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Canceled:
Transportation/Environment

Monday, February 23rd, 2009, at 6:00pm
McBurney YMCA, 125 West 14th Street.

Tom Miller, chair.

MEETING CANCELED!!

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Canceled:
Housing, Human Services & Youth

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, at 6:00pm
Board Office, 450 7th Ave., Suite 2109, between 34th and 35th Street.

Magda Aboulfadl and Robin Hatcher, co-chairs.

MEETING CANCELED!!

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Joint Land Use & Zoning and Transportation & Environment

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

Public Hearing

Kevin Finnegan and Tom Miller, co-chairs.

Agenda: 

  • Access to the Region's Core -

    Issues pertaining to construction of a railroad passenger station and associated facilities; new railroad tunnel underneath the Hudson, inclusive of two levels of tracks and a pedestrian mezzanine located beneath West 34th St, between 6th and 9th Avenues; relocation and creation of new street-level subway entrances

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Parks

Monday, March 2nd, 2009, at 6:00pm
Madison Club, 5 East 22nd Street and Broadway, 30th floor

Joe Hagelmann , chair.

Agenda:

  • Bryant Park Corp will present and discuss the changes with the skating rink (The Pond) at Bryant Park this year and the changes envisioned for next winter based on lessons learned.
  • Colorado artist James Surls in conjunction with the sculpture committee of the Fund for Park Avenue will present proposal to install seven large-scale sculptures on the Park Avenue Malls from 50th-57th Streets, to be installed in mid-March and run through July 1.
  • Madison Square Park Conservancy will present plans for the 2009 Madison Sq Art Season
  • Commercial Promotional Event for new drink, Perfect10, Union Square Park, April 2nd, 8am-6pm
  • International Council for the Celebration of Buddha's birthday, in Union Square Park on May 3, 3-7pm
  • A play day social gathering in Union Square Park w/ hopscotch and jump rope, Fri. March 27, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Street Disciples Team Young Adult meeting in Bryant Park, Sat. March 21, 12:30-4pm
  • One Man Band novelty act in Union Square Park, Sun. June 28, 12-4pm
  • Free Hug Event, a group in Union Square Park w/ placards offering free hugs, Fri March 20, 1-5pm
  • Urban Living Room non-commercial stationary gathering with a 15'X15' tarp on which people can play board games, chat, etc., in Union Square Park, Fri. March 13, 11-7pm
  • MTV and The Body Shop's "Yes Yes Yes Say Yes to Safe Sex" press event w/ volunteers wearing lingerie, Union Sq Park, Tues. March 24, 2-4pm

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Landmarks

Tuesday, March 3rd, 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:

  • 111 Fifth Avenue and 881 Broadway, The Arnold Constable Building, application to restore storefront, replace windows, replace service entrance on 18th Street and add new cooling tower.
  • 41  East 20th Street, (b/t Broadway and Park Ave So.), application for replacement of existing storefront.
  • 1 East 29th Street, Church of the Transfiguration, application for reconstruction of the churchyard.
  • 210 Fifth Avenue, application for alterations to existing elevator machine room bulkhead, new masonry openings on the South façade for new double-hung windows to match existing.
  • 28 West 56 Street, proposed landmark designation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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External Relations

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009, at 6:00pm
Board Office, 450 7th Ave., Suite 2109, between 34th and 35th Street

John Mills, chair.

Agenda:

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Land Use & Zoning

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009, at 6:00pm
F.I.T., 227 West 27th Street, Building "A", 8th floor, Room A803

MEETING DATE CHANGED (see above)

Kevin Finnegan, chair.

DATE CHANGED

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Consents & Variances

Thursday, March 5th, 2009, at 6:00pm
Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership BID, 27 West 24 Street, Suite 800B

Layla Law-Gisiko, chair.

Agenda:

2009 Street Permit Application:

  • Estiatorio Milos, Greek Easter, application for a outdoor event at 125 West 55th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues on Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th.
  • St. Francis Church of Assisi, application to hold a block party on Broadway, between 31st and 32nd Streets on Sunday, May 31st.

Newsstand Applications:

  • Application # 1306809, SEC 7th Avenue and Central Park South (West 59th Street).

Street Renaming/Co-naming Request:

  • Request by the Songwriters Hall of Fame to rename the corner of Broadway and 49th Street (Brill Building) “SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME WAY”.
  • Request by Councilmember Rosie Mendez to rename 22nd Street, between Park Ave South and Lexington Avenue “RICHIE PEREZ WAY”.

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Canceled:
Public Safety & Quality of Life

Monday, March 9th, 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.

MEETING CANCELED!!

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Executive Committee

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009, at 12:00pm
Board Office, 450 7th Avenue, Suite 2109, between 34th and 35th Street

David Siesko, chair.

Agenda:

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Full Board Meeting

Thursday, March 12th, 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 at either the Committee meeting of the Public Hearing session of the monthly Board meeting

 

Business Session:

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

Committee Reports :

Old Business/New Business:

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CB5 to host Department of Transportation Public Meeting

Monday, March 16th, 2009, at 6:00pm
Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway b/t 45-46th Street
9th Floor Ballroom

DOT will be instituting a new pilot program to combat congestion in CB5.

 Green Light for Midtown is a pilot program aimed at reducing traffic congestion  throughout
Midtown Manhattan.  This program aims to re-envision the landscape of the Broadway area,
 from 23rd street to 59th street.

The main feature of this trial program is to discontinue vehicular traffic on Broadway from
47th Street to 42nd Street and from 35th Street to 33rd Street.
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This meeting is being held so that members of the community can address their questions and concerns about this pilot program directly to representatives of the DOT.
The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend.

 

DATE:  Monday, March 16th
TIME:  6-8:30pm
LOCATION:   Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway b/t 45-46th Street
9th Floor Ballroom

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