CB#2 Hearings in May

TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Shirley Secunda, Chair
Tues., 5/10 @ 6:30 PM — Little Red School House, 196 Bleecker St. (enter on Sixth Avenue), Auditorium

4th Item on the agenda:  *NYCDOT presentation of proposed changes to the PARK Smart program in Greenwich Village.  Up to now, the pilot has been in the West Village.  The program expands metered parking with rates as high as $3.75/hr at peak times and $2.50/hr. all other times. 

East 4th_Bowery Bars

East 4th St to Bowery: Swifts Hibernian, Ogawa, Aroma, The B Bar, Phebe's

SLA LICENSING Raymond Lee, Richard Stewart, Chairs
Tues., 5/10 @ 6:30 PM- St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St. Lower Hall

New License to sell liquor on-premise:
Sixth on the Agenda:
  II Buco Alimentaria/Vineria, 53 Great Jones St. NYC.  We are working hard to come to some mutually agreeable HVAC and Kitchen venting agreement.  This location is a two-story building wedged between three seven-story buildings.

Eighth on the agenda:  Entity to be formed by Starr Restaurants, d/b/a TBD, 295 Lafayette St. NYC 10012 [Puck Building].  Up to now the Puck building has been an event space with a catering license.   If this application is to replace that with a restaurant/nightlife venue, the dynamics will change considerably at the Lafayette/Broadway entrance to NoHo.

 Alteration to sell liquor on-premise:
15th on the agenda:  Garden Café Associates, d/b/a/ The B Bar & Grill, 40 E. 4th St., NYC 10003-(adding sidewalk café portion).  There is a much improved Community Agreement in place for this application.  BTW, as a show of reform, owner Eric Goode is revamping the B Bar’s event profile.  See NY Times coverage

Apps. to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) for New License to sell Beer and/or Wine on-premise:
18th on the agenda:  Forcella Eatery Inc. 334 Bowery, NYC 10012.  A dozen NoHo stakeholders met with this applicant this week to discuss the drawbacks to adding a pizza restaurant with wood burning oven in a 110 year-old building with seven floors of tenants with a wine and beer license.  The applicant did agree to postpone this month’s hearing, but we have not yet had confirmation.

**Renewals: These items will NOT be heard unless the Community Board office is notified :   Quartino Bottega Organica, 11 Bleecker St. (b&w); Bohemian NY, d/b/a/ Play Earth, 57 Great Jones St. (on-premise);

9th Precinct Community Council Meeting, Tues.,   5/17  @  7:00 PM   9th Pct. Station House, 321 East 5th St. 2nd Floor.

Community Board #2 – FULL BOARD Jo Hamilton, Chair, Thurs., 5/19 @ 6:0 0 PM- P.S. 130, 143 Baxter St. Auditorium.  THE PUBLIC SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 PM. SPEAKERS’ CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 6:00 TO 6:30 PM.

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