Community Board 2 (CB2) will hold three committee meetings next week, as described below. All three meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm.

All committee meetings of Community Board 2 begin with the approval of the agenda and introduction of the committee officers. The meetings include the approval of the previous month’s meeting minutes, a chairperson’s report, other business and a community forum during which the public may speak.

Executive Committee Meeting

6:00 pm, Monday, March 25, 2019; CB2 District Office, 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor (across from Metrotech)

The exec’ committee will vote on (“For Executive Committee Action”) or refer to the full board (“For Board Action”) the items listed below, which were previously considered by the committees as indicated.

Committees for Action

Health, Environment and Social Services

Liquor License Applications
For Executive Committee Action
For Recommendation to the New York State Liquor Authority

New On-Premises (full)
—     531 Myrtle Avenue; Entity to be Determined
—     372 Fulton Street; Gage and Tollner
—     66 Rockwell Place; Rockwell 77, LLC
—     222 Greene Avenue; Tarachi NYC, LLC
—     1 Water Street B on the Pier; Entity to be Determined
—     1 Water Street C; Fireboat, LLC

Read, “Brooklyn Bridge Park Selects Concessions for Historic Fireboat Station”


Image of the Governor Afred E. Smith docked at FDNY Marine 1, Brooklyn Navy Yard, courtesy of Grand Banks, an affiliate of Fireboat LLC. The fireboat will operate as a seasonal restaurant near the historic fireboat station at Fulton Ferry Landing.


On Premises Alteration
—     77 Sands Street; Randolph Beer

New Restaurant or Tavern Wine
—     41 Flatbush Avenue; Coffee Project NY
—     176 Smith Street; Pure Zest

On-Premises (full) Renewal
—     293 Grand Avenue; Mekelburg’s
—     75 Montague Street; Heights Casino
—     134 Nevins Street; Taiki
—     184 DeKalb Avenue; Ms. Ada
—     56 Willoughby Street; Dining Room
—     79-81 Hoyt Street; Bijan’s
—     84 Montague Street; Heights Café
—     35 Lafayette Avenue; La Caye
—     50 Henry Street; Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar
—     46 Henry Street; Asya Restaurant

Restaurant Wine Renewal
—     266 Carlton Avenue; Smooch
—     781 Fulton Street; Hungry Ghost
—     10 Clermont Avenue; Oaxaca
—     92 Clark Street; Iron Chef House

Land Use

Board of Standards and Appeals Applications
For Board Action
For Recommendation to the Board of Standards and Appeals

º     2019-13-A and 2019-14-BZY — 11-31 Ryerson Street (nominally 29 Ryerson Street) — Application is to reinstate all permits approved prior to the adoption of a new special permit for new hotels in light manufacturing (M1) districts.
º     2019-29-BZ — 30 Clinton Avenue — Application is for a special permit to allow a Use Group 3 school in an M1-2 district.
Read, “Charter School Planned For Clinton Avenue To Face Hearing,” on Patch

30clinton rendering

Image of proposed International Charter School, 30 Clinton Avenue, courtesy of Barone Management


Landmarks Preservation Commission Certificate of Appropriateness Applications
For Executive Committee Action
For Recommendation to the Landmarks Preservation Commission

º     1 Water Street (Pier 1) — Fulton Ferry Historic District — Application is to construct (adjacent to an existing one-story shed) a pavilion with a rooftop deck with planting beds that will be open or enclosed seasonally and accessible by staff only by a stair on the north side of the proposed structure.
º     14 Old Fulton Street — Fulton Ferry Historic District — Application is to install a modified shipping container, to be used for retail food sales, near the western property line of the paved front yard.
º     111 Hicks Street — Brooklyn Heights Historic District — Application is to construct a rooftop addition, enlarge the existing bulkhead and vent stacks, and install railings.
º     372 Fulton Street — Interior Landmark, the former Gage & Tollner Restaurant — Application is to enlarge a non-historic, LPC approved (CNE 96-0843) front bar; install new, freestanding booth seating and bar area tables; and create new painted signage on the front window. Applicant states that the remainder of the proposed interior and exterior restoration will be approved at staff level.
Read, “Gage & Tollner to reopen in original Downtown Brooklyn location,” on the Brooklyn Daily Eagle website

Parks and Recreation

Renovation of Cadman Plaza Park Comfort Station, Tillary Street and Cadman Plaza East
For Board Action
For Recommendation to the Public Design Commission

Transportation and Public Safety

Applications for New Unenclosed Sidewalk Cafés
For Executive Committee (Sweetgreen) and Board (Amy’s Bread) Action
For Recommendation to the Department of Cultural Affairs

º     127 Court Street — Sweetgreen New York LLC dba Sweetgreen — 11 Tables and 22 Seats
º     311 Henry Street — Amy Scherber, Inc. dba Amy’s Bread — 10 Tables and 20 Seats

Committees to Report

The economic development and youth committees will report on their meetings since the February 25, 2019 exec’ committee meeting.

Youth, Education and Cultural Affairs
Committee Meeting

6:00 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019; St. Francis College, Room 3203, 180 Remsen Street (Clinton and Court streets)

Although unconfirmed, Julia R. Foster, a community liaison with the Department of Education, has been invited to speak about new adult and continuing education initiatives.
Learn more about educational opportunities for adults 21 and older

Tiffany McKelvy LMSW will speak on the topic, “Making Positive Change in Communities Ravaged by Gun Violence and Gang Activity.” Ms. McKelvy is a clinical concentration specialist with Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes Inc., perhaps better known as G.-M.A.C.C.
Read more about G.-M.A.C.C.

Finance and Personnel Committee

6:00 pm, Monday, March 28, 2019; CB2 District Office, 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor (across from Metrotech)

The committee will review and approve the Fiscal Year 2020 agency budget. It will also receive updates on the Friends of Brooklyn Community Board 2, Inc. and on the creation of an employee manual.

Weekly Look-Ahead

Community Board 2 will hold two monthly committee meetings at 6:00 pm during the following week, as indicated below. Agendas will follow.

Economic Development and Employment Committee meeting

6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 2, 2019; St. Francis College, room to be determined, 180 Remsen Street (Clinton and Court streets)

Health, Environment and Social Services Committee meeting

6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2019; Brooklyn Hospital, Dining Room A, 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street

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