Street Fairs Planned for 2018

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.)

12/4 Pier 17 Town Hall Meeting – 6:00 PM 
Location: Southbridge Towers – Community Room, 90 Beekman Street
1) Pier 17 Rooftop impact – Discussion

From the announcement: “The newly rebuilt Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport is slated to open in 2018. It includes a one-and-a-half-acre performance and public space on the roof accommodating up to 4,000 people designed for such events as concerts, fashion shows, movie screenings, and tennis matches. If you are concerned about the impact of this new entertainment venue or wish to learn more about what is planned, you are urged to attend.” Below: rendering of the stage.

12/5 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan College, 60 West Street
1) Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, BPCA application – Report
2) Wayfinding Design Presentation by Joe Ganci, Design Director – Battery Park City Authority and David Gibson, Principal & Sharmi Patel, Associate Creative Director – Two Twelve
3) Update on Ferry Services by Donald Liloia, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of NY Waterway
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

12/6 Street Fair Task Force– 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Outcome of 2017 events – Report by Mardi Gras Festival Productions
2) Update on 2018 events – Discussion with Mardi Gras Festival Productions

Community Board 1 recuses itself from the street fairs that benefit itself—meaning no one at the community level acts as a check on them.

12/7 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) Discussion on follow-ups with the SLA regarding complaints and 311/911data by Special Operation Lieutenant Anthony Mascia, NYPD 1st Pct
3) Electric bike proposed legislation – Discussion (Tentative)
4) Presentation by Bike New York on the 2018 TD Five Boro Bike Tour (Invited)

Bet they don’t show.

12/11 Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) NYC Small Business Services Risk Assessment and Grant Program – Presentation by Lara Birnback, Senior Program Manager, NYC SBS
2) 45 Broad Street, application 180063 ZSM for Special Permit for FAR bonus in relation to transportation improvements – Resolution
3) 14 White Street, Board of Standards and Appeals application 2017-298-BZ for Zoning Resolution variances to allow construction of a seven-story plus penthouse mixed commercial and residential building – Resolution

My report from when the design was unveiled at CB1 (rendering above): “The building will be within the height limit of 85 feet allowed as of right, but it needs a variance from the city to increase the floor area ratio (FAR), so that it can be seven floors rather than six. The Board of Standards and Appeals and the City Planning Commission wait for the Landmarks Preservation Commission to approve a design before weighing the request for a variance. The developer says that it warrants the variance because the site is so complex, thanks to the subway.” (The Landmarks Preservation Commission gushed over the design.)

4) Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) Compliance – Discussion with Stella Kim, Program Manager, Privately Owned Public Spaces (Invited)

Before we launch a flash mob at 101 Barclay, where the developer got concessions from the city in exchange for public access that it hasn’t provided in over 15 years, let’s hear what the city has to say.

2/12 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Young Life – Presentation by Jessica McMichen, Ministry Support Coordinator, Manhattan Region
2) Cell Phone Towers Adjacent to Schools – Discussion and possible resolution
3) Student MetroCard – Discussion and possible resolution
4) Security Issues at CB1 Public Schools (PS89/IS289, PS 234, PS 397, PS 276, PS 343, PS 150, Millennium High School) – Discussion
5) School safety inside and outside building – Discussion

12/13 Licensing & Permits Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – South side
1) Discussion on follow-ups with the SLA regarding complaints and 311/911 data by Special Operation Lieutenant Anthony Mascia, NYPD 1st Pct
2) Meeting with NYS Liquor Authority Chairman Bradley on 11/13 – Report by Jeff Ehrlich
3) Procedures for Granting Waivers – Report

Tribeca
1) Street Activity Permit application, New York Fashion Week – The Shows, January 30, 2018 to February 15, 2018, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm full sidewalk closure on Varick Street between Laight Street and Beach Street and curb lane closure on Varick Street. Laight Street, Beach Street and St. Johns Lane – Resolution

The punctuation in that last part makes it unclear what IMG Fashion and Spring Studios are asking for. Net, I think this is great for local businesses, but Spring’s unwillingness to play by the rules it agreed to does make one wonder what it’ll try to pull during the largest event at the venue so far.

2) 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:
—99 Hudson Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Tamarind Tribeca
—388 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Restaurant Associates
—250 Vesey Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Compass Group USA, Inc.
—179 West Broadway, application for renewal of liquor license for Landmarc
125 325 Broadway, application for renewal of wine beer and cider license for Arome
—165 Church Street, application for renewal of wine and beer license for Sole Di Capri
—43 Murray Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Woodrows
—225 Liberty Street, store A24, application for renewal of warehouse liquor license

That last one should be filed under Battery Park City.

Battery Park City
1) Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation street activity permit application for Vesey Street between West Street and North End Ave., September 29, 2018, 7:00 am to September 30, 2018 5:00 pm – Resolution
2) 225 Liberty Street – Store 246, application for wine, beer and cider license On Behalf of An Entity to be Determined – Resolution

That’s Brookfield Place, but I don’t know what for. With Fuku and Sant Ambroeus coming in, is there room for another establishment (unless something is closing)?

Seaport/Civic Center
1) 108 South Street, application for liquor license for 108 South Street Associates LLC – Resolution
2) 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:
—150 Centre Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Mika Japanese Cusine & Bar Inc.

Financial District
1) 151 Maiden Lane, application for hotel liquor license for Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company – Resolution
2) 75 Broad Street, application for liquor license for DW Broad Street LLC – Resolution
3) 9-11 Maiden Lane, application for wine, beer & cider license for AB Hospitality d/b/a La Parisienne – Resolution
4) 24 John Street, application for liquor license for Hide Lounge Inc d/b/a TBD – Resolution
5) 1&5 Coenties Slip, application for alteration of a liquor license for JPK Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Zigolini – Resolution
6) 40 Rector Street, application for liquor license for Poke FiDi LLC d/b/a Chikarashi – 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:
—150 Broadway, 20th Floor, application for renewal of a wine, beer & cider license for Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. d/b/a LMHQ
—4-10 Platt Street aka 6 Platt Street, application for renewal of a hotel liquor license for Lam Platt Street Hotel LLC & Platt Street Operating Corp d/b/a Four Points by Sheraton Downtown & Ketch Brewhouse

12/14 Landmarks & Preservation Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 70 Franklin Street, application for storefront renovation and replacement of sidewalk on Franklin Place – Resolution
2) Trinity Church, application for building façade and stained glass restoration, drainage work, ADA accessibility and addition of a permanent canopy structure to the south terrace – Resolution
3) Cell Phone Towers in Historic Districts and on Designated Buildings – Discussion

I’m a fan of when buildings at least try to camouflage them.

12/19 Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) West Side Ferry Service – Resolution
2) Pier 40 – Update by Andrew Zeltzer, CB1 member (Tentative)
3) Pier 17 Town Hall – Report

12/21 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, Aniello Bianco Room – B Level

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.”

3 Comments

  1. It looks like IMG is planning to move their show venue from Lincoln Center to Spring Studios. That’s a pretty big deal.

    • I’m actually behind the times… the left Lincoln Center as their bug a couple years ago.

      • From the Post in September: “For the past two years, IMG has hosted its shows at Clarkson Square in West SoHo. The agency just inked a deal with another venue, Spring Studios, in Tribeca, for shows in February featuring designers’ spring lines. But IMG declined to disclose the terms of its deal with the venue and whether it extends beyond 2019, when Hudson Yards is expected to be completed. Separately, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has been working with a Hudson Yards non-profit called The Shed, which will host cultural events and will be equipped with four fashion runways.” https://nypost.com/2017/09/12/hudson-yards-is-in-talks-to-host-new-york-fashion-week/

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