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Testimonies

2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Manhattan Borough Board FY2018 Preliminary Budget Hearing - Testimony by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use Guttman Community College

2016

October 13, 2016 - Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management Street Activity Permit Office - Public Hearing on Proposed Rules - Testimony by Noah Pfefferblit, District Manager

September 26, 2016 - Hearing on Sightseeing Bus Industry - Testimony by Noah Pfefferblit, District Manager

July 11, 2016 - Economic Development Corporation Franchise and Concession Review Committee & Department of Small Businesses Hearing on Amendment of Concession Agreement, Downtown Heliport - Testimony by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use

June 22, 2016 - NYC Department of Environmental Protection Public Meeting on the MS4 Progress Report  by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use

June 3, 2016 - New York City Council Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Oversight Hearing: Financing of the City’s Recovery from Sandy - Testimony by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chairperson

May 24, 2016 - New York City Council Fiscal Year 2017 Executive Budget Hearing Transportation - Testimony by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chairperson

May 24, 2016 - New York City Council Fiscal Year 2017 Executive Budget Hearing Recovery & Resiliency - Testimony by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chairperson

May 19, 2016 - Public Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Citywide Ferry Service (CEQR No. 15DME009Y) Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use

May 17, 2016 - New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises public hearing on Water Street Uprades - Testimony by Michael Levine, Consulting Planning

May 3, 2016 - New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises Public Hearing on Water Street Upgrades Text Amendment N 160166 ZRM - Testimony by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning & Land Use

April 12, 2016 - New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing in relation to licensing ticket vendors - Testimony by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning & Land Use

March 30, 2016 - City Planning Commission Public Hearing on Water Street Upgrades Text Amendment N 160166 ZRM - Testimony by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning & Land Use

2015

December 14, 2015 - New York City Council Committee on Recovery and Resiliency jointly with the Committee on Environmental Protection Oversight: OneNYC – Review of the City’s Resiliency and Sustainability PlansTestimony presented by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair CB 1

December 8, 2015 - New York City Council Committee on Public Safety Int. 983-2015 and Int. 992-2015, In relation to advosory board on crossing guard deployment and reporting on crossing guard deployment. Testimony presented by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair CB 1

December 7, 2015 - New York Public Design Commission Water Street Streetscape Improvement Project. Testimony presented by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair CB 1

December 2, 2015 - Letter of Support for Statue of Liberty National Monument New Museum Construction

November 12, 2015 - New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection Int. 859-2015 and Int. 858-2015 regarding sightseeing helicopters. Testimony presented by Patrick Kennell on behalf of Catherine McVay Hughes

October 26, 2015 - Letter of Support for New York City's Application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition

October 22, 2015 - New York City Council Committee on Recovery and Resiliencey - Oversight: Two Years after the SIRR report

October 14, 2015 - New York City Council Committee on Waterfronts - Oversight: Update on Governors Island, Testimony by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use, CB1

October 8, 2015 - Testimony was submitted to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability as public comment on the Draft Scope of Work for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Citywide Ferry Service

September 30, 2015 - Comments submitted to Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency as public comment on New York City’s Phase 2 application for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC)

September 17, 2015 – Catherine McVay Hughes testified on Manhattan Congestion

September 10, 2015 – Catherine McVay Hughes testified Public Hearing on New York City Phase 2 Application for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development National Disaster Resilience Competition

June 19, 2015 – Open letter to Mayor de Blasio regarding shortage of Crossing Guards in Lower Manhattan

April 30, 2015 – Catherine McVay Hughes testified before the New York City Council Committee on Government Operations on Int. 732-2015, a local law to amend the New York City Charter in relation to making urban planning professionals available to community boards

April 30, 2015 – Diana Switaj testified before the New York City Council Committee on Government Operations on Int. 732-2015, a local law to amend the New York City Charter in relation to making urban planning professionals available to community boards

April 30, 2015 – Michael Levine testified before the New York City Council Committee on Government Operations on Int. 732-2015, a local law to amend the New York City Charter in relation to making urban planning professionals available to community boards

April 24, 2015 - Comments submitted to Federal Aviation Administration by Community Board 1’s Quality of Life Committee on proposed regulation amendments on operations of small unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System

March 30, 2015 - Catherine McVay Hughes testified before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor at a public hearing on Proposed Res. No. 533-A, a resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.

March 16, 2015 - Catherine McVay Hughes testified before the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development National Disaster Resilience Competition Phase 1 Application and Amendment 9 of the Action Plan for New York State Community Development Block Grant Funding

March 10, 2015 - Testimony on New York City Phase 1 Application for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development National Disaster Resilience Competition

January 15, 2015 - CB1 submitted testimony on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Proposed Action Plan Amendment 8 regarding citywide Superstorm Sandy recovery and resiliency funding.


2014

November 10, 2014 - CB1 submitted a written comment to the New York City Department of Education on the proposed re-siting of The Peck Slip School (02M343) from Building M860 to New Building M343 in the 2015-2016 School Year

October 23, 2014 - Testimony on Int. 378 to the NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB 1

August 7, 2014 - CB1 testimony to the Assembly Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions on the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s 2015 – 2019 Capital Program

July 17, 2014 - Catherine McVay Hughes testified at the public meeting of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council on the major transportation concerns of Manhattan Community Board 1

June 17, 2014 - New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer's Sandy Oversight Hearing. Testimony by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

May 21, 2014 - New York City Council Committee on Waterfronts - Oversight: Update on Governors Island. Testimony by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

March 3, 2014 - Hearing on Best Practices for Recruitment and Appointments to Community Boards by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

February 24, 2014 - A Local Law to Amend the NYC Charter, in Relation to requiring that all Community Board Full Board Meetings be Webcast by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

January 22, 2014 - Report to the Borough President by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

2013

December 11, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on Update on Status of the MTA Fulton Center by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

November 13, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on Update on Status of the 9/11 Museum by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

November 6, 2013 - PowerPoint presentation on Community District 1 Court Relocations presented at the Financial District Committee

November 4, 2013 - Letter to Deputy Mayor Holloway and Commissioner Wells Handy on Community District 1 Court Relocations by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

October 28, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on The Effect of Residential Construction Projects on the Lower Manhattan Neighborhood by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

October 9, 2013 - Public Hearing on the Proposed Co-location of a New Public Elementary Charter School, Success Academy Charter School with Existing Schools the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management and Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers in Building M520 Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1, and Tricia Joyce, Chair, Youth and Education Committee

September 30, 2013 - Public Hearing on Protect Student Privacy by Prohibiting the Release of Personally Identifiable Student Information Without Consent by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

August 7, 2013 - Public Hearing on the City's Proposed East Midtown Rezoning Plan by Michael Levine, Consultant Planner 

July 30, 2013 - Letter to Commissioner Kelly Concerning the World Trade Center Campus Security Plan by Catherine McVay Hughes 

June 22, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on Special Governors Island District by Michael Levine, CB1 

June 22, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on Special Governors Island District by Diana Switaj, Director of Land Use and Planning 

June 17, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on Are Cancer Rates Increasing in 9/11 Responders? by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

June 6, 2013 - Letter to Mayor Bloomberg Concerning the South Street Seaport Museum by Catherine McVay Hughes 

May 28, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on A Vital Part of New York City’s Public Transit System by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

May 13, 2013 - Public Hearing on the City's Proposed East Midtown Rezoning Plan by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

May 8, 2013 - Phased Redevelopment of Governors Island; Draft Supplemental Generic Impact Statement by Michael Levine, Director of Planning and Land Use 

May 8, 2013 - Phased Redevelopment of Governors Island; Draft Supplemental Generic Impact Statement by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair 

May 7, 2013 - Hearing on Sidewalk Café Local Law by Evan Lacher, Community Liaison, CB1 

May 7, 2013 - Oversight: The Effect of Changing Demographics of Lower Manhattan by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

April 23, 2013 - World Trade Campus Security Plan: Draft Environmental Impact Statement by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

April 23, 2013 - World Trade Campus Security Plan: Draft Environmental Impact Statement by Ro Sheffe, Chair, Financial District Committee 

April 23, 2013 - World Trade Campus Security Plan: Draft Environmental Impact Statement by Diana Switaj, CB1, Urban Planner 

March 14, 2013 - Fiscal Year 2014 Preliminary Budget Hearings by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

March 14, 2013 - South Street Seaport - Pier 17 by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

March 14, 2013 - South Street Seaport - Pier 17 by Michael Levine, Director of Land Use and Planning, CB1 

February 26, 2013 - Insurance Coverage in the event of a disaster by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

February 25, 2013 - Oversight: Recovery: Restoring and Growing the City's Small Business by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 and Edward Sheffe, Chair, Small Business Recover Task Force 

February 25, 2013 - Oversight: Update on the City’s Redevelopment Plans for Governor’s Island Joint Committees on Waterfronts and Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

February 12, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on Emergency Planning and Management During and After the Storm: MTA's Response and the Long-Term Impact on the City's Public Transportation System by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

January 18, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on Emergency Planning and Management During and After the Storm: Assessing and Improving Public Utility Risk Mitigation Measures by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

January 16, 2013 - Oversight Hearing on Emergency Planning and Management During and After the Storm: Disaster Management by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

January 8, 2013 - The Phased Redevelopment of Governors Island Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1

January 8, 2013 - The Phased Redevelopment of Governors Island Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement by Michael Levine, Director of Land Use and Planning, CB1

2012

December 19, 2012 - South Street Seaport Pier 17 by Michael Levine, Director of Land Use and Planning, CB1 

December 19, 2012 - South Street Seaport Pier 17 by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

December 19, 2012 - South Street Seaport Pier 17 by Jeff Galloway, Chair of CB1 Planning Committee 

November 13, 2012 - Civic Center Plan by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

September 28, 2012 - The Effect of Increased Tourism in Lower Manhattan by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

September 27, 2012 - East Midtown Rezoning Testimony by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

August 8, 2012 - Testimony on Civic Center Plan by Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair of CB1 

April 25, 2012 - Testimony on Climate Change and Local Law Int 0834-2012 to the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice-Chair of CB1

April 23, 2012 - Testimony on Construction Coordination in Lower Manhattan to the New York City Council Committees on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, Transportation, and Housing and Buildings by Julie Menin, Chair of CB1, and Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice-Chair 

March 29, 2012 - Testimony on Fiscal Year 2013 Preliminary Budget Hearings by District Manager Noah Pfefferblit 

March 14, 2012 - Testimony on the New York City Police Department World Trade Center Campus Security Plan CEQR No. 12NYP001M by Julie Menin, Chair of CB1, Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice-Chair of CB1 and Michael Levine, Director of Land Use and Planning for CB1 

February 17, 2012 - Testimony on the NYC Department of Environmental Protection's Comments, Entitled "Geophysical Evaluation of Infrastructure Risks of Natural Gas Production on New York City West of Hudson Water Supply Infrastructure," to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regarding the DEC's Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice-Chair of CB1 

January 30, 2012 - Testimony on the World Trade Center Medical Working Group's 2011 Annual Report on 9/11 Health to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Jointly with the Committee on Civil Service and Labor and the Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice-Chair of CB1 

 2011

November 30, 2011 - Testimony on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Revised Draft SGEIS to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation by Julie Menin, Char of CB1 and Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice-Chair 

October 31, 2011 - Testimony on the Status of Parkland Redevelopment in Lower Manhattan to the New York City Council Committees on Parks and Recreation and Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Julie Menin, Chair of CB1 and Jeff Galloway, Chair of the Planning and Infrastructure Committee of CB1 

September 15, 2011 - Testimony on Small Business in Lower Manhattan to the New York City Council Committees on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment and Small Business by Julie Menin, Chair of CB1 

June 16, 2011 - Testimony on Update on the Status of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Julie Menin, Chair of CB1 and Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chair 

March 30, 2011 - Testimony on Lower Manhattan Arcades Text Amendment N 110193 ZRM to the City Planning Commission by Michael Levine, Director of Land Use and Planning of CB1 

March 3, 2011 - Testimony on Implementing the Provisions of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1 

March 1, 2011 - Testimony on the Continued Examination of Hydraulic Fracturing including the New York State Department of Environmental conservation and Delaware River Basin Commission to the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection by Jeff Galloway, Chairperson of the Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee of CB1 

February 28, 2011 - Testimony on Proposed Amendments to Chapter 2 of Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York Pertaining to Emissions from the Use of #4 and #6 Fuel Oil in Heat and Hot Water Boilers and Burners to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1 

February 14, 2011 - Testimony on Examining the NYC World Trade Center Medical Working Group 2010 Annual Report on 9/11 Health to the New York City Council Committees on Civil Service & Labor, Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, and Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Disability Services by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1

2010

November 10, 2010 - Testimony on Resolution calling upon the U.S. Senate to vote for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health Compensation Act of 2009 to the New York City Council Committees on Civil Service & Labor and Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1, and Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chair 

October 21, 2010 - Comments at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Public Forum by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1

October 19, 2010 - Testimony on the Status of Construction of the World Trade Center Site to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1, and Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chair

September 15, 2010 - Testimony on the Status of Funds To Be Used for Lower Manhattan Redevelopment that are Under the Control of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to the New York City Council Committees on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, Civil Service and Labor and Mental Health by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1

August 18, 2010 - Comments on the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's Partial Action Plan S-2 by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1

August 11, 2010 - Testimony on the North Tribeca Rezoning to the City Planning Commission by Michael Levine, Director of Land Use and Planning for CB1

July 26, 2010 - Testimony on the Revision of the New York City Charter to the Charter Revision Commission by Jeff Galloway, Chair of the Planning and Infrastructure Committee of CB1

June 29, 2010 - Testimony on the 9/11 Memorial and Museum to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice-Chairperson of CB1

April 20, 2010 - Testimony on the Revision of the New York City Charter to the Charter Revision Commission by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1

April 19, 2010 - Testimony on Ensuring Pedestrian Safety During Lower Manhattan Redevelopment to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment and Committee on Transportation by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1

March 15, 2010 - Testimony on the Fiscal Year 2011 Preliminary Budget to the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations by Noah Pfefferblit, District Manager of CB1

March 4, 2010 - Testimony on MTA Proposed Changes in Levels of Service, Student Fares, and Crossing Charges to the Metropolitan Transit Authority by Marc Ameruso, Assistant Secretary of CB1

March 2, 2010 - Testimony on the Status of 130 Liberty Street to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1

February 12, 2010 - Testimony on the Ramifications of Holding the 9-11 Trials in lower Manhattan and Exploration of Alternatives to the New York City Council Committees on Public Safety and Lower Manhattan redevelopment by Julie Menin, Chairperson of CB1

2009

December 7, 2009 - Testimony on Examining the NYC World Trade Center Medical Working group 2009 Annual Report on 9/11 Health to the New York City Council Committees on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, Civil Service and Labor, and Mental Health by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1

November 10, 2009 - Testimony on The Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement Relating to Drilling for Natural Gas in New York State Using Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1 

October 23, 2009 - Testimony on Drilling for Natural Gas in New York State to the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1

October 21, 2009 - Testimony on the Status of the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center Site to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1

October 15, 2009 - Testimony on the Implementation of Notify NYC to the New York City Council Committees on Fire and Criminal Justice Services and Technology in Government by Marc Ameruso, Assistant Secretary of CB1

September 9, 2009 - Testimony on Rebuilding of the World Trade Center to the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions by Catherine Mcvay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1

July 27, 2009 - Testimony on Rebuilding of the World Trade Center to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Catherine McVay Hughes, Vice Chairperson of CB1 

April 3, 2009 - Testimony on Governor's Island to the New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment by Michael Levine, Director of Planning and Land Use for CB1

February 5, 2009 - Testimony on the Redesign of Chatham Square to the New York City Council Committees on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment and Transportation by John Fratta, CB1 Member and Chair of the Seaport/Civic Center Committee

January 14, 2009 - Testimony on Proposed Changes in Fares and Crossing Charges to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by Pat Moore, CB1 Member and Chair of the Quality of Life Committee

 

 



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