Monday, September 13 at 5:30 PM

(September 10, 2021 at 10am)

QUEENS, NY –The Queens Borough Board, chaired by Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, September 13, at 5:30 PM.

The meeting will feature a presentation on the Permanent Open Restaurants Text Amendment, a zoning text amendment proposed by the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) that would remove geographic restrictions on where sidewalk cafes can be located within New York City.

The meeting will also include an update from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) about the City’s response to COVID-19.

This meeting will be conducted virtually with Borough Board members participating via videoconference. The meeting will also be live-streamed to the public on the Borough President’s website at www.queensbp.org.

WHAT:         Queens Borough Board to Hear Presentations on Open Restaurants Text Amendment and COVID-19

WHERE:       Public live stream at www.queensbp.org

WHEN:         Monday, September 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM

WHO:           DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President


NICOLE GARCIA, Borough Commissioner, DOT

ALBERT SILVESTRI, Deputy Borough Commissioner, DOT

CAROLYN GROSSMAN MEAGHER, Regional Planning Director, DCP

BENJAMIN HUFF, Senior Transportation Specialist, DCP

CHASE NO, Public Liaison for Public Affairs, DOHMH

About the Borough Board

The Borough Board is chaired by the Borough President under the New York City Charter and comprised of the borough’s City Council members and the chairperson of each Community Board in the borough.  The Board focuses on issues dealing with land use, development, public policy, budget, and other important matters with potential borough-wide implications. The Board hears presentations from City officials and others and, as part of the land use review process, is sometimes called upon to vote on land use questions that impact more than one Community Board District.

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