Open City: Blogging Urban Change
Community Announcements
By Lena Sze

 

A few important community board meetings are highlighted below.  For the latest about meeting dates, times, and agendas, please check in directly with the community board.

Manhattan CB1 Waterfront Committee Meeting

  • 11/15/2010, 6:00 pm 
Manhattan Community Board 1, 49-51 Chambers Street

Manhattan CB1 Seaport/ Civic Center Committee Meeting

  • 11/16/2010, 6:00 pm 
Manhattan Community Board 1, 49-51 Chambers Street

Manhattan CB1 Landmarks Committee Meeting

  • 11/17/2010, 6:00 pm 
CB1 Office – 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

Manhattan CB1 Quality of Life Committee Meeting

  • 11/18/2010, 6:00 pm 
Manhattan Community Board 1, 49-51 Chambers Street

Full Community Board 1 Meeting

  • 11/23/2010, 6:00 pm 
Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway

Manhattan CB1 Financial District Committee Meeting

  • 12/01/2010, 6:00 pm 
Manhattan Community Board 1, 49-51 Chambers Street

Manhattan CB1 Planning and Community Infrastructure

  • 12/02/2010, 6:00 pm 
Manhattan Community Board 1, 49-51 Chambers Street

Manhattan CB1 Battery Park City Committee Meeting

  • 12/07/2010, 6:00 pm 
Battery Park City Authority, 1 World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street

Manhattan CB1 Tribeca Committee Meeting

  • 12/08/2010, 6:00 pm 
Manhattan Community Board 1, 49-51 Chambers Street

Manhattan CB2 LANDMARKS & PUBLIC AESTHETICS  2ND MEETING

  • Mon., 11/15 @ 6:45 PM– NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl. Room 520

Manhattan CB2 JOINT ARTS & INSTITUTIONS & SOCIAL SERVICES  & EDUCATION

  • Tues., 11/16 @ 6:30 PM- SEIU Local 32BJ, 101 Avenue of the Americas, Pre-Conference Room, 22nd Floor

Manhattan CB2 ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY & PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Wed., 11/17 @ 6:30 PM-Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue, Auditorium

FULL CB2 BOARD Meeting

  • According to The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, there was no vote after the 11/8 CB2 public hearing about NYU’s expansion, including the 400 ft. tall tower plan.  This decision is delayed until later this month.  Speakers’ cards will be accepted from 6-6:30.
  • Thurs 11/18 @ 6:00 PM- Grace Church School, 94 Fourth Avenue, (Gymnasium)

Manhattan CB2 LANDMARKS & PUBLIC AESTHETICS  2ND MEETING

  • Mon., 11/29 @ 6:30 PM– SEIU Local 32BJ, 101 Avenue of the Americas, Pre-Conference Room, 22nd Floor

Manhattan CB2 WATERFRONT

  • Mon., 11/29 @ 7:00 PM- Housing Works, 320 W. 13th St. Conference Room Fourth Floor, Room C

Manhattan CB2  BICYCLE STRATEGIES

  • Tues., 11/30 @ 6:30 PM- St. Patrick’s Youth Center, 268 Mulberry Street

Manhattan CB2 TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION

  • Mon., 12/6 @ 12:30 noon-Gansevoort Plaza (Gansevoort St. & 9th Ave.)
  • Public Input Site Scoping Session: Community walk around and discussion with Meatpacking Improvement Association of potential furniture and design elements for improved temporary Gansevoort Plaza areas.  Open to all.

Manhattan CB3 SLA & DCA Licensing Committee

  • Monday, November 15 at 6:30pm — JASA/Green Residence – 200 East 5th Street at Bowery

Manhattan CB3 Arts & Cultural Affairs Task Force

  • Monday, November 15 at 6:30pm — Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center – 107 Suffolk Street at Rivington St

Manhattan CB3 Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee

  • Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30pm — University Settlement, Speyer Hall – 184 Eldridge Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey Sts)
  • Facilitated discussion on program specifics for SPURA sites development
  • Pratt presentation  of GOLES-sponsored SPURA sessions

Manhattan CB3 Con Edison Task Force

  • Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm — Village East Community Room – 170 Avenue C (btwn E 10th & E 11th Sts)

Manhattan CB3 Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, Landmarks, & Waterfront Committee

  • Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30pm — BRC Senior Services Center – 30 Delancey Street (btwn Chrystie & Forsyth Sts)

Manhattan CB3 Policy Meeting of the SLA & DCA Licensing Committee

  • Monday, November 22 at 6:30pm — Community Board 3 Office – 59 East 4th Street (btwn 2nd Ave & Bowery)

Manhattan CB3 Executive Committee

  • Thursday, November 18, 2010 – 6:30pm
Community Board 3 Office, 59 East 4th Street

Community Board 3, Full Board Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2010 – 6:30pm
PS 20 – 166 Essex Street, (E Houston & Stanton Sts)

Brooklyn CB7 Economic Development Committee

  • Nov 15, 4201 4th Avenue, Entrance on 43rd Street @ 6:30 PM

Brooklyn CB7 Transportation Committee Meeting

  • Nov 16, 4201 4th Avenue, Entrance on 43rd Street @ 6:00 PM

Brooklyn CB7 Parks Committee Meeting

  • Nov 16, 4201 4th Avenue, Entrance on 43rd Street @ 6:30 PM

Brooklyn Monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7

  • Nov 17, 4201 4th Avenue, Entrance on 43rd Street @ 6:30 PM

Brooklyn CB7 Membership & Attendance Committee

  • Nov 17, 4201 4th Avenue, Entrance on 43rd Street @ 6:00 PM

Brooklyn CB7 Public Safety Committee Meeting

  • 4201 4th Avenue, Entrance on 43rd Street @ 6:30 PM

Brooklyn CB7 Land Use Committee Jointly with CB 12 Zoning Committee

  • Nov 30 @ 6:30 PM (This meeting has been canceled– check back with CB7 or CB12 for a rescheduled date for this very important meeting about 8th Avenue rezoning.)
  • Preliminary discussion on 8th Avenue Rezoning with community stakeholders. This informal discussion will help formulate the joint process associated with this important rezoning to our community. We will also discuss with stakeholders some zoning options. *** SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP BY CONTACTING CB 7 AT (718) 854-0003 OR communityboard7@yahoo.com ***
 Informal discussion on 8th avenue rezoning with CB12, elected officials, DCP, and community stakeholders.  *** Please note location *** 
Community Board 12 Office, 5910 13th Avenue

2 Responses to Community Announcements

  1. Lena Sze says:

    Hi Peter, Sorry for the lag in response. We’re happy to include community announcements folks send to us. The requirements are that they should be of interest to folks in one of our 3 neighborhoods (Flushing, Sunset Park, and LES/Chinatown) and particularly if the event or program is related to something (even broadly) having to do with neighborhood change, development, or gentrification. Thanks for checking in!

  2. Melissa says:

    I couldn’t find a “contact us” link so am hoping someone gets to read this some time very soon.

    I left the military to have my children after being stationed in Seoul, Korea for a year. I have lived in Sunset Park for just under 20 years now and the 8th Avenue Asian community is still some what of a mystery to me. I was the original community organizer at Neighbors Helping Neighbors back in 1996. To date, I am still a community organizer working to preserve what is left of the project based section 8 developments in Sunset Park. I would like to meet with one if not all of your writers focusing on Sunset Park. By all means visit my web site at http://www.tenantinfo.ning.com.

    This is a great project! The writers are very informative and give good insight! I look forward to hearing from you and reading more! MDO

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Manhattan CB3 Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee
Monday, May 2 at 6:30 pm -- Rutgers Community Center, Gymnasium - 200 Madison Street (btwn Rutgers & Pike Sts)

Brooklyn CB7, Land Use/Landmarks Committee Regular meeting
Continued discussion on potential 8th Avenue rezoning

Manhattan CB3 Economic Development Committee Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm -- Community Board 3 Office - 59 East 4th Street (btwn 2nd Ave & Bowery)

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