Community Board #2 Upcoming Meetings

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The calendar of meetings for November 2016 is listed below or available for download here. Visit CB 2's website at to check for any updates and revisions to our calendar throughout the month.




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 [] regularly for updates. At all meetings, additional items may be raised as "New Business".

Tues. 11/1 @ 6:30 PM – 356 West 12th St. (btwn. Washington and Greenwich Sts.)
  1. A presentation regarding “Exhibitionism: Rolling Stones” – a large, 4-month long exhibition of Rolling Stones images, memorabilia, and videos to be held from November 4th through March 4th at Industria.(Please note that the entrance to this exhibit will be at 365 West 12th St.) After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions regarding impacts, such as sidewalk queueing, crowding, traffic and noise. Go to for additional information. 

PARKS/WATERFRONT Richard, Caccappolo, Chair
Wed., 11/2 @ 6:30 PM- Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Ave. (corner of Bleecker St.), Gym (4th floor)
  1. Update on in-process parks projects in Community District 2.
  2. Update on Pier 55 status and progress. 

Thurs., 11/3 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Building, 194 Mercer St. Room 203
  1. * Presentation by MTA NYC Transit on proposed M1 bus route extension.
  2. Update by MTA NYC Transit on M5 Service Revisions.
  3. * Discussion of electric bike regulations. 

SLA LICENSING 1 Robert Ely, Chair
Wed., 11/9 @ 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:
  • 128 Billiard, Inc., d/b/a Tropical 128, 128 Elizabeth St. 10013 (OP - Tavern) (selling to new Principals) 

1b.*  Apps. to the SLA for New License for Restaurant Wine (RW) or Tavern Wine (TW):

  • OCA Positive Food, LLC, d/b/a N/A, 250 Mott St. South Store 10012 (TW - Tavern Wine)
  • ALSW Mott, LLC, d/b/a The Sosta, 52 Kenmare St. 10012 (RW- Restaurant Wine)
  • Entity to be formed by Brandon Coburn, d/b/a Parasal Projects, 208 Bowery 10012 (RW - Restaurant Wine)

1c.*  Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):

  • Tomino, LLC, d/b/a Tomino, 192 Grand St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Café Belle NYC, LLC, d/b/a N/A, 280 Mulberry St. 10012 (OP – Tavern)
  • Centre Howard, LLC, d/b/a Nickel & Diner, 1 Howard St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant) (Now Full Liquor)
  • Pomadoro Ristorante & Pizzeria Inc., d/b/a Pomadoro Pizzeria, 51 Spring St. 10012 (OP – Restaurant) (Upgrade to Full Liquor)
  • Caffe Valdino Inc., d/b/a V Bar, 225 Sullivan St. 10012 (OP – Tavern) (Upgrade to Full Liquor)
  • Banter Hospitality Group, d/b/a Banter, 169 Sullivan St. 10012 (OP- Restaurant)
  • New Jane, LLC, d/b/a Jane, 100 W. Houston St. 10012 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Blackfoot Consulting, LLC, 55 Grove St. 10014 (OP - Catering) (basement, 1st and 2nd floors) 

FYI Renewals: Twelve Chairs, 56 MacDougal St. (RW); Café Select, 212 Lafayette St. (OP); Tavern on Jane, 31 8th Ave. (OP); City Winery New York LLC, 143 Varick St. (OP); Epistrophy, 200 Mott St. (OP); Le Pain Quotidien, 100 Grand St. (RW); Nisi, 300-302 Bleecker Ave. (OP); Madame X, 94 West Houston St. (OP)(license # 1025071 & 1112495); Favela Cubana, 543 LaGuardia Pl. (OP); Roland Restaurant Group, Inc., 9 East 13th St. (OP); Buona Notte Restaurant, 120 Mulberry St. (OP); Santina, 820 Washington St. (OP); Otto, 1 5th Ave. (OP); Camaje, 83-85 MacDougal St. (OP); Hudson Clearwater, 447 Hudson St. (OP); Cielo, 14-20 Little West 12th St. (OP); The Rusty Knot, 374 W. 11th St. (OP); Arthur’s Tavern, 57 Grove St. (OP); Agozar Restaurant, 324 Bowery (OP); Vincents, 119 Mott St. (OP); Kanahi Indian Bistro, 118 Christopher St. (RW); Kana, 324 Spring St. (OP); Sardine, 183 West 10th St. (OP); Mottsu, 285 Mott St. (RW); Hakata Ton Ton, 61 Grove St. (OP – Restaurant); Ground Support, 399 West Broadway (RW); Alexandra, 455 Hudson St. (OP); Ciccio, 190 6th Ave. (OP); Saigon Market LLC, 91-93 University Pl. ( OP); Mary’s Fish Camp, 246 W 4th St. (RW); EET, 75 Varick St., 3rdFl. (OP); Reservoir, 70 University Pl. (OP); Sixty Soho / Thom Bar / Kittichai, 60 Thompson St. 10012 (OP); Dos Cominos, 475-477 W. Broadway (OP); 49 Grove, 49 Grove St. (7th Ave & Bleecker)(OP)
**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.

Wed., 11/9 @ 6:30 PM- Waverly Building, 24 Waverly Pl. room 566A (enter through the Silver Building located at 32 Waverly Pl)

  1. *34 Howard Street (between Broadway and Crosby Streets) Dept. of City Planning No. C170102 ZSM an application for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 74-781 of the Zoning Resolution to modify the requirements of Section 42-14(D)(2)(b) to allow Use Group 6 uses (retail uses) on portions of the ground floor and cellar of an existing five-story building on property in an M1-5B District.
  2. *495 Broadway aka 66-68 Mercer Street (between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets) BSA Cal. No. 336-05-BZ application is to extend the term of a previously granted PCE for another 10 years.
  3. *55-57 Spring Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry Streets)  Application for a Zoning Text Amendment  to change the Area of the Special Little Italy District in which the two buildings are located from Area A to Area A1, which is directly to the east, so that their ground floor commercial uses could cover their entire lots.  If the application is approved, a total of approximately 1,750 SF would be added to their ground floors. 
  4. *25 Bleecker Street (between Mott and Elizabeth Streets)  BSA Cal. No 2016-4265-BZ application to allow the construction of a new building to have Use Group 6 (commercial) and Use Group 2 (residential) on the upper floors contrary to the zoning district regulation because it does not comply with rear yard requirements.
  5. *30 Thompson Street (between Grand and Watts Streets) BSA Cal. No 2016-4223 application to seek a use variance to allow for a new development of a residential building within a M1-5B. 

SLA LICENSING 2 Carter Booth, Chair
Thurs., 11/10 @ 6:30 PM – Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, Auditorium
1a.*  Apps. to the SLA for Alteration to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise 
         (OP) Licenses:
  • Cozy Soup & Burger, Inc., 739 Broadway 10003 (RW – Restaurant) (expansion of premise)
  • Jane Street Hotel, LLC, d/b/a The Jane Hotel, 113 Jane St. aka 505-507 West St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant) 

1b.*  Apps. to the SLA for New License for Restaurant Wine (RW) or Tavern Wine (TW):

  • BIO 375 Broadway, LLC and Guateng, LLC, d/b/a Jacks Wife Freda & BIO, 375 West Broadway 10012 (TW -Tavern Wine)
  • Entity to be formed by John Witham, d/b/a Pocket Bar, 14 Bedford St. 10014 (TW-Tavern Wine) 

1c.*  Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):

  • Be Westbourne, LLC, d/b/a TBD, 35 Downing St. aka 31-33 Bedford St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Manu, Inc., 10 Little W. 12th St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant) (includes Rear Yard Garden)
  • Entity to be formed by Jorge Arias, d/b/a N/A, 213 6th Ave. 10014 (OP – Restaurant)
  • Sushi Nakazawa, LLC, d/b/a Sushi Nakazawa, 23 Commerce St. 10014 (OP – Restaurant) (Upgrade to Full Liquor)
  • Jensen 27 Grand, LLC and 6 Grand, LLC as Manager, d/b/a David Burke Garden and Treehouse Bar, 23 Grand St., Ground level and upper level 10013 (OP – Restaurant)(Transfer App.)
  • Jensen 27 Grand, LLC and 6 Grand, LLC as Manager, d/b/a David Burke Kitchen, 23 Grand St., Basement 10013 (OP – Restaurant )(Transfer App.)
  • Jensen 27 Grand, LLC and DLJ Bar, LLC as Manager, d/b/a Jimmy’s, 27 Grand St., 17th Fl. Roof level 10013 (OP – Tavern) (Transfer App.)
  • Jensen 27 Grand, LLC, d/b/a James Hotel Soho, 27 Grand St. 10013 (OP – Restaurant/Hotel)  

LANDMARKS 1 Chenault Spence, Chair
Thurs., 11/10 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Building, 194 Mercer St. Room 203
  1. 55 Gansevoort St. – Appplication is to replace the granite sidewalk in-kind, alter the storefront, paint new windows, construct a rooftop addition, raise the parapets at the roof, install a new cornice, and install a glass wind screen at the roof.
  2. 568 Broadway - Application is to legalize storefront alterations installed without LPC permit(s).
  3. 470 Hudson St. – Application is to legalize signage and storefront alterations installed without LPC permits, and relocation of refrigeration unit.
  4. 107 Mercer St. – Application is to install signage.
  5. 29 W. 8th St. – Application is to install new windows at the front façade.
  6. *33 Howard St.Application is to install an ADA compliant lift located within the existing sidewalk loading dock at the front entrance.
  7. *594 Broadway – Application is to replace the windows. 

QUALITY OF LIFE Robert Woodworth, Chair
Mon., 11/14 @ 6:30 PM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village
1.New App. for revocable consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café for:
  • 841 Broadway Bakery, LLC, d/b/a Maison Keyser, 841 Broadway, with 10 tables & 20 chairs (17827-2016-ASWC)

2.* Assignment App. for revocable consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café for:

  • Union Sq. 4th F & B Management, LLC, d/b/a N/A, 132 4th Ave. with 14 tables & 32 chairs (15182-2016-ASWC) 

FYI/Renewal Street Activities:

  • 5/6/17 – Grace Church School 61st Annual May Fair, East 10th St. between Broadway and 4th Ave.
  • 5/21/17 – Urban Bear Street Festival, Little West 12th St. between Washington St. and 10 Ave. 

Please contact the CB2 office if you have an issue with an FYI Street Activity application or to have it placed on the agenda for this meeting.  

LANDMARKS 2 Chenault Spence, Chair
Mon., 11/14 @ 6:30 PM- [See Amended Calendar for Agenda Updates and Location]

  1. 38 Bethune St. – Application is to replace the existing garage door and entrance door, close an existing 1st floor window, reconfigure the front windows at the 2ndand 3rd floors, add rooftop elevator and stair bulkhead, and replace existing stair bulkhead. 

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION Jeannine Kiely, Chair
Tues., 11/15 @ 6:30 PM- The Clinton School for Writers and Artists, 10 East 15th St., Auditorium
  1. An introduction to MS297 at 75 Morton Street and the new Principal, Jacqui Getz (Hosted by Community Board 2, Community Education Council District 2 and 75 Morton Community Alliance). 

EXECUTIVE Tobi Bergman, Chair 
Tues., 11/15 @ 6:30 PM- CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village 

FULL BOARD Tobi Bergman, Chair
Thurs., 11/17 @ 6:30 PM- Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, Auditorium

NOTES:  The following committees will not meet in November:
  • Arts & Institutions
  • Social Services


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