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Transportation & Environment

Monday, November 27th, 2017, at 6:00pm
Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street
#2400

David Harris Sandler, Chair
Sam Levy, Vice Chair


Agenda:

  • Presentation by Carolyn Grossman Meagher, Director of Regional Planning at the Dept of City Planning, of the long-term regional growth trends that are affecting trans-Hudson commutes and the West Midtown Transit Corridor
  • Presentation by Karim Ahmed, Feasibility Analyst, and Barry Caro, Political Strategist at ReThinkNYC, on their proposal to create a unified regional rail network through strategic investments and reconfigurations at key locations including the West Midtown Transit Corridor.
  • Update on Flatiron Shared Street.
  • Presentation by the Department of Transportation of their proposal for valet bicycle parking on Broadway between West 41st and 42nd Streets. 
  • Presentation by New York City Transit of proposed changes to M4 and Q32 bus service.
  • Application by operator M&V Corporate Transportation, Inc. for a bus stop on the west side of Lexington Avenue between East 59th and East 58th Streets. The bus would be traveling from New York City to Manorville, South Hampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Montauk. There would be 5 pick-ups daily between 10:25AM and 2:25PM.

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Budget, Education & City Services

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, at 6:00pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

Renee Kinsella, Chair
Michael Goldberg, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • Discussion of the Child Victims Act, State Sen. Brad Hoylman's proposed legislation to raise New York's civil and criminal statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes and provide current survivors a one-year look-back period to revive lapsed claims.

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Canceled:
Public Safety & Quality of Life

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, at 6:00pm
NYC Seminar & Conference Center, 71 West 23rd Street
5th Floor

Nick Athanail, Chair
Craig Slutzkin, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • MEETING CANCELLED

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Parks & Public Spaces

Monday, December 4th, 2017, at 6:00pm
Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street
#2400

Clayton Smith, Chair
Craig Slutzkin, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

  • Application by Pret A Manger USA Limited for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1756 Broadway, featuring 9 tables and 18 chairs.
  • Carnival Cruises Beach-Themed Experience, a special event in Greeley Square featuring a tent, vending machine and amplified sound. The event would occur December 12th and 13th from 9AM to 8PM.


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Landmarks

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, at 6:00pm
Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street
2nd Floor Library

Layla Law-Gisiko, Chair
Renee Cafaro, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • 23-25 West 20th Street (bet. 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue), application for a new storefront.
  • 11 East 51st Street (bet. 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue), application to build a one-story rooftop addition, replace the mansard's asphalt roof with glazing and modify the bulk and design of the rear elevation. Front facade modifications include full restoration, enlargement of basement entry, installation of ADA lift, and new lighting

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Land Use, Housing & Zoning

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, at 6:00pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

Clayton Smith, Co-Chair
Layla Law-Gisiko, Co-Chair

Agenda:

  • 15 Penn Plaza, application for a second and final three-year renewal of two  previously approved special permits for a proposed development (that has yet to occur) at this site (currently Hotel Pennsylvania). One permit would modify height and setback regulations. The second would allow a 20% bonus in FAR (floor area ratio) in exchange for mass transit improvements.
  • Discussion and report on the formation and first meeting of the East Midtown Governance Group, formed pursuant to the East Midtown Rezoning to review proposed public realm improvements.

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Executive

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, at 5:00pm
Board Office
450 7th Avenue
Suite 2109

Vikki Barbero, Chair

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Full Board

Thursday, December 14th, 2017, at 6:00pm
Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street
2nd Floor Library

Vikki Barbero, Chair

Agenda:

PUBLIC SESSION - Members of the public are encouraged to speak to the Board

BUSINESS SESSION

  • Adoption November 2017 Minutes
  • District Manager's Report: Wally Rubin
  • Chair's Report: Vikki Barbero

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Transportation/Environment

  • Application by the New York City Department of Transportation to install a valet bicycle parking concession on the sidewalk of Broadway between 41st and 42nd Streets.
  • Application by inter-city bus operator M&V Corporate Transportation, Inc. d/b/a Hampton Luxury Liner for a bus stop on the west side of Lexington Ave between East 58th and 59th Streets.
  • Presentation by New York City Transit of proposed changes to M4 and Q32 bus service.

Budget, Education and City Services

  • Resolution on the Child Victims Act, State Sen. Brad Hoylman's proposed legislation to raise New York's civil and criminal statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes and provide current survivors a one-year look-back period to revive lapsed claims.

Parks & Public Spaces

  • Application from Pret A Manger (USA) Limited, d/b/a Pret A Manger for a new small unenclosed sidewalk café at 1756 Broadway, between 56th and 57th Streets
  • Application from iDEKO Productions on behalf of Carnival Cruises ("Applicant") for "Carnival Cruises Beach-Themed Experience," a marketing event in Greeley Square Park on December 12th and 13th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Landmarks

  • 23-25 West 20th Street (bet. 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue), application for a new storefront.
  • 11 East 51st Street (bet. 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue), application to build a one-story rooftop addition, replace the mansard's asphalt roof with glazing and modify the bulk and design of the rear elevation. Front facade modifications include full restoration, enlargement of basement entry, installation of ADA lift, and new lighting

Land Use, Housing and Zoning

  • N150086 CMM and N150087 CMM, 15 Penn Plaza, Application for the second and final renewal of two special permits (C100049 ZSM and C 100050 ZSM)

Old Business/New Business

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