Seen & Heard: New Name for the Former Ritz-Carlton

••• Mike noticed that Joe & the Juice’s website indicated a café might be opening at 412 Greenwich (the Sterling Mason), and Google agreed. But the company says it’s not. (“I can say that we are interested in the Tribeca area, but nothing is confirmed or planned yet,” said the rep, so keep an ear open.) Before I heard back, I did go ask the doorman, who did confirm that there are two storefronts (which was helpful because there’s no interior wall yet). Dig Inn is taking the corner.

••• The AT&T Long Lines Building at 33 Thomas made no friends with its decision to jackhammer the Church Street sidewalk, starting around midnight on Thursday night/Friday morning. The best you can hope for is to call 311 and maybe the city hadn’t approved it.

••• The former Shoegasm storefront at 381 Broadway is being used for a series of events pegged to the Chinese Lunar New Year. The organizer, Caden, also had a New Year’s Eve party there, and more might be coming. According to its website, “We supply the space, sound system, music curation, spirits, entertainment and service. You bring the dream.” But who brings the liquor license?

••• The TV show “Bull” is shooting in the W. Broadway/N. Moore area on Monday.

••• If you like photography, I highly recommend the Peter Hujar show at the Morgan Library. Plus his glamour shot of IPN is included.

••• More additions to the Community Board 1 February agendas. Most of it isn’t all that interesting, except there are quite a few event permits for FiDi this spring, and the former Ritz-Carlton Battery Park at 2 West St. is going to be called The Wagner Place Hotel, operated by Highgate Hotels. I don’t think there’s a Wagner Place street near Wagner Park (and the hotel), but there is a Robert F. Wagner Place on the north side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Hope that doesn’t prove confusing for guests!

Youth & Education Committee (Feb. 13)
1) Capital Grant Request by Manhattan Youth – Resolution

Licensing Committee (Feb. 14)

Tribeca
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:
• 428 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Abazu
• 41 Murray Street, application for corporate change of liquor license for Rosa Mexicano
• 225 West Street Pier 25, application for renewal of liquor license for Grand Banks
• 50 Varick Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Spring Studios [I hope CB1 is pushing Spring to honor its initial agreement.]

Battery Park City
• 2 West Street, application for transfer of Hotel Liquor License for Highgate Hotels L.P. d/b/a The Wagner Place Hotel

FiDi
6) One World Trade Center, application for liquor license for ClubCorp NV XVIII, LLC, China Center New York LLC, LL New York Club, LLC – Resolution
7) 130 Water Street, application for beer & cider license for HMSDS USA CORP d/b/a Café Water – Resolution
8) 83 Maiden Lane, application for wine, beer & cider license for David G. Inc. d/b/a Famous Famiglia Pizza – Resolution
9) 55 Broadway, 3rd floor, application for wine, beer & cider license for COWORKRS 55 Broadway d/b/a Bond 55 Broadway – Resolution
10) 55 Broadway, 4th floor, application for wine, beer & cider license for COWORKRS 55 Broadway d/b/a Bond 55 Broadway – Resolution
11) 60 Broad Street, 24th floor, application for wine, beer & cider license for COWORKRS 60 Broad Street d/b/a Bond 60 Broad – Resolution
12) 60 Broad Street, 25th floor, application for wine, beer & cider license for COWORKRS 60 Broad Street d/b/a Bond 60 Broad – Resolution
13) Street Activity Permit Office application for Stone Street Pedestrian Mall; 3/16/2018 – 11/30/2018; 11:00AM – 10:00PM; Mill Lane between South William Street and Stone Street & Stone Street between Broad Street and Hanover Square – Resolution
14) Applications for alteration of existing restaurant liquor licenses for sale of alcohol outdoors – Resolution
• 19 S. William Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for Liam Street Venture Ltd. d/b/a Bavaria
• 21 23 S. William Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for 45 Stone Street Venture Ltd. d/b/a The Dubliner
• 81 Pearl Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for 81 Pearl Street Venture Ltd. d/b/a Beckett’s Restaurant
• 1 Hanover Square, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for One Hanover LLC d/b/a Harry’s
• 55 Stone Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for 55 Stone Street LLC d/b/a Growler Bites & Brews
• 95 Pearl Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for Pearlstone Restaurant LLC d/b/a Ulysses’ Folk House
• 54 Stone Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for Pizza on Stone LLC d/b/a Adrienne’s Pizza Bar
• 57 Stone Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for Vintry LLC d/b/a Vintry Wine & Whiskey
• 62 Stone Street, application for alteration of an existing liquor license for Bake My Day LLC d/b/a Financier

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:
• Street Activity Permit Office application for Romania Day Festival; Sunday, May 13, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Broadway between Liberty Street and Battery Place; Whitehall Street between Stone Street and Morris Street
• Street Activity Permit Office application for World Trade Center Community Fair; Monday, May 28, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Fulton Street between Broadway and Gold Street
• Street Activity Permit Office application for NYC Police Museum Fair; Friday, June 22, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place
• Street Activity Permit Office application for 9/11 Memorial 5K Community day; Sunday, April 22, 2018; 8:00AM – 1:00PM; Liberty St between Trinity Pl and Greenwich St; Greenwich St between Liberty St and Cedar St; Greenwich St between Cedar St and Rector St
• Street Activity Permit Office application for Bloomberg Square Mile Relay; Thursday, May 3, 2018; 6:00PM – 9:00PM; Front St between Fulton St and Old Slip; Maiden Ln between Water St and South St; Wall St between Water St and South St; Old Slip between Front St and Water St; John St between Front St and Water St.

 

5 Comments

  1. What is the channel to complain about the operation at Shoegasm space? The music was extremely loud and the party attracted some suspicious activities in the neighborhood. I complained through 311 and police did not take any action.

    • If you have an issue with a bar, restaurant, or event space, the best thing you can do is file a complaint with 311 (you can call or do it online) and the State Liquor Authority. Nothing will likely happen as a direct result, but you’ll get a complaint number that you should forward on to CB1 (email man01@cb.nyc.gov). These numbers are the main way CB1 keeps track of issues regarding local businesses, and they’re what the State Liquor Authority will take into consideration when a renewal, alteration, or new license comes up. The SLA has said that the only way it’ll reject a renewal is if there’s a trail of prior complaints. And, always, your complaint will be much more noticed if it’s not the only one. You’re wise to engage other residents to contact 311 and CB1.

      • Thanks, Erik, for reminding residents how to effectively use the 311 system to have a voice and making a trail or record of when establishments, businesses are creating negative dynamics in the area or near their home. It works! But, they have to hear from you, that’s how it works, don’t leave your complaints hanging in the air between you and your neighbors!
        CB1 listens and has a voice with the city agencies including SLA.
        Send/forward those 311 SRN#s to CB1.

  2. Does anyone know if Caden actually have liquor license. They have been having loud part almost on a weekly basis now. And we spoke to the police waiting outside of the building when the party was going on, they told us that the place has all the required license and it is legitimate. I wonder how they got the liquor license issued in this neighbourhood.

    • Caden likely gets individual liquor licenses for each event. You should email Community Board 1 (man01@cb.nyc.gov) about the issue, including any 311 complaint numbers. To maximize the chances of CB1 doing something about it, get your neighbors to call 311 and send emails, too.

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