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Open Meetings Law
In regard to the temporary suspension of the Open Meetings Law, Community Board 10 met in quorum on June 6, 2022
“Community Boards can stay virtual as long as there is a New York State or New York City state of emergency in effect. The NYC state of emergency is likely to remain in effect for some time. However, in order to continue to have virtual meetings for the duration of the State or City state of emergency, your board needs to adopt a declaration at the beginning of its next meeting stating that there is a state of emergency in effect in New York State and New York City, and the circumstances of the state of emergency impair the ability of the board to have in person meetings.
If your board does not adopt such a declaration, beginning on June 9 it will need to hold meetings at which at least a quorum of its members is physically present at a location or locations that are physically accessible to members of the public.”
The Motion of the Board:
Community Board 10 adopts a resolution and declaration that the Chair has the option to call a meeting remotely in the event that due to a New York State or New York City declared state of emergency or a circumstance arising from same, the Board is unable to conduct its business.
68th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 7:00 pm
Bayridge Air Rights, 250 65th Street
55 Summit Street Affordable Housing Applications Now Open
Applications are now being accepted for affordable housing for 55 Summit Street Cooperative, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Applications are being accepted on Housing Connect until March 30, 2023. Paper applications must be postmarked no later than March 30th.
Interested persons can apply online at www.nyc.gov/housingconnect or write to request a paper application and advertisement, available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian and Spanish
Address to obtain paper applications:
55 Summit Street
C/O Fifth Avenue Committee
621 Degraw Street Brooklyn NY 11217
Applicants may not submit more than 1 application per household.
Please visit the website for more information.
Dyker Beach Park Playground (86th Street and 14th Avenue), Asphalt Field and Basketball Courts Reconstruction
The multi-purpose asphalt area and basketball courts at Dyker Beach Park Playground (86th St & 14th Ave) will be closed for reconstruction starting the end of next week, (March 15th and beyond) with construction fencing being erected. The play equipment, bocce courts, comfort station, and seating areas will all remain open during this time.
This project will fully reasphalt the large asphalt area and basketball courts at this location, and will include new sportcoating paint on both locations, as well as new backboards and rims on the courts. This work should take 2-3 months to complete, Parks Dept. hopes for the site to reopen just as the summer season starts. Permit holders have been notified of this work as well.
For reference, please see the Capital Tracker page below for details on this project.
Upcoming Street and Sidewalk Construction
Excavation Work Scheduled, 5th Avenue between 90th and 91st Street
- JEK Communications, Inc. has been retained by “Spectrum New York Metro, LLC” to perform
excavation on the existing cable television system. The work permit is valid through April 5th.
- Work is underway on the existing cable television system on 5th Avenue between 81st Street and 82nd Street, 81st Street between 5th and 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue, between 81st Street and the Intersection. The work is expected to be completed by April 8th.
Department of Design and Construction Pedestrian Ramp Upgrades
- Pedestrian ramp upgrades will take place along 83rd Street from Shore Road – 12th Avenue from March 9th through March 24th
Free Tax Preparation Info
Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 26th,
click the photo for info:
Rat Academy – Learn about Rat Prevention in NYC, Thursday, March 23rd, Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
Next Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President’s office and the NYC Department of Health are offering a free, two hour, community training course on safe and effective rat prevention. The Rat Academy is intended for anyone interested in urban rat behavior and methods for protecting our communities from infestation. This upcoming course at Brooklyn Public Library is recommended particularly for community gardeners, property owners and managers, neighborhood associations, local business, and building superintendents and staff. Next week’s community training course takes place March 23at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch – 10 Grand Army Plaza, from 6-8pm
The City Dept. of Health also offers a Rat Prevention courses and certificate course for pest control professionals. Also remember to remind any dog owners that rat’s eat dog poop so make sure to clean up after your dog – super gross but true.
Are You Impacted by Overnight Truck Parking? Please Complete This Survey
New York City Hall has convened a Task Force to address overnight truck parking in NYC. One of our most frequent calls at the District Office over the past two years has been about illegal truck parking around Dyker Golf Course, in the area near McKinley Park as well as nearby locations.
A survey has been developed to obtain community input and to help guide the next steps. We appreciate residents’ participation in the survey. Please complete the survey and feel free to share the link.
Community Survey Link:
The Healing Center Teen Dating Violence Awareness Walk, April 29th
On Saturday, April 29th, 2023, meet us at 10am at Tillary Street & Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn (Korean War Veterans Park) to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall!
Community service credits are available. Click here for more information or to register.
Brooklyn District Attorney High School Internship Program, April 10-14, 2023 – open to high school students who live in or attend school in Brooklyn
click below for details:
DSNY Waste Setout Times Change April 1, 2023
As part of our commitment to keeping our streets clean, the NYC Department of Sanitation is implementing a new rule to reduce the time that trash, recycling, and curbside composting will sit on sidewalks. The new rule goes into effect April 1, 2023.
Residential buildings have two options:
- Place waste out after 6:00 PM in a container of 55 gallons or less with a secure lid, or
- Place waste out after 8:00 PM, if putting bags directly on the curb
To ensure collection, all waste must be set out by midnight.
Businesses that place waste at the curb* for collection have two options:
- If using a container with a secure lid, place waste at the curb 1 hour before closing, or
- If putting bags directly on the curb, place waste out after 8:00 PM
* This does not apply to businesses that have waste collected from a loading dock.
Remember, containers must be removed from the curb by the time your business reopens.
NYC Government Hiring Hall – March 25th
This is an opportunity to meet with City agencies who are looking to fill jobs in City government including social worker, case manager, clerical worker, Investigator, and more.
Event name: NYC Government Hiring Hall
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Queens Borough Hall – 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Alternate Side Parking Upcoming Suspensions
Thursday-Friday, April 6-7 – Passover/Holy Thursday & Good Friday
Wednesday -Thursday, April 12-13 – Passover/Orthodox Holy Thursday
Friday, April 14 – Orthodox Good Friday
Parking meters remain in effect
SYEP Applications Now Open
Young people aged 14-24 can now apply to the Department of Youth & Community Development’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
SYEP connects NYC youth with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help develop their social, civic and leadership skills.
To apply, visit: nyc.gov/syep. Employers can also hire NYC youth through SYEP. The deadline is March 31, 2023.
If you have further questions about SYEP, contact Community Connect at (800) 246-4646 or use this form to email them.
DEP’s Amnesty Program – Now Through April 30th
As NYC recovers from the pandemic, the Department of Environmental Protection is offering a limited one-time amnesty to provide much-needed relief to all qualified delinquent customers struggling to pay their water and wastewater bills.
The program runs through April 30, 2023.
To see if you’re eligible, visit https://www.nyc.gov/site/dep/pay-my-bills/amnesty-program.page
More info can be found on the website as well as this presentation.
2023 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar
Home Heating Assistance
Eligible households can receive up to $976 in heating assistance this winter via HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program).
HEAP helps low-income households meet the cost of heating their homes. The benefit can pay for fuel, utility sources, and heating equipment replacement and repairs. The benefit is paid either directly to the heating vendor or utility company.
More info can be found here: https://access.nyc.gov/programs/home-energy-assistance-program-heap/#how-it-works
Fall Street Tree Planting in Community Board 10
Did you know street trees are planted twice per year?
New York CIty Parks Department plants trees during the Spring and Fall.
White L shape markings on your side indicates a tree will soon be planted. Fall tree planting takes place from October until December 15.
The map above reflects trees scheduled to be planted in Community Board 10 near Owls Head Park and Leif Ericson Park.
For more information about street tree plantings, visit NYC Parks website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/trees/street-tree-planting
You can view street tree planting locations here: https://www.nycgovparks.org/trees/street-tree-planting/locations
BQE Corridor Vision Important Information
New York City is moving forward to fix the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Brooklyn. The BQE is a vital part of our transportation system and our economy – we can and must immediately start working on a community-driven plan for the safe, modern, resilient roadway we need.
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) will work with communities along the BQE corridor on two initiatives. BQE Central will fix the City-owned structure from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street and BQE North and South will identify upgrades for all other segments of the BQE corridor in Brooklyn. New federal funds, available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provide an exciting opportunity to upgrade the BQE for the 21st Century.
Throughout this process, NYC DOT will continue with urgent repairs to the Atlantic-to-Sands section to ensure it remains safe. Safety monitoring of this section of the highway, including the triple cantilever, will continue through a combination of regular in-person inspections and sensors placed on the structure.
2022 Initial Outreach Schedule
BQE Central Events
BQE Central Workshop 3 (virtual)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Details coming soon
BQE Central Workshop 3 (in-person)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Details coming soon
BQE North and South Events
BQE North Workshop 2 (virtual)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Details coming soon
BQE South Workshop 2 (virtual)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Details coming soon
BQE North Workshop 2 (in-person)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Details coming soon
BQE South Workshop 2 (in-person)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Details coming soon
Food Resource Guide
NYC Ferry Updates
NYC Ferry launches 20-minute Bay Ridge-to-Wall Street route. Starting Wednesday, March 8th, NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route will get faster for most riders heading to Wall Street/Pier 11 on weekday mornings, making commutes quicker and easier for New Yorkers. This pilot service will operate on weekdays from 6:15 AM – 10:15 AM. Visit https://www.ferry.nyc/blog/introducing-the-south-brooklyn-faster-connections-pilot/
Neighborhood Loading Zone Information Tab
The NLZ information could be found by clicking on the left tab
Social Security Offices Have Resumed In-Person Services
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. Between 4:00 pm and 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 .
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
Choosing a Legal Entity
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
NYC DSNY Project Master Composter Certificate Course is Back!
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.
Simply drop off non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, or other household necessities OR donate funds using Venmo app @thepeoplepantry_nyc
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:
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
There are many legal changes required to making this program permanent.
Fall 2021 to Fall 2022
Legal Actions Take Place (i.e. amendment to zoning text, changes to local law, rulemaking, design, and application details)
Permanent Program Application Opens
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.
Director of Operations
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.
Learn about the ways that you can make compost in NYC.
Host a Food Scrap Drop-Off Site
Sign Up for Curbside Composting
Find out if your school qualifies to receive curbside compost collection including both private and public schools.
Get more details on your responsibilities as a NYC business handling food and yard waste.
Commercial Organics Requirements
On-site Processing Registration
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.
• 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 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.
View DOB e-filing information.
Kings County DA Office – Important Resource Information
View important resource information on Kings County DA office website
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
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
View the Street Activity Guidelines
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
Learn more about Online Citizenship Classes