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.
Opportunity for Public Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan in Our District
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Gramercy 252 Owner LLC for a site known as 252 Third Avenue. This site is located at 252-258 Third Avenue.
Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator here. The documents also are available at the document repository located at the New York Public Library Epiphany Branch at 288 East 23rd Street, as well as at the CB6 office at 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1404.
There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Shawn Roberts at 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7014; via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by calling (518) 402-9799. All comments must be submitted by December 30, 2022.
Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3
The New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District is announcing a series of virtual and in-person public meetings for the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study. The purpose of the meetings is to inform the public of the NYNJHAT Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (FR) and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP), and to solicit public feedback on this tentative plan selection to manage coastal storm risk in the Study Area, which includes Manhattan Community District 6. For information on upcoming virtual meetings and about the study, please click here. You can submit comments until January 6, 2023.
Information on “City of Yes” Initiative
The Mayor has a City of Yes initiative. The initiative will seek to modernize and rationalize 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. Here are the details on those text amendments:
- Zoning for Zero Carbon 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 stormwater.
- Zoning for Economic Opportunity is focused on providing small businesses with the flexibility needed to for them to change and grow, especially as the city recovers from COVID-19. The proposals would remove unnecessary and outdated limitations on small businesses and ensure that our storefronts are occupied, and our neighborhoods remain lively spaces.
- Zoning for Housing Opportunity is a direct response to our City’s housing crisis. This 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 DCP’s website here.
Flyers describing the proposals are directly available 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.