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, April 15, 2019; Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dining Room A (off of the cafeteria), 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street

Martin Maher, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner, will speak to the committee regarding parks department application of the city’s gender neutral bathroom laws.
Learn about NYC Parks
NYC Bathroom Rights

Eric Landau, president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, will present an update on upcoming programming and the status of construction projects at the park.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park

After the presentations, the committee will review the Fiscal Year 2020 Statement of District Needs as the first step in developing the relevant sections of the community board’s FY21 submission.
Access the FY20 Needs Statement

Land Use Committee

6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 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 the review of three applications to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for Certificates of Appropriateness.

º     163 Dean Street — Boerum Hill Historic District — Application is to install new HVAC equipment on new dunnage on the roof.
º     111 Hicks Street — Brooklyn Heights Historic District — Application is to construct a rooftop addition, enlarge the existing bulkhead and vent stacks, and install railings.
º     227 Bergen Street — Boerum Hill Historic District — Application is to construct a full-width, rear yard extension at the first (parlor) floor above an existing extension at the basement, replacing the parapet wall on the existing extension with a new railing, installing a stair from the first floor to the yard and installing new fenestration at the rear of the existing extension, and to modify an opening at the second floor rear façade to create a door to a new terrace with railing on the roof of the new extension.

The committee will then discuss the “Borough-Based Jail System” ULURP applications scheduled for public hearing on April 11.
Access the notice emailed one week ago for additional information

Transportation and Public Safety Committee

6:00 pm; Thursday, April 18, 2019; Long Island University, Arnold and Marie Schwartz Hall of Arts and Humanities, Room 501 (H501), Flatbush and DeKalb avenues

The meeting will will begin with public hearings on and discussion about two applications to the Department of Consumer Affairs for new unenclosed sidewalk cafés, at 72 Henry Street and 195 DeKalb Avenue.
Download the previously distributed notice for details

The committee will also discuss a proposal to move the “Street Seats” previously located in front of the Grace Agard Harewood Neighborhood Senior Center around the corner to 462 Grand Avenue, between Fulton Street and Lefferts Place. Seventy-five percent of the Street Seats in Brooklyn, and almost one-quarter citywide, are located in Community District 2.
Learn more about Street Seats

The Department of Transportation will present a plan to create “shared streets” on Pearl Street, from Fulton Street to the dead end, and on Willoughby Street, between Lawrence and Pearl streets.
Read more about the “Willoughby Street Pedestrian Priority Study” and access key documents

Weekly Look-Ahead

The following meetings will be held in the week after next. Agendas will follow.

Executive Committee

6:00 pm, Monday, April 22, 2019; 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor Conference Room, opposite Metrotech

Youth, Education and Cultural Affairs Committee

6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 24, 2019; St. Francis College, Room 3203, 180 Remsen Street,between Clinton and Court streets

Finance and Personnel Committee

6:00 pm, Thursday, April 25, 2019; 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor Conference Room, opposite Metrotech

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