Executive
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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. East Harlem Community Health Committee

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

Housing

Public Safety

Licenses & Permits

Liquor Licenses

1. Contento NYC LLC. New application for a full liquor license for a restaurant located at 88 East 111th Street, New York, NY 10029 (Park Avenue). The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Carlos Diaz was seconded by Celia Ramirez and passed unanimously.

2. Enzo Harlem Empire, Inc. dba Tequila Corazon. New application for a beer, wine, & cider license for a restaurant located at 227 East 116th Street, New York, NY 10029 (Third Avenue). The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Carlos Diaz was seconded by Celia Ramirez and passed unanimously.

3. 1325 CCPJ Corp. dba Maxwell’s Central Park. Renewal application for a full liquor license #1288210 for a restaurant located at 1325 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 (111th Street). The committee recommends this application be denied. Motion to deny made by Celia Ramirez, second by Carlos Diaz and passed unanimously.

Street Activity Permits

4. 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 approved. Motion to approve by Celia Ramirez was seconded by Carlos Diaz and passed unanimously.

5. Block Party #528975
Block Party
August 28, 2020 (set up 11:00 a.m. – breakdown 8:00 p.m.)
East 103rd Street between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue
Applicant: Clifton McLaughlin
Sponsor: Living Grace Worship Center
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Carlos Diaz was seconded by Celia Ramirez and passed unanimously.

6. National Good Deeds Day #533515
Block Party
August 15, 2020 (set up 9:30 a.m. – breakdown 6:30 p.m.)
East 110th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Applicant: Kiyonda Hester
Sponsor: P.S. 83
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Celia Ramirez was seconded by Carlos Diaz and passed unanimously.

7. HHFM Metropolitan Market #529520
Farmers Market
June 5, 2020 (set up 7:00 a.m. – breakdown November 20, 2020 5:00 p.m.)
Friday – June 5th; 12th; 19th; 26th;
Friday – July 17th; 24th; 31st;
Friday – August 7th; 14th; 21st; 28th;
Friday – September 4th; 11th; 18th; 25th,
Friday – October 2nd; 9th, 16th; 23rd; 30th;
Friday – November 6th; 13th; 20th;
Second Avenue between East 97th Street and East 98th Street
Applicant: Maritza Owens
Sponsor: Harvest Home Farmers Market Inc.
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Carlos Diaz was seconded by Celia Ramirez and passed unanimously.

8. HHFM East Harlem Market #529522
Farmers Market
July 9, 2020 (set up 7:00 a.m. – breakdown November 19, 2020 5:00 p.m.)
Thursday – June 9th; 16th; 23rd; 30th;
Thursday – August 6th; 13th; 20th; 27th;
Thursday – September 3rd; 10th; 17th; 24th;
Thursday – October 1st; 8th; 15th; 22nd; 29th;
Thursday – November 5th; 12th; 19th
East 104th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Applicant: Maritza Owens
Sponsor: Maritza Owens
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Celia Ramirez was seconded by Carlos Diaz and passed unanimously.

9. Boriken Community Resource Fair
Health Fair
July 18, 2020 (set up 8:00 a.m. – breakdown 4:00 p.m.)
East 123rd Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Applicant: Ann-Marie Vazquez
Sponsor: Boriken Health Center
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Celia Ramirez was seconded by Judith Febbraro and passed unanimously.
Carlos Diaz was present not voting.

10. Charlies Boys
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 approved. Motion to approve by Carlos Diaz was seconded by Celia Ramirez and passed unanimously.

11. Mexican Independence Day #533955
Single Block Festival
September 20, 2020 (set up 7:00 a.m. – breakdown 7:00 p.m.)
East 116th Street between Third Avenue and Second Avenue
Applicant: Pablo Guzman
Sponsor: Union Settlement
The committee recommends this application be approved. Motion to approve by Celia Ramirez was seconded by Carlos Diaz and passed unanimously.

Environment, Open Space & Parks

Human Services

Youth & Education

12. Jason Wu made a motion to approve the resolution to restore funding to the Summer Youth Employment Program for Summer 2020. The motion was seconded by Malik McCullough and passed with David Giordano present/not voting.

Resolution to restore funding for SYEP funding for Summer 2020

WHEREAS Manhattan Community Board 11 (hereinafter “CB11”), whose primary mission is to advise elected officials and government agencies on matters affecting the social welfare of the district encompassing East Harlem, Randall’s Island, and Ward’s Island;

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in tremendous job loss across the United States, and resulted in enormous loss of human life in New York City, particularly low income Black and Latinx communities like CB11’s district that were already struggling economically prior to the pandemic;

WHEREAS, youth in CB11’s district desperately need support and investment. Of the 98,151 residents age 16 and older in East Harlem, 50.3 percent are either unemployed or not in the labor force. Nearly thirty percent of family incomes in the past 12 months were below the Federal poverty line, the percentages are even higher for youth and seniors (45 and 36 percent respectively); one-third (31 percent) receive food stamps. These statistics show a community that is in need of quality education and local hiring initiatives to increase economic development and employment. Programs to help residents become self-sufficient, rather than dependent on government assistance, will make East Harlem a more prosperous and vibrant community;

WHEREAS, too often available employment opportunities are entry level in the service sector. The City must prioritize enhancing job training opportunities in East Harlem which target living wages, career paths and the evolving job market;

WHEREAS, as part of our FY 2021 budget request, CB11 requested the Department of Youth & Community Development to provide, expand, or enhance the Summer Youth Employment Program. In 2019, 70,000 of the 160,000 applicants were able to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program;

WHEREAS, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to suspend the Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides 75,000 youth workers summer job placements, is devastating to already hard-hit communities—these youth workers are disproportionately low income youth and youth of color, and 81% of SYEP participants in 2019 were Black, Hispanic, or Asian;

WHEREAS, cancellation of SYEP not only results in a loss of income for 75,000 youths and their families, it also deprives these youth from gaining on-the-job experience and professional development. The experience that participants glean from this program—the largest of its kind in the United States—prepares them to enter college or other trades while providing them with reliable and steady income. The cancelation of SYEP would be highly destabilizing for our youths’ career development;

WHEREAS, CB 11 joins community leaders, service providers, and public officials in calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development to immediately restore SYEP this year. New York City must fully fund SYEP for summer 2020, allow SYEP workers to work remotely, and provide internet access and equipment to allow youth workers to successfully complete remote work;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that CB11 calls on Mayor de Blasio, City Council, and DYCD take action to restore SYEP for summer 2020.

Land Use, Landmarks & Planning

District Needs & Budget

13. Community Board 11 Statement on the Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget

Economic Development & Culture

Executive

H. Old Business
I. New Business
J. Announcements
K. Adjournment