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Task Force on East Midtown

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, at 4:00pm
Beth Israel Medical Ctr Podell Auditorium
10 Nathan Perlman Place
b/t 15-16th & 1st-2nd Ave.

Lola Finkelstein, Chair

Agenda:

  • Department of City Planning will provide an update on the proposed East Midtown rezoning in the following areas:

    1)      DIB Adjustment

    2)      Sustainability update

    3)      Urban design and height & setback modifications

    4)      Above grade public realm

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PUBLIC SAFETY & QUALITY OF LIFE

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, at 6:00pm
Martinique Hotel
49 West 32nd Street @ Broadway

Nicholas Athanail, Chair
Asa Somers, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

  • 1717 Broadway, Granite Broadway Development LLC, DBA: Courtyard by Marriott, Central Park & Residence Inn by Marriott - Application for a new on -premises liquor license. 
  • 130 West 47 Street, Logan's Sanctuary LLC, DBA: Sanctuary Hotel NYC, Satori @ Sanctuary Hotel- Application for a renewal and alteration to an on-premises liquor license. 
  • 29 West 36 Street, LLC to be Formed, DBA: Sankeys NYC- Application for a new on-premises liquor license.
  • 960 6th Avenue, 35th Ventures LLC, DBA: Monarch at the Marriott -Application for a new on-premises liquor license.
  • 36 West 28 Street, Pergola 36 LLC, DBA: Pergola- Application for a new on-premises liquor license.

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TRANSPORTATION

Thursday, March 28th, 2013, at 6:00pm
Bryant Park Corp
111 West 40th Street
Suite 2400 

Raju Mann, Chair
Alan Miles, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

  • Bryant Park Corp presents their Boulevard 41 project, which will create a "tree-lined block" on 41St b/t 6th and B'way w/ public seating, while allowing for vehicular traffic and deliveries
  • DOT presents their plans to create West 15th & 16th Street crosstown bike connections b/t Union Sq. West and the Hudson River Greenway
  • Dept of Design and Construction (DDC) presents the plans for the West 49th St. water tunnel project

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PARKS

Monday, April 1st, 2013, at 6:00pm
Bryant Park Corp
111 West 40th Street
Suite 2400

Clayton Smith, Chair
Justin Arest, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

 

  • Presentation from Parks Department regarding a new public art installation by Korean Artist Jaehyo Lee to be placed in Union Square Park from May - September.
  • Presentation from Union Square Partnership on the proposed installation of water tap and sprinkler system, as well as other repairs, to the triangle park at the intersection of 14th Street and Union Square East
  • Central Park Conservancy proposes a restoration of Grand Army Plaza between 58th and 60th Streets on 5th Avenue. The work includes replanting trees that were lost during the October 2011 storm and an in-kind restoration of the plaza that includes installation of new pavements and infrastructure.  
  • Bryant Park Corp will review annual events from 2012 and look ahead to seasonal events in 2013.
  • SEAK Foundation seeks to hold The Sports Bra Challenge 2013- an annual outdoor charity fitness event in which women work out in a series of group fitness classes in their sports bras. Union Square Park, April 14th, 9 am - 9pm.
  • Jewish Community Relation Council of NY & Consulate General of Israel in NY seek to hold Let's Invent Street Lab- an outdoor outreach event consisting of an interactive exhibition with Israeli high school students showcasing their innovations. Union Square Park, May 7th, 12 pm - 7 pm. 
  • The Michael Alan Group seeks to hold Olay Times Square Photo Booth- an installation where photos would be taken at the photo booth to be uploaded to a digital board. Then a photo would be taken of the digital board and uploaded to a micro site (possibly Facebook). Father Duffy Square, May 11-12th, and 18-19th, 7am - 10pm

 

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LANDMARKS

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013, at 6:00pm
Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street
2nd Floor Library 

Howard Mendes, Chair
Edward Klimerman, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

  • 242 5th Avenue, application for the renovation and restoration of a vacant 5 story building and a rooftop addition for ground floor and cellar commercial use with residential use on the upper floors.
  • 110 East 17th Street, application for the renovation of newels and rails.
  • 200 Park Avenue South, Elizabeth Arden "The Red Door", application for alteration to signage
  • Draft Letter to LPC Re: East Midtown Rezoning - Historic Resource Assessment

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LAND USE & ZONING

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013, at 6:00pm
Board Office
450 7th Avenue, Suite 2109

Raju Mann, Acting Chair

Agenda:  

  • 1114 6th Avenue at 43rd St, Grace Plaza Café, application to allow a kiosk and open air café within an existing plaza at that site.

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Joint Parks and Consents and Variances Meeting

Thursday, April 4th, 2013, at 6:00pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Ctr.
7 East 15th Street

Clayton Smith and Ron Dwenger, Co-Chairs

Agenda:

  • Union Square Events seeks to hold the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party- various foods and drinks are available for purchase, and free cooking seminars, demos, and music will be available. Madison Square Park June 6th @ 10 am - June 9th @ 11 pm

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CONSENTS & VARIANCES

Thursday, April 4th, 2013, at 6:30pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Ctr.
7 East 15th Street

Ron Dwenger, Chair
Angel Ortiz, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

  • 115 East 57th Street, bet. Park and Lexington Avenues, Spa Castle Premier 57, Inc., application for a special permit to allow a physical culture establishment on the 7th, 8th and 9th floor of a 57 story mixed use building.
  • Church of St. Francis Xavier, block party on 16th Street, bet. 6th and 5th Avenues, on Saturday, June 15th.
  • Cystic Fibrosis, block party on 18th Street, bet. 5th and 6th Avenues on Sunday, June 23rd.

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EDUCATION, HOUSING & HUMAN SERVICES

Monday, April 8th, 2013, at 6:00pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Ctr.
7 East 15th Street

Layla Law-Gisiko, Chair
Renee Cafaro, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

  • Presentation by New Yorkers for Great Public Schools, part of The Alliance for Quality Education.
  • Review of proposal from The Clinton School for Writers and Artists (MS260) that the school become a combined middle and high school, enrolling students in grades 6 through 12 at their new location at 10 East 15th Street.
  • Discussion of the new middle school at 75 Morton Street that the DOE has agreed to build.
  • Review of proposed co-location of 8th and high school grades of several Harlem Success Academy Charter Schools with Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language, Murray Hill Academy, and Unity Center for Urban Technologies in school building M620 located at 111 East 33rd St (Park Ave/33rd Street).

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EXECUTIVE

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, at 4:30pm
Board Office
450 7th Avenue, Suite 2109

Vikki Barbero, Chair

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FULL BOARD

Thursday, April 11th, 2013, at 6:00pm
Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street
2nd Floor Library 

Vikki Barbero, Chair

Agenda: 

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