Welcome

Community Board Six has an important New York City Charter mandated advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, city budget, municipal service delivery and many other items relating to the quality of life of those who live, work and visit our district. We represent the area on the east side of Manhattan from 14th to 59th Streets, from the East River to Lexington Avenue, and extending west to Madison Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets. This is one of the most diverse community districts in the city.  Located within our boundaries are the United Nations complex, major academic & medical institutions and Stuyvesant Town, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Peter Cooper Village, Murray Hill, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, East Midtown Plaza and Sutton Place. Please contact us with your community concerns.

Molly Hollister, Chair Jesús Pérez, District Manager

 

 

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Announcements

Opportunities to Help Neglected and Abused Children
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), which provides temporary placement for neglected and abused children, is offering two ways that New Yorkers can make a difference in the lives of these children:

1. Give an in-kind donation to support programs and activities available to children. Items that ACS routinely uses include: arts and crafts supplies, holiday gifts (for a range of ages 0-21, in particular gifts for teens), cultural event tickets, decorative items for parties and celebrations, gift cards (e.g., restaurants, movies), baby clothing for expectant young parents, and home goods and small appliances for older youth who are transitioning to their own housing/supportive housing. For questions or for learning how to contribute, please contact Sonia Galarza, ACS Director of In-Kind & Pro-Bono Resources, by calling 212-442-7268 or emailing Sonia.galarza@acs.nyc.gov

2. Become a foster or adoptive parent to a New York City child. Call 311 or the WISH Recruitment Line: 212-676-WISH (9474), or visit www.nyc.gov/acs/foster for more information.

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office adopts new “decline to prosecute” policy for marijuana possession and use
The D.A.’s Office’s new policy went in to effect on August 1, 2018 after an extensive study found virtually no public safety rationale for the ongoing arrests and prosecution of marijuana smoking. As with the February 1, 2018 policy ending the criminal prosecution of subway fare evasion (or “turnstile-jumping”), there are still some limited cases where the office may choose to prosecute the offense. The NYPD will also have a new policy go into effect on September 1, 2018, choosing to issue summons instead of arresting people for marijuana smoking in many cases. Click here to read the DA’s press release.

Immigrants’ Rights resources available via the New York Immigration Coalition

While there has been a lot of news on the subject of immigration lately, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) seeks to provide reliable information to the community. If you would like to request an Immigrants’ Rights workshop for your organization, you can fill out this form.

For updates on immigration policy changes or NYIC events, you can text “NYIC” to 864237. Further resources are available on the NYIC website.

MTA Releases Mitigation Plan for the 2019 L train Shutdown
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) jointly released their mitigation plan for the 2019 L train shutdown. You can find that plan here. Click here to view details on the CB6 website.

Local Work Notices now available on CB6 Website
You can view notices about projects that may cause traffic, water or gas service disruption, or other issues on our new Work Notices page.

Find Anti-Overdose Naloxone in Community District Six
Naloxone is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. New Yorkers can get this life-saving medication without prescription from community organizations and pharmacies. View more information and distribution locations from the Department of Health. Click here to learn more about preventing overdoses.

CB6 Resources

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