Community Board 2 (CB2) will hold its monthly parks, land use and transportation committee meetings next week, at 6:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

All committee meetings of Community Board 2 begin with the approval of the agenda, introduction of the committee officers and an invitation for the public to comment on any matters being considered for a vote. The meetings include the approval of the previous month’s meeting minutes, a chairperson’s report, other business, and a community forum during which the public may speak.

Parks and Recreation Committee

6:00 pm, Monday, October 15, 2018; Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dining Room A (off of the cafeteria), 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street

David Barker, Fort Greene Park director for the Department of Parks and Recreation, will speak on the implementation of “zone management” in the park and its impact on park maintenance. He will also provide an update on capital projects and activities.
Read, “In the Zone at Fort Greene Park,” an introduction to zone management by Mr. Barker published on the Fort Greene Park Conservancy website
Learn more about Fort Greene Park

zone worker

“Additional staff divided into specific sections of the park provide cleaning coverage earlier and later in the day than in years past,” Mr. Barker wrote in “In the Zone at Fort Greene Park.”

Land Use

6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17, 2018; NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Dibner Building, Room LC400, 5 Metrotech Center (on the north side of the Metrotech Commons)

The meeting will begin with a public hearing on “809 Atlantic Avenue Rezoning;” applications C 190071 ZMK, C 190072 ZSK, C 190073 ZSK and N 190074 ZRK.
Access the public hearing notice previously distributed

Robert Holbrook, senior vice president and planning department director at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Ricky M. Da Costa, assistant vice president for government and community relations, will present application N 190120 CMK, for the third renewal of special permit C 040181 ZSK to allow an unattended public parking garage at Willoughby Square; Block 146, Lot 6.
Read, “‘Moving in the right direction’: Willoughby Square Park project progressing with original developer,” in the Brooklyn Paper

The committee will also review three applications to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for Certificates of Appropriateness.

º     16 Court Street — Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District — Application is to replace an existing sign cabinet with a new sign consisting of non-illuminated channel letters mounted on an aluminum panel, replace an illuminated beacon with a window vinyl beacon, and install a vinyl window sign listing the services offered.
º     29 Joralemon Street — Brooklyn Heights Historic District — Application is to construct in brick a full-width rear yard extension at the garden and parlor levels, with a terrace on top, to align with the two-story extension at an adjacent property, 31 Joralemon Street.
º     165 Columbia Heights — Brooklyn Heights Historic District — Applicant has not yet provided the community board with a scope of work.

Transportation and Public Safety Committee

6:00 pm; Thursday, October 18, 2018; Long Island University, Arnold and Marie Schwartz Hall of Arts and Humanities, Room 604 (H604)

Rachel Sulaymanov, director of intergovernmental affairs at the New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), and Elan Freudenthal, Watch Command supervisor, will present to the committee on the agency’s role in assisting New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response.
Read about Emergency Management


Click on the image to watch a video (5:04) on the role played by NYCEM’s Watch Command


Five years after he first presented and now with a letter of support from Council Member Laurie Cumbo, LeRoy McCarthy will reintroduce his proposal to co-name St. James Place, between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street, for Christopher Wallace, better known a The Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls.

Diana Soriano, with the Brooklyn borough commissioner’s office at the Department of Transportation, will present DOT’s analysis of a proposal to convert Washington Street, between Front and York streets, from two-way traffic to one-way southbound. CB2 asked (34-0-1) DOT to study the request made originally by a resident of the block.

Weekly Look-Ahead

The community board has scheduled three committee meetings during the week after next, as described below. Agendas will follow.

Executive Committee meeting

6:00 pm, Monday, October 22, 2018; EOS Lounge, 66 Rockwell Place (at Fulton Street)

Youth, Education and Cultural Affairs Committee meeting

6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 24, 2018; Brooklyn Law School, Gerlaldo’s Cafe, 205 State Street(Court Street and Boerum Place)

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