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 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 Jesús Pérez, District Manager

 

 

ALERT: United Nations General Assembly Street Closures
With the opening of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, the New York City Police Department has announced the following street closures and anticipated traffic delays. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.

Pedestrian checkpoints will also be established at on 2nd Avenue at 42nd, 44th, 45th, and 46th Streets, and on 1st Avenue at 42nd, 46th, and 49th Streets. For additional information, click here. For a printable map, click here.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2016

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
·         1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
·         44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue
The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
·         42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
·         57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
·         2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
·         42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
·         42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2016

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
·         42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
·         57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
·         2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
·         1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
·         44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
·         42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
·         42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.
On Wednesday the FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:
·         Southbound at 63rd Street
·         Northbound at South Ferry

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2016

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
·         42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
·         57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
·         2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
·         1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
·         44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
·         42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
·         42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2016

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
·         42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
·         57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
·         2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:
·         1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
·         44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
·         46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
·         42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
·         42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

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 now plans to introduce a leading pedestrian interval signal at the intersection in the coming weeks and to study the location to determine whether additional safety measures can be implemented.

Apply for an Affordable Apartment in the District
160 affordable apartments will be available in the American Copper Buildings, which are currently under construction at 626 First Avenue.  Applications for the affordable units are due by October 14, 2016. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, click here

75 affordable apartments will be available at 225 E. 39th Street, a building which is currently under construction.  Applications for the affordable units are due by September 27, 2016. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, click here.

There are always many more applicants than there are available units, but current residents of Community District 6 can be preferentially considered for 50% of the units in the district.

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 will be on the agenda at the next CB6 Public Safety Committee meeting. Consult our meeting calendar for more details.

Temporary Bus Stop Relocation on Westbound M34 SBS Route
Please be advised that on Thursday, September 8, 2016, and lasting for approximately 5 weeks, the westbound M34 SBS bus stop located on the northwest corner of East 34th Street and 2nd Avenue will be temporarily relocated half a block west due to the installation of a new bus bulb. For more information, click here.

Grants Available for Nonprofit Organizations and Public Schools
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer has announced the opening of the application period for Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) grants. These grants provide small funding awards—between $3,500 and $5,000—to nonprofit organizations and public schools to help support programming or operational expenses. This year, Borough President Brewer will also allocate funds to Manhattan organizations under the Fresh Taste Manhattan Initiative, to support healthy eating and plant-based food preparation demonstrations at local supermarkets. For more information, click here.

Beat the Heat
The summer sun can set the stage for fun, but too much summer heat can also be dangerous. NYC Emergency Management offers some useful tips to help New Yorkers beat this extreme heat. Learn how to stay safe and healthy during this heatwave, find a nearby cooling center, and much more.

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!

 

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