Licenses & Permits

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.


The Licenses & Permits Committee reviews applications for the following*:

*Applicants must adhere to the processes of the respective permit and/or license issuing agency. The community board will review your application and submit a recommendation to the appropriate agency. In order to properly vet your application, the community board requires applicants to abide by the following processes:

Liquor License Application Review Process

Upon receipt of notification of an application for a new, renewal, transfer, alteration or sidewalk cafe liquor license by the Community Board, applicants will be instructed to submit a completed Community Board 11 Liquor License Application Questionnaire which can be completed online by clicking the following link:
Community Board 11 Liquor License Application Questionnaire

All applicants are required to return the completed questionnaire to the Community Board at least seven (7) days before the Licenses & Permits Committee meeting. In addition to the following supporting documentation:

Petition of Support: 25+ signatures from residents within two-block radius of establishment

Public Notice: Image of posting with newspaper dated seven days before committee meeting

*Sidewalk Cafe Applications*  Please note all outside service ends at 11:00pm daily

Depending on your application status, your business may need to present to the Licenses & Permits Committee for a thorough review of your application.

The office must be informed of withdrawals at least two (2) days prior to the Licenses & Permits meeting.

Street Activity Permit Application Review Process

Applications and requirements differ for “Block Parties” and “Street Festivals” (multi-day or multi-block events). Applicants should carefully read the CB11 Street Activity Permits Guidelines and Requirements to understand the Board’s requirements for reviewing street activity permit applications.

The applicant is required to comply with these guidelines and must submit all the requested documents before their application is accepted, processed and voted on. All documents must be submitted to the Board Office, 1664 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10035. The documents together with the application will be reviewed by this office and then by the Licenses & Permits Committee, which will submit recommendations to our Full Board.

For more information on street activity permits and how to apply visit the Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) or contact Darlene Jackson at the Board Office (212-831-8929).

Newsstand License Application Review Process

As part of the newsstand license application process, the Community Board has sixty (60) days, upon receipt of notification from the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), to submit comments and/or recommendations on the application to DCA. Applicants are required to appear before the Licenses & Permits Committee which reviews newsstand license applications and will submit recommendations to our Full Board.

Applicants should carefully read the CB11 Newsstand License Application Review Procedures to understand the Board’s requirements for reviewing newsstand applications.

Livery Base Station License Application Review Process

As part of the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) Livery Base Station License Application Process, the Community Board will review and submit comments and/or recommendations on livery base station license applications to the TLC. Applicants are required to appear before the Licenses & Permits Committee which reviews livery base station license applications and will submit recommendations to our Full Board.

Applicants should carefully read the CB11 Livery Base Station License Application Review Procedures to understand the Board’s requirements for reviewing livery base station license applications.


Meeting Minutes

November 2017 DRAFT
October 2017
September 2017
June 7, 2017 
June 8, 2017 
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017 
February 2017
January 2017

December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016

December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015

The following board members serve on this committee:

Adem Brija (Chair)
Judith Febbraro (Vice Chair)

Carlos Diaz
Melanee Farrah
Amie Kiros-Petrucci
Edwin Marcial
Celia Ramirez
Ryan Sheffield
Jesse Yang

Darlene Jackson (staff liaison)