Community Board No. 2, Manhattan, New York City




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CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

SEPTEMBER 2014 

*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".


LANDMARKS & PUBLIC AESTHETICS 1st MEETING Sean Sweeney, Doris Diether, Co-Chairs
Tues., 9/2 @ 6:30 PM- Grace School Church, 86 4th Avenue, Tuttle Hall

1.* 448 Broome Street – Application is to alter storefront infill installed without Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).
2.* 150 Thompson Street, aka 474-478 West Broadway – Application is to replace ground floor infill and install marquee.
3.* 205 Bleecker Street, aka 1-3 Minetta Street – Application is to create a new masonry opening and install a door with transom, and an awning.
4.* 155 Bleecker Street – Application is to install signage.
5.* 38-50 Cooper Square – Application is to construct a gymnasium and install a railing and mechanical equipment on the roof.
6.* Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2016.

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TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Shirley Secunda, Chair
Thurs., 9/4 @ 6:30 PM- P.S. 41, 116 West 11th Street, Auditorium

1.* Request for a Stop sign on Washington St. southbound at Bank St.
2.* Request to have the NYC Dept. of Transportation do a feasibility study of 7th Ave. South in District 2 to determine whether it can be re-designed as a “Complete Street,” including protected bike lanes, pedestrian islands and other safety features, to ensure safety for vulnerable street users.
3.* Request to restore left (north) turn from eastbound E. 14th St. on to Union Sq. E./Park Ave. for NYCT buses.
4.* Capital & Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2016.

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ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY & PUBLIC HEALTH Robert Woodworth, Chair
Mon. 9/8 @ 6:30 PM – LGBT Center, 208 W 13 St (btwn. 7th/8th Aves)

1. Presentation regarding the LGBT Smokefree Project and its new “Flat Phil” social media campaign, in which youth can say NO to Big Tobacco and the tactics used to entice youth to become smokers.
2. Capital & Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2016.

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SIDEWALKS/STREET ACTIVITIES Maury Schott, Chair
Mon., 9/8 @ 6:30 PM- Little Red School House (Auditorium), 272 Sixth Ave.

1.*  New App. to Department of Consumer Affairs for Newsstand at:
• 1 Prince St. Northwest Corner, Bowery & Prince St. (9786-2014-ANWS) [location of newsstand is on the Bowery]

2.*  New App. for revocable consent to operate an enclosed sidewalk cafe for:
• Double Dip LLC, Bar Bolonat, 611 Hudson St. aka 317 W. 12th St., with 11 tables & 26 chairs (1473879-DCA)

FYI Sidewalk Café Renewals:
• Naco NYC LLC, d/b/a El Toro Blanco, 10 Downing St., with 29 tables & 58 chairs (1446392-DCA)
• Grotta Azzurra Inn Inc., 177 Mulberry St., with 20 tables & 40 chairs. (1150943-DCA)
• Restaurant Ventures of NY, Inc., d/b/a Savore Ristorante, 200 Spring St., with 10 tables & 20 chairs (0920983-DCA)
• Half Pint on Thompson LLC, d/b/a The Half Pint, 234 Thompson St., with 9 tables & 18 chairs (1279573-DCA)
• 343 Broome Street Restaurant Inc., d/b/a Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St., with 6 tables & 14 chairs (1426393-DCA)
• Restaurant Ventures of NY Inc., d/b/a Savore Ristorante, 200 Spring St., with 10 tables & 20 chairs (0920983-DCA)
• Cereli Inc., d/b/a Mole, 57 Jane St., with 7 tables & 16 chairs (1343516-DCA)
• La Ripaille Corp, d/b/a La Ripaille Restaurant, 605 Hudson St., with 4 tables & 11 chairs (1010686-DCA)
• AYZA Upper West Side Inc., d/b/a AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar, 1 7th Avenue South, with 18 tables & 36 chairs (1416689-DCA)
• Mottsu Cuisine Inc., d/b/a MOTTSU, 285 Mott St., with 6 tables & 12 chairs (1376493-DCA)
• 11 Carmine Tacos LLC, d/b/a Dos Toros Taqueria, 11 Carmine St. with 4 tables & 8 chairs (1422296-DCA)
• Jec II LLC, d/b/a Bagatelle, 1 Little West 12th St., with 24 tables & 58 chairs (1161856-DCA)

3.*  Street Activity Applications:
• 10/18/14 – Rededication of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Broome St. between Bowery & Mott St.
• 11/15/14 – Fundraiser for AIDS healthcare foundation, Out of the closet Block Party, Weehawken Street between Christopher St. and West 10th St. (Withdrawn)

4.*  Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2016.
 
Please contact the CB2 office if you have an issue with a FYI Sidewalk Café or Street Activity renewal application or to have them placed on the agenda for this meeting.

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SLA LICENSING #I Carter Booth, Robert Ely, Co-Chairs
Tues., 9/9 @ 6:30 PM – Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, 2nd Floor

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

1b.* Apps. to the SLA for Corporate Change to beer and wine or liquor on-premise:
• RGS Restaurant Inc., Boots and Saddle, 47 7th Ave. South 10014 (on-premise)
• RF Restaurant & Food Corp, d/b/a Café Español, 78 Carmine St. 10014 (on-premise)
 
1c.* Apps. to the SLA for Alteration to sell beer and wine (RW) or liquor on-premise (OP):
• Little West 12th Street LLC and Basement Manager LLC, d/b/a STK & Tenjune, 26 Little West 12th St. 10014 (on-premise)
• SPRBAR, Inc., d/b/a The Anchor, 310 Spring St. 10003 (on-premise)
 
1d.* Apps. to the SLA for New beer and/or wine License:
• RV Partners Inc, Bombay Duck Co., 190 Bleecker St. 10012
• Derossi Veg LLC, 152 West 10th St. 10014
• C. Ho on behalf of an entity to be determined, 121 W. 3rd St. 10012
• Vietnam Foods Corp., 113 Mott St. 10013
• Sushi Dojo Express LLC, 52 Gansevoort St. 10014
• 002 Mercury Tacos LLC, d/b/a Otto’s Tacos, 131 Seventh Ave. South 10014 (Beer Only)
 
1e.* Apps. to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) for New License to sell liquor on-premise:
• Rafi Gibly / Corp to be formed, d/b/a Hudson Square Hotel, 219 Hudson St. 10013 (Withdrawn)
• Thorn Industries, LLC d/b/a The Hills NYC, 511 Greenwich St. 10013
• Oyster City, 240 Mulberry St. 10012 (laid over)
• RGS Restaurant Inc., Boots and Saddle, 47 7th Ave. South 10014

FYI Renewals: Capitale, 130 Bowery (on-premise); The Chester, 18 9th Ave. (on-premise); The Grisly Pear, 107 MacDougal St. (on-premise); Vin et Fleur, 69 Thompson St. (on-premise); The Brooklynear, 220 West Houston St. (on-premise); New Mekong Restaurant Corp, 16-18 King St. (on-premise); Wilfie & Nell LLC, 228 W. 4th St. (on-premise); 140 Charles Oasis Gourmet Inc., 140 Charles St. (RW); Zinc, 82 W. 3rd St. Basement-Thompson St & Sullivan St. (on-premise); Papatzul, 55 Grand St. (on-premise); Garota De Ipanema, 252 W. 14th St. (on-premise); Smalls Jazz Club, 183 W. 10th St. (on-premise); Agave, 140 Seventh Ave. South (on-premise); The Rusty Knot, 374 W. 11th St. (on-premise); Gradisca, 126 West 13th St. 10011 (on-premise); Max Brenner Union Square, 841 Broadway 10003 (on-premise); The Jane Hotel, 113 Jane St. (on-premise); Hilo, Vault at 675 Hudson St. (on-premise); The Marrow, 99 Bank St. (on-premise); Swift, 34 E. 4th St. (on-premise)

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

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LAND USE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Tobi Bergman, Chair
Wed., 9/10 @ 6:30 PM- Little Red School House (Auditorium), 272 Sixth Ave.

1. *419 Lafayette Street.  (East side of Lafayette Street between East Fourth and Astor Place.)  BSA Cal. No. 168-14-BZ.  An application for a special permit per ZR 73-36 to allow operation of a Physical Culture Establishment in an M1-5B zoning district to be operated as Barry’s Boot Camp.

2. *18 West 8th Street.  (South side of 8th Street between Mcdougal and Fifth Avenue.)  BSA Cal, No, 203-14-BZ.  An application for a special permit per ZR 73-36 to allow operation of a Physical Culture Establishment in a C4-5(LC) zoning district to be operated as 305 Fitness.

3. *102 Greene Street.  (East side of Greene Street between Spring and Prince.) Application #C-140353-ZSM submitted by BLDG Greene St. LLC to the City Planning Commission pursuant to ZR 74-711 to modify 1) Section 43-17 to allow enlargement of an existing 3-story building containing Joint Living Work Quarters for Artists, and 2) Section 41-10 to allow UG 2 residential on portions of the ground floor through 5th floor and penthouse in an M1-5A zoning district within the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

4. *  Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2016

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75 MORTON STREET TASK FORCE Keen Berger, Chair
Fri., 9/12 @ 8:45 AM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

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EXECUTIVE David Gruber, Chair 
Mon., 9/15 @ 6:30 PM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

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BYLAWS  Katy Bordonaro, Chair
Mon., 9/15 @ 7:30 PM (following Executive Committee meeting)- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

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SOCIAL SERVICES Sasha Greene Chair
Tues., 9/16 @ 6:30 PM- St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St.

1. Presentation by Michael D'amato of SAGE about its Boot Camp, a two week intensive training course to provide skills that will lead to a job placement.
2. Presentation by Robert Bermudez (NYC Dept. of Finance) about money saving programs for renters and property owners, as well as information about SCRIE and DRIE.
3. Capital & Expense Budget Priorities for FY 2016

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LANDMARKS & PUBLIC AESTHETICS 1st MEETING Sean Sweeney, Doris Diether, Co-Chairs
Tues., 9/16 @ 6:30 PM- Grace School Church, 86 4th Avenue, Dining Room

1.* 447 Hudson Street – Application is to install storefront infill.
2.* 744 Greenwich Street – Application is to alter the penthouse enclosure, install HVAC equipment, and replace railings and an equipment enclosure.

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FULL BOARD David Gruber, Chair
Thur., 9/18 @ 6:00 PM- Village Community School. 272 W. 10 St. 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.

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LANDMARKS & PUBLIC AESTHETICS 1st MEETING Sean Sweeney, Doris Diether, Co-Chairs
Mon., 9/22 @ 6:30 PM- Judson Church (Assembly Hall), 239 Thompson St. [Please see amended calendar for agenda items.]

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING WORKING GROUP Susan Wittenberg
Mon., 9/29 @ 8:45 AM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION Heather Campbell, Jeannine Kiely, Co-Chairs
Tues., 9/30 @ 6:00 PM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village (tentative)

1. Bleecker School Update.
2. Community Input on Education Issues - What would you like to see CB2’s Educational Committee involved in?
3. Executive session: Educational Committee Strategic Conversation

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PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

1st Pct. Thurs., 9/25 @ 6:30 PM 1st Precinct Station House, 16 Ericsson Place
5th Pct. Wed., 9/24 @ 7:00 PM 5th Precinct Station House, 19 Elizabeth Street
6th Pct. Wed., 9/17 @ 7:30 PM Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, 25 Carmine St., Father Demo Hall (lower level) (Please use Bleecker St. entrance.)
9th Pct. Tues., 9/16 @ 7:00 PM   9th Pct. Station House, 321 East 5th St. 2nd Floor

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NOTE: The Parks/Waterfront Committee and the Arts & Institutions Committee are not meeting in September.

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