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Notification issued 08-21-2019 at 12:00 PM. 24 Fighter Jet Aircraft will be conducting a military flyover on the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazzano Bridge on 8/22 at 9:30 AM. The aircraft will fly at approximately 2,500-3,000 ft.

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Community Updates:

N express service between 59th Street and 36th Street on 4th Avenue will be restored on Monday, July 29th at 5am.
Please visit website below for more information:
https://new.mta.info/nexpress

Fort Hamilton Parkway N Train Station Reopens
    
After 2 years of restoration construction of the N train line, the Fort Hamilton Parkway N train station entrance at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 62 Street reopened. Renovations included new staircases, lighting, paint, artwork, better safety features and new communications systems.

The 8th Avenue Station is near complete with Manhattan Bound Elevator set to be completed later this year.
remaining!"

Calling All Shakespeare Fans! August 24th
brooklynONE Production at Owls Head Park

    
Next week Brooklynone Productions presents Shakespeare in the Park
"The Taming of the Shrew" at Owl's Park!

When: August 24th, 2019
Times: 12 P.M., 3 P.M., and 6 P.M.
Where: Owl's Park - Colonial Road & 68 St &, Shore Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11220   

Puppetmobile coming to Owl's Head Park on Friday, September 13, 2019 
Please visit the website below for more information at City Parks Foundation
https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/bessies-big-shot-53/?date=20190913

SUNY Downstate Urgent Care Center
Closed


SUNY Downstate Medical University has closed its Urgent Care Center at 9036 7th Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It has not been operating since a fire occurred last September.

This closure will not affect the Ambulatory Surgery Center that is located on the 1st floor at the same location.

CONTACT
To acquire medical records
Medical Records Department at SUNY Downstate Medical University
(718)- 270-2891 or (718)- 270-1845

Construction Notice:

National Grid Construction Notification 

Pending National Grid Proactive Main Replacement work at the following locations is expected to begin the week of July 22nd and last for approximately 90 days.  Signs will be posted ain advance on impacted strets and a Customer Notification Letter will also be distributed.  The scope of the project is the installation fo a 6' main.  The typical trench width will be 3'.

Locations are:

10th Avenue 81 - 83 Streets

11th Avenue from 81st to 83rd Street

12th Avenue from 82nd to 83rd Street

76th Street from 3rd Avenue to ridge Blvd.

82nd Street from 7th to 12th Avenue

For more details please click on links below:

Please click here to view flyer NO. 1
Please click here to view flyer NO. 2

National Grid Construction Notification
                       
  
     
Notificaton Details:
                                           
In the coming 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 facilities (i.e., water, sewer, catch basins, sidewalks, etc.).  If you seek additional information, please reference the following:                                       
                                       
Construction due to: CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION
Billing Unit: 201
Reference Number: Encroachment
Community Board: 10
                                      
Scope: 51 ft
Typical Trench Width: 2 ft
Approx. Duration [days]: 30   
Locations - 76th Street, 3rd Avenue and Ridge Boulevard    

Scope: 250 
Typical Trench Width: 2 ft
Approx. Duration [days]: 90
Locations - 80th Street, 3rd Avenue and Ridge Boulevard  

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 Dyker Heights infrastructure upgrades begin next week July 15, 2019.

National Grid has notified Community Board Ten that replacement of National Grid infrastructure will commence next week at the following locations:
1.    73rd Street between 12th Avenue and 14th Avenue
2.    13th Avenue Bay Ridge Parkway to 76 Street
3.    13th Avenue 72nd Street to 74th Street

This work is required due to the pending replacement of existing municipal facilities (i.e., water, sewer)   

National Grid Construction Projects

National Grid will be installing new infrastructure at the following locations in the upcoming weeks:

The intersection on 76th Street and 11th Avenue
Narrows Avenue between 79th Street and 78th Street
65th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 13th Avenue

The work is needed due to the pending replacement of aging infrastructure.
          
WNET  livestream of  the Community Board Ten's  General Board Meeting from Monday,May 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Knights of Columbus, Columbian Room, 1305 86th Street

Below is the link from the meeting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXimhmgFN2Y&feature=youtu.be

Summer DOT Milling/Paving Schedule
The New York City Department of Transportation will mill and pave the following locations during the summer of 2019.


86th Street - Shore Road to Fort Hamilton Parkway
Fort Hamilton Parkway - 62nd Street to Bay Ridge Parkway
64th Street - 9th Avenue to 14th Avenue


NYC DOT
Street Milling & Resurfacing
Begins Monday, August 19th


Milling of 86th Street from Shore Road to 4th Avenue will begin on Monday, August 19, 2019. Signs will be posted on local streets. Any vehicle that remains parked will be relocated, generally within three blocks. DOT encourages owners who are not able to locate their vehicle, they may call 311 or the 68th Police Precinct at 718-439-3211.

Important Updates:

School Safety Improvements Protected bicycle Lane
7th Avenue Southbound -65th Street to 84th Street
Installation in July 2019


NYC DOT will be making school safety improvements along 7th Avenue southbound from 65th Street to 84th Street in July 2019. 
DOT will be installing:
-Two-way barrier-protected bike lane
-Shared pedestrian and bicycle connection
-Leading pedestrian intervals and bike intervals
-Standard bike lane
-Curbside bike lane

More information about this project can me found by clicking the link provided below:
DOT Project Information available in English, Arabic and Chinese


Construction Updates:

7th Avenue Southbound
Protected Bike Lane -Construction Underway!
65th Street to 84th Street
The 7th Avenue Southbound protected bicycle lane from 65th Street to 84th Street is currently under construction. You will notice new street markings and concrete barriers along this stretch of roadway. The addition of a bi-directional protected bicycle lane was part of the Department of Transportation's school safety improvement plan along the 7th Avenue southbound corridor.

DOT notified the District Office that a few changes from the original plan were necessary. An All Way Stop Sign on the east side of 7th Avenue between 66th Street and 67th Street was installed. In addition, two parking spaces were eliminated here to enhance visibility for motorists turning onto 7th Avenue Southbound.

NYC Foam Ban In Effect:

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY), New York City Department of Health (DOHMH), and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) will now be carrying out the rules and regulations of the NYC Foam Ban. The ban started on July 1, 2019 and fines will be given to establishments if they are found in violation. Businesses such as stores, food services and mobile food establishments cannot sell or possess foam food containers such as foam takeout clam shells, cups, plates, bowls, trays, and coolers. Also manufactures, distributors, and stores may no longer sell or offer for sale loose fill foam packaging in the city.


For more information click on the link below:
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/resources/recycling-and-garbage-laws/collection-setout-laws-for-business/foam-ban

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 below
https://www.makeabidonthird.com/vote


Important Note:

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.

Welcome to OMNY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUFQKdnTl9Q

Where to Use OMNY: May 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of6_X-Yy2rU&list=PLZHkn788ZQJOiaWX7PfIG-nye7BZGhjD_

How to Use OMNY: Contactless Cards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv6vQMrWhz4&list=PLZHkn788ZQJPkHBnqZWM7Q5WmfZYkpAYp

How to Use OMNY: Digital Wallets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrq7O0qKRls&list=PLZHkn788ZQJPkHBnqZWM7Q5WmfZYkpAYp
 
Once again, MetroCard will remain in place until OMNY is available everywhere. The OMNY rollout will be complete in 2023.

Visit the DSNY:

Make Compost, Not Trash Campaign Headquarters
8511 5th Avenue 11209

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Make Compost, Not Trash Campaign has announced the opening of its local office at 8511 5th Avenue.
The Make Compost, Not Trash Campaign will be hosting several events that are free but registration is required. The team is encouraging all residents in Community Board Ten to stop by their office and learn how to participate in the curbside organics collection program. Free leaf bags, kitchen containers, and one pound bags of compost are available. You can also learn how NYC food scraps and yard waste are recycled into finished compost.

Recycle Your Yard Waste:

Instead of letting plants, leaves, twigs and grass rot in a landfill, DSNY turns them into compost.
To learn more about compost and easy options for curbside pickup click on link below.

Please view flyer for more details from DSNY

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
Please view flyer for more details

Upcoming Events:

9/19/2019 - 9/22/2019 - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church Festival
Ridge Boulevard between 84th and 86th Streets, 9 AM - 11:30 PM

9/29/2019 - 3rd Avenue Festival
3rd Avenue between Bay Ridge Avenue and 94th Streets, 8 am - 8 pm

10/26/2019 - NIA Halloween Festival

11th Avenue between 66th Street and Ovington Avenue, 10 am - 7 pm

State Senator Andrew Gounardes in Coordination with Councilman Justin Brannan Presents 2019 Summer Concerts in the Park
Tuesdays at 79th Street and Shore Road Park at 7:00 pm

August 20, 2019 - The Canny Brother's Band "Irish Night"
August 27, 2019 - Frankie Marra & His Band (Classic Rock Hits)


Locate what sector covers your area of concern on the link below

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

My Turn Program at Kingsborough Community College 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Room F219, Brooklyn, New York 11235

Kingsborough Community College offer older adults a great opportunity to attend college tuition free.
For more details please view flyer

Lifeguards wanted for summer 2019. Sign up now for a great summer job.

If you are interested in keeping New Yorkers safe at NYC Parks beaches and pools in 2019
Please view flyer for more details

Look Ahead Work Operations for: Owl's Head Greenway Project #HWK1048G (05/13/2019 - 05/17/2019) 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Brooklyn Army Terminal Parking Lot

Sidewalk closure until further notice
Mobilize formwork and assemble/install
Drill holes for dowels
Install dowels and mesh column rebar

2nd Avenue between 58th Street and 65th Street  

Sawcut and excavate in front of retaining wall

Wakeman Place Between Sedgwick Place and Ridge Boulevard
No scheduled work activity

Attention: Temporary parking is now available between Colonial Road and Bergen Street until further notice

We appreciate your patience as we rebuild NYC infrastructure.

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
E: owlsheadccl@gmail.com
DDC Website:  www.nyc.gov/ddc
DDC Video:  www.nyc.gov/webuild

Brooklyn South:  You can now request an electronics pick-up starting October 1, 2018 with NYC DSNY

Please view the flyer for details on how to request an electronics pick-up

WNET  livestream of  the Community Board Ten's  General Board Meeting from Monday,May 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Knights of Columbus, Columbian Room, 1305 86th Street
Below is the link from the meeting:
https://youtu.be/5XTqFIOr2lc

WNET  livestream of  the Community Board Ten's  General Board Meeting from Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Below is the website from the meeting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VKRwJ2QAu8

WNET  livestream of  the Community Board Ten's  General Board Meeting from Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway

Below is the website from the meeting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DbOPfWdE_Y

WNET will be livestream the Community Board Ten General Board Meeting on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Norwegian Christian Home, 1250 67th Street

Below is the link for the meeting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q-z4H-OXc8&t=1242s

WNET will be livestream the Community Board Ten General Board Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Fort Hamilton Center Center, 9941 Ft. Hamilton Parkway

Below is the website from the meeting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIL9cdET9ul

86th Street Elevator Construction at 4th Avenue:
The contractor for the 86th Street elevator project has submitted a request to perform sanitary line work at night on the west side of 4th Ave at 86th Street.  The work will last for one month starting Sept 24th.

During the day, all noisy activities would take place:  Concrete sidewalk demolition with jackhammers (sawcutting has already been completed).  The work will take place within the sidewalk area.  In order to maintain pedestrian accessibility,  a barricaded walkway in the street will be in place in addition to maintaining a reduced width on the sidewalk.  The contractor will work with the business owners to maintain access to the street cellars. 

The following would be performed at night within noise code:
Excavation for manhole and trench locations
-Installation of sheeting
-Setting of pipe and manholes

Doing this work at night will also reduce the impact to pedestrians. Noise mitigation measures will be in place as set up and approved by NYC Department of Environmental Protection. 

DOT announces increases in parking meter rates in Brooklyn starting September 4th.

The new rates are tiered and reflective of local neighborhood parking conditions including land use, density and parking demand. In Brooklyn increases will be between $.25 and $2.00/hour.
Details of the changes are posted on DOT's website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/parking-rates.shtml

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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 Summer Schedule 2019 please click here

    Block Party Guidelines

    View the Block Party Guidelines Block party flyer

    DSNY Snow Removal Information

    Please read more information from the Department of Sanitation regarding snow removal FAQ

    2019 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar

    The schedule for Alternate Side Parking suspension dates for 2019 is now available at the Community Board 10 District Office, 8119 5th Avenue. You can view the Calendar by clicking on the link below.

    Please view Calendar for ASP dates 2019

    Notification from DSNY - Bulk Pick Up Changes in Community Board Ten

    If you live in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights or Fort Hamilton there are changes in Bulk Pick Up. The Department of Sanitation uses a dual-bin truck for trash and organics collection. Due to size limitations, bulk items larger than 4 feet by 3 feet cannot be collected using dual-bin trucks. If you are throwing out bulk items larger than 4 feet by 3 feet, such as mattresses, couches, or large pieces of furniture, etc., place them out after 4PM the evening before your last scheduled collection day of each week. These items will be collected by the end of day on Saturday.

    Brooklyn Public Library Volunteer Opportunities

    Please view the flyer for Volunteer opportunities available at the Brooklyn Public Libraries.

    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 10

    View the updated DOT Bicycle Network within Community Board 10. (Posted: October 13, 2015)

    Animal Care Centers of NYC

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

    Immigration Advocacy Services

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