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Transportation & Environment

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, at 6:00pm
Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street
#2400

David Harris Sandler, Acting Chair
Jesse Laymon, Vice Chair


Agenda:

  • Request by The Carnegie Hotel for the installation of a 25-foot Hotel Loading Zone in front of 160 West 56 Street.
  • Proposal by operator Indus Ways for a bus stop on the east side of 8 Avenue between West 39 and West 40 Streets. The bus would be traveling to and from New Jersey. There would be 7 pick-ups weekly, seven days a week at 4:30PM and 7 drop-offs weekly at 9:30AM.

REVIEW OF 2017 STREET FAIR APPLICATIONS IN THE CB5 DISTRICT:

MADISON AVENUE STREET FAIRS/BLOCK PARTIES

  1. March of Dimes, on Madison Avenue between East 23 and East 26 Street on Sunday, April 30th.
  2. American Diabetes Association and St. Patrick's Cathedral on Madison Avenue, between East 42 and East 57 Street on Saturday, November 11th. (Mardi Gras Festival)

BROADWAY STREET FAIRS/BLOCK PARTIES

  1. The Sierra Club and Children's Leukemia Research Assoc. Fair, on Broadway between West 35 and West 39 Streets on Saturday, May 6th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  2. St. Francis of Assisi Church, on Broadway between West 31 and West 32 Street on Sunday, May 21st.
  3. NY Young Republicans, on Broadway between West 47 and West 57 Streets on Saturday, May, 20th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  4. Union Square Community Coalition and Kidney Urology Foundation, on Broadway between West 17 and West 23 Streets on Sunday, July 2nd. (Clearview Festival)
  5. The Motion Picture Club, on Broadway between West 47 and West 57 Streets on Sunday, July 16th. (Clearview Festival)
  6. Midtown North Precinct/Midtown South Explorers Club/St. Francis Food Pantry, on Broadway between West 47 and West 57 Street, on Saturday, July 22nd. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  7. The Alliance of Guardian Angels and St. Patrick's Cathedral, on Broadway between West 47 and West 57 Street on Sunday, September 24th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  8. Holy Innocents Church, on Broadway between West 47 and West 57 Streets, on Saturday, October 14th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  9. Gramercy Park Block Assoc. and Gramercy Park Neighborhood Assoc., on Broadway between West 17 and West 23 Streets on Saturday, November 4th. (Mardi Gras Festival)

6 AVENUE STREET FAIRS/BLOCK PARTIES

  1. St. John the Baptist Church and Gramercy Park Neighborhood Assoc., on 6 Avenue between West 34 and West 42 Streets on Sunday, June 4th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  2. Avenue of the Americas Association, on 6 Avenue between West 42 and West 54 Streets on Saturday, June 17th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  3. The Workmen's Circle and St. Patrick's Cathedral Young Adults, on 6 Avenue, between West 42 and West 56 Street on Sunday, June 25th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  4. McBurney YMCA, on 6 Avenue between West 14 and West 23 Streets on Saturday, July 15th. (Clearview Festival)
  5. Midtown South Community Council and Gramercy Park Neighborhood Assoc., on 6 Avenue between West 34 and West 42 Street on Sunday, July 23rd. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  6. Avenue of the Americas Assoc. and St. Bartholomew's Church, on 6 Avenue, between West 42 and West 56 Streets on Saturday, July 29th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  7. Ancient Order of Hibernians and St. Bartholomew's Church, on 6 Avenue, between West 42 and West 56 Streets on Saturday, August 19th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  8. Brazilian American Cultural Center and National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations N.E.C.O, on 6 Avenue between West 42 and West 56 Street and East 46 Street, between 5 Avenue and Madison Avenue, on Sunday, September 3rd. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  9. Big Apple Performing Arts, on 6 Avenue between West 42 and West 56 Streets on Saturday, September 30th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  10. USO of Metropolitan NY, on 6 Avenue between West 42 and West 56 Streets on Saturday, October 21st. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  11. St. George Association NYPD on 6 Avenue between West 42 and West 55 Streets on Saturday, November 18th. (Mardi Gras Festival)

MISCELLANEOUS LOCATIONS 

  1. Fashion Institute of Technology Block Party on West 27 Street between 7 and 8 Avenues on Saturday, May 7th.
  2. American Diabetes Block Party, West 41 Street between 6 and 7 Avenues on Sunday, May 7th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  3. National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Block Party, on West 52 Street between 6 and 7 Avenues on Sunday, May 21st. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  4. The Church of Scientology, on 8 Avenue, between West 42 and West 50 Streets on Monday, May 27th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  5. Taste of Times Square, on West 46 Street, between 6 Avenue and 9 Avenue, Broadway between West 46 and West 47 Streets and 8 Avenue, between West 46 and West 47 Streets, on Monday, June 5th.
  6. Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, on West 41 Street between Broadway and 6 Avenue, on Saturday, July 1st. (Clearview Festival)
  7. Grand Central Social Services, on West 41 Street between 6 Avenue and Broadway, on Sunday, July 9th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  8. St. Bartholomew's Church, on West 52 Street, between 6 and 7 Avenues, on Sunday, July 16th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  9. Midtown South Community Council Fallfest, on 8 Avenue, between West 42 and West 54 Streets on Saturday, August 5th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  10. Midtown North Precinct Explorers Club Block Party, on West 50 Street between 6 and 7 Avenues on Sunday, August 19th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  11. 47th -48th Street Block Association and National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, on 8 Avenue between West 42 and West 57 Street on Saturday, August 26th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  12. Holy Innocents Church Restoration Block Party, on West 52 Street between 6 and 7 Avenues on Sunday, August 27th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  13. Brazilian Independence Day Opening Ceremony, on West 46 Street between 5 and 6 Avenues on Saturday, September 2nd. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  14. Midtown North Community Council 52nd Street Jazz Fair, on West 52 Street between 6 and 7 Avenues on Sunday, September 9th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  15. Midtown North Community Council Birthday Block Party, on West 52 Street, between 6 and 7 Avenues on Sunday, September 10th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  16. Gramercy Neighborhood Associates and School of the Future, on Irving Place, between West 17 and West 19 Street, on Saturday, September 16th.
  17. CB5 C.E.R.T. Block Party, on West 52 Street between 5 and 6 Avenues on Sunday, October 1st. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  18. Korean Day Block Party, on West 32 Street between 5 Avenue and Broadway on Saturday, October 7th.
  19. United War Veterans, on West 53 Street between 5 and 6 Avenues on Friday, November 10th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  20. Midtown North Precinct Explorers Club, on West 50 Street between 6 and 7 Avenues on Sunday, November 12th. (Mardi Gras Festival)

 

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Public Safety & Quality of Life

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, at 6:00pm
NYC Seminar & Conference Center, 71 West 23rd Street
5th Floor

Nick Athanail, Chair
Craig Slutzkin, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • 15 West 55 Street, West 55 Cafe and Restaurant LLC, dba: DV Cafe and Restaurant. Application for a new on-premises liquor license.

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Budget, Education & City Services

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at 6:00pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

Renee Cafaro, Chair
Layla Law-Gisiko, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • Discussion of CB5's response to the Mayor's preliminary budget.
  • Discussion and review of school siting and school capacity.
  • Presentation by Mountainside NYC LLC of its planned outpatient and counseling services at 204 5 Avenue.

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Parks & Public Spaces

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

Clayton Smith, Chair
Craig Slutzkin, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

  • Presentation by the Times Square Alliance of its vision for the programming and management of the Times Square Pedestrian Plazas.
  • Presentation by the 34th Street Partnership of its 2017 spring and summer programming plans.
  • M&M's Caramel Activation, a promotional event in Father Duffy Square that would feature truss archways and branding elements on May 10th from 10AM to 10PM.
  • Credit Suisse Shake Shack Buyout, a private event catered by Shake Shack in the South Crushed Stone area of Madison Square Park on June 29th from 5PM to 9PM. 
  • Madison Square Park Shake Shack Party, a private event catered by Shake Shack in the South Crushed Stone area of Madison Square Park on June 21st from 6PM to 8PM.
  • Madison Square Park Conservancy's Thank You Event for Pentagram, a private event catered by Shake Shack in the South Crushed Stone area of Madison Square Park on September 13th from 6PM to 8PM.
  • O'Donnell Shake Shack Buyout, a private event catered by Shake Shack in the South Crushed Stone area of Madison Square Park on September 14th from 6PM to 8PM.
  • Newsstand application (# 1404-2017-ANWS) at the northeast corner of 7 Avenue and West 51 Street.

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Landmarks

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, at 6:00pm
Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street
2nd Floor Library

Layla Law-Gisiko, Chair
Renee Cafaro, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • 420 Lexington Avenue, application for ground level façade renovation.
  • 160 5 Avenue, application to install an ADA Access ramp.
  • 1158 Broadway, application to establish a Master Plan to replace existing storefronts with new storefronts, create new storefront openings on side façade at West 27 Street
  • 138 5 Avenue, application for legalization of a light fixture violation "install light fixture above sign at sign band".
  • 699 5 Avenue, Brequet Boutique at St. Regis Hotel, application for exterior façade renovation to include new antique bronze storefront frame with clear glass show windows and entry door on the first floor and etched spandrel glass above, new blue and black, non-illuminated, pin-mounted "Breguet" signage and graphics on the spandrel glass, new cream colored awnings with black "Breguet" graphics and the relocation of the fire department standpipe centered on the new neutral pier.

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Land Use, Housing & Zoning

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, at 6:00pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

Eric Stern, Chair

Agenda:

  • Application by the Department of City Planning for zoning changes in the Greater East Midtown area. The changes would enable higher density commercial development and permit district-wide transfers of unused air rights from landmarks in exchange for key transit and public realm improvements and the preservation of historic landmarks.
  • Application by Roseland Development Assoc. for a special permit to allow an attended public parking garage with a capacity of 184 spaces on portions of the ground floor, cellar and subcellar in a proposed mixed-use building at 242 West 53rd Street.
  • 230 West 27 Street aka FIT Co-Ed Dorm, application for a variance pursuant to ZR Section 72-21 requesting an increase in community facility floor area.

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Executive

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

Vikki Barbero, Chair

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Full Board

Thursday, March 9th, 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 February 2017 Minutes
  • District Manager's Report: Wally Rubin
  • Chair's Report: Vikki Barbero
  • Ratification of school siting and school capacity resolution.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Land Use, Housing and Zoning

  • Department of City Planning application for zoning changes in the Greater East Midtown area. The changes would enable higher density commercial development and permit district-wide transfers of unused air rights from landmarks in exchange for key transit and public realm improvements and the preservation of historic landmarks.
  • 242 West 53 Street, application by Roseland Development Assoc. for a special permit to allow an attended public parking garage with a capacity of 184 spaces on portions of the ground floor, cellar and sub cellar in a proposed mixed-use building.
  • 230 West 27 Street aka FIT Co-Ed Dorm, application for a variance pursuant to ZR Section 72-21 requesting an increase in community facility floor area.

Parks & Public Spaces

  • Application from Synergy Events for "M&M's Caramel Arcade" in Father Duffy Square on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Applications from Madison Square Park Conservancy for four (4) private events in the gravel concession area, on Monday, June 19; Thursday, June 29; Wednesday, September 13; and Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Newsstand application (# 1404-2017-ANWS) at the northeast corner of 7 Avenue and West 51 Street.

Landmarks

  • 420 Lexington Avenue, application for ground level façade renovation.
  • 160 5 Avenue, application to install an ADA Access ramp.
  • 1158 Broadway, application to establish a Master Plan to replace existing storefronts with new storefronts, create new storefront openings on side façade at West 27 Street.
  • 138 5 Avenue, application for legalization of a light fixture violation "install light fixture above sign at sign band".
  • 699 5 Avenue, Brequet Boutique at St. Regis Hotel, application for exterior façade renovation.

 Public Safety and Quality of Life

  • 15 West 55 Street, West 55 Cafe and Restaurant LLC, dba: DV Cafe and Restaurant. Application for a new on-premises liquor license.

Budget, Education & City Services

  • CB5's response to the Mayor's preliminary budget.
  • Mountainside NYC LLC planned outpatient and counseling services at 204 5 Avenue.

Transportation & Environment

  • Request by The Carnegie Hotel for the installation of a 25-foot Hotel Loading Zone in front of 160 West 56 Street.
  • 2017 Street Permit Applications.

Old Business/New Business


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Special Meeting of Land Use, Housing and Zoning

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, at 6:15pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street, 5th Floor

Eric Stern, Chair
Agenda:
  • Presentation by the NYC Economic Development Corporation and Department of City Planning of their Proposed Zoning and Policy Changes in the Garment District and the Future of NYC Fashion Manufacturing

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