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Public Safety & Quality of Life

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, 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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Joint Parks and Transportation & Environment Meeting

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, at 6:00pm
Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street
#2400

Clayton Smith, Chair
David Harris Sandler, Chair


Agenda:

  • Persian Parade NYC, application for a post-parade event on Sunday, April 15th at East 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue.
  • Sikh Cultural Society, application for a post-parade event on Saturday, April 28th at Madison Avenue between East 23rd and 26th Streets.  
  • Philippine Independence Day Council Inc, application for a post-parade event on Sunday, June 3rd at Madison Avenue between East 24th and 26th Streets and East 26th Street between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue.
  • Pakistan Day Festival, application for a post-parade event on Sunday, August 5th at Madison Avenue between East 23rd and 26th Streets.
  • Federation of Indian Association, application for a post-parade event on Sunday, August 19th at Madison Avenue between East 24th and 26th Streets.
  • Muslim Foundation of America, Inc, application for a post-parade event on Sunday, September 23rd at Madison Avenue between East 24th and 26th Streets.
  • Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, application for an event from Thursday, June 9th to Sunday, June 10th at Madison Avenue between East 23rd and 28th Streets, East 26th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South, East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South and East 27th Street between Madison and Lexington Avenues.
  • Update by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) & NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) on the plans for the L train Canarsie Tunnel project.

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Transportation & Environment

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, at 7:00pm
Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street
#2400

David Harris Sandler, Chair
Sam Levy, Vice Chair


Agenda:

  • Presentation by the Garment District Alliance of their proposal to make permanent the public plazas along Broadway between 35th and 41st Streets.

REVIEW OF 2018 STREET FAIR APPLICATIONS IN THE CB5 DISTRICT:

 

MADISON AVENUE STREET FAIRS/BLOCK PARTIES

  1. American Diabetes Association on Madison Avenue, between East 42nd and 56th Street on Sunday, August 19th. (Mardi Gras Festival)

BROADWAY STREET FAIRS/BLOCK PARTIES

  1. The Sierra Club Earth Awareness Day Fair, on Broadway between West 35th and 40th Streets on Saturday, May 5th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  2. Church of St. Francis of Assisi Church, on Broadway between West 31st and 32nd Streets on Sunday, May 20th.
  3. NY Young Republicans and Various Participants, on Broadway between West 47th and 57th Streets on Saturday, May 12th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  4. Union Square Community Coalition and Co-Sponsors, on Broadway between West 17th and 23rd Streets on Sunday, July 1st. (Clearview Festival)
  5. The Motion Picture Club, on Broadway between West 47th and 57th Streets on Sunday, July 15th. (Clearview Festival)
  6. Midtown North Precinct/Midtown South Explorers Club/St. Francis Food Pantry, on Broadway between West 47th and 57th Streets, on Saturday, July 21st. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  7. The Alliance of Guardian Angels and St. Patrick's Cathedral, on Broadway between West 47th and 57th Streets on Saturday, September 1st. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  8. Holy Innocents Church Times Square Expo, on Broadway between West 47th and 57th Streets, on Saturday, October 13th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  9. Gramercy Park Block Assoc. and Gramercy Park Neighborhood Assoc., on Broadway between West 17th and 23rd Streets on Saturday, November 3rd. (Mardi Gras Festival)

6 AVENUE STREET FAIRS/BLOCK PARTIES

  1. St. John the Baptist Church, on 6th Avenue between West 34th and 42nd Streets on Sunday, June 3rd. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  2. Avenue of the Americas Association Summer Fair, on 6th Avenue between West 42nd and 54th Streets on Saturday, July 14th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  3. The Workmen's Circle and St. Patrick's Cathedral Young Adults, on 6th Avenue, between West 42nd and 56 Streets on Sunday, June 17th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  4. McBurney YMCA, on 6th Avenue between West 14th and 23rd Streets on Sunday, July 8th. (Clearview Festival)
  5. Midtown South Community Council and Gramercy Park Neighborhood Assoc., on 6th Avenue between West 34th and 42nd Street on Sunday, July 22nd. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  6. Avenue of the Americas Assoc. Festival, on 6th Avenue, between West 42nd and 56th Streets on Saturday, July 28th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  7. Ancient Order of Hibernians and St. Bartholomew's Church, on 6th Avenue, between West 42nd and 56th Streets on Saturday, August 18th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  8. Brazilian American Cultural Center and National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations N.E.C.O, on 6th Avenue between West 42nd and 56th Streets on Sunday, September 2nd. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  9. Big Apple Performing Arts, on 6th Avenue between West 42nd and 56th Streets on Saturday, September 29th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  10. USO of Metropolitan NY, on 6th Avenue between West 42nd and 56th Streets on Saturday, October 20th. (Mardi Gras Festival)

MISCELLANEOUS LOCATIONS 

  1. March of Dimes, on Lexington Avenue between East 24th and 26th Streets on Sunday, April 29th
  2. Fashion Institute of Technology Block Party on West 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues on Saturday, May 6th.
  3. American Diabetes Block Party, on West 41st Street between 6th and 7th Avenues on Sunday, May 20th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  4. The Church of Scientology, on 8th Avenue, between West 42nd and 50th Streets on Saturday, May 26th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  5. Taste of Times Square, on West 46th Street, between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue and the Broadway 45/46 Street Plaza on Monday, June 4th.
  6. Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, on West 41st Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, on Saturday, June 23rd. (Clearview Festival)
  7. Midtown North Precinct Community Council, on 8th Avenue between West 42nd and 57th Streets on Saturday, July 7th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  8. Grand Central Social Services, on West 41st Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway, on Sunday, July 8th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  9. Midtown South Community Council Fallfest, on 8th Avenue, between West 42nd and 54th Streets on Saturday, August 4th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  10. 47th-48th Street Block Association, on 8th Avenue between West 42nd and 57th Street on Saturday, August 25th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  11. Brazilian Independence Day Opening Ceremony, on West 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues on Saturday, September 1st. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  12. Midtown North Community Council Birthday Block Party, on 8th Avenue between West 42nd and 52nd Streets on Sunday, October 28th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  13. Gramercy Neighborhood Associates and School of the Future, on Irving Place, between East 17th and 18th Streets, on Saturday, September 29th.
  14. CB5 C.E.R.T. Block Party, on West 52nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues on Sunday, September 30th. (Mardi Gras Festival)
  15. Korean Day Block Party, on West 32nd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway on Saturday, October 6th.
  16. Holy Innocents Church, on Park Avenue between West 47th and 57th Streets on Saturday, June 30th.
  17. Midtown North Precinct Explorers Club, on West 50th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues on Sunday, November 11th. (Mardi Gras Festival)

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Parks & Public Spaces

Monday, February 26th, 2018, at 6:00pm
Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street
#2400

Clayton Smith, Chair
Craig Slutzkin, Vice Chair

Agenda: 

  • Presentation by the Madison Square Park Conservancy (MSPC) of their plans for a WWI veterans photography exhibit in Worth Square from July 13th to August 12th.
  • Application for a distinctive sidewalk at a new residential development at 220 Central Park South, along the south side of Central Park South and the north side of West 58th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.
  • Application by Joe & The Juice New York LLC for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1758 Broadway, featuring 5 tables and 13 chairs.
  • Newsstand application on the northeast corner of West 49th Street and 7th Avenue.
  • Newsstand application on the northwest corner of Park Avenue and East 47th Street.
  • Newsstand application on the southwest corner of Park Avenue and East 48th Street.
  • Newsstand application on the northeast corner of Park Avenue and East 47th Street.
  • Newsstand application on the southeast corner of East 48th Street and Park Avenue.

 

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Landmarks

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, at 6:00pm
Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street
2nd Floor Library

Layla Law-Gisiko, Chair
Renee Cafaro, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • Review of proposed Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) rules change.
  • 22 East 29th Street, Hotel Seville, proposed LPC designation
  • 95 Madison Avenue, The Emmet Building, proposed LPC designation
  • 11 West 18th Street, application to resolve an existing window violation on building by presenting a master plan
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral, application for LPC approval of continued maintenance agreement.
  • 768 5th Avenue, Plaza Hotel, application to paint/powder coat new loading dock doors and jambs to match the color of the limestone.
  • Presentation by the Central Park Conservancy of three projects in Central Park:
    • Reconstruction of the East 96th Street Playground
    • Reconstruction of the West 90th Street (Safari) Playground
    • Reconstruction of the Southwest Corner/West 61st Street Comfort Station.

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Land Use, Housing & Zoning

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, at 6:00pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

Chet Jordan, Acting Chair

Agenda:

  • Application by Times Square Hotel Owner LLC for permission to construct a large New Sign Structure at 1568 Broadway, with terraces and balconies behind it, a portion of which will be occupied by an entertainment-related use
  • 225 West 28th Street, Inclusionary Housing application to set aside 35 apartments for households earning no more than 80% AMI (average median income) in a newly constructed 20-story residential building that will contain a total of 112 apartments

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Budget, Education & City Services

Thursday, March 1st, 2018, at 6:00pm
SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

Renee Kinsella, Chair
Michael Goldberg, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • Presentation by Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM) of their plans to establish an Article 822 Chemical Dependent satellite clinic at 115 West 31st Street
  • Discussion of CB5's response to the Mayor's preliminary budget.

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Executive

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, at 5:00pm
Board Office
450 7th Avenue
Suite 2109

Vikki Barbero, Chair

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Full Board

Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 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 of the February 2018 Minutes
  • District Manager’s Report: Wally Rubin
  • Chair’s Report: Vikki Barbero

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Public Safety and Quality of Life

  • 488 Hospitality Group and 790 Lounge LLC dba: “The Attic”, 790 Eight Avenue (between 48th and 49th Streets), response to Community Complaints.

Joint Transportation & Environment and Parks and Public Spaces

  • Applications for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, on Madison Avenue between East 23rd and 28th Streets, East 26th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South, East 24th Street and East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, East 27th Street between Madison and Lexington Avenues, and inside Madison Square Park, from Thursday, June 7th through Sunday, June 10th, 2018.
  • 2018 Applications for Post-Parade Events on Madison Avenue between 24th and 26th Streets, 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue, and in Madison Square Park.

Transportation & Environment

  • Garment District Alliance proposal to make permanent the public plazas along Broadway between 35th and 41st Streets.
  • 2018 Street Fair and Block Party Applications.

Parks and Public Spaces

  • Application for a distinctive sidewalk at a new residential development at 220 Central Park South, along the south side of Central Park South and the north side of West 58th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.
  • Application by Joe & The Juice New York LLC for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1758 Broadway between 56th and 57th Streets.
  • Newsstand application at the NEC of Park Avenue and East 47th Street
  • Newsstand application at the NWC of Park Avenue and East 47th Street
  • Newsstand application at the SEC of Park Avenue and East 48th Street
  • Newsstand application at the SWC of Park Avenue and East 48th Street
  • Newsstand application at the NEC of West 49th Street and 7th Avenue
  • Guidelines for Newsstand Applications

Landmarks

  • 11 West 18th Street, application to resolve an existing window violation by presenting a master plan.
  • 625 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s, application for LPC approval for continued maintenance agreement.
  • 768 5th Avenue, Plaza Hotel, presenting to paint the new loading dock doors and jambs to match the adjacent limestone and update on the presentation in October 2017.
  • Central Park Conservancyreconstruction of the East 96th Street Playground, West 90th Street (Safari) Playground and Southwest Corner/West 61st Street Comfort Station
  • 22 East 29th Street, Hotel Seville, proposed LPC designation
  • 95 Madison Avenue, The Emmet Building, proposed LPC designation.
  • Review of LPC proposed rules change.

Land Use, Housing and Zoning

  • The applicant, Times Square Hotel Owner LLC, seeks an amendment and a certification to construct a large New Sign Structure at 1568 Broadway, with terraces and balconies behind it, a portion of which will be occupied by an entertainment-related use
  • 225 West 28th Street, Inclusionary Housing application to set-aside 35 apartments for households earning no more than 80% AMI (average median income) in a newly constructed 20-story residential building that will contain a total of 112 apartments

Budget, Education and City Services

  • CB5's response to the Mayor's preliminary budget.

Old Business/New Business

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