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Volume 1, No. 134  Oct. 22, 2014
Quote of the day:
"I'm just interested in making new things happen. That's what motivates me. I think that money comes as a result of that. It can't be what you chase."
        - Peter Cincotti on what has driven his highly successful career as a singer-songwriter and pianist 

* Peter Cincotti concert at Tribeca Performing Arts Center
* Bits & Bytes: Le District at Brookfield Place; Luxury pads that haven't sold; Condé Nast move
* Free wine and food pairings at Hudson Eats attract a crowd
* Downtown Bulletin Board: South St. Seaport forum; African Burial Ground to close for winter
* Getting ready for Halloween: Part 3
* Farmers' market update: Tribeca Greenmarket and Fulton Stall Market
* Community Board 1 meetings: Week of Oct. 27
* Calendar

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The  first night of a series of free wine and food pairings at Hudson Eats. Oct. 23, 2014.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer) 


Downtown Arts
Peter Cincotti.

In 2003 at the age of 20, singer-songwriter and most of all, pianist, Peter Cincotti, started at the top. His first album, called simply "Peter Cincotti," reached No. 1 on the Billboard jazz charts. Where do you go from there?

"Every album opens a different door," he said. "It's been an interesting 10 years for me because every time I develop, it reveals another mountain to climb. My third album was my first of all original songs, which really felt like its own debut album, even though I had a couple of records before. That took me to Europe. That ended up giving me a bigger fan base in Europe. I toured a lot over there and made my fourth album and now I'm in the process of making my fifth - but every one is different."

Now 31, Cincotti is also working on his second musical with a book by his sister, Pia. And after, as he said, touring extensively in Europe, now he's coming home to New York City, where he was born and raised.

On Oct.25, he and his band will play at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College - a prospect that he said, excites him.

"It's the first show in a while for me back in New York," he said. "I've spent so much time overseas in the last few years. I can't wait to play in the city again. I played a couple of clubs not that long ago but this is my first bigger venue in a while."

He is enormously gifted. Reviewers have fallen all over him. "The only thing you can say about Peter Cincotti is that he is sensational," said a review in the Daily News. "Cincotti coaxes amazing sound out of the piano," enthused Town & Country. "One of the most promising singer-pianists of the next generation," said The New York Times.

Cincotti got his first piano when he was three. It was a toy piano with 10 keys that was given to him by his grandmother. He immediately started picking out tunes on it.

His mother realized that something was up. "She was very supportive and put me in the right settings at an early age," Cincotti said. "It ended up being something that I always wanted to do - never something that I had to do."


He said that his mother wasn't a professional musician but was very musical. "Her father sang and she has a great voice and was very arts-oriented and took my sister and me everywhere," he recalled. "We went to events all over the city, all kinds of music shows. We were exposed to a lot. New York affected my music development in so many ways."


Though after that first highly successful album, Cincotti could have rested on his laurels, he chose not to. He wanted to experiment, regardless of the fall out.  


"If money were my sole goal, or really any part of my goal, I would have just made my first album over and over again," he reflected. "There were political problems when I started to deviate from the album or wanting to work with different people or write or develop anything. Any time you take musical risks, there are political repercussions. I went through a lot of that. I've seen a lot of transitions because of my resistance to all that. Through the resistance have been these breakthroughs that you would never expect. I consider my first album a breakthrough. I consider my third album a breakthrough because it was a fight and a half to get that one - to just throw away a lot of what I did to create something else. That was an amazing chapter and the theater seems to be another one. And now I'm making my fifth album in a different way than any of my other albums."


For the first time, he says he's free of the legal contracts that he signed when he was 18. He's now meeting with different companies to see who his partners will be on his fifth album, tentatively titled "Long Way From Home."


"I'm just interested in making new things happen," he said. "That's what motivates me. I think that money comes as a result of that. It can't be what you chase."


At the Tribeca Performing Arts concert, Cincotti and his band will be playing songs from his last few albums, plus some material that the audience wouldn't have heard. He says he may also play some of what he's written for the theater.   


"I want to combine styles of music that really haven't been combined yet," he said of his goals for the immediate future. "I see connections between genres that are so separated nowadays, especially in mainstream music. I want to break through some of that."


- Terese Loeb Kreuzer   


The Tribeca Performing Arts Center is at 199 Chambers St. Peter Cincotti's concert begins at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25. For information and to buy tickets, click here


Bits & Bytes

The New York City Police Museum on Coenties Slip as it looked before the building was flooded by Superstorm Sandy and had to close. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

"The 5 buzziest new food courts in NYC," New York Post, 10/20/14. "Food halls and markets with gourmet, artisan fare are showing up with greater frequency and in more unlikely locations all around the city," says the New York Post - and of course, Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place is on the Post's list. "But the thing we're most excited about is Le District, which opens this winter," the Post continues. "Le District [at Brookfield Place] will be broken up into four mini-sections: a market district (selling French groceries and prepared foods); a garden district (fresh produce and spices); a restaurant district;  and a cafe district that is basically a Parisian child's fantasy and includes a patisserie, candy store, crepes stand, Belgian waffle stand, and ice cream and cookie purveyors. The whole market is being run by Jordi Vallès, who worked under Ferrán Adrià." For the complete article, click here.

"Its Home Still Awaiting Repairs, New York City Police Museum Is Packing Up Once Again," New York Times, 10/22/14. "The New York City Police Museum will start packing again in the coming days: Dutch rattles that 17th-century police officers sounded as alarms, a 1984 blue-and-white Harley-Davidson highway patrol motorcycle, and a bent Emergency Squad cap covered in dust from the rubble of the twin towers," says The New York Times. "A year after floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy crashed through parts of New York and destroyed homes and businesses, including the museum in the old First Precinct police station in Lower Manhattan, the museum moved to Wall Street, into space donated by the Swatch Group. Now that its rent-free year is up, the museum will close - once again - on Saturday. Curators will pack up some 100 artifacts as the museum waits for the city to fix its storm-damaged home. The museum, run privately with city support, has spent the past year looking for another temporary space, said Julie Bose, its executive director. And it will have to keep looking." For the complete article, click here.

"FiDi office building 40 Exchange Place expected to fetch $140M," The Real Deal, 10/22/14. "Brooklyn-based, family-run real estate firm Weiss Realty plans to put a 20-story office building at 40-42 Exchange Place in the Financial District on the market next week," says The Real Deal.  "Industry sources told The Real Deal the property is expected to sell for $140 million, based on neighborhood sales. The Weiss family has owned the 250,000-square-foot property - also known as 25-29 William Street - for about 25 years. Eastern Consolidated was hired to market the building as either a conversion into a hotel or residential condominium - or a repositioning of the office component. Lipa Lieberman and Jason Marin of Eastern Consolidated are representing the seller." For the complete article, click here.

"Top 10 pricey New York listings that fizzled," The Real Deal, 10/22/14. "Luxury apartments don't always sell like hotcakes," The Real Deal observes. The reasons are not always obvious. On The Real Deal's "top 10 listings, priced above $15 million, that have been on the market for a year or more, according to StreetEasy data," are three pads in Lower Manhattan. They include Penthouse #58 at 56 Leonard St., asking price: $34.5 million, which has been on the market 582 days and has undergone six price increases during that time, according to StreetEasy; 60 Warren St. with an asking price of $24.5 million for a five-story penthouse. It has been on the market for 1,565 days; and 452 Greenwich St., a four-story Tribeca townhouse with an asking price of $19.5 million. It has been on the market for 579 days. For the complete article, click here.

"Condé Nast Moving Into 1 World Trade Center Next Month," New York Times, 10/23/14. "One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, the publisher Condé Nast, on Nov. 1," The New York Times reported, citing the real estate firm in charge of leasing the building. "The publisher will occupy 1.1 million square feet, about a third of the 104-story skyscraper, which is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere." For the complete article, click here.



Mariko Kobayoshi of Vintry Fine Wines with a bottle of Birichino Malvasia Bianca 2013, one of the wines that she chose for the first in a wine series in which food from Hudson Eats vendors is being paired with wines from Vintry. (Photos: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

It wouldn't have taken a crystal ball to predict that the Hudson Eats wine series at Brookfield Place would turn out to be a winner. It proposed to pair wine from Vintry Fine Wines, a store in Goldman Sachs Alley, with food from Hudson Eats vendors - and it was free. All you had to do was sign up.

A capacity crowd of 374 people attended the first evening of the series on Oct. 23. It featured five wines from Vintry complementing classic and Margarita pizza from Skinny Pizza and bagel chips from Black Seed, spread with three different kinds of cream cheese. 

Mariko Kobayoshi of Vintry Fine Wines chose the wines. "You need something with good acidity to go with cheese," she said, "and it shouldn't be too heavy."

For some in the crowd, the evening was an introduction not only to Vintry ("Where is it?" Kobayoshi was asked by several people who approved of her choices and wanted some more) but to wine itself.

"What kind do you want?" Kobayoshi asked a young woman.

"I don't know," she said with a look of pleased anticipation on her face. Kobayoshi poured her a glass of Birichino Malvasia Bianca 2013, a white wine from California.

The wines were a revelation not only because they were good but because they were so modestly priced. Though Vintry carries wine that costs hundreds and even thousands of dollars a bottle, the wines on hand were priced from $13 to $21 a bottle. Two of them came from California and three, from Italy.

The food was equally good. Tanner Slomko, the manager of Black Seed Bagels at Hudson Eats, said that the bagels are boiled in honey water and baked in a wood-fired oven at Black Seed's main store at 170 Elizabeth St. They are delivered to Hudson Eats twice a day.

The pizza from Skinny Pizza also had admirers. The pizza platters had to be replenished several times before the party ended at 8 p.m., sending some of the guests, who unaccountably had just begun to work up an appetite, off to see what else they could scare up at Hudson Eats before heading home or, just as likely, back to their offices.

Subsequent events in the Hudson Eats wine series will offer charcuterie and wine on Oct. 30, chocolate and wine on Nov. 6, seafood and wine on Nov. 13 and spice and wine on Nov. 20. The tastings start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Registration is required. To register, click here.

- Terese Loeb Kreuzer


Downtown bulletin board
A memorial at the African Burial Ground National Monument shaped like a ship suggests the harrowing journey that brought millions of Africans to the eastern seaboard of what is now the United States. Although an indoor exhibit about the burial ground will remain open, the outdoor monument and cemetery will close from Nov. 1 to March 3.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

South Street Seaport public forum:
Save Our Seaport (SOS), the City Club of New York and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliances are co-sponsoring a South Street Seaport Public Forum on Nov. 10 with the latest news about the Seaport. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Councilmember Margaret Chin will be among the speakers. There will also be updates about the South Street Seaport Museum, the waterfront, the Historic South Street Seaport District and bringing back a public market. The audience will be able to question the panelists and give input about next steps for the Seaport. Place: The Spruce Street School, 12 Spruce St. Time: 6 p.m. Seating is limited. To RSVP, click here.

Anti-fracking town hall meeting: New York State Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick invites you to an anti-fracking town hall meeting on Oct. 29. A panel discussion will explore the effects of hydraulic fracturing on our water and food sheds, and strategies for keeping fracking out of New York State permanently. Speakers will include Walter Hang, President, Toxic Targeting, Inc.; Erin Heaton, Anti-Fracking Activist; Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick. Place:
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Ave., Room U100; Time: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Event Cosponsors: Community Board 1, Community Board 2, Community Board 3, Community Board 4, State Senator Brad Hoylman, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Corey Johnson, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Bleecker Area Merchants & Residential Association, Downtown Independent Democrats, Downtown Progressive Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of New York City, Village Independent Democrats, Village Reform Democratic Club.

CUNY College Information Fair: City University of New York invites high school students, college students and adult learners to a college information fair on Nov. 16. Attendees will receive one-on-one counseling and information on academic and honors programs, adult and continuing education, financial aid and scholarships and citizenship and immigration services. Refreshments will be served. The fair is being co-sponsored by New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Councilmember Margaret Chin. Place: Seward Park Educational Campus, 350 Grand St. (enter on Ludlow Street). Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. For more information about CUNY, click here.

African Burial Ground to close for the winter: The outdoor memorial at African Burial Ground National Monument will be closed from Saturday, Nov. 1 though Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The monument is under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which is concerned that the ice and snow of winter would be hazardous to visitors. "The few visitors the memorial typically sees between November and March will be directed to the visitor center, where rangers will be able to answer questions about the symbolism and construction of the memorial," the NPS said in a press release.

The African Burial Ground is a 17th- and 18th-century cemetery that was rediscovered in 1991 when construction began on a federal office building in lower Manhattan. In 1993, the site was preserved as a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior and was later designated as a National Monument by Presidential Proclamation on Feb. 27, 2006. The National Monument is part of an original 6.6-acre site containing the remains of approximately 15,000 people, making it the largest African cemetery excavated in North America.
The visitor center entrance, located at 290 Broadway, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. For more information about visiting the park, click here.

Halloween in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place is always a spooky affair. This year, the festivities take place on Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Make your plans now for Halloween. Here are some Downtown options:

Halloween Kidz Karnival: The Hudson River Park Trust will host its 6th annual Halloween carnival on Oct. 26 at Pier 26 in Tribeca. There will be face painting, mask decorating, wax hands, cotton candy, spin art, rides and more. The Story Pirates will perform Halloween-themed improv shows throughout the afternoon. Most activities will appeal to kids aged 2 to 8. Place: Pier 26 at North Moore St. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Cost: Some activities are free. Others cost $2. For more information, click here.

Ghost Ships: The South Street Seaport Museum gets into the Halloween spirit on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 with ghost stories about New York harbor told aboard the museum's 103-year-old barque, Peking. Spirits and ghouls of all ages should like these spooky tales. Place: Pier 16. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $12; $8 (students and seniors); $5 (children 2 to 11); free (museum members and children under 2). For more information and tickets, click here.

Trinity Church: On Friday, Oct. 31, Trinity Wall Street is hosting its annual Hometown Halloween event. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., families with children are invited to trick-or-treat in the Trinity Churchyard, one of the oldest in Manhattan, as kids interact with historical characters from New York City's past. There will be hot apple cider and a photo booth - plus a drawing to win an iPod shuffle and iBoo speakers. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Trinity will screen the silent film "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925) while master improviser Justin Bischof creates a creepy musical backdrop live on the organ. Enter to win a year's supply of movie tickets! *Note the time change; event was previously scheduled for 5 p.m. Place: Trinity Church at Broadway and Wall Street. Free.

Brookfield Place Halloween Party:
On Oct. 26, the Winter Garden in Battery Park City will be peopled by fierce and fantastic beings who will strut down a runway on the Costume Catwalk and have artist Sean Kenney take their pictures for posterity at the Freaky Photo Op Mosaic Wall. Terrifying Temporary Tattoos will be available at the Face Painting Parlor. Carmelo the Science Fellow will be making water disappear in his Spooky Science Lab. At the Magic Stage, there will be storytelling, magic tricks and performances by The Toys & Tiny Instruments band. The Pixel Academy will provide a virtual reality environment. The Drumkin Patch will feature video games while 3D scanning will provide opportunities for transformation. When the costumed beings get hungry, they can Dine and Trick o' Treat at Hudson Eats among stilt walkers and zombie clowns. The celebration will conclude with a costume parade. Place: 220 Vesey St. Time: Noon to 3 p.m. Free.

Stories for all ages:
Under the auspices of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, master storyteller Julie Pasqual will tell stories in Teardrop Park on Oct. 25. Her program is called "Just a Little Scary and is just in time for Halloween. Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Puppy Parade:
The 13th annual Battery Park City Puppy Parade starts at noon on Oct. 25. Pups and their owners will meet at the South Cove arbor on the Battery Park City esplanade and parade north to the North Cove Marina. There will be prizes for the best costume (for large breeds and small breeds); the best owner and dog combo; the best dog team costume; and a tail-wagging contest for small and large dogs. The puppy parade is sponsored by Le Pet Spa and the BPC Dog Association. The rain date is Oct. 26. Check if the weather looks bad or call Le Pet Spa at (212) 786-9070. To join the BPC Dog Association, email

Howlin' Halloween: Celebrate on Oct. 26 at Fulton and Front Streets in the South Street Seaport. Howlin' Halloween, hosted by FiDi Families, will begin at 11 a.m. with a concert by Music for Aardvarks. At 11:30 a.m., there will be free photos at a photo booth and a mini-pumpkin decorating station. Insomnia Cookies, GoGo squeeZ and Bitsy's Brainfood will provide treats. There will be raffle prizes and costume parades for kids and pets. Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Charity photo shoot at Vince Smith Hair Experience: For the second year, Vince Smith Hair Experience at 300 Rector Place is throwing a Halloween party and photo shoot to benefit Save the Children. On Oct. 31, stop by the salon to get a professional portrait of yourself, your kids and your pets in costume for a $25 donation.

Last year, Vince Smith raised more than $1,000 to benefit three communities aided by Save the Children. "They do amazing work," he said. "They give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When disaster strikes they put children's needs first. They advocate for and achieve large-scale change for children. They save children's lives."
Come in costume and have your photo taken, or just stop by for some refreshments and make a donation. Place: 300 Rector Place. Time: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (212) 945-1590.


FARMERS' MARKET UPDATE: Tribeca Greenmarket and Fulton Stall Market
Pumpkins and squash for sale at the Tribeca Greenmarket. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Jay Ledoux, manager of the Tribeca Greenmarket on Greenwich Street just north of Chambers, writes to tell us what's on tap this week and in weeks to come.

"We haven't had the best weather the past few market days, but things are finally looking promising this Saturday, [Oct. 25]," he says. "We'll have free paints at the information tent to decorate pumpkins when you buy one from any of the farmers this Saturday. New items at the market on Saturday include carrots, shelling peas, kermit eggplant and romanesco."

Ledoux says that next Saturday, Nov. 1, Tribeca shoppers can bring their precarved jack o'lanterns to the market for a pumpkin-carving contest. Farmers and shoppers will vote on the best pumpkin and the winner will get a prize. The judging will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

On Nov. 8, representatives of the Battery Park Library will read farm-themed stories at 10 a.m. "We'll have free Greenmarket snacks and activities for kids," says Ledoux.

The Tribeca Greenmarket is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are more vendors on Saturdays than on Wednesdays. Although the official closing time is 3 p.m., it's best to get to the market no later than 2 p.m. because some of the vendors begin to pack up at that time.

For more information about Lower Manhattan Greenmarkets, click here.

On Oct. 1, the Fulton Stall Market reopened in a new, indoor location at 207 Front St., with an extension into Cannon's Walk. The market had previously been located in outdoor stalls on the east side of the Fulton Market Building, but had closed in September 2013 after a summer of poor sales.

The Fulton Stall Market is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Most of the food vendors are selling prepared food. They include Captain's Neck & Co. (all-natural beverages), Creperie La Boheme, (sweet and savory crepes), Granola Lab (Brooklyn-based all-natural granola), Mami Tere (dulce de leche), Pie Country (custom pies), Pizzevia (wood-fired pizza) and Sorbabes (premium frozen desserts). In addition, Bambino's Ravioli is selling handcrafted pasta and Bugged Out has clothing and totes.

On Oct. 25, the Fulton Stall Market will have a special outdoor pop-up market on Fulton Street during the South Street Seaport's CiderfeAst. In addition to the regular Fulton Stall Market vendors, there will be all-natural syrups from P&H Soda Co., hot sauces from High River Sauces, jams from Anarchy in a Jar, seafood offerings from American Seafood, ciders from Hudson Valley Cider and Stoneridge Cider.

At CiderfeAst, guests can drink unlimited pours of over 30 ciders, including the "shooting" Astorias cask of Rowan Imports, alongside offerings from east and west cideries including Farnum Hill, Red Byrd, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider and Wandering Aengus. CiderfeAst will kick-off the fourth annual Cider Week NYC and include folk music throughout the day and food options from Fleisher's Meats and Jimmys No. 43. The event will take place rain or shine on the corner of Fulton and Front Streets, and will be split into two sessions - from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $45 plus a $3.47 processing fee. For more information and tickets, click here.


The interior of the National Museum of the American Indian, where Community Board 1 will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 28. The building was designed by Cass Gilbert for use as a U.S. customs house and opened in 1907.  (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Oct. 28: Public hearing for Community Board 1's capital and expense budget priorities for FY2016: A public hearing on Oct. 28 provides an opportunity for members of the Lower Manhattan community to let Community Board 1 know what their budget priorities are for the district. The board will finalize its priorities during the business session of the meeting following the hearing. Anyone in the community may attend and speak. This is a link to the budget priorities for FY 2015. For more information call (212) 442-5050 or email Place: National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, Diker Pavilion, 1st floor. Time: 6 p.m.

Oct. 28: CB1 Monthly Meeting - 6 p.m.
Location:         The National Museum of the American Indian
                        1 Bowling Green
                        Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures, 1st floor
A tour of the National Museum of the American Indian will be conducted at 5:15 p.m. prior to the meeting. Please arrive at the ground floor at 5:15 p.m. to attend and RSVP to
Important: Use the NMAI staff entrance at street level on Bowling Green and closer to State Street which is adjacent to Battery Park. The staff entrance is to the right of the main staircase when facing the building. Please be aware that there is a short security screening process and you might be asked for picture ID.


I. Public Hearing
    Community Board 1 Capital and Expense Budget Requests for FY 2016

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

III. Business Session
A) Adoption of September 2014 minutes
B) Chairperson's Report - C. McVay Hughes
C) District Manager's Report - N. Pfefferblit
D) Treasurer's Report - J. Kopel

IV. Welcome
  John Haworth, Senior Executive, National Museum of the American Indian in New York
  Dorothy Dougherty, Programs Director, National Archives at New York City

V. Committee Reports
A) Executive Committee  - C. McVay Hughes
1) Capital and Expense Budget Requests for FY 2016 - Resolution
2) City Council hearing re: Int. 378, A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing greenhouse gases by eighty percent by two thousand fifty - Resolution
3) Review of January-June 2015 calendar dates - Report
4) Overview of total district population by neighborhood - Report

B) Planning Committee -  J. Galloway
1) Rent Protection Laws - Resolution
2) 346 Broadway/108 Leonard St. - Resolution
3) Lower Manhattan Resiliency Initiatives - Report
4) NY Rising Resiliency Initiatives in Lower Manhattan - Report
5) Con Edison Infrastructure Resiliency - Report
6) 456-460 Washington St., 421-a application for Preliminary Certificate of Eligibility - Report

C) Landmarks Committee - R. Byrom
1) Bogardus Plaza, application for design approval - Resolution
2) 346 Broadway/108 Leonard St., application for rooftop penthouses, mechanical equipment, alterations to designated interior spaces and restoration of marble facades - Resolution
3) Governors Island Building 109, application for demolition of structurally unsound building - Resolution
4) 195 Broadway, application for installation of ADA-compliant ramp on Dey Street - Resolution
5) 211 West Broadway, application for new entrance platform and repairs to existing platform - Resolution

D) Tribeca Committee - P. Braus
1) Schematic Geometric and Landscape Design for NYC Department of Design and Construction, Bogardus Plaza Project HWPLZ012M - Resolution
2) 67 Murray St., application for liquor license for Kinjo Inc. d/b/a Gunbae - Resolution
3) 56 Reade St., application for restaurant liquor license for Grazin' Tribeca LLC - Resolution
4) 33 Leonard St., application for renewal of sidewalk café license for TK Rest. Corp. - Resolution
5) 329 Greenwich St., application for sidewalk cafe license for 329 Greenwich Street, LLC d/b/a Telepan Local - Resolution
6) Application for newsstand at S/E/C Canal & Watts Streets - Resolution

E) Financial District Committee - R. Sheffe
1) 14 Wall St., application for Board of Standards and Appeals special permit for a physical culture establishment - Resolution
2) 88 Broad St., application for a liquor license for OBBM LLC - Resolution
3) 41 John St., reconsideration of application for a wine and beer license for Chopping Block - Resolution
4) Route 9A - Resolution
5) South Ferry Subway Station - Report
6) Fulton Center - Report
7) 20 Exchange Place update by Joseph Alexander, Project Manager, DTH Capital - Report

F) Youth & Education Committee - T. Joyce
1) The Proposed Re-siting of The Peck Slip School to a New Building - Resolution
2) Field time allocated at Murry Bergtraum Lower East Side field - Report
3) South Street Seaport Museum Education Programs - Report
4) Peck Slip, Tweed classroom divisions - Report
5) Fall 2014 school registers - Report

G) Battery Park City Committee - A. Notaro
1) Two World Financial Center, application for liquor license for The Institute of Culinary Education Inc. (relocation) - Resolution
2) Inflatable Storm Barriers - Report
3) The North Cove Marina - Report
4) Battery Park City Authority - Report

H) Seaport/Civic Center Committee - J. Fratta
1) Peck Slip Park - Resolution
2) 21 Ann St., application for change in method of operation of a restaurant liquor license for Tre Monelli LLC - Resolution
3) 33 Peck Slip, application for a hotel liquor license for 33 Peck Slip Acquisition LLC d/b/a The Jade Hotel Seaport - Resolution
4) 19 Fulton St., application for a new restaurant liquor license for B and T Fulton LLC d/b/a Ambrose Beer Garden - Resolution
5) 18 Fulton St., application for a new restaurant liquor license for Superspace LLC d/b/a Ambrose Hall - Resolution
6) New York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital - Report
7) Catch & Release, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 - Report

I) Quality of Life Committee - P. Moore
1) Drones in Lower Manhattan - Report
2) Reducing the use of carryout bags - Report
3) Construction Update - Report
4) Holland Tunnel-area traffic noise - Report

J) Street Fair Task Force - J. Fratta
1) Sponsorship of Street Fairs for Fundraising by CB 1 in 2015 - Resolution
2) 2014 Community Board 1 street fairs - Report

VI. Old Business
VII. New Business
VIII. Adjournment

CALENDAR: Week of Oct. 20
A British map showing what is now Lower Manhattan as it looked in 1776. It is on display at the Fraunces Tavern Museum in an exhibit called "Defining Lines."
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)


Oct. 25: "Artist as Witness: 9/11 Responders Watercolors" by Aggie Kenny at the New York City Police Museum. This will be the Police Museum's last exhibit at its current location. The museum will close on Oct. 25. Place: 45 Wall St. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $5; children, free. For more information, click here.


Oct. 25: Peter Cincotti, singer-songwriter-pianist and native New Yorker, began playing piano at the age of three.  By the age of 18 he was being called "one of the most promising singer-pianists of the next generation" by the New York Times. In 2003, Peter's debut album was No. 1 on the Billboard jazz charts. Hailed as "the rebirth of cool" by Elle magazine, Peter explores musical styles that blend pop, rock, blues and jazz, infusing each new song he writes with originality and startling energy. Place: Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $45. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.  


Oct. 25 Architectural historian Matthew Postal will lead a walking tour that starts in City Hall Park and heads north to New York City's largest concentration of Civil War-era buildings. This once leading retail corridor is populated with ornate Italianate-style structures of masonry and cast iron that housed the era's fashionable shops and large commercial establishments. Passing into the Tribeca and SoHo Historic Districts, Postal will point out Manhattan's earliest department store, photographer Mathew Brady's portrait studio, and the 1857 E.V. Haughwout & Company Store Building, a splendid cast iron edifice that was once frequented by First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. The group will meet at the south entrance to City Hall Park, where Park Row meets Barclay Street. Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets: $25; $20 (students and seniors). For more information or to buy tickets, click here 

Oct. 26: At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, author Charlotte Bonelli in conversation with historian Susan Zuccotti (Père Marie-Benoît and Jewish Rescue) talks about her book, "Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family From Nazi Germany. Just after Kristallnacht, Luzie Hatch, a German Jew, fled Berlin and settled in New York. Becoming an advocate for the family she left behind, Hatch helped rescue dozens of her relatives from Vichy internment camps and other dire situations. Place: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. Time: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15; $12 (museum members). For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Through Oct. 31: Artist and photographer Elisa Decker has an exhibit of photographs entitled "Hudson River Park from My Perch" in the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Decker took the photographs from her Westbeth apartment, recording the transformation of the landscape through weather and seasonal changes. Place: 1 Centre St., 19th floor (bring photo ID to enter the building). Time: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. For more information, click here.

Wednesdays through Nov. 20: Every Wednesday through Nov. 20, food vendors from Hudson Eats at 200 Vesey St. in Brookfield Place will offer free food and wine pairings in collaboration with Vintry Fine Wines, a store in Battery Park City's Goldman Sachs Alley. The kick-off on Oct. 23 featured wine and cheese, with the food coming from Skinny Pizza and Black Seed Bagels. Subsequent events will offer charcuterie and wine (from Mighty Quinn's and Umami Burger on Oct. 30), chocolate and wine (from Olive's and Sprinkles Cupcakes on Nov. 6), seafood and wine (from Dig Inn, Tartinery and Blue Ribbon Sushi on Nov. 13) and spice and wine (from Dos Toros, Chopt and Num Pang on Nov. 20). Registration is required. To register, click here. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free.

Weekends through Nov. 2: Art in the Park at Tompkinsville Park on Staten Island is a free ferry ride across New York harbor from Lower Manhattan, and a short walk from the ferry. Food, music and local artists. Oct. 25, Oct. 26, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Tompkinsville Park, click here.  
Ongoing: "A Town Known as Auschwitz" is an exhibit of photographs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage tracing the history of a town called "Oswiecim" in what is now Poland, where Jews and non-Jews lived side by side for centuries. When German forces occupied the town in September 1939, they renamed it "Auschwitz" and established a concentration and death camp there. More than 1 million people died at Auschwitz, including 90 percent of the town's Jews. The museum is at 36 Battery Place. For information the exhibit, click here. For information on the museum's hours and admission fees, click here.
Ongoing: Poets House in Battery Park City presents "A Painter and His Poets," the first major retrospective show of George Schneeman's collaborative paintings, collages, prints, and books, with portraits of his poet friends, spanning 40 years. "A sort of utopia in the visual field filled with pleasure, quickness and wit" is how Schneeman himself described his collaborative work with poets. Exhibition on view through Saturday, Nov. 15, during regular Poets House hours. Place: 10 River Terrace. Free. For information about Poets House, click here.

Ongoing: The South Street Seaport Museum's lightship Ambrose and its barque Peking welcome visitors Wednesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Pier 16 (on the East River at Fulton Street). The Ambrose, launched in 1908,  once guided large ships through the Ambrose Channel into New York harbor. Peking was launched in Hamburg, Germany in 1911, one of the last commercial sailing ships ever built. She was used to carry goods from Europe to South America and to return to Europe with nitrate. The museum's Visitors Services associates explain all of the fascinating details of the ships and their relevance to the history of New York as a port city. Cost: $12 (adults); $8 (students, 12-24 and seniors); $5 (children 2-11); under 2, free. To buy tickets, click here.

Ongoing: "Defining Lines: Maps from the 1700s and early 1800s" at the Fraunces Tavern
Museum. Twenty-seven maps provide a perspective on the evolving nation's place in history. A map from 1804, never before exhibited, shows the U.S. postal routes. Place: 54 Pearl St. Time: Noon to 5 p.m., daily. Admission fees: $7; $4 (seniors, students with ID, children, 6 to 8 years old. Children, 5 and under, free. Active military with ID, free. For more information, click here.
Ongoing: The National Museum of the American Indian is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission. It offers free films, docent-led tours of its exhibitions and tours of its premises, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, designed by Cass Gilbert. The building, which was completed in 1907, is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One Bowling Green. Phone: (212) 514-3700. For the museum's calendar, click here.

Ongoing: "Give Me Liberty," a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Sylvanus Shaw, is at the Fraunces Tavern Museum. In this site-specific exhibition, Shaw utilizes images from the Museum's permanent collection, invoking imagery of early American statehood in media ranging from oil on panel to collaged holograms, security envelopes, and other mediums.
Through March 16, 2015. Place: Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Admission: $7; $4 (seniors, students, children 6-8); free (children under 5 and active duty military). For more information, click here

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