Resources

Community Board 6 Resources

Full Board Meeting Minutes and Resolutions – Archives
Past Newsletters
Resources for Community Board Members
NYC Dept. of City Planning Profile for CB6 – population, census tracts, a list of district facilities, and the CB6 District Needs Statement.
Homeless Assistance – how to help the homeless
Street Co-Naming Policy
Flyer about contacting 311 for quality of life complaints
NYC noise code regulations for bars and restaurants
Legally permitted locations for mobile food vendors
Eviction Prevention Guide and Tenant Resources

Affordable Housing Resources

Housing Connect
Freeze Your Rent
Housing Preservation and Development Resources
HPD Affordable Housing Search
Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption
DRIE/SCRIE Informational Brochure (SCRIE flyer, DRIE flyer)

Connections within the district

Community Organizations
Elected Representatives
Police Precincts
Senior Services

Winter Weather Resources

NYC Severe Weather website
Plow NYC, which allows the public to track to the progress of DSNY plowing operations:
Winter Health & Safety Tips from Office of Emergency Management
Department of Sanitation Borough Snow Removal Plans

 

Resources for your business

There are many free resources to help you start or grow your business.  See our business resources page for links to Baruch Small Business Development Center and NYC Dept. of Business Services programs such as NYC Business Solutions, Business Express, and the New Business Acceleration Team.

Frequently asked questions about political demonstrations

With Dag Hammarskjold Plaza next to the United Nations, and the consulates of many foreign governments with our district, demonstrations are common.  Police officers from the 17th Precinct are assigned to provide security and monitor sound levels at each demonstration, and they average one demonstration each day. Because of the Constitutional right to peacefully assemble, groups don’t require a permit to protest where they wish, and can do so 24 hours a day, although demonstrators must apply for police permits for megaphone or sound equipment.

Bike racks

Chaining bikes to trees can result in a $250 fine. Bicycles are often chained to City infrastructure, light poles or tree guards. Think they’ve been abandoned? If Dept. of Sanitation staff verifies that the bike has been unmoved for at least seven business days, and is significantly damaged, they may classify the bike as derelict and remove it. (Ghost bikes, as memorials, are not considered derelict bikes and can’t be removed.)

NYC Dept. of Transportation’s CityRacks provide free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs. CityRacks are a convenience for the entire cycling community. Also, the availability of CityRacks parking discourages cyclists from parking at mailboxes, parking meters, trees, and other sidewalk structures. If you are a property or business owner and wish to install your own racks, contact DOT for the permit, for which there is a small fee. DOT will drop off and install the rack at no charge.  It may take a long time.  Follow up with CB6.