Brooklyn Community Board 1

171 Calyer Street Development Presented at Community Board Meeting

The proposed development at 171 Calyer St. – rendering view from Calyer and Lorimer Streets

A presentation at Thursday’s Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting covered the proposed development of a seven-story mixed-use building with 33 apartments and ground-floor retail at 171 Calyer St., which is within the Greenpoint Historic District.

The corner of Manhattan Avenue and Calyer Street (via Google Maps)

A representative for the developer of the building, which is owned by Salomon Cojab who purchased the building in 1977, unveiled the renderings of 171 Calyer St. last night.

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Brookyln Community Board 1’s Monthly Public Meetting is Thursday (10/10)

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As a reminder, the combined public hearing and Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting is this Thursday (10/10) at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.) starting at 6 p.m.

According to the agenda available here, there will be a presentation regarding a proposed event space at the former home of Output (74 Wythe Ave.)., a presentation on development within the Greenpoint Historic District at 171 Calyer St., and up for consideration are 17 new liquor licenses and 31 liquor license renewals. Continue reading

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City Council Puts Brakes on Community Board Spending

Brooklyn Community Board 1’s SUV parked in front of the office, May 29, 2019. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

This story was originally published on 9/17/19 by THE CITY. (By: Gabriel Sandoval and Claudia Irizarry Aponte)

Community boards now have to vote before making pricey purchases with a budget-boosting grant from the City Council, which recently placed sharp limits on how boards can spend the funds.

The new rules followed the THE CITY’s May report that leaders of one Brooklyn board bought a $26,000 SUV using taxpayer money allocated by the Council. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Community Board 1’s Monthly Public Hearing is Tonight (9/10)

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As a reminder, the combined public hearing and Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting is tonight at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.) starting at 6 p.m.

According to the agenda available here, there are 43 new liquor license requests to be reviewed on top of the 62 liquor licenses up for renewal. Other topics scheduled for discussion include the fiscal year 2021 budget priorities and a presentation by the NYC Dept. of Transportation regarding improvements at the intersection od Wythe Avenue and anf the BQE exit ramp. Here is the full agenda: Continue reading

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Locals Grill Community Board Purchase of $26,000 Toyota

The purchase of a $26,000 Toyota SUV by the executive committee of Brooklyn Community Board 1 resulted in multiple community members speaking out at Tuesday’s public meeting against the board’s largest expense outside of payroll, the NY Post reports.

Approximately a dozen people spoke out on Tuesday against the purchase of the SUV which is used by CB1 manager of more than 40 years Gerald Esposito, who lives a few blocks from the SUV’s city designated parking spot, the NY Post reports: Continue reading

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