Community Board No. 2, Manhattan, New York City




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SEPTEMBER 2015
  CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

*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".

SLA LICENSING 1 Robert Ely, Chair
Tues., 9/8 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall

1a.*    Apps. to the SLA for Corporate Change to beer and wine (RW) or liquor on-premise (OP):
•    Blue Bell Restaurant, LLC d/b/a Cantine Parisienne, 153 Elizabeth St. aka 40 Kenmare St. 10012 (on-premise)

1b.*    Apps. to the SLA for Alteration to sell beer and wine (RW) or liquor on-premise (OP):
•    Ambleside Partners, LLC d/b/a Pravda, 281 Lafayette St. 10012 (on-premise)
 
1c.*    Apps. to the SLA for New beer and/or wine License (RW):
•    22 Howard St. F&B, LLC, d/b/a Smile To Go, 22 Howard St. 10013
•    Selayang Corp., d/b/a Nyonya, 199 Grand St. 10013 (transfer)
•    151 Mulberry St. d/b/a Aunt Jakes, 151 Mulberry St. 10013 (withdrawn)
•    Rapha Racing, LLC, 159 Prince St. 10012

1d.*    Apps. to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) for New License to sell liquor on-premise (OP):
•    Spring Soho, Inc. d/b/a Spring St. Natural Restaurant & Bar, 98 Kenmare St. 10012
•    Entity to be formed by Derk M. Koch, 90 Thompson St. 10012
•    Pacific 4, LLC, 431 Broome St. 10013
•    185 Grand Street Operating Group, LLC d/b/a Francy’s, 185 Grand St. 10013 (withdrawn)
•    Broome Street Food and Drink, LLC, 529 Broome St. 10013
•    Phil Alotta or an entity to be formed, 310 Spring St. 10013

FYI Renewals: Hornblower Serenity, Pier 40, 353 West St. (on-premise); 11th Street Café, 327 W. 11th St. (RW); Mezzogiorno, 195 Spring St. (on-premise); Think Coffee, 1 Bleecker St. (RW); Kopi Kopi, 68 W. 3rd St. (on-premise); Parm, 248 Mulberry St. (on-premise); Do Hwa Restaurant, 53-55 Carmine St. (on-premise); The Place Restaurant, 310 W. 4th St. (on-premise); Bar Pitti, 268 Ave. of the Americas (RW); Le Pain Quotidien, 550 Hudson St. (RW); Bleecker Street Bar, 58 Bleecker St. (on-premise); Ken And Cook, 19 Kenmare St. (on-premise); Da Gennaro Ristorante, 129 Mulberry St. (on-premise); FISH, 280 Bleecker St. (RW); Emmett’s, 50 MacDougal St. (RW); Mikado Bistro, 525 6th Ave. (RW); Socarrat Nolita, 284 Mulberry St. (RW); Lucky Strike, 59 Grand St. (on-premise); Pop Burger, 41 E. 11th St. (onm-premise); Blue Ribbon Sushi, 119 Sullivan St. (RW); Salon de Lafayette St. 157 Lafayette St. (on-premise); Petite Abei, 466 Hudson St. (RW); Lima’s Taste Cerviche Bar Inc., 122 Christopher St. (on-premise)

FYI Alterations: Pomadoro Ristorante & Pizzeria, Inc., 51 Spring St. (RW)

**Please contact the Board office if you have an issue with these applications, to have them placed on the agenda for this meeting.

SIDEWALKS/STREET ACTIVITIES Maria Derr, Acting Chair
Tues., 9/8 @ 6:30 PM- Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, 25 Carmine St., Father Demo Hall (enter on Bleecker St.)

1.*  New App. for revocable consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk cafe for:
•    RPB Partners, LLC, d/b/a Sweet Corner Bakeshop, 535 Hudson St. with 6 tables & 12 chairs (11056-2015-ASWC)
•    Bar Giacosa Corp. d/b/a Il Pittino, 270 6th Ave. with 6 tables & 12 chairs (11811-2015-ASWC)

FYI Sidewalk Café Renewals:
•    PGT Rest. Corp., d/b/a Slainte, 304 Bowery with 8 tables & 16 chairs (1318806-DCA) (unenclosed)
•    Cantaloupe, LLC, d/b/a Lovely Day, 196 Elizabeth St. with 2 tables & 5 chairs (1260966-DCA) (unenclosed)
•    Red Bamboo on 7th Avenue, Inc., 47 7th Ave. So. with 21 tables & 52 chairs (1301309-DCA) (enclosed)
•    Pret A Manger (USA) Limited, d/b/a Pret A Manger, 350 Hudson St. with 10 tables & 20 chairs (1462339-DCA)(unenclosed)
•    Vigu, Inc., d/b/a 628 Hudson Café, 628 Hudson St. with 4 tables & 8 chairs (1471523-DCA) (unenclosed)
•    Cherry Lane Inc., d/b/a The Randolph at Broome, 349 Broome St. with 7 tables & 16 chairs (1383186-DCA) (unenclosed)
•    Lunella Ristorante, Inc., d/b/a Lunella, 173 Mulberry St. with 4 tables & 8 chairs (1072629-DCA) (unenclosed)
•    La Mela Ristorante Italiano, Inc, 167 Mulberry St. with 9 tables & 19 chairs (1274929-DCA) (Unenclosed)
•    Akram Restaurant Management, Inc., d/b/a Da Gennaro, 129 Mulberry St. with 19 tables & 38 chairs (1249523-DCA) (Unenclosed)

2.*  Street Activity Applications:
•    10/24/15 – West Village Eats: A Celebration of Local Restaurants, Benefiting P.S. 3 (fka Taste of the West Village), Grove St. between Bedford St. and Hudson St. (note date change from 10/3).
•    10/1/15 – 10/4/15 – Meatpacking District Weekend, 1) Gansevoort St. between Hudson St. & 9th Ave. 2) 14th St. & 9th Ave. Pedestrian Plaza (South Side): 14th St. & 9th Ave. Pedestrian Plaza (South Side) 3) Ninth Ave. between Little West 12th St. & Gansevoort St. 4) Gansevoort St. between Hudson St. & 9th Ave. 5) 9th Ave. between West 13th St. & West 14th St.
•    11/22/15 – The Basilica of St. Patricks Old Cathedral 200th Anniversary Celebration, 268 Mulberry St. between Prince St. & East Houston St.
•    12/31/15 – 1/1/16 – St. Anthony’s Market Street Festival, West Houston St. between Thompson St. & MacDougal St.

FYI Street Activities Renewals:
•    9/26/15 – Lab Tastes of the Meatpacking District Special Event 1) Gansevoort St. between Hudson St. & 9th Ave. 2) Gansevoort St. between Hudson St. & 9th Ave.

3.*  Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2017.

Please contact the CB2 office if you have an issue with a FYI Sidewalk Café application or FYI Street Activities Renewals to have them placed on the agenda for this meeting.

LAND USE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Anita Brandt, Chair
Wed., 9/9 @ 6:30 PM- Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, Auditorium.

1.    * 62 COOPER SQUARE (south of Astor Place on Cooper Place) for a Physical Culture Establishment (PCE). Cal. No. 238-04-BZ is for an extension of term of a previously granted PCE special permit (January 25, 2005 to January 25, 2015) to operate a NYHRC on the cellar, first and mezzanine floors.
2.    * 51-57 Carmine St. (N/W corner Carmine & Bedford Streets) BSA Cal. No. 190-15-BZ is for a variance to permit new 6-story mixed used retail, residential building.
3.    * 250 Mercer St. (betw. W. 3rs & W. 4th Sts.)-An application for a Special Permit to operate a Pysical Culture Establishment (PCE), Haven Spa, filed pursuant to ZR73-76 and 73-03.  The application seeks to authorize a PCE that will occupy the first floor of a 16 story residential building in a C6-2 zoning district.   
4.    *  Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2017.

SLA LICENSING 2 Carter Booth, Chair
Thurs., 9/10 @ 6:30 PM – Judson Church, 239 Thompson St., Assembly Hall

1a. *    Apps. to the SLA for Renewal to sell beer and wine (RW) or liquor on-premise (OP):
•    Diablo Royale, 189 W. 10th St. (on-premise)

1b.*    Apps. to the SLA for Alteration to sell beer and wine (RW) or liquor on-premise (OP):
•    Himi NY Corporation, d/b/a Hakata Ton Ton, 61 Grove St. 10014 (on-premise)(expansion)
•    High Restaurant LLC, d/b/a Santina, 820 Washington St. (on-premise) (to expand existing outdoor seating area)

1c.*    Apps. to the SLA for New beer and/or wine License (RW):
•    VC Chef, LLC, 306 W. 13th St. 10014
•    Food Love 125, Inc. d/b/a Ramen Torii, 4 Union Square South 10003
•    Minerva Hospitality Group Ltd., d/b/a Minerva, 302-304 West 4th St. aka 51 Bank St. 10014
•    James Perse, d/b/a James Perse, 368 Bleecker St. 10014 (café within retail store)
•    Nix, LLC, 72 University Pl. 10003
•    LaGuardia Place, LLC d/b/a Court Street Grocers, 540 LaGuardia Place 10012
•    Mookambika Group, Inc. d/b/a Masala Times, 194 Bleecker St. 10012 (Beer Only).

1d.*    Apps. to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) for New License to sell liquor on-premise (OP):
•    Sharma and Singh Restaurant Group Inc., 154 Bleecker St. 10012
•    Saigon Project, Inc. d/b/a Saigon Shack, 17 Waverly Pl. 10003
•    Bobwhite Convert, LLC d/b/a Bobwhite Counter, 57 7th Ave. So. 10014
•    Tapestry, LLC, 60 Greenwich Ave. 10011
•    Prime 135 NYC, LLC d/b/a Prime 135, 135 7th Ave. So. 10014

LANDMARKS 2 Chenault Spence, Doris Diether, Co-Chairs
Wed., 9/16 @ 6:30 PM- Judson Church, 239 Thompson St., Assembly Hall

1.*    323-25 Sixth Ave., 327 Sixth Ave., 14-16 Cornelia St. [IFC Theater]: Three related applications for the construction of an addition to the IFC Center.  The addition will be constructed on the vacant lot located at 14-16 Cornelia Street  (Lot 19) and will require alterations to the rear of the existing theater complex (Lots 30 and 31).  The application also includes modifications to the ticket booth and entrance at 323-5 Sixth Ave.
2.*    36 W. 10th St. - Application is to modify existing front facade to restore original detailing, rails, and cornice, amendment of Certificate of No Effect to slant rather than step roof above the cornice, and rebuild the rear wall with salvaged brick and enlarged openings.
3.*    Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2017.

QUALITY OF LIFE Robert Woodworth, Chair
Wed., 9/16  @ 6:30 PM- LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St (btwn. 7th/8th Aves)

LANDMARKS 1 Sean Sweeney, Doris Diether, Co-Chairs
Thurs., 9/17 @ 6:30 PM- Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Ave., Tuttle Hall

1.*    462 Broadway - Application is to establish a master plan for future replacement of storefronts, and signage.
2.*    1 Astor Pl. - Application is to completelty replace windows of 1 Astor Place and 754 Broadway with new, non-historic windows matching the existing window frame configuration.
3.*    305 Canal St. - Application is to review and continue working under a master plan for a painted wall sign that was previously approved.
4.*    60 Grand St. - Application is to review and continue working under a master plan for a painted wall sign that was previously approved.
5.*    351 Canal St. – Application is to restore cast iron platform and glass sidewalk; replace concrete sidewalk; remove sections of the sidewalk platform; restore cast iron columns and storefront infill.
6.*    Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2017.

TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Shirley Secunda, Chair
Thurs., 9/17 @ 6:30 PM- Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue, Auditorium

1.*    Review of Comptroller Scott M. Stringer’s ClaimStat Data Driven Alert concerning New York City potholes.
2.*    Review of proposed closing of Waverly Pl. bet. Charles St. and 7th Ave. S.
3.*    Request for split phase traffic light cycle at W. 4th St. and 6th Ave. (Ave. of the Americas) intersection.
4.*    Capital & Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2017.

EXECUTIVE Tobi Bergman, Chair  
Mon., 9/21 @ 6:30 PM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

FULL BOARD Tobi Bergman, Chair
Thurs., 9/24 @ 6:30 PM- Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, Auditorium

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.

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Jeannine Kiely, Co-Chairs
Mon., 9/28 @ 6:30 PM – Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Ave. Tuttle Hall

1.    Public Kindergarten Information Session:  Learn how to enroll your child into public kindergarten for zoned, choice, charter, gifted and talented and Hunter programs.  Other than city-wide programs, the focus will be on schools in District 2 and include the application process and timeline for the 2016-2017 school year, for children turning 5 in 2016.

SOCIAL SERVICES
Sasha Greene, Chair
Tues., 9/29  @ 6:30 PM- St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St. 
[See Amended Calenda for Agenda]

NOTES: Parks/Waterfront Committee and Arts & Institutions Committee are not meeting in September.


September 2015 Calendar