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.
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.
Grant Opportunities through the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) announced that applications are open for the fourth round of grants as part of the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre. The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre (“Women’s Fund”), administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) provides grants to encourage and support the creation of content that reflect the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women. Qualified applicants can apply for finishing grants through November 1, 2022 at www.nyfa.org/nycwomensfund.
Staying Informed about Monkeypox
During recent weeks, there has been an increase in the number of individuals who have tested positive for orthopoxvirus in New York City.
The monkeypox virus is most often spread through direct contact with a rash or sores of someone who has the virus. It can also spread through contact with clothing, bedding and other items used by a person with monkeypox, or from respiratory droplets that can be passed through prolonged face-to-face contact. For more information about transmission, prevention, and symptoms please visit here.
According to the CDC, men who have sex with men, as well as those who are in close contact with them, are currently at a higher risk for exposure to the virus, though anyone can get the virus.
Eligible New Yorkers who may have been recently exposed to monkeypox can get the JYNNEOSTMvaccine. This vaccine has been approved by the FDA for the prevention of monkeypox in people ages 18 and older.
Getting vaccinated after a recent exposure may reduce the chance of you getting monkeypox, and it can reduce symptoms if you do get it. People should get two doses, at least four weeks apart.
Vaccine supply remains low. NYC is receiving a limited number of doses from the federal government, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is making them available to New Yorkers as quickly as possible.
To get text alerts about vaccination appointments and other monkeypox updates for NYC, text “MONKEYPOX” to 692-692.
You can read more about vaccination eligibility requirements here.
For more information about monkeypox (orthopoxvirus) please visit here.
New York City Emergency Management Department’s Nuclear Preparedness Public Service Announcement (PSA)
On July 11th, the New York City Emergency Management Department launched a new public service announcement (PSA) about nuclear preparedness. While the likelihood of a nuclear weapon incident occurring in/near New York City is very low, the new PSA encourages New Yorkers to take key, simple steps in the event of such an incident. You can view the public service announcement here.
CB6 Looks back at 2008 197-a Plan
CB6’s Community Planning Fellow, Kieran Micka-Maloy, recently completed a review of CB6’s 197-a Plan that was adopted by the City Council in 2008. A 197-a plan lays out recommendations that are meant to guide the development of a district. A lot has changed in Manhattan Community District 6 in the intervening 14 years, and as we enter this third year of the pandemic, it’s a good time to look back at the plan for our community to see what has been accomplished and what work is still left to be done. Read the report here.
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.
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.
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.