News & Updates in Murray Hill
Business Networking Event and Panel Discussion “Your Restaurant, Your Neighbor”
The Murray Hill business networking event, hosted by Covina at the Park South Hotel, took place on July 12. It featured a panel discussion, “Your Restaurant, Your Neighbor.” Panelists represented a cross-section of old and new, large and small Murray Hill restaurants, from all over the neighborhood. The panelists were Eddie Bergman from Hill & Bay, Nancy Cushman from Covina, Steve Olsen from Dock’s Oyster Bar, and Tommy Tardie from Fine & Rare. Moderator Lilli Seidman Davis asked the participants questions about their businesses, challenges and customers, and there was time for questions from the audience and networking.
The MHNA is very grateful to Covina for providing us with breakfast at their private meeting space at 127 East 27th Street. We also thank Egads AV and Computer Rental for providing audio-visual equipment and raffle donors Blue Nan Nan Nails, Pershing Square Café and Sachi Asian Bistro. These sponsorships and donations make it possible to provide free business networking events.
July 2017 - MTA issues the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Emergency Ventilation Plant in Murray Hill
July 2017 - The MTA/NYC Transit agency has issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Emergency Ventilation Plant for the Lexington Avenue Subway Line between the 33rd Street/Park Avenue South Station and the Grand Central/42nd Street Station.
As a result of the NYCT’s analysis and review of all the comments from the public and elected officials, NYCT has concluded that Site 12, located on Park Avenue's northbound side between East 36th and East 38th Street is the agency's preferred site. In aggregate, based on engineering, economic and environmental factors, Site 12 is most likely to minimize significant adverse effects and impacts during construction and operation.
July 26, 2017 at 10am: MTA Board Meeting with agenda item: the MTA Emergency Ventilation Project for the 4,5,6 Lexington Avenue lines.
The meeting will be held at the MTA Board Room, 2 Broadway, 20th Floor. Attendees are advised to come at least 30 minutes early.
Greater East Midtown Rezoning Update, June 27
On June 7, 2017, the New York City Planning Commission approved a modified version of the East Midtown Rezoning, a major planning initiative proposed by Mayor de Blasio, sponsored by Dan Garodnick, and fine-tuned by the East Midtown Steering Committee. The bill is now with the New York City Council, and a public hearing on this proposal was conducted by the Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises on June 20. The Council may vote on this proposal as soon as the end of July.
Public comments can be emailed to: Liz Lee at ELLee@council.nyc.gov, with cc to Dan Garodnick at email@example.com.
Photo: 1 Vanderbilt Place Construction
Thanks to all who participated in the MHNA Street Fair 2017!
If you were able to attend, you already know what a perfect weather day we had on Saturday, June 3rd. Bright sun, temperature in the 70s, and a light breeze made for a wonderful day for everybody involved!
We deeply appreciate the efforts of all the volunteers who came out to help us with set-up, take-down, and everything in between. Ours is a volunteer organization, and volunteerism was showcased front and center that day.
Thanks, also, to this year’s sponsors. A total of twelve individuals and business organizations stepped up to donate toward sponsorship this year. Their support is critical to our success.
Thanks to everyone involved and we hope to see you next year!
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MTA Board Meeting with agenda item: the MTA Emergency Ventilation Project for the 4,5,6 Lexington Avenue lines
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Film screening: The Promise
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill
Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Deadline for MHNA Trustee Applications
Monday, July 31, 2017
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM