New bars, clubs, restaurants, and establishments under new management are required to apply for a liquor or beer-and-wine license from the State Liquor Authority (SLA).
Part of the process is a hearing before Community Board 2's SLA Licensing Committee, which encourages applicants to meet with local residents. These meetings are the neighborhood's opportunity to weigh in on applicants' requests for early-morning closing hours. Other factors that can have an adverse affect on our quality of life: late-night music on rooftops or in gardens, "red ropes," multiple TVs, DJs, bottle service, and promoted events.
Our 6th precinct has assigned two dedicated Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) to each of its four sectors. Their mandate is to get to know residents and business owners while on patrol, attending community meetings, and visiting schools and houses of worship.
As adjuncts to the detective squads, NCOs can respond quickly to developing incidents. Jane Street straddles Sector D (west of Hudson) and Sector B (east of Hudson). Be sure to say hello!
Scaled-back plans for 85 Jane Street were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Committee (LPC) in October, 2016 and no longer include two 90-foot towers. Details
of the new proposal are here. Construction began in late 2017 and will take about two years.
CB2's monthly calendar of all committee meetings is updated on its website. The co-chairs of CB2's State Liquor Authority Committee are Robert Ely and Carter Booth. Applicants are encouraged to meet with neighbors before their hearing date. Contact us to join the mailing list of residents who meet with local restaurant/bar owners.