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AMENDED MAY 2019

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., 5/1 @ 6:30 PM- The New School, 63 5th Ave., Lower Level – Room UL104
  1. *Update on the Gansevoort Peninsula design process, including a review of desired uses, input contributed to date from the community (but not design concepts) and field needs for youth sports school athletic programs by league and school representatives. Discussion of CB2 recommendations for design program for park.
  2. *Presentation regarding the Washington Square Park Re-interment Plan.

TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION
Shirley Secunda, Chair
Thurs., 5/2 @ 6:30 PM- Meyer Hall / NYU Center for Neural Sciences, 4 Washington Pl. (west of B’way), Rm. 102
  1. * NYC Dept. of Transportation (DOT) and MTA NYC Transit (NYCT) present updates on M14 SBS Service and 14th St. bus and truck priority pilot project. DOT also presenting on 12th and 13th Sts. bike lanes, and University Pl. shared street.
  2. * Presentation by NYC Dept. of Transportation (DOT) of improvements planned for Varick St.: Clarkson St./Carmine St. to King St.

ARTS & INSTITUTIONS
Robin Rothstein, Chair
Tues., 5/7 @ 6:30 PM- Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue, Auditorium
  1. *Presentation by The Drawing Center about the organization's history, mission and programs.

SLA LICENSING 1
Cormac Flynn, Co-Chair and Robert Ely, Co-Chair
Tues., 5/7 @ 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:
  • VAP Union Square, LLC d/b/a Vapiano, 113 University Pl. 10003 (OP) (License # 1243534 & #1243535) (withdrawn after meeting)
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:
  • Zia Maria Little Italy, Inc., d/b/a Zia Maria, 138 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant) (alteration adding service to sidewalk café)
  • St. Tropez SoHo, LLC d/b/a St. Tropez SoHo, 194-196 Spring St. 10012 (RW – Restaurant) (alteration adding service to sidewalk café)
  • 151 Bleecker, LLC d/b/a Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St. 10012 (OP – Bar/Tavern alteration adding new bar) (laid over)
1c.*     Apps. to the SLA for New License for Restaurant Wine (RW) or Tavern Wine (TW):
  • Bowery Tea House, Inc., d/b/a Prince Tea House, 134 Bowery 10013 (RW – Restaurant)
  • Entity to be formed by Ethan Dupree, d/b/a Pending, 110 Thompson St. South 10012 (RW – Bar) (withdrawn)
  • Zooba Eats, Inc., d/b/a Zooba, 100 Kenmare St. 10012 (RW – Restaurant)
  • Tiny Shanghai, Inc., d/b/a Tiny Shanghai, 122 Mulberry St. 10013 (RW – Restaurant)
  • Easy Victor, LLC d/b/a TBD, 185 Mulberry St. 10012 (RW – Café) (laid over)
  • D and A Coffee, LLC d/b/a 12 Chairs Café, 58 MacDougal St. 10012 (RW – Cafe)
  • BEC Soho, LLC d/b/a BEC, 178 Prince St. 10012 (RW – Café) (laid over)
1d.*     Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):
  • 113 Mulberry Restaurant, LLC d/b/a N/A, 113 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant with garden/grounds) (withdrawn-will resubmit at a later date)
  • Siren Retail Corporation, d/b/a Starbucks Reserve, 155 W. 11th St. 10011 (New OP – Bar/Tavern)
  • Areppas 3, LLC d/b/a Areppas, 25 Cleveland Pl. 10012 (New OP – Restaurant with exterior patio/deck included) (withdrawn)
  • Fierce Little, LLC d/b/a N/A, 827 Broadway 10003 (New OP – Theatre) (withdrawn-may resubmit)
  • Houston Hospitality Group, LLC d/b/a Biamo, 178 W. Houston St. 10014 (New OP – Restaurant) (laid over)
  • Bosie, LLC d/b/a Bosie, 506 LaGuardia Pl. 10012 (New OP – Restaurant with sidewalk cafe)
  • Omakasa 56 Spring, LLC d/b/a Omakasa, 56 Spring St. 10012 (New OP license)
  • Adore New York, Inc., d/b/a N/A, 53 Bond St. 10012 (New OP – Restaurant) (laid over)
FYI – Mulberry Street Mall/ San Gennaro:
  • Lunella Ristorante, Inc. d/b/a N/A, 173 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP- Restaurant)(Not Alteration)
  • Caffe Silvestri, Inc. d/b/a Caffe Napoli, 130 Mulberry St. aka 191 Hester St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Carmine Restaurant, Inc., d/b/a IL Cortile, 123-125 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Buffanna, Inc., d/b/a IL Piccolo Bufalo, 141 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • New Restart, Inc., d/b/a Taormina, 145-147 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Little Italy Speak Easy, Inc., d/b/a My Little Secret Restaurant, 149 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Mulberry Street Bar, LLC d/b/a N/A, 176 ½ Mulberry St. 10013 (OP)
  • 132 Mulberry St. Rest, Inc., d/b/a Umberto’s Clam House, 132-138 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Ristorante Luna, LLC d/b/a Ristorante Luna, 115 Mulberry St. 10013 (RW – Restaurant)
  • St. Jude Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Benito’s 1, 174 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Paesano Rest Corp. d/b/a Paesano of Mulberry Street, 136 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Grotta Azzurra Inn Inc., d/b/a N/A, 177 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • FSE Inc., d/b/a Amici II, 165 Mulberry St. 10013 (RW – Restaurant)
  • Cekaj Corp., d/b/a Amici Restaurant, 165 Mulberry St. 10013 (RW – Restaurant)
FYI Renewals: Downtown Galway Hooker, 133 7th Ave. So. (OP – Restaurant); Art Bar, 52 Eighth Ave. (OP); Left Bank, 117 Perry St. (OP); E.A.K Ramen, 469 Sixth Ave. (RW); Cocoron, 37 Kenmare St. (RW); Indochine, 430 Lafayette St. (OP); Le Pain Quotiden, 801 Broadway (RW); Le Pain Quotidien, 10 Fifth Ave. (RW); Westville, 333 Hudson St. (OP); S&A Caterers, Inc. d/b/a N/A, 64 Carmine St. (OP); La Mela Ristorante, 171 Mulberry St. (OP); NRK Café Inc., d/b/a Lelabar, 422 Hudson St. 10014 (RW – Bar); Kubeh, 464 Ave. of the Americas (OP); Bourgeois Pig, 127 MacDougal St. (RW); Redfarm, 529 Hudson St. (OP); Cocotte, 110 Thompson St. (OP); Rockmeisha, 11 Barrow St. (RW); The Mercer I, LLC & Mercer Kitchen, LLC 147 Mercer St. aka 99 Prince St. (OP); 8th Street WineCellar NYC, 28 W. 8th St. (OP); ZZ’s Clam Bar, 169 Thompson St. (OP); Seamore’s 390 Broome St. (OP); Hornblower Espirit, 353 West St.- Pier 40 (OP); Decoy, 529 Hudson St., Basement (OP); O’Nieals Grand Street, 174 Grand St. (OP); Ruby’s, 219B Mulberry St. (RW); Babbo, 120 Waverly Pl. (OP); Seamore’s, 390 Broome St. (OP); SoHo Park, 62 Prince St. (OP); Biny Karaoke Bar & Lounge, 393 Canal St. (OP); The Nolitan Hotel, 30 Kenmare St. (OP); L’Artusi, 228 West 10th St. (OP); Aux Epices Inc., 121 Baxter St. (RW); Pie by the Pound, 124 4th Ave. (RW); Sacred Chow Inc., 227 Sullivan St. (RW); The Half Pint, 234 Thompson St. aka 76 W. 3rd St. (OP); Murray’s Cheese Bar, 264 Bleecker St. (RW); Minetta Tavern, 111-113 MacDougal St. (OP); Pizzetteria Brunetti, 626 Hudson St. (RW); By Chloe, 185 Bleecker St. (OP); Bohemian NY, 57 Great Jones St. (OP); Panca, 92 7th Ave. South (OP); Restaurant Felix, 340 West Broadway (OP); Moustache Restaurant, 90 Bedford St. (RW); SoHo Thai, 141 Grand St. (OP); La Churreria, 284 Mulberry St. (OP); Estela, 47 E. Houston St. (OP); Sanctuary T, 337B West Broadway (OP); Le Baratin, 26 Greenwich Ave. (OP); Angelo of Mulberry Street Inc., 146 Mulberry St. (OP); 998 LQ Sushi Inc., 216 Thompson St. (RW); Keste Group LLC, 271 Bleecker St. (RW)

FYI – Positively 8th Street
  • Rogue Lobo, LLC d/b/a Ardyn, 33 West 8th St. 10011 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Gizona Corporation, d/b/a Lena, 1B West 8th St. 10011 (RW – Bar/Tavern)
  • August Ventures, LLC d/b/a Neta, 61 West 8th St. 10011 (OP – Restaurant)
**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.

LAND USE
Anita Brandt, Co-Chair and Frederica Sigel, Co-Chair
Wed., 5/8 @ 6:30 PM- Meyer Hall / NYU Center for Neural Sciences, 4 Washington Pl. (west of B’way), Rm. 102
  1. *Presentation by Peter Harrison, member of Housing Justice For All Coalition, regarding Support of the Housing Justice for All Campaign’s Universal Rent Control Legislative Platform.
  2. *60-74 Gansevoort Street LLC, 52-58 Gansevoort Street LLC, and 46-50 Gansevoort Street (between Washington and Greenwich Sts.): Pre-application  to the New York City Planning Commission for a minor modification to ULURP No. C 840260 ZMM originally approved in 1984. The Application seeks to remove the use restrictions at the Development Site to allow all uses permitted by the underlying M1-5 zoning district, except that eating and drinking establishments with dancing (i.e. night clubs) and eating and drinking establishments in the rear yards and on the roof would be prohibited. 
  3. *363 Lafayette St. (between Bond and W 3 Sts.) - DCP C 190317 ZSM: an application seeking a special permit pursuant to Section 74-781 of the New York City Zoning Resolution to modify the use regulations of Section 42-14(D)(2)(b) to allow Use Group 6 (retail uses) on portions of the ground floor, cellar and sub-cellar of a 10-story building now under construction in an M1-5B district.

SLA LICENSING 2
Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Cormac Flynn, Co-Chair
Thurs., 5/9 @ 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:
  • SoHo Market & Beer Merchants Inc., d/b/a Pending, 213 6th Ave. 10014 (OP- Restaurant)
  • Riomar Corp., d/b/a Kana, 324 Spring St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant) (withdrawn and resubmit for June)
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:
  • French Roast, Inc. d/b/a La Contenta Oeste, 78 W. 11th St. 10011 (OP – Restaurant adding service to sidewalk café) (withdrawn)
  • KLT Ventures, LLC d/b/a The Leroy House (fka Hardwood Hudson), 430 Hudson St. 10014 (OP – Alteration to add service of alcohol to sidewalk cafe)
1c.*     Apps. to the SLA for New License for Restaurant Wine (RW) or Tavern Wine (TW):
  • Claypot 270, Inc. d/b/a N/A, 270 Bleecker St. 10014 (RW – Restaurant)
  • Entity to be formed by William Bishop, d/b/a N/A, 333 Sixth Ave. 10014 (RW – Restaurant) (withdrawn-will resubmit)
  • Blackfoot Consulting, LLC d/b/a Little Owl, 90 Bedford St. 10014 (RW – Restaurant)
  • Café Kitsune, Inc., d/b/a Café Kitsune, 550 Hudson St. 10014 (RW – Café with sidewalk cafe)
  • Takashi USA, LLC d/b/a Takashi, 456 Hudson St. 10014 (Transfer RW – Restaurant)
1d.*     Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):
  • Siren Retail Corporation, d/b/a Starbucks Reserve, 10 Waverly Place 10003 (OP – Bar/Tavern) (withdrawn)
  • S&A Caterers Inc d/b/a TBA, 64 Carmine Street 10014 (New OP – Restaurant with sidewalk café and live non-amplified music)
  • Aunt Connie, LLC d/b/a Pending, 50 Commerce St. 10014 (New OP – Restaurant) (withdrawn)
  • Corp. to be formed by Tsion Bensusan, d/b/a TBA, 396 Ave. of the Americas 10011 (OP – Restaurant) (New OP - Live Music Venue, patron dancing, 4AM closing with rooftop) (withdrawn-will resubmit for June)
  • Red Cat Bar, LLC d/b/a TBD, 286 Spring St. aka 290 Hudson St. 10013 (OP – Bar/Tavern seeking 4AM closing time)
  • Barbuto West, LLC d/b/a TBD, 113 Horatio St. 10014 (New OP – Restaurant with sidewalk cafe)
  • Sarpar, LLC d/b/a N/A, 64 Downing St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant)
  • SoHo Market & Beer Merchants Inc., d/b/a Pending, 213 6th Ave. 10014 (New OP – Tavern with sidewalk cafe seeking upgrade from Tavern Wine to on premise liquor)
  • 324 Spring Hospitality, LLC d/b/a Empire Lodge, 324 Spring St. 10013 (OP – Bar/Tavern with sidewalk cafe) (laid over)
  • 340 Bleecker, LLC d/b/a TBD, 340 Bleecker St. 10014 (New OP – Restaurant with occasional live music and sidewalk cafe)

QUALITY OF LIFE
Joseph Gallagher, Chair
Mon., 5/13 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 408 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]

1.* New App. to Department of Consumer Affairs for Newsstand at:

  • Ayesha Joshna: SWC University Place & East 13th St. IFO 106 University Place (4650-2019-ANWS)
  • Shabera Sultana: SWC 9th Ave. & West 13th St. IFO 27 9th Ave. (4684-2019-ANWS)
2.* New for revocable consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café for:
  • Ferrero U.S.A Inc., d/b/a N/A, 34 East 13th St. with 5 tables and 12 chairs (3618-2019-ASWC)
  • GC ShL, LLC d/b/a The Standard High Line, 848 Washington St. with 24 chairs and 76 chairs (4525-2019-ASWC)
  • St Tropez SoHo, LLC d/b/a St Tropez Wine Bar, 196 Spring St. with 5 tables and 10 chairs (4595-2019-ASWC)
  • Plant Shed Prince, Inc., d/b/a N/A, 1 Prince St. with 20 tables and 40 chairs (4737-2019-ASWC) (laid over to June)
3. * Street Activities Applications:
  • 6/1/19 – Youth Pridefest (NYC Dept. of Health): Christopher St. between Greenwich St. and Washington St. [full street closure]
  • 6/6/19 – STONEWALL Forever: Christopher St. between Grove St. and West 4th St. [sidewalk and curb lane closure]
  • 6/6/19 - FDNY LGBTQ Pride Block Party: Springs St. between Varick St. and Hudson St. [full street closure]
  • 6/8/19 – 6/9/19 – Lose Your Wallet – Upper Bleecker (John Anderson): Bleecker St. between Perry St. and Barrow St. [partial sidewalk closure]
  • 6/11/19 – What Goes Around Comes Around x eBay Partnership Launch Event (WGACA LLC): West Broadway between Grand St. and Broome St. [full street closure][full sidewalk closure]
  • 6/23/19 – Corpus Christi Celebration (Basililca of St. Partricks Old Cathedral): Mulberry St. between Prince St. and East Houston St. [full street closure]
  • 9/9/19 – 9/23/19 – 93rd Annual Feast of San Gennaro: 1) Mulberry St. between Canal St. and Houston St. [full street closure], 2) Grand St. between Mott St. and Center St. [full street closure],  3) Hester St. between Mott St. and Center St. [full street closure]
  • 9/12/19 – Taste on 8th Food Festival (Village Alliance DMA): West 8th St. between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave. [sidewalk and street closure]
*FYI/ Street Activities Renewals:
  • 8/18/19 – 130th Feast of St. Rocco Block Party (St. Rocco Society of Potenza Inc.): Baxter St. between Canal St. and Hester St. [full street closure]
  • 8/30/19 – CAS Block Party (New York University): Washington Place between Greene St. and Washington Square East [sidewalk and street closure]
FYI / Sidewalk Café Renewals:
  • Cowgirl, Inc., d/b/a Cowgirl and Bar K, 529 Hudson St. with 11 tables and 22 chairs (00919917-DCA)
  • St. Jude Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Benito One, 174 Mulberry St. with 4 tables and 8 chairs (1394721-DCA)
  • Piacere Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Piacere, 351 Broome St. with 8 tables and 24 chairs (1458267-DCA)
  • New Indian Foods, LLC d/b/a The Bombay Bread Bar, 195 Spring St. with 11 tables and 22 chairs (2043057-DCA)
  • Francis Louis, LLC d/b/a Frankies 570 Spuntino, 570 Hudson St. with 11 tables and 32 chairs (1387557-DCA)
  • Off Cuts, LLC d/b/a N/A, 19 Greenwich Ave. with 4 tables and 8 chairs (2032727-DCA)
  • GMT New York, LLC d/b/a GMT Tavern, 142 Bleecker St. with 26 tables and 55 chairs (1382861-DCA)
  • R&G Spring, LLC d/b/a Piccola Cucina, 196 Spring St. with 2 tables and 4 chairs (1463501-DCA)
  • Pret A Manager (USA) Limited, d/b/a 821 Broadway with 5 tables and 9 chairs (1462355-DCA)

FUTURE OF PIER 40 WORKING GROUP
Tobi Bergman, Chair  
Mon., 5/13 @ 6:30 PM- Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue, Auditorium
  1. *Continuing discussion of possible amendment of Hudson River Park Act and desirable balance of uses at Pier 40. Our local elected officials have informed us they are not yet ready to make a presentation regarding possible amendments to the Act so the agenda item is postponed.  Working Group members will be available for an informal discussion and Q&A with community members about the recent Community Board 2 resolution regarding possible amendment of the Hudson River Park Act this year.  There will be no board action under consideration.  

LANDMARKS
Chenault Spence, Chair
Thurs., 5/16 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 206 [Please note that the accessible entrance is located at 31 Washington Pl.]
  1. *85 Sullivan St. - Application is to renovate interior and restore exterior, including rebuilding of structurally damaged side and rear facades, and construct a 3,411 square foot 4-story addition.
  2. *155 Wooster St. –  Application is to renew a Master Plan regarding painted wall signage.

EXECUTIVE
Carter Booth, Chair  
Tues., 5/21 @ 6:30 PM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

FULL BOARD
Carter Booth, Chair 
Thurs., 5/23 @ 6:30 PM- P.S. 41, 116 West 11th 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.

MEETING OF INTEREST - Public Forum
Regarding an Amendment to the Hudson River Park Act to allow an office building at Pier 40.
Tues., 5/28 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, MS 279, 75 Morton Street, Auditorium

  • This forum is to discuss a potential amendment to the Hudson River Park Act that would allow an office building at Pier 40.

NOTES:

The following committees are not meeting in May:
•    Schools & Education
•    Economic Development & Small Business
•    Social Services







May 2019 Calendar