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Transportation/Environment

Monday, March 30th, 2009, at 6:00pm
McBurney YMCA, 125 West 14th Street.

Tom Miller, chair.

Agenda:

  • Presentation and discussion of Department of Transportation's "Green Light for Midtown," a pilot program to reduce traffic congestion in midtown through traffic changes on Broadway b/t 57th and 23rd and the creation of traffic-free public plazas on B'way in Times and Herald Squares
  • Discussion of a possible change in the route of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, bypassing Times Square
  • a review of the NoStanding/No Parking regulations along West 57th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Discussion of "The Biodiesel Act of 2007," requiring all heating oil sold in NYC to consist in part of a biodiesel blend, the percentage increasing over time.

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Housing, Human Services & Youth

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009, at 6:00pm
Board Office, 450 7th Ave., Suite 2109, between 34th and 35th Street.

Magda Aboulfadl and Robin Hatcher, co-chairs.

Agenda:

  • Discussion of the future of the Donnell Library

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Land Use & Zoning

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009, at 6:00pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W. 27th St.

Kevin Finnegan, chair.

Agenda:

  • 280 Park Avenue, Broadway 280 Park Fee LLC, application for a certification by City Planning to allow for four open air cafes "as permitted obstructions" within an existing plaza at this location.

  • Department of City Planning Inclusionary Housing Text Amendment - proposal to revise language to include, among other things, creating permanently affordable homeownership units (as opposed to solely rental units) in new and existing developments that offer affordable housing options under HPD guidelines  

  • Department of City Planning Public Plaza Design Standards Text Amendment - proposal to revise language of regulations governing privately owned public plazas, to include among other things, clarification of existing requirements for dimensions, seating, landscaping, signage, open air cafes and kiosks, and the approval process for design alterations

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Consents & Variances

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, at 6:00pm
Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership BID, 27 West 24 Street, Suite 800B

Layla Law-Gisiko, chair.

Agenda:

2009 Street Permit Applications -

  • The Sierra Club, application for a block party for Earth Awareness Day, on 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue on Saturday, April 25th.

Newstand Applications -

  • Application for a Newsstand at SWC 47th Street & 6th Avenue.

Street Renaming Request -

  • Request by Councilmember Rosie Mendez to rename 22nd Street, between Park Ave South and Lexington Avenue “RICHIE PEREZ WAY”.

 

Unenclosed Sidewalk Cafe Apps.-

  • 250 Park Avenue South, Thessabul LLC, d/b/a Barbounia Cafe, application for an unenclosed sidewalk cafe with 20 tables and 40 seats.

  • 768 Fifth Avenue, CPS Hospitality LLC, application for an unenclosed sidewalk cafe with 12 tables and 29 seats.

  • 39 East 19th Street, Copel 2007, Inc., application for an unenclosed sidewalk cafe with 6 tables and 13 seats.

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Parks

Monday, April 6th, 2009, at 6:00pm
Madison Club, 5 East 22nd Street and Broadway, 30th floor

Joe Hagelmann, chair.

Agenda:

  • Vaughn Forest Church - student choir concert in Union Square Park, June 8th, 11:30-2:30pm

  • Degree Deodorant - promotional sampling event and press announcement in Duffy Square, April 21st, 11-1pm

  • Holistic Health Fair - practitioners, yoga and Tai Chi demos, lectures, etc. in Union Square, May 5th, 11-7pm

  • AstraZeneca drug company "Us Against Athero Artery Explorer" - an 18-wheeler contains a "motion simulator," a health education tool to raise awareness of Atheroschlerosis, at Union Square, May 24th, 9-6pm

  • West Harlem Art Fund live public art installation in Union Square, May 31st, 10:30-11am

  • Pilates for Pink - Breast Cancer Research Foundation charity event in Union Square, Oct 4th, 10-5pm

  • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer - Fundraising Walk rest stop in Madison Square, Oct 11th, 8:30-11:30am

  • Passport to Taiwan - Cultural Festival in Union Square, May 24th, 12-5pm

  • The Hope Event involves a 5'X5' box into which participants submit their "hopes," Union Square, May 22, 12-5pm.

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Landmarks

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, at 6:00pm
First Alliance Church, 127 West 26th St (bew 6th and 7th), 2nd Fl. - Buzz #3003 for building entrance.

Howard Mendes, chair.

Agenda:

  • 40 West 22nd Street, between 5th & 6th Ave, application to replace an existing non-historic (1960's) co-op entrance.

  • 1141 Broadway, application for renovation.

  • 141 Fifth Avenue, application for storefront renovation.

  • 682 6th Avenue, application to create a storefront infill.

 

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Public Safety & Quality of Life

Monday, April 13th, 2009, at 6:00pm
 First Alliance Church, 127 West 26th St (bew 6th and 7th), 2nd Fl. - Buzz #3003 for building entrance.

Vikki Barbero, chair.

Agenda:


  • 4 West 22nd Street, 4 West 22nd Street Catering LLC d/b/a Starbar, application for renewal of two on-premises liquor license.


  • 14 West 29th Street, (5th/Bdway) d/b/a “The Royal Pine”, Friedfield Breslin LLC, application for a new on-premises liquor license.

  • 1170 Broadway aka 12 West 28th St., 1170 Broadway Associates LLC (The Nomad Hotel), application for a new on-premises liquor license.

  • 4 East 28th St., Latham Hotel, New York Palm Tree, Inc., d/b/a Runway Lounge, complaint discussion

  • 215 West 28th St. (b/w 7th & 8th), GQ Nightlife LLC, complaint discussion

 

 

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Executive Committee

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, at 12:00pm
Board Office, 450 7th Avenue, Suite 2109, between 34th and 35th Street

David Siesko, chair.

Agenda:

 

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Canceled:
External Relations Committee

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, at 6:00pm
Board Office, 450 7th Avenue, b/w 34th and 35th Streets, Suite 2109.

John Mills, Chair.

MEETING CANCELED!!

Agenda:

  • TBD

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Full Board Meeting

Thursday, April 16th, 2009, at 6:00pm
First Alliance Church, 127 West 26 Street, b/t  6th & 7th, 2nd Floor - Buzz # 3003 for entrance.

David Siesko, Chairing.

Public Session:

  • Members of the public are encouraged to speak

Business Session:

  • Chair's Report (David Siesko)
  • Adoption of June 2008 Minutes

Committee Reports :

Old Business/New Business:

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