Work Notices

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

Weekend traffic advisory from NYC Department of Transportation.

    • 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, as well as the latest updates on the work, by clicking on the link for NYCSCA’s website for the project. (last updated December 18, 2018)
    • Crane operation on East 19th Street: Because of crane operation related to work at 78 Irving Place, East 19th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue will be closed from 9 AM to 4 PM on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18. (last updated January 9, 2019)
    • 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 January 11, 2019)
    • Crane operation on East 29th Street: Because of crane operation at 512 2nd Avenue, East 29th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue will be closed from 5 AM to 2 PM on January 19 and January 20. Please note that the dates for crane operation at this location have changed from the original plan (January 12-13). (last updated January 11, 2019)
    • Roadwork on the Queens Midtown Tunnel: During the months of December and January, there will be work on the Queens Midtown Tunnel. This work will result in the closure of one tube with two-way traffic in the other tube on the following dates: Monday through Thursday nights between January 2nd and March 1st, from 10 PM until 6 AM; and Friday nights between January 4th and February 23rd, from 11 PM until 7 AM. (last updated January 4, 2019)
    • 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, click here to view the latest weekly construction bulletin, and click here to find the most recent newsletter on this project. Finally, view the flyer for the M15 Local bus stop closure here. (last updated December 14, 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.
    • Crane operation on East 39th Street: Because of crane operations, East 39th Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue will be subject to full closure between 8 AM and 4 PM on January 26, January 27, February 3, and February 4. These closures will enable the delivery of of an emergency generator as well as heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) units to the top of a building in the area. (last updated January 10, 2019)
    • Crane operation on East 58th Street: Because of crane operation,  East 58th Street between Sutton Place and 1st Avenue will be closed from 6 AM to 9 PM on January 26, January 27, February 2, and February 3. (last updated January 17, 2019)