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. Upcoming meetings can be found on our calendar.
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.
Affordable Housing Units Available in the CB6 District
Applications are now open to apply for affordable housing units located at 325 East 25th Street. To be considered, your application must be postmarked or submitted online no later than September 24, 2021. You can learn more about the available units, qualifications, and the application process here.
Manhattan Community Boards Call for Modernizing the Open Meetings Law
Amidst rising delta variant cases, CB6 led Manhattan community boards in authoring a letter urging then-Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to allow community boards to meet online and modernize the Open Meetings Law. Board members and community residents also sprang into action and contacted our elected officials to advocate for meeting online. At the beginning of September, the State Legislature and the Governor passed legislation that allows community boards to hold meetings online until January 15, 2022. While the legislation does not reform the Open Meetings Law and is only meant as a temporary measure, for the next few months, community boards can meet safely while ensuring high levels of engagement in the community during the pandemic, and CB6 looks forward to having a robust conversation at future meetings about reforming the Open Meetings Law.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Reconsiders Plan to Leave Manhattan Community District 6
Mount Sinai had initially planned to sell two of their properties on its Beth Israel campus–1 and 10 Nathan Perlman Place. If the sale happened, the community would’ve had less access to the wide variety of care provided at these two properties, ranging from substance abuse services to treatment for heart disease. Additionally, our community had serious concerns that the campus would be purchased by a developer and turned into more luxury housing, rather than the quality affordable housing and community facilities that our district needs.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) has decided to reconsider their plans and remain in our district. However, MSBI says that they still plan to sell a portion of their current properties, including the Bernstein Pavilion. To view the latest updates on MSBI and the work of our Strategic Community Planning Committee, please view the “latest news” page on the Perlman Place Community Planning website. Perlman Place Community Planning is a project of CB6, launched in 2020, that seeks to give the community a voice in the future planning and development of any MSBI campus buildings that the hospital decides to sell.
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.