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Human Services & Youth

Saturday, January 12th, 2008, at 6:00pm
Board Office, 450 7th Ave., Suite 2109, between 34th and 35th Street.

Susan Baida chairing.

Agenda:

  • East Side Alliance presentation of Public Safety issues (see below for explanation)
    Some of these issues were as follows:
- Trash around the parks and neighborhoods. - Congregation of drug treatment patients and drug activity in the area - Homeless people sleeping in park benches and surrounding area. - Dim nighttime illumination in the area - Bus idling - Pedestrians fear after dark in the area.
  • Update of meeting with NYC Department of Youth & Community Development
  • School Capacity update & next steps.

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Landmarks

Saturday, January 12th, 2008, at 6:00pm
Parsons School of Design, 560 Seventh Avenue and 40th Street, basement level

Howard Mendes chairing.

Agenda:

  • 703 Fifth Avenue, application to install storefront infill.
  • 1186 Broadway, Breslin Hotel, application to demolish non-historic storefront infill, restore W29th Street entrance and stone surrounding, install new infill and marquee at W 29th Street and Broadway entrance, install new lighting and signage and new mechanical equipment on the roof, establish a masterplan for new storefront infill on Broadway and W 29th Street facades.
  •  46  West 55th Street and 41 West 54th Street – Proposed designation

 

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Parks

Sunday, January 13th, 2008, at 6:00pm
Madison Club, 5 East 22nd Street and Broadway, 30th floor

Maxine Teitler chairing.

Agenda:

  • Madison Square Park Conservancy 2008 events:
    • Spring Plant Market – 05/09 – 05/10/2008
    • Outdoor Reception – 05/12/2008
    • Spring Kids Fest – 05/31/2008
    • Madison Sq. Reads – Thursdays 06/12 – 08/07/2008
    • Madison Sq. Kids – Tuesdays/Thursdays 06/03 – 06/21/2008
    • Celebrate flatiron Chefs – 07/15/2008
    • Madison Sq. Music – Wednesdays 06/18 – 08/06/2008
    • Madison Sq. Studio – Saturdays 09/13 – 10/04/2008
    • Fall Plant Market – 10/02 – 10/03/2008
    • Fall Kids Fest – 10/18/2008

     

  • Young Entrepreneurs Futures, application to hold a Fashion Show, in Bryant Park on 09/22 – 09/26/08 and 09/29 – 10/3/08
  • Vanna Bella & Milan Hemmingway, application for a Fashion Show in Bryant Park on 4/26/2008
  • International Book & Flower Day, application to hold a Cultural Gathering in Bryant Park on 4/23/08
  • Persian Iranian Parade Foundation Inc., application to hold a celebration in Madison Square Park on Sunday, March 30.
  • American Kennel Club, application for public education in Madison Square Park on Saturday, September 20.
  • NYC Parks, Union Square Street Sessions event, application for pro-snowboarding event in Union Square Park on Thursday, February 7.
  • NY Persian Parade, application to hold a picnic in Madison Square Park on Sunday, March 30.
  • The Satyagraha Forum, application to hold a demonstration in Union Square Park on Sunday, April 6.
  • Fame Events, application to hold a high school music concert in Union Square Park on Saturday, April 26.
  • Lee Floersch, application to hold a festival in Union Square Park on Sunday, June 29.
  • American Friends Service Committee, application to hold a candlelight vigil  in Union Square Park on Sunday, January 27.
  • Hanger Network, application to hold a Earth Day awareness event in Bryant Park on Tuesday, April 22.

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Transportation/Environment

Sunday, January 13th, 2008, at 6:00pm
Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID, 27 West 24th Street, Suite 800B

Kevin Finnergan chairing.

Agenda:

  • 9 West 31 Street, Request to extend their No Standing Sign approximately 3/4 from their frontage.
  • Request Restricted Parking for Street Cleaning on the north side of West 26 Street between Seventh & Eighth Avenues.

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Land Use & Zoning

Monday, January 14th, 2008, at 6:00pm
Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID, 27 West 24th Street, Suite 800B

John Mills chairing.

Agenda:

  • ULURP # 080042ZSM, 14-20 West 40th Street, Knox Building, application for Special Permit, pursuant to Section 74-711 for modifications to height and setback, split lot provisions, pedestrian circulation space, and street wall continuity requirements for the development of a new 32-story hotel and residential building on West 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
  • ULURP # C070577 ZSM, 31-37 West 56th Street, The Centurion, application submitted by MCP SO Strategic 56, LP pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Sections 13-562 and 74-52 of the ZR to allow an attended public parking garage with a maximum capacity of 76 spaces on portions of the ground floor, cellar and subcellar of a proposed mixed use development.

Discussion item:

  • New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, proposal to amend the Zoning Resolution regarding six bulk modifications and a clarification:

    • Coverage on small corner lots for Quality Housing buildings
    • Density for undersized lots to be determined by underlying zoning
    • Dormers in rear setback areas for Quality Housing buildings
    • Adjustments to maximum base heights for Quality Housing building
    • Permitting obstructions to height and setback regulations
    • Waiver of side yards in R3-1, R3-2, R4 and R5 non-contextual districts by BSA special permit
    • The amendments also include clarification of the applicability of residential tower regulations in certain commercial districts.
 

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Canceled:
Public Safety & Quality of Life

Saturday, January 19th, 2008, at 6:00pm
Fashion Center BID, 209 West 38th Street, 2nd floor, conference room

Vikki Barbero chairing.

Agenda:

  • Meeting Cancelled

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Consents & Variances

Monday, January 21st, 2008, at 6:00pm

Layla Law-Gisiko chairing.

Location Change:  Madison Green Building, 5 East 22nd Street, 30th floor (Madison Club)

Agenda:

2008 Street Activity Permit Applications:

  • Epoch Times, on 40 Street, between Fifth and Seventh Avenues, on Saturday, July 12th, 2008.
  • Epoch Timesand NTDTV, on Sixth Avenue, between 42nd Street and 50th Street, on Saturday, October 18th, 2008.
  • Dance Manhattan, on 19th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, on Saturday, May 17th, 2008.

Discussion:

  • Review CB5 Street Activity Permit Policies.

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Joint C&V and Parks

Monday, January 21st, 2008, at 6:00pm

Layla Law-Gisiko and Maxine Teitler co-chairing.

Location Change:  Madison Green Building, 5 East 22nd Street, 30th floor (Madison Club)

Agenda:

  • Philippine Independence Day Council Inc., application to hold a Street Festival on Madison Avenue, between 23rd and 26th Streets, on Sunday June 1, 2008
  • Federation of Indian Associations, application to hold a Street Festival on Madison Avenue, between 23rd and 27th Streets on Sunday,  August 17, 2008.
  • Sikh Cultural Society, application to hold a Street Festival on Madison Avenue, between 23rd and 26th Streets on Saturday, April 26, 2008.

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Full Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008, at 6:00pm
F.I.T., 227 West 27th Street at 8th Avenue, Building "A", 8th Floor

Public Session:

  • Members of the public are encouraged to speak at either the Committee meeting of the Public Hearing session of the monthly Board meeting

Business Session:

  • Chair's Report (David Siesko)
  • District Manager's Report (Wally Rubin)
  • Adoption of December 2007 Minutes

Committee Reports :

Old Business/New Business:

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Executive Committee

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008, at 7:00pm
Board Office, 450 7th Avenue, Suite 2109, between 34th and 35th Street

David Siesko chairing.

Agenda:

  • To Be Announced

 

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