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JANUARY 2019

AMENDED CALENDAR OF MEETING

*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."

PARKS/ WATERFRONT Rich Caccappolo, Chair
Wed., 1/2 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 206 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]
  1. *Mercer Playground: consideration of a request for renovation of Mercer Playground, the narrow strip between Bleecker & W. 3rd Streets running along Mercer.
  2. *Discussion of the issues presented in the Environmental Assessment Statement for the proposed Haven Green affordable housing project at the Elizabeth St. Garden.

QUALITY OF LIFE
Joseph Gallagher, Chair
Mon., 1/7 @ 6:30 PM- Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue, Auditorium

1. *Consideration of City Council Intro 1284 which codifies the requirement that the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office notify community boards of new or changes to existing permits for street activities and clarifies both a timeline and information to be included.

2. *Consideration of City Council Intro 1285 which would  create a penalty where an individual or entity failed to obtain a street event permit from the Street Activity Permit Office before holding an event.

3.* New for revocable consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café for:
  • Hudson & Charles Dinette, Inc., d/b/a Hudson & Charles Dinette, 522 Hudson St. with 8 tables & 18 chairs (18049- 2018-ASWC)
  • BL 30 Carmine NY, LLC., d/b/a Bluestone Lane, 30 Carmine St. with 6 tables & 12 chairs (2038460-DCA)
4.* Renewal for revocable consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café for:
  • Fiddlesticks, LLC, d/b/a Fiddlesticks, 54 Greenwich Ave. with 16 tables & 29 chairs (1133898-DCA)
5. * Street Activities Applications:
  • 3/30/19 – Women’s Democratic Club Astor Place Festival: Astor Pl between Broadway and Lafayette St. [full street closure]
  • 5/4/19 & 7/27/19 – Our Lady of Pompeii Church Bleecker Street Festival, 1) Bleecker St. between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave. South. 2) Carmine St. between 6th Ave and Bedford St. [full street closure]
  • 6/5/19 – 6/619 – Entertainment Weekly Private Event: Christopher St. between Seventh Ave. South and Waverly Pl. [sidewalk and street closure]
*FYI / Sidewalk Café Renewals:
  • Sengupta Good Services, LLC, d/b/a Soho Park, 62 Prince St. with 7 tables & 14 chairs (1277362-DCA)
  • Lignoranti, LLC, d/b/a Oficina Latina, 24 Prince St. with 2 tables & 4 chairs (1421348-DCA)
  • 161 Mulberry Restaurant, LLC, d/b/a Italian Food Center, 161 Mulberry St. with 20 tables & 42 chairs (1443292-DCA)
  • Josan & Josan, Inc, d/b/a Taco Mahal, 73 7th Ave. South with 10 tables & 30 chairs (2041384-DCA)
  • Cobra Caterers, Inc, d/b/a  Hudson Hound, 575 Hudson St. with 7 tables & 25 chairs (1135398-DCA)
  • Restaurant 597, Inc, d/b/a Bus Stop, 597 Hudson St. with 10 tables & 20 chairs (0918358-DCA)
  • One Melon, LLC, d/b/a N/A, 89 MacDougal St. with 14 tables & 28 chairs (2021429-DCA)
  • Tourbillion 45, LLC, d/b/a Café Altro Paradiso, 234 Spring St. with 5 tables & 20 chairs (2038130-DCA)
  • Bleecker Spaghetto, LLC, d/b/a Trattoria Spaghetto, 232 Bleecker St. with 14 tables & 28 chairs (1399534-DCA)
  • Joyful Eats Two, LLC, d/b/a Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings, 380 Broome St. with 8 tables & 17 chairs (2039794-DCA)
  • La Meridiana, Ltd., N/A, 26 Carmine St. with 12 tables & 24 chairs (1133014-DCA)
  • Caffe Vetro, Inc., d/b/a N/A, 200 Mott St. with 6 tables & 12 chairs (1245908-DCA)
  • New Restart, Inc., d/b/a Taormina Restaurant, 145 Mulberry St. with 8 tables & 16 chairs (1342588-DCA)
  • Maneken Corp., d/b/a N/A, 466 Hudson St. with 6 tables & 12 chairs (0979768-DCA)
  • 675 Hudson Vault, LLC, d/b/a Dos Caminos, 675 Hudson St. with 48 tables & 135 chairs (1159248-DCA)
  • West 12th Street Restaurant Group, LLC, d/b/a Wallflower, 235 W. 12th St. with 2 tables & 4 chairs (2000382-DCA)
  • Starbucks Coffee Corporation, d/b/a Starbucks Coffee Company, 454 Lafayette St. with 25 tables & 77 chairs (0924582-DCA)(Enclosed)
  • Benny’s Burritos, Inc., d/b/a Benny’s Burritos, 111 Greenwich Ave. with 8 tables & 24 chairs (1067814-DCA)
  • L Plus L Productions, LLC, d/b/a Ofrenda, 113 7th Ave. South with 12 tables & 24 chairs (1347094-DCA)
  • Greenwich BBQ, LLC, d/b/a N/A, 75 Greenwich Ave. with 10 tables & 20 chairs (2011155-DCA)
  • 31 Great Jones Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Vic’s, 31 Great Jones St. with 7 tables & 14 chairs (1034252-DCA)
  • E2 185 Bleecker LLC d/b/a By Chloe, 185 Bleecker St. with 3 tables and 6 chairs (2042774-DCA)
*FYI/ Street Activities Renewals:
  • 3/31/19 – Visiting Neighbors Festival, Bleecker St. between Broadway and Lafayette St. [full street closure]
  • 5/21/19 – Grad Alley 2019 (NYU): 1) West 3rd St. between Mercer St. and LaGuardia Place 2) LaGuardia Place between West 3rd St. and Washington Square South [full street closure]
  • 5/23/19 – Village Visiting Neighbors Pop Up Fair, Charlton St. between Varick St. and Hudson St. [full street closure]
  • 6/29/19 – BAMRA Bleecker Street Festival (Bleecker Area Merchants and Residents Association): Bleecker St. between Broadway and Sixth Ave. [full street closure]
  • 8/11/19 – Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce Broadway Festival Co-Sponsored Event: Broadway between Waverly Place and East 14th St. [full street closure]
  • 9/7/19 – 6th Pct. Community Council Village Center for Care Bleecker St. Festival: Bleecker St. between 7th Ave. South and 8th Ave. [full street closure]
  • 9/12/19 – Children’s Museum Charlton Street Festival, Charlton Street between Varick St. between Hudson St. [full street closure]
  • 9/28/19 – Friends of LaGuardia Place Festival: LaGuardia Place between West Houston St. and Bleecker St. [full street closure]

SLA LICENSING 1
Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Cormac Flynn, Co-Chair
Tues., 1/8 @ 6:30 PM – Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, 25 Carmine St., Father Demo Hall (enter on Bleecker St.)

1a.*     Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Corporate Change Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
  • MM130 Bowery Rest Corp., d/b/a Capitale, 130 Bowery 10013 (OP – Catering)
1b.*     Apps. to the SLA for New License for Restaurant Wine (RW) or Tavern Wine (TW):
  • BS Mulberry, LLC, d/b/a Beyond Sushi, 215 Mulberry St. 10012 (RW – Restaurant) (laid over)
  • Showfields NY 1, LLC, d/b/a Showfields, 11 Bond St. 10012 (RW – Retail Space)
1c.*     Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):
  • BL 98 Kenmare NY, LLC d/b/a Bluestone Lane, 19 Kenmare St. (OP – Café/Restaurant and sidewalk cafe)
  • An Entity to be formed by Maneesh K. Goyal, d/b/a TBD, 332 Lafayette St. aka 54 Bleecker St. 10012 (OP – Restaurant/Bar with DJ)
  • Nonna Beppa Soho LLC, d/b/a Nonna Beppa, 290 Hudson St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant) (withdrawn-will resubmit)
  • Mulberry Burger, LLC, d/b/a TBD, 209 Mulberry St. Aka 48 Spring St. 10012 (OP – Restaurant/Bar) (Southern Storefront) (laid over)
  • Vaca Negra, LLC, d/b/a Vaca Negra, 248 W. 14th St. 10011 (OP – Bar/Tavern with live music & DJ)
  • Brink Concepts, d/b/a Soho Food Market, 594 Broadway 10012 (OP – Restaurant/Bar, live music and food court)
  • 324 Spring Hospitality LLC, d/b/a Empire Lodge, 324 Spring St. 10013 (OP – Bar/Tavern with sidewalk café)
FYI Renewals: Lederhosen, 39 Grove St. (OP); Elephant & Castle, 68 Greenwich Ave. (RW); Chipotle Mexican Grill, 55 E. 8th St. (OP); Chipotle Mexican Grill, 200 Varick St. (OP); Groove, 125 MacDougal St. (OP); Blind Tiger, 281 Bleecker St. (RW); Whitney Museum; Restaurant: Untiled; Café: Studio Café, 99 Gansevoort St. (OP); Le Pain Quotidien, 65-69 Bleecker St. (RW); P12 New York, LLC, 48 E. 12th St. (OP); Pomadoro Pizzeria, 51 Spring St. (RW); Aqua Grill Inc., 208-210 Spring St. (OP); La Compagnies des Vins Surnaturels, 247-249 Centre St. (OP); The Broome Street Bar, Inc., d/b/a N/A 361-363 West Broadway aka 499 Broome St. (OP); Da Andrea, 35 West 13th St. (RW); One If By Land Two If By Sea, 17 Barrow St. (OP); Tio Pepe, 168-170 West 4th St. (OP); La Ripaille Corp., 605 Hudson St. (OP); Meskerem Ethiopian Cuisine, 124 MacDougal St. (RW); GMT Tavern, 142 Bleecker St. (OP); Tavo, 615 Hudson St. (OP); Taboonette, 30 E. 13th St.)(Beer & Cider); Morandi Restaurant, 211 Waverly Pl. (OP); VBar, 225 Sullivan St. (RW); Amber, 135 Christopher St. (RW); Cowgirl & Bark, 519 Hudson St. (OP); Marie’s Crisis Café, 59 Grove St. (OP); Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave. (OP); The White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St. (OP); La Lanterna Di Vittorio, 129 MacDougal St. (OP); Blue Ribbon Downing St. Bar, 34 Downing St. (OP); Ty’s Bar, 114-116 Christopher St. (OP); Dorado Tacos, 28 E. 12th St. (RW); Mott Corner, Inc., 58 Kenmare St. (Beer & Cider); West Mobil on 8th Inc. 63 8th Ave. (RW)

**Please contact the Board office if you have an issue with these applications or if you wish to request to have them placed on the agenda for this meeting. Request must be made at least one week before the committee meeting.

SLA LICENSING 2  Cormac Flynn, Co-Chair and Robert Ely, Co-Chair
Thurs., 1/10 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall

1a.*     Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Corporate Change Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:    
  • Lewek Corp., d/b/a The Cubby Hole, 281 W. 12th St. 10014 (OP – Bar/Tavern)
  • Petite Boucherie, LLC, d/b/a Petite Boucherie and Omakase Room, 14 Christopher St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Boucherie, LLC, d/b/a Boucherie, 97-99 7th Ave. South 10014 (OP – Restaurant)
1b.*     Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Alteration Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
  • Little Wisco, LLC, d/b/a Fedora, 239 W. 4th St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant) (withdrawn)
  • DM31 Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a The Drunken Munkey, 31 Cornelia St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant: Extension of late night hours) (withdrawn)
  • 228 Bleecker, LLC, d/b/a ARIA, 117 Perry St., Store #2 10014 (OP – Restaurant)(1 hr extension of hours)
1c.*     Apps. to the SLA for New License for Restaurant Wine (RW) or Tavern Wine (TW):
  • 114 Christopher St., LLC d/b/a Pending, 114 Christopher St. 10014 (RW – Wine and Tapas Bar)
  • Andreas Restaurant, LLC, d/b/a De Andrea, 35 W. 13th St. 10011 (RW- Restaurant, live weekend music and sidewalk cafe)
  • Deli Llama, LLC, d/b/a Llamita, 80 Carmine St. 10014 (RW – Restaurant)
  • LPH One, LLC, d/b/a TBD, 33 Carmine St. 10014 (RW – Restaurant)
  • 300 West 4th Street, LLC, d/b/a The Riddler, 51 Bank St. aka 300 West 4th St. (RW – Wine Bar and Café)
1d.*     Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):
  • Animal Group, Inc., d/b/a TBD, 22 9th Ave 10014 (OP – Restaurant) (withdrawn)
  • Siren Retail Corporation, d/b/a Starbucks Reserve, 155 W. 11th St. 10011 (OP – Bar/Tavern) (laid over)
  • Frevo, LLC, d/b/a Frevo, 48 W. 8th St. 10011 (OP – Restaurant)
  • The Consulate NYC, LLC, d/b/a Consulate and The Office, 223-231 W. 4th St. aka 120-128 7th Ave. S. (West 10th St.) 10014 (OP – Restaurant/Bar with live music and sidewalk cafe) (withdrawn)
  • L’Accolade, LLC, d/b/a N/A, 300-302 Bleecker St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant with backyard garden)(transfer)
  • Corp. to be formed by Tsion Bensusan, 396 Ave. of the Americas 10011 (OP – Live Music, DJs, Patron Dancing and Outdoor Rooftop Venue) (laid over)
  • RPC Restaurant Corp., d/b/a Red Paper Clip, 120 Christopher St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant)

TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Shirley Secunda, Chair
Thurs., 1/10 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 206 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]

1.      L Train Canarsie Tunnel Reconstruction Project update by MTA-NYC Transit (MTA-NYCT). (DOT L Train Project update on Kenmare St. is canceled.)

2.      * Congestion Pricing presentation and discussion by Fix Our Transit Coalition.

3.      * Discussion of the transportation issues presented in the Environmental Assessment Statement for the proposed Haven Green affordable housing project at the Elizabeth St. Garden.

4.      * Review of Community Board 1 Manhattan's resolution on e-bike and e-scooter legistlation. (canceled)


ELIZABETH STREET GARDEN
David Gruber, Chair
Mon., 1/14 @ 6:30 PM- The Sheen Center’s Loreto Theater, 18 Bleecker Street, (Please use the Elizabeth St. entrance.)
  1. *Report from the various committees on their review of the Environmental Assessment Statement for the Elizabeth Street Garden’s proposed Haven Green senior affordable housing project.  The public will be invited to give testimony.

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION Jeannine Kiely, Chair  
Tues., 1/15 @ 6:30 PM- Grace Church School (west side dining room, 2nd Floor), 86 Fourth Avenue
  1. *Discussion of the the Mayor’s Proposal to change admissions for specialized high schools.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SMALL BUSINESS
Daniel Miller, Chair
Wed., 1/16 @ 6:30 PM- Judson Church, Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St. 
  1. *Presentation by Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development relating their work building community power to win affordable house and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers to ideas related to the Small Business Jobs Survival Act.
  2. Review and revise the November 2018 Economic Development & Small Business Committee resolution on Small Business Jobs Survival Act, which has been rescheduled to be presented at January’s Full Board meeting, with the goal of replacing detailed analysis with a summary in support of the SBJSA.

LANDMARKS 1
Chenault Spence, Chair
Thurs., 1/17 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl. Room 206 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]
  1. *34 W. 14th St.(withdrawn-may resubmit at a later date)
  2. *452 Broadway – Application is to establish a Master Plan regarding painted changeable copy advertising sign.
  3. *770 Broadway – Application is to install new entree marquee, replace non-historic infill, and install new entry and lighting.
  4. *102 Greenwich Ave. – Application is to legalize the construction of 2 bulkheads without LPC permits.
  5. *177 MacDougal St. - Application is to infill areaway and install new at-grade storefront, and alter stoop and building entrance. 
  6. *38-42 W. 8th St. a.k.a. 179-191 MacDougal St. - Application is to demolish the existing buildings and construct a new building.
  7. *686 Broadway – Application is to install a new storefront on Broadway at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, decorative railings and new brick veneer and decorative grille at the parapet; paint existing brick facade at Great Jones Alley to match the new brick veneer at the Broadway facade." (laid over)
  8. *97 Greenwich Ave.  - Application is to replace ground floor storefront and relocate main entry doors and vestibule on Greenwich Ave; remove existing ground floor canopy and replace with new awning; replace existing signage in kind; stain the façade brick and paint existing metalwork, including mullions, steel members, and panels.

EXECUTIVE
Carter Booth, Chair  
Tues., 1/22 @ 6:30 PM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

LANDMARKS 2
Chenault Spence, Chair
Tues., 1/22 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl. Room 208 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]
  1. *623 Broadway-Application is to install a rooftop 1-story and mezzanine addition for commercial use set back more than 20’ from the street walls, not be visible from both Broadway and Mercer. (laid over)
  2. *298 Elizabeth St. – Application is to approve the removal of the rear wall, which was carried out without approval under prior ownership.
  3. *29 Downing St. – Application is to remove existing storefront to the extent of the brick that it sits in, and install new storefront matching design on 1940 tax photo
  4. *422 W. Broadway - Application is to construct a rooftop addition. (no rear addition).
  5. *422 W. Broadway - Application is to request that the Landmarks Preservation Commission issue a report to the City Planning Commission relating to an application for a special permit for a Modification of Use and Bulk pursuant to Section 74-711 of the Zoning Resolution."
  6. *173 7th Ave. So. – Application is to legalize the installation of signage, painting of the façade, installation and alterations to new awning, mechanical equipment on the roof and a painted wall.

FULL BOARD
Carter Booth, Chair 
Thurs., 1/24 @ 6:30 PM-
The New School, 66 West 12th St., Auditorium

THE PUBLIC SESSION BEGINS AT 6:30 PM. SPEAKER’S CARDS WILL BE NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 7:00 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.

SOCIAL SERVICES
Susanna Aaron, Chair 
Mon., 1/28 @ 6:30 PM- Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue, Auditorium
  1. Progress report from Greenwich House on the co-location of its drug treatment programs and its response to community concerns.

NOTES:

The following committees are not meeting meeting in January:
•    Arts & Institutions
•    Land Use


January 2019 Calendar