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Here’s a Look at What’s Happening at Community Board 3 in February

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Photo by Joel Raskin.
Photo by Joel Raskin.

January 2020 flew by. To start a new month, let’s tale a look at what’s coming up at Community Board 3 in February.

–On Wednesday, Feb. 5, CB3’s economic development committee will meet to “finalize” a Special Enhanced Commercial District Proposal that’s been in the works for years. it is meant to bolster neighborhood retail, especially endangered independent businesses.

–On Thursday, Feb. 6, the human services committee will hear a presentation from the Alliance for Positive Change, which is seeking to move to 35 East Broadway and to establish a syringe disposal kiosk.

–On Monday, Feb. 10, the advisory committee that oversees liquor permits will hear numerous applications, including a request to add recorded background music on the rooftop of Hotel 50 Bowery. The committee will also meet to review applications on Feb. 12.

–On Feb. 10, the Landmarks Committee will hear an informational presentation from the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative regarding a request to the State Historic Preservation Office to consider the East River Park Track House & Tennis Comfort Station for listing on the State and National Historic Registries.

–On Thursday, Feb. 13, the parks committee will discuss “mitigations” for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which will result in the phased closure of East River park beginning in the spring. Also at this meeting, staff from the city’s Economic Development Corp. will talk about needed repairs to the deck at Pier 42 and “interim recreational amenities” in the public space that may one day become a full-fledged coastal park.

–On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the land use committee will hear a presentation regarding the city’s draft fair housing plan. There will be an update from the office of State Sen. Brian Kavanagh on the impact of last year’s rent reforms on cooperatives. And there will be a report from the Two Bridges rezoning co-applicants.

–On Monday, Feb. 24, the NYCHA subcommittee will discuss the HUD budget and the NYCHA waste management department will present on “planned future upgrades to equipment and future initiatives.”

For more details, please visit Community Board 3’s website.

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