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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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Announcements

NYC Small Business Services (SBS) launches grant programs aimed at supporting merchant organizing and Business Improvement District (BID) formation efforts


The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has launched two grant programs aimed at supporting merchant organizing and Business Improvement District (BID) formation efforts across New York City.

Merchant Organizing Grants

Who should apply: Community-based organizations who wish to form new merchants associations or revitalize existing merchants associations

The FY25 Merchant Organizing Grant will fund nonprofit organizations to support commercial districts and merchants associations across New York City. Applicants must propose place-based projects and services that aim to form new merchants associations or revitalize existing merchants associations in a specific neighborhood.

The FY25 Merchant Organizing Grant will fund up to $100,000 per neighborhood to nonprofit organizations to lead merchant organizing efforts. Grant work will be implemented between July 2024 and June 2025. Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process.

Read the Merchant Organizing Grant program guidelines for more information.

Learn More and Apply

Applications close on Friday, August 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM.


BID Formation Grants

Who should apply: Community-based organizations who are already working toward BID formation; have a formal steering committee and have conducted a needs assessment survey; have been engaged with SBS already

BID Formation Grants are available to place-based community-based development organizations (CBDOs) that are currently working with a formal steering committee that has completed and analyzed needs assessment survey data.

Applicants may be in the planning, outreach, or legislative phases of the BID formation process outlined here.

Up to $100,000 per year per neighborhood will be awarded to grantees for the staffing, planning, and implementation of a BID formation proposal.

Read the BID Formation Grant program guidelines for more information.

Learn More and Apply

Applications close on Friday, August 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM


Join SBS’s information session to learn more about the BID Formation grant program and the application on Monday, July 15, 20242-3 PM. There will also be time for Q&A.

Register for the Info Session

Second Avenue Bus and Bike Lane Improvements

The NYC Department of Transportation is working on implementing a proposal to install upgraded bus lanes, bike lanes, and pedestrian spaces on 2nd Avenue from East 59th Street to Houston Street. It includes the following:

  • Shifting the bus lane from the “curbside” to the “offset” lane.
  • Upgrading the bus lane from only being in use during peak hours to being in use 24/7.
  • Widening the bike lane to accommodate current demand and future growth.
  • Adding a mix of concrete and painted pedestrian spaces.

For additional information about this project, contact the NYC DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner’s Office at (212) 839-6210 or visit nyc.gov/dot

Study on Reimagining the FDR Drive

CB6 wants to begin a discussion on the FDR Drive, which contains aging infrastructure and has a major impact on our district, as well as our city. CB6 therefore commissioned a report on the FDR Drive, a report done by WXY Architecture + Urban Design. At the March 13, 2024 Full Board meeting, WXY presented to the community board a summary of their findings on the FDR Drive’s current conditions, as well as potential visions for the highway. You can also access their report detailing all of the findings.

Information on Congestion Pricing

As you may’ve heard, the Central Business District Tolling Program, also known as congestion pricing, is indefinitely suspended by Governor Kathy Hochul.

For more information, visit congestionreliefzone.mta.info.

Community Events

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 – 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM, Stuyvesant Cove Park, 20th Street entrance to the park
Thursday, July 25, 2024 – 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Stuyvesant Square Park, west side of the park by the Peter Stuyvesant statue
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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:30PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 at 6:30PM
Monday, August 26, 2024 at 6:30PM
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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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Get Help

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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Resources

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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