As Manhattan's central business district, Community Board Five has a high concentration of licensed establishments, ranging from restaurants, to bars, hotels and clubs. Each month, the board receives dozens of liquor license applications to review. The State Licenses & Permits (SLAP) committee plays a vital role in reviewing these applications and making recommendations to the State Liquor Authority (SLA). It ensures that new and existing establishments fit into the fabric of the neighborhood and maintain positive relationships with the community.
A growing residential population in the district has made it more necessary to negotiate agreements that prevent ill will between residents and operators. In recent years, the committee has worked to establish a Restricted Licensing Area from 19th Street to 21st Street in Flatiron to curb problematic activity, to form a comprehensive policy related to rooftops and other outdoor space and to help shutter bad actors. The committee has also secured countless agreements with operators that have been incorporated into the licenses issued by the SLA. The committee regularly fields complaints related to licensed establishments and works to resolve the issues.
You can find a record of CB5's virtual State Licenses & Permits Committee meetings on Youtube.
You can find CB5's Policy on Public Notification here.
You can find a record of CB5's dispositions on liquor licenses by month here.
Florisun LLC dba “Dazed”, 33 Union Square West (Between 16th and 17th Streets), New York, NY, application for a Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) Cannabis license.
Report of the Cannabis Task Force and Adoption of Guidelines for the Review of Cannabis-Related Applications.
CB5 Comments to Chapter II of Subtitle B of Title 9 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, regarding Adult Use Cannabis.
Mission Ceviche NoMad LLC, d.b.a. “Mission Ceviche”, 5-7 East 17th Street (Between 5th Avenue and Broadway), New York, NY, application for a new on-premises liquor license
PRYM 1216 Basement LLC, dba “Jewel Thief”, 1214-1216 Broadway (Between 29th and 30th Streets), New York, NY, application for change in method of operation