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.

Mark Thompson, Chair
Amelia Acosta
Martin Barrett
Elvy Barroso
Adam Hartke
Aaron Humphrey
Ellen Imbimbo
Gary Papush
Gene Santoro
Kathy Thompson
Pamela Vassil
Ronnie White

Public Members
Robert Baublitz
William Huxley

Committee Minutes
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 – Jan 3, 2017


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.

Historic Map

2014 survey of the 77 Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) located in Community District 6:
POPS Report 2008
POPS Report

East River Esplanade Presentation – 1/2017