Announcements

Brooklyn Community Board Ten is now on Facebook and Instagram

CB10 Brooklyn recently launched a Facebook and Instagram page to become better connected to the people and businesses of our community.
Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @communityboard10bk for updates and local news.

We can also be reached via email at [email protected]

Sign up to receive the Community Board 10 newsletter via email. Please send your request to: [email protected] or contact us under the “About” tab on the homepage.

Neighborhood Loading Zone Information Tab

The NLZ information could be found by clicking on the left tab

Vote in the Primary Election for US House of Representatives and State Senate

  • Early Voting Period: Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 21
  • Primary Election Day: Tuesday, August 23
More info can be found at https://vote.nyc/

 

Alternate Side Parking Suspended Monday, August 15th in observance of the Solemnity of the Assumption

Congestion Pricing Public Hearings Schedule

MTA Bridges and Tunnels, NYSDOT, NYCDOT and FHWA to Release Congestion Pricing Environmental Assessment on Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Kick Off Public Hearings on Thursday, Aug. 25
The Public is invited to review the document and provide comments beginning August 10th.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels (MTA B&T), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) today reminded the public that on Wednesday, Aug. 10, they, along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), expect to release an Environmental Assessment on the proposed congestion pricing program in the Manhattan Central Business District, known formally as the Central Business District Tolling Program. The Environmental Assessment document will include detailed analysis and modeling and incorporates feedback heard during 19 public webinars held last year on the project and process as well as from members of Environmental Justice Technical Advisory and Stakeholder Working Groups.
The hearings begin on Thursday, Aug. 25, and conclude on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Members of the public who wish to speak at the hearings can register online starting today at mta.info/CBDTP. The hearings will be accessible online at mta.info/CBDTP at these dates and times:
  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In addition to the hearings, there are many ways the public can make their voices heard. Beginning on Aug. 10, the agencies will collect public feedback on the Environmental Assessment online as well as via email, mail, telephone voicemail and fax.
Online: mta.info/CBDTP
Mail: CBD Tolling Program, 2 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10004
Phone: 646-252-7440
Fax: Send to (212) 504-3148 with Attention to CBDTP Team.
Comments may also be provided to FHWA.
Mail: FHWA – NY Division, RE: CBDTP, Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building, 11A Clinton Ave, Suite 719, Albany, NY 12207

Haley’s Comets at Greenhouse Cafe Blood Drive

August 31st, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Greenhouse Cafe, 7717 Third Avenue

Please Donate and Save a Life!
Walk ins are welcome or you can make an appointment by clicking here. You can also help by sharing this information with friends and family!
Eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating and please remember to bring your donor card or ID.
Thank you for supporting our blood drive. We look forward to seeing you there!
Bobby Daquara
Volunteer Drive Coordinator

Food Resource Guide

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has partnered with Share MealsHunger Free AmericaBetaNYC and Plentiful to compile the most current and accurate data for these resource guides, which are continually updated.
You can check out the Food Resource Guide here where you will find information on food giveaways, senior meal programs, soup kitchens, community programs, and much more.

NYC Districting Commission Announces Next Round of Public Hearings

On Friday July 15, the Districting Commission voted on a preliminary plan for new City Council Districts. It’s a newly drawn map of each of the city’s 51 Council districts.
The preliminary plan, including an interactive map, is available online here. The NYC Redistricting Commission invites you to explore these documents and give them your feedback. Testimony continues to be accepted via email at [email protected].
New York City Districting Commission announced hearing dates for city residents to testify on the Preliminary Plan of 51 City Council districts published at the beginning of July.
The public hearings for New Yorkers to testify on the Preliminary Plan are scheduled for:
Tues., Aug. 16 5:30 to 9 pm
Museum of the Moving Image, Sumner Redstone Theater, 36-01 35 Ave Astoria, Queens 11106
Wed., Aug. 17 5:30 to 9 pm
Lehman College (CUNY), Gillet Auditorium, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx 10468
Thurs., Aug. 18 5:30 to 9 pm
Staten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace Rm 125
Sun., Aug 21 3:30 to 7 pm
Medgar Evers College (CUNY), School of Science Health & Technology, Dining Hall, 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn.11225
Mon., Aug. 22 5:30 to 9 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm Blvd., Harlem, Manhattan, 10037
For more info, you can visit their website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/districting/index.page

Wednesday Community Cleanups

Join Council Member Justin Brannan and NYS Senator Andrew Gounardes for Wednesday Community Cleanups! Come meet some neighbors, have fun and keep our neighborhood clean!
Upcoming clean-up dates (all events start at 6 pm):
August 17th – McKinley Park @ the Park House
August 24th – Bath Beach Park @ the Baseball Field
September 7th – 86th Street @ southwest corner at 18th Avenue
September 21st – Shore Road Park @ 79th Street
Questions? Call 718-238-6044

 

#Funon5th – Friday, August 26th, 5 pm – 10 pm, 72nd Street to 85th Street

The Bay Ridge 5th Ave Business Improvement District (BID) #FunOn5th Friday Night Live returns on Friday August 26th.
Additional information can be found by visiting the 5th Avenue BID Website https://www.bayridgebid.com/funon5th
Future Dates – Last Friday of the month –
September 30th, and October 28th
Location – 5th Avenue 72nd-85th Streets
Time: 5-10 PM

 

 

 

3rd Avenue Summer Stroll


Friday, August 19, 2022
Upper 3rd Avenue (83rd Street to Marine Avenue)
6pm to 10pm

 

TC Systems Fiber Optic Conduit Installation

Utility work is scheduled for the locations listed below.  Once begun, work at each location is expected to last for four weeks.

  1.  84th Street and 5th Avenue
  2. Shore Road and Ridge Blvd

Scope of work

1) Excavation and Installation of 1-4” PVC fiber optic conduits in the street & sidewalk (approximately 20 LF).

2) Excavation and Installation of micro fiber optic conduits in the street & sidewalk (approximately 365 LF).

3) Install 2 handholes in sidewalk

4) Backfill and full street and sidewalk restoration

Free Summer Meals

Free Summer Meals Starts June 28

Breakfast and lunch will continue beyond the instructional school year. Our Summer Meals Program is available throughout New York City to anyone ages 18 years old and under. Designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks will be open for service. No registration, documentation, or ID is necessary to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal.

Menus
Breakfast and lunch meals reflect the NYC Department of Education’s commitment to the highest standard of nutrition. Our meals meet or exceed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards and do not use food additives such as artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. We offer a variety of fresh fruit, whole grains, vegetables, and salads for children to enjoy.

Use the Find A Location Search(Open external link) to view the menu(s) served at that location.

 

Bay Ridge Connects
Free Covid-19 Test Kit Distribution Site

Bay Ridge Connects is excited to announce that their office at 7609 Third Ave is a COVID-19 test kit distribution site. We are receiving an abundance of self-administered COVID-19 test kits from NYC Test & Trace on a monthly basis. If any local businesses would like a batch of tests for their employees or customers, please call Gabriela at 718-333-5782 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) to schedule a pick-up of test kits.

 

NYC Department of Transportation Art Program
Xaverian High School Mural Installation

NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program (DOT Art) is partnering with Xaverian High School to present a mural on the bridge wall at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road in Brooklyn.

Titled, “Pedestrians,” this mural will bring vibrant and uplifting color to the site and will reflect the energy of the people who use the area for recreation. The mural, designed by the Xaverian High School Art Department, will be painted by both Xaverian High School teachers and art students over the course of three weeks. This temporary mural will be the second DOT Art mural designed and installed by the school on this bridge.

The display period begins in June and Xaverian High School will act as the maintenance partner for the duration of the installation. As part of the Arterventions initiative, DOT Art partners with galleries, business improvement districts, arts, community and other non-profit organizations to install temporary public art on NYC DOT property.

For further information about DOT Art, please visit www.nyc.gov/dotart. For further information about Xaverian High School, please visit www.xaverian.org.

Free Summer Concerts at 79th Street and Shore Road Park, Tuesdays at 7 pm

Sponsored by NIA, Council Member Justin Brannan, New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes, and New York State Assembly Member Peter J. Abbate, Jr.

For more info, call (718) 748-5200 or email [email protected]

Aug 16 – Second Coming & Back to the Fillmore
Aug 23 – Sha-Doobie – Rolling Stones Tribute Band
Aug 30 – The Canny Brothers Band – Irish Night
(Rain dates are each Wednesday after concert date)

 

Monkeypox Resource Information

Monkeypox is a contagious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. There is currently an outbreak of monkeypox in the U.S. and other countries where the virus does not usually spread.
The City continues to work with partners in the Federal and State governments to coordinate the distribution of the monkeypox vaccine. At this time, only certain individuals are eligible for vaccinations.
To learn more about monkeypox, please visit nyc.gov/monkeypox. Additional vaccination appointments continue to be posted – please sign up at vax4nyc.gov/monkeypox or call 877-VAX-4NYC
To get text alerts about vaccination appointments and other monkeypox updates for NYC, text “MONKEYPOX” to 692-692.

 

 

COVID-19 Resource Information

Beginning in mid-July there will be NYC HHC mobile testing van outside of City Council Member Justin Brannan’s Office at 8203 3rd Avenue – 7 days per week from 8am to 7pm. The van will provide PCR tests. Additional mobile van locations can be found by visiting the HHC website here.
Free at home Covid-19 tests are also available and can be found at the following locations:
  • Fort Hamilton Library (9424 4th Avenue)
  • Baltic Street Advocacy, Employment & Housing (9201 4th Avenue)
  • Bay Ridge Library (7223 Ridge Boulevard)
  • Good Shepherd Church (7420 4th Avenue)
  • Arab American Association of NY (7111 5th Avenue)
  • Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults (411 Ovington Avenue)
  • 5th Avenue BID (482 80th Street)
  • McKinley Library (6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway)
  • Dyker Heights Library (8202 13th Avenue)
Vaccine Information
To find a vaccination site, use the City’s Vaccine Finder:
Call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to schedule an appointment at certain sites, as well as to get other vaccination assistance, including New York residents who are homebound and in need of special arrangements.

Notify NYC and Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, NYC! Make sure you and your family are prepared for extreme weather. Notify NYC provides free emergency alerts in your preferred language and format.
Learn more and sign up: nyc.gov/notifynyc

Social Security Offices Have Resumed In-Person Services

The Social Security Offices have restored in-person services, including for people without an appointment.

Throughout the pandemic, millions of people have used the Social Security Administration’s secure and convenient online services and help by phone. Residents who have access to the internet should first try the online services.

For more information visit the Social Security Administration website here.

 

DYCD Neighborhood Advisory Board
Seeking Community Representatives

Department of Youth and Community Development is seeking community representatives to serve as members of their Neighborhood Advisory Board.

Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs) provide residents of low-income communities with an opportunity to help DYCD identify funding priorities.

NABs serve Neighborhood Development Areas (NDAs), which are low-income neighborhoods designated as needing community development support. NAB members are responsible for helping to identify the needs of their local communities. DYCD takes their findings into consideration when allocating federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding.

For more information or to download the application, please click here.

New Pedestrian Ramp Installation In CB10

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) notified the District Office that their contractor J. Anthony Enterprise Inc. is and will be working within Community Board 10 area.

The scope of work includes the replacement of various corner pedestrian ramps. Notification will be posted at nearby properties in advance of construction.

For a complete list of pedestrian ramp construction locations in CB10 area please click the link here.

Dept. of Buildings Customer Service Hours

All DOB Customer Service locations are open to the public from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm for in-person an drop-off transactions. All online services are still in effect.

Click here for Department of Buildings info

NYC Dept. of Buildings Customer Service Events

NYC Dept. of Buildings is opening their doors every Tuesday for our Buildings After Hours customer service events to make it easier for homeowners, small business owners, tenants and buildings managers to get questions answered.

Beginning Tuesday, June 7th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the five borough offices, meet with DOB staff to get advice on construction projects, address an open violation on a property or to get the status of an application filed with DOB.
Find a borough office near you.
Learn more about joining an after-hours event near you.

AHC Home Repair Grant Applications Now Open

NHS Brooklyn has opened the AHC Grant application process. Residents, if eligible, can receive up to $20,000 for home repairs. See brochure for complete details.

The grant is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis and is based on household size and income .

Verrazzano Narrows Bridge
Dahlgren Place Exit Beautification Project

Work to trim the overgrowth and vegetation, expand the sidewalk, replace the current fencing, clean and paint the cement wall, and plant new trees will take place along Dahlgren Place is underway. There will be a period of approximately three weeks when approximately fifteen parking spaces will be restricted while the new sidewalk is being constructed. Residents will be notified in advance of parking restrictions.

This work is expected to be completed by late summer.

America’s SBDC New York

Small Business One-On-One Consultations
Start up and existing business owners:

Hosted by State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Council Member Justin Brannan, the SI Small Business Development Center services will be available in person by appointment only.  All sessions are free of charge.  Meet with an expert business advisor to discuss the following topics:

Business Plan Writing
Market Research
Financial projections
Cost Analysis
Choosing a Legal Entity
Disaster Recovery
MWBE Certification
Procurement Opportunities

Beginning Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  Offered every 1st Tuesday of the month.
Alternating locations | Availability from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Appointments Required: www.sisbdc.org/brooklynoutreach

Office of State Senator Andrew Gounardes
8018 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11209
[email protected] | 718-238-6044

Office of Council Member Justin Brannan
8203 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11209
[email protected] | 718-748-5200

More information could be found here.

Important Information About National Grid Service Line Inspections

Have you been contacted by Precision Pipeline Solutions requesting an inspection?
Natural gas customers in New York State are currently undergoing natural gas service line inspections. These inspections are in accordance with the mandated New York State Public Service Commission Order in Case 15-G0244, “Order Establishing Statewide Inspection Schedules and Procedural Requirements” making sure that all natural gas services are working properly and that there are no safety issues. In New York City, these inspections are carried out by National Grid’s hired contractor, Precision Pipeline Solutions.
These contractors carry identification notifying the customer that they are working on behalf of National Grid to complete this important safety work. Because these inspections are performed on inside meter services, the contractor is required to gain access to the customer’s home/business.
If you have not responded to a request for an inspection for your property, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible.  Ignoring this request may lead to fines or eventual gas service interruptions.  Read more here.

NYC DSNY Project Master Composter Certificate Course is Back!

This advanced compost education and outreach program is offered year-round throughout the 5 boroughs, and is designed to build a citywide network of educators, advocates and community composters to support NYC Department of Sanitation composting initiatives.
Those enrolled in the program will gain an understanding of the various organic waste diversion programs in NYC, as well as learn basic compost science, urban compost system design, and outreach techniques through classroom instruction, field trips, and hands-on activities. Participants will receive ongoing support to complete the coursework and required volunteer hours according to their interests and community needs. To learn more about certification requirements and eligibility see here.

New Location –

The People’s Pantry – Provisions of Solidarity

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Corner of 4th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11209

The People’s Pantry, an initiative where folks can give food and provisions if they are able, and those in need can take what they wish.  FREE food and provisions for anyone who needs them, no questions asked.  The community pantry remains accessible 24/7.

To donate:
Simply drop off non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, or other household necessities OR donate funds using Venmo app @thepeoplepantry_nyc

Questions?
Please dial 718-745-8520

Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School

Are you looking for a new school to earn your high school diploma?

Apply to NYC’s largest and only transfer high school with both day and night classes for students 17-21 years of age.

Apply online and you will receive an invite to their next Open House – www.mcndhs.com

More information could be found here.

PSA from FDNY

FDNY is reminding New Yorkers that it is important to use 911 only for emergencies. Allow first responders to assist those most in need. Only call 911 if you need help right away. If you need help finding a health care provider, call 311. Ambulances do not provide testing for COVID-19, and patients are not transported to a hospital to be tested upon request. Transport decisions are made based on medical needs. Please only call 911 during a real emergency. For non-emergencies, or if you need help finding a healthcare provider, call 311. For more information about COVID, visit nyc.gov/coronavirus and text COVID to 692-692 for updates.
view the FDNY announcement here.

NYC Department of Transportation – NYC Open Streets



Temporary Limited Local Access:  Temporary Full Closure:

Overview
NYC’s Open Streets program allows communities to embrace new public space and support small businesses. Open Streets prioritize pedestrians and cyclists by transforming streets into public space. These transformations allow for a range of activities, support local businesses, and create opportunities for New Yorkers to gather together safely. Open Streets are coordinated in partnership with local community organizations. There are two types of Open Streets:

Please visit nyc.gov/openstreets for more information.

Citi Bike Service Area Expansion

Phase 3 (2020 thru 2024) of Citi Bike Service Area Expansion includes portions of Southwest Brooklyn. Citi Bike is a Private – Public partnership. The NYC Department of Transportation is responsible for system planning and outreach and Lyft is responsible for day to day operations.

Community Board 10 was notified by NYC Department of Transportation that while only a few blocks within Community District 10 (referenced as 310 in map) are included in the next phase of implementation, anyone can recommend possible site locations.

To view the interactive station planning map
please visit the Citi Bike feedback portal where public comments can be submitted.

 

NYC Open Restaurants Program

Permanent Open Restaurants Program
Due to the success of the emergency Open Restaurants Program during COVID-19, New York City is working to create a permanent Open Restaurants program. This program will be managed by NYC DOT and allow restaurants to use the sidewalk adjacent and curbside roadway space in front of their businesses for outdoor dining. In order to make this program permanent, the laws that control outdoor dining in non-emergency situations must be changed.

NYC Permanent Open Restaurants Program Brochure (pdf)

Vision for Permanent Program

  • NYC DOT will administer both the sidewalk and roadway café programs through a streamlined application process
  • Allow for outdoor dining on the sidewalk and in the curbside roadway space
  • Available citywide
  • Detailed, upfront design guidance based on the design guidelines outreach process
  • Both sidewalk and roadway seating require license agreement
  • Full NYC DOT enforcement unit to enforce roadway structures, ADA Compliance, clear path, and amplified noise devices
  • Continued coordination with other city agencies on enforcement and rules

Timeline
There are many legal changes required to making this program permanent.

Estimated Timeframe   
Fall 2021 to Fall 2022
Milestones
Legal Actions Take Place (i.e. amendment to zoning text, changes to local law, rulemaking, design, and application details)

Estimated Timeframe   
Winter 2022
Milestones
Permanent Program Application Opens

Estimated Timeframe 
2023
Milestones
Permanent Program Launches

NYC Permanent Open Restaurant Program
Take The Survey

The Department of Transportation and Department of City Planning are co-leading a design process to engage with New Yorkers to help shape the Permanent Open Restaurants Program.

Take the Open Restaurant Survey by scanning the QR Code above.  For more information check out the brochure here. For more information, please visit DOT Website here.

Crime Prevention Tips to Help Deter Package Theft

Package theft is on the rise. Click here for some tips and ideas to help prevent your packages from being stolen.

Rat Sightings – How to Prevent – How to Report Important Information

Several residents alerted the District Office about rat sightings at various locations in the District.

There are lots of reasons for rats to surface – the most notable culprit is street excavation. As you know, there is regular digging taking place around town for one reason or another.
We encourage all to report rat sightings directly to 311 and share the locations with our office and we will share with the Department of Health. The good news is inspectors can often identify the source and put an immediate abatement treatment plan together to address the condition.

We need your help to keep them at bay and prevent them from coming back. The New York City Department of Health has produced a helpful pamphlet entitled “Preventing Rats on Your Property. It can be found online and provides helpful information. Below is a quick summary but we encourage you visit DOH website and check it out!

Department of Health Rat Prevention Tips

Look for Evidence Most rats live in nests or burrows. Burrows are holes in dirt or concrete. They can also be found under brushes and plants

Clean Up – Rats mostly come out at night to look for food. Make sure all garbage receptacles are tightly secured.

Starve Them – Please manage your garbage. Bring cans and bags to the curb as close to pick up. Use hard plastic cans with tight fitting lids.

Shut Them Out Rats chew holes into buildings and can squeeze through building cracks. Seal all holes and cracks in foundations, walls, floors, underneath doors and windows.

Wipe Them Out – Rodent bait is effective way to wipe out rats. If you live in your own home without tenants, the law allows you to place rodent bait yourself. But commercial and multi-unit property owners must hire a pest control company.

For more information please see here.

Home Help for Heroes Program

Home Help for Heroes program
Financial Assistance for Brooklyn’s Disabled Veterans

Open to disabled Brooklyn veterans who own a home that needs modification in order for them to continue living independently.

Eligible projects include wheelchair ramps, lifts, roll-in showers, and doorway widening.

Total household income limit is 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) for the Metro NYC area.  Disabled veterans impacted by COVID-19 will be given special consideration.

Applications processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact
Angella Cummings
Director of Operations
acu[email protected]
718-469-4679

Department of Sanitation

Special Waste Drop-Off Brooklyn and Staten Island Location:

Special Waste Drop-Off Sites are now open.  Special Waste Drop-Off Sites are locations where New York City residents can drop-off certain harmful products. The sites are open from 10 AM to 5 PM every Saturday and the last Friday of the month. Sites are closed on legal holidays and may be closed during severe weather.

Where to find them

Brooklyn: 459 North Henry Street in Greenpoint
Staten Island: Located off the Muldoon Avenue exit of the southbound West Shore Expressway (440), past the DSNY security booth.

What to Bring

The following items are accepted at DSNY Special Waste Drop-Off Sites:

  • Batteries, including automotive, rechargeable (such as small sealed lead acid batteries, Li-Ion, Ni-MH, Ni-ZN, Ni-Cd) and single-use (such as alkaline and lithium primary). Follow instructions below to prepare batteries before arrival.
  • Motor oil and transmission fluid (up to 10 quarts per visit)
  • Motor oil filters (up to two filters per visit)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs & CFLs
  • Latex paint (up to five gallons per visit)
  • Mercury-containing devices (up to two per visit)
  • Passenger car tires (up to four per visit)
  • Electronics (covered by the NYS disposal ban)

Download the checklist for future reference here.

Rules & Procedures

DSNY drop-off sites are only for non-commercial materials from NYC residents. Anyone with a commercial license plate will not be allowed to enter the site.

When you arrive at the drop-off site, you’ll be required to show proof of residency, such as a valid NYS driver’s license. If you aren’t arriving by car, you can provide a picture ID and proof of residency, such as a phone or utility bill.

The drop-off location may not be immediately visible. If you have trouble finding the location, ask a DSNY garage foreman or supervisor at the site. DSNY officials will be there to instruct you, but the sites are do-it-yourself style. Wearing casual clothes and work gloves is strongly recommended.

Special Instructions for Batteries

To prevent the risk of fire, individually bag each non-alkaline battery or use CLEAR tape to cover the terminals. Do not use opaque tape and do not bag or tape alkaline batteries.

At the drop-off site, place each battery into its designated collection container: alkaline, small sealed lead acid, auto, and “other”.

Please note: Alkaline batteries are collected here but can be discarded in the garbage. Since they no longer contain mercury, they’re not hazardous.

More information could be found here.

Department of Sanitation

DSNY Organics Collection

One third of what New Yorkers throw away is food scraps and yard waste. Instead of sending it to landfills, we can use this waste to create compost and renewable energy.

Residents:

Learn about the ways that you can make compost in NYC.

Curbside Composting

Drop-off Composting

Host a Food Scrap Drop-Off Site

Sign Up for Curbside Composting

Leaf Collection

Schools:

Find out if your school qualifies to receive curbside compost collection including both private and public schools.

Overview

Guidelines and Tips

Decals, Signage and Resources 

Businesses:

Get more details on your responsibilities as a NYC business handling food and yard waste.

Commercial Organics Requirements

On-site Processing Registration 

Commercial Landscapers 

Nonprofits and Agencies:

Agency representatives can request service for their building in designated opt-in areas.  See map for locations.

For all National Grid planned construction please see information below.

What to expect during construction:
• Typically, work performed by National Grid will begin with the installation of new gas pipe either in the street or sidewalk. The
excavation required will be backfilled at the end of each day. Steel plates will be used to cover any excavations left open to allow
vehicular traffic and provide access to driveways, steps, and walkways.

• The entire work area will be kept clean and orderly. Attempts will be made to keep noise, dust, and debris to a minimum. All material
required on site will be stored neatly in designated areas.

• All or part of your gas service may have to be replaced. In order to complete this work, we must gain access to your home at the point
where the service enters the building (basement, crawlspace, etc.). If this is the case, you will be contacted by a National Grid
representative to make an appointment.

Restoration:
• Some excavations may need to remain open until all gas services have been transferred, at which point the old main will be retired and
the openings will be backfilled.

• All street and sidewalk surfaces affected by the construction will be repaved to ensure a smooth surface. Temporary asphalt pavement
will be used until all National Grid work is complete and permanent restoration can be performed.

• Concrete openings should be restored within 21 days with the exception of work done in mid-winter. Some delays may occur due to
inclement weather or when the temperature is too cold to pour concrete.

 

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

Verrazzano Narrows Bridge Construction – New Traffic Pattern Begins

A new traffic pattern will be implemented, with associated overnight lane and level closures to accommodate the transition to the next stage of upper level roadway reconstruction. The bridge remains open to traffic in both directions at all times. The resulting new pattern will shift the closed lane from the current work-zone on the left side of the eastbound side of the bridge, one lane southward, to the center lane. This upcoming stage should improve traffic flow for motorists and bus commuters in terms of the traffic pattern; however, motorists may expect a period of adjustment as with any such shift.

This is the sixth stage of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Upper Level reconstruction of the Approaches and Anchorage Deck, and the project is progressing well ahead of schedule. This stage of work will continue.

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Hotline: 718-556-8010

DOT Milling and Paving within Community Board Ten

Please follow signs that will be posted in advance of scheduled work.

Click here for NYC DOT Weekly Resurfacing Schedule.

Narrows Botanical Gardens (NBG)
Can You Help Be A Garden Greeter?

Garden greeters are an integral part of the NBG. Greeters will work at a table in front of the Native Plant Garden (just inside the NBG entrance located across the street from 6917 Shore Road). Duties include greeting people that walk through the NBG, answering their questions, encouraging them to become involved, and whatever else comes up that day.
Volunteers sign up for two hour slots via our Sign Up Genius page which is accessible on NBG’s website.

Bay Ridge Center Volunteer Program:
Helping Our Neighbors, Together

Bay Ridge Center’s volunteer program to combat the effects of the pandemic needs your help to help our neighbors in need! Calling both volunteers and those in need: your issue is neither too big nor too small.

Need a hand with your computer skills? Driveway buried in snow? Want to learn to crochet? Interested in learning a new language? Let’s make it all happen, together!

Please reach out to Michael Schumer, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at [email protected] to get rolling.

PSA: Commercial Ads/Posters Are Not Permitted on Public Property

The District Office often receives calls about commercial ad posters affixed to public property including street lights and street signs.

Residents can reach out to the District Office at [email protected] or to report posters affixed to public property via 311 online directly to the Department of Sanitation here.

The Department of Sanitation will not accept complaints about posters attached to private buildings or those put up by government agencies on public property. Sanitation will respond within 3 to 7 business days to remove illegal postings.

MTA Metro Card Mobile Sales Buses and Vans updated 11/30/2021

Customers are advised to check the schedule for updates.

We are committed to keeping everyone safe, and ask that customers maintain a safe social distance when waiting on line.

MetroCard Mobile Vans Accepting Cash Starting June 21st

Services offered at the Mobiles Sales Vans

  • Get help with a Reduced-Fare application
  • Transfer MetroCard balances (Full fare and Reduced-Fare)
  • Exchange a damaged Reduced-Fare MetroCard for a temporary replacement
  • Report a lost/stolen Reduced-Fare MetroCard
  • Ask our team about any MetroCard-related issues

Schedules are subject to change, so check back before you visit. Please call 511 for specific dates.

Please note: MetroCard Mobile Sales does not operate on the observed day for the following federal holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

Location: Bay Ridge at 86 St & Fourth Ave
Day: 2nd & 4th Friday
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

More information could be found here.

MTA OMNY Payment System Roll Out

The MTA new OMNY fare payment system is nearing completion. The new payment system accepts contactless cards such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover as well as digital payments such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Fitbit Pay. The OMNY payment system will replace the MetroCard payment system in 2023.
Read more about the MTA OMNY Payment System. Watch the Welcome to OMNY Video.

68th Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) Program

Neighborhood Coordination Officers, or NCOs, are your local problem solvers. They spend all their working hours within the confines of their assigned sectors, actively engaging with local community members and residents. They get to know the neighborhood, its people, and its problems extremely well.
View information on NCO Officer Program

Updates from the Department of Buildings

The Department continues the expansion of e-filing to include many more transactions, which will add convenience and efficiency while protecting public health.
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Kings County DA Office – Important Resource Information

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Animal Care Centers of NY

The Animal Care Centers of NYC provides valuable information for anyone who may be concerned about pet safety during this time and great resource information if you are looking to adopt. Please click on link provided below for information.  COVID-19 and Animals FAQs

NYC Parks Tree Risk Management Policy

In 2017, NYC Parks tree risk management program established priorities for street trees based on inspection results.  The goal of the program is to help NYC Parks Department address immediately hazardous trees in danger of falling or large branches and lower priority smaller branches that may be falling or have fallen can longer about 90 to 180 days to remove.

The service request policy consists of 3 steps:
Service Request to 311
NYC Parks will inspect tree (work order is formed based on they type of work needed and priority level)
Priority is based on inspection criteria. Those in need of immediate attention will be handled first.
Learn more about NYC Parks Tree Risk Management Program.

The New York City Community Health Profiles

The New York City Community Health Profiles capture important health data for all 59 community districts. The profiles help the New York City Department of Health assess how much health can vary by neighborhood. The profiles also show how important community resources, and funding to create and sustain these resources are to health outcomes.
View the Community District 10 Health Profile.

NYPD Crime Prevention Division Info on Senior Scams

Community Board Ten has learned of recent phone scams involving local senior citizens. In this particular phone scam, a caller identifying himself as the senior’s grandchild asked that money be wired to an account. Sadly, criminals often target seniors using deceptive scams. Please take time to share tips prepared by the NYPD’s Crime Prevention Division.

Please share the below link to the Crime Prevention Booklet For Seniors produced by the NYPD Crime Prevention Division. Thank you!!
View the Crime Prevention Booklet For Seniors

NYC Ferry

For details regarding the NYC Ferry, South Brooklyn Route and Current Schedule please find link below
visit the NYC Ferry website
Spring South Brooklyn Ferry Schedule could be found here.

Block Party Guidelines

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NYC Department of Transportation Alternate Side Parking Calendar 2022

Alternate Side Parking Regulations may be suspended from time to time because of snow, inclement weather or other emergencies. NYC DOT provides a list of Alternate Side Parking Suspension Days for the calendar year as well as a list of parking rule suspensions for Major Holidays including Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day.
Download the 2022 ASP Calendar

DSNY Reminder about placing garbage for pickup

Reminder – all garbage and recycling must be placed curbside after 5:00 pm on the night before your scheduled pickup day. There are times when the Sanitation Department must alter their schedule and will possibly pick up on the overnight shift or in the very early hours of your scheduled pick up day.
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Become A Citizen: Brooklyn Public Library Offers Citizenship Classes Online

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Resources for Immigrants

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