February 2018

Downtown Post NYC

February 2018

All meetings take place at 1 Centre St., Room 2202A North and start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Bring photo ID to enter the building.

Feb. 26: Housing Sub-Committee 
1) The New 421a rules* - Presentation by Miriam Colon and Nancy Batterman, Department of Housing Preservation and Development
2) Our Update for the CB1 Area Stabilization Listing
3) Our Update on Stabilization in the Financial District for 421gs
4) Review of Current CB1 researched Housing Rules
 *Tentative for April – 183-187 Broadway Affordable Housing Project by SL Green.

Feb. 27: CB 1 Monthly Meeting –6 p.m.
       Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College
                     199 Chambers St. – Richard Harris Terrace

I. Public Session
Comments by members of the public (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) (1-2 minutes per speaker)

II. Business Session
A) Adoption of January 2018 minutes
B) District Manager’s Report – L. Reynolds
C) Chairperson’s Report – A. Notaro, Jr.

III. Committee Reports
A) Executive Committee - A. Notaro, Jr.

1) Congestion Pricing – Resolution
2) Proposed new location for LinkNYC Kiosks – Manhattan 1 – Report
3) 2018 committees goals – Report

B) Personnel Committee - E. Lewinsohn
1) Renewal of CB 1’s Land Use Consultant Contract – Resolution

C) Licensing & Permits Committee - J. Ehrlich
Tribeca area

1) 184 Duane Street, application for expansion of Street Seats for Laughing Man Coffee – Resolution
2) 412 Greenwich Street, application for beer and wine license for Dig Inn – Resolution
3) 285 West Broadway, review of complaints and police activity for Haus – Resolution
4) 50 Varick Street, lack of response to CB1 letters by Spring Studios Principals  – Resolution

Financial District area
1) 4 South Street, application for liquor license for Vectorix Inc. – Resolution
2) 225 Pearl Street, application for wine, beer & cider license for Sons of Thunder 225 Pearl LLC d/b/a Sons of Thunder – Resolution
3) 140 Carder Road (Governors Island), application for liquor license for ABC & E, LLC – Resolution
4) One World Trade Center, application for liquor license for ClubCorp NV XVIII, LLC, China Center New York LLC, LL New York Club, LLC – Resolution
5) 83 Maiden Lane, application for wine, beer & cider license for David G. Inc. d/b/a Famous Famiglia Pizza – Resolution

D) Youth & Education Committee- T. Joyce
1) Capital Grant Request by Manhattan Youth – Resolution
2) Student MetroCard – Resolution
3) Application for Playstreet by the Pine Street School, Nassau Street between Pine Street and Wall Street – Report
4) Request for use of 28 Liberty Plaza for Fire Drills by the Quad School – Report
5) Accident at Millennium High School – Report

E) Land Use Zoning & Economic Development Committee - P. Kennell
1) 88 Fulton Street, Board of Standards and Appeals application for an amendment to previous BSA approval for Physical Culture Establishment Special Permit – Resolution
2) 22 Cortlandt Street, 195 application for acquisition of office space for the New York Office of Labor Relations – Resolution
3) Governors Island Future Development – Report
4) Congestion Pricing in New York City – Report

F) Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee - P. Goldstein
1) Bogardus Plaza future weekend work – Resolution
2) Pier 17 Security and Sound – Report
3) New Market Building and Seaport Working Group – Report

G) Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee - P. Moore
1) Illegal Ticket Vendors at the Battery – Report
2) DonateNYC – Report
3) CitiBank construction – Report
4) WeWork Footprint in CD1 – Report
5) Emergency response in CD1 – Report
6) Walker Street ongoing issues – Report

H) Battery Park City Committee - T. Meltzer
1) Kowsky Plaza, Port Authority Pump House Project – Report
2) 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk, April 2018 – Report
3) North Cove Sailing Club – Report
4) Allied Universal – Report
5) Battery Park City Authority – Report

I) Housing Sub-Committee - T. Goodkind
1) The New 421a rules – Report
2) CB1 Area Stabilization Listing – Report
3) Stabilization in the Financial District for 421gs – Report
4) Guide to Unit Ownership – Report

J) Landmarks & Preservation Committee - R. Bryom
1) 101 Reade Street, application for installation of ramp – Report
2) 8 Jay Street, application for storefront renovation – Report
3) 22 Barclay Street, application for portico statues – Resolution
4) 115 West Broadway, application for installation of ADA Ramp – Resolution
5) 52 Thomas Street, application to install 15 rooftop mechanical condensers – Resolution

IV. Old Business
V.  New Business
VI. Adjournment

Feb. 28: By-Laws Task Force
1) Existing By-Laws – Discussion
All documents relating to the above agenda items are on file at the Community Board 1 office and are available for viewing by the public upon written request to
At all meetings, additional items may be raised as "New Business"


At its January Board meeting, CB1 unanimously voted to approve the appointment of Lucian Reynolds as District Manager. Mr. Reynolds has a range of skills and experience in urban planning with a focus on transportation and the environment, technology and economic development.
He can be reached at or 212-669-7971.