Back in June, Community Board 3 asked the Department of Transportation to fix the auto bottleneck at Clinton and Grand streets. This week, city officials came back to CB3 with a plan.
City officials got an earful from members of Community Board 3 and local residents last night concerning their plans for “Seaport City,” Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to create a new neighborhood on the East River.
If you’re concerned about the proliferation of “Chinatown buses,” it might not be a bad idea to drop by Community Board 3′s transportation committee meeting Tuesday, September 10. That evening, the panel will hear proposals to add a new bus stop or expand service at five locations throughout the neighborhood.
Community Board 3 is out with the agenda for its September liquor license hearing. There are a number of intriguing items, including a possible (emphasis on “possible”) project from Russ & Daughters, the legendary appetizing store. We’re told not to get too excited about the prospect right now, that it’s very premature, but a guy can always hope!
Business owners and local residents turned out to tell a subcommittee of Community Board 3 and the Department of Transporation’s Colleen Chattergoon what they think about the month-old Citi Bike share program.
Community Board 3 has released its July meeting agendas, including the lineup for the SLA Committee, the panel that weighs liquor license applications.
Earlier this month, Community Board 3′s parks committee endorsed an effort to make the Children’s Magical Garden on Norfolk Street permanent. Last night, the full board chimed in, strengthening a resolution that now goes to city agencies.
Last week, we posted a short item regarding the decision by Community Board 3′s parks’ committee to support a campaign to make the Children’s Magical Garden a permanent green space under he auspices of the city’s GreenThumb Program. A resolution approved during the meeting will be taken up by CB3′s full board next week, and will almost certainly be adopted. Now, more details.
The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) held a public hearing yesterday regarding its proposed rules for a new interstate bus permit system. It’s been nearly a year since a state law authorizing the system was enacted. Last month, the DOT issued the proposed rules bus companies will be required to obey.
In brief, they spell out the process to be followed anytime an interstate bus carrier wishes to apply for a permit. The companies would not be allowed to drop off and pick up passengers in any unapproved location (that, of course, happens all the time now). If they failed to adhere to the rules or if, for example, a driver is involved in a fatal accident, the permit could be revoked. The law requires the city to “Consult” with local community boards about the locations of new stops and restrictions on the permits.
It’s been almost a year since the Department of Transportation began implementing safety improvements in the vicinity of Delancey Street. At next month’s meeting of Community Board 3′s transportation committee, you’ll have the chance to tell city officials whether you think the changes are working. Specifically, the panel will be focusing on the situation at the intersection of Grand and Clinton streets. As part of the safety plan, the DOT changed the traffic flow on this stretch of Clinton, allowing westbound traffic on Grand to turn right on Clinton in order to access the Williamsburg Bridge. Some residents are concerned that the change has created frequent traffic backups and pedestrian hazards at this crossing. The meeting takes place Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. at University Settlement, 273 Bowery.