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, September 16, 2019; Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dining Room A (off of the cafeteria), 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street

Elizabeth Masella, senior public art coordinator at the Department of Parks and Recreation, will provide information on “Bunker,” a public art piece that will be displayed at University Place, in front of Long Island University, from October 2019-September 2020. Accompanying Ms. Masella will be the artist, Leonard Ursachi.
See more art work by Leonard Ursachi

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A Leonard Ursachi sculpture at Prospect Park

Friends of Commodore Barry Park, represented by Renee Scotland, will update the committee on its activities from the beginning of its involvement with the Catalyst program as well as its growth strategy.

Land Use Committee

6:00 pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2019; Brooklyn Law School, Feil Hall, Geraldo’s Cafe, 205 State Street between Court Street and Boerum Place.

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

º     184 Columbia Heights — Brooklyn Heights Historic District — Application is to establish a window master plan for the west façade of the building and to install HVAC equipment.
º     302 Lafayette Avenue — Clinton Hill Historic District — Application is to legalize the paving of the front areaway and installation of an areaway wall without LPC permits.

The committee and guests will also receive an update on “Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency; Planning for Resilient Neighborhoods,” the ongoing plans to update the zoning rules adopted on an emergency basis following Hurricane Sandy. Catherine Ferrara Iannitto and Katherine Richard, resiliency planners in the Brooklyn office of the Department of City Planning, will present.
Read more about “Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency”

Transportation and Public Safety Committee

6:00 pm; Thursday, September 19, 2019; St. Francis College, Seventh Floor Theater, 180 Remsen Street between Clinton and Court streets

Lauren Vriens, general manager for Revel, will provide the committee and guests with an introduction to the app-based scooters available in western Brooklyn and Queens, including Community District 2.
Learn more about Revel

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The Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral will present a proposal to co-name State Street, between Hoyt and Bond streets, in honor of St. Raphael of Brooklyn, the first Orthodox Christian bishop consecrated in North America.
Read “A Centennial Celebration for Brooklyn’s Only Saint,” published by the New York Times four years ago

The committee will also prepare questions for New York City Transit, which plans to send a representative to the October 17 committee meeting.

Weekly Look-Ahead

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

Executive Committee

6:00 pm, Monday, September 23, 2019; CB2 District Office, 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor Conference Room, opposite Metrotech

Youth, Education and Cultural Affairs Committee

6:00 pm, Wednesday, September 25, 2019; YWCA, 30 3rd Avenue at Atlantic Avenue

Finance and Personnel Committee

6:00 pm, Thursday, September 26, 2019; CB2 District Office, 350 Jay Street, opposite Metrotech

Also Next Week

The 5th Annual Detective Liu & Detective Ramos Community Day, a community conversation about the Clark Street subway station—with NYCT President Andy Byford, no less—and “Building Bridges: A Convening for NYC Immigrant Workers”
Access the notice emailed yesterday

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