Your Vote Counts: List of Polling Places in Community District 6
Election Day is Tuesday November 6, 2018! There are many polling places in Community District 6. For any questions on how to vote, please refer to the New York City Campaign Finance Board’s frequently asked questions on registering to vote and voting in New York City. For information on where to vote, what your rights are as a voter, voter registration forms, and more, visit voting.nyc.
CB6 Position on the NYC Charter Commission
On Election Day this year (Tuesday, November 6), voters in New York City will vote on recommendations for revision to the New York City Charter.
In a letter to the Chair of the New York City Charter Revision Commission, Manhattan Community Board Six questions the one-size-fits-all approach to the Commission’s proposals, and calls upon the Commission to reconsider its arbitrary proposals that could ultimately harm community boards, in favor of more nuanced, well-considered, and flexible approaches.
For announcements on upcoming public meetings and hearings for the New York City Charter Revision Commission in Manhattan, please refer to the Community Events page on the CB6 website.
Upcoming NYC Ferry Schedule Changes
NYC Ferry will have new schedules in effect for the South Brooklyn and Astoria routes starting August 15. You can view the new schedules on the NYC Ferry app, or on their site. As well, in anticipation of the Soundview and Lower East Side route launches (which will both stop at E. 34th Street), NYC Ferry is increasing the frequency of the midtown shuttle bus, starting on August 15th. Midtown shuttles during morning peak periods will depart E. 34th St. every 11 minutes. To view the new midtown shuttle bus schedule, click here.
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.email@example.com
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.
Click here to view more community resources.