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NoHo News MORE February 2021
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More on COVID-19 Vaccinations

As the City and State struggle with competing systems, there are several volunteer sites that could get you to an appointment faster - WHEN vaccine is available.  We suggested one in our last newsletter - NYCVaccineList.com, an all-in-one website that aggregates most available vaccine appointments at City, State, and private sites.  There is now another:  TurboVax which sends out openings over Twittter (@turbovax).  Download a Twitter app on your phone, follow @turbovax  to get bulletins
 
More NoHo-SoHo Planning - Feb. 25

Mixed-Use & Public Realm Update | Feb. 25 | 6:30 p.m.

Understanding quality of life in a community where businesses and residents live in close proximity.

Format: Presentation followed by Q&A

Draft Agenda: 

Introductory Remarks

Joint Presentation by the Department of City Planning, Department of Transportation and Department of Sanitation
Mixed-use SoHo/NoHo:  land use and zoning
What we have heard: summary of quality of life concerns
City toolkit for public real improvements

Q&A with City Planning, Transportation and Sanitation

How to participate:
To participate online by video conference, use this link: SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan Mixed-Used and Public Realm Update.

CB#2 February
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Wednesday, Feb 17 Land Use Committee, Frederica Sigel, Chair
*Consideration of Intro 2186: A Local Law to amend the New York City Charter, in relation to requiring a comprehensive long-term plan.  This bill would create a ten-year comprehensive planning cycle connecting budget, land use, and strategic planning processes.
Meeting Access via Video Conferencing: Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HclcIK1lTbyWaa1H0X-Baw

Thurs., 2/18 @ 6:30 PM FULL BOARD Carter Booth, Chair
Meeting Access via Video Conferencing:  Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7brN-TQURrmfN1amIhmJRA

Written testimony and/or virtual speaker cards can be submitted by email before 5:00 p.m. February 18, 2021 to info@cb2manhattan.org. [Please note that registering for the Zoom meeting does not register you to speak.] Please submit your name, agenda topic, and address. Public speakers will be limited to 2 minutes or less at the discretion of the Chair. We recommend submitting written testimony, which will be summarized at the meeting, to ensure an opportunity for your voice to be recognized.
 
Tues., 2/23 @ 6:30 PM EQUITY WORKING GROUP Patricia Laraia, Co-Chair & Mar Fitzgerald, Co-Chair
Challenges & Unity within Chinatown during COVID-19
Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j7lmO1-oQwWi7yEx0Z15sg
 
Wed., 2/24 @ 6:30 PM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SMALL BUSINESS Janet Liff, Chair– Meeting Access via Video Conferencing:  Please register at the following link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GlJgKFjvRvygCDOrVE3AWQ
[See amended calendar for agenda.]
 
Extra Reading/Viewing

Overthrow Boxing Gym collecting food for hungry Vegans
Elisa Monte Dance launches Mayor De Blasio’s new initiative called Open Culture.  (Though not located in NoHo, the troupe was founded by long-time NoHo resident artist Elisa Monte.  Check out the Open Culture Guidelines.
NoHo Gets It's Own Versace Watch Design
Democrats propose $50 Billion in small Business Aid
LifeTime plans opening a resort in NoHo
City Council Candidate Erik Bottcher announces a "Clean District" plan for Council District 3.  Our District #1 should pay attention.
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