MAHN Lawmakers On The Move April 8, 2019

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BP Brewer, Rosenthal Push To Stop Construction On 200 Amsterdam Avenue Tower

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Council Member Helen Rosenthal
Council Member Helen Rosenthal

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and City Council Member Helen Rosenthal (D-Central Park, Lincoln Square) this week alongside advocates will push to stop construction on the residential tower by SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America at 200 Amsterdam Avenue.

The controversial Upper West Side condo project that has been challenged by community groups and elected officials because of its oddly-shaped, gerrymandered lot. As Crain’s reports, the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), which approved the project last year, has been ordered to go back to the drawing board and re-evaluate the permit for the project led by developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan, who have already started construction at the 69th Street site.

As part of the New York State Supreme Court order, BSA must again review the Department of Buildings (DOB) approval of the building to ensure that it is “in accordance with the plain language” of the zoning resolution.

The BSA will revisit the issue and determine whether or not the proposal for the tower on 200 Amsterdam Avenue uses “gerrymandered” zoning lots that may not be legal.

The event is slated for 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in the Upper West Side.

Chin, BP Brewer Announce 4th Public Workshop On Community Priorities In Soho & NoHo

Council Member Margaret Chin
Council Member Margaret Chin
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

City Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Battery Park City, Chinatown) and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer alongside Department of City Planning (DCP) Director Marisa Lago recently announced that the fourth public engagement session for visioning the future of SoHo and NoHo will take place this week.

The is the fourth event in a six-month series of public meetings and consultation with local stakeholders to outline a vision for the future of SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods.

After the initial Open House on February 6 , the two public workshops on February 28 and March 20, the coming session will be the third of four thematic workshops and focus on sharing ideas that emerged from previous engagement events, and identifying preferences and priorities.

According to the elected officials, SoHo and NoHo are dynamic mixed-use neighborhoods with an established residential population, strong office markets with growing creative firms, and one of the city’s biggest retail centers. Additionally, the existing zoning, established nearly five decades ago to balance the needs of a declining manufacturing sector and a growing artist community, presents challenges to the continued vitality of these historic neighborhoods.

The event is slated for 6 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at 1 Centre Street North -Mezzanine in Lower Manhattan.

Ayala, Chin, Levin To Hold Council Committee Meetings NYC Health Services

City Councilwoman Diana Ayala
Council Member Margaret Chin
Council Member Margaret Chin

City Council members Diana Ayala (D-East Harlem, Motthaven), Chair of the Committee on Mental Health and Disabilities, Margaret Chin (D-Battery Park City, Chinatown), Chair of the Committee on Aging ,today will hold a joint oversight hearing on home health aide services in New York City.  

The meeting is slated for 10 a.m., today, April 8, in City Hall Council Chambers in Lower Manhattan.

City Councilman Mark Levine

City Council member Mark Levin (D-Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights) Chair of the Committee on Health, today will hold a meeting on multiple pieces of legislation aimed at amending local law and protecting the health of all New York City residents.

The meetings agenda includes:

  • Int 1053-2018: Proposed Int. No. 1053-A

           A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of

           New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and

           mental hygiene to conduct periodic inspections of water tanks

           and to post the results online

  • Int 1056-2018: Proposed Int. No. 1056-B

           A Local Law to the administrative code of the city of New

           York, in relation to requiring the department of health and

           mental hygiene to review documentation of annual inspections

          of water tanks where harmful bacteria are found, and to post

          the results online

  • Int 1138-2018: Proposed Int. No. 1138-A

          A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of

          New York, in relation to electronic reporting of water tank

          inspection and cleaning

  • Int 1150-2018: Proposed Int. No. 1150-A

           A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of

           New York, in relation to electronic reporting of water tank

           inspection and cleaning

  • Int. 1157-2018: Proposed Int. No. 1157-B

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of

           New York, in relation to qualifications for persons conducting

           inspections and maintenance on drinking water tanks

  • Int 1167-2018: Proposed Int. No. 1167-A

           A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of

            New York, in relation to the repair of damaged water tanks

  • Int 1169-2018: Proposed Int. No. 1169-A

          A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of

          New York, in relation to requiring the visual documentation of

          water tanks during inspections, to be submitted to the

          department of health and mental hygiene

The meeting is slated for 11:30 a.m., today, April 8, in City Hall Committee Room in Lower Manhattan.

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