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: October 24, 2014)
Block party petition template
 
Construction Project. Gowanus Canal Facilities Upgrade: September 2009-Winter 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: August 25, 2014)
Download the full, official agency notice
 
Construction Project. The Lightstone Group: July 2015
***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 began in Spring 2014.  (Revised: July 19, 2015)
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Construction Project. Third Avenue Electrical Relocation, April 2015
Con Edison will be relocating electrical equipment in our area to prepare for a City sewer project.

The work is currently generally taking place along 3rd Avenue between Sackett and 2nd Streets.  (Posted: April 05, 2015)
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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: June 23, 2015)
Click here to find out more about joining the Community Board
 
Job Posting. Become a School Crossing Guard!
Help Your Community While Earning 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.

PART TIME JOBS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
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: October 24, 2014)
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  Block Party Information
 
  Construction Project. Gowanus Canal Facilities Upgrade: September 2009-Winter 2014
 
  Construction Project. The Lightstone Group: July 2015
 
  Construction Project. Third Avenue Electrical Relocation, April 2015
 
  Construction Project. ESDC Atlantic Yards Updates
 
  Volunteer Opportunity. Want to join the Community Board?
 
  Job Posting. Become a School Crossing Guard!