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A Preview of Community Board 3’s October Meetings

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Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.
Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up at Community Board 3 in October.

–The City Planning Commission last week signed off on resiliency plans at East River Park, in spite of significant community opposition (the City Council weighs in next). On Thursday, Oct. 10, CB3’s parks committee will continue to discuss various aspects of the flood protection schemes along the East River. They’ll go over the draft final design, and receive an update about resiliency plans below Montgomery Street in the Two Bridges area.

–On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the economic development committee will hear the LES Partnership’s latest ideas for reactivating a portion of Orchard Street (which is closed to automobile traffic on Sundays).

–On Oct. 3, the human services committee will review a “Certificate of Need” for Mt. Sinai’s new behavioral health center at Rivington House.

–On Monday, Oct. 7, city officials will outline proposed zoning changes to accommodate large-scale development plans on the former site of Beth Hamedrash Hagafol, the fire ravaged Norfolk Street synagogue.

For full agendas + meeting times/locations, see CB3’s website.

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