WEDNESDAY: BURGER JOINT AND HOTEL SEEK LIQUOR LICENSES, AS OTHERS WANT SIDEWALK CAFES

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Bareburger at 795 Columbus Avenue.

Bareburger in Columbus Square and a bar at the NYLO hotel on 77th street will go before the community board on Wednesday night to try to get approved for liquor licenses. And several other restaurants and cafes are hoping to win approval to open sidewalk cafes. Most of the sidewalk cafe applications, aside from Senn Thai, are for renewals.

The meeting takes place at 250 West 87th street at 7 p.m. The agenda is below:

Business & Consumer Issues Committee, Michele Parker and George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero,
Co-Chairpersons
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 PM

Applications to the SLA for two-year liquor licenses:
1.    2170-2178 Broadway (West 77th Street) NY Broadway Hotel Owner LLC, d/b/a NYLO New York City/LOCL Bar.
2.    795 Columbus Avenue (West 99th Street) Columbia Village LLC, d/b/a Bareburger.
Unenclosed Sidewalk Café Renewals:
3.    61 Columbus Avenue (West 62nd Street.) Renewal application #1190070-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by West 62 Operating, LLC d/b/a Rosa Mexicana, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 26 tables and 50 seats.
4.    249 Columbus Avenue (West 71st -72nd Streets.) Renewal application #1103658-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by CMR, Corp., d/b/a Ella NYC, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 8 tables and 19 seats.
5.    316 Columbus Avenue (West 75th Street.) Renewal application #1395732-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Pappardella Rest. Corp, d/b/a Pappardella, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk cafe with 10 tables and 20 seats.
6.    2315 Broadway (West 84th Street.) Renewal application #13414020-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Donizetti LLC, d/b/a Five Napkin Burger, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 12 tables and 34 seats.
7.    517 Columbus Avenue (West 85th Street.) Renewal application #0812902-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Re Spec Corp., d/b/a Jackson Hole, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 25 tables and 48 seats.
8.    584 Amsterdam Avenue (West 88th – 89th Streets.) Renewal application #1247422-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by T.B. 584 Amsterdam Rest. Corp., d/b/a Bodrum, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 12 tables and 24 seats.
9.    668 Amsterdam Avenue (West 92nd – 93rd Street.) Renewal application #1139454-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Talias Restaurant Group, LLC, d/b/a Talias Steakhouse & Bar, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 9 tables and 36 seats.
10.  732 Amsterdam Avenue (West 96th Street.) Renewal application #1138270-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Le-Se Amsterdam 732 Restaurant, Inc., d/b/a Dive Bar, for a four-year consent to operate an enclosed sidewalk café with 7 tables and 17 seats.

New Unenclosed Sidewalk Café:
11.    452 Amsterdam Avenue (West 82nd Street.) New application #457-2016-ASWC to the Department of Consumer Affairs by PB Wealth, Inc., d/b/a Senn Thai Comfort Food, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 4 tables and 8 seats.

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    1. Cato says:

      With the burgeoning trade in sidewalk cafes, can the pedestrians among us get a pedestrian lane, much like the bicycle riders are getting bicycle lanes?

      • lisa says:

        Could use a pedestrian “lane” on Amsterdam Avenue, 80-83rd Street – when the sidewalk tables/chairs are out, it is necessary to “wait on line” to walk on the sidewalk.

        • Margaret says:

          This comes up everywhere the sidewalks have been over-narrowed to accommodate drivers who are zipping out of the neighborhood. Think back to the CB meeting where a driver asked to keep Amsterdam over-engineered so they could drive away SIX seconds faster, or the paranoid fear that bicyclists can’t have one bike lane in case the city needs to be evacuated by car after a climate-related emergency, and you see what the tradeoffs are.

    2. Kenneth says:

      You will be able to use the bike lane that no one will be using.

    3. lynn says:

      @ Ken, best response that I’ve read in ages. 🙂

    4. John says:

      New permits “Unenclosed bike lane Café” city has more real-estate to lease

    5. Lucien says:

      I do not see the appeal of a sidewalk cafe on the UWS. The view is of Columbus, Broadway, or Amsterdam Ave with cars idling in traffic (because of the bike lanes). Yum! carbon monoxide with your gnocchi and Sauvignon Blanc anyone?

    6. Big Earl says:

      This is great! So many new sidewalk cafes for people to bring their dogs along while they eat. Studies have shown dogs would rather lie on a sidewalk and watch humans eat than play or walk in the park. Win-win all around.

    7. Margaret says:

      Great, you’ll get seated very quickly at the indoor tables in nice weather!! 🙂

    8. MJ says:

      Oh the horror! Let’s blame the stroller pushers next! What has the UWS come to???

    9. lisa says:

      Margaret,
      I grew up here and don’t recall Amsterdam sidewalks being narrowed but perhaps that was before my time…when do you remember this happening?
      Unfortunately, it is the ever increasing luxury development that generates so much vehicle traffic.
      For example, in the narrow streets in the Wall Street area, there was hardly any traffic as recently as 6 years ago. But due to the Bloomberg initiated land use policies, small buildings have been torn down and replaced by big luxury buildings and hotels. So now delivery vehicles, Uber etc throughout narrow streets of Nassau, William, Ann etc.

      • Margaret says:

        You’re right, I’m only guessing that the sidewalk was narrowed to increase space for motor traffic at the expense of pedestrians, because it gets so constricted there.

        There’s a famous set of before-and-after photos on Lexington Ave that show the effect over on the east side. Maybe other West Side Rag readers know when/if changes hit Amsterdam. I don’t know.

    10. OG Amy says:

      What “burgeoning trade”? With the exception of Senn Thai, all of the sidewalk cafe permit applications are for renewals of already existing sidewalk cafes.

    11. Mark says:

      I prefer courtyard seating to sidewalk cafès. It’s nice every once in a while when the place is perfect, but things did get a little carried away when whole blocks became cafeterias. Paris is one thing, but dessert next to rush hour traffic and truck deliveries isn’t exactly romantic.

    12. Gertrude says:

      They are dogs for heavens sake. We humans enjoy eating and our dogs would prefer to be with us than not. I love the UWS but there isn’t a grumpier place on earth

    13. MJ says:

      Your dog belongs on the outside of the cafe barriers. Your dog wants to be with you and vice versa, others do not want to be with your dog. And you never know when your dog could snap or bite, and you don’t want to be responsible for that. I say that as a dog owner.