Committee Agendas

May 2022

Proposed Committee Agendas

Subject to Change


Public Hearing Preservation Committee, K Karpen and Michele Parker, Co-Chairpersons

Thursday, May 5th, 6:30 pm
Join the May 5th Special Meeting
165 West 86th Street, West-Park Presbyterian Church (Amsterdam Avenue) Application to the Landmarks

Preservation Commission to demolish the existing structure, an individual landmark designated in 2010, on the grounds of hardship pursuant to NYC Administrative Code § 25-309.

  1. Applicant presentation
  2. Special Speaker
  3. Public Comment period
  4. Board Member questions

Directed by the City Charter mandate that Community Boards review matters prior to consideration by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Preservation Committee reviews the "appropriateness" of proposed changes to individually designated landmarks as well as to properties listed within the Upper West Side's Historic Districts.


Housing Committee, Louisa Craddock, Chair

Monday, May 9th, 6:30 pm
Join the May 9th Housing Committee Meeting
Ted Houghton, President of Gateway Housing, a not for profit that is attempting to transform the shelter system by rehabilitating the city's aging shelter stock, providing resources for more independent living and integration into the community and creating permanently affordable housing, will speak.


Transportation Committee, Andrew Albert and Howard Yaruss, Co-Chairpersons

Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30 pm
Join the May 10th Transportation Committee Meeting

  1. DOT Roadway Division and Sidewalks Division notification to remove red bricks in crosswalks and mid-block crossings on West 94th between Central Park West and Riverside.
  2. NYPD Transit Police Chief Jason Wilcox regarding mass transit safety.

Strategy & Budget Committee, Roberta Semer, Chair

Wednesday, May 11th, 11:00 am
Join the May 11th Strategy & Budget Committee Meeting


Business & Consumer Issues Committee, Linda Alexander and Christian Cordova, Co-Chairpersons

Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30 pm
Join the May 11th Business & Consumer Issues Committee Meeting

  1. 105 West 72nd Street (Columbus Avenue) New application to the SLA for two-year liquor license Jazz Genius Corporation d/b/a To Be Determined.

  2. New and Temporary Retail Permit application
    • 476 Amsterdam Avenue a/k/a 200 West 83rd Street. New and Temporary Retail Permit application to the SLA for two-year liquor license by 476 Amsterdam, LLC d/b/a Fred’s.
    • 2799 Broadway (West 108th Street.) New and Temporary Retail Permit application to the SLA for two-year liquor license by Leticia Young or Entity to be formed d/b/a Lolo’s Chicken Shach.

Class Change

  1. 489 Columbus Avenue (West 83rd – 84th Street). Class Change application to the SLA for two-year liquor licenses by Shivhari, Inc. d/b/a Ashoka.

Expansion onto Municipal Property

  1. 665 Amsterdam Avenue (West 92nd – 93rd Streets.) Expansion onto Municipal Property application to the SLA for two-year liquor licenses by Gennaro, Inc. d/b/a Gennaro Restaurant.

Postponed

  • New applications to the SLA for two-year liquor licenses:
    • 100 Riverside Drive (West 64th-65th Streets.) Andy Kim or Entity to be Formed.
    • 2624-2626 Broadway (West 99th) Metrocinema 1, LLC d/b/a To Be Determined.

Bylaws Task Force, Susan Schwartz, Chair

Thursday, May 12th 9:00 AM
Join the May 12th Bylaws Task Force Meeting

Continued discussion of Bylaws


Senior Task Force, Roberta Semer, Chair

Rescheduled - June


Preservation Committee, K Karpen and Michele Parker, Co-Chairpersons

Thursday, May 12th, 6:30 pm
Join the May 12th Preservation Committee Meeting

  1. 257 Central Park West (West 85th -86th Streets). Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a roof deck and greenhouse structure and an increase in the height of an existing elevator overrun.
  2. 6 West 95th Street (Central Park West - Columbus Avenue). Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a Certificate of Appropriateness to (a) build a one-story rooftop addition, (b) expand the basement and first floor rear addition and add window openings to the west facade of the addition, and (c) to convert a top floor rear facade window to into a door.
  3. 225 West 99th Street, St. Michael's Church (Amsterdam Avenue.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a Certificate of Appropriateness for barrier-free access.

Directed by the City Charter mandate that Community Boards review matters prior to consideration by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Preservation Committee reviews the "appropriateness" of proposed changes to individually designated landmarks as well as to properties listed within the Upper West Side's Historic Districts.


Parks & Environment Committee, Barbara Adler and Natasha Kazmi, Co-Chairpersons

Monday, May 16th, 6:30 pm
Join the May 16th Parks & Environment Committee Meeting

  1. Proposed Design for the Reconstruction of the Drainage System in Riverside Park, from West 108th Street to West 116th Street: NYC Parks: Presentation by Parks consultant from Stantec, Nick Catalano. Those participating in the presentation for Parks will be Raymond Palmares, Margaret Bracken, John Herrold, Heidy Maschino, and Steve Simon.
  2. Presentation by the Central Park Conservancy to Renovate the North Meadow Center in Central Park, which includes the park operations facility for the north end: Gabby Chinea, Project Coordinator for the Central Park Conservancy.
  3. Lane Addonizio, VP for Planning, Design, and Construction for the Central Park Conservancy (CPC), to update us on some general organizational changes at the CPC.
  4. Leo Bullaro, Budget Director for Council Member Gale Brewer discusses budget priorities for our parks.

Bylaws Task Force, Susan Schwartz, Chair

Wednesday, May 18th 4:00 PM
Join the May 18th Bylaws Task Force Meeting

Continued discussion of Bylaws


Land Use Committee, Richard Asche, Chair

Wednesday, May 18th, 6:30 pm
Join the May 18th Land Use Committee Meeting
Cancelled


Health & Human Services Committee, Catherine DeLazzero and Sheldon Fine, Co-Chairpersons

Tuesday, May 24th, 7:00 pm
Join the May 24th Health & Human Services Committee Meeting

  1. Focus on Mental Health Awareness Month
    New York City Government and Elected Officials Report on Legislation and Budget Priorities. They are promoting to address the Mental Health Crisis,

    Presenters:
    • Erin Kelly, Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services
    • Honorable Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President
    • Honorable Shaun Abreu, City Councilmember Manhattan District 7, Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addictions

    This is a follow up to two recent resolutions:
    • "Initiatives Supporting the Mental Health and Wellness of Our Community"; and
    • "Strategies for Preventing Suicide and Self-injury"

  2. Proposed “Food Insecurity Budget Request” Resolution

  3. Planning our June HHS Committee Agenda


Public Safety Task Force, Polly Spain and William Ortiz, Co-Chairpersons

Wednesday, May 25th, 6:30 pm
Join the May 25th Public Safety Task Force Meeting

Topic: Gun Violence and Public Safety 

  1. Greetings and review of agenda
  2. ATV's & Noise Complaints
  3. Update: Status of Anibal Aviles and Bloomingdale Playgrounds
  4. Report: The Escalation of Gun Violence and the Tools to Reduce It! 

                        (Mayor’s Blueprint and Manhattan District Attorney's Dashboard.)

  1. New Business:
    1. Panel Discussion on Safety in our Community from the "Voices of our Youth."
  2. Questions and Answers 
  3. Next meeting date: June 29th at 6:30pm.

Youth, Education, and Libraries Committee, Blanche Lawton and Courtney Clark Metakis, Co-Chairpersons

Thursday, May 26th, 6:30 pm (Cancelled)
Join the May 26th Youth, Education, and Libraries Committee Meeting
Discussion with D3 Superintendent Christine Loughlin on district needs for our schools + G&T updates and implications for our district.


Steering Committee, Steven Brown, Chair

Tuesday, May 31st, 6:30 PM
Join the May 31st Steering Committee Meeting

  1. Chair update  
  2. District Manager update
  3. Chair reports including any agenda items for Full Board 
  4. Old business 
  5. New business

Meetings will take place via Zoom. Log-in information will be posted on the CB7 website the day of the meeting. Agendas are subject to change. To confirm committee agendas, visit www.nyc.gov/mcb7. Send comments by e-mail to office@cb7.org or by fax to 212-595-9317.

Resolutions adopted at the committee meetings will be reported at the Full Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, beginning at 6:30 pm, via Zoom.