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Agenda:

Public Session

A. Pre-registered speakers, 3 min each

B. Elected Official Reports

C. Borough President’s Report

D. Special Reports on the ongoing response to the COVID-19 health crisis

1. New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
2. Mount Sinai Medical Center
3. Metropolitan Hospital Medical Center

Business Session

A. Roll Call – Secretary

B. Adoption of the Agenda

C. Approval of Executive Meeting Minutes

D. Chair’s Report

E. District Manager’s Report

F. Officer Reports

G. Committee Reports and Action Items

Licenses & Permits

Liquor Licenses

1. Antwerp J LLC dba Mojo Desserts. New application for a beer, wine, & cider license for a restaurant located at 177 East 100th Street, New York, NY 10035 (Lexington Avenue). The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Diaz was seconded by Sheffield and passed unanimously.

2. Nocciola 110 Corp. Application to renew a full liquor license #1292951 for a restaurant located at 123 East 110th Street, Store 4, New York, NY 10029 (Lexington Avenue). The committee recommends this application be denied. Motion to deny by Febbraro was seconded by Sheffield and passed unanimously.

3. Casa Azul Group, Inc. dba Bistro Casa Azul. Application to renew a full liquor license #1304236 for a restaurant located at 343 Pleasant Avenue, New York, NY 10035 (119th Street). The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Sheffield was seconded by Febbraro and passed unanimously.

4. Ricardo LLC dba Ricardo Steakhouse. Application to renew a full liquor license #1145057 for a restaurant located at 2145 Second Avenue, New York, NY, 10029 (110th Street). The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Diaz was seconded by Febbraro and passed unanimously.

5. Kallejon Corp dba El Kallejon. Application to renew a full liquor license #1293087 for a restaurant located at 209 East 117th Street, New York, NY 10035 (Third Avenue). The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Febbraro was seconded by Ramirez and passed unanimously.

Street Activity Permits

6. 116th Street Festival #523178. Street Festival
June 12, 2020 (up 7:00 p.m.–June 13, 2020 breakdown 5:30 p.m.)
Third Avenue between East 106th Street and East 122nd Street
Applicant: David Acosta
Sponsor: Abrazo Fraternal del Barrio Foundation Inc.
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Sheffield was seconded by Febbraro and passed unanimously.

7. Stars and Stripes Stickball Tournament #525076
Street Festival
July 4, 2020 (set up 7:00 a.m. – July 5, 2020 breakdown 4:30 p.m.)
East 109th Street between Third Avenue and Second Avenue
Applicant: Alexis Sabater
Sponsor: Young Bucks Sports
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Diaz was seconded by Ramirez and passed unanimously.

8. East Harlem National Stickball League
#532697; 532699; 532702; 532883; 532884; 532885; 532887; 532890; 533499; 533502; 533504; 533507; 533509
June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 19, 26; August 2, 9, September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 18
East 109th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Applicant: Alexis Sabater
Sponsor: Young Bucks Sports
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Diaz was seconded by Ramirez and passed unanimously.

9. Charlie’s Boys #529712
Stickball
July 4, 2020 (set up 8:00 a.m. – breakdown 5:00 p.m.)
East 120th Street between Pleasant Avenue and First Avenue
Applicant: Alexis Sabater
Sponsor: Young Bucks Sports
The committee recommends this application be denied and tabled to the May meeting. Motion to deny by Diaz was seconded by Febbraro and passed with two abstentions: Ramirez and Sheffield.

10. Back to School Health Fair Festival #523218
Single Block Festival
October 4, 2020 (set up 8:00 a.m. – breakdown 8:00 p.m.)
East 116th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Applicant: Martina Garcia
Sponsor: Hispanic Community Organization for Life
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Sheffield was seconded by Febbraro and passed unanimously.

11. Giglio Feast of Sant Antonio #521927
Street Festival
August 5, 2020 (set up 8:00 a.m. – August 10, 2020 breakdown 8:00 a.m.)
Pleasant Avenue between East 114th Street and East 116th Street
East 114th Street between Pleasant Avenue and 1 Avenue
East 115th Street between Pleasant Avenue and 1 Avenue
Applicant: Mitchell Farbman
Sponsor: Giglio Society of East Harlem Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine
The committee recommends this application be approved.
Motion to approve by Diaz was seconded by Febbraro and passed unanimously.

12. Giglio Feast of Sant Antonio
#534659; 534652;534639; 534533
Street Event
August 5, 2020 (set up 8:00 a.m. – August 10, 2020 breakdown 8:00 a.m.)
Pleasant Avenue between East 114th Street and East 116th Street
East 114th Street between Pleasant Avenue and 1 Avenue
East 115th Street between Pleasant Avenue and 1 Avenue
Applicant: Mitchell Farbman
Sponsors: Giglio Society of East Harlem Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine; Operation Fightback; Sons of San Paolino; Union Settlement
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Diaz was seconded by Febbraro and passed unanimously.

13. Richie Memorial #532413
Block Party
July 18, 2020 (set up 12:00 p.m. – breakdown 9:00 p.m.)
East 118th Street between First Avenue and Pleasant Avenue
Applicant: Suzette Nunez Gonzalez
Sponsor: Suzette Nunez
The committee recommends this application be denied and tabled to the May meeting. Motion to deny by Diaz was seconded by Febbraro and passed with two abstentions: Ramirez and Sheffield.

14. Festival for Christ #526616
Block Party
July 11, 2020 (set up 9:00 a.m. – breakdown 6:00 p.m.)
East 103rd Street between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue
Applicant: Aniya Morales
Sponsor: Bethany Christian Church
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Diaz was seconded by Ramirez and passed unanimously.

Environment, Open Space & Parks

15. Motion by R. Sheffield to provide a letter to NYC Parks in support of the proposed plan for the renovation of the P.S. 155 Playground play equipment area. Motion was seconded by J. Heredia and passed unanimously.

16. Motion by R. Sheffield to provide a letter to East River C.R.E.W. in support of the continued access onto the waterfront from the Esplanade seawall at 96th Street. Motion was seconded by J. Morris with 1 opposed.

17. Motion by D. Giordano to provide Central Park Conservancy with a resolution in favor of the proposed Conservatory Garden and Dairy access path renovations. Motion was seconded by M. McCullough and passed unanimously.

18. Motion by D. Collier to provide a Letter of Support for Intr. 1524-2019, a proposed Local Law that would prohibit city agencies from applying any chemically-based pesticide to any property owned or leased by the city. Motion was seconded by M. McCullough and passed unanimously.

19. Motion by R. Sheffield to provide a letter of support for East River Esplanade’s proposed “Swale Barge,” a concept floating community garden and educational center along the East Harlem waterfront. Motion was seconded by D. Giordano and passed unanimously.

20. Motion by D. Giordano to write a Letter of Support for the renaming of the pathway in the park to be built on the Harlem River Greenway between 132nd and 142nd Streets in honor of Richard Toussaint. The motion was seconded by R. Shuler and passed unanimously.

Housing

Public Safety & Transportation

21. A motion by Y. Brown in support of the co-naming of the Southeast corner of East 100th Street (at 3rd Avenue) in honor of Coach Skip Branch. The motion was seconded by C. Diaz and passed unanimously.

Economic Development & Culture

22. Motion by C. Ramirez to adopt the New York State Budget Justice Resolution. The motion was seconded by M. Mack and passed unanimously.

WHEREAS according to Fiscal Policy Institute, New York State has the highest rate of household income inequality in the United States;

WHEREAS according to the Economic Policy Institute, the wealthiest 1% of New Yorkers control 31% of the state’s income;

WHEREAS Forbes magazine estimates there are 93 billionaires living in New York State;

WHEREAS according to the Fiscal Policy Institute, after a higher tax was introduced on people earning over $300,000 in 2009, the number of millionaires filing taxes in New York State had actually increased by 72% by 2016;

WHEREAS recent estimates place the capital needs for the New York City Housing Authority at upwards of $40 billion;

WHEREAS New York State’s failure to provide allocations in the budget for public housing maintenance has put over 600,000 people at risk of lead paint exposure, mold, and other environmental toxins;

WHEREAS New York public housing developments are regularly without heat and hot water; residents suffer from non-working elevators, leaks, and infestations;

WHEREAS according to New York City’s Department of Homeless Services, as of July 31, 2019, almost 4% of the entire City’s homeless population was in shelters in Community Board 11’s neighborhood;

WHEREAS according to the Alliance for Quality Education, the public schools in District 4 are owed $12.6 million in Foundation Aid;

WHEREAS according to the Alliance for Quality Education, the public schools in District 5 are owed $10.7million in Foundation Aid;

WHEREAS affordable housing and unemployment are two of the top concerns for the East Harlem Community Board 11 neighborhood;

WHEREAS in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2021 New York State Budget, an expected $6 billion shortfall is expected to be remedied by reducing spending on a variety of public needs including limiting spending on Medicaid and other public programs;

WHEREAS there are a variety of ways in which funding for New York State programs could be raised by targeting sources of income which disproportionately affect the ultra-wealthy;

WHEREAS a Pied-À-Terre tax on mostly-vacant homes was introduced as Senate Bill S.44 and Assembly Bill A.4540 and is estimated would raise approximately $650 million a year;

WHEREAS a Billionaire Wealth Tax currently being developed could raise $10 billion a year by assessing the unrealized capital gains and creating stronger definitions of personal and corporate residency;

WHEREAS an Ultra Millionaires Income tax could create additional tax brackets for those earning over $5 million, $10 million, or $100 million a year to replace the current tax rate of 8.82% for individuals earning over $1 million a year has been introduced as Assembly Bill A.2009B has the potential to raise over $2 billion a year;

WHEREAS a Stock Buyback Tax has been introduced as Senate Bill S.7629 which would tax stock buybacks at the rate of 0.5% of the value of open market share repurchases is estimated to be able to raise over $3.2 billion a year;

WHEREAS Carried Interest Fairness Fee legislation has been introduced as Senate Bill S.303 and Assembly Bill A.3976 would create a multistate compact with Connecticut and New Jersey to assure that private equity and hedge fund managers pay fair taxes on carried interest could raise more than $3 billion a year;

WHEREAS legislation is being drafted which would increase state corporate taxes for the biggest companies while reducing corporate taxes on the smallest companies;

WHEREAS a special assessment of the highest value land in Manhattan is under development to bring taxation on the most valuable land in New York State to be in line with that in other large global cities such as London, Paris and Hong Kong;

WHEREAS a CEO Pay Gap Tax for companies of 10% when the CEO makes over 100 times the company’s median pay and 25% when CEOs make over 250 times the company’s median pay has been introduced as Senate Bill S.1659 and Assembly Bill A.7454;

WHEREAS legislation is being developed to eliminate subsidies to Real Estate developers currently administered as 421-A and 485-A and which largely benefit billionaires and large corporations and could save up to $4 billion a year;

WHEREAS a Corporate Landlord Tax has been introduced as Senate Bill S.7231 and Assembly Bill A.9041 to assess a fee on mezzanine debt used by private equity and hedge funds to purchase housing so that they pay recording taxes in a manner similar to how a family in New York State must pay a fee when recording a mortgage;

WHEREAS a Yachts and Jets Tax would be restored through legislation introduced as Senate Bill S.7125 and Assembly Bill A.9052 which would reinstate the sales tax on private jets and yachts worth over $235,000 which existed prior to 2015;

WHEREAS legislation is being developed to create a tax on digital advertising between 2.5 and 10% depending upon the size of the corporation that would be targeted at the largest ad platforms and is estimated to raise more than $700 million per year; and

WHEREAS amendments to the Stock Transfer Tax have been introduced as Senate Bills S.6203 and S.3315 and Assembly Bill A.7791 to reduce the rebate given to Wall Street in 1980 for the current Stock Transfer Tax imposed in 1905 is estimated to raise over $13 billion a year; now, therefore be it

Resolved that Manhattan Community Board 11 calls

1. on State Senator Brian Benjamin, State Senator Jose Serrano, Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, Assemblyman Al Taylor, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Attorney General Letitia James, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and all other local and state elected officials to support these draft bills; and be it further resolved

2. for a more equitable state budget that provides for the educational, health, housing, and infrastructure needs of everyone by requiring the most wealthy amongst us to pay their fair share and provide equal opportunities to the residents of East Harlem and throughout New York State.

I. Old Business

J. New Business

1. Acacia Network – Green Hope Preservation Project. Requesting a letter of support from Manhattan Community Board 11 (CB11), regarding the rehabilitation and preservation of a 34-unit affordable Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building located at 418 East 119th Street, New York, NY 10035

2. Statement requesting the restoration of funding for the 2020 NYC Summer Youth Employment Program.

K. Announcements

L. Adjournment