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View the CB2 Google Calendar in a separate webpage.

 

During the COVID-19 crisis, Manhattan Community Board 2 meetings will be held virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing. Instructions on how to access the meetings will be posted in advance of each meeting and noted below.

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TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Shirley Secunda, Chair
Thurs., 4/1 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing

  1. Overview by NYC Dept. of Transportation (DOT) of upcoming outreach process to gather feedback from the community on how University Place can better meet neighborhood needs.
    • As part of its upcoming outreach process to gather feedback from the community, DOT has created a survey it is asking community members to submit.
  2. *Discussion of process to alert the community about new CitiBike stations.

Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qedUnCbEReWylSjrxYqxVw


QUALITY OF LIFE Joseph Gallagher, Chair
Mon., 4/5 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing
1.*Street Activities:
  • 4/22/21 [setup] 4/23/21 [start date] – 5/7/21 [end date] 5/8/21 [breakdown date] – Kith Pop Up installation (Prodject): 1 Lafayette St. between Bleecker St. and Jones Alley [curb lane only]
  • 5/04/21 – 5/20/21 – HSBID Reconnect – Lunch on Little 6th (Hudson Square Business Improvement District): Sixth Ave. between Spring St. and Broome St. (Note: Little 6th Avenue is an existing Open Street and Open Culture Street in Hudson Square) [full street closure]
  • 5/15/21 – STONEWALL Village Fair and Expo (STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association): Broadway between Waverly Place and East 14th St. [full street closure]
  • 5/24/21 – 5/27/21 – The Hang Workshop 1 (HERE Arts Center): Dominick St. between Varick St. and 6th Ave. [full street closure]
  • 5/29/21 – 6/06/21 – Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Inc.): University Place between Waverly Place and East 13th St. [sidewalk and curb lane closure]
  • 6/01/21 – 9/28/21 – Tuesday Lunch on Little 6th (Hudson Square Business Improvement District):  6 Ave between Spring St. and Broome St. (Note:  Little 6th Avenue between Spring Street and Broome Street. This is an existing open street. 6/1/2021 6/8/2021 6/15/2021 6/22/2021 6/29/2021 7/6/2021 7/13/2021 7/20/2021 7/27/202 9/7/2021 9/14/2021 9/21/2021 9/28/2021) [full street closure]
  • 6/01/21 – 9/28/21 – Tuesday Art Display at Dominick St. (Hudson Square Business Improvement District): Dominick St. between Varick St. and 6th Ave. [full street closure]
  • 6/03/21 – 9/30/21 – Thursday After Work Happy Hour at Little 6th (Hudson Square Business Improvement District): 6th Ave between Spring St. and Broome St. (Note: Little 6th Avenue between Spring Street and Broome Street. This is an existing open street.) [full street closure]
  • 6/03/21 – 9/30/21 – Thursday Art Display at Dominick Street (Hudson Square Business Improvement District): Dominick St. between Varick St. and 6th Ave. [full street closure]
  • 6/05/21 – 9/25/21 – Saturday Family Event at Little 6th (Hudson Square Business Improvement District): 6th Ave. between Broome St. and Spring St. (Note: Little 6th Avenue between Spring Street and Broome Street. This is an existing open street) [full street closure]
  • 6/05/21 – 9/25/21 – Saturday Art Display at Dominick Street (Hudson Square Business Improvement District): Dominick St. between Varick St. and 6th Ave. [full street closure]
  • 6/09/21– Elizabeth Irwin HS Senior Graduation (LREI): Charlton St. between 6th Ave. and Varick St. [sidewalk and street closure]
  • 6/09/21 [setup] 6/10/21 [start date] – 6/13/21 [end date] 6/15/21 [breakdown date] – New York City Flower Show (Meatpacking BID): 1) Gansevoort /13 Gansevoort Pedestrian Plaza: Gansevoort 13 Gansevoort Plaza (Note: Gansevoort Plaza from Gansevoort St. to 15th St.), 2) 13/14 Gansevoort Pedestrian Plaza: 13/14 Gansevoort Pedestrian Plaza, 3) 14/15 Gansevoort Pedestrian Plaza (Chelsea Plaza: 14/15 Gansevoort Pedestrian Plaza (Chelsea Plaza) [full street closure]
  • 6/10/21 – The Drawing Center June 2021 Celebration (The Drawing Center): Wooster St. between Broome St. and Grand St. [full street closure]
  • 6/21/21 – 6/24/21– The Hang Workshop 2 (HERE Arts Center): Dominick St. between Varick St. and 6th Ave. [full street closure]
  • 6/26/21 – PSNY The Alliance and NYC AIDS Memorial presents Kiki Ball (New York City AIDS Memorial): Greenwich Ave. between Bank St. and West 12th St. [full street closure]
  • 7/07/21 – 7/28/21 – MorDance Rehearsal (Morballet Inc. dba MorDance): 6th Ave. between Spring St. and Broome St. [full street closure]
  • 7/08/21 – 7/11/21 – RAW Festival (HERE Arts Center): Dominick St. between Varick St. and 6th Ave. [full street closure]
  • 8/04//21 – 8/25/21 – MorDance Rehearsal (Morballet Inc. dba MorDance): 6th Ave. between Spring St. and Broome St. [full street closure]
  • 8/09/21 – 8/12/21 – The Hang Workshop 3 (HERE Arts Center): Dominick St. between Varick St. and 6th Ave. [full street closure]
  • 9/08/21 – 9/29/21 – MorDance Rehearsal (Morballet Inc. dba MorDance): 6th Ave. between Spring St. and Broome St. [full street closure]
  • 9/19/21 – The Urban Bear Street Festival (Community Health Project, Inc. dba Callen Lorde Community Health Center): Little West 12th St. between 10 Ave. and Washington St. [full street closure]
  • 10/02/21 – 10/23/21 – MorDance Rehearsal (Morballet Inc. dba MorDance): 6th Ave. between Spring St. and Broome St. [full street closure]
  • 10/16/21 – Waverly Place Festival plan B (Greenwich House): Washington Square North between Washington Square West and 5th Ave. [full street closure] (laid over)

*FYI Street Activities Renewals:

  • 4/2/21 – 12/31/21 – Old Cathedral Outdoor Market (St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Basilica): Prince St. between Mott St. and Mulberry St. [partial sidewalk closure]

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SLA LICENSING 1 Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Donna Raftery, Co-Chair
Tuesday., 4/6 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing
1a.*     Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Corporate Change to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
1b.*     Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Change in Method of Operation to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:

1c. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Alteration Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:

1d.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for New Beer and Cider license (RBC):

1e.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for New Beer and Wine license (RW/TW):

1f.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):

1g. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Removal and Relocation Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:

1f. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for a Temporary/Seasonal Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) License:

FYI/Renewals: Corner Deli aka La Esquina, 114 Kenmare St. (aka 106 Kenmare St. and 199 Lafayette St.) (OP); Da Nico, 164 Mulberry St. (OP); Seamore’s, 390 Broome St. (OP); ZZ’s Clam Bar, 169 Thompson St. (OP); 20 7th Avenue, LLC, 20 7th Ave. So. (OP); Umberto’s Clam House, 132-138 Mulberry St. (OP); Benito’s I, 174 Mulberry St. (OP); Terra Blues, 149 Bleecker St, 2nd Fl. (OP); MarieBelle, 484 Broome St. (RW); Left Bank, 117 Perry St. (OP); Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St. (OP); Dos Toros, 11 Carmine St. (RW); The Green Treehouse, 46 Greenwich Ave. (OP); E.A.K. Ramen, 469 Ave. of Americas (RW); Lan Larb Soho, 227 Centre St. (RW); Houseman, 508 Greenwich St. (OP); The Other Room Inc., 143 Perry St. (OP); John’s Pizza, 276-8 Bleecker St. (RW); L’Artusi, 228 W. 10th St. (OP); 8th Street Winecellar, 28 W. 8th St. (OP); Musket Room, 265 Elizabeth St. (OP); Lelabar, 422 Hudson St. (TW); Bohemian NY, 57 Great Jones St. (OP); Minetta Tavern, 111-113 Macdougal St. (OP); Sushi Nakazawa, 3 Commerce St. (RW); Soho Park, 62 Prince St. (OP); Wild Ginger Vegetarian Kitchen, 380 Broome St. (beer & cider); Decoy, 529 Hudson St. (Bsmt.) (OP); Redfarm, 529 Hudson St. (1st Fl.) (OP); The Mercer & Mercer Kitchen, 147 Mercer St. aka 99 Prince St. (OP); Automatic Slim’s, 753 Washington St. aka 131 Bank St. (OP);

Please register at the following link:                                  
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JBbfrmZOQm-qteezkrhy7g


PARKS/WATERFRONT Rich Caccappolo, Chair
Wed., 4/7 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing
  1. *Update from the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation on the current renovation project at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center and closure of the outdoor pool.
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SLA LICENSING 2 Robert Ely, Co-Chair and Donna Raftery, Co-Chair
Thurs., 4/8 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing
1a.*     Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Corporate Change to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
1b.*     Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Change in Method of Operation to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:
1c. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Alteration Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:

1d.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for New Beer and Cider license (RBC):

1e.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for New Beer and Wine license (RW/TW):

1f.* Apps. to the SLA for New License for Full Liquor On-Premise (OP):

1g. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for Removal and Relocation Application to existing Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) Licenses:

1f. Applications to the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) for a Temporary/Seasonal Restaurant Wine (RW), Tavern Wine (TW) or Full Liquor On-Premise (OP) License:

Please register at the following link:                                  
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JBbfrmZOQm-qteezkrhy7g


SCHOOLS & EDUCATION Patricia Laraia, Chair
Mon., 4/12 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing.
  1. *Discussion of NYC Independent Budget Office, “Carter Case” Spending for Students With Special Needs Continues to Grow Rapidly, published March 2021.
  2. *Discussion of Federal and State Funds for Smaller Classes Next Year. Guest Speaker, Leonie Haimson, Executive Director, Class Size Matters.
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REOPENING WORKING GROUP Valerie De La Rosa, Chair (MEETING CANCELED)
Tues., 4/13 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing
  1. *Continued discussion of permanent outdoor dining program.
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LAND USE Frederica Sigel, Chair
Wed., 4/14 (Meeting Rescheduled for Mon. 4/19) @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing
  1. *Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility (ZFA) Text Amendment – This proposal would expand zoning incentives (i.e., offer increases in bulk) for developments in high-density districts. It would also improve zoning rules to allow the MTA to locate access to subway stations within private developments and require property owners of developments near stations to proactively work with the MTA to provide station access easements and improvements. Sponsored by DCP in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), City Council and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD).
  2. *Discussion of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s “Report from the Sustainable Affordable Housing Development Task Force
  3. *Discussion of Upzoning SoHo and NoHo: Why the City’s Rezoning Plan Will Decrease Socio-Economic Diversity and Reduce Net Affordable Housing. Presentation by Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Village Preservation.
  4. *Discussion of Department of City Planning’s three SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan Information Sessions: 
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https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HclcIK1lTbyWaa1H0X-Baw  

LANDMARKS 1 Chenault Spence, Chair – (MEETING CANCELED)
Thurs., 4/15 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing[See amended calendar for agenda.]Please register at the following link:
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BYLAWS WORKING GROUP Susan Kent, Chair
Mon., 4/19 @ 6:30 PM (5:00 PM – New Time)Meeting Access via Video Conferencing
  1. Discussion of Conflicts of Interest rules (new section).
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LAND USE Frederica Sigel, Chair
Mon. 4/19 (New Date) @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing
  1. *Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility (ZFA) Text Amendment – This proposal would expand zoning incentives (i.e., offer increases in bulk) for developments in high-density districts. It would also improve zoning rules to allow the MTA to locate access to subway stations within private developments and require property owners of developments near stations to proactively work with the MTA to provide station access easements and improvements. Sponsored by DCP in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), City Council and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD).
  2. *Discussion of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s “Report from the Sustainable Affordable Housing Development Task Force
  3. Presentation by Anthony Drummond (Director of Land Use, Housing and Planning for CM Margaret Chin) of the Councilmember’s Joint Testimony with BP Gale Brewer on the 2020 SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan Draft Scope of Work.
  4. *Discussion of Upzoning SoHo and NoHo: Why the City’s Rezoning Plan Will Decrease Socio-Economic Diversity and Reduce Net Affordable Housing. Presentation by Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Village Preservation.
  5. *Discussion of Department of City Planning’s three SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan Information Sessions: 
Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HclcIK1lTbyWaa1H0X-Baw 

EXECUTIVE Jeannine Kiely, Chair
Tues., 4/20 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video ConferencingPlease register at the following link:
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FULL BOARD Jeannine Kiely, Chair
Thurs., 4/22 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video ConferencingVirtual speaker cards can be submitted by email before 5:00 p.m. April 22, 2021 to speakerscard@cb2manhattan.org. [Please note that registering for the Zoom meeting does not register you to speak.] Please submit your name, agenda topic, and address. Public speakers will be limited to 2 minutes or less at the discretion of the Chair. .Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7brN-TQURrmfN1amIhmJRA

ARTS & INSTITUTIONS Robin Rothstein, Chair
Mon., 4/26 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conference

1. Members of the acclaimed Tectonic Theater Project will present an overview of a theatrical event entitled SEVEN DEADLY SINS that they are planning for several storefronts in the Meatpacking District this summer.

2. The City Firm, an independent council of experts creatively solving community and cultural infrastructure issues from the ground up, most notably filling empty retail spaces with arts programming under Wallplay from 2013-2020, will present an overview of their organization and the work they are supporting in our district.

.]Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YUXJTW7HRc6APUE_CFhxNg

EQUITY WORKING GROUP Patricia Laraia, Co-Chair & Mar Fitzgerald, Co-Chair (MEETING CANCELED)
Tues., 4/27 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conference
  1. *Panel discussion of Collective Trauma in the Asian and Black Communities

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JOINT MEETING: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SMALL BUSINESS Valerie De La Rosa, Chair and EQUITY WORKING GROUP Patricia Laraia, Co-Chair and Mar Fitzgerald, Co-Chair
Wed., 4/28 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conferencing

  1. *Reviving the Chinatown Economy: Small Business Post-Pandemic Outlook
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SOCIAL SERVICES Susanna Aaron, Chair
Thurs., 4/29 @ 6:30 PM – Meeting Access via Video Conference
  1. Update from Department of Social Services and Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) on development of Paul’s Place, the Safe Haven planned for 112-114 West 14th St.
  2. Public discussion regarding data that would enhance the work of the Social Services Committee.
Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SuywKFixQp6nw9XMQfeIcw

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