Environment, Open Space & Parks

1. Call to Order– Adoption of the Agenda

2. Announcements

3. Informational updates (20 minutes)

a. Randall’s Island Park Alliance
b. NYC Parks
c. Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
d. Marcus Garvey Park

4. Presentations & Discussions

a. Informational/Introductory presentation by Drive Shack (concessionaire) and RIPA re: plans for the future of the Randall’s Island Golf Center (15 minutes)
i. Tom Harnisch, Randalls Island Park Alliance
ii. Paul Ballam & Luis Altamiranda, Drive Shack

b. Presentation on “Swale Barge,” a concept floating community garden and educational center along the East Harlem waterfront and request for letter of support (15 minutes)
i. Sari Chang, Esplanade Friends
ii. Marry Mattingly, SWALE
iii. Chris O’Brien, Esplanade Friends

c. Presentation on findings of The Black Institute’s Poison Parks Report and request for a resolution by the Committee (15 minutes)
i. Jack Einsten, Richman Law Group
ii. Dan Hodle, The Black Institute

5. New Business
6. Old Business

a. Staff update on tree pit at 1664 Park Avenue and Preliminary Budget Testimony to NYCC 3/9 and 3/25.
b. Presentation on Harlem Eat Up!2020 food festival at Marcus Garvey Park in Spring of 2020 (10 minutes)

7. Adjournment