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CB3 in November: East River Resiliency, Synagogue Deed Restriction, Lebanese Bakery on Grand Street

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Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

It’s November! How did that happen? Let’s take a look at what’s coming up at Community Board 3 this month.

–There will be more debate about the city’s controversial resiliency plans along the East River. At the parks committee meeting on Nov. 14, officials from the Department of Design & Construction will present the latest schemes for a revamped East River Park. At the same meeting, the Economic Development Corp. will unveil final plans for the Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade.

–The NYCHA and Section 8 subcommittee will meet Monday, Nov. 4 to hear from Con Ed about gas outages at the Baruch, Gompers and Vladeck houses.

–On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the economic development committee continues to discuss a proposed East Village Special District.

–On Thursday, Nov. 7, the human services committee will take up the issue of homeless outreach in the subways.

–On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the transportation committee will revisit the issue of intercity bus regulation. Committee members will discuss ways to close loopholes in state legislation meant to tame the unruly Chinatown bus industry.

–The State Liquor Authority Committee will gather on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to go over 5 applications (that’s an unusually short agenda for this committee). Among the proposals is a full liquor license for Manousheh, a Lebanese bakery taking over the old 7-Eleven space at 403 Grand St. You may be familiar with another outpost of Manousheh on Bleecker Street.

–The land use committee meets Wednesday, Nov. 20. In the wake of a fatal construction accident this month, the developers of a dual tower complex on the former site of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue will be back to seek a, “waiver of required minimum distance of 80′ between buildings above heights of 125′.” There will also be a request for the removal of a deed restriction at Congregation Erster Lutowiska Machzike Hadass Synagogue, located at 262 Delancey St. The site is apparently being primed for redevelopment.

Click here for full agendas and more meeting details.





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