Monday, May 23rd, 2011, at 6:00pm
125 West 14th St.
Thomas Miller, Chair
Joel Maxman, Vice Chair
Discussion of State Senator Dan Squadron's bus legislation to give the city greater authority over where long distance intercity buses may stop
Return of Tripper Bus Company and their request for a stop at 8th and 30th
Return of Con Ed and their request to work expanded hours on their steam main project at 35th and 5th in order to shorten the duration of the project
Request by Pier 1 at 71 Fifth Ave for an extension of parking restrictions at their delivery entrance (15th St) to '24 Hour No Parking'
Discussion of a CB7 resolution that requests the closing of Central Park to cars for a trial period from July 1, 2011 to November 7, 2011 (after the marathon) in order to evaluate impact on vehicular traffic and park usage.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011, at 6:00pm
Bryant Park Corp./34th Street Partnership
1065 Ave. of the Americas
enter on 40th St. b/w 6th and B'way
Joseph Hagelmann, Chair
Sharon Connelly, Vice Chair
Bryant Park Corp requests our approval of their application to make beer and wine permissible at the Bryant Park HBO Summer Film Festival (10 Monday nights in Summer).
Mad Sq Conservancy "Relaxation" event with Marriott Hotels offering free hand massages under beach umbrellas, Worth Sq, June 23, 10a-6p
Laptopmd.com promotional event offering free iphone repairs to park visitors and promoting their other services, Union Sq, July 19, 11a-5p
Gofer Inc "eGofer Mascot" promotional event, Union Sq, Aug 10, 12N-7p
Institute of Audio Research "IAR Records Live" event showcasing the music and talents of their students, handing out promotional material and offering tours of their nearby school, Union Sq, Sept 24, 1p-3p
Blaze Mobile launch party promotional event for their products, Union Sq, Sept 30, 10a-6p
"Union Sq Agency," a marketing and PR company, Pop-Up Informational Ctr somehow involving wheels of parmigiana cheese in a small exhibit, Madison Sq Park, Nov 6, 10a-5p
Return from last month of Kids for Fashion, an event highlighting the fashion industry's responsibility to the environment, with industry speakers, Union Sq, Fri. Aug 26, Noon-4p
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011, at 6:00pm
27 West 24th Street
Kate McDonough, Chair
Giuseppe Scalia, Vice Chair
1095 Avenue of the Americas is a through-block plaza that runs from 42nd to 41st street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue. The application is for a modification of a plaza, including a 1,284 square foot enlargement with increased planting area and seating and the enclosure and conversion to retail use of the existing 1,037 square foot subway stairway area within the northwest corner of the 1095 Building. There is a net increase in the plaza of 247 sf. In conjunction with the proposed design changes to the Plaza, but not part of the application before City Planning, a new subway stairway will be created within the West 42nd Street frontage of the 1095 Building. This will have a wider stair, an elevator and new handicapped accessible ramps, and the existing buildings on the western side of the Plaza will be reconstructed with new ground floor retail uses on the Plaza.
The Department of City Planning proposal for a zoning text amendment to create a new zoning district which is intended to preserve existing concentrations of Class B and C office and light industrial space, while allowing residential development on currently under-built sites.
Application by 249 W 28th Street Properties, LLC (Edison Properties) to map the new district in the mid-blocks extending from 28th to 30th streets, and bounded by 7th and 8th avenues, to permit a new residential development fronting on both West 28th and West 29th streets, including 20% affordable housing, retail and office space. An additional application would also allow for a 325-car public parking garage to be included in the development.