Manhattan Community Board 1 - Remote Meetings
The emergency declarations by the Mayor of New York City and the Governor of New York State require community boards across the city to radically alter the manner in which they conduct meetings. The guidance for all New Yorkers to engage in social distancing strategies to protect themselves and their neighbors makes in-person meetings all but impossible to conduct. Therefore, the Governor has waived certain provisions of the Open Meetings Law to allow for remote meetings to take place. This is an unprecedented state of affairs for community boards and we are working to create a similar way to engage in a virtual space. This page serves as a landing site for information on how to attend remotely and submit public comment.
*Remember to sign in to the meeting with the form found to the left.
All meeting agendas may be found here.
Next CB 1 Committee Meeting
1/19 Waterfront, Parks & Cultural Committee– 6:00 PM
This meeting is best experienced using the WebEx software for Mac OS, Windows, iOS, or Android. The following link should automatically launch your webex software if it is installed and configured. There is a secondary in-browser viewer, which may be preferable to calling in.
Access meeting by clicking here on the day and time of the meeting <---This is the link to join tonight's meeting!
If you wish to access the meeting using the meeting code and password, the information is here:
Meeting code/ID: 179 573 6683, password "mcb1" without the quotes.
To phone into the meeting, see below.
+1-408-418-9388 Access code: 179 573 6683
Press *3 to raise your hand if you are dialing in through the phone.
Upcoming Hearing on Governors Island Rezoning
1/20 Manhattan Borough President's Governors Island Rezoning Hearing– 6:00 PM
As part of the current stage on the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure process, the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer, will conduct a hearing of the proposal to inform her recommendation to the City Planning Commission. Registration is required to participate via Zoom. We will post alternative livestream information as soon as it becomes available.
Please pre-register here.
1/21 Executive Committee – 6:00 PM
1/21 Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee – 6:30 PM
1/26 CB 1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM
Test Events and Troubleshooting
Opportunities to test your home configuration of WebEx are listed below. At the bottom of this page you will find a link for how to download WebEx software to your computer or smart phone. We recommend using the Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android software for these meetings as the experience is enhanced over using the browser version. That said, we encourage all to attend no matter which version of WebEx you end up using. It is also possible to call in to WebEx from your cell phone or your land line. If you are having problems with using your computer and the WebEx software, please try to use the "Join by browser" option or by using a smart phone or tablet to join the meeting, if you have one available. If all of these options are not available to you, the call-in option will provide you with a real-time audio-only point of access to the meeting.