Volume 77 / Number 27 - December 05 - 11, 2007
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Community Board 2

• Sidewalks, Public Facilities and Public Access Committee, Mon., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Community Board 2 conference room, 3 Washington Square Village, ground floor. 1. Applications for newsstands at northwest corner of Prince St. and Broadway and southwest corner University Pl. and E. 14th St. 2. Application for enclosed sidewalk cafe for Bayard’s Alehouse, 533 Hudson St./116 Charles St., with 14 tables and 32 seats.

• Landmarks and Public Aesthetics Committee, 2nd meeting, Mon., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., N.Y.U. Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., room 809 (ID required).

• South Village Town Hall Meeting on Landmarking, Mon., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Pompei Church, 25 Carmine St. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will co-host this event. The town hall will provide an update on the status of the South Village Historic District landmarking effort, as well as a plan for how to proceed, plus an opportunity for the public to ask questions and make suggestions and comments. Local elected officials and prominent business, civic and preservation leaders are expected to attend. 

• Traffic and Transportation Committee, Tues., Dec. 11, 6:45 p.m., N.Y.U. Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., room 809 (ID required). 1. Request to change parking regulations in Thompson/Sullivan/Bleecker/Houston Sts. area. 2. Request for traffic light, Stop sign or Yield to Pedestrians sign at corner of Thompson St. and Washington Sq. S.

• Business Committee, Tues., Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., N.Y.U. Tisch Hall, 40 W. Fourth St., room UC65, one level down from lobby (ID required). Nineteen applications to the State Liquor Authority for new liquor licenses, including Boo Yaa Burger, 189 Bleecker St.; 6 applications for liquor-license alterations; 1 cabaret license application, Arsenal Food Corp., 248 W. 14th; 6 beer and/or wine license applications, including upgrade for Feldor Billiards, Inc., 75 Christopher St.; 33 license renewals, including Pastis, N.Y.U. School of Law and Café Wha?

• Institutions Committee, Wed., Dec. 12, 6 p.m., The New School, 65 Fifth Ave., first-floor cafeteria. Massing concept for proposed New School building on southeast corner of Fifth Ave. and 14th St.

• Zoning and Housing Committee, Thurs., Dec. 13, 6:50 p.m., N.Y.U. Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., room 408 (ID required). 1. 40-42 Charlton St., B.S.A. variance application by Little Red School House / Elisabeth Irwin High School to convert and enlarge a three-story vacant brownstone, 42 Charlton St., as well as enlarging the high school building.

Community Board 3

• Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, Landmarks and Waterfront Committee, Thurs., Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., Village View, community room, 175 E. Fourth St. 1. Chinatown street-fair applications. 2. Request for mayor to preserve existing Greenthumb community gardens and set aside more open space and vacant lots as permanent Greenthumb gardens. 3. Parks Dept. update on Allen St Mall redevelopment.

• S.L.A. and Economic Development Committee, Mon., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., JASA/Green Residence, 200 E. Fifth St. Three liquor-license renewals with complaint history; three renewal applications in resolution areas; 12 sidewalk cafe applications; nine new liquor-license applications, including Cooper Square Hotel, 25-33 Cooper Square.

• Housing, Land Disposition, Zoning and N.Y.C. Housing Authority Committee, Tues., Dec, 11, 6:30 p.m., Project Renewal, Kenton Hall, 333 Bowery. Support for Henry Street Settlement proposal for former firehouse at 269 Henry St.

• Public Safety and Sanitation / Transportation Committees, Wed., Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., Rutgers Community Center, 200 Madison St. 1. Review of contract between H.P.D. and L.E.S. Business Improvement District for parking lots bounded by Broome, Delancey, Norfolk and Clinton Sts. 2. Adopt position on scrolling and video advertising on new bus shelters. 3. PlaNYC 2030: Adopt a position on congestion pricing.

• 197 Plan Task Force Subcommittee, Wed., Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Casa Victoria, 308 E. Eighth St., followed by 197 Plan Task Force, 7 p.m., same location. 1. Continued discussion, Bowery and Third/Fourth Aves. corridor. 2. Update on City Planning rezoning plan. 3. Review of Seward Park Urban Renewal Area brainstorming session.

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