Welcome to CB6!

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 welfare 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 with 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 within our boundaries. Please contact us with your community concerns.

Sandro Sherrod, Chair Dan Miner, District Manager

311 Service Request Maps

311 Heat Map

Board Meeting Video Recordings

Board Video Recording

Annual homeless street census, Jan. 26: volunteers needed

NYC Dept. of Homeless Services is conducting its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate on Jan. 26.  Thousands of volunteers are needed.

Night work on 2nd Ave. between East 57th and 59th Streets

From January 12 and continuing until further notice, NYC Department of Design + Construction will be conducting night work as part of installation of new trunk water mains as part of the third water tunnel project.

Eastbound M34 bus service

For about two weeks starting January 8, the eastbound M34 bus stop  on the southeast corner of East 34th St. and Third Ave. will be temporarily closed for installation of a Con Edison gas main.

CB6 reviews planning report offering alternatives to Department of Sanitation’s proposal to a garage project at Brookdale site on E. 25th St.

The Land Use Committee has reviewed a final draft of a planning report prepared in collaboration with BFJ Planning that presents two alternatives to the NYC Department of Sanitation’s proposal for a sanitation garage on the Brookdale campus site located on East 25th Street between First Avenue and FDR Drive.  One alternative is the construction of a partially underground garage at the Brookdale site allowing other uses above ground like affordable housing, senior housing or health related facilities.  This would allow for a significant amount of new green space to be created.  The other alternative is the siting of the garage at Avenue C and 16th St. allowing for adaptive reuse of the existing Brookdale site building while increasing open space and enhancing the active ball fields between Avenue C and the FDR Drive. Review the BFJ report and related materials.

CB6 events from autumn 2014: rat prevention forum, business to business networking night, a workshop for hospitality businesses on noise regulations, a senior issues forum

In November we held a forum on how to prevent and respond to rats on your property, in your business, and in your neighborhood.  Caroline Bragdon, the Director of Neighborhood Intervention for Pest Control Services at NYC Department of Health, explained how vigilant residents and property managers can maintain cleanliness and minimize pests and trash, and the responsibilities of private citizens, property owners and City agencies. More rat prevention initiatives will follow.

In October, CB6 held its first Business to Business Networking Night at the Japan Society. East Midtown small business people and community leaders mingled and enjoyed a special viewing of contemporary Japanese art.  See pictures at our Facebook page.  More networking nights will follow.

CB6 also organized a free workshop for owners and managers of bars and restaurants on commercial noise regulations.  Staff from NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection and NYPD discussed best operating practices and ways to upgrade venues to reduce noise and improve residential quality of life.

In September, Senator Liz Krueger and an expert panel spoke to a packed NYU auditorium about senior issues including emergency preparedness; health care resources; technology and lifelong learning; and senior housing options.  Watch it online here.  

Street tree resources 

Here’s a page of street tree resources: how to request free street trees, and tips on how to take care of street trees near you.  Interactive maps show newly planted trees that need stewardship.  CB6 is expanding its inventory of tree bed locations and asking community groups to help out.

New sculptures in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

Dept. of Parks has installed three bronze sculptures made by Juan Soriano in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.  Soriano was active in artistic circles in Mexico City and Europe in the 1930s, and became known worldwide for monumental abstract sculptures of animals and birds.  The sculptures will remain until April 30, 2015. Pictures on our Facebook page.

Ebola updates from NYC Dept. of HealthNYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, NY State Dept. of Health, and US Centers for Disease Control 

CB6 2016 District Needs Statement

The District Needs Statement is the culmination of countless committee meetings, public hearings, agency reports and discussions with our many community-based organizations.  It highlights many of the issues our neighborhoods face, and serves as a road map by which various city and state agencies and non-governmental organizations may better prioritize their work to meet the specific needs of Community District Six.

CB6 Resources and Flyers

What are 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
Introductory flyer  about Community Boards and CB6
Frequently asked questions about CB6 and 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