Work Notices

Notices and construction advisories affecting Community District 6 and the surrounding areas:

Weekend traffic advisory from NYC Department of Transportation.


    • Closures due to UN General Assembly:  Due to security measures for visiting world leaders, streets, bicycle lanes, and sidewalks in the vicinity of the United Nations may be closed starting on Tuesday, September 18th and continuing through Friday, October 5th. Furthermore, for security purposes, many trash and recycling receptacles have been removed from streets in the community. Roads in Community District 6 subject to closure at the NYPD’s discretion between Tuesday, September 18th and Friday, October 5th include:
      · the FDR Drive between Whitehall Street and the Willis Avenue Bridge/RFK Bridge
      · streets bounded by 60th Street on the north, 34th Street on the south, 1st Avenue on the east, and 3rd Avenue on the west
      · streets bounded by 54th Street on the north, 48th Street on the south, 1st Avenue on the east, and Madison Avenue on the west
      · the FDR Drive Service Road between 48th Street and 49th Street
      · 57th Street between 7th Avenue and the FDR Drive
      · 53rd Street between 7th Avenue and the FDR Drive
      · 51st Street between 7th Avenue and 1st Avenue
      · 50th Street between 6th Avenue and the FDR Drive
      · 49th Street between 1st Avenue and the FDR Drive Service Road
      · 48th Street between 1st Avenue and the FDR Drive Service Road
      · 42nd Street between 7th Avenue and the FDR Drive
      · 34th Street between 7th Avenue and the FDR Drive
      The following protected bicycle lanes will be closed between Sunday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 29th:
      · 1st Avenue between 40th Street and 51st Street (full closure) as well as 2nd Avenue between 57th Street and 42nd Street (from 6 AM until 7 PM each day)
      The following unprotected bicycle lanes will be closed between Sunday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 29th:
      · 40th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue (full closure) and 55th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue (full closure)We will provide more updates on our Work Notices page as details become available. (updated September 12, 2018)
    • Washington Irving Campus Building Rehabilitation: There is ongoing rehabilitation of the Washington Irving Campus Building on Irving Place between 16th and 17th Streets. The renovations are projected to be complete by March 2020. You can find the PowerPoint presentation on the rehabilitation project here. You can also find additional information on the school’s rehabilitation project by clicking on the link for NYCSCA’s website for the project. Finally, related to this ongoing work and beginning August 24, East 17th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue will be closed Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 PM through 12:00 AM (midnight) until November 30, 2018, in order to place a mobile crane on that street to hoist material to the roof of Washington Irving High School. (last updated September 7, 2018)
    • Safety improvements on East 20th Street: Starting in late September, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will begin to implement safety improvements on 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C. Those safety improvements include updating the existing bike lanes to a two-way parking protected bike lane, installing two bus boarding islands for the M23 and M9 buses, moving the M23 bus stop on 1st Avenue 145 feet to the east, adding a new curb extension and pedestrian island on 20th Street and Avenue C, upgrading pedestrian ramps on Avenue C and 18th Street, and updating signal timing on 1st Avenue and East 20th Street. For further details, please view the flyer on the safety improvements here. (last updated September 14, 2018)
    • Reconstruction of E. 25th Street Baruch Plaza Project: The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) is working on East 25th Street Baruch Plaza (East 25th Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue) from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays, and from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekends (weather permitting). Amenities such as lighting, landscaping, benches, decorative paving, tree planting, granite seating and steps will be added. There will also be an installation of a distribution water main, new drainage structures, new fire hydrants, sidewalk work, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, and work on Baruch College’s underground vault. Additionally, there will be a curb extension on the northwest corner of East 24th Street and 3rd Avenue. Pedestrian access is expected to be maintained during the reconstruction, but traffic detours are expected, bus stops may change, parking will be restricted, and water service may experience interruptions. Signs will be posted in advance of any bus stop changes and parking restrictions, and a 72-hour e-mail notice will be provided in the affected area in advance of any water service interruptions. This project is expected to last until mid-June 2020. Click here for further details on this project. You can also find the latest weekly bulletin for the plaza construction here. Furthermore, note that there will be no parking allowed on both sides of Lexington Avenue between East 24th Street and East 26th Street starting on Monday, August 27th and continuing until further notice (more details on the parking restriction are in the flyer here). Finally, note that the bus stop on Lexington Avenue between East 25th Street and East 26th Street is closed until further notice (find the notice for the bus stop closure here). (last updated September 14, 2018)
    • Cross-town protected bike lanes: Bike lanes and other safety improvements will be implemented on 26th Street and 29th Street this summer. Click here to see details from the NYC DOT. CB6 supported this change and requested that some parking be preserved for people with disabilities.
    • 28th Street station closure: The entire 6 train station on Lexington Avenue remains closed as a part of the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative, a program to close down select stations to give them extensive and much-needed renovations. The station is set to re-open in December 2018. For alternative service, the 33 Street 6 and 23 Street 6 stops will be the closest available alternatives for the 4-5-6 Lexington Avenue trains and are an estimated five minutes away by walking. The 28 Street R-W stop is also a nearby option, estimated to be about six minutes away by walking. Click here to view the presentation MTA provided at the June 13, 2018 Full Board meeting and click here to view more information on the station renovation. (last updated August 6, 2018)
    • Asbestos removal at 30th Street Shelter: Beginning September 10, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays, work to remove asbestos from the 30th Street Shelter at 400-430 East 30th Street will occur. The removal will be performed in accordance with Department of Environmental Protection requirements to ensure the safety of people at the residence. The work is expected to last through the beginning of October. Click here to view the Community Advisory released by the NYC Department of Design and Construction. (last updated August 30, 2018)
    • Rivergate Plaza Under Construction: Rivergate Plaza, a privately owned public space (POPS) in our district on the east side of 1st Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, is under construction and closed to the public, as shown in these photographs from August 2018. The developer expects the work to be substantially complete and the plaza to reopen to the public, in the spring of 2019, contingent on the weather. (last updated August 30, 2018)
    • Infrastructure upgrades to Kips Bay streets: Work on Second Avenue and surrounding areas has begun and will run until the summer of 2021.  Typical work hours will be from 7 AM to 4:30 PM and will install new curbs, catch basins, sewers, hydrants, and water mains. Additionally, because of excavation and installation of a distribution water main for this work, please note that the M15 Local bus stop on the northwest corner of East 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue will be closed from Thursday, September 13 until Friday, September 28 (the M15 SBS stop at that location will remain open). Click here to view the flyer released by the NYC Department of Design and Construction, and click here to view the latest weekly construction bulletin. Finally, view the flyer for the M15 Local bus stop closure here. (last updated September 12, 2018)
    • Construction on the Park Avenue Tunnel: The NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) is making structural, electrical, mechanical and fire protection improvements to the Park Avenue Tunnel. Construction is expected to continue through 2019. In order to work on the renovation, the tunnel will be closed from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM on Monday-Thursday nights and then from 9:00 PM Friday nights to 6:00 AM Monday mornings.  Click here to read NYCDOT’s Summer 2018 Newsletter on the project.
    • Glick Park closure: The waterfront park at the East River Esplanade, Glick Park (East River between 36th and 38th Streets), is closed to the public. The park was severely damaged in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy and the repair work had been requested and finally funded this past year. The contractor started last week to restore electrical and lighting to the park. The park is likely to be closed until July 2019 – updates will be provided as they become available.
    • Pershing Square West Plaza: The opening of the plaza on Park Avenue West, from East 42nd Street to East 41st Street, is postponed until further notice. The work should be complete by late-September 2018. Click here to see the community advisory from the NYC Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC). Click here to see the latest weekly construction bulletin for this project. (last updated July 30, 2018)
    • Sutton Place Park:  Beginning Monday, September 24 at 7 AM and  continuing through Wednesday, September 26 at 4 PM, additional geotech drilling will be occurring at this park. (last updated September 19, 2018)