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Budget, Education & City Services

Offers recommendations to the city for what it should prioritize in its annual budget. Reviews issues related to NYC schools and other city services.

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Land Use, Housing & Zoning

Reviews applications for projects that are not “as-of-right” according to the city’s zoning resolution, such as requests for special permits and variances.

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Parks & Public Spaces

Reviews applications for the use and maintenance of the district’s parks and pedestrian plazas. Also reviews issues that relate to public spaces, such as sidewalk cafe applications and newsstand applications.

Transportation & Environment

Reviews issues related to the district’s transportation infrastructure: how people move within, into and out of the district and city. Monitors environmental policies.

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State Licenses & Permits

Reviews liquor license applications for establishments in the district and other state license applications. Addresses quality of life concerns regarding licensed establishments that are already operating in the district.


Reviews applications to grant landmark status to buildings in the district. Also reviews proposals for alterations to landmarked buildings or buildings in historic districts.