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.
No Garbage, Recycling or Organic Collection; No Street Cleaning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th
The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that in observance of Memorial Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, nor street cleaning on Monday, May 29, 2017. Residents who normally receive Monday trash, organics or recycling collection should place their material out at curbside after 4 PM on Monday, May 29 for pickup. The Department previously collected recyclables the week following the holiday, but is modifying its holiday service at this time. Additionally, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of the holiday.
NY State Assembly Member Holds Book Drive
Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh’s office is accepting new or gently used books for children or young adults (grades K-8th) until June 9th. To learn how to contribute, click here.
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!