Student Advisory Panel Applications Open Until Feb. 28
The ARISE Coalition and Parents for Inclusive Education, two groups focused on improving education for students with disabilities, are working together to make a Student Advisory Panel on accessibility in NYC schools. Click here to view and download the form. Students in grades 7 through 11 may apply before the February 28 deadline.
MTA Releases Mitigation Plan for the 2019 L train Shutdown
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) jointly released their mitigation plan for the 2019 L train shutdown. You can find that plan here. Click here to view details on the CB6 website.
Find Anti-Overdose Naloxone in Community District Six
Naloxone is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. New Yorkers can get this life-saving medication without prescription from community organizations and pharmacies. View more information and distribution locations from the Department of Health. Click here to learn more about preventing overdoses.
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 flyer.
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 Available to New Yorkers
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.
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.
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!