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Environment, Open Space, and Parks Committee

  • Bonifacio Senior Center 7 East 116th Street New York, NY 10035 USA (map)


1. Call to Order- Adoption of the Agenda (5)

2. Invocation (5)

3. Informational Update

a. The Chair will report on the 12-30-15 meeting called by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Office of the Mayor. The list of the eight Community Garden sites to be developed for affordable housing with relocation support for gardeners will be read (10).

4. Presentations & Discussions

a. Informational presentation and request for feedback on the Parks and Open Space, Environment and Energy recommendations of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan (60).

i. Casey Peterson, New York Restoration Project, Parks and Open Space Subgroup Lead; Cecil Corbin-Mark, WE ACT, Environment and Energy Subgroup Lead; Adam Lubinsky and Cristina Ungureanu, WXY Architecture + Urban Design, East Harlem Neighborhood Plan Facilitators.

5. Continuing Business

6. New Business

a. CB8 passed a resolution urging the City to allocate the remaining funding needed in order to complete the renovation of the East River Esplanade in CD8.

b. Parks Without Borders Informational Workshop, Wednesday, January 20 6:30 pm at Bonifacio Senior Center (7 East 116th Street)—what five parks should be nominated?

i. Thomas Jefferson
ii. Marcus Garvey
iii. Mae Grant
iv. Harlem River Park above 135th Street
v. ?

7. Announcements

a. All New Business may be sent to Mia Brezin, Assistant District Manager, at

b. Final East Harlem Neighborhood Plan Community Forum, Wednesday, January 27 6- 9 pm, El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue at 104th Street) More information: or 212-831-8929.

8. Adjournment

a. Please arrive promptly at 6:00 pm so that an adjournment of no later than 8 pm may be attained.

Earlier Event: January 13
Land Use, Landmarks, & Planning
Later Event: January 19
Full Board meeting