Volume 77 / Number 41 - March 12 - 18, 2008
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Meetings: Taxi-horn lights, public market at old Fulton Fish Market

Community Board 2

Executive Committee, Wed., March 12, 6:30 p.m., Community Board 2 Office, 2 Washington Square Village, Bleecker St. near LaGuardia Pl., Suite 1F, conference room.

Landmarks and Public Aesthetics Committee, Mon., March 17, 6:30 p.m., N.Y.U. Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., room 514: Agenda not yet available. Call the board office, 212-979-2272.

Street Activity and Film Permits Committee, Mon., March 17, 6:30 p.m., 32BJ, 101 Sixth Ave., 22nd floor, pre-conference room.

Community Board 3

Public Safety and Sanitation/Transportation Committees, Wed., March 12, 6:30 p.m., University Settlement, Speyer Hall, 184 Eldridge St. (between Rivington and Delancey Sts.): Transportation: 1.) Dept. of Design and Construction: reconstruction of E. Houston St., Bowery to F.D.R.; 2.) Dept. of Transportation: dedicated bicycle and shared-use lanes for Clinton St. from E. Broadway to E. Houston St.; 3.) Taxi and Limousine Commission project to redesign taxis: C.B. 3 suggestion to include a light on top that indicates when the horn is honked so the Police Department can issue violations. Public Safety/Sanitation: Report from Environmental Subcommittee.

Waterfront Subcommittee and Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, Landmarks and Waterfront Committee, Thurs., March 13, 6:30 p.m., Village View, 175 E. Fourth St. (between First Ave. and Avenue A), community room: Waterfront Subcommittee (6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.): Economic Development Corp.: request for proposals for operation of significant concession on Pier 42; Parks Committee (7:00 p.m.): 1.) Proposed design for reconstruction of Catherine Slip; 2.) Hester St. Collaborative: presentation of proposed Allen St. malls Visioning/Charrette process; 3.) Hester St. Collaborative: presentation of proposed Community Pavement Project for S.D.R. Park (Hester St. playground section) walkway; 4. ) NY Marble Cemetry presentation regarding installation of western back wall in landmark cemetery.

Art and Cultural Affairs Task Force, Mon., March 17, 6:30 p.m., Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (between E. Ninth and 10th Sts.): 1.) Findings of town hall/forums; 2.) Next steps for task force.

Housing, Land Disposition, Zoning and N.Y.C. Housing Authority Committee, Tues., March 18, 6:30 p.m., Project Renewal, Kenton Hall, 333 Bowery (between E. Second and Third Sts.): 1.) Presentation of plans regarding use of retail space at Avalon Bay; 2.) Support for development of template questionnaire based on the Borough President’s Task Force development principles; 3.) Knitting Factory preliminary discussion regarding zoning variance to permit large entertainment venue; 4.) PlaNYC 2030: review housing aspects of plan; 5.) Support for establishing a public market at empty city-owned Fulton Fish Market buildings; 5.) Support for C.B. 8 Queens’ proposed land use resolution on community facilities; 6.) Councilmember Garodnick: support for Intro. 627, which gives tenants a cause of action against landlords for harassment in Housing Court.

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