Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs

The Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Please check the calendar page each month for the location of the meeting and tentative agenda

This committee serves as the community’s advocate in the preservation of our parks, playgrounds and other open spaces. It works with the Department of Parks to support opportunities for new open spaces and recreational facilities; to monitor and make recommendations regarding the expenditure of park and open space dollars; and to monitor proposed uses and permits within our parks. With respect to landmarks, the committee works with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to preserve our existing historic districts and makes recommendations on any proposed changes to landmark buildings. It also makes recommendations on buildings and neighborhoods to be designated as City landmarks.  With respect to cultural affairs, the committee assesses applications for cultural funding and serves as the district’s liaison to the public library system and the Department of Cultural Affairs.  This committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Members
Mark Thompson, Chair
Pamela Vassil, Vice Chair
Amelia Acosta
Martin Barrett
Matt Bondy
Adam Hartke
Aaron Humphrey
Rajesh Nayar
Gary Papush
Reshma Patel
Gene Santoro
Kathy Thompson
Ronnie White

Public Members
Samuel Albert
Dean Stefanides

Committee Minutes
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – November 7, 2018 (these minutes are pending)
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – October 2, 2018
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – September 5, 2018 
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – August 7, 2018 (this committee did not meet in August)
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – July 2, 2018 (this committee did not meet in July)
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – June 5, 2018
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – May 1, 2018
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – April 3, 2018
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – March 6, 2018 (This meeting was canceled) 
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – February 6, 2018
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – Jan 2, 2018
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – December 5, 2017
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – Nov 8, 2017
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – Oct 3, 2017
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – Sept 5, 2017

Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – June 6, 2017

Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – Apr 4, 2017
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – Mar 7, 2017
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – Feb 7, 2017
Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Minutes – Jan 3, 2017

Resources

The CB6 Parks Landmarks and Cultural Affairs Committee met with managers of the libraries within East Midtown to discuss their future budget and capital needs.

Map
Historic Map