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
 
Street Closing. 14th Street: March 18-19, 2014
GALASSO TRUCKING & RIGGING INC. * 2 Galasso Place * Maspeth, NY 11378
(718) 456-1800

To Whom It May Concern:

Please be advised that on 18-19 March 2014, from 9am to 4pm, 14th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic due to a crane operation at 335 14th Street. This closing has been approved by the N.Y.C. Department of Transportation. This notice is for your information only and no reply is necessary. If you have any questions please contact me at the above number. Thank you.

Patty Kuras, Authorized Representative  (Posted: March 11, 2014)
 
Street Closing. President Street: March 17-18, 2014
STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS, INC. * 59-30 54th Street * Maspeth, NY 11378
(718) 497-1392

To Whom It May Concern:

Please be advised that on 17-18 March 2014, from 9am to 2pm, President Street between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic due to a crane operation at 759 President Street in Brooklyn. This closing has been approved by the N.Y.C. Department of Transportation. This notice is for your information only and no reply is necessary. If you have any questions please contact me at the above number. Thank you.

Patty Kuras, Authorized Representative  (Posted: March 11, 2014)
 
Youth Acknowledgement Awards, nominations due: April 4, 2014
Youth Acknowledgement Awards will be given to youth between the ages of 10 to 19 who reside, attend school or volunteer for some organization serving the CB6 district. The contribution must have occurred in 2013 and may include, but is not limited to, tutoring, participating in community-based projects, assisting the needy, or triumphing over a personal challenge. Only volunteers will be considered eligible for this award.

Applications must include a brief essay describing the nominee’s accomplishments. A sub-committee of the CB6 Youth/Human Services/Education Committee will review the applications and select final recipients. District Office staff and Board Members are not eligible for awards. The decision of the sub-committee is final.

All recipients will be notified in April and expected to attend the Youth Acknowledgement Awards Ceremony to be held prior to the Community Board’s general meeting of May 13, 2014. The deadline for applications is April 4, 2014.  (Posted: February 13, 2014)
Download the application
 
Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement, nominations due: April 4, 2014
The Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement will be given to an adult member of the CB6 community who has demonstrated a commitment to young people and has proven to be a positive force in their lives. Robert Acito served as District Manager from 1980-1993 and in his lifetime worked tirelessly on behalf of the youth of the district. Since his passing, the Community Board has chosen to honor Bob’s memory by selecting an adult member of the community who has demonstrated a similar sense of purpose.

Applications must include a brief essay describing the nominee’s accomplishments. A sub-committee of the CB6 Youth/Human Services/Education Committee will review the applications and select final recipients. District Office staff and Board Members are not eligible for awards. The decision of the sub-committee is final.

All recipients will be notified in April and expected to attend the Youth Acknowledgement Awards Ceremony to be held prior to the Community Board’s general meeting of May 13, 2014. The deadline for applications is April 4, 2014.  (Posted: February 13, 2014)
Download the application
 
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. 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
 
  Street Closing. 14th Street: March 18-19, 2014
 
  Street Closing. President Street: March 17-18, 2014
 
  Youth Acknowledgement Awards, nominations due: April 4, 2014
 
  Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement, nominations due: April 4, 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. ESDC Atlantic Yards Updates
 
  Volunteer Opportunity. Want to join the Community Board?
 
  Job Posting. Become a School Crossing Guard!