NYC Ferry Service Disruptions, September 19 – 25
The US Coast Guard is enforcing a full closure of the East River on 9/19 from 9:15 AM to 3:45 PM near United Nations Headquarters, specifically between East 35th Street and the Queensboro Street Bridge. As a result of these restrictions, NYC Ferry riders should anticipate delays and temporary closures from at Pier 11/Wall Street & East 34th Street terminals. The Midtown Shuttle Bus will pick up riders on East 34th Street & 1st Avenue instead of the ferry terminal. All routes are subject to change with little or no notice as a result of heavy traffic conditions.
Alternate Side and Meter Rules Suspended Thursday-Friday, September 21-22
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22 for Rosh Hashanah. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
UN General Assembly Street Closures Begin September 18th
Due to security measures for visiting world leaders, street closures in the vicinity of the United Nations will start at approximately 6 AM on Monday, September 18th and continue until approximately 9 PM on Saturday, September 23rd. For more information, consult this map and this Community Notice. Area affected by UN General Assembly including possible street closures at NYPD discretion are:
- Area bounded by 60th Street on the North, 34th Street on the South, 1st Avenue on the East and 3rd Avenue on the West
- Area bounded by 54th Street on the North, 48th Street on the South, 1st Avenue On the East and Madison Avenue on the West
- 34th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
- 42nd Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
- 50th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
- 53rd Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
- 54th Street between 3rd Avenue and 7th Avenue
- 57th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
- 61st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
- 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
- 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
- FDR Drive Service Road between 48th Street and 49th Street 51st Street between 6th Avenue and 3rd Avenue
- 56th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 52nd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
- 55th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 6th Avenue between West 53rd Street and West 55th Street
- 54th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 59th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 58th Street between Broadway and Madison Avenue
- Madison Avenue between 58th Street and 42nd Street
For updates, please consult this posting, follow the 17th Precinct on Twitter at @NYPD17pct, or call their Community Information Line at (646) 246-7882. Note that the line will be activated on September 12th.
28-bed “Safe Haven” Shelter Opening on East 17th Street
The City is contracting with BRC to provide a 28-bed “Safe Haven” at the former Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Robert Mapplethorpe Residential Treatment Center at 237 East 17th Street. Safe Havens provide temporary, emergency housing as well as individualized programs for the medical, social service, and employment needs of vulnerable street homeless New Yorkers. A full-time staff will help ensure the safety and security of both the shelter’s clients and the surrounding neighborhood. We understand that the contract is for three years. It is anticipated that renovation work within the facility will begin in September and that it would not begin receiving residents before October. It is our understanding that a Community Advisory Board will be established when the facility begins receiving residents. Information will be provided here as it becomes available. Click here to read the Department of Homeless Services’ detailed analysis regarding the siting of the shelter.
Project Open House Now Accepting Applications
Project Open House removes architectural barriers in the homes of people with permanent disabilities. Click here to view the site with the application and here to view the flyer.
Full Roadway Closure on East 17th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue
Due to a construction project, East 17th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue will be fully closed Monday to Friday from 6 PM to 12 AM from June 28 to November 10 and Saturdays from 8 AM to 6 PM from July 1 to November 11.
East Midtown Rezoning Proposal Proceeds to City Council Vote
The City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises and the Committee on Land Use voted on July 27 to approve the Greater East Midtown Rezoning proposal. The full City Council is expected to vote on the proposal on Wednesday, August 9. To read a press release issued by Council Council Member Dan Garodnick in the wake of the subcommittee vote, click here.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Emergency Ventilation Plant
The MTA has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Emergency Ventilation Plant to service the Lexington Ave Subway Line between 33rd Street / Park Ave South and Grand Central Terminal / 42nd Street. The report details the analysis the MTA conducted regarding the various impact the project would have on the community. NYCT reviewed and responded to over 120 comments submitted to the MTA by local residents, elected officials, and CB6. For more information, click here.
CB6 Votes to Support ERFA/Sutton Place Zoning Text Amendments
At its June 27, 2017 Full Board meeting, CB6 adopted a resolution in support of the zoning text amendments proposed by the East River Fifties Alliance and various elected officials who signed on as co-applicants. To see the full text of the resolution, click here. To read the application for this proposed zoning change, click here.
Free Home HIV Test via New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or New York State Department of Health
Eligible participants can receive a free home HIV test from either the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or the NYS Department of Health. Click here to read the announcement.
JHS 47 M Construction Begins
Junior High School 47 M, located at 223 East 23rd Street, has begun a construction project on the school’s exterior. Click here to read the announcement.
Designated Landmarks and Historic Districts in Manhattan Community Board Six: A Resource Guide
This is the first Manhattan Community Board Six (CB6) resource guide for designated landmarks within our district. Two key factors motivated us. We are very aware that proliferating development may threaten some of these sites and others not yet formally designated as landmarks. But we also believe it is important to better inform CB6 constituents about these historic treasures, so they can learn about and enjoy them while realizing that protecting them is an ongoing process. Click here to access this resource.
Queens Midtown Tunnel Lane Closures
The two right downtown exit lanes at the Manhattan Plaza of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed for the final stage of the exit plaza roadway rehabilitation. The closure begins on March 19, 2017 and lasts for approximately three months. Click here for more information.
CB6 Helps Secure Pedestrian Safety Measures at 58th Street and 2nd Avenue
After a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle at the intersection of East 58th Street and 2nd Avenue in July, Community Board 6 immediately took up the matter. Community residents attended that month’s Transportation Committee meeting to share their concerns about this intersection and to request that pedestrian safety measures be implemented there. As a result, CB6 called on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to address the community’s concerns about the safety of this intersection. CB6 is pleased to report that the DOT has installed a leading pedestrian interval signal at the intersection. CB6 thanks DOT and especially the concerned members of the community whose activism helped make this possible.
LinkNYC Wifi Kiosk Survey
Community Board 6 would like to know how you feel about the LinkNYC wifi kiosks that have been installed in our district. Click here to have your say. A discussion of these kiosks was on the agenda at the most recent CB6 Public Safety Committee meeting, and we expect to continue discussing them at future meetings. Consult our meeting calendar for more details.
Dangerous Intersection Survey
Community Board 6 is eager to hear from residents about the most dangerous intersections near their homes. If you know of a dangerous intersection, please tell us about it by filling out this survey. Thank you for participating and helping to make CB6’s streets safer for us all!