Block Party Information
Are you planning a block party? Make sure you leave yourself enough time to organize the event. Applications must be filed 90 days in advance.

Applying for a block party is a two-step process. You need to fill out an online application by visiting the city's Street Activity Permit office. You must provide the CB6 district office with either a letter from the affected block association, or the signatures of 20 residents who live on the block, to demonstrate to us that they've consented to the block closure.  (Revised: June 03, 2013)
Block party petition template
 
Open Membership on CB6 Committees. Applications due by: June 23, 2014
It's that time of year when Brooklyn Community Board 6 (CB6) reconstitutes the composition of its standing committees. Although CB6 committees must be composed primarily of a majority of Board Members, membership is also open to Non-Board Members as well. This allows for broader, grassroots public representation on the Community Board’s standing committees, and encourages and facilitates citizen participation in local government within our communities.

Committee Membership Request forms must be received at the District Office no later than June 23, 2014 for initial consideration. Notification of committee appointments will be sent out in August. Appointments to committees for a one-year term are effective September 1st. Non-Board Members who are appointed to serve on a committee enjoy the same participatory rights, and are expected to fulfill the same member-related responsibilities, as Board Members serving on committees.

Submission of an application form does not guarantee an appointment.  (Posted: May 27, 2014)
Download the CB6 Committee Membership Request form (2014-15)
 
Construction Project. Reconstruction of Columbia Street: Fall 2005-???
The Reconstruction of Columbia Street (Capital Project HWK-700A) which began in October 2005 is a $22 million project that will include new:
• Trunk Water mains & Distribution Mains
• Combined Sewer
• Catch Basins & Hydrants
• Curbs/ Sidewalks/ Pedestrian Ramps
• Roadway Reconstruction
• Street Lighting/ Traffic Lights
• Trees
• Bike Path & Art Work
Many elements of this project have been completed. Locations still remaining include Degraw Street (between Columbia/Van Brunt Sts), Van Brunt Street (Degraw St/Hamilton Ave), Sackett Street (Van Brunt St/dead end), Summit Street (Columbia St/Hamilton Ave).

We do not have a current project end date from the Department of Design and Construction.  (Revised: February 21, 2014)
Download the most recent project update
 
Construction Project. Gowanus Canal Facilities Upgrade: September 2009-spring 2014
Department of Environmental Protection Gowanus Facilities Upgrade, Contract # CSO-GC

The project will reduce combined sewer overflows into Gowanus Canal by 34%

1. Construction started September 2009 to improve water quality in Gowanus Canal
2. Overall construction completion is anticipated in summer 2013
3. Project cost is approximately $140 million
4. Percentage of construction currently completed is 68.35%  (Revised: January 03, 2014)
Download the full, official agency notice
 
Construction Project. Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Electrical Upgrades: November 2011-Summer 2014
A $43.5 million Capital Improvement project to replace 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is set to begin in November. It will require 21 weekend-long tube closures resulting in one tube (2 lanes) being closed. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the open tube, with one lane in each direction.

The closures, which begin 10 p.m. on Fridays and reopen at 5 a.m. on Mondays, will not be consecutive, but will occur in a series of phases and be spread out through the end of 2013. The next planned tube closures will occur:

* no further closure dates have been announced at this time

Motorists are advised to expect delays or use alternate routes during these weekend closures.  (Revised: January 03, 2014)
Download the full, official agency notice
 
Construction Project. The Lightstone Group: Spring 2014
***Notice of Upcoming Site Work***
363-365 Bond Street and 388 Carroll Street, Gowanus

The Lightstone Group is constructing a 700-unit residential development and public waterfront esplanade park at 363-365 Bond Street and 388 Carroll Street in Gowanus. Construction will begin in Spring 2014.

Upcoming work includes: Site preparation for excavation/foundation, Pile driving, Soil borings, Soil removal, Ongoing demolition, Surveying and layout, Sidewalk bridge and fence installtion

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm,
Some weekend work will be scheduled as needed  (Posted: April 25, 2014)
Download the full, official newsletter
 
Construction Project. ESDC Atlantic Yards Updates
In an effort to keep the Atlantic Yards Community aware of upcoming construction activities, ESD and Forest City Ratner are providing the following outline of anticipated upcoming construction activities.

Please note: the scope and nature of activities are subject to change based upon field conditions.
 (Revised: March 14, 2012)
Click here to access the project information and updates
 
Volunteer Opportunity. Want to join the Community Board?
Use the link below to get more information directly from the Borough President's Office on how you can be appointed to the Community Board. Downloadable application available.  (Revised: November 06, 2006)
Click here to find out more about joining the Community Board
 
Job Posting. Become a School Crossing Guard!
Help Your Community While Earning Good Pay and Benefits!
School Crossing Guards help children safely cross busy intersections on their way to and from school, and control traffic flow around schools in the morning, at lunch time and at the end of the school day.

GREAT PART TIME JOBS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
GOOD PAY - $9.88/HOUR TO START, $12.90/HOUR AFTER 3 YEARS.

HEALTH BENEFITS-HEALTH INSURANCE WITH 20+ HOURS WORKED PER WEEK.

WORK CLOSE TO HOME-GO TO YOUR LOCAL PRECINCT FOR AN APPLICATION.  (Revised: July 05, 2012)
Click here for more information
 
 
 
 
  Block Party Information
 
  Open Membership on CB6 Committees. Applications due by: June 23, 2014
 
  Construction Project. Reconstruction of Columbia Street: Fall 2005-???
 
  Construction Project. Gowanus Canal Facilities Upgrade: September 2009-spring 2014
 
  Construction Project. Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Electrical Upgrades: November 2011-Summer 2014
 
  Construction Project. The Lightstone Group: Spring 2014
 
  Construction Project. ESDC Atlantic Yards Updates
 
  Volunteer Opportunity. Want to join the Community Board?
 
  Job Posting. Become a School Crossing Guard!