Community Board 3 Takes Up Outdoor Dining, Houston Street Bike Corral in November


If you’d like to tune into any of Community Board 3’s upcoming virtual meetings, here’s what’s coming up in November.

–On Wednesday, November 4, the economic development committee will be taking up a couple of issues important to small businesses prepping for a potentially rough COVID-19 winter. There will be a briefing from the Department of Buildings on outside heating requirements and also discussion of a grant program to help businesses winterize outdoor spaces.

–On Tuesday, November 10, the transportation committee will be going over a proposal for a cargo bike corral on East Houston Street. A pitch to another community board to carve out space for a similar corral on the west side did not go particularly well. Also, the Department of Transportation will outline a proposal for a protected bike lane on Avenue C.

–On Thursday, November 12 the parks committee will be updated on several big projects, including the long-delayed East Side Coastal Resiliency and Pier 42 initiatives. Dock NYC will also be addressing ongoing concerns about public access at Pier 36.

–And on Tuesday, November 17, the land use committee will hear from the Department of City Planning regarding on a citywide zoning text amendment, “Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency.”

Full details and agendas on CB3’s website. And if you’d like to watch past CB3 meetings, you can visit the community board’s YouTube channel.