CB3 Releases December Liquor License Agenda

The Sunshine Cinema is applying for a new liquor permit. Photo via: Cinema Treasures.

Community Board 3 is out with next month’s meeting agendas, including the lineup for the December 10th SLA Committee hearing.  Here’s a look at the restaurants and bars applying for liquor permits on the Lower East Side:


SLA & DCA Licensing Committee
Monday, December 10 at 6:30pm — JASA/Green Residence – 200 East 5th Street at Bowery
applicant’s name follow by current owner if applicable

Renewal with Complaint History
1. Double Wide, 505 E 12th St (op)
2. The Suffolk Bar, 107 Suffolk St (wb)
Sidewalk Café
3. ULURP N 130079 ECM: Preserve 24 (Aegis Holding Houston LLC), 175-177 E Houston St (enclosed sidewalk cafe)
Applications within Resolution Areas
4. To be Determined, 154 Ludlow St (op)
5. 154 Ludlow Bar LLC, 154 Ludlow St (op)
6. Café & Bar Racer LLC, 127 St Marks Pl (wb)
7. Cornerstone Café (AO Café & Restaurant LLC), 17 Ave B (op)
8. Pride and Joy (Pride and Joy BBQ LLC), 24 1st Ave (op)
9. Ludlow Hotel (Ludlow Hospitality), 180 Ludlow St (op)
10. Apartment 13 (115 Ave C LLC), 115 Ave C (op)

Life After Pathmark: Community Survey Available Online

Pathmark store, 227 Cherry Street.

As we have been reporting, the Cherry Street Pathmark store is on its last legs. Although it’s scheduled to close by the end of next month to make way for a big luxury residential project, the shelves are already pretty bare and the grocery is not being restocked.  Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, which played a major role in luring Pathmark to the Lower East Side years ago, is beginning to come up with a long-range plan to full a big gap in the neighborhood’s fresh food supply.  They have hired a consultant, James Johnson-Plett of Urbane Development, to help facilitate the planning process.  He’s overseeing a community survey to get a sense of shopping patterns, income levels and overall needs when it comes to retail food establishments.  That survey is available online here.  It takes about 5-7 minutes to fill out.


Cafe Petisco Seeks Full Liquor License

Cafe Petisco, 189 East Broadway.

Cafe Petisco, the Mediterranean-accented restaurant at 189 East Broadway, has applied for a full liquor license.  The popular neighborhood spot across from Seward Park already has a beer and wine permit, but next month the operators will ask Community Board 3 for an upgrade. The restaurant does a brisk breakfast, lunch and early dinner business, but is usually not very busy in the latter part of the evening.

Last summer, the owners of Eastwood, a bar opening soon at 221 East Broadway (a block east of Petisco) successfully won CB3 approval for a full liquor license in spite of opposition from some local residents and Primitive Christian Church.   The situation is a bit different this time around.  For one thing, Cafe Petisco is an established business, rather than a new venture.  Second, it’s a restaurant — not a bar.  We have a call into Petisco’s owners to find out more about their plans.


Melissa Aase Becomes University Settlement’s Executive Director; Michael Zisser Now CEO

Melissa Aase, University Settlement’s new executive director.

University Settlement has announced some changes in its management structure. Michael Zisser, executive director of one of the city’s oldest and largest social service organizations since 1988, becomes chief executive officer.  Melissa Aase, a longtime University Settlement manager, has been elevated to the role of executive director.  Aase began her career at the non-profit organization in 1992 as a student intern. She has been director of community development since 2003.

“The past few decades have been some of University Settlement’s most exciting,” said Zisser. “Our budget has grown by over 1000%, we’ve expanded to more than 550 staff and we now serve thousands more families at 21 sites throughout New York City… This new structure reflects the next step in our growth, and I can’t think of a stronger, more intelligent, passionate leader than Melissa Aase.”

Morning Reads: Chrystie Hotel Controversy, Cop Charged with Assault, Sandy vs. Katrina

  • In October we reported that the Sperone Westwater Gallery was opposing a new 25-story hotel project at 215 Chrystie Street.  Yesterday the Board of Standards and Appeals postponed deciding whether the project can move forward until next month.  Today the Wall Street Journal takes a look at the contentious issue (WSJ).
  • Besemah Rogers, an off duty NYPD sergeant, was charged with assault, after a dispute with a woman over luggage space on a Chinatown bus (Post).
  • A Bronx man is convicted of raping a woman in Soho in 2008 (Post).
  • Sheldon Silver says he’s confident the state ethics board will find he acted properly in dealing with the Vito Lopez harassment cases (Buffalo News).
  • The mayor makes his pitch in Washington today for federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (Post).
  • Comparing Sandy and Katrina – which storm was more impactful? (NYT)


Good Morning!

Coleman Park, under the Manhattan Bridge.

Look for a mix of clouds and sun today with a high of 43.

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