Tuesday, October 16, 2012

East Harlem Rezoning Meeting 10/22

What do you want the future of East Harlem to look like?

Join CIVITASCommunity Board 11 and land use consultants Insight Associates andGeorge M. Janes & Associates for a presentation and discussion of proposed land use and zoning scenarios in East Harlem. There will be updates from the July 9 community meeting.

Monday, October 22 at 6:30 pm 
2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street 
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Second Floor Auditorium

CIVITAS and Community Board 11’s Zoning Task Force have been working together to plan for the future of the neighborhood and take advantage of new zoning policies. Learn how zoning can be used to create affordable housing, promote economic development, particularly on vacant lots, and control appropriate building sizes and heights for the area under consideration: Madison to Lexington Avenues and 115th to 132nd Streets, excluding the 125th Street corridor.

Please RSVP by responding to this email or calling (212) 996-0745.
For more information, please visit www.civitasnyc.org and www.cb11m.org

Do you want to learn more about zoning in East Harlem?

Watch this video with planner Richard Bass.

East Harlem Walking Tour from Civitas Citizen on Vimeo.

Update on the 9/29 Visioning Workshop for the Esplanade and Upcoming Events

Update on East River Esplanade Visioning Workshop

CIVITAS hosted a Visioning Workshop for the East River Esplanade (60th - 125th St.) on Saturday, September 29.
Speakers included: NYS Senator Liz Krueger, NYC Council Member Jessica Lappin, NYC Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, Nick Molinari, Director of Planning, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Jonathan Martin, BFJ Planning
Community members shared their visions for a reimagined Esplanade with each other in breakout groups led by BFJ Planning, land use consultants, and many volunteer designers. The theme of the discussion was how the Esplanade is used and what participants would like to improve. Participants chose which area of the Esplanade they wanted to focus on and were able to draw ideas on large maps of the Esplanade. Each group shared their ideas for a reimagined East River waterfront with all other participants. Stay tuned for next steps.
Reimagining the Waterfront is a CIVITAS-sponsored initiative to improve the East River Esplanade between East 60th and 125th Streets. The Museum of the City of New York exhibition is open through October 28 and features the eight winning proposals from the 2011 design-ideas competition as well as historic images of the East River Esplanade and photographs of the site today.

October 4 Gallery Tour:  Reimagining the Waterfront Exhibition 

Gallery Tour at the Museum of the City of New York with CIVITAS Executive Director Hunter Armstrong on October 4th at 3 p.m.

The tour is free with Museum admission. 
For more information, please call the MCNY at 917-492-3395 or click here.

Other Community Events

Immensity + Intimacy: Brooklyn Bridge Park 
The Van Alen Institute is hosting the first of its River City exhibition series, titled Immensity + Intimacy: Brooklyn Bridge Park, which explores the reborn landscape on New York City’s East River as a prototype for reimagining the urban waterfront. 
The exhibition is open until October 19th and includes a series of related public programs related to the future of the urban shore.
 For more information visit: www.rivercity.vanalen.org 

Volunteers Needed for It's My Park Day 
Saturday, October 20th 
Where: The East River Esplanade and 96th Street 
Time: 10 am - 2 pm 
What: Plant daffodils and snowdrops and paint railings. There will also be boat rides and snacks.

For more information, email uppergreenside@gmail.com or visitthisweekatthemarket.wordpress.com 
Sponsored by: Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of City Parks Foundaton and NYC Parks. 
To learn more about all of the projects happening citywide, visit www.itsmypark.org or call 311.