Several New Restaurants

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

Please note that this is a preliminary list. Be sure to check back for additional edits. Notify CB1 two days in advance if wheelchair access is required.

3/6 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan College, 60 West Street
1) Change of meeting date – 1st Wednesday of the Month
2) DOT Discussions
—DOT update on the assessment into the West Street turns into BPC and the bike paths
—Rector at South End Avenue improvements
—Parking rules review in the North Neighborhood to add spots were possible

There are so many placard abusers in north Battery Park City….

—Review of the Albany Construction zone
—Review the length and placement of M20 stop at Battery
3) NY Waterway Boat Noise
4) BPC Parks Conservancy Spring Plan
5) River to River Festival Event Rockefeller Park- Presentation by (TBA)
6) Patrick Murphy, Vice President of Institutional Advancement – Update on Peace Officers and Local Statistics
7) NYS NYCHA 311 bill
8) Nicholas Sbordone – BPCA Updates

3/8 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
2) 101 Reade Street, application installation of ramp – Resolution
3) 270 Park Avenue, Demolition of Union Carbide Building – Discussion

Because the rest of the city is dying to know what CB1 thinks about this.

3/12 Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) World Trade Center – Update by Glenn Guzi, Program Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
2) Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center– Update by Maggie Boepple, President & Director
3) Economic Development in Lower Manhattan – Presentation by Josh Nachowitz, Vice President of Economic Development, Downtown Alliance
4) Governors Island – Discussion

3/13 Youth & Education Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Placard Car Parking at PS 89 – Discussion and possible resolution

3/14 Licensing & Permits Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – Southside

Seaport/Civic Center
1) 95 South Street, application for liquor license for South Street Seaport Limited Partnership – Resolution
2) 95 South Street, application for liquor license for HHC Bridgeview, LLC – Resolution
3) 203 Front Street, application for liquor license for South Street Limited Partnership – Resolution
4) 150 Nassau Street, application for liquor license for entity to be formed by Cummins – Resolution

That’d be the former Denny’s space. Neighbors will want to keep an eye on this (and likely attend the meeting).

5) 32 Pearl Street, application for a wine, beer & cider license for 32 Pearl, LLC d/b/a Hampton Inn – Resolution
6) 96 Lafayette Street, application for liquor license for Muses NYC Inc. – Resolution
7) 181 Front Street, application for liquor license for CW SSS LLC d/b/a By Chloe South Street Seaport – Resolution
8) 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:
—11 Fulton Street, application for corporate change of a liquor license for iPic-Gold Class Entertainment, LLC d/b/a iPic Theaters and The Tuck Room
—220 Front Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Starfish Café Inc. d/b/a Bin No. 220
—15-17 Beekman Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Conser Restaurant Corp d/b/a The Beekman

Financial District
1) Application to co-name 29 South William Street to Mill Street Synagogue/Gershom Mendes Seixas Way – Resolution
2) 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 – Resolution
3) 1 State Street, application for a wine, beer and cider license for 1 State Tacos LLC d/b/a Dos Toros – Resolution

So it looks like Dos Toros is opening across the street from the Battery.

4) 115 Broadway, application for a wine, beer & cider license for 115 Broadway Tenant LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
5) 11 Park Pl, application for a wine, beer & cider license for 11 Park Pl Tenant LLC d/b/a WeWork
6) 85 Broad St, application for a wine, beer & cider license for 85 Broad Tenant LLC d/b/a WeWork – Resolution
7) 213-221 Pearl Street, application for a hotel liquor license for Lam Pearl Hotel LLC – Resolution
8) 60 Broad Street, 24th & 25th Fl, application for wine, beer & cider license for COWORKRS 60 Broad Street d/b/a Bond 60 Broad – Resolution
9) 55 Broadway, 3rd Fl, application for wine, beer & cider license for COWORKRS 55 Broadway d/b/a Bond 55 Broadway – Resolution
10) 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:
—Opposite 17 State Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Battery Wave LLC d/b/a Battery Gardens
—4 South Street #206, application for corporate change of a liquor license for Vardan Ventures Inc. d/b/a Pizza Plus
—40 Exchange Place, Grd Fl, application for corporate change of a liquor license for Dondre Corp. d/b/a The Irish Punt
—85 Broad Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for LPQ 85 Broad Inc d/b/a Le Pain Quotidien
—55 Liberty Street, application for renewal of a liquor license for Liberty Knights LLC d/b/a Pound & Pence
—Manhattan Ferry Landing, Governors Island, 10 South Street, Slip 7, application for renewal of a summer liquor license for Island Oyster LLC d/b/a Island Oyster
—Liggett Hall Courtyard, Building 400, Governors Island, application for renewal of a liquor license for Salmon East Seven Corp d/b/a Little Eva’s
—Castle Clinton at Battery Park, application for renewal of a seasonal liquor license for Statue Cruises LLC d/b/a Miss Freedom (motorized vessel)
—Castle Clinton at Battery Park, application for renewal of a seasonal liquor license for Statue Cruises LLC d/b/a Statue of Liberty V (motorized vessel)
—Street Activity Permit Office application for Community Board 1, The Great July 4th Festival; Wednesday, July 4, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Fulton Street between Water St and Gold Street
—Street Activity Permit Office application for Community Board 1, Civic Center Block Party; Thursday, July 12, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Liberty St between Broadway and Trinity Place
—Street Activity Permit Office application for Community Board 1, Financial Community Fair; Friday, August 3, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Liberty St between Church St and Broadway
—Street Activity Permit Office application for First Police Precinct Explorers Club; World Trade Center Block Party; Sunday, August 12, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Liberty St between Broadway and Trinity Place
—Street Activity Permit Office application for Seaport Community Coalition Inc.; The Seaport Festival; Saturday, September 22, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Fulton St between Broadway and Water St
—Street Activity Permit Office application for Community Board 1; Fulton Street Follies; Sunday, September 23, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Fulton St between Gold St and Broadway

Tribeca
1) 112 Hudson Street, application for liquor license for Noted Tribeca Inc. – Resolution

That’s the long-vacant space (above) between N. Moore and Franklin that was going to be Le Dû’s Wines, until it got derailed. I couldn’t find anything online about Noted Tribeca Inc.

2) 20 Warren Street, application for liquor license for ICCA – Resolution

Evidence points to this being a Japanese steakhouse; “ICCA” isn’t enough of a crumb to lead anywhere online. (Below: 20 Warren.)

3) 53 Beach Street, application for wine, beer and cider license for WeWork – Resolution
4) 205 Hudson Street, application for wine, beer and cider license for WeWork – Resolution
5) 408 Broadway Street, application for wine, beer and cider license for WeWork – Resolution

408 Broadway now has WeWork space? The company continues to take over the neighborhood….

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:
—121 Hudson Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Mr. Chow
—145 West Broadway, application for renewal of liquor license for The Odeon
—139 Duane Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Blaue Gans
—460 Greenwich Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Tecton Cafe

3/15 Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Helicopter Tourism – Update from Saker Aviation Services

I predict Saker Aviation Services will say everything is peachy. Here’s what CB1 should specifically ask about (from the city’s heliport agreement):

Starting in July 2016, the operators will provide a monthly written report to NYCEDC and the New York City Council detailing the number of tourist flight operations conducted out of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport as compared to these agreed upon levels. The report will also include information on any tour helicopter flights that fly over land and stray from agreed upon routes over water. A third-party firm will be made available to verify these reports periodically.

The heliport concessionaire will establish a system to monitor air quality in the vicinity of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and report monthly on readings to NYCEDC and the New York City Council.

The heliport concessionaire will actively research available technologies to further mitigate helicopter noise, reduce emissions, and promote fuel efficiency, and to implement any such technology as it becomes commercially feasible.

2) Chinese American School discussion
3) Tentative – Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

3/20 Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Public Art installation for Thomas Paine Park – Presentation by Elizabeth Masella, Public Art Coordinator, Dept. of Parks and Recreation & Judith Modrak, Artist

Thomas Paine Park is at Foley Square. Modrak’s website is here.

2) Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) – Presentation by Waterfront Alliance (Invited)
3) Potential New Park Sites – Discussion

Resiliency Sub-Committee
1) Resiliency Overview – Discussion with Laura Starr, CB1 Member

3/21 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Committee reports
2) Committee Goals and Accomplishments
3) Committee Structure Assessment

3/27 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

3/28 By-Laws Task Force – 6:00 PM
Location: Community Board 1 – Conference Room, 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North
1) Existing By-Laws – Discussion

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.”

2 Comments

  1. With the multiple WeWork requests for beer license, does it not seem like they are trying to shoehorn bars into streets/neighborhoods that would otherwise not allow them?

  2. One of these new restaurant spots is likely Wagyu Mafia , which is making its first US location in the area. This was the absolute best steak that I have ever eaten. Melts in your mouth like butter. Great to see the Korean (Cote) and Japanese steakhouses land in NY, especially in our hood.

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