Community Board 1 agendas for July

The physical Manhattan Community Board 1 office is still closed, but the board now has a new email address: man01@cb.nyc.gov. The board’s meetings continue to be live at https://live.mcb1.nyc. I missed last month’s licensing meeting — it looks like this is the same agenda, so maybe they did not have a quorum? Check agendas before the meeting, just in case of changes. And as always, my comments in caps.

7/1 Battery Park City Committee – 6p
1) Overview of Design Changes to Wagner Park Streetscape & Lawns and New Potential Locations for ESCR Gatehouses – Discussion
Link to presentation for background: https://bit.ly/BPCA_JuneCB1Presentation WORTH SEEING THE LATEST CHANGES TO WAGNER…
2) Fiscal and Physical Distancing Concerns for Wagner Park Resiliency Plans – Discussion
3) Applicability of Recent Changes to City and State Law on E-Scooters and E-Bikes in Battery Park City – Discussion I NEED TO CATCH UP ON THIS, BUT THE SCOOTER THING PROMISES TO BE A BIG PAIN. CURIOUS TO HEAR IF ANYONE IS USING THE VESPAS PARKED AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD…
4) BPCA Report – Nicholas Sbordone, Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority
5) BPC Security Update – Patrick Murphy, Director of Security, Allied Universal

7/3 Office Closed – Independence Day Observed

7/6 Environmental Protection Committee – 6p
1) 250 Water St Brownfield Cleanup Program Remedial Investigation Work Plan – Presentation by Lawra Dodge, Excel Environmental Resources
2) Early Wastewater Detection – Discussion & resolution
3) Resumption of New York City Composting – Resolution I KNOW THERE ARE BIGGER ISSUES THESE DAYS BUT I *REALLY* MISS COMPOSTING, AND I THINK THAT IS ON THE SHORT LIST OF THINGS TO GO IN THESE BUDGET CUTS.
4) Manhattan Community Board 1 Environmental Protection Committee Objectives and Strategies for 2020-2021 – Discussion

7/7 Transportation & Street Activity Permits Committee – 6p
1) Bicycle Parking at Government Buildings – Discussion & Possible Resolution GOOD TOPIC!
2) Open Streets Dining – Update by Jennifer Leung, New York City Department of Transportation ALSO GOOD TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION SINCE MORE STREET SEATING, WHILE I LOVE IT, CAN’T BE WORKING FOR EVERYONE…
3) Optimizing Tour Bus Stops in Community District 1 – Discussion & Possible Resolution
4) Temporary Protected Bike Lanes on Centre and Lafayette Streets – Presentation
5) DOT Updates – Presentation by Jennifer Leung, New York City Department of Transportation

7/8 Licensing & Permits Committee – 6p
Additional information about specific State Liquor Authority license applications is available by request to the Community Board 1 Office approvals@cb.nyc.gov

BATTERY PARK CITY AREA
1) Agendas to be determined

TRIBECA AREA
1) 27 Vestry Street, application for liquor license for GM 27 LLC d/b/a TBD – Resolution STILL GOING ON THIS SINCE THE OWNER ONCE AGAIN DIDN’T PUT UP THE NOTICES IN TIME. SEE THIS POST FOR SOME INFO.
2) 107 Greenwich Street, application for liquor license for 107 Greenwich LLC d/b/a TBD – Resolution THIS IS THE NEW TRINITY RE BUILDING JUST NORTH OF RECTOR. MAYBE A BAR THAT SERVICES TENANTS. IT WAS ON LAST MONTH’S AGENDA AS WELL BUT i MISSED MEETING…
3) 2 Avenue of the Americas, application for corporate change for Tribeca Grand Hotel, Inc. d/b/a The Roxy – Discussion WAS THE HOTEL SOLD?
4) 52 Walker Street, application for corporate change for KNH Enterprises LLC d/b/a M 1-5 Bar and Lounge – Discussion THIS CLUB HAS TORTURED WALKER STREET RESIDENTS FOR YEARS AND THE ABUSES ARE ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE. THE BOUNCERS EVEN TELL NEIGHBORS TO SHUT UP AND GET LOST. AND SOMEHOW THE SLA DOES NOT RESPOND. IT’S RIDICULOUS. ONE CB MEMBER CALLED IT “GROUNDHOGS DAY” FOR HOW MANY TIMES THIS HAS COME UP.
5) 200 Chambers Street, application for corporate change for Palm NY Downtown LLC d/b/a TBD – Discussion

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 café permits and recurring street closure permits:
130 Duane Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Hospitality Management LP and Graffiti Earth LLC d/b/a The Duane Street Hotel and Graffiti Earth
12-16 Vestry Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Olivier Cheng Catering and Events LLC d/b/a TBD

FINANCIAL DISTRICT AREA
1) 126 Pearl Street, application for liquor license for Rex Pipe Shop Inc. d/b/a Rex Club/Barclay Rex – Resolution
2) One World Trade Center, 64th Floor, application for liquor license for WTC Tower 1, LLC and Legends Hospitality LLC d/b/a TBD – Resolution

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 café permits and recurring street closure permits:
69 New Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Brooklyn Beef Inc. d/b/a El Toro Mexican Grill
63 Wall Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Wall Street Owner Inc. d/b/a The Transcript

SEAPORT / CIVIC CENTER AREA
1) 212 Front Street, application for liquor license for Osteria Del Porto Inc. d/b/a Osteria Del Porto – Resolution

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 café permits and recurring street closure permits:
146 Beekman Street, application for renewal of liquor license for Manhattan Island Group d/b/a Fresh Salt
21-23 Peck Slip, application for method of operation change for IDG Seaport Corp d/b/a Acqua Restaurant

7/9 Landmarks & Preservation Committee – 6p
1) 107 South Street, application for updated design of vertical extension and rehabilitation of property – Resolution
2) 56 North Moore Street, application to install new aluminum and glass ground floor storefronts – Resolution

7/13 Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee – 6p
1) Agendas to be determined

Small Business Working Group
1) Agenda to be determined

7/14 Youth & Education Committee – 6p
1) Implementing mental health and diversity initiatives in NYC’s school curriculum – Discussion and resolution

7/15 Executive Committee – 6p
1) Virtual Decorum – Discussion I LOVE THIS TOPIC. SO RICH!
2) Committee reports

7/16 Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee – 6p
1) New York Police Department Methods – Discussion & Resolution VERY WORTHY DISCUSSION, THOUGH NOT SURE HOW THE CB MOVES THE NEEDLE ON THIS
2) The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Affordable Housing, Rent Delay/Forgiveness, and Repurposing Vacant Commercial Buildings for Residential Use – Discussion & Resolution WOW — HOW DOES THIS WORK? REPURPOSING BUILDINGS FOR RESIDENCES???
3) Review of Financial District Temporary Homeless Shelter Operating Procedures – Discussion
4) Impacts of New Alternate Side Parking Regulations INTERESTING TOPIC! NOW ONCE A WEEK — MAYBE PERMANENT?
5) Establishing a Justice Task Force – Discussion & Possible Resolution

7/21 Waterfront, Parks & Cultural Committee – 6p
1) Agendas to be determined

7/28 CB1 Monthly Board Meeting – 6p

 

3 Comments

  1. With respect to the “Vespas”, are these the “Revel” branded motorbikes? What are the rules for them? I assume riders have to have a license (or do they?) and follow local traffic laws, but I have seen some pretty reckless behavior in BPC on several occasions in the past week alone. In one instance, a solitary rider was going the wrong way on North End (North in the Southbound lane) and in another, a group of young men was riding and racing each other up and down River Terrace at high rates of speed and not observing stop signs. Both were during early evening hours when there were a lot of people outside. Be careful everyone!

    • You need to be 21 and have a valid driver’s license, but because of their vehicle class, you don’t need an additional motorcycle endorsement to operate them.

      People seem too operate them like they operate bicycles (e.g. I can go the wrong way up a street, ignore traffic lights, etc.). Seems like a recipe for disaster.

      • I wonder if they’ll start using them on the Hudson River bike paths, which already are seeing many electric bikes, some of which are going faster than normal bikes, which can’t end well.
        Battery Park City just seems to be a focal point for all sorts of reckless behavior in its outdoor areas.

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