for a tin shack vibe.

4) 222 West Broadway, application for approval of existing awning – Resolution

That would be Terra and/or Sweet Lily.

5) 53-55 Beach Street, application for ADA compliant wheelchair lift – Resolution

One was already added without Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

6) Pier 17, application for Roof Summer Temporary Structures – Resolution

That’s the big canopy that Seaport District owner Howard Hughes Corporation has planned. The big question is exactly how often that roof will be open to the public and how often it will be reserved for private events.

7) 25 Fulton Street, application for ADA Compliant lift – Resolution
8) 111 Broadway and 115 Broadway, application for alterations to Thames Streets – Resolution

Capital Properties, which owns 111 and 115 Broadway, would like to turn the street that runs between the two buildings, Thames Street, into a pedestrian-only mall. That essentially turns public space private; they should pay.

11/13 Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Park Row and Broadway – Presentation by NYC Department of Transportation

That intersection is dangerous (as is any intersection that leads up to cars trying to get into a tunnel or onto a bridge—they get crazy); it’ll be interesting to see how the DOT plans to fix it.

2) Beaver Street Reversal – Discussion and possible resolution

Beaver already goes both ways—I mean, both directions—so it’s not clear which segment this is regarding.

3) 10 Hanover Square, Board of Standard and Appeals application for a special permit to allow a physical culture establishment – Resolution

11/14 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) School Crossing Guards – Update by New York Police Department, Organized by Assemblymember Deborah Glick’s Office
2) Understood.org a non-profit online resource for parents of kids with learning and attention issues – Presentation by Matt Lurrie, Field Manager

The organization is based on Laight Street.

3) Peck Slip Play Street Safety Issues – Follow-up discussion and possible resolution

Peck Slip School parents are concerned about someone driving into the blocked-off street while kids are at recess. This sounded much more paranoid a week ago.

4) Cell Phone Towers Adjacent to Schools – Discussion and possible resolution

Peck Slip School parents are worried about their kids’ brains getting fried by cell-phone antennas overlooking the play area.

5) SUNY Charter School Teacher Self Evaluations – Possible resolution
6) New Residential Development and School Seat Planning – Possible resolution

11/15 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Establishing CB1 by-law Task Force – Discussion
2) Resolution Protocol – Discussion
3) Committee Structure Review–Discussion
4) Licensing and Quality of Life Issues Protocol – Discussion
5) Committee reports

11/16 Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 311 Customer Service Management System Replacement – Report by Bill Reda, NYC 311 Communications Director
2) New Course for the New York City Half – Presentation by Philip Santora, Director of Government & Community Relations

In the past, the NYC Half [Marathon] has gone down the West Side, curved around the Battery, and ended in FiDi—and the ending festivities have ticked off residents in the past. As you can see below, the 2018 route skips Tribeca, Battery Park City, and FiDi. (Now tell me again why the Five Boro Bike Tour can’t change its route?)

3) Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment – Discussion of Issues and Procedures

This jeeps getting postponed and let’s hope it finally happens because at three shoots a week in Tribeca alone, something needs to be done.

4) Safety Issues on York Street and St. John’s Lane – Discussion with Chinese American Planning Council

No clue what this is about. (York Street is the tiny block next to the Hilton Garden Inn; St. John’s Lane runs between Beach Street and Laight Street.) Maybe Spring Studios traffic is putting the children at the Chinese American Planning Council at risk?

11/21 Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) The Battery – Update by Warrie Price, President & Founder, The Battery Conservancy
2) West Side Ferry Service – Presentation by Jeffrey Cole LeFrancois, Manhattan Community Board 4
3) DeLury Square Improvements – Report

It opened in 2010.

4) Community District 1 Resiliency – Report

11/28 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Youth Community Center, 120 Warren 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.”

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