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Parks & Public Spaces

Monday, May 2nd, 2022, at 6:00pm
Video Conference

All CB5 meetings are being held 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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Clayton Smith, Chair
Craig Slutzkin, Vice Chair

Agenda - in progress

  • Madison Square Park Conservancy, application in association with Jaguar Health, for a public launch event in Madison Square Park on May 23rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm.
  • Union Square Partnership presents their Summer Season programming including the Summer in the Square event series and a new mural on 14th st.
  • 2 Penn Plaza Distinctive Sidewalk, an application from Vornado Realty to the Public Design Commission.
  • Bryant Park Corporation and the 34th St. Partnership present their Spring and Summer programming slates
  • Application from NY Rangers/Madison Square Garden for a potential viewing event for NHL Playoff away games. 
  • New Business.

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Budget, Education & City Services

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, at 6:00pm
Video Conference

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Renee Kinsella, Chair
Julie Chou, Vice Chair

Agenda

  • Presentation on Public Bathroom Prototype Opportunity.

  • Update on City Council Intro. 258, public restroom legislation, from the Manhattan Brough President's office.
  • Review Public Restroom Task Force Resolution.

  • New Business.

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CANCELLED - Public Safety & Quality of Life

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, at 6:00pm
Video Conference

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Nick Athanail, Chair
Craig Slutzkin, Vice Chair

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The committee is requesting comment on the following liquor license applications and asks for comment to be submitted by email to office @cb5.org or telephone at 212 465 0907: 

 
  • Bryant Park, 42 W 42nd st: a  new application at the stated location. The new bar has planned outdoor operating hours of 4pm -11pm everyday with entertainment level lie and recorded music.
  • 127 W 28th st: a new liquor license at the stated location. The outdoor rooftop bar has planned operating hours of 11:30am-12am Sunday-Thursday and 11:30am-1am Friday-Saturday with some background level recorded music.
  • 123 E 24th Sta new liquor license at the stated location. The comedy club/theater has proposed indoor operating hours of 9am--4am Monday--Sunday, with background level noise from productions. 

  • 230 Park Ave South, 13th & 14th Floors: a new catering liquor license at the stated location. The catering establishment proposes hosting private events only, with events going no later than 10pm. The establishment will utilize the 14th Floor rooftop and have background level, recorded music.

Please send comments to office@cb5.org or call 212 465 0907 

 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, at 5:00pm
via Zoom

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Agenda:

 - Review Full Board Meeting and Public Hearing
 - New Business

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PUBLIC HEARING and FULL BOARD MEETING

Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at 6:00pm
via Zoom

 All CB5 meetings and Hearings are being held via Zoom. You must register to attend and can then participate and comment. 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 both Hearing and Meeting HERE.                                                                                                                                                      

Public Hearing 
Nick Athanail, 1st Vice-Chair 

The public is encouraged to attend and comment on a Hearing Agenda topic, 2 min per speaker. 

Agenda: 

  • Open Restaurants Task Force recommendations to the permanent Open Restaurants Program.
  • Public Restroom Task Force resolution on public restroom access.
  • Int. 258, a City Council bill to require a report on potential public bathroom placement locations within each NYC zip code.
  • Open Air Cafe application from 280 Park Avenue on behalf of Fasano Restaurant.
  • 251-253 5th Avenue LPC application for restoration at 251 and a new building at 253 5th Avenue within the Madison Square North Historic District.
  • 31 W. 27th st LPC application to erect two marquees within the Madison Square North Historic District.
  • 1141 Broadway LPC application for a rooftop retractable awning installation within the Madison Square North Historic District.
  • 141 5th Avenue LPC application for alteration to the Penthouse North within the Ladies Mile Historic District.
  • Intercity Bus Report sponsored by CB5 and CB4.
  • Department of Transportation's Broadway Vision Street Design.
  • Madison Square Park Conservancy application with Jaguar Health for a public Launch event on May 23rd.
  • Application from NY Rangers/Madison Square Garden for potential Bryant Park viewing events for some NHL Playoffs away games.
  • 2 Penn Plaza Distinctive Sidewalk application from Vornado Realty to the Public Design Commission.
  • Any new business pertinent to the CB5 district.

 

Full Board Meeting
Vikki Barbero, Chair 

Agenda: (in progress)

  • Elected's Reports
  • Business Session
    • Nominating Committee Report
    • Adoption of April 2022 Minutes
    • Chair's Report - Vikki Barbero
  • Committee Reports 

    Land Use, Housing and Zoning Committee

    • 280 Park Ave., application on behalf of Fasano Restaurant NY LLC for certification to allow two Open Air Cafes within an existing plaza.
    • Open Restaurants Task Force recommendations to the Dept of Transportation's Open Restaurants Program.
  • Landmarks Committee

    • 141 5th Avenue,  an application for Alteration to the North Penthouse.
    • 31 West 27th Street, an application to Install Two Marquees at Broadway.
    • 251-253 5th Avenue, an application for Restoration and a New Building.
    • 1141 Broadway, an application for a rooftop retractable awning.     

    Park & Public Spaces Committee

    • Vornado Realty Trust application for a Distinctive Sidewalk at Two Penn Plaza.
    • Madison Square Garden Sports Corporation for two New York Rangers events.
    • Bryant Park Corporation programming and annual special events for Spring and Summer 2022.
    • Union Square Partnership 2022 Roster of Programming.
    • Madison Sq. Pk Conservancy for “Take C.H.A.R.G.E.”, a promotional event for Jaguar Health.  

    Budget, Education and City Services Committee

    • City Council legislation, Intro 0258-2022, on Public Bathroom Study.
    • The Need for Public Bathrooms in New York City.

    Transportation/Environment Committee

    • Release of Joint Study of Intercity Curbside Bus Practice.
  • Public Session
    • Members of the public are encouraged to speak during the Public Hearing at 6pm, However, anyone not able to participate during the Public Hearing may speak to the Board during Public Session on a topic relevant to the CB5 community. Speaking time is 2 min. per speaker.

 

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Transportation & Environment

Monday, May 23rd, 2022, at 6:00pm
Video Conference

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EJ Kalafarski, Chair
Sam Levy, Vice Chair

Agenda:

  • An application for  a No Standing Zone on 34th St just west of Park Ave. for the Foundry Learning Center, located at 4 Park Ave. 
  • An application for a hotel No Standing Zone at 25 West 28th St for the Ritz-Carlton Nomad Hotel
  • An update from the Grand Central Partnership on a Street Seat in their district

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Landmarks

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at 6:00pm
Video Conference

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Layla Law-Gisiko, Chair                                                                                                                                                                          Maki Thomas Livesay, Vice-Chair

Agenda

  • Renovation to the North Meadow Center in Central Park to include the park operations facility for the north end of the park, public restrooms and recreation courts.

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Land Use, Housing & Zoning

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, at 6:00pm
Video Conference

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Layla Law-Gisiko, Chair                                                                                                                                                                          Aaron Ford, Vice-Chair

Agenda

  • Theatre Subdistrict Fund Contribution, a City Planning Commission proposal to raise rates for the transfer of development rights within the Theatre Subdistrict.
  • 1221 6th Avenue, application by 1221 Avenue Holdings LLC (the “Applicant”), for a certification by the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission, pursuant to Sections 37-624 and 37-73(c) of the Zoning Resolution, to allow for two open air cafés on the West 49th Street frontage of a public plaza.
  • 11 East 22nd Street, applicant seeking a zoning map amendment to rezone Block 851, Lots 12, 13, 22, 24, 26, 28, 32 and p/o 20 from a C6-4M zoning district to a C6-4 zoning district. The proposed zoning map amendment would facilitate the conversion of the lower three floors of 11 East 22nd Street from commercial units to residential units. 

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Budget, Education & City Services

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, at 6:00pm
Video Conference

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Renee Kinsella, Chair
Julie Chou, Vice Chair

Agenda (in progress)

  • Council Member Erik Bottcher presents his Mental Health Initiatives.
  • S 8422, legislation sponsored by Senator Hoylman to authorize payment for long term mental health stays.
  • Brain Weber, President of the Midtown South Precinct Community Council with update on public safety issues. 
  • NYC Commission on Human Rights  update on Hate Crimes.

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