Business Affairs & Licensing

The Business Affairs and Licensing Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please check the calendar page each month for the location of the meeting and tentative agenda

The City has created a restaurant & bar reopening toolkit that contains information on the rules, regulations, and best practices for reopening.

The Business Affairs and Licensing Committee reviews applications for the various types of liquor licenses granted by the New York State Liquor Authority, including requests for transfers and alterations. The committee also ensures that licensed establishments in Manhattan Community District 6 operate according to what was presented to the Board and the community. 

Additionally, the committee reviews applications for unenclosed sidewalk cafes and Street Activity permits for street fairs and block parties. 

The committee also spearheads discussion on economic development, consumer protection issues, and helps mediate community concerns with businesses.

Committee Members

Claire Brennan, Chair
Anton Mallner, Vice Chair
Michael Devereaux
Jeanne Donofrio
Paige Judge
John Keller
Kevin O’Keefe
Seema Shah
Susan Steinberg

Minutes and presentations from this committee and all CB6 meetings can be found by clicking the button below.

Resolutions that emerged from this committee are not currently on the database of CB6 resolutions. If you need a resolution that emerged from this committee, please email BASA@cbsix.org.

Open Streets and Restaurants

CB6 is pleased that during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City has launched its Open Streets and Open Restaurants plans. We’ve compiled information about Open Streets in our Community District and Open Restaurants.

New Startup Creates Commission Free Platform to Help Local-Businesses

CB6 was informed of a new startup called Spread (read more on Eater here or on Business Insider here) that built a commission-free version of Grubhub/Uber Eats/DoorDash/etc.

Committee Chair
Claire Brennan
Committee Meetings
Next Meeting: August 25, 2022
Staff Liaison
Alexandra Crawford
Click above for the committee’s procedures and guidelines
Click above to find the notice for an upcoming Licensing Committee meeting appearance