People who take their dogs to Bull Moose Dog Run are being urged to come out to Tuesday’s Community Board 7 meeting to fight the Museum of Natural History’s expansion project. The expansion project isn’t on the community board agenda, but people can speak about any local topic during a public comment session near the beginning of the meeting. (The expansion plans as currently drawn don’t appear to affect the dog run, although they would affect another section of Teddy Roosevelt Park.)
Among the items on the agenda are the street fair calendar for this year (a topic of heated discussion in our comments section a couple of weeks ago), and a couple of liquor licenses, including for Gebhard’s Beer Culture on 72nd and for Salumeria Rosi on 73rd. Check out the full agenda below.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:30 PM
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street (Central Park West)
Subject to Change
Approval of minutes from previous full board meeting
Chair’s Report, Elizabeth Caputo
We welcome all members of our community (residents, businesses, CBOs) who would like to speak on issues of interest to them. Members of the community are granted one minute for remarks, and we will also accept a written copy for the record.
Manhattan Borough President’s Report, Diana Howard
Reports by Elected Officials
Reports by Elected Officials’ Representatives (One-minute remarks)
Business & Consumer Issues Committee
Michele Parker and George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero, Co-Chairpersons
Applications to the SLA for two-year liquor licenses:
1. 283 Amsterdam Avenue (West 73rd Street.) D&S Dining Group LLC, d/b/a Salumeria Rosi.
2. 228 West 72nd Street (West End Avenue.) MT Gebhard, LLC, d/b/a Gebhard’s Beer Culture.
Unenclosed Café Renewal Applications:
3. 313 Amsterdam Avenue (West 75th Street.) Renewal application #1471902-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by Baby Oliver, LLC, d/b/a Piccolo Cafe, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 9 tables and 18 seats.
4. 441 Amsterdam Avenue (West 81st Street.) Renewal application #1283635-DCA to the Department of Consumer Affairs by JPS Ventures, Inc., d/b/a St. James Gate, for a four-year consent to operate an unenclosed sidewalk café with 3 tables and 8 seats.
5. Multi-block street fairs.
Applications to the Street Activity Permit Office for multi-block street fairs in 2016.
4/17/16 Veritas, Inc. Bway, 96-102 E Mort & Ray
4/17/16 Duke Ellington Blvd. Neighborhood Association Bway, 102-106 E Mort & Ray
4/17/16 24th Precinct Community Council Mort & Ray
4/24/16 Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Col, 66– 72 Clearview Festival
5/01/16 Broadway Mall Center Bway, 86-93 E Mort & Ray
5/08/16 Committee for Environmentally Sound Development Bway, 60-65E Clearview Festival
5/22/16 West Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Amst, 77–89 WMCC
5/29/16 Coalition for a Livable West Side Bway, 72-82 W Mort & Ray
5/29/16 Safe Haven West Side Basketball League Bway, 82-86 W Mort & Ray
6/05/16 Project Open at Lincoln Center Towers Bway, 65-72 W Mort & Ray
6/12/16 West Side Federation of Neighborhood & Block Assoc. Bway, 73-82 E Mort & Ray
6/12/16 The Broadway Mall Association Bway, 82-86 E Mort & Ray
8/14/16 Goddard Riverside Amst, 79-86 Clearview Festival
9/18/16 Valley Restoration, LDC Amst, 96–106 Mardi Gras Festival
9/18/16 West Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Col, 68–86 WMCC
10/02/16 Bloomingdale Area Coalition Bway, 96–103 W Mort & Ray
10/16/16 NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch Bway, 86 – 90 W Mort & Ray
10/16/16 Symphony Space Bway, 90 – 96 W Mort & Ray
Jay Adolf and Gabrielle Palitz, Co-Chairpersons
6. 108 West 74th Street (Columbus Avenue.) Application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for rear yard terrace enclosure.
7. 18 West 75th Street (West 74th – 75th Streets.) Application #16-8907 to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to add a stair and elevator bulkhead on the roof, restore front façade, add new windows to the existing rear extension, and enclose underneath the existing overhang at the ground floor.
Andrew Albert and Dan Zweig, Co-Chairpersons
8. Greenmarket/GrowNYC. Street Activity Permit Application renewal for the operation of the Friday greenmarket on West 97th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
Those signs were all over the UWS over the weekend with no explanation as to which park or what the issue was.
Poor planning on the part of the organizers, I say!
Were it not for AMNH there would be no Dog Run. I oppose uncontrolled development (zoning failures) and changed my mind about opposing AMNH expansion:during childhood visits I felt interior design had failed me and natural history with dead ends, too-narrow walkways, lack of lighting and of merging/transitioning exhibits. Is it time to focus on growth now?
It’s my understanding that the expansion won’t affect the dog run. Am I wrong?