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Motion of CB 10 Board Members passed unanimously
on June 15, 2023:
National Grid Underground Pipe Inspection Work along 86th Street beginning Monday, Sept. 11th
Beginning on September 11, 2023, National Grid plans to inspect multiple existing underground transmission mains located along 86th Street from Colonial Road to 4th Avenue. The project should take approximately four weeks to complete.
The current pipeline will be inspected for any pipeline anomalies with the in-line inspection tool.
What you will see: A yellow pipe will stick out of the ground for the entirety of the inspection. A large crane will be on site only for equipment set-up for a few hours on the first day of inspection.
The street will be closed to traffic during the setup period. Flaggers will be in place for the duration of the project to help direct traffic flow. There will be temporary removal of some parking spaces in the work areas on 86th Street. Work will take place 24/7 between 9/11 and anticipated completion date of 9/16. Street restoration will take place within two weeks of project completion.
NYC Dept. of Transportation Milling and Resurfacing within the District
Dept of Transportation is currently working on street milling and resurfacing within Community District 10. To view the current week’s schedule, click here.
This week, September 18-September 22, work is scheduled to take place at:
-12th Avenue between Bay Ridge Parkway and 81st Street
-81st Street between 14th Avenue and 11th Avenue
-Fort Hamilton Parkway between 7th Avenue and 92nd Street
St. Anthanasius Food Pantry Appeal for Donations
The St. Anthanasius food pantry is seeking donations of pop-top canned soup, canned meats, boxed cereal, canned fruit, oatmeal packets, instant coffee, tea bags and crackers. Drop-off for donations is at the St. Joseph altar inside the Church. For those interested in volunteering or donating to the food drive, please call the rectory at 718-236-0124 and leave a message for Mary. Please read about the food pantry and the need for donations at https://thetablet.org/st-athanasius-food-pantry-remains-a-beacon-of-support-strength-and-peacefulness-for-bensonhurst-community/
Rescheduled Date!!! Document Shredding and E-Waste Event November 4th, 10 am – 1 pm, St. Anselm Parking Lot
ADA Elevator Construction at 95th Street and 4th Avenue R-line Station
Work began the week of September 18th for the installation of an ADA elevator at the 4th Avenue and 95th Street R-line station.
Construction will take place on 4th Avenue between 94th and 95th Street and on 95th Street between 4th Avenue and 3rd Avenue adjacent to the library where the elevator will be installed. The B63 bus stop will be relocated to 4th Avenue between 95th and 96th Street and the B8 bus stop will move to 4th Avenue at the northwest corner of 94th Street for the duration of the construction work.
There will be no parking on 4th Avenue between 94th and 95th Street and traffic lanes will be reduced to one driving lane in each direction. Flaggers will be stationed to keep traffic flowing safely.
Work is expected to last until approximately February of 2025.
Updates will be provided as the project moves forward.
To read the Contract Solicitation Notice/Project Overview, please click here.
Ragamuffin Parade, Saturday, September 30th, Kick Off at 1:00 pm Rain or Shine at 76th Street and 3rd Avenue
Please read the flyer below for details about registration, parade assembly, costume judging, etc.
Third Avenue Festival, Sunday, October 1st, 10 am – 6 pm, 69th Street – 94th Street
St. Anselm Church Fall Carnival, October 12th – 15th
Brooklyn Veterans’ Appreciation Parade, Saturday, October 28, 2023, 11:00 am at Rogers Avenue and Eastern Parkway
Red Cross Free Smoke Alarm Installation
The American Red Cross provides FREE installation of smoke alarms and fire safety education to families in their homes. Senator Iwen Chu is proud to bring this FREE resource to all residents in southern Brooklyn as home fires can be destructive and deadly. Folks can sign up for free smoke alarm installation at: www.soundthealarm.org/nyc. or call Senator Chu’s office at 718-333-0311
DEP Announces $100 Incentive Credit to Enroll in Autopay
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it is offering a $100 incentive credit to encourage customers to enroll in autopay. This limited time opportunity will only run for three months, until Nov. 15, so interested customers should sign up immediately. Those who enroll in autopay are required to receive e-bills, which eliminates physical paper bills and is therefore a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Autopay allows customers to pay their bills automatically on the due date, or a specific date each month, and avoid the hassle of remembering to pay on time. The autopay feature automatically deducts a customer’s balance or payment amount from their bank account or credit card.
Customers are eligible if they sign up for autopay using their My DEP account through Nov. 15. They must be enrolled in monthly billing, e-billing and cannot be delinquent on bills. If a customer has multiple accounts, all accounts can be eligible for the non-refundable $100 one-time credit, if all the program requirements are met.
Additional info can be quickly found at nyc.gov/dep/autopay or by calling DEP Customer Service during business hours: Monday, 8am–7pm; Tuesday to Friday, 8am–6pm; Saturday, 9am–12pm at (718) 595-7000.
BQE Interim Repairs – Ramp/Lane Closures
Please see the following notices for ramp/lane closures on the BQE.
The work on the Columbia Street ramps on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) has been extended until about July 28th. However the nighttime traffic impacts listed below will end earlier:
- Columbia Street entrance ramp to Staten Island-bound BQE – CLOSED
- Columbia Street exit ramp from the Staten Island-bound BQE – No left turn
- Northbound Columbia Street (Congress Street to exit ramp) – East sidewalk closed
On or about July 20th, NYCDOT will close one lane at nighttime on the Queens-bound BQE from Atlantic Ave to Sands Street from 12:01 A.M to 5:00 A.M. to prepare for the interim repairs on BQE (I-278). The Queens-bound entrance ramp from Atlantic Ave will also be closed during this time. It is anticipated that preparation work will last up to 8 weeks.
Please see below the following PDFs for detours and notices:
Register to Vote
You can register to vote online, in-person, or by mail. Election day is November 7, 2023.
Visit the NYC Board of Elections page to learn how to register, to check if you are already registered, and more. Voter registration forms are also available at the District Office in multiple languages.
NYC Parks Electric Micromobility Pilot – Take the Survey
As an initiative of Mayor Adams’ “Charge Safe, Ride Safe: Electric Micromobility Action Plan”, the NYC Parks department is piloting a new rule to allow electric bikes (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters) to use park drives and greenways. The pilot program is in effect from June 20, 2023 through May 31 2024.
To learn more, visit https://www.nycgovparks.org/things-to-do/e-bikes
Curbside Composting begins October 2nd in Brooklyn
Starting October 2, 2023, Curbside Composting will be available to ALL Brooklyn residents!
Compost will be picked up on your recycling day. Find your collection schedule.
Service will be available year-round. No sign-up required.
How to Compost
Leaf and Yard Waste Separation is Mandatory
- Place in any labeled bin (55 gallons or less) with a secure lid or in your DSNY brown bin, paper lawn and leaf bag, or clear plastic bag.
- Bundle twigs and branches with twine and place on curb next to bins or bags.
Food Scraps and Food-soiled Paper
- Place in any labeled bin (55 gallons or less) with a secure lid or in your DSNY brown bin.
- Line your bin with a bag to keep it clean.
- Tie the bag closed before putting the bin out for collection.
- Write your address on your bin.
NOTE: Do not place bags of food waste directly on the curb. You can mix food scraps with leaf and yard waste only when using a bin with a secure lid.
Owners of buildings with 4+ units must provide a storage area and clearly labeled bins for the collection of yard waste.
What to Compost
DSNY will pick up ALL leaf and yard waste, food scraps, and food-soiled paper. This includes meat, bones, dairy, prepared foods, and greasy uncoated paper plates and pizza boxes.
DSNY is excited to start collecting your food scraps and yard waste this October!
Get Free Compost!
You give us your yard waste and food scraps, and we turn it into compost—then give it back! NYC residents are eligible to receive free compost made in New York at one of our Compost Giveback Events this fall. We’re hosting an event in every Community Board!
Register to pick up two 40-lb. bags of free, high-quality compost made from your food scraps and yard waste at one of our upcoming events:
Saturday, September 23: McCarren Park Demonstration Garden (Williamsburg)
Tuesday, September 26: Saratoga Park (Bushwick)
Saturday, September 30: Highland Park (Cypress Hills)
Sunday, October 1: Cadman Plaza Park (Downtown Brooklyn)
Tuesday, October 3: Gravesend Park (Mapleton)
Saturday, October 14: Brower Park (Crown Heights)
Sunday, October 15: Paerdegat Park (East Flatbush)
Saturday, October 21: Ronald McNair Park (Prospect Heights)
Saturday, October 21: Owl’s Head Park (Bay Ridge)
Sunday, October 29: Newkirk Community Garden (Kensington)
For more information on how to pick up compost made in NYC, go to nyc.gov/getcompost. We hope to see you at an event soon!
Rule Change for Food Service Businesses beginning August 1, 2023
The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is implementing a new rule starting August 1, all food-related businesses in NYC must use rigid containers with secure lids when setting out trash and compost for collection.
Join an info session to learn more.
For more information click: nyc.gov/UseBins
Waste Set Out Times Changed 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 went 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.
Updates from Con Ed – Managing Your Energy Costs
Spring is here! As the weather begins to turn warmer, here are 7 helpful tips for
managing your energy costs from Con Edison:
1. Sign up for a Level Payment Plan.
2. Keep your vents and ducts clean. Your heating system will run more efficiently,
and it may last longer. Get more tips.
3. Avoid peak hours and save with our Time-of-Use rate option.
4. Take an in-depth look at your hourly energy use by logging into My Account or our mobile app.
5. Choose your energy supplier. Research and choose another supplier and get tips for evaluating
6. Check your benefits. Customers enrolled in assistance programs may be eligible for discounts on
their energy bills through our Energy Affordability Program. Also, see if you’re eligible for the
state’s Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps New Yorkers heat and cool their homes.
7. Don’t miss bill help. If you’re a residential customer with an active disconnect notice, you may qualify
for up to a $200 EnergyShare credit toward your bill. See if you qualify
For more information, click https://www.coned.com/en/save-money/tips-to-lower-your-bill
2023 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar
Food Resource Guide
The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has partnered with Share Meals,
Hunger Free America,
BetaNYC 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 Ferry Updates
NYC Ferry is excited to announce continued improvements to Rockaway service with the introduction of Rockaway Reserve tickets and a limited Rockaway Rocket service in Brooklyn.
Rockaway Reserve Tickets
Starting July 1st, NYC Ferry riders can reserve a spot on any weekend Rockaway trips to the beach from 9am-2pm and back from 3pm-8pm. Reserved tickets cost $10 and are available for purchase up to 2 weeks before the date of each departure, so plan ahead and get your tickets early! Most spots on each vessel are un-reserved, so riders paying a $4.00 regular fare, $2.75 as part of the ten-pack, or $1.35 discount ticket will be able to board normally. Reserved tickets are available for purchase via the NYC Ferry App only for both Wall Street/Pier 11 and Sunset Park/Brooklyn Army Terminal departures.
To provide more weekend capacity for all Rockaway riders, NYC Ferry will operate an extra vessel, adding 25% more capacity on weekends and holidays starting July 1st:
Set Sail on the Rockaway Rocket – Brooklyn! Starting this August
The Rockaway Rocket is coming back this August with an exciting new look! This summer, the Rockaway Rocket will run as a limited engagement between Atlantic Ave./Pier 6 and Rockaway. Beat the lines and the heat with a guaranteed spot on a ferry going directly from Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6 to Rockaway for $10.
This service will operate on four weekends from August 12th through Labor Day. Final schedule details to follow in the coming weeks.
NYC Ferry Summer & Holiday Schedule changes went into effect beginning Monday, May 22, 2023.
Read more about the service changes
- Summer Schedules for all routes in effect starting May 22
- Weekend Governors Island Shuttle Service direct from Wall St resumes May 27 (Summer Weekends and Holidays NYC Ferry serves Governors Island by a direct shuttle from Pier 11 only. NYC Ferry Riders can transfer from the South Brooklyn Route to the Governors Island Shuttle at Wall St/ Pier 11. Governors Island will remain on the South Brooklyn Route on weekdays)
- All Routes will observe Weekend Schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29
- Rockaway Summer Schedule changes begin May 30
- Rockaway Shuttle Bus Schedule changes begin May 30
- South Brooklyn Weekday Schedule changes begin May 30
Click here to preview & download the new schedule to plan your trip accordingly.
Neighborhood Loading Zone Information Tab
The NLZ information could be found by clicking on the left tab
Updates from Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration provides updates on the following topics in their May 2023 newsletter:
- Ready to Retire? Apply Online with Social Security
- Slam the Scam With Social Security
- Social Security Honors our Military Heroes
- Your Personal My Social Security Account Is For Every Stage In Your Career
- On the Go? You Can Still Use Social Security Online when Traveling
For more info, you can visit ssa.gov or call 1-800-772-1213
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Here’s how the service request policy works:
1. Service Request to 311
2. NYC Parks will inspect tree (work order is formed based on they type of work needed and priority level)
3. 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 Scam
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
Block Party Guidelines