Youth Acknowledgement Awards, apply by: April 3, 2015
Brooklyn Community Board 6 is seeking to honor youth who have made a substantial contribution to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods through direct action or by serving as a positive role model for others. Applications are now available for the CB6 Youth Acknowledgement Awards and Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement.

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 2014 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.  (Posted: February 03, 2015)
Download the application
 
Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement, apply by: April 3, 2015
Brooklyn Community Board 6 is seeking to honor youth who have made a substantial contribution to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods through direct action or by serving as a positive role model for others. Applications are now available for the CB6 Youth Acknowledgement Awards and Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement.

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.  (Posted: February 03, 2015)
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)
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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)
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Construction Project. The Lightstone Group: February 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: February 10, 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: November 06, 2006)
Click here to find out more about joining the Community Board
 
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
 
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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  Youth Acknowledgement Awards, apply by: April 3, 2015
 
  Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement, apply by: April 3, 2015
 
  Construction Project. Reconstruction of Columbia Street: Fall 2005-???
 
  Construction Project. Gowanus Canal Facilities Upgrade: September 2009-Winter 2014
 
  Construction Project. The Lightstone Group: February 2015
 
  Construction Project. ESDC Atlantic Yards Updates
 
  Volunteer Opportunity. Want to join the Community Board?
 
  Block Party Information
 
  Job Posting. Become a School Crossing Guard!