Committee Agendas         April 2014  

Proposed Agendas    Subject to Change

Housing Committee, Nick Prigo, Chair
Monday, April 7, 6:30PM
1.   Discuss, brainstorm, and plan an affordable housing themed town hall. This will be discussed jointly
with the Land Use committee.
2.   Follow-up on outreach efforts to Mayor and local electeds.

Transportation Committee, Andrew Albert and Dan Zweig, Co-Chairpersons
Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 PM
Joint with Parks & Environment Committee, Klari Neuwelt, Chairperson
1.   Strangers’ Gate (Central Park West and West 106th Street.) Proposal to open view corridor to historic Strangers' Gate entrance and plaza in Central Park, at Central Park and West 106th Street, by removing three parking spaces.
2.   Lincoln Square. A brief discussion with the NYC Department of Transportation of the upcoming community process to develop safety improvements in the Lincoln Center bow-tie area.
3.   Manhattanhenge Event. Application by the American Museum of Natural History to the Mayor’s Office for a permit to close West 79th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues on July 11, 2014.
4.   West End Avenue and West 97th Street.  Request by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to name secondarily the northwest corner of West End Avenue and West 97th Street in honor of 9-year-old Cooper Stock, who was struck and killed by a taxi on January 10 at this corner.
5.   Intro 171.  Council Member Helen Rosenthal's bill that would take away the taxi licenses of drivers who kill or critically injure a pedestrian or bicyclist while failing to yield. 

Business & Consumer Issues Committee
Michele Parker and George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero, Co-Chairpersons
Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 PM
Renewal application to the SLA for a two-year liquor license:   
1.   2756 Broadway (West 106th Street) Five Lamps Corp, d/b/a Five Lamps Tavern.
Applications to the SLA for two-year liquor licenses:
2.   165 West 72nd Street (Amsterdam Avenue) LD & CJ Corp. d/b/a To be Determined.
3.   1871 Broadway (West 62nd Street) NY Institute of Technology d/b/a NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.
4.   235 Columbus Avenue (West 71st Street) Parm Upper West LLC d/b/a To be Determined.
5.   410 Amsterdam Avenue (West 79th Street) 317 Amsterdam Corp. d/b/a Tolani.
6.   625 Columbus Avenue (West 90th Street) Lefkada LLC d/b/a Korali.
7.   2588 Broadway (West 98th Street) Triti USA Inc. d/b/a VARQ.
8.   898 Amsterdam Avenue (West 103rd Street) Primavera Mexicana Inc. d/b/a To be Determined.
9.   2791 Broadway (West 108th Street) Lornick Hospitality LLC dba To be Determined.
10. 507 Columbus Avenue (West 85th Street) Flex in the City, LLC d/b/a Flex Mussels.  
Unenclosed Café Renewal Applications:
11.   1900 Broadway (West 63rd-64th Streets.)  Renewal application #1422807-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by TS3 Hospitality, d/b/a The Smith, for a two-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 24 tables and 54 seats.
12.   566 Amsterdam Avenue (West 87th -88th Streets.) Renewal application #1312628-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Jos Concept, LLC, d/b/a B Café West, for a two-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 7 tables and 14 seats.
13.   163 Columbus Avenue (West 68th-69th Streets.) Renewal application #1216111-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Yunhua on Columbus Inc., d/b/a Empire Szechuan, for a two-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 6 tables and 12 seats.
14.   718 Amsterdam Avenue (West 95th Street.) Renewal application #1277777-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Iano Corp., d/b/a Acqua, for a two-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 18 tables and 36 seats.
New Unenclosed Café Applications:
15.   2418 Broadway (West 89th Street) New application #2375-2014 -ASWC to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Bukefal, LLC, d/b/a Cibo E Vino, for a two-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 26 tables and 52 seats.
16.   2170 Broadway (West 76th-77th Streets.) New application # 2986-2014-ASWC to the Department of
Consumer Affairs by RF Broadway, d/b/a Red Farm, for a two-year consent to operate an unenclosed
sidewalk café with 11 tables and 22 seats.
17.   483 Amsterdam Avenue (West 84th – 85th Streets.) New application # 2999-2014-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Nicky Meatballs, d/b/a Polpette, for a two-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 6 tables and 15 seats.
Modified Unenclosed Café Application:
18.   416 Amsterdam Avenue (West 80th Street.) Application to modify # 1420049-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Hummus Kitchen Amsterdam Avenue Inc, d/b/a Hummus Kitchen , for a two-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 14 tables and 33 seats.

Preservation Committee, Jay Adolf and Gabrielle Palitz, Co-Chairpersons
Thursday, April 10, 6:30 PM
1.   305 West 72nd Street, Apt. 2B (West End Avenue – Riverside Drive.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for the replacement of four windows on the front façade.
2.   110 West 78th Street (Columbus –Amsterdam Avenues.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for replacement of front façade windows.
3.   476 Amsterdam Avenue (West 83rd Street.), d/b/a Fred’s.  Application #152290 to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to install four canvas awnings on the Amsterdam Avenue façade.
4.   31 West 84th Street (Central Park West – Columbus Avenue.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to construct a cellar rec room below the rear yard with a 5-foot planted buffer at the rear property line, and to reconstruct a deteriorated one-story masonry extension using brick to match the existing building.
5.   580 West End Avenue (West 88th-89th Streets.) Application #152120to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for replacement of windows.
6.   15 West 86th Street, SAJ Synagogue (Central Park West – Columbus Avenue.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for new front doors.

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.

Land Use Committee, Richard Asche and Page Cowley, Co-Chairpersons
Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 PM
1.   2724 Broadway (West 104th-105th Streets.) 384(b)(4) approval for a lease between NYC and The Nut Box, LLC, a retailer of nuts, dried fruits, trail mixes, snacks, spices and coffee.
2.   Further discussion of a joint Housing and Land Use forum.

Youth, Education & Libraries Committee, Eric Shuffler and Blanche Lawton, Co-Chairpersons
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 PM
At Bloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th Street
1.   Discussion with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development on their programs for young people.
2.   Discussion with Rebecca Donsky, Bloomingdale Branch Librarian, on programs and services at the Branch.

Parks & Environment Committee, Klari Neuwelt, Chairperson
Monday, April 28, 7:00PM
1.   Summer on the Hudson in Riverside Park 2014.
2.   Presentation by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation on the renovation of Septuagesimo Uno, West 71st Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenues.  
3.   Discussion with Caroline Greenleaf, Director of Community Relations for the Central Park Conservancy, about cross-park bicycle paths and North Meadow Recreation Center in Central Park.
4.   Update on committee discussions.

Health & Human Services Committee, Madge Rosenberg and Barbara Van Buren,
Co-Chairpersons
Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 PM
 
1.  Report on CB7’s Neighborhood Design and Safety Task Force.
2.  Planning to reach out to the community to learn their concerns.

Meetings take place at the Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street, unless otherwise indicated. Agendas are subject to change. To confirm committee agendas and meeting locations, call the Board office at (212) 362-4008, or 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, May 6, 2014, beginning at 6:30 PM at the David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.