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Volume 77, Number 23 | November. 07 -,13 2007

Meetings: John Liu, Seward renewal, dogs vs. birds

Community Board 2

Joint Chinatown Committee and Traffic and Transportation Committee, Wed., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., Public School 130, 143 Baxter St.: Transportation issues in Chinatown: 1. Councilman John Liu, chairperson of the City Council’s Transportation Committee, will address community questions and concerns in Chinatown; 2. Parking Study: The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council is seeking community input regarding parking issues in Chinatown and along the Canal St. corridor in C.B. 2 as part of its Canal Area Transportation Study, Track II (CATS II).

Zoning and Housing Committee, Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:45 p.m., N.Y.U. Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 520 (ID required).

Traffic and Transportation Committee, Tues., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., N.Y.U. Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 710 (ID required): Presentation by M.T.A. NYC Transit: Update on scoping study for proposed subway ventilation plant being considered in the vicinity of Mulry Square (Greenwich Ave. and Seventh Ave. S.).

Business Committee, Tues., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., Puffin Room Gallery, 435 Broome St.: Applications to the State Liquor Authority for new licenses and alteration to sell liquor on premise; Tenjune, 26 Little W. 12th St., application for cabaret license; liquor license renewals; beer and wine licenses.

Executive Committee, Wed., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., C.B. 2 Board Office, conference room, 3 Washington Square Village, ground floor.

Full C.B. 2 board meeting, Thurs., Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., St. Vincent’s Hospital, 170 W. 12th St., Cronin Auditorium.

Community Board 3

Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, Landmarks and Waterfront Committee, Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., University Settlement, Speyer Hall, 184 Eldridge St (between Rivington and Delancey Sts): 1. Parks Department proposed plan for the playground in Tompkins Square Park near Avenue A south of the Ninth St. park pathway; 2. Proposed dog run for Sara D. Roosevelt Park (and possible impact on Wah-Mei Garden bird area); 3. Parks Department presentation on plan for reconstruction of Sara D. Roosevelt Park Hester St. Playground.

Subcommittee to the 197 Plan Task Force, Tues., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cooper Union, Engineering Building, Wollman Lounge, 51 Astor Pl.: Continued discussion of Bowery and Third/Fourth Ave. corridor

197 Plan Task Force, Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Cooper Union, Engineering Building, Wollman Lounge, 51 Astor Pl.: 1. Update on Department of City Planning rezoning plan; 2. General discussion of priorities and ideas for the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.

Public Safety and Sanitation and Transportation Committees, Wed., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Confucius Plaza Community Room, 33 Bowery (at Bayard St): Transportation: 1. Ninth Precinct request: no left turn from Fourth St. onto Avenue B to relieve traffic backup causing horn honking; 2. New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, Canal Area Transportation Study, Track II Parking Study to address specific issues relating to parking demand, supply and usage in focus areas within the CATS II study area, E. Houston St. to north, Chambers St. to south, East River to east, Hudson River to west; 3. Update from Department of Transportation on Chatham Square traffic redesign; 4. Request for support for “No Engine Idling, Max Fine $2,000” signage on the length of both east and west sides of the Bowery.

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