Community Board 6 Resources

Connections within the district:
Community Organizations
Elected Representatives
Police Precincts
Senior Services

To identify your elected representatives, enter your address at this website, or use the CB6 directory of elected officials serving east midtown.

Health Resources
NYC WELL – text “WELL” to 65173 or call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential mental health support.
Free healthy mobile apps – You can add these useful apps and more to your smartphone: Stop OD NYC to learn about fentanyl, opioids, and how to save a life with Naloxone; NYCHelpMeQuit to get support quitting smoking; NYC Condom to find the nearest venue distributing free condoms.
Free Home HIV Test Available to New Yorkers – Eligible participants can receive a free home HIV test.
Find Anti-Overdose Medication 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.

Legal Advocacy Clinics At Lenox Hill Neighborhood House:
The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Legal Advocacy Center Offers assistance on a number of different issues. Here is a list of their ongoing programs and clinics (as of 5/9/2018):
● SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) Clinics: Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street. First come, first served. Bring proof of identity, income information, utility bill, proof of housing costs, information on any dependents and if you are 60 or over or on SSI/SSD, information on medical costs.  For more information, call 212-218-0431.
● SCRIE Clinics: Walk-in Clinic. The next clinic will take place Thursday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street.  You must arrive before noon to ensure you can be seen. If you are 62 years or older, live in a rent regulated apartment and have an annual household income of $50,000 or less you may be eligible for the Rent Freeze Program. Find out if you are eligible and get assistance applying or recertifying for SCRIE.
● End-of-Life Planning/Advance Directives: volunteer attorneys may be able to assist you with one-on-one counseling and individualized drafting of Advance Directives including Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, and simple, low-asset Wills. If you are interested in being screened for a possible appointment, call the intake hotline at 212-218-0503 ext 4.
● Health Care Access/Medicare/Medicaid: call 212-218-0503 ext 3. Find out about Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid home care, Medicare Part D, Medicaid Spend-down, EPIC and if you are eligible for Medicaid.
● Health Insurance Enrollment: call 212-218-0432.  Assistance with finding and enrolling in an affordable health insurance plan.

Resources for your business
See our business resources page.

Information about political demonstrations:
With Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza next to the United Nations and the consulates of many foreign governments with our district, our district averages about one political demonstration per day.  Police officers from the 17th Precinct are assigned to provide security and monitor sound levels at each demonstration. The First Amendment right to peacefully assemble means that demonstrators do not 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.

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