Laughing Man Wants to Expand Its Street Seats

From Community Board 1…. My comments are indented on the line below.

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2/6 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Asphalt Green, 212 North End Avenue
1) IGU – Update on the North Cove Sailing Club
2) Brookfield – Update on 200 Liberty – Retail

So Brookfield is planning on adding retail to 200 Liberty? (That’s the southernmost tower in the complex.)

2/8 Landmarks & Preservation Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) 8 Jay Street, application for storefront renovation – Resolution

8 Jay is the old Artflag space.

2) 22 Barclay Street, application for portico statues – Resolution

St. Peter’s Church. One hopes the statues have more appeal than the cross the church put up on Church Street.

3) 115 West Broadway, application for installation of ADA Ramp – Resolution
4) 101 Reade Street, application for installation of ramp – Resolution

We’re going to see a lot more applications to add ramps if someone doesn’t find a way to stop lawyers from abusing the Americans with Disabilities Act.

5) 52 Thomas Street, application to install 15 rooftop mechanical condensers – Resolution

I wondered what the mock-up was for (see below). They’ll be clearly visible from across the street.

2/12 Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Governors Island Future Development – Discussion with Trust for Governors Island
2) 88 Fulton Street, Board of Standards and Appeals application for an amendment to previous BSA approval for Physical Culture Establishment Special Permit – Resolution

2/13 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Application for Playstreet by the Pine Street School, Nassau Street between Pine Street and Wall Street – Resolution
2) Request for use of 28 Liberty Plaza for Fire Drills by the Quad School – Discussion
3) Accident at Millennium High School, Report by Alessia Milstein
4) Student MetroCard – Discussion and possible resolution
5) Cell Phone Towers Adjacent to Schools – Discussion and possible resolution

2/14 Licensing & Permits Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – South side

Tribeca
1) 184 Duane Street, application for expansion of Street Seats for Laughing Man Coffee – Resolution

When Laughing Man tried this last year, the committee rejected it. From the Unofficial Minutes: “The committee acknowledged that the Street Seats installation is popular, but it ultimately couldn’t justify the expansion; the vote against the project was 6-0-1-1, the last two being an abstention and a recusal. As he left, Steingard noted that there were 350 signatures in favor, and minimal opposition—indeed, no other neighboring business objected. ‘The committee suddenly outweighs the community?’ he asked, to no answer.”

UPDATE: “We are asking for half the extension as last year (8 feet),” says Laughing Man’s David Steingard.

2) 285 West Broadway, review of complaints and police activity for Haus – Resolution

From what I hear, this should be extremely interesting.

UPDATE: N. noticed that this has subsequently been canceled. I think CB1 wants to wait till Haus agrees to show up, which may never happen.

3) 412 Greenwich Street, application for beer and wine license for Dig Inn – Resolution

As discussed here.

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:
—377 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of liquor license for the Greenwich [Hotel]
—18 Murray Street, application for renewal of Liquor License for Tipp One [Lilly O’Briens]
—281 Broadway, application for renewal of a liquor license for Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, LLC d/b/a Chipotle Mexican Grill
—Street Activity Permit application by Lower Manhattan Community Church for Block Party on Murray Street between Greenwich Street and West Street, [Saturday] September 15, 2018, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seaport/Civic Center
1) 181 Front Street, application for liquor license for CW SSS LLC d/b/a By Chloe South Street Seaport – Resolution
2) 96 Lafayette Street, application for liquor license for Muses NYC Inc. – Resolution

Financial District
1) 55 Wall Street, application for corporate change of an existing liquor license for GC Ballroom Operator LLC d/b/a Cipriani 55 Wall Street – Resolution
2) 75 Broad Street, application for liquor license for DW Broad Street LLC – Resolution
3) 4 South Street, application for liquor license for Vectorix Inc. – Resolution
4) 225 Pearl Street, application for wine, beer & cider license for Sons of Thunder 225 Pearl LLC d/b/a Sons of Thunder – Resolution

From Sons of Thunder’s website: “Sons of Thunder opened in October 2015 and is located in New York City’s Murray Hill neighborhood. Our food is West Coast inspired—what you might find on a sunny day at a beach shack.”

5) 140 Carder Road (Governors Island), application for liquor license for ABC & E, LLC – Resolution
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:
—517 Clayton Road (Governors Island), application for renewal of a liquor license for ABC & E, LLC d/b/a Governors Island Beer Co.
—90 John Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Stout 11, Inc. d/b/a Stout NYC
—1 & 5 Coenties Slip, application for renewal of a liquor license for JPK Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Zigolini
—55 Wall Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for GC Ballroom Operator LLC d/b/a Cipriani 55 Wall Street
—115 Broadway, application for renewal of a liquor license for Dublin 6 at 115 Broadway Inc. d/b/a Trinity Place

2/20 Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Bogardus Plaza future weekend work – Resolution
2) New Market Building and Seaport Working Group – Update
3) Potential new park sites – Discussion
4) Resiliency Issues in Lower Manhattan – Discussion with Laura Starr, CB1 Member

2/21 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Proposed new location for LinkNYC Kiosks – Manhattan 1 – Presentation by Ruth Fasoldt, Director of External Affairs, Link intersection.com
2) 2018 committees goals
3) Committee reports

2/22 Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Discussion on follow-ups with the SLA regarding complaints and 311/911 data by Special Operation Lieutenant Anthony Mascia, NYPD 1st Pct (Tentative)
2) Illegal Ticket Vendors at the Battery – Discussion with Statue Cruises
3) DonateNYC – Presentation by Lauren Kupper, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
4) CitiBank construction – Discussion with Gerald Jennings, Director, Citigroup State & Local Government Relations
5) WeWork Footprint in CD1 – Discussion with WeWork
6) Emergency response in CD1 – Discussion

2/26 Housing Sub-Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) The New 421a rules* – Presentation by Miriam Colon and Nancy Batterman, Department of Housing Preservation and Development
2) Our Update for the CB1 Area Stabilization Listing
3) Our Update on Stabilization in the Financial District for 421gs
4) Review of Current CB1 researched Housing Rules
*Tentative for April – 183-187 Broadway Affordable Housing Project by SL Green

2/27 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street – Richard Harris Terrace

2/28 By-Laws Task Force – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North

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.”

4 Comments

  1. The agenda on CB1’s site marks the discussion of Haus as cancelled.

  2. No, no, no more seats for Laughing Man! They have enough already. Duane Street space needs to be shared
    by all businesses and citizens! Do not overextend your welcome.

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