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Panoramic View of the Upper West Side at Dusk

Panoramic View of the Upper West Side at Dusk

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Manhattan Community Board 7 Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022 can be found HERE


Donate a Device Program 

As has been well reported in the media and as has been discussed in our recent YEL resolution, thousands of students enrolled in NYC public schools have struggled to obtain working devices for use in remote learning.

CB7 is partnering with Goddard Riverside to launch a new program called “Donate a Device” with the goal of getting devices in the hands of students and youth that are in need of them.  The program will collect donated devices and related accessories, which Goddard-Riverside  will distribute to children and students who are enrolled in one of their eleven educational programs. The age range is from 3 years old to college-age, and the donated devices will allow them to have access to remote learning and remote programming.

If you’re interested in donating a device, Goddard-Riverside will be accepting devices on Tuesday, February 16th between 5-7 pm at the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, which is run by Goddard Riverside, at 250  West 65th Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenues, at the side door of the building.   As the program rolls out, we plan to schedule additional device donation days, so please stay tuned.   

Please note that these dates are only for dropping off donated devices, not to request one. 

Both laptops and tablets are needed, as well as accessories such as headsets and chargers.  Donated devices must be in good condition, and must be wiped of all personal information prior to donation.   

We’ll be posting more information on CB7’s website as the program rolls out.  If you have questions, need more information, or have any ideas about other sources for donated devices, please feel free to go to  www1.nyc.gov/site/manhattancb7 for more information.


Dear Upper West Siders

While the average infection rate in the zip codes on the Upper West Side so far has been reported by the City’s Test & Trace Corps at well below 2%, the rate is far from zero, and we are proximate to other areas of our City where the rates continue to be alarming.   

We are being reminded that continued vigilance on protecting ourselves and each other is still absolutely essential.  

With talk of a vaccine dominating the media, and the potential that some may wrongly conclude that protective measures can now be more lax, renewed attention to the “Core 4” precautions may be as crucial now as they were previously. 

The “core 4” precautions that have proven effective to date include:

Wear a mask or face covering.
Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds.
Keep physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
Stay home if sick.

We are encouraged to get tested.  There are many private locations offering Covid testing.  In addition, the NYC Health & Hospitals agency offers free testing at certain sites.  For a list of free Health & Hospitals testing sites, please visit: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites/ 

For those seeking recommendations, information and data about Covid, the pandemic, and related matters, you may want to consult the following websites:

From New York City:  https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data.page 

From New York State:  https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home 

From the CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 


Hoping we can all stay safe and healthy –

Community Board 7 





Welcome to the MCB7 website.
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The purpose of Manhattan Community Board 7 is to ensure that city services are accessible and responsive to residents, organizations, businesses, and institutions of Manhattan's Upper West Side. By hosting regular meetings open to the public, CB7 acts as a conduit for communicating events, addressing local concerns, and processing municipal applications of various sorts.

CB7 also plays an important advisory role in planning, land use, zoning, and the City budget. Our boundaries are from West 59th Street to 110th Street, and from Central Park to the Hudson River, with points of interests such as the American Museum of Natural History and Rose Center, Lincoln Center, Bloomingdale Historic District, Mahattan Valley, Columbus Circle, and Central Park.

Please consider joining our email list for updates on matters of interest to our Upper West Side community and issues to be addressed at upcoming CB7 meetings.  You can sign up for our email list by clicking here. Other than in emergencies, we aim to send no more than one email message per week, so we will endeavor not to flood your inbox.

You can also learn more about upcoming events involving CB7 by using the “Calendar of Events” button under the “Meetings” tab on the CB7 home page, which will direct you to the schedule of Committee and full Board meetings and hearings each month, with links to the respective agendas.

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