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-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: 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)
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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: November 06, 2006)
Click here to find out more about joining the Community Board
 
How can I submit a Capital budget request?
Use this map (link below) to suggest where City government should spend capital budget dollars in your neighborhood. Your voice helps us to spend money on things that are important to you. Tell us what matters most to you.  (Posted: October 17, 2014)
Click here to submit a Capital project idea to us
 
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
 
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
 
 
 
 
  Construction Project. Reconstruction of Columbia Street: Fall 2005-???
 
  Construction Project. Gowanus Canal Facilities Upgrade: September 2009-Winter 2014
 
  Construction Project. The Lightstone Group: Spring 2014
 
  Construction Project. ESDC Atlantic Yards Updates
 
  Volunteer Opportunity. Want to join the Community Board?
 
  How can I submit a Capital budget request?
 
  Block Party Information
 
  Job Posting. Become a School Crossing Guard!