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.
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.
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 email@example.com. You can click on the link provided belw to view The NY State Liquor Authority advisory for licensees.
Safety Improvements Continue
Gowanus and VZ Bridge Deck Replacement Projects
MTA Bridges and Tunnels provided an update on the two active safety improvement construction projects.
Starting Monday evening, July 20th and for approximately three weeks, contractors will be installing protective shielding under the 92nd Street on-ramp to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge’s upper level. This work will be taking place during the overnight hours and will produce noise.
The work includes the installation of protective shielding. The hours of work for the shield installation will be from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, Monday - Friday night. Once the shielding is installed, the work will shift primarily to the daytime hours.
The Gowanus project involves widening the approach to the Fort Hamilton Parkway exit. Construction is now exclusively taking place behind barriers and all work was shifted to daytime hours, Monday through Friday. The drilling work will be noise-producing but will be limited to the daytime only for the next several weeks.
The deck replacement and concrete repair work above the Fort Hamilton Parkway/Belt Parkway on-ramp has now shifted to overnight hours due to the rising traffic volume resulting from the Phase 1 NYC reopening that took place this week on Monday, June 8th. Unfortunately there will be noise-producing work on the overnights, Monday through Friday for the next few weeks. The good news is that this project is moving ahead of schedule due to the extra work already completed when traffic was much lighter at the height of the COVID-19 shutdown.
Verrazzano Narrows Bridge Replacement
of Upper Level Approaches and Anchorage Decks
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
*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.
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
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
8018 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11209
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.
DSNY Collection Information
DSNY is operating on a normal collection 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
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
September 21, 2020 - Location TBD
October 19, 2020 - Location TBD
November 16, 2020 - Location TBD
December 21, 2020 - Location TBD
Gas Main and Watermain Replacement Work
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
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.
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!!
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.
Friday, May 31st, the new fare payment system, OMNY, was launched 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.
For details regarding the NYC Ferry, South Brooklyn Route please click here for the Modified Winter Schedule Effective on 03/23/2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org OR download a copy by clicking on the link provided below.
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)
Animal Care Centers of NYC
Immigration Advocacy Services
Please view the flyers below for information on Immigration Advocacy Services that are available. (Posted: September 17, 2015)