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C.B. 2/C.B. 3 March meetings: Bringing back Brooklyn Banks skateboard park, new Centre St. bike lane, Open Restaurants rules

Among the hot topics on local community board meeting agendas this month, Community Board 3 on March 10 will consider a proposal by the group Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan to create a park with a skateboard park under the Brooklyn Bridge.

The popular Brooklyn Banks skateboard park, which had been around since 1972, has now been closed for 10 years. Advocates fear that without strong advocacy, the Brooklyn Banks could be closed for yet another decade or more now that the span is slated for cables renovation.

Also on March 10, Community Board 2 will be discussing the new rules that are being hashed out for permanent Open Restaurants.

The week before that, on March 3, the Department of Transportation will present a proposal to C.B. 2 to install a protected bike lane on Centre Street/Cleveland Place and to upgrade the existing bike lane on Lafayette Street from Canal Street to Spring Street. Centre St. definitely needs a bike lane to close the gap and connect to the Brooklyn Bridge bike lane. Meanwhile, Cleveland Place is already very narrow — plus now there are the dining sheds in the street, too — so this will be interesting.

Community Board 2 meetings for March 2022

SLA LICENSING COMMITTEE 1

Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Donna Raftery, Co-Chair
Tues., 3/1 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

1a.* Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Corporate Change to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
PSSP NY, Inc. d/b/a Sofia’s Little Italy, 143 Mulberry St. 10013 (OP-Restaurant) (Sidewalk Café) (DOT Open Restaurant Seating)
Emmy Squared Bedford, LLC d/b/a Emily, 33 Bedford St. aka 35 Downing St. 10014 (OP-Restaurant) (Sidewalk Café)
1b.* Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Change in Method of Operation to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
1c. 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:
55 Bond Street, LLC d/b/a Fish Cheeks, 55 Bond St. 10012 (OP-Restaurant) (Expansion into Adjacent Space)
1d.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for New Beer and Cider license (RBC):
1e.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for New Beer and Wine license (RW/TW):
Dobra Café Soho, Inc. d/b/a Despaña Fine Foods & Tapas Café, 199 Lafayette St., Store H, aka 408 Broome St. 10013 (TW-Bar/Tavern) (Temporary Retail Permit) (DOT Open Restaurant Program – Roadbed)
MA.GE.GA Food, LLC d/b/a Coppola Café, 171 W. 4th St. 10014 (TW-Bar/Tavern) (Sidewalk Café-DOT Open Restaurant Program) (previously unlicensed)
Waverly Restaurant-Diner, Ltd. 385 6th Ave. 10014 (RW-Restaurant)
Skybird Hospitality Partners, LLC d/b/a Pending, 109 Mulberry St. 10013 (RW-Restaurant) (Live Music-Various Genres) (Security Personnel) (Temporary Retail Permit) (withdrawn)
1f.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):
King Jade Garden, Inc. d/b/a Lady Chow’s Kitchen, 171 Hester St. 10013 (OP-Restaurant) (previously unlicensed)
LSMC, LLC d/b/a C. DiPalo, 151 Mott St. 10013 (Class Change) (OP-Bar/Tavern) (Educational Seminars) (DOT Open Restaurant Program – Sidewalk) (NEED OS ADDENDUM)
XEO Cantina, Inc. d/b/a TBD, 334 Bowery 10012 (OP-Restaurant) (Transfer) (Sidewalk Café) (Open Restaurant Seating – Roadbed) (laid over)
Sum Yung Gai, LLC d/b/a Char’d, 17 E. 13th St., 1st & 2nd Fl. 10003 (OP-Restaurant & Bar)
Pen and Frog Social Club, LLC fka L. Johnson on Behalf of an Entity TBD, 86 Bedford St. 10014 (OP-Restaurant)
1g. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Removal and Relocation Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
1h. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for an Expansion into Municipal Property to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) License:
Sunshine Kitchens NY, LLC d/b/a KYU New York, 324 Lafayette St. 10012 (OP-Restaurant)
XEO Cantina, Inc. d/b/a TBD, 334 Bowery 10012 (OP-Restaurant) (Transfer) (Sidewalk Café) (Open Restaurant Seating) (NEED ADDENDUM FOR OS) (laid over)
FYI/Renewals: Wallse, 342-344 West 11th St. (OP); Rafele, 29 Seventh Ave. So. (OP); Paul’s Casablanca, 305 Spring St. (OP); 632 Below, 632 Hudson St. (OP); Antique Garage Inc., 41 Mercer St. (OP); Emilio Ballato’s, 155 E. Houston St. (OP); 632 Below, 632 Hudson St. (Op); Antique Garage Inc., 41 Mercer St. (Op);

Please register using the link below:
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PARKS & WATERFRONT COMMITTEE

Rich Caccappolo, Chair
Wed., 3/2 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

*NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and Dave Harper from the NYC AIDS Memorial will present two temporary public art installations for St. Vincent’s Triangle scheduled to be installed in May 2022, ahead of Pride Month.
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TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Shirley Secunda, Chair
Thurs., 3/3 @ 6:00 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference [Please note earlier Start Time.]

*Request to co-name the n.w. side of 5th Ave. and Washington Sq. N. Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Way.
*Presentation by DOT of proposal to install a protected bike lane on Centre St./Cleveland Pl. and to upgrade the existing bike lane on Lafayette St., from Canal St. to Spring St.
Please register using the link below:
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BYLAWS WORKING GROUP

Susan Kent, Chair
Mon., 3/7 @ 5:00 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

[See Amended Calendar for Full Agenda.]

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QUALITY OF LIFE COMMITTEE

William Benesh, Chair
Mon., 3/7 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

1. *Street Events:
5/05/22 – 5/09/22 – Kate Spade Mother’s Day: 1) Gansevoort/13 Gansevoort Pedestrian Plaza [pedestrian plaza], 2) Greenwich St. between Gansevoort St. and Horatio St. [curb lane only]
5/16/22 (Setup Date) 5/17/22 (Start and End Date) – 5/18/22 (Breakdown date) – 2022 Whitney Gala (Sponsor: Whitney Museum of American Art): Gansevoort St. between Washington St. and West St. [full street closure]
6/05/22 – LREI Centennial Street Fair: Charlton St. between Sixth Ave. and Varick St. [full street closure]
6/19/22 – Folsom Street East (Street fair) (Sponsor: Folsom Street East): 1) Weehawken St. between Christopher St. and West 10th St. [full street closure], 2) Christopher St. between Weehawken St. and Washington St. [sidewalk and street closure]
6/19/22 – Juneteenth with Joe’s Pub (Village Alliance): Astor Place Plaza (South) [pedestrian plaza]
6/24/22 – Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center Ground-Breaking Ceremony at 51 Christopher St. (Pride Live): Christopher St. between Waverly Pl. and Gay St. [full street closure]
6/25/22 – Little West 12th St. PopUp (Sponsor: Stonewall Democratic Club): Little West 12th St. between 9th Ave. Washington St. [full street closure]
6/26/22 – Pridefest 2022 (Street Fair) (Sponsor – Heritage of Pride): 4th Ave. between East 13th St. and East 10th St., 2) East 13th St. between 4th Ave. and Broadway, 3) East 12th St. between 4th Ave. and Broadway, 4) East 11th St. between 4th Ave. and 3rd Ave., 5) East 10th St. between 4th Ave. and Broadway [sidewalk and street closure]
6/26/22 – Stagefest at Pridefest 2022 (Street Fair) (Sponsor – Heritage of Pride): 4th Ave. between East 10th St. and East 9th St. [sidewalk and street closure]
6/26/22 – Familyfest at Pridefest 2022 (Street Fair) (Sponsor – Heritage of Pride): Astor Place Plaza (South)
FYI/Renewals:
5/07/22 – PS 130 Family Wellness Day (PS 130 Parents Association): Hester St. between Baxter St. and Mulberry St. [sidewalk and street closure]
6/11/22 – P.A.L. Festival (Street Fair) (Sponsor – Police Athletic League): Broadway between Waverly Place and East 14th St. [full street closure]
6/18/22 – Bleecker Street Festival (Sponsor: Bleecker Area Merchants and Residents Association): Bleecker St. between Broadway and Sixth Ave. [full street closure]
7/09/22 – Bleecker Street Fair (Our Lady of Pompeii Church): 1) Bleecker St. between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave., 2) Carmine St. between 6th Ave. and Bedford St. [full street closure]
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SLA LICENSING COMMITTEE 2

Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Donna Raftery, Co-Chair
Tues., 3/8 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

1a.* Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Corporate Change to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
W & J Café, Inc., d/b/a Luna Café, 628 Hudson St. 10014 (TW-Bar/Tavern)
1b.* Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Change in Method of Operation to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
Murray’s Cheese, LLC d/b/a Murray’s Cheese, 250-254 Bleecker St. 10014 (TW-Bar/Tavern) (To Expand into the Adjacent Space)
1c. 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:
Barbuto West, LLC d/b/a Barbuto, 521 West St. aka 113 Horatio St. 10014 (OP-Restaurant) (Sidewalk Café) (Increase Occupancy on the First Floor and Cellar) (withdrawn)
1d.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for New Beer and Cider license (RBC):
1e.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for New Beer and Wine license (RW/TW):
LLC to be Formed by Christopher Reda and Harry Sasho, d/b/a TBD, 271 Bleecker St. 10014 (RW-Restaurant) (withdrawn)
1f.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):
PTO3, Inc., 137 7th Ave. So. 10014 (OP-Restaurant)
Entity to be Formed by Ofer Cohen d/b/a TBD, 163 Bleecker St. 10012 (OP-Restaurant) (Live Music-Jazz) (withdrawn)
Chez Group, Inc. d/b/a TBD, 394 West St. 10014 (OP-Restaurant)
Jane St. Social Club, Inc. d/b/a SVB NYC, 113 Jane St. 10014 (OP-Club/Members Only/Not-for-Profit) (Basement, 1st, Mezzanine, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Flrs.) (DJ) (Live Music-Piano, Light Jazz, Small Group Live Bands) (Patron Dancing) (Security Personnel) (Rooftop)
Gansevoort Market Coffee Shop, Inc. d/b/a Hector’s Place, 44 Little W. 12th St. 10014 (Class Change) (OP-Diner) (laid over)
Maizon New York, LLC d/b/a Pending, 651-667 Hudson St. (Gansevoort Hotel) 10014 (OP- Restaurant) (DJ) (Live Music-Assorted Variety) (Patio or Deck)
Barbuto West, LLC d/b/a Barbuto, 521 West St. aka 113 Horatio St. 10014 (OP-Restaurant) (DOT Open Restaurant Program – sidewalk) (Temporary Retail Permit)
1g. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Removal and Relocation Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
1h. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for an Expansion into Municipal Property to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) License:
RH NY Guesthouse F&B, LLC d/b/a RH, 55 Gansevoort St. 10014 (OP) (DOT Open Restaurant Program – sidewalk)
Please register using the link below:
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REOPENING WORKING GROUP

Valerie De La Rosa, Chair
Thurs., 3/10 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

1. *Continued discussion on Permanent Open Restaurants: Rulemaking

In addition to public testimony, you can also submit written testimony regarding the POR rulemaking process to hello@cb2manhattan.org.

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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Patricia Laraia, Chair [Co-hosted by the Education Council Consortium]
Mon., 3/14 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

*The Peer Defense Project lawsuit to fight segregation in our Public Schools.
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LANDMARKS COMMITTEE 1

Chenault Spence, Chair
Wed., 3/16 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

*Gansevoort St., Little West 12th St., and W. 13th St. – Application to secure enhanced planter barricades to improve open street operation.
*445 6th Ave. – Application is to construct a 1-story addition on top of an existing 1-story addition and rebuild rear façade
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jeannine Kiely, Chair
Tues., 3/22 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

We strongly encourage the public to attend virtually by registering here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nPWj-wLHRPipW8ndS181Sg

However, if you would like to attend in person, you must wear a mask over your mouth and nose during the entire meeting and register in advance here: https://cb2exec0322.eventbrite.com

The in-person component will be in the CB2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village #1A.

FULL BOARD MEETING

Jeannine Kiely, Chair
Thurs., 3/24 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

Written testimony and/or virtual speaker cards can be submitted by e-mail before 5:00 p.m. March 24, 2022 to speakerscard@cb2manhattan.org. [Please note that registering for the Zoom meeting does not register you to speak.] Please submit your name, agenda topic, and address. Public speakers will be limited to 2 minutes or less at the discretion of the Chair. We recommend submitting written testimony, which will be summarized at the meeting, to ensure an opportunity for your voice to be recognized.

We strongly encourage the public to attend virtually by registering here:
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However, if you would like to attend in person, you must wear a mask over your mouth and nose during the entire meeting and register in advance here: https://cb2_mar22fb.eventbrite.com

The in-person component will be in the CB2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village #1A.

ARTS & INSTITUTION COMMITTEE

Robin Rothstein, Chair
Mon., 3/28 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

[See Amended Calendar for Full Agenda.]

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EQUITY, RACE & JUSTICE Mar Fitzgerald, Chair
Tues., 3/29 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

[See Amended Calendar for Full Agenda.]

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Valerie De La Rosa, Chair
Wed., 3/30 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

*Fast-Delivery Grocery Apps
Discussion about Int. 2480-2021 Establishing an office of economic analysis and requiring economic analysis of certain proposed local laws.
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HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

Susanna Aaron, Chair
Thurs., 3/31 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

[See Amended Calendar for Full Agenda.]

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The Land Use Committee will not meet in the month of March.

Community Board 3 meetings in March 2022

Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee

Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30pm
Online: https://zoom.us/j/91712679094
By Phone: +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 917 1267 9094

  1. Approval of previous committee minutes
  2. Presentation and request for support of HueArts NYC’s recommendations (click for HueArts NYC’s presentation and recommendations)
  3. Review of District Needs Statement
  4. Review and update of CB3 arts and culture resource list
  5. Vote to adjourn

Health, Seniors, & Human Services / Youth, Education, & Human Rights Committee

Thursday, March 3 at 6:30pm
Online: https://zoom.us/j/92829895546
By Phone: +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 928 2989 5546

  1. Approval of previous month’s minutes
  2. Planning for future panels
  3. Follow up to 8-point mental health plan for NYC
  4. CAB/CEC reports
  5. Vote to adjourn

MEETING CANCELED FOR LANDMARKS COMMITTEE

Transportation, Public Safety, Sanitation & Environment Committee

Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm
Online: https://zoom.us/j/91684505952
By Phone: +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 916 8450 5952

  1. Approval of previous month’s minutes
  2. NY Road Runners informational presentation for March 20 Half Marathon Canal St Chrystie to Allen; Allen/Pike Canal to South St; South St Pike Slip to Montgomery; FDR
    Download the route map
  3. Vote to adjourn

NO MEETING SCHEDULED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Parks, Recreation, Waterfront, & Resiliency Committee

Thursday, March 10 at 6:30pm
Online: https://zoom.us/j/97669441619
By Phone: +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 976 6944 1619

  1. Approval of previous month’s minutes
  2. Parks Manager Update
  3. DDC: ESCR update
  4. Basketball City: reopening of basketball courts
  5. Public art Sculptors Guild: Informational presentation of group exhibition on Allen Street malls
  6. Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan: request for support to create a park with a skate park underneath the Brooklyn Bridge (click here to view presentation)
  7. Vote to adjourn

SLA & DCA Licensing Committee

Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm
Online: https://zoom.us/j/92199317942
By Phone: +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 921 9931 7942

Applicants must submit withdrawals and residents must submit materials and agreements by email by Friday noon before meeting.

  1. Approval of previous month’s minutes

Hotel Applications

  1. Moxy Lower East Side (Bowery Street Associates LLC), 145 Bowery (op)

New Liquor License Applications

  1. Corp to be formed / Gemini and Scorpio, 6 St Marks Place (op)
  2. TT’s (TTS EV LLC), 24 1st Avenue (op) (Withdrawn)
  3. 51 Avenue B LLC, 51 Avenue B (op)
  4. Xica Cantina LLC, 94 Avenue A (op) (Withdrawn)
  5. Thayer (Moonless Night LLC), 99 Avenue B (wb)
  6. Il Posto Accanto (And Another One Inc), 190 E 2nd Street (op)
  7. Clock Out NYC (Great Clock Out LLC), 191 Orchard Street (op)

Items not heard at Committee

  1. All Day Food LLC, 1-5 Oliver Street (wb)
  2. El Sitio (El Sitio LLC), 46 Mulberry Street (wb)
  3. International Center of Photography Corp, 79 Essex Street (wb)
  4. Eat Rite Inc, 130 1st Avenue (wb)
  5. 130 Saint Marks LLC, 130 St Marks Place (wb)
  6. Moko (Moko Omakase LLC), 138 2nd Avenue (wb)
  7. Hard to Explain (MSC Hospitality LLC), 224 E 10th Street (wb)
  8. Kalye (Kalye NYC LLC), 249 Broome Street (b)
  9. Dua Kafe (Dua Byrek Inc), 520 E 14th Street (wb)

Expansion onto Municipal Property (not heard)

  1. Spes (Woman in Wine LLC), 413 E 12th Street (expansion onto municipal property)
  2. Vote to adjourn

b=beer & cider | wb=wine, beer & cider | op=liquor, wine, beer & cider | alt=alterations

Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee

Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm
Online: https://zoom.us/j/93439932803
By Phone: +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 934 3993 2803

  1. Approval of previous month’s minutes
  2. Update on 265 South Street development
  3. Urban fellow update on sustainability resiliency project
  4. Revision of CB 3 Housing Questionnaire
  5. Vote to adjourn

Note: Masking is required at all in-person meetings

Executive Committee

Thursday, March 17, 2022 – 6:30pm
In Person: Community Board 3 Office, 59 East 4th Street
and Online: 
https://zoom.us/j/98203997980
By Phone: +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID: 982 0399 7980

Full Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 – 6:30pm
PS 20 – 166 Essex Street (E Houston Street & Stanton Street)

Note: This will be an in-person meeting

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