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Manhattan Community Board Six (CB6) is a government agency of the City of New York. CB6 serves an advisory role in reviewing land use and zoning matters, the city budget, municipal service delivery, liquor licenses, and other matters in Manhattan Community District 6 (CD6), an area on the east side of Manhattan from 14th to 59th Streets, from the East River to Lexington Avenue, and extending west to Madison Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets.

CB6 also works closely with city agencies, elected officials, businesses, and community groups to provide constituent services to all who live, work, and visit Manhattan Community District 6.

Our board welcomes you to our district, and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. You can also view our meetings on YouTube!

Recent Work Notices

Everyday in Community District 6 there are active work sites, road closures, and public works projects that impact pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Click the button below to view a database of active work notices.

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Information on “City of Yes” Initiative

The Mayor’s City of Yes initiative seeks to amend zoning rules to help the City recover more quickly from the pandemic, to create a greener city, to support small business growth, and to incentivize the creation of housing, at all levels, in all New York City neighborhoods. There are three proposed zoning text amendments that would be part of this initiative:

Zoning for Carbon Neutrality aims to modernize the zoning regulations in support of the City’s climate goals. The changes would focus on supporting a renewable energy grid, making our buildings clean and efficient, support for electric vehicle charging and micro-mobility options, and reducing waste and storm water. The text amendment was formally presented to the New York City Planning Commission on April 24th (you can view the video here), and is now in the public review process. The matter was heard at the May 22nd meeting of the Land Use & Waterfront Committee. The committee decided to vote favorably on Zoning for Carbon Neutrality, and a corresponding resolution on this Text Amendment passed our June Full Board meeting. You can find the resolution here.

Zoning for Economic Opportunity is focused on providing small businesses with the flexibility needed for them to change and grow, especially as the city recovers from the pandemic. The proposals would remove certain limitations on small businesses and ensure that our storefronts are occupied, and our neighborhoods remain lively spaces. There will be a remote information session on Zoom on Tuesday, September 12th starting at 7:00pm. It is expected to run until 8:30pm. Interpreters will be available for American Sign Language, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. 

If you would like to listen to the live info session, but do not want to ask questions, you can watch the hearing on YouTube here.

To join via Zoom, click to register here.

To join by calling from any phone, dial any of the following numbers:
877-853-5247 (Toll-free) 
888-788-0099 (Toll-free)
213-338-8477 (Toll)
253-215-8782 (Toll) 

Enter the following information when prompted: 
Meeting ID #: 848 3650 2728
Passcode: 1

If you have technical difficulties during the event, please dial either of the above numbers and enter the following information when prompted: 
Meeting ID #: 618 237 7396
Passcode: 1

There was also a public information session on Zoning for Economic Opportunity on June 13th that you can view here, on July 11th that you can view here, and on September 12th that you can find here.

Zoning for Housing Opportunity is a direct response to our City’s housing crisis. This text amendment seeks to ensure that every neighborhood does its part to help meet housing needs and provide equitable access to housing for all New Yorkers.

To learn more about City of Yes, visit the Department of City Planning’s website here. Flyers describing the proposals are directly available here.

CB6 Working towards Roomier Sidewalks on 3rd Ave

The CB6 Transportation Committee announced a project to reimagine a congested segment of 3rd Avenue (from 26th Street to 32nd Street) to increase the amount of sidewalk space available to pedestrians and outdoor dining alike. That way, there isn’t so much competition for tight space. CB6 commissioned Sam Schwartz Engineering to draft a concept plan for widening the sidewalks on this portion of 3rd Avenue, using a CB6 resolution as a guide. You can find Sam Schwartz Engineering’s concepts for the area here. If you live in and around the area, we’d love to hear your feedback on the project! Simply email us your thoughts at info@cbsix.org.

Community Events

Thursday, September 21, 2023 – 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM, Virtual Town Hall on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook
Saturday, September 23, 2023 – 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM, Hunter College, West Lobby, 904 Lexington Avenue
Sunday, September 24, 2023 – 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM, West side of Stuyvesant Square Park by the fountain
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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 7:00PM
Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:30PM
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 7:00PM
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District Profile

Community Board 6 represents Community District Six which consists of the East Side of Manhattan from 14th to 59th Streets, from the East River to Lexington Avenue, and extending west to Madison Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets.

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Contact us if you need help with a pothole in the street, broken street lamp, a rowdy bar, or any other issues affecting you and the community. Please remember to file a complaint with 311 first, as that helps us coordinate with City agencies.

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Visit our resources page to view more information on large projects in our community like coastal resiliency efforts, community issues like homeless services, how to apply for various licenses, information on tenants’ rights, and more.

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