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Full Board Meeting

May 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Full Board Meeting
Public Hearing

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:30 PM
This meeting was conducted via Zoom

MINUTES: May 2021 Full Board Meeting Minutes


A livestream of this meeting can be found here.


  1. Fire Safety Presentation by FDNY and Battalion 10 Chief John Sudnik
  2. Presentation and Public Hearing: Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility (ZFA), ULURP Number: N210270ZRY. Deadline June 14, 2021
    1. Project Description: The MTA and DCP are proposing a citywide zoning text amendment that will allow the MTA to work more efficiently with private developers to help achieve systemwide accessibility. The proposal includes a system-wide transit easement certification and an authorization for transit improvement bonuses in high density areas to facilitate the implementation of ADA access at stations throughout the city more quickly and efficiently.
    2. Project Documents
  3. Public Hearing: BSA Cal. Nos. 2019-257-BZ/258-A, 179 East 79th Street (Block 1508, Lot 31), Deadline May 24, 2021
    1. Project Description:
      1. Part 1: Multiple Dwelling Law ("MDL") waiver application with the Board of Standards and Appeals to waive MDL Sections 216.2(a), 216.2(b), and 216.2(e) and Housing Maintenance Code Sections 27-2085(a), 27-2085(b)(2), and 27-2085(d) in order to permit a 390 sf enlargement to an existing super's apartment located in the cellar of an existing building.
      2. Part 2: Special permit application with the Board of Standards and Appeals, pursuant to Zoning Resolution Section 73-621 to waive ZR section 12-10, 23-152 in order to permit a 390 sf enlargement to an existing 604 sf super's apartment located in the cellar of an existing building.
    2. Project Documents
  4. Public Session – Those who wish to speak during the Public Session must register to do so by 6:45 pm.
  5. Adoption of the Agenda
  6. Adoption of the Minutes
  7. Manhattan Borough President’s Report
  8. Elected Officials’ Reports
  9. Chair’s Report – Russell Squire
  10. District Manager's Report – Will Brightbill
  11. Committee Reports and Action Items
    1. Congestion Pricing Task Force – Alida Camp and Craig M. Lader, Co-Chairs
    2. Landmarks Committee – David Helpern and Jane Parshall, Co-Chairs
    3. Youth, Education, and Libraries Committee – Taina Borrero, Peter Patch & Rami Sigal, Co-Chairs
    4. Health, Seniors, and Social Services Committee – Rebecca Dangoor, Wilma Johnson, and Barbara Rudder, Co-Chairs
    5. Environment and Sanitation Committee – Cos Spagnoletti and Barbara Rudder, Co-Chairs
    6. Parks and Waterfront Committee – Barry Schneider and Tricia Shimamura, Co-Chairs
    7. Street Fairs – Barbara Chocky and Wilma Johnson, Co-Chairs
    8. Street Life Committee – Abraham Salcedo, Chair
  12. Old Business
  13. New Business

Russell Squire, Chair


May 19, 2021
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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