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2020 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar
Brooklyn Public Library Volunteer Opportunities
DSNY Reminder about placing garbage for pickup
DOT Bicycle Network within Community Board Ten
Animal Care Centers of NYC
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VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE COMMUNITY BOARD 10 DISTRICT OFFICE, 8119 5TH AVENUE

Citywide Curfew Notification

Tonight, Tuesday, June 2nd, a citywide curfew order will be in place at 8 PM until 5 AM and was extended through Sunday, June 7th. Essential workers are exempt from this curfew. For more information please click here.

Our Free, Public Community COVID-19 Testing Site will open tomorrow, Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8511 5th Avenue at 9:00 am

 

  • Site will be open Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (will be extended to include Sunday soon)
  • For now, they will offer the regular diagnostic COVID-19 test - not the antibody test
  • Test are 100% free.  You do not need insurance.
  • No appointment is necessary.  Just walk in. 
  • Regardless of your age, medical conditions or occupation, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, come get a test!
  • If you've come in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, regardless of your current symptoms, come get a test!
  • If you work in a nursing home, adult care facility, etc. regardless of your current symptoms, come get a test!
NYC No Tobacco Week

The Herbert Irving Columbia Cancer Center team has created a website for “NYC No Tobacco Week.” They will be hosting three live webinars during this week.

  • Smoking and COVID-19: Monday, June 1st 6-8pm. Join for a discussion with experts on smoking and COVID-19, vaping and flavored tobacco products, smoking cessation, and current policy efforts that can protect health. Click here for webinar

  • Smoking Cessation: Wednesday, June 3rd, 6-8pm. Hear from panelists about smoking cessation, resources for yourself or your loved ones, learn about lung cancer screening and discuss your questions Click here for webinar

  • El uso de nicotina y cómo dejar de fumar: Panel de discusión y preguntas de(Harms of Nicotine and How to Quit in Spanish: Panel and Q & A) Thursday, June 4th, 6-8pm. Hear from panelists about smoking cessation, resources for yourself or your loved ones, and discuss your questions Click here for webinar

Brooklyn Community Board Ten is now on FaceBook and Instagram

CB10 Brooklyn recently launched a Facebook and Instagram page to become better connected to the people and businesses of our community.
Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @communityboard10bk for updates and local news.

We can also be reached via email at bk10@cb.nyc.gov

Not sure how to work Zoom?

Bay Ridge Center has you covered!  Thursday, June 4th through Saturday, June 6th, Bay Ridge Center will be hosting a Zoom On-boarding event to teach seniors how to join a Zoom call so they can participate in next week's events!

Click here for the schedule and Click this link to join these meetings!

Bay Ridge Center / Bay Ridge Connects presents Senior Tech Week
June 7, 2020 to June 13, 2020

Bay Ridge Center/Bay Ridge Connects is hosting its 4th annual "Senior Tech: Innovations for the Digital Age" ... virtually!

"Senior Tech" is a full week of free programming for anyone 60+ to learn the newest technologies for seniors. All seniors are invited to attend this virtual event via Zoom.

Each day will offer five workshops or presentations scheduled from late morning into the evening and featuring technology experts and high-tech vendors.

For more information on this, Click here

Community Construction Notifications

New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has notifiedCommunity Board Ten of upcoming construction work to install a new water main on 8th Avenue between Bay Ridge Avenue and 65th Street and along 66th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 8th Avenue beginning June 8th.  

National Grid will also be upgrading infrastructure on 97th Street between 3rd Avenue and Barwell Terrace beginning next week.

See information here.

Updates from the Department of Buildings

The Department continues the expansion of e-filing to include many more transactions, which will add convenience and efficiency while protecting public health.

As of Monday, June 1st
  • Alt-2 and Alt-3 BIS applications must be submitted through eFiling. 
  • Inspection requests for non-essential construction can now be submitted through DOB NOW: Inspections.  Once the suspension of non-essential construction is lifted these inspections will be performed.
  • DOB NOW: Build will allow for submission of initial permit requests for non-essential construction.
 
As of Wednesday, June 3rd
  • Initial permit submission for BIS applications for non-essential construction will occur through eSubmit.

NYC DOT - Alternate Side Parking 
NYCASP /Alternate Side Parking/ street cleaning rules will be suspended through June 6, 2020.
Parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.

Community Advisory

Reconstruction of Curbs Project Begins
Partial Sidewalk, Curbside Parking & Driveway Access Restrictions
Mobilization of Materials, Equipment and Saw-Cutting
  • Shore Road between Oliver Street & 93rd Street
  • Shore Road between Ridge Boulevard & 95th Street
Beginning on/about Tuesday, 05/26/2020
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Work operations begin for the Reconstruction of Curbs in Brooklyn Project #HWCURB09 in Community Board Ten, Brooklyn locations.  In order to facilitate the reconstruction and upgrading of existing curbs in a safe manner, the above restrictions are necessary.  This is a multiple location project and the overall anticipated completion of this project is Summer 2020. The permitted work hours will be Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

Replacement of concrete, steel faced & granite curbs
(Repair/Restore Affected Sidewalk & Roadway Pavement Citywide)

Project: # HWCURB09     Borough: Brooklyn     

Temporary Street & Driveway Access Restrictions Reconstruction of Curbs
  • Shore Road between Oliver Street & 93rd Street
  • Shore Road between Ridge Boulevard & 95th Street
Beginning on/about Tuesday, 05/26/2020
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Beginning on Friday, May 26, 2020, there will be intermittent restrictions to driveway access and street curbside parking and during the work hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  These impacts are necessary to facilitate curb installations performed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC).

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to learn more about the DDC Project, please contact the Community Construction Liaison (CCL) Name: Nitalkumar Patel
Phone: 347-691-7335
Office: 718-527-3848
Email: curb09ccl@gmail.com

*Individuals with Special Needs should contact CCL.

NYC Department of Health Information about
Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS)

The New York City Department of Health would like all New Yorkers to be informed about Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). PMIS is a new health condition that is affecting children in NYC and other parts of the country. It is believed to be associated with COVID-19, though this connection is not clear. PMIS is a serious inflammatory disease and children who have it should be monitored closely in the Intensive Care Unit.

Stay Healthy and Stay Informed. Click here for more facts on PMIS

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce - Bring Back Brooklyn Fund Campaign

Brooklyn's economy has taken a hard hit during these troubling times.  It is predicted that 35% of 63,000 small businesses are unlikely to reopen.  That's why the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce created Bring Back Brooklyn Fund.  This is a community-driven, small business, no-interest loan program.  Loanswill help small businesses pay their bills, clean and sanitize their shops, hire staff, pay vendors, and more.  These resources will help our small businesses survive the pandemic and sustain our neighborhoods.

Visit their website to learn more.

NYC Board of Elections
Election Day June 23, 2020

  • Election Day: June 23rd. The polls will still be open but absentee ballot rules expanded.
  • Early Voting: June 13th - 21st
  • You can apply online for an Absentee Ballot:NYCAbsentee.com
  • Everyone who is registered to vote will receive an Absentee Ballot Application in the mail with paid postage
  • With New York State on PAUSE, everyone is qualified to select: “Temporary illness or physical disability” for the reason you are requesting a ballot (even if you do not have COVID-19)
  • Deadline to submit an Absentee Ballot Application: June 16th
  • You will receive a paper ballot that can be completed and submitted by June 22nd 
  • Polls will be open for in person voting.
  • For more information visit NYC Board of Elections here.

SLA Licensed Premises Notification Changes to Community Board during COVID-19

The SLA has changed the notification process for the 30-Day Notice to permit submission via email at bk10@cb.nyc.gov. You can click on the link provided belw to view The NY State Liquor Authority advisory for licensees. 
https://sla.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/advisory_2020-4_-_service_of_municipal_notice_for_retail_applications.pdf

Bay Ridge Center & Bay Ridge Connects Updates & Program Schedule

Register for Online Aging Mastery Class
presented by the National Council on Aging in collaboration with Kingsborough Community College and in partnership with the Bay Ridge Center. The 10-session program starts on Tues., May 26. Click here for more details or to register email: Susan Lavin at Kingsborough Community College or call 718-368-5079.

Online Meetups and Classes
To participate you need a mobile phone, tablet. laptop, or computer with an internet connection; or, join by telephone if you don't have an internet connection. For information and schedule please click here.

Update from MTA Bridges and Tunnels
Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
Improvement & Upgrades Projects

As you know, there are two Verrazzano-Narrows (VN) Bridge projects underway. The 92nd St./Gowanus Expressway eastbound corridor improvements; and the westbound Brooklyn upper level approach roadway reconstruction.
 
The challenging circumstances of the current Covid-19 crisis have resulted in reduced traffic volume, to the degree that the MTA Bridges and Tunnels contractor was able to move a lot of originally scheduled nighttime work to daytime hours. In particular, the Gowanus/92nd St work required lane closures that could not otherwise have been supported in the daytime under normal traffic conditions. Most of this work is now moving ahead during the daytime thereby reducing overnight noise disruptions. The exception was recent work over the Fort Hamilton Army Base entrance that could not be permitted during the daytime; fortunately, that section of work has concluded. Some overnight operations will always be necessary, for safety and logistical reasons. A Contractor hotline has been set up to receive calls about Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge construction work: 718-448-1282.  

The second project, on the Brooklyn westbound approach to the upper level of the VN Bridge, is also moving along.  This work requires demolition of the existing original (c.1960s) ramp deck.  The positive news it that due to reduced traffic the contractor combined two stages of construction into one, thereby shaving off about five months of work in all.  Also, the saw cutting of concrete will be happening during the daytime, with the less noisy removal of slabs during the overnights.  To accommodate this acceleration, the westbound approach from the Gowanus to the upper level will be reduced to one lane, which is sufficient to handle capacity based on conservative traffic counts.  This combined stage with the single-lane maintained will last through August, depending on progress.  Motorists will notice a shift to the one lane approaching the Upper Level this week!

Rehabilitation of 79th Street Bridge overpass to be completed by May 2020
During the summer of 2019, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) began construction activities on the 79th Street bridge over the Gowanus Expressway (I-278). The project’s scope of work included the replacement of the bridge deck, bearings and piers, as well as drainage improvements. To accommodate the flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, a temporary bridge was installed adjacent to 79th Street to reduce the number of daily lane closures and overall work operations.

Rehabilitation work is expected to be completed over the next few weeks. Once completed traffic is scheduled to be transferred back to the original crossing location. The removal of the temporary bridge structure and final restoration of the adjacent areas will follow the opening of the new structure.

Further updates will be provided in upcoming weeks.

This work is part of a $78 million project to rehabilitate five I-278 bridges in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

79th Street Overpass Reopens Thursday, May 14, 2020

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists and pedestrians that the 79th Street Bridge over the Gowanus Expressway (near the intersection of 7th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn) will reopen to vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning on or about Thursday morning, May 14th, 2020 at approximately 6 a.m. The temporary bridge structure that has been in use since September of 2019 will be dismantled. Motorists and pedestrians should follow signage at this location.

Please note that in order to completely remove the temporary bridge from the project site with the minimal overall disruption to pedestrian and traffic flow, on both 7th Avenue and the Gowanus Expressway, the renovated 79th Street Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for four days and nights during the week of May 26th (weather permitting).

NYS DOT Temporary Closure 79th Street Bridge over Gowanus Expressway

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that the 79th Street Bridge over the Gowanus Expressway will be fully closed to vehicular traffic from Tuesday evening, May 26th at 10:00 pm, and will reopen by Saturday evening, May 30th at 11:59 pm.

It will remain open to pedestrian traffic.
More Information Here

Further updates will be provided in upcoming weeks.

This work is part of a $78 million project to rehabilitate five I-278 bridges in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

DEPARTMENT OF HEATH NEWS. NEW YORKERS CAN CALL 855-491-2667 TO FACILITATE CLAIMING PAID SICK LEAVE

   

APRIL 30, 2020 — New Yorkers who have had to miss work because they were sick because of COVID-19 can claim paid sick leave and use the City’s Call Center to obtain the necessary medical documentation. For additional questions, see the Health Department’s FAQs (PDF)and, if needed, direct any remaining questions about how to obtain the necessary medical documentation to the City’s 311 Call Center.


Face Coverings Required to Enter Essential Businesses


CB10 created a simple poster at the request of some storefront businesses to remind customers that face coverings are required upon entry to prevent COVID-19 community spread.  Please feel free to share.  Click here to print your own copy.  For further information regarding Governor Cuomo's Executive Order please read here.


Affordable Senior Housing Open for Applications 

Community Board Ten would like to inform you that applications are now being accepted for affordable housing for NORTHEASTERN TOWERS ANNEX APARTMENTS,161-11 132ND Avenue Guy R Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11434. Applications are being accepted on Housing Connect until the deadline date of 06/24/2020 and paper applications must be post marked no later than above mentioned deadline date.

Download the Northeastern Towers Annex Apartments Flyer
Download the Northeastern Towers Annex Apartments Letter

NYS Fatality Support Mission
The American Red Cross across the regions of New York State have developed a program in response to COVID-19 to support individuals and families who have lost family members to death as a result of COVID-19.

The following links to an online intake form can be submitted by a family member, a friend who thinks someone needs help, or an agency on behalf of the family. For those without access to the needed online technology, the phone number will link the caller to an intake person who will assist with the initial steps for getting assistance.


Phone: 585-957-8187
*The program is expected to operate for as long as families will benefit from the service or through the month of September.

Online Marriage Licenses

All couples who want to get married in New York State must obtain a Marriage License. Prior to Executive Order No. 202.20, signed by Governor Cuomo, the law required that New Yorkers complete the process of obtaining a marriage license in person. This reequirement was waived. The new system will allow couples to virtually schedule and attend an appointment with the City Clerk's office, securely upload required documents for the marriage license to the City Clerk's office, and upload the signed license for submission to the City Clerk once the ceremony is complete. 

The system is expected to go live in the first week of May. New Yorkers who would like to obtain a marriage license will soon be able to do so by visiting nyc.gov/Cupid or cityclerk.nyc.gov.

Verrazzano Narrows Bridge &
Gowanus Expressway Approach
Safety and Capital Improvement Projects     
Gowanus Expressway Approach Improvements
(Eastbound)

Work will commence next week to improve traffic flow and safety merges exiting the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge from 92nd Street (Eastbound) toward Fort Hamilton Parkway.

This will unfortunately involve periodic overnight work with some possible noise impacts to the nearby residential area. Work is expected to be completed in 2021.
Community Board 10 will send out regular updates to notify residents as information becomes available.
Scope of the Project
Improve Gowanus Expressway from 92nd Street to Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Add a lane on mainline Eastbound (B’klyn-bound) from 92nd St to FHP Exit
Widen Fort Hamilton Pkwy Exit to two lanes
Relocate 92nd St on-ramp merge downstream
Signage improvements Westbound (SI-bound)
Traffic Management
Most work behind permanent barrier
Off-peak lane closures as needed
Benefits
Eliminate forced merge
Improve traffic flow and safety
Alleviate back-ups on bridge
Enhanced motorist experience

Verrazzano Narrows Bridge Replacement
of Upper Level Approaches and Anchorage Decks

Scope
  • Replace original 1960s concrete deck
  • Strengthen steel superstructure and upgrade load requirements to current standards for heavy trucks
  • Improve seismic performance
  • Replace roadway lighting with new LED
  • Replace electrical wiring
  • Replace fire standpipe
  • New drainage

Traffic Management

  • All lanes (3+ HOV) operate in peak travel direction utilizing moveable barrier
  • Maintain 2 lanes off-peak direction
  • Contractor incentives / disincentives for shorter duration

A contractor hotline has been set up to receive calls about Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge construction work: 718-448-1282. 

Gowanus Expressway Improvements, through late Spring:
The first stage of this work is in in the median area, and  Note that the subsequent stages of work (starting Summer) will be primarily done behind barriers during the daytime hours, although there will still be some noise-producing night work even then, though less.

Verrazzano Narrows Bridge/Gowanus Expressway Construction Update:

With the current work from home mandate in place and lighter daytime vehicular traffic, there has been a change to the schedule of work on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge/Gowanus Expressway construction project.  While there will always be some night operation required for this project, the amended work permit allows some of the more noise-producing work during the daytime with a traffic lane closure in place to accommodate the work.  This will help reduce construction noise during the overnight shift.  Once the next state of construction begins, work will be behind a permanent barrier, so the daytime lane closure will not be necessary. 

The revised permit includes the following, but is not limited to:

East bound and West bound single lane closure from 9 am to 5 pm - traffic will be monitored.  If at any point the traffic starts to build up, the closure will be removed.

West Bound closure Friday night into Saturday morning at 9:00 am. 

These closures will be revisited every two weeks and modified accordingly.  If the work from home mandate is lifted, traffic will return to normal and an 8 hour daytime East Bound lane closure may no longer be feasible.

Mayor Bill deBlasio has declared a State of Emergency for New York City

Stay Connected with Department Of Health for updates on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by clicking on the link provided below

Please click on the link provided below for the Department of Health Advisory Use of Face Masks

Kings County DA Office - Important resource information can be found here

Animal Care Centers of NY
The Animal Care Centers of NYC provides valuable information for anyone who may be concerned about pet safety during this time and great resource information if you are looking to adopt.  Please click on link provided below for information.


COVID-19 Food Assistance Resources
During the COVID-19 public health crisis, New York City is taking steps to make sure every New Yorker has access to the food they need. 

For Food Help in NYC please click on the link provided below

Map of free food resources across the city, including food pantries and Grab & Go meals at NYC Schools, available for all children or adults in need.

FREE MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED IN BAY RIDGE
Every Monday and Thursday 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

State Sentor Andrew Gounardes
District Office
8018 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11209

Local Businesses Open to Serve You

Community Board Ten appreciates the hard work and dedication of all local essential retail businesses who continue to serve the communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton during this unprecedented time.


Notification Details:

National Grid Planned Infrastructure Replacement
In the upcoming weeks, National Grid has planned construction in your district and this notification will provide information on the project.  This work is required due to the pending replacement of existing municipal facilites (i.e., water, sewer, catch basins, sidewalks, etc.).  If you seek additional information, please reference the following:

Construction due to: Encroachment
Reference Number: SECBRKR02

Construction Details:

Scope: 50'
Typical Trench Width: 2'
Approximately Duration (days): 60

Locations:

On Street: Colonial Road
Cross Street 1: 70th Street
Cross Street 2: Intersection

What to expect during construction:

Typically, work performed by National Grid will begin with the installation of new gas pipe either in the street or sidewalk.  The excavation required will be backfilled at the end of each day.  Steel plates will be used to cover any excavations left open allow vehicular traffic, and provide access to driveways, steps, and walkways. 

The entire work area will be kept clean and orderly, and attempts will be made to keep noise, dust, and debris to a minimum.  All material required on site will be stored neatly in designated areas. 

All or part of your gas service may have to be replaced.  In order to complete this work, we must gain access to your home at the point where the service enters the building (basement, crawlspace, etc.).  If this is the case, you will be contacted by a National Grid representative to make an appointment. 

Restoration:

Some excavations may need to remain open until all gas services have been transferred, at which point the old main will be retired and the openings backfilled. 

All street & sidewalk surfaces affected by the construction will be repaved to ensure a smooth surface.  Temporary asphalt pavement will be used until all National Grid work is complete and permanent restoration can be performed. 

Concrete openings should be restored within 21 days, with the exception of work done in mid-winter.  Some delays may occur due to inclement weather or when the temperature is too cold to pour concrete. 

 

National Grid Work
71st St from Shore Rd To Narrows Avenue

National Grid expects to begin work in early May on 71st Street from Shore Road to Narrows Avenue to replace a 20 feet section of 6” cast iron gas main that was encroached by recent work by the city. This work will not involve entering customers’ homes as no gas services will be involved. 

Construction due to: Encroachment
Reference Number: SECBRKR02

Construction Details:

Scope: 50'
Typical Trench Width: 2'
Approximately Duration (days): 60

Locations:

On Street: 71st Street
Cross Street 1: Shore Road
Cross Street 2: Narrows Avenue

What to expect during construction:

Typically, work performed by National Grid will begin with the installation of new gas pipe either in the street or sidewalk.  The excavation required will be backfilled at the end of each day.  Steel plates will be used to cover any excavations left open allow vehicular traffic, and provide access to driveways, steps, and walkways. 

The entire work area will be kept clean and orderly, and attempts will be made to keep noise, dust, and debris to a minimum.  All material required on site will be stored neatly in designated areas. 

All or part of your gas service may have to be replaced.  In order to complete this work, we must gain access to your home at the point where the service enters the building (basement, crawlspace, etc.).  If this is the case, you will be contacted by a National Grid representative to make an appointment. 

Restoration:

Some excavations may need to remain open until all gas services have been transferred, at which point the old main will be retired and the openings backfilled. 

All street & sidewalk surfaces affected by the construction will be repaved to ensure a smooth surface.  Temporary asphalt pavement will be used until all National Grid work is complete and permanent restoration can be performed. 

Concrete openings should be restored within 21 days, with the exception of work done in mid-winter.  Some delays may occur due to inclement weather or when the temperature is too cold to pour concrete.

X27 and X28 Service Changes Effective April 7th

Express Buses will be making all local stops Downtown & Midtown.  This will replace service currently on the X37 & X38.
For an up to date X27 & X28 ride schedule please click on the link provided below.

Please click on the link provided below for the MTA Essential Service Changes

Bay Ridge Center and Bay Ridge Connects
Bay Ridge Center and Bay Ridge Connects wants seniors to get connected.  They are inviting seniors who are currently unable to be together in person to get together virtually.  Please visit their website here.

Tax Day will now be July 15, 2020

Taxpayers can file & make payments by July 15 without penalties by clicking on the link provided below

Census 2020.. Do not wait.. please complete form today..
NYC Census 2020 is an organizing initiative established by Mayor deBlasio to ensure a complete and accurate count for all New Yorkers in the 2020 Census.

The Census is the count of every person in the United States. It is vital for determining each state's representation in Congress and the distribution of $650 billion in federal funding for critical programs like public education, public housing, roads, bridges and more.

In Community District Ten - the Bay Ridge area had an average self-response of 62.1%. Dyker Heights a 56.5% and Fort Hamilton a 60.5% average self-response while national average was 76%.

Community Board Ten District Office has important Census 2020 information at the District Office and will assist in this effort by helping to disseminate information to residents hoping to improve the response submissions in Community District 10.

To apply for the Census please click here or call 844-330-2020.

It means billions billions for NYC's future, including for health care.  It takes juat a few minutes, and all responses are confidential and protected by law.

In partnership with NYC Census 2020, Seamless is giving away ten $1,000.00 gift cards to New Yorkers who complete the 2020 Census.  In order to qualify, an individual must first complete the census for thei household, then register for the contest by offering proof to NYC Census 2020 of having done so and providing up to 250 characters about what winning  would mean to them.  Enter at nyc.gov/CensusContest. 

DSNY Collection Information

DSNY is operating on a normalcollection schedule, however, there may be delays in collection.  Please continue to place your refuse out as you normally would for collection.

NEW:  DOE Regional Enrichment Centers now offering childcare for Grocery, Food, and Pharmacy Workers

Beginning March 27th The NYC Department of Education (DOE) Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) will now also serve grocery, food and pharmacy workers.

For our community members who are serving in these vital roles and have no other means of childcare, the DOE is setting up Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs).  RECs are open and operate from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and will ensure that students have access to remote learning as well as various art, music, and other activities.

If your child is a New York City resident and you would like to enroll in one of these centers, please complete the REC Enrollment form at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5518161/REC-Enrollment-Form.  Please complete this form for each child you are seeking to enroll.  You will then receive an email confirming your child's center assignment.

Thank you for your service in keeping our city safe.  We look forward to supporting you and ensuring your children are in a safe, enriching space!

For the Latest information from Department of Health https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page

Guidance for Schools, Businesses and Facilities

In addition to taking steps to protect yourself, learn how you can help keep COVID-19 from spreading in the following types of public facilities in your community:

For more information and guidance on these topics, see CDC's Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities webpage.

Learn how businesses with the ability to source or make products to support the COVID-19 response can help.

Look Ahead Notice- Owls Head Project -HWK1048G for 6/1/2020 to 6/5/2020

Brooklyn Army Terminal Parking

  •   Saw cut and demo Retaining Wall 
  •   Patch Retaining Wall (section that is already poured)
2nd Avenue between 58th Street and 65th Street   
  •   Sewer work at the intersection of 64th Street
  •   MPT maintenance
Wakeman Place Between Sedgwick Place and Ridge Blvd 
  •   MPT maintenance  
***Confirmed: Restored Parking on Wakeman Place between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road
We appreciate your patience as we rebuild the NYC infrastructure.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you...

Christopher Fields
Community Construction Liaison
NYC Department of Design and Construction
Owls Head Brooklyn Greenway Project: HWK1048G
705 39th St. Suite 10
Brooklyn, NY 11232
O: 347-799-1573
F: 347-799-1585
DDC Website: www.nyc.gov/ddc
DDC Video: www.nyc.gov/webuild

Bay Ridge Seniors.. have you heard about Bay Ridge Connects?

A new storefront community center for adults Age 60 +    

Bay Ridge Connects is a storefront community center for adults aged 60+ in Bay Ridge. It is an outgrowth of the Bay Ridge Center. It is situated in a newly renovated storefront space located at 7609 3rd Avenue.

To learn more about the program and see an upcoming event calendar, please click here.

March 1, 2020
New York State Plastic Bag Ban
and Paper Bag Fee Go into Effect!!!
      
On March 1, 2020, New York State’s law banning single-use plastic carryout bags takes effect. In New York City, businesses will also be required to collect a 5-cent fee on paper carryout bags from customers. The ban and fee are efforts to reduce the use of wasteful single-use bags and their negative impact on the environment.

You can avoid paying the fee by bringing your own reusable bags to stores. Stores are required to sell reusable bags for customers. Enforcement of the plastic bag ban has been delayed and will now begin on May 17th. You can also get a free reusable bag from giveaways sponsored by the Department of Sanitation. Learn more here.

DSNY has provided a limited amount of free reusable bags to the District Office at 8119 5th Avenue.

Community Board Ten 2020 General Board Meeting Schedule
Meetings begin 7:00 pm
*Please be advised limited parking in lot
May 18, 2020 - Zoom Platform - YouTube Livestream Link - https://youtu.be/QBCSclb4ZBQ
June 15, 2020 - Via Zoom Platform
September 21, 2020 - Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road
October 19, 2020 - Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway
November 16, 2020 - Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway
December 21, 2020 - Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road

Gas Main and Watermain Replacement Work
Dyker Heights

National Grid is currently performing work to upgrade National Grid infrastructure along several locations in Dyker Heights. The work is due to an upcoming DDC contract, BEDA003 which is a watermain replacement project. National Grid is currently replacing all the gas mains that will be involved in the upcoming water main replacement under BEDA003. Further information about the watermain replacement project will be made available in the upcoming weeks. The locations include:
  • 66th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue
  • 67th Street between 7th and 9th Avenue
  • Bay Ridge Avenue between 7th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
  • 8th Avenue between Bay Ridge Avenue and 67th Street
  • 13th Avenue between 70th and 71st Street

DOT Update:

The New York City Department of Transportation will be installing a new Traffic Signal at the intersection of 10th Avenue at 73rd Street by April 30th 2020.

CPR, A.E.D. & First Aid Training - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 3pm at 216 Wakeman Place 2nd Floor. 
For more information please call (718) 759-9013 or email Aforumforlife@aol.com.

NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS
Customer Service Night in Brooklyn
Every Tuesday from 4 to 7pm

If you are a homeowner, tenant, small business owner or building manager, the New York City Department of Buildings encourages you to visit your local borough office where staff can answer your questions and provide the information you need to:
Plan for a new home renovation or construction project
Address an open violation on your property
Obtain more information and records about a property
Permits, construction codes, zoning regulations, sign offs, certificates of occupancy questions, place of assembly, equipment installations, etc.
Staff, plan examiners and inspectors are on hand to help. NO appointment needed. Brooklyn Borough Office is 210 Joralemon Street 8th Floor.

NYC PARKS Tree Risk Management Policy

In 2017, NYC Parks tree risk management program established priorities for street trees based on inspection results.

The goal of the program is to help NYC Parks Department address immediately hazardous trees in danger of falling or large branches and lower priority smaller branches that may be falling or have fallen can longer about 90 to 180 days to remove.

The service request policy consists of 3 steps:

Service Request to 311
NYC Parks will inspect tree (work order is formed based on they type of work needed and priority level)
Priority is based on inspection criteria. Those in need of immediate attention will be handled first.

For more information about NYC Parks Tree Risk Management Program please click on the link provided below.

NYC DOT
Bicycle Lane Markings

NYC DOT has notified Community Board Ten that during the next few weeks bike lane markings will be installed on new designated routes.
NYC DOT will implement safety improvements and expand the bicycle network to create new neighborhood connections at the following locations:

Standard bicycle lanes and shared lane markings on:

• 11th Ave. southbound from 62nd to 86th St.
• 10th Ave. northbound from 62nd to 86th St.
• Ridge Blvd. southbound from 66th St. to Marine Ave.
• 64th St. from 7th to 14th Ave.
• 66th St. from 7th to 14th Ave.
• Bay Ridge Parkway from Shore Rd. to 14th Ave.
• Ovington Ave. Bridge
• 84th St. from Colonial to 14th Ave.
• 85th St. from Narrows Ave. to 14th Ave.
• 62nd St. from 10th Ave to 11th Ave.
• Dyker Pl. from 84th St. to 85th St

For more details please click on the link provided below.

The New York City Community Health Profiles 

The New York City Community Health Profiles capture important health data for all 59 community districts. The profiles help the New York City Department of Health assess how much health can vary by neighborhood. The profiles also show how important community resources, and funding to create and sustain these resources are to health outcomes. Below is a link to Community District 10 Health Profile.
NYPD Crime Prevention Division Info on Senior Scams
Community Board Ten has learned of recent phone scams involving local senior citizens. In this particular phone scam, a caller identifying himself as the senior's grandchild asked that money be wired to an account. Sadly, criminals often target seniors using deceptive scams. Please take time to share tips prepared by the NYPD's Crime Prevention Division.

Please share the below link to the Crime Prevention Book For Seniors produced by the NYPD Crime Prevention Division. Thank you!!

The 3rd Avenue Merchants Need Your Help!
Since the Summer of 2018, the Steering Committee who represents property owners, business owners, residents and community members on 3rd avenue in Bay Ridge, has been meeting regularly to try and create a Third Avenue Bay Ridge Business Improvement District (BID). The committee believes that a 3rd avenue BID will help, improve and further develop the avenue and community for the better in the future. The mission for the 3rd avenue BID will be market businesses, public events, focus on the appearance of the avenue, and create a safe environment for people. 

The ballot to vote on the formation of a Business Improvement District is LIVE! 

To support the future for a 3rd Avenue BID, Vote by visiting the website provided below

OMNY Payment Information:

Please keep in mind that if you are using the OMNY payment system on the Staten Island buses or the Lexington line, you will not receive a free transfer to another bus line or subway entrance as you would if you had used a MetroCard as payment.  Other bus lines and subway stations are not yet equipped with OMNY technology, so you would have to pay another fare with your MetroCard if you are transferring.

Please see the information below regarding MTA's new OMNY Fare Payment System, which is being rolled out on May 31st for Staten Island buses and Lexington line 4, 5 & 6 trains.  This affects Staten Island bound buses leaving from the Community Board 10 area.  MetroCards will still be accepted until OMNY is completely in place throughout the entire MTA system (expected 2023).

Please take a moment to view the videos to familiarize yourself with the new payment system.

This Friday, May 31st, we will launch our new fare payment system, OMNY, on all Staten Island buses and the Lexington Line 456 trains (between 42nd Street-Grand Central and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center stations).

In southern Brooklyn, this means that the S53, S93, and the S79-SBS will all take OMNY payments (for Full Fare and Pay-Per-Ride). Customers will still be able to use MetroCards.

In preparation for the launch, we’ve put together informational videos on where and how to use OMNY. You can view all four videos by using the links below. You can also visit the OMNY website for more information and updates. 

Become A Citizen:

FREE Saturday Citizenship Events

Experienced immigration attorneys and volunteers will help you fill out your citizenship application.

For and appointment, Call 646-664-9400

68th Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) Program 

Neighborhood Coordination Officers, or NCOs, are your local problem solvers.  They spend all their working hours within the confines of their assigned sectors, actively engaging with local community members and residents.  They get to know the neighborhood, its people, and its problem extremely well. 

Use the link provided below to find your sector and your NCOs, by putting in your address in the search bar of the map.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/68th-precinct.page

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Raccoon Baiting in Brooklyn and Queens

On September 7th the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cornell University will install bait stations containing oral rabies vaccines in Brooklyn and Queens. The City has allowed the use of oral rabies vaccines on public properties. Bait stations will be installed in parks and other wooded areas. This will help vaccinate raccoons against rabies and does not pose a serious health risk for people or pets. The vaccine bait is a liquid contained in small packages that are the size of ketchup packets. People should not touch these bait packets. Touching the liquid vaccine could cause a rash. The bait is not harmful to pets and cannot cause rabies. If pets find it, do not try to take it away from them. For general questions about the Wildlife Oral Rabies Vaccination Program you can contact Cornell University at (607) 253-3060.

DSNY Launches New Appointment Service to Schedule Large Bulk Pickups, Will Allow for More Timely Collections

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia today announced the official launch of a new and innovative appointment system designed to help DSNY more efficiently collect large non-recyclable bulky items such as sofas, mattresses, and large wooden furniture.< New Yorkers can now arrange for timely bulk pickup appointments online or by calling 311. “We’ve heard New Yorkers’ concerns regarding how to place out large bulky items for collection around the city,” said Commissioner Garcia. “Between July 2016 and June 2017, New Yorkers made nearly S90,000 calls to 311 to inquire about collection of large bulky items. Recognizing that we had implemented a hugely successful e-waste pickup program on Staten Island, we modeled our large bulky item collection service along the same principles,” she added. The new service is designed for items that are larger than four (4) feet by three (3) feet, such as sofas and bulky wooden furniture that can be lifted by two workers and be able to fit inside a Sanitation collection truck. “We always encourage New Yorkers to donate furniture and other items that they no longer want but that potentially can be reused by others,” said Commissioner Garcia. To find convenient donation centers and non-profit partners, visit the DonateNYC website. This service does not apply to items that require special handling, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, TVs, computers, and other electronics. To learn how to properly recycle or dispose of those items, visit the DSNY website or call 311. Also, metal, glass and rigid plastic items, including bedframes, patio furniture, and filing cabinets, should still be placed out for recycling collection after 4 p.m. the night before your scheduled recycling day. Some helpful tips:

  • Do not block foot traffic or place items in the street or in front of another property.
  • If you have more than six (6) large items for collection, schedule additional appointments.
  • Place your large items curbside after 4 pm the night before your appointment.
  • Mattresses/box springs should be placed in a plastic bag before setting out at curbside to prevent the spread of bed bugs and avoid a $100 fine.
  • NYC Ferry

    For details regarding the NYC Ferry, South Brooklyn Route please click here for the Modified Winter Schedule Effective on 03/23/2020

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    Block Party Guidelines

    View the Block Party Guidelines

    DSNY Snow Removal Information

    NYC Department of Transportation
    Alternate Side Parking Calendar 2020
        
    Alternate Side Parking Regulations may be suspended from time to time because of snow, inclement weather or other emergencies. NYC DOT provides a list of Alternate Side Parking Suspension Days for the calendar year as well as a list of parking rule suspensions for 6 Major Holidays including Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day.

    NYC DOT has provided the District Office with the 2020 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar. To request a wallet calendar, please email our office at bk10@cb.nyc.gov OR download a copy by clicking on the link provided below.

    Brooklyn Public Library Volunteer Opportunities

    Please click here to view the flyer for Volunteer opportunities available at the Brooklyn Public Libraries

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    DSNY Reminder about placing garbage for pickup

    Reminder - all garbage and recycling must be placed curbside after 5:00 pm on the night before your scheduled pickup day. There are times when the Sanitation Department must alter their schedule and will possibly pick up on the overnight shift or in the very early hours of your scheduled pick up day. (Posted: January 22, 2016)

    DOT Bicycle Network within Community Board Ten

    Animal Care Centers of NYC

    Please view information regarding Animal Care Centers of NYC (formerly Animal Care & Control of NYC). (Posted: September 21, 2015)

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    Immigration Advocacy Services

    Please view the flyers below for information on Immigration Advocacy Services that are available. (Posted: September 17, 2015)