Committee Agendas February 2017
Business & Consumer Issues Committee, Michele Parker and George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero,
All Meetings are open to the public and held at our Board Office, 250 West 87th Street, unless otherwise noted. Subject to Change
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 PM
Application to the SLA for a two-year liquor license:
1. 103 West 70th Street FRNT 1 (Columbus Avenue.) New Amber 103 INC, d/b/a To be Determined.
Unenclosed Sidewalk Café Renewals:
2. 50 West 72nd Street (Central Park West.) Renewal application #2010310-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by 50 West 72nd REST, LLC, d/b/a Riposo 72, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 8 tables and 16 seats.
3. 469 Columbus Avenue (West 82nd – 83rd Streets.) Renewal application #2009330-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Lenwich 83rd LLC., d/b/a Lenwich, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 6 tables and 12 seats.
4. 886 Amsterdam Avenue (West 103rd – 104th Streets.) Renewal application #2004738-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by 886 Amsterdam Avenue Corp., d/b/a Arco Cafe, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 8 tables and 20 seats.
New Unenclosed Sidewalk Café:
5. 345 Amsterdam Avenue (West 76th Street.) New application #599-2017-ASWC to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Chop’t Creative Salad Company LLC, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 10 tables and 20 seats.
Preservation Committee, Jay Adolf and Gabrielle Palitz, Co-Chairpersons
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 PM
1. 91 Central Park West (West 69th Street.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for the reorganization of some of the stained glass on the 16th floor and the 17th floor of Penthouse A.
2. 248 West 71st Street (Broadway-West End Avenue.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for façade restoration, window replacements, roof-top addition, and reconfiguration of the rear-yard extension.
3. 151 Central Park West, #1W (West 75th Street.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for window replacement.
4. 235 West 75th Street (Broadway-West End Avenue.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for installation of a wheelchair ramp.
5. 80 Riverside Drive (West 80th-81st Streets.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for installation of a new energy efficient environmental compliant ductless heat pump system.
6. 137 Riverside Drive (West 85th-86th Streets.)Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a wheelchair stair lift in the moat along West 86th Street.
7. 150 Riverside Drive (West 87th Street.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for an entrance canopy; two signage panels at the 87th Street corner, and replacement of wall sconces at the entrance.
8. 275 Central Park West (West 87th-88th Streets.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to raise a portion of an existing elevator bulkhead on the roof.
9. 36 West 94th Street (Central Park West-Columbus Avenue.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a glass canopy over an entrance door.
10. 752 West End Avenue (West 97th Street) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a Master Plan for Through-Wall AC Units.
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.
Jeannette Rausch, Chairperson
Monday, February 13, 6:30PM
1. Carry-over business from last meeting.
2. Housing updates by committee members.
3. Community Updates and announcements.
4. Focus Topic: Construction Safety, Department of Buildings and Affordable Housing.
Many landlords use building construction/renovation as a method to harass existing tenants. Stand for Tenant Safety, a coalition of housing advocacy organizations has been a leader advocating for stronger monitoring and enforcement of tenant’s rights. MBP Brewer recently held a town hall regarding construction harassment and a number of City Council Members have introduced legislation to strengthen Dept. of Buildings monitoring and enforcement. The Housing Committee will review the proposed legislation and prepare a resolution regarding our comments/support.
For further information see:
Proposed Legislation: http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/Legislation.aspx
April 2016 MBPO Testimony (related): http://manhattanbp.nyc.gov/downloads/pdf/2016-04-18%20Testimony%20to%20Housing%20and%20Buildings%20on%20STS%20Bills%20FINAL.pdf
Stand For Tenant Safety Website & Data: http://www.standfortenantsafety.com/sts-dob-platform
Transportation Committee, Andrew Albert and Howard Yaruss, Co-Chairpersons
Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 PM
1. Discussion with the 20th and 24th Precincts on traffic conditions, pedestrian safety, and enforcement in CD7.
2. 1873 Broadway (West 62nd Street.) New application #934-2017-ANWS to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Imran Khan for the installation and maintenance of a newsstand at the SWC of Broadway and West 62nd Street.
3. Community concerns about the Citibike station on the 300 block of West 88th Street.
Land Use Committee, Richard Asche and Page Cowley, Co-Chairpersons
Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 PM
Reports by individual committee members on City Council bills that would place restrictions on and revamp the processes of the Board of Standards and Appeals.
Youth, Education & Libraries Committee, Blanche Lawton, Chairperson
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 PM
Discussion with youth serving agencies in our community on some of the issues they are facing serving this most significant segment of our population. What are the needs of these agencies; how they may collaborate and share resources; success stories; anticipated challenges going forward.
Communications Committee, Linda Alexander and Su Robotti, Co-Chairpersons
Wednesday, February 22, 5:30PM
1. Transportation Committee page on the CB7 website that lists secondary street namings with links to bios and dates of the naming.
2. Newsworthy items – finding the right ones for the publications.
3. Manhattan Neighborhood Network program ideas.
Parks & Environment Committee, Klari Neuwelt, Chairperson
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00PM
1. Presentation of Conditions Assessment and Recommendations for the Restoration of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument – Sybil Young, NYC Parks Preservation Officer.
2. Update on committee discussions.
Health & Human Services Committee, Catherine DeLazzero and Madge Rosenberg, Co-Chairpersons
Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 PM
1. Rustin House update.
2. WSFSSH presentation on 340 West 85th Street.
3. Discussion with Stephanie Guzman on preventing youth crime.
4. Following up the information from last year's panels.
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. Send comments by e-mail to email@example.com or by fax to (212) 595-9317.
Resolutions adopted at the committee meetings will be reported at the Full Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, beginning at 6:30 PM at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street (Central Park West.)