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Community Board 2 meetings to be streamed live and archived

community-board-2-465x3231Dec. 2, 2016 By Christian Murray

Community Board 2 meetings will be streamed live starting early next year.

The community board is working with the public media provider WNET, which will be installing cameras at the meeting venue and streaming it to its WNET site.

The board meetings are held each month at Sunnyside Community Services, located at 43-31 39th Street.

CB2 will also get a copy of the video from WNET that it will house on its own site.

“Making all levels of government more open and transparent is more important than ever,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

Filming of the monthly meeting will start in January or February, according to Denise Keehan-Smith, chairwoman of Community Board 2. The smaller committee meetings will not be televised.

Queens Community Boards 2, 3 and 4 are all about to launch the program.

Van Bramer allocated $20,000 to pay for the service for Community Board 2.

“Filming and live streaming Community Board meetings will allow our neighbors, who may not be able to attend due to illness, disability, childcare, or work obligations, to better participate in local government,” Van Bramer said in a statement.

“Community Boards discuss and vote on many issues that are of vital importance to our neighborhoods—we must use all the tools at our disposal to keep everyone involved in these conversations.”

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Bill

Here’s a thought. Stream it live over Periscope or Facebook and save the district $20,000…

I’ll even go one step further. I’ll start doing this at next month’s meeting…

#nocommonsense

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MRLIC

Frank, you are wrong. People can have their say. I think LIC is going the wrong way. Sunnyside, Woodside and Flushing don’t want what happened to LIC to happen to them. Those areas are fighting and turning down bad plans with over development and giveaways to developers. Good for them.

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BiGTiMsb

Density can be a very good thing, but the problem is density of what?

We don’t need more luxury apartments, and most of these developments don’t include retail / restaurant space at all. If they do, it’s a block long Duane Reade or similar.

Allowing these tall buildings without a focus on walkability (Jane Jacobs, Walkable Cities, etc) is just a giveaway to the developers, and we need to be vocal about that.

I think streaming these meetings is an absolutely wonderful step in the right direction – I usually can’t make the meetings because of work.

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MRLIC

The recent newcomers can have a say and should, not to he detriment of the neighborhood however. To me the neighborhood has changed not for the better. It needs better ideas from all involved, especially the “Over Building without proper planning”.

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Dan

Good idea, but ultimately, isn’t feedback from citizens needed? Especially with the expected attacks on New York’s status as a Democrat-leaning entity, we need to plan together. Unfortunately, the forces of hate cohere, and democracy is a messy process.
By the way, Long Island City’ Vernon and Center Boulevard are being “overrun” by sidewalk occupying food carts, all of them with gasoline generators, unknown food safety issues, and probable illegitimate licenses. (See the recent Courier article.) these need codifying, fines, and police attention. (Gasoline cans whipped out, to refill those generators. I find it odd that the fountain outside the Plaza Hotel now features a fancy-lighted (potential Molotov cocktail) sidewalk food seller on wheels just a block or two from our hyper-protected president elect. There are no boundaries for them. On Center Boulevard, a seller thumbs his nose when its pointed out he’s steps from the Wagner school, gasoline engine percolating, and food smells, trash and noise for residents to enjoy.

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Dan

Good idea, but ultimately, isn’t feedback from citizens needed? Especially with the expected attacks on New York’s status as a Democrat-leaning entity, we need to plan together. Unfortunately, the forces of hate cohere, and democracy is a messy process.
By the way, Long Island City’ Vernon and Center Boulevard are being “overrun” by sidewalk occupying food carts, all of them with gasoline generators, unknown food safety issues, and probable illegitimate licenses. (See the recent Courier article.) these need codifying, fines, and police attention. (Gasoline cans whipped out, to refill those generators. I find it odd that the fountain outside the Plaza Hotel now features a fancy-lighted (potential Molotov cocktail) sidewalk food seller on wheels just a black or two from our hyper-protected president elect. There are no boundaries for them. On Center Boulevard, a seller thumbs his nose when its pointed out he’s steps from the Wagner school, gasoline engine percolating, and food smells, trash and noise for residents to enjoy.

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Ginger the Pirate

Have you tried the Indian or Halal food? Because both carts have awesome food, happy to have the options.

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Anonymous

Goodjob JVB! From the recent newcomers in the neighborhood (5 years or less) there is a feeling that the board is dominated by the old timers (remember the free the yards drama?). Anyway, appreciative of the transparency!

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