Community Board No. 2, Manhattan, New York City




Calendar/Agenda

 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS   

MARCH 2012

 *PUBLIC HEARINGS are noted with asterisks.  MEETINGS AT THE COMMUNITY BOARD OFFICE ARE AT 3 WASHINGTON SQUARE VILLAGE, AT THE BOARD OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ADJACENT TO SUITE 1A.  Calendar is subject to change, so we suggest that individuals visit our website [cb2manhattan.org] regularly for updates.   At all meetings, additional items may be raised as "New Business".


STREET ACTIVITIES & FILM PERMITS Evan Lederman, Chair

Thurs., 3/1 @ 6:30 PM-CB#2-Man. Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village, ground floor

  1. *4/19/12-NYU Earth Week, Washington Pl. Bet. Washington Square East & Greene St.
  2. *5/5/12-PS 130 Health Fair and Family Day, Hester St. bet. Mulberry St. & Baxter St.
  3. *5/12/12-PS 3 Spring Fling, 490 Grove St. bet. Hudson St. & Bedford St.
  4. *6/2/12-Jane St. Block Assn. Street Sale, Jane St. bet. 8th Ave. & Hudson St.
  5. *6/2/12-Morton Street Block Party, Morton St. bet. Bedford St. & Hudson St. 
  6. *6/30/12-BAMRA Bleecker Street Festival, Bleecker St. bet. 6th Ave. & Broadway
  7. *6/30/12-Oversea Chinese Mission, Hester St. bet. Elizabeth St. & Mott St.
  8. *10/20/12-Christopher East Block Association Christopher Street Festival, Christopher St. bet. 7th Ave. & Greenwich Ave.
  9. *10/21/12-Log Cabin Republicans – Greenwich, Greenwich Ave. bet. 6th & 7th Ave.; Broadway bet. Canal St. & E. Houston St.
  10. *11/3/12-Village Crosstown Trolley Astor, Astor Pl. bet. Broadway & Lafayette St.

 


PARKS, RECREATION & OPEN SPACE Tobi Bergman, Chair

Wed., 3/7 @ 6:30 PM-Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue, Auditorium

  1. *Scoping for capital reconstruction of Father Fagan Square. (NOTE: IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE MEETING, A PUBLIC SITE MEETING WILL BE HELD TO REVIEW EXISTING CONDITIONS.  MEET US AT 5:30 AT THE CORNER OF PRINCE STREET AND SIXTH AVENUE.
  2. *Proposal for a temporary art installation for Petrosino Park.
  3. *Status report on all current and upcoming capital projects in CB2 parks.

 

 


LAND USE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT  David Reck, Chair

Thurs., 3/8 @ 6:30 PM – Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson St. Third Floor

  1. *434 6th Avenue (Block 573, lot 6) Board of Standards and Appeals Special Permit Application pursuant to Section 73-36 to allow the operation of a Physical Culture Establishment (PCE)/yoga center on the second floor, within a C4-5 zoning district, for a term of ten (10) years.
  2. *372 Lafayette Street (Block 530, Lot 13) BSA Cal. No. 290-06-BZ, Board of Standards and Appeals Application under  Sections 42-10 and 42-14 to amend a previously granted variance, to permit construction of a 6-story plus cellar building containing retail and residential use at the Subject Premises, located in a M1-5B zoning district.
  3. *100-108 Varick Street, 557 Broome Street and 66 Watts Street, (Block 477, Lots 35, 42, 44 and 76) Board of Standards and Appeals Variance Application pursuant to Z.R. §72-21 and pursuant to Multiple Dwelling Law §310(c), to permit construction of a new 14-story residential building in an M1-6 zoning district and to establish bulk standards for the new building.
  4. *25 Great Jones aka 22 Bond St. BSA Cal No: 43-12-BZ Board of Standards and Appeals Variance application to (i) occupy the existing thirteen-story structural shell with 10 residential units fronting on Great Jones Street; and (ii) construct a four-story, one-family townhouse with a garage fronting on Bond Street.  The proposed development would follow the R8 Quality Housing regulations and have a floor area ratio of 5.99.  Located in an M1-5B zoning district. 

 


LANDMARKS & PUBLIC AESTHETICS 1st MEETING Sean Sweeney, Chair

Mon., 3/12 @ 6:30 PM– NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl. Room 520

  1. *449 Broadway, aka 26 Mercer St.-Application is to install storefront infill and signage.
  2. *11 St. Luke’s Place-Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions, reconstruct the rear façade and excavate the rear yard.
  3. *32 Morton St.-Application is to enlarge window openings at the penthouse. (already heard)
  4. *29 7th Ave. South-Application is to replace storefront infill and signage.
  5. *21 East 13th St. aka 22-26 E. 14th St.-Application is to replace storefront infill.

The Certificate of Appropriateness agenda is not yet available.  Committee members will be notified by mail; others should call the Board office. TO VIEW CERTIFICATE of APPROPRIATENESS - ITEMS THAT WILL BE ON OUR AGENDA FOR THIS MONTH, GO TO THE LPC’S WEBSITE AT WWW.NYC.GOV\LANDMARKS

 


SIDEWALKS, PUBLIC FACILITIES & PUBLIC ACCESS Maury Schott, Chair

Mon., 3/12 @ 6:30 PM – Church of Our Lady of Pompei, 25 Carmine St. Father Demo Hall

1a.*     Renewal App. for revocable consent to operate an Unenclosed sidewalk cafe for:

  • Dojo Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Dojo West, 14 W. 4th St. with 6 tables & 22 seats, DCA# 0890588
  • Legendary Nightspots, Inc. d/b/a The Duplex, 61 Christopher St. with 18 tables & 36 seats, DCA# 1190534
  • Café 522 Hudson Inc. d/b/a The New French, 522 Hudson St. with 8 tables & 16 seats, DCA# 1320914
  • Panzi Enterprises, LLC, d/b/a Panca, 92 7th Avenue South, with 13 tables & 36 seats, DCA# 1250013
  • 7th & Barrow, LLC, d/b/a Sushi Samba #7, 87 7th Ave. South, with 20 tables & 40 seats, DCA# 1253042
  • Gat 35 Corp. d/b/a Da Andrea, 35 W. 13th St. with 8 tables & 16 seats, DCA# 1307585 (ADDITION)
  • Moz Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Meme, 581 Hudson St. with 8 tables & 16 seats, DCA# 1347167 (ADDITION)

 1b.*     Re-Apply App. for revocable consent to operate an Unenclosed sidewalk café for:

  • Franco-American Restaurant Investment Group In. 235 W. 12th St. with 3 tables & 6 seats, DCA# 1383038

 1c.*    New App. for revocable consent to operate an Unenclosed sidewalk café for:

  • Raro Inc. d/b/a Rafele, 29 7th Avenue South, with 8 tables & 32 seats, DCA# 1419407
  • 103 GW12, LLC, d/b/a Monument Lane, 103 Greenwich Ave. with 9 tables & 18 seats, DCA# 1420085

 


TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Shirley Secunda, Chair

Tues., 3/13 @ 6:30 PM –NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl. Room 401

  1. *Request to install a speed hump on King St. bet. Varick St. and Ave. of the Americas.
  2. *Request to install “Don’t Block the Box” signage displaying penalties, with zebra striping and crosshatch marking, coupled with strict enforcement, at Broome & Mercer Sts., Broome & Greene Sts., Broome & Wooster Sts., and Broome St. & West Broadway.
  3. *Request to install “Don’t Block the Box” signage displaying penalties on Kenmare St. at Cleveland Pl. (sw corner), Kenmare St. at Lafayette St. (nw corner), Broome & Lafayette Sts. (s.e. corner) and Broome & Crosby Sts. (ne corner), with zebra striping and crosshatch marking at the intersections, coupled with strict enforcement.
  4. *Request for DOT to review traffic lanes (use, configurations and connections) and corresponding parking regulations in relation to traffic flow/delays along Kenmare and Broome Sts. bet. Bowery & Broadway, to assess potential adjustments.
  5. *Request to change Kenmare St. westbound from the Bowery from a thru-truck to a local-truck route.
  6. *Request to clarify signage, eliminate duplication and clutter, and repair defaced signage on Bowery & Kenmare St., and on Lafayette St. bet. Kenmare and Broome Sts. 

 

 


SLA LICENSING #I  Richard Stewart, Co-Chair, Raymond Lee, Co-Chair,

Tues., 3/13 @ 6:30 PM-St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St. Lower Hall

1a.*     Apps. to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) for New License to sell liquor on-premise:

  • Entity to be formed by Abraham Meborah, 99 Macdougal St., 10012
  • Hemant Phul on behalf an entity to be determined d/b/a TBD, 192 Bleecker St., 10012 (WITHDRAWN)
  • Celtic Dragon, LLC, d/b/a Lucky 157 Chinese Restaurant & Rathskeller, 157 Lafayette St., 10013
  • Tobsk, LLC, 89 Macdougal St., 10012
  • Hersa Hospitality Trust d/b/a Hyatt, 76 E. 13th St., 10003
  • 132 4th Avenue Restaurant, LLC, TBD, 132 4th Ave., 10003
  • Scott Conant Management, LLC d/b/a SCM Culinary Suite, 598 Broadway, 10012
  • 45 Mercer Restaurant, LLC 45 Mercer St. 10013
  • Santur Enterprises, LLC, 90 W. Houston St. 10012
  • Nikoll Vataj or Entity to be formed, TBD, 59 5th Ave. 10003
  • Gokarna Inc., Plan B, 244 Mulberry St. 10012 (LAID OVER)

 

 

1b.*     Apps. to the SLA for Alteration to sell liquor on-premise:
  • Pear Tree Café Corp. d/b/a Buskers, 92 W. Houston St., 10012 (change in method of operation)
  • GMG Industries, Inc. d/b/a Tresanti, 40-42 Thompson St. 10013
  • Lignoranti, LLC d/b/a Oficina Latina, 24 Prince St. 10012
  • 202 Centre Corp. d/b/a Red Egg, 202 Centre St. 10013
  • New York Shakespeare Festival & Joe’s Pub LLC/MGR, 425 Lafayette St. North Store, 10003
  • Il Commendatore Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Casa Bella Ristorante, 127A Mulberry St., 10013

1c.*     Apps. to the SLA for Corporate Change of an on-premise Liquor License:

  • Michael G. Fanelli, Inc. d/b/a Fanellis, 94 Prince St., 10012
  • Caffe Valdino, Inc. d/b/a V Bar, 225 Sullivan St., 10012 (WILL NOT BE HEARD)
  • 9GJ Bar & Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a Acme, 9 Great Jones St., 10012

1d.*     Apps. to the SLA for New Beer and/or Wine Licenses:

  • Deborah Aliotta, d/b/a Belladona Café, 191 Prince St., 10012
  • Café Mercato, Inc. d/b/a Silver Spoon, 53 E. 8th St., 10003
  • Shinon, Inc., 37 Kenmare St., 10012 (WITHDRAWN)
  • Culture Project, Inc., 45 Bleecker St. 10012 (WITHDRAWN)

1e.*     Apps. to the SLA for Renewal of On-premise Licenses:

  • Thunder Jacksons, 169 Bleecker St. (ADDITION)
  •  Village Lantern, 167 Bleecker St. (ADDITION)
  • Barbossa, 232 Elizabeth St. (ADDITION)

FYI: New Beer and/or Wine Licenses:

  • Shinon, Inc., 37 Kenmare St., 10012
  • Charlemagne Resto LLC d/b/a TBD, 679 Greenwich St. aka 139 Christopher St.

**Renewals: Barbossa, 232 Elizabeth St. (on-premise); Masamoto Sushi Inc. 88 W. 3rd St. (b&w); Thunder Jacksons, 169 Bleecker St. (on-premise); Café Gitane, 242 Mott St. (b&w); Dos Caminos, 675 Hudson St. (on-premise); Corsino, 637 Hudson St. (on-premise); Amelia’s Food Shop, 110 Varick St. (b&w); Pepe Rosso Togo, 149 Sullivan St. (b&w); Culture Project, Inc., 45 Bleecker St. (b&w); Ofrenda, 113 Seventh Ave. So. (on-premise); Pop Burger, 41 East 11th St. (b&w); Soul Café, Inc., 140 W. 4th St.(b&w); Downtown, 372-376 W. Broadway, (on-premise); Giorgione, 307 Spring St. (on-premise); Balaboosta, 214 Mulberry St. (b&w); Liberty Inn Café, 51 Tenth Ave. (on-premise); Annisa, 13 Barrow St. (on-premise); Bosie 10 Morton St. (b&w); Doozo Restaurant, 216 Thompson St. (b&w); Lovely Day, 196 Elizabeth St. (on-premise); Café Henri, 27 Bedford St. (b&w); Spread NYC, 209 Mulberry St. (b&w); The Crooked Knife, 232 W. 14th St. 232 W. 14th St. (on-premise); Ghar Ventures, Inc. 201 W. 11th St. (b&w); The Spotted Pig, 314 W. 11th St. (on-premise); Kenny’s Castaways, 157 Bleecker St. (on-premise); Anfora, 34 8th Avenue (on-premise); The Caffe Palermo, 148 Mulberry St. (on-premise); Nolita House, 47 E. Houston St. (on-premise); Babu Foods Inc., 468 Hudson St. (b&w); Sea, 835 Washington St. (on-premise); Bristro de la gore, 626 Hudson St. (b&w); Village Lantern, 167 Bleecker St. (on-premise); State Room, 47 W. 8th St. (on-premise);Johnny’s Bar, 90-92 Greenwich Ave. (on-premise). Planet Zai Inc., 144 W. 4th St. (b&w);Alterations: Grotta Azzurra Restaurant, 177 Mulberry Restaurant, 10013; In Bocca al Lupo Ltd., 113 Mulberry St. 10013; Jo-Rach Inc., 148 Mulberry St. 10013; Paesano Rest Corp. d/b/a Paesano of Mulberry Street, 136 Mulberry St. 10013;ALN Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Giovanna’s, 128 Mulberry St. 10013; Carmine Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Il Cortile, 125 Mulberry St. 10013; Red Mulberry Ltd., d/b/a Sambuca’s Café, 105 Mulberry St. 10013; JVC Pizzeria Inc. d/b/a Il Fornaio, 132A Mulberry St. 10013; Lunella Ristorante Inc. 173 Mulberry St. 10013; MRG Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Positano Italian Restaurant, 122 Mulberry St. 10013; Ristorante Luna Inc., d/b/a Ristorante Luna, 115 Mulberry St. 10013; Akram Restaurant Management Inc. d/b/a 129 Mulberry St. 10013; 151 Mulberry St. Corp. d/b/a Il Palazzo, 151 Mulberry St. 10013; ASC Inc. d/b/a La Nonna, 134 Mulberry St. 10013; PJ’s of Little Italy Inc. d/b/a Pellegrinos, 138 Mulberry St. 10013; 164 Mulberry Street Corp. d/b/a Da Nico, 164 Mulberry St. 10013; 191 Grand Restaurant Corp. 191 Grand St. 10013.

**Please Contact the Board Office if you have an Issue with these Applications, to have them placed on the agenda for this meeting.

 


EXECUTIVE Brad Hoylman, Chair

Wed., 3/14 @ 6:30 PM – CB#2-Man. Board Office Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village, ground floor

 

 


SLA LICENSING #II, Raymond Lee, Co-Chair, Richard Stewart, Co-Chair

Thurs., 3/15 @ 6:30 PM- St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St. Lower Hall

1a.*     Apps. to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) for New License to sell liquor on-premise:

  • Chelsea Morning Partners, LP, 99 Bank St., 10014
  • W 13 Pizza, LLC, 140 W. 13th St. 10011
  • Tac 14 Corp. d/b/a Garota de Ipanema, 242 W. 14th St. 10011
  • Clew Z. Angus (USA), Inc. d/b/a Niu Noodle, 15 Greenwich Ave., 10014
  • Entity to be formed by George Forgeois, TBD, 225 Varick St., 10013
  • La Villette, LLC, 10 Downing St., 10014
  • William T. Oreid, d/b/a The Jade Hotel Greenwich Village, 52 W. 13th St. 10011(LAID OVER)
  • Macelleria Butcher Shop, LLC, TBD, 611 Hudson St. aka 317 W. 12th St. 10014
  • An entity to be formed by Kenneth Friedman and April Bloomfield, TBD, 264 Bleecker St. 10014
  • K&K Lounge, Inc. 21 7th Ave. South 10014 (ADDITION)

1b.*     Apps. to the SLA for Alteration to sell liquor on-premise:

  • Sway Lounge, LLC, 305 Spring St., 10013
  • 103 GW12 d/b/a Monument Lane, 103 Greenwich Ave.  10014
  • Lucky 13 Associates, d/b/a Catch, 21-27 9th Ave., 10014-(rooftop addition)(WITHDRAWN)
  • Brass Monkey, LLC d/b/a Brass Monkey, 55 Little W. 12th St. 10014

1c.*     Apps. to the SLA for Corporate Change of an beer and wine License:

  • 176 7th Avenue Pizza, Ltd., d/b/a Tivoli Pizza, 176 7th Ave. So. 10014

1d.*     Apps. to the State Liquor (SLA) for New License to sell beer and wine:

  • 450 Hudson LLC, 450 Hudson St. 10014
  • The Bowery Kitchen, LLC, 220 Bowery 10012
  • P S New York Group, Inc. d/b/a P S Burgers, 35 Carmine St. 10014 (LAID OVER)
  • David Ruggerio or Entity to be formed, 337 W. Broadway 10013. (ADDITION)

1e.* Apps. to the SLA for Renewal of Wine Licenses:

  • Kava Café, 803 Washington St. (ADDITION)

FYI: New Beer and/or Wine Licenses:

  • Think Eighth Ave., LLC d/b/a Think Coffee, 73 8th Ave., 10014

 


LANDMARKS & PUBLIC AESTHETICS 2nd MEETING Sean Sweeney, Chair

Mon., 3/19 @ 6:30 PM– Church of Lady of Pompei, 25 Carmine St. Father Demo Hall

****MEETING CANCELLED****

 

 


SOCIAL SERVICES  & EDUCATION Lois Rakoff, Chair

Tues., 3/20 @ 6:30 PM-Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St. Garden Room

  1. Presentation Update on CB2's Educational Needs Assessment (ENA)
  2. *Discussion on the Need to Fingerprint People in NYC applying for food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  3. *Discussion of Minimum Wage Legislation in Albany
  4. New Business

 


ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY & PUBLIC HEALTH Jason Mansfield, Chair

Wed., 3/21 @ 6:30 PM-NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl. Room 520

  1. *Presentation on the Borough President’s initiative to install solar panels on NYC school rooftops
  2. *Discussion of proposed Paid Sick Leave Legislation
  3. *Further discussion of the NYC DOT petition by Spectra/Texas Eastern Energy Transmission Services, LLC. for revocable consent to install a gas main within the lands under the water of Hudson River. (ADDITION)

 

 


FULL BOARD Brad Hoylman, Chair

Thurs., 3/22 @ 6:00 PM-Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Avenue, Tutle Hall

THE PUBLIC SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 PM. SPEAKERS' CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 6:00 TO 6:30 PM. Reports from the Chair, District Manager, Borough President, Standing Committees. INDIVIDUALS WHO CANNOT ATTEND ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY IN ADVANCE TO THE BOARD OFFICE.  WRITTEN TESTIMONY WILL BE PLACED INTO THE RECORD


WATERFRONT Arthur Z. Schwartz, Chair

Mon., 3/26 @ 7:00 PM- Housing Works, 320 W. 13th St., 4th Floor Conference Room C

  1. *Hudson River Park Financial Problems - discussion of recommendations
  2. *Pier 45 (Christopher Street Pier) Programming         

 


PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETINGS:

  • 1st  Thurs.,  3/22    @     6:30 PM  First Precinct (16 Ericsson Pl )
  • 5th  Wed.,    3/28    @     7:00 PM   5th Pct. Station House, 19 Elizabeth St.
  • 6th  Wed.,    3/28    @     7:30 PM   Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, 25 Carmine St., Lower Level
  • 9th  Tues.,    3/20    @     7:00 PM   9th Pct. Station House, 321 East 5th St. 2nd Floor.

 


NOTE:           

  • ARTS AND INSTITUTIONS COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN MARCH.

 



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