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.
|Richard Eggers, Chair||, District Manager|
311 Service Request Maps
Board Meeting Video Recordings
Funding for capital projects of nonprofits and schools
The Manhattan Borough President’s Office provides funding for capital projects of city agencies, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and public schools. The Fiscal Year 2017 capital funding application is now open and closes on February 12, 2016. Click here for more information and to apply.
How will residential development affect school seating needs in East Midtown?
CB6 office staff and interns compiled a list of residential buildings that are located within Manhattan School District 2: PS 40, PS 116, and PS 281, which cover much of CB6. There are currently 30 residential developments in planning, construction or near completion, which will add roughly 4,138 units. How school seat needs within the area will be impacted is an important question for community members to consider. Click here for more, including a spreadsheet listing all 30 developments, and a Google map showing their locations.
Overbuilt buildings within East Midtown
When a building exceeds the floor area ratio (FAR) allowed by current zoning, it is considered to be overbuilt. Such buildings are unlikely to be modified or replaced, because a new building on that site could only be rebuilt to the smaller legal size limits, which would generally not be economically advantageous for the property owner. According to NYC Department of Planning, there are approximately 673 overbuilt buildings within the district. CB6 staff and interns created a spreadsheet and Google map of overbuilt buildings in CB6. The map also shows the location of area schools, cultural institutions, and parks. Click here for more about overbuilt buildings.
Becoming a Community Board Member
The Manhattan Borough President’s office is currently accepting applications for Community Board membership. Community Boards represent their neighborhoods on crucial issues including real estate development & land use, historic preservation and even liquor licenses. To apply, fill out the online application. Click here for complete application instructions and a link to download a paper copy of the application. After submission you may be contacted regarding the next steps in this very selective screening and interview process.
Presentations at CB6 Housing Homeless and Human Right Committee
At its November meeting, the Committee heard presentations on Semiperm Housing, a new type of transitional housing project serving homeless families, and the NYC Family Justice Center, supporting victims of domestic violence. Review the minutes here..
Manhattan Borough Board resolutions on MIH and ZQA Zoning Proposals
On November 30, 2015 the Borough Board passed resolutions opposing the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA).
Midtown East Arts & Cultural Institutions
Community Board 6 houses a variety of arts and cultural organizations within the district. Many of these institutions hold free community and public events, which can be found through our new Arts & Cultural Organizations page.
Affordable NY Events at Museum of the City of NY
CB6 is a co-sponsor of this series, so residents can purchase tickets for only $10 instead of the usual $16 by using the code RENT.
- Housing a Growing City on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 pm – With Seema Agnani (National CAPACD), Purnima Kapur (NYC Department City Planning), Ritchie Torres (Council Member), Sarah Watson (Citizens Housing and Planning Council), and Ingrid Gould Ellen (the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy)
- Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Communities on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 pm – With Sam Marks (LISC New York City)
New website for the East Side Coastal Resilience Project
The East Side Coastal Resilience Project (ESCR) is being designed to mitigate future climate change and flood risks on Manhattan’s East Side. The East River waterfront sections covered are Project Area 1 (Lower East Side up to 14th St.), and Project Area 2 (from 14th St. to 23rd St.)
Recent presentations are available online at www.nyc.gov/escr. ESCR is about 3/4 of the way through concept design, with construction anticipated to begin in mid-2017.
New City Housing Initiatives
As a key part of Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan, Housing New York, the Department of City Planning has a proposal for a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program. It would increase the number of affordable housing units in new construction, and increase the number of units that will be permanently affordable. See a presentation about MIH given to CB6 in September. Zoning regulations are being updated to encourage affordability and improve the quality of new buildings. Here’s a presentation on the new Zoning for Quality and Affordability proposal, which aims to address those issues.
The City plans to upgrade the ferry services at E. 34th St., and add a new landing at Stuyvesant Cove at about 20th Street. Click on the links for the ferry presentation by NYCEDC in July, 2015, and for more about NYCEDC ferry plans.
CB6 District Needs Statement for 2017
The new District Needs Statement form from Office of Management and Budget integrates Community Board member perceptions of district needs and specific agency funding requests. Here is the 2017 CB6 DNS. For CB6 continuing support, expense and capital requests for City agencies, please visit the Budget & Governmental Affairs Committee page.
- To identify your elected representatives, enter your address at this website, or use the CB6 directory of elected officials serving east midtown.
- Repair of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will continue through 2019
- The CB6 2016 District Needs Statement highlights many area issues, needs and priorities
- Street tree resources: get free street trees, tree care tips, inventory of area street trees
- The rules and legally permitted locations for mobile food vendors
- Join the CB6 list of east midtown building contacts – for coop boards and tenant associations
- Frequently asked questions about NYC Dept. of Sanitation regulations
- Background information about Community Boards
- Flyer about contacting 311 for quality of life complaints (can be customized on request)
- Eviction Prevention Resource Guide
- Better bike parking? Request a free bicycle rack from NYC Dept. of Transportation