City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing

April 11, 2019 10:00am

City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings will hold a hearing on the scheduled introduction of bills presented by the following  Councilmembers Debi Rose will introduce a bill on requiring secondary power for lighting for egress paths and elevators, Margaret Chin will introduce more safety signs on elevators, Ritchie Torres will introduce a bill that will require the Department of Buildings to report on efficacy of elevator brake monitors and remote elevator monitoring systems, and Mark Treyger will introduce a bill that would require landlords with elevators in their residential buildings to provide reasonable accommodations during outages. Location: Committee Room, City Hall

DCP Public Workshop on Housing for Southern Blvd Study

April 11, 2019 6:00pm

DCP announced a series of topic-focused public workshops in the coming months to give community members and city agencies dive deep together on issues ranging from parks, public spaces, to violence and housing. This workshop will focus on housing, affordability, tenant rights and protection, options for homeowners and ask questions about how should we ensure the community remains affordable for those living there today? What resources are available to tenants, homeowners, and landlords to keep housing affordable? How should we ensure healthy, quality housing? When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:00 – 8:30 p.m

Location: East Bronx Academy, 1716 Southern Blvd, near the 174th St subway stop for the 2 or 5 trains

SoHo and NoHo Public Workshop 3: Mixing it Up

April 11, 2019 6:00pm

Department of City Planning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council Member Margaret Chin have launched a public engagement process for future planning efforts in the Manhattan neighborhoods of SoHo and NoHo to hear from the local community on topics including housing, jobs, retail, and creative industries. This workshop will look non-residential and residential aspect in the neighborhood:

6 — 6:15 PM: Community members arrive and mingle with SoHo/NoHo Process sponsors, Manhattan Borough President Brewer, Council Member Chin, City Planning Director Marisa Lago, their staff, and engagement facilitator, Jonathan Martin. 6:15 — 6:30 PM: Presentation by staff about the engagement process, what to expect at this session
6:30 — 7:45 PM: Breakout groups and facilitated discussions focused on identifying preferences and priorities
7:30 — 8:00 PM: Workshop participants regroup and Q&A. Location: 1 Centre Street North mezzanine, New York City

Public Scoping Meeting on Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning

April 25, 2019 4:00pm

The Department of City Planning has scheduled a public scoping meeting for the public on the Gowanus Draft Scope of Work part of the city’s process to study the neighborhood for a rezoning. Copies of the Draft Scope of Work and the Environmental Assessment Statement may be obtained from the Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, New York 10271, Olga Abinader, Acting Director (212) 720-3493; or from the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10007, Hilary Semel, Director (212) 676-3273. To read the Draft Scope of Work online, please click here. Written comments will be accepted by the lead agency until the close of business on Thursday, May 6th, 2019. Location: Middle School (M.S.) 51 auditorium at 350 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

SoHo and NoHo Public Workshop 4: Making Mixed-Use Work

May 02, 2019 12:00am

Department of City Planning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council Member Margaret Chin have launched a public engagement process for future planning efforts in the Manhattan neighborhoods of SoHo and NoHo to hear from the local community on topics including housing, jobs, retail, and creative industries. This workshop will look tools and strategies to make residential and commercial aspects of the neighborhood work for the community. The location and time of the workshop are to be determined.

SoHo and NoHo Public Event: Summary of Recommendations

June 06, 2019 12:00am

Department of City Planning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council Member Margaret Chin have launched a public engagement process for future planning efforts in the Manhattan neighborhoods of SoHo and NoHo to hear from the local community on topics including housing, jobs, retail, and creative industries. This workshop will review the recommendations made by the NoHo and SoHo community of stakeholders and residents. The location and time of the workshop are to be determined.