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Parks & Public Spaces

Monday, April 1st, 2024, at 6:00pm
450 7th Ave, Ste 2109 for committee members
Zoom encouraged for public

Committee members will attend in person at the District Office located at 450 7th Ave, suite 2109.

Public and applicants are strongly encouraged to attend meetings remotely via Zoom. Room capacity is limited and in-person seating not guaranteed.

All CB5 meetings are now hybrid with an in-person and Zoom option. To attend via Zoom,  you must register to attend and can then participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.

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Craig Slutzkin, Chair
Kim McCall, Vice Chair

Agenda

  • Updates from Union Square Partnership on programming including Annual Busway Mural, Playground Repairs, Art Proposals, Summer in the Square Program and Pickleball Program.
  • Update from Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership on their Annual Programming.
  • Update from Flatiron NoMad Partnership on a Public Art Display project in conjunction with the  Simons Foundation and NYC DOT Arts & Culture.

  • New Business.

 

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Budget, Education & City Services

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, at 6:00pm
450 7th Ave, Ste 2109 for committee members
Zoom encouraged for public

Committee members will attend in person at the District Office located at 450 7th Ave, suite 2109.

Public and applicants are strongly encouraged to attend meetings remotely via Zoom. Room capacity is limited and in-person seating not guaranteed.

All CB5 meetings are now hybrid with an in-person and Zoom option. To attend via Zoom,  you must register to attend and can then participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.

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Renee Kinsella, Chair                                                                                                                                                                                Julie Chou, Vice-Chair

Agenda tbd

  • Update from The Second Wind, an OASAS licensed outpatient program in CB5, on transfer of ownership.
  • Update from Citizens Budget Commission on Preliminary FY2025 Budget and presentation on the results of their NYC resident feedback survey.
  • New Business.

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State Licenses and Permits

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, at 6:00pm
114 W 26th St for committee members
Zoom encouraged for public

Committee members will attend in person at the NYC Seminar and Conference Center at 114 W 26th St.

Public and applicants are encouraged to attend meetings remotely via Zoom. 

All CB5 meetings are now hybrid with an in-person and Zoom option. To attend via Zoom,  you must register to attend and can then participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.

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David Sigman, Chair                                                                                                                                                                                    Janice Yong, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • Application from 55 WEST 21ST STREET LLC at 55 W 21st St., formerly dba Bounce, for a corporate change and liquor license with the same current method of operation, including indoor operating hours until 4:00 am, Monday through Sunday, and live music and a DJ at an entertainment level.
  • Update from the Cannabis Task Force regarding upcoming revisions to the applicant questionnaire
  • New Business

 

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Emergency Meeting of CB5 Full Board

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, at 8:00pm
114 W 26th St. 3rd Floor, New York City Seminar & Conference Center

CB5 will host an emergency meeting of the Full Board, in accordance with the By-Laws, to be held at the NYC Seminar & Conference Center, 114 W 26th St. 3rd Floor, and on Zoom.

The Public may Register HERE to attend via Zoom. 

Samir Lavingia, Chair

Agenda:

  • Chair's statement.
  • Elected's Statements.
  • Discussion on Compliance with Open Meetings Law.
  • Discussion on Ethical Concerns, Formation of Ethics Committee and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Discussion on Culture of Open Communication.
  • Discussion on Enhancing Board Governance.
  • Public Session

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Executive Committee

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024, at 6:00pm
450 7th ave, Ste 2109 for committee members
Zoom available for public

Committee members will attend in person at the District Office located at 450 7th Ave, suite 2109.

Public and applicants may attend meetings remotely via Zoom. Room capacity is limited and in-person seating not guaranteed.

All CB5 meetings are now hybrid with an in-person and Zoom option. To attend via Zoom,  you must register to attend and can then participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.

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Samir Lavingia, Chair 

Agenda:

  • Review Public Hearing and Full Board Meeting agendas.
  • Discussion of BID rep appointments.
  • Discussion of all existing task forces and non-standing committees including, but not limited to: new member onboarding task force, social event task force, cannabis task force, daylighting task force, PennCLIP, Open Restaurants Task Force.
  • Discussion of the formation of a by-laws task force. 
  • Nominating committee.
  • Review and discuss proposed resolutions from the emergency meeting and review procedure for introducing those resolutions at Full Board. 
  • New Business.

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Public Hearing and Full Board Meeting

Thursday, April 11th, 2024, at 6:00pm
Xavier High School, 30 West 16th St.
Zoom available

Board members are required to attend in person, however, CB5 meetings are now hybrid and the public and applicants may attend remotely via Zoom. 

You must register to attend via Zoom and can then fully participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. (Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.)

Register HERE 

 
 
Public Hearing 
Craig Slutzkin, 2nd Vice-Chair
 
The public may attend via Zoom and comment on a Hearing Agenda topic, 2 min per speaker. 

All items listed below were presented and discussed at their appropriate committee. You can watch the meetings and see presentations on our YouTube ChannelDrafts of Resolutions to be voted on at the Full Board meeting will be posted on our website 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Agenda 

  • NYC DOT plans for Broadway Vision: Broadway 17th St – 21st St, 17th St Park Ave S. – Broadway. (video)
  • Taxi Tours Inc, dba Big Bus Tours, application for a sight-seeing bus stop at 42nd Street between 5th-6th Ave. (video)
  • Go New York, dba TopView SightSeeing, application for a sight-seeing bus stop at 174 5th Ave, between 22nd-23rd St. (video)
  • 175 Fifth Avenue. The Flatiron Building for: (i) new windows on Floors 2-22 and (ii)  a request for a report to the City Planning Commission to establish a continuing maintenance program for the landmark and to facilitate the residential conversion of floors 2-22. (video)
  • 647 5th Avenue for exterior renovation to include the installation of new signage, window awnings and lighting. (video)
  • BSA special permit to relocate the Rebecca School from its current location at 40 East 30th Street, to 35 East 21st Street. A special permit is required because it is within a manufacturing district. (video)
  • Union Square Partnership on programming including Annual Busway Mural, Playground Repairs, Art Proposals, Summer in the Square Program and Pickleball Program. (video) 
  • Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership on their Annual Programming. (video)
  • Flatiron NoMad Partnership Public Art Display project in conjunction with the  Simons Foundation and NYC DOT Arts & Culture. (video)
  • The Second Wind, an OASAS licensed outpatient program in CB5, transfer of ownership. (video)
  • Citizens Budget Commission report on Preliminary FY2025 Budget and NYC resident feedback survey. (video)
  • Application from 55 WEST 21ST STREET LLC at 55 W 21st St., formerly dba Bounce, for a corporate change and liquor license with the same current method of operation. (video)
  • Proposal by some CB5 members to require disclosure and recusal above and beyond existing conflict of interest rules.
  • Proposal by some CB5 members to broaden the definition of ‘Meeting’s to ensure transparency above and beyond the NY State Open Meetings Law.
  • Proposal by some CB5 members to revise meeting procedure for hybrid meetings and revise holding monthly meetings above and beyond NY City Charter requirements.
  • Any new business pertinent to the CB5 district
Full Board Meeting - this agenda is in progress, please check back before the meeting
Samir Lavingia, Chair
 
  • Elected's Reports
  • Business Session
    • Attendance
    • Chair's Report - Samir Lavingia
    • Nominating Committee for June Board Officers election 
    • Nominations for the open positions of  1st Vice-Chair and Assistant Secretary 
  • Committee Reports (Drafts of Resolutions will be posted on the website 24 hrs prior to the meeting)
  • Transportation & Environment Committee
    • Resolution on Broadway Vision Plan from Dept of Transportation.
    • Resolution on application from Taxi Tours Inc, dba Big Bus Tours, for a sight-seeing bus stop at 42nd Street between 5th-6th Ave.
    • Resolution on application from Go New York, dba TopView Sight-Seeing, for a sight-seeing bus stop at 174 5th Ave, between 22nd-23rd St.
  • Landmarks Committee
    • Resolution on 175 Fifth Avenue, The Flatiron Building, for: (i) new windows on Floors 2-22 and (ii)  a request for a report to the City Planning Commission to establish a continuing maintenance program for the landmark and to facilitate the residential conversion of floors 2-22.
    • Resolution on 647 5th Avenue for exterior renovation to include the installation of new signage, window awnings and lighting.
  • State Licenses and Permits Committee
    • Resolution on the application from 55 West 21st St. LLC at 55 W 21st St., formerly dba Bounce, for a corporate change and liquor license with the same current method of operation.
  • Land Use, Housing and Zoning Committee
    • Resolution on BSA special permit to relocate the Rebecca School from its current location at 40 East 30th Street, to 35 East 21st Street. 
  • Parks & Public Spaces Committee
    • Resolution on Annual Roster of Union Square Park Events from Union Square Partnership. 
    • Resolution on Annual Roster of Bryant Park Events from Bryant Park Corp.
  • Budget, Education & City Services Committee
    • Report on the notification by The Second Wind, an OASAS licensed outpatient program in CB5, for a transfer of ownership.

 New Business

  • Opportunity to consider resolutions from the floor as a committee of the whole

    • Resolution to require Disclosure and Recusal.
    • Resolution on compliance with the Open Meetings Law.
    • Resolution to Broaden the Definition of Meetings to Ensure Transparency

 

  • Public SessionMembers of the public that were not able to speak during the Public Hearing are welcome to address the Board on a topic relevant to the CB5 community. Speaking time is 2 min. per speaker.

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CLIP Task Force meeting

Friday, April 12th, 2024, at 1:00pm
Zoom

Register here.  

The CLIP Task Force will meet remotely to discuss the following agenda:

  • Review Participant Feedback and Key Findings from Steering Committee Meeting 1
  • Review Existing Agreement and Timeline for PennCLIP Phase 1
  • Discuss Next Steps for Penn CLIP Task Force:

                       Website Migration
                       Community Engagement and Status of Survey
                       Stakeholder Interviews
                       Steering Committee Meeting 2 Status

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Cannabis Task Force Meeting

Thursday, April 18th, 2024, at 6:00pm
Zoom

This meeting will be held on Zoom

Please register HERE to attend the meeting

Agenda:

  • Review Notifications to Municipalities for Cannabis Dispensaries from:
    • 383 8th Avenue, CNBS27 Inc.
    • 846 Avenue of the Americas, NoMad Cannabis Inc.
  • Discussion with District Attorney's Office on enforcement efforts for illegal cannabis shops.
  • New Business

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Nominating Committee

Thursday, April 18th, 2024, at 8:00pm
Zoom

This meeting will be held on Zoom

Please register HERE to attend the meeting

Agenda:

  • Discuss process and schedule for receiving nominations and interviews of candidates for officer positions.
  • New Business

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Landmarks

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024, at 6:00pm
5 Bryant Place for committee members
Zoom available for public

Committee members will attend in person at the Bryant Park Corp office located at 5 Bryant Place, Ste 2400.

Public and applicants may attend meetings remotely via Zoom. Room capacity is limited and in-person seating not guaranteed.

All CB5 meetings are now hybrid with an in-person and Zoom option. To attend via Zoom,  you must register to attend and can then participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.

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Bradley Sherburne, Chair                                                                                                                                                                            Marc Hershberg, Vice-Chair 

Agenda - TBA

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Cancelled - Land Use, Housing & Zoning

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, at 6:00pm

 

This meeting is cancelled

Aaron Ford, Chair                                                                                                                                                                                          Nancy Goshow, Vice-Chair                                                                                                                                                                                    

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Transportation & Environment

Thursday, April 25th, 2024, at 6:00pm
450 7th Ave #2109
Zoom available

Committee members will attend in person at the District Office located at 450 7th Ave, suite 2109.

Public and applicants may attend meetings remotely via Zoom. Room capacity is limited and in-person seating not guaranteed.

All CB5 meetings are now hybrid with an in-person and Zoom option. To attend via Zoom,  you must register to attend and can then participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.

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Tristan Haas, Chair
Sam Levy, Vice Chair

Agenda:

 

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Parks & Public Spaces

Monday, April 29th, 2024, at 6:00pm
450 7th Ave #2109
Zoom available for public

Committee members will attend in person at the District Office located at 450 7th Ave, suite 2109.

Public and applicants may attend meetings remotely via Zoom. Room capacity is limited and in-person seating not guaranteed.

All CB5 meetings are now hybrid with an in-person and Zoom option. To attend via Zoom,  you must register to attend and can then participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.

Register for this meeting

Craig Slutzkin, Chair
Kim McCall, Vice Chair

Agenda- TBA

 

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Budget, Education & City Services

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024, at 6:00pm
450 7th Ave #2109
Zoom available for public

Committee members will attend in person at the District Office located at 450 7th Ave, suite 2109.

Public and applicants may attend meetings remotely via Zoom. Room capacity is limited and in-person seating not guaranteed.

All CB5 meetings are now hybrid with an in-person and Zoom option. To attend via Zoom,  you must register to attend and can then participate and comment at the meeting. Meetings are also recorded on YouTube and you can view or livestream meetings on our YouTube Channel. Live feeds of zoom meetings are available for broadcasting upon request.

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Renee Kinsella, Chair

Julie Chou, Vice-Chair

Agenda - TBA

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