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Public Safety & Quality of Life

1164-1170 Broadway/12 West 28th Street, 1170 Broadway Associates, LLC – Nomad Hotel Hotel Liquor License (including on-premises restaurant and rooftop amenity/lounge).

WHEREAS, The applicant, 1170 Broadway Associates, a/k/a Nomad Hotel, has notified Community Board Five of their intent to apply for a hotel liquor license to include a ground floor restaurant and bar as well as a rooftop amenity/lounge for the premises located at 1164-1170 Broadway/12 West 28th Street (presently in pre-construction – anticipated completion date in 2010); and

WHEREAS, This new hotel will:

WHEREAS, The ground floor level, will have:

WHEREAS, The second floor of the premises will have:

WHEREAS, The 13th floor of the premises will have:

WHEREAS, This area is zoned for light manufacturing and there are no residential buildings adjacent to or nearby (the closest is three buildings and one street away); and

WHEREAS, The hours of operation are until 4 a.m., when desired, and are in compliance with CB5's Rooftop Guidelines re hours of operation extended due to proximity to residents; and

WHEREAS, Roof access will have cameras and security that will operate until closing; and

WHEREAS, There will be no amplified sound, i.e., the sound system at the premises shall be designed specifically to limit the radiation of sound to the surrounding neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, The applicant shall not permit any third party sound systems to emit decibels in excess to the property's sound system; and

WHEREAS, There will be no request for a sidewalk café or a cabaret license; and

WHEREAS, Three residents in attendance at the committee meeting voiced their approval of this operation and welcomed the addition to their neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, There was no opposition voiced by the public at the committee meeting; and

WHEREAS, the applicant, his operator partner, and architect will meet and continue to meet with CB5's Public Safety/Quality of Life Committee to address all concerns regarding the rooftop operation; and

WHEREAS, The applicant offered to met with neighbors and CB5 on a regular basis if requested and also offered to provide a 24-hour hotline to a live manager or security director to immediately address any complaints from the community; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to adhere to all of the above in the form of a signed affidavit and to incorporate these conditions into the liquor license application method of operation and will submit to CB5 a copy of the final application to the State Liquor Authority; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends disapproval of the hotel liquor license and rooftop event space, bar and lounge for 1170 Broadway Associates, LLC – a/k/a Nomad Hotel, located at 1164-1170 Broadway/12 West 28th Street unless the above and attached conditions in the form of an affidavit are adhered to and are incorporated into the method of operation of the State Liquor Authority application.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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