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Community boards: Cool river pool, ‘brain cafe’ beer, bike-free Petrosino plea on January meetings agenda

It’s a new year and local community boards are ready to kick it off with some new resolutions — of the written kind.

On Tues., Jan. 4, Community Board 2’s SLA Licensing 1 Committee will review an application by Honeybrains, a restaurant “dedicated to brain health,” for a beer-and-wine license for a new location at 372 Lafayette St. It’s the brainchild of Marisa Seifan, whose brother-in-law is a neurologist. It’s a chain; there are already a few other locations around town. Wait a second, though. … Don’t beer and wine kill brain cells?

On Wed., Jan. 5, the C.B. 2 Parks and Waterfront Committee will get updates on “various in-process projects” around the district, among them, the renovation of Little Red Square, at Bleecker Street and Sixth Avenue, which actually wrapped up around Halloween. That project dragged on so long, one wondered if it wouldn’t take a revolution to complete it.

On Thurs., Jan. 6, the West Side board’s Traffic and Transportation Committee will also discuss its latest request to move the embattled Citi Bike docking station off of the northern tip of tiny Petrosino Square. The spot used to be home to art installations and Minerva Durham’s life-drawing classes. One wonders, though, if the bikes are moved, if all the skateboarders grinding on the Open Street on Lafayette Street won’t then just move over to the triangle.

Over on the East Side, on Thurs., Jan. 13, Community Board 3’s Parks, Recreation, Waterfront and Resiliency Committee will get reports on various projects, including +POOL, a pilot project for an Olympic-size floating pool in the shape of a plus sign — filled with filtered East River water — to be located off of the Two Bridges area. There will also be an update on the East Side Coastal Resiliency project in East River Park — or, that is, what once was East River Park before E.S.C.R. started. What exactly will the update be — some guy dumping a sack of woodchips onto the floor?

For more information on the upcoming meetings, see below:

Community Board 2 meetings for January 2022

SLA LICENSING 1 Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Donna Raftery, Co-Chair
Tues., 1/4 @ 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:

  • 20X Hospitality, LLC d/b/a Spicy Moon Vegan Szechuan, 68 W. 3rd St. 10012 (OP-Restaurant) (laid over)
  • FTG Company USA, Inc. d/b/a Nikutei Futago, 341 W. Broadway 10013 (RW-Restaurant) (laid over)

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:

  • Sharma and Singh Restaurant Group, Inc., 154 Bleecker St. 10012 (OP-Restaurant)(Expansion of hours to 4am) (laid over)

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:

  • 151 Bleecker, LLC d/b/a Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St. 10012 (OP-Bar/Tavern) (Live Music-Acoustic, Jazz, Rock) (Sidewalk Café) (To Add Additional Bar) (laid over)
  • Mercer I, LLC & Mercer Kitchen, LLC, 147 Mercer St. aka 99 Prince St. 10012 (OP-Hotel/Restaurant) (Expand Hotel Licensed Premises to Include Existing Restaurant) (laid over)

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):

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

  • Entity to be Formed by Joseph Mongeluzzi, d/b/a TBD, 210 Elizabeth St. 10012 (OP-Restaurant) (DJ) (Patio or Deck) (laid over)
  • Slowear New York, Ltd. d/b/a Slowear, 330 Lafayette St. 10012 (OP-Bottle Club) (laid over)
  • King Jade Garden, Inc. d/b/a Lady Chow’s Kitchen, 171 Hester St. 10013 (OP-Restaurant) (previously unlicensed)
  • Tava Café 643, LLC, 643 Broadway (OP-Restaurant) (Live Music-Jazz Occasionally in Basement) (Sidewalk Café)
  • Entity to be Formed by Samuel Yoo, 116 Elizabeth St. 10013 (OP-Restaurant/Pub) (laid over)
  • Robillo Holdings, LLC d/b/a Bar 9, 90 W. Houston St. 10012 (OP-Restaurant) (Minimum Live Music) (Bar & Restaurant) (Sidewalk Café) (DOT Open Restaurants Seating) (laid over)

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:

FYI/Renewals: Villa Mosconi Restaurant Inc., 69-71 MacDougal St. (OP); Raoul’s Restaurant, 180 Prince St. (OP); Dante, 551 Hudson St. (OP); Ramen Takumi, 1 University Pl., Store #2 (RW); Fairfax, 234 W. 4th St. (OP); Ciao, 178 Mulberry St. (OP); Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. 3rd St. (OP); Top Thai Group, Inc. 55 Carmine St. (OP: Solaro, 13 Carmine St. (RW); Mott Corner, 58 Kenmare St. (BC); Omen Restaurant, 113 Thompson St. (OP);

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PARKS & WATERFRONT Rich Caccappolo, Chair
Wed., 1/5 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

  1. *Updates on various in-process projects such as Little Red Square, Petrosino Square, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Passannante Ballfield, the DEP water tunnel sites, the Grand and Canal Courts, and Duarte Square by representatives of the Department of Parks & Recreation.

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TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Shirley Secunda, Chair
Thurs., 1/6 @ 5:00 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

  1. *Discussion and input on the need for locating Citi Bike stations across from and near the Hudson River Park as well as, if feasible, in the park and potential locations for placement, such as the Gansevoort Peninsula and Little Island.
  2. *Resubmission of request to move the Citi Bike station at Petrosino Sq. to the northeast or northwest corner of Lafayette St. at Spring St. or to other nearby locations, such as Lafayette at Broome St., and discussion of other opportunities in that vicinity.

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SLA LICENSING 2 Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Donna Raftery, Co-Chair
Thurs., 1/6 @ 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) (laid over)

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:

  • 68 Perry Street Corp. d/b/a Corner Bistro, 331 W. 4th St. 10014 (OP-Restaurant) (4AM) (To Include Live Music-Various) (Open Restaurants Program) (laid over)

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) (laid over)

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):

  • MA.GE.GA Food, LLC d/b/a Coppola Café, 171 W. 4th St. 10014 (TW-Bar/Tavern) (Sidewalk Café) (laid over)
  • Corporation to be Formed by Roland Bimonte, 181 Prince St. 10012 (TW-Bar/Tavern) (previously unlicensed)
  • 770 Kitchen, LLC d/b/a Sweet Rehab, 135 Sullivan St., So. Store 10012 (TW-Bar/Tavern)
  • LLC to be Formed by Christopher Reda and Harry Sasho, d/b/a TBD, 271 Bleecker St. 10014 (RW-Restaurant) (laid over)
  • Allen Chan – Business Entity not yet Established d/b/a TBD, 117 Perry St. 10014 (TW-Wine Bar) (laid over)

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

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:

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QUALITY OF LIFE Joseph Gallagher, Chair
Mon., 1/10 @ 5:00 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

1. *New Application for revocable consent to construct, maintain and use a stoop and fenced-in area with steps and planted area in front 29 East 11th St.

2. *Street Activities:

  • 4/28/22 – 4/30/22 – SYIJ x FoodFest: Food Truck Pop Up (Heritage of Pride, Inc): Christopher St. between Bedford and Bleecker St. [partial sidewalk closure  – south side]

FYI/Renewals:

  • 3/26/22 – 12/31/22 – Pompeii Flea Market (Our Lady of Pompeii): Bleecker St. between Carmine St. and Leroy St. [partial sidewalk closure – south side]
  • 3/26/22 – Astor Place Festival (9th Precinct Community Council): Astor Pl. between Broadway and Lafayette St. [full street closure]
  • 3/27/22 – Astor Place Spring Fair (Women’s Democratic Club): Astor Pl. between Broadway and Lafayette St. [full street closure]
  • 4/9/22 – 4th Avenue Spring Fair (Community Board Two): 4th Ave. between E. 8th St. and E. 14th St. [sidewalk and street closure – both sides]

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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION Patricia Laraia, Chair
Mon., 1/10 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

  1. *Public Forum on COVID Protocols in Schools

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LANDMARKS 1 (If Necessary) Chenault Spence, Chair
Tues., 1/11 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

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LAND USE Frederica Sigel, Chair
Wed., 1/12 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

  1. West Village Houses Garage Authorization Renewal – An application for a three-year renewal of a CPC authorization (N 170441 ZAM) pursuant to ZR § 11-43 to eliminate required accessory off-street parking in the Manhattan Core is being sought by WVH Housing Development Fund Corporation at 738-742 Greenwich Street (Perry Street Garage, Block 633, Lot 24) in the West Village, Community District 2, Manhattan. Original approval (P2014M0458) granted August 23, 2017 pursuant to ZR § 13-443.

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LANDMARKS 2 Chenault Spence, Chair
Thurs., 1/13@ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

  1. *35 Fifth Ave. – Application is to replace windows in-kind and upgrade rooftop mechanical equipment.
  2. *770 Broadway –  Application to install an automatic sliding entrance door.

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EXECUTIVE Jeannine Kiely, Chair
Tues., 1/18 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

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://cb2exec0122.eventbrite.com

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


FULL BOARD Jeannine Kiely, Chair
Thurs., 1/20 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

Written testimony and/or virtual speaker cards can be submitted by email before 5:00 p.m. January 20, 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_jan22fb.eventbrite.com

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


REOPENING WORKING GROUP Valerie De La Rosa, Chair
Mon., 1/24 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

[See Amended Calendar for Full Agenda.]

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EQUITY, RACE & JUSTICE Mar Fitzgerald, Chair
Tues., 1/25 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

[See Amended Calendar for Full Agenda.]

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SMALL BUSINESS Valerie De La Rosa, Chair
Wed., 1/26 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

[See Amended Calendar for Full Agenda.]

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HUMAN SERVICES Susanna Aaron, Chair
Thurs., 1/27 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

  1. *Updates from some of CB2’s service providers

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ARTS & INSTITUTION Robin Rothstein, Chair
Mon., 1/31 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Videoconference

[See Amended Calendar for Full Agenda.]

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Community Board 3 meetings for January 2022

Calendar subject to change, please confirm at CB3 website

Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee

NO MEETING SCHEDULED

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

Thursday, January 6 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.    Need for language access in street homeless outreach and in DHS facilities such as shelters, safe havens, and drop-in centers
3.    Need for disaggregated data from DHS about clients served in CB3 area
4.    Letter of appreciation for programming to be provided by Care for the Homeless
5.    CAB/CEC reports
6.    Vote to adjourn

SLA & DCA Licensing Committee

Monday, January 10 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
New Liquor License Applications
2.    Forsythia (JDS Restaurant LLC), 9 Stanton St (upgrade to op)
3.    Corp to be Formed by Franco Andrade, 49-51 Ave B (op)
4.    Yunshang Rice Noodle House (Zhou’s Group Inc), 53 Bayard St (op)
5.    109 Brasserie LLC, 109 Ludlow St (op)
6.    LLC to be Formed by Brendan McElroy, 188 Ave B (op)
7.    Clock Out NYC (Great Clock Out LLC), 191 Orchard St (op)
8.    Tony’s Famous Pizza (Via Roma Pizzeria Inc), 231 1st Ave (wb)
Items not heard at Committee
9.    Sabo Sp LLC, 90 E 10th St (wb)
10.    Yin Ji Chang Fen Inc, 91 Bayard St (b)
11.    Dim Sum Go Go NYC Inc, 221 1st Ave (wb)
12.    Vote to adjourn

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

Economic Development Committee

NO MEETING SCHEDULED

Transportation, Public Safety, & Environment Committee

Tuesday, January 11 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.    DOHMH: Impact of COVID shutdown on rodent activity and current mitigation efforts
3.    DOT: Updates on the Grand/Clinton Street study
4.    Vote to adjourn

Parks, Recreation, Waterfront, & Resiliency Committee

Thursday, January 13 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.    DDC: ESCR update
3.    Parks Manager Update
4.    +POOL: proposed plans for temporary pilot
5.    Vote to adjourn

Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee

Tuesday, January 18 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.    Urban fellow update on sustainability resiliency project
3.    Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation: Two Bridges Assoc, LP application for Voluntary Cleanup Program application for 265 South St
4.    Vote to adjourn

Landmarks Committee

NO MEETING SCHEDULED

Executive Committee

Thursday, January 20, 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, January 25, 2022 – 6:30pm
Online:  https://zoom.us/j/98255418099
By Phone:  +1 646 518 9805, +1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID:  982 5541 8099

January 14 is the last day for the public to submit February agenda items


All meetings will be virtual meetings or hybrid meetings on Zoom
See web site calendar for individual meeting information

One Comment

  1. Minerva Durham Minerva Durham January 6, 2022

    Hey! I’ll offer free costumed-model drawing sessions in Petrosino if the Citi Bike docking station is moved. Please post the results of tonight’s CB2 committee meeting. What fond memories I have of the failed effort to prevent the bikes from displacing the art space in the north triangle. Our protests may have failed, but they were works of art in their own right, paying homage to the SoHo that once was, but is no more. — Minerva Durham

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