General Information on COVID-19 There is increasing transmission of COVID-19 in New York City and widespread transmission across the United States and in many other countries. Read about: www.nyc.gov/COVID-19
Test and Trace Corps
The NYC Test & Trace Corps is a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19.
Test– Get a COVID-19 Test and an Antibody test to know if you have been exposed to the virus. – The tests are FREE, confidential and safe. More than 200 testing sites now open. Learn more.Trace– Answer the call of the Contact Tracers – they provide support to New Yorkers who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts. Learn more.Take Care – Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones – Safely isolate in a free, comfortable and convenient hotel room or at home. Learn more.
Seasonal Flu (Influenza) As the flu and COVID-19 will likely circulate at the same time this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Learn more.
Lane Closure – Intersection of Canal Street and Hudson Street
The Port Authority is performing work related to the Holland Tunnel Sandy Repairs andResiliency Improvements Project at the intersection of Canal Street and Hudson Street beginning on Monday, January 11th. Their contractor has secured the necessary permits and will excavate a section of the right lane from Hudson Street to Canal Street (Image below) to dig test pits in support of the tunnel portal flood barrier installation. The test pits require a closure of this section of the lane for approximately 10 days.
A couple of key points:
There will be a detour for the daytime hours (7:00AM-3:00PM) for traffic turning right on Canal Street from Hudson Street.
Pedestrians will be directed to the North Side of Canal Street.
A PANYNJ Traffic Engineering analysis concluded no significant traffic concerns associated with this work.
They do not anticipate any issues related to excessive noise from this work.
Deter Package Theft
The NYPD Crime Prevention Division has provided us with a flyer to help people prevent package theft during the holiday season and beyond.
Muslim Communities Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, November 12, 2020
On Thursday, November 12th, from 6pm-8pm, the NYC Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), will be holding a Muslim Communities Virtual Town Hall to address anti-Muslim discrimination, hate crimes and xenophobic violence in NYC, particularly in light of post-election climate. Please click here to download flyer.
Featured on the panel will be representatives from Malikah to share bystander intervention resources, the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes to share guidance on reporting and Aisha Al-Adawiya to speak on empowering all Muslim New Yorkers in the face of xenophobic hate. Cosponsors for this event include Muslim Community Network, Arab American Association of NY, American Pakistani Advocacy Group, Turning Point NYC and more.
2020 Children’s Halloween Parade
Every year, Manhattan Community Board 2 and NYU host the Annual Children’s Halloween Parade, one of the city’s largest free children’s events on Halloween Day. This year, due to COVID-19, we hosted the event virtually as a video, which can be viewed below:
Invisible Hands Ballot Delivery Initiative
If you’re concerned about venturing out to vote or have concerns about your ballot making it through the mail, Invisible Hands is here to help.
10/27 (Tomorrow): NYPD 6th Precinct Community Council Meeting
The NYPD 6th Precinct Community Council ZOOM Meeting will take place Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM.
Location:To be compliant with Covid 19 meeting protocolsthis will be a telecommunication “Zoom” meeting. There will beno“in-person” meeting. You may join the meeting using the Zoom application on your device or simply dial-in as a voice only participant.
1)Youmust RSVPvia email to this email addressby 7 p.m. Tuesday October 20thto confirm your attendance and be put on a list to receive the meeting link. Please put “JOIN MEETING” in your subject line.
2) Meeting invitation includingthe link and dial in info will be sent 3 hours priorto the meeting (4pm) to your email address.
3) Allquestions must be submitted to this email address no later than 3 hours priorto the meeting (4pm)to ensure a productive and orderly meeting. Please put “MEETING QUESTION” in the subject line. We will try to accommodate late questions submitted via email but cannot promise it.
Understand that this meeting format is new for us as well, we’ll try to make it as interactive as our regular in-person meetings as possible however, we need you to adhere to the above protocols.
Join the leadership of the 6th Precinct, your neighbors and local businesses for an update on community affairs.
Thank You !
Contact information for the 6th Precinct is linked here :
Community Council meetings typically take place on the last Wednesday of each month (except July and August hiatus). We will follow up on the remaining dates for 2020 at a later point in time.
Hudson Park Library open as a Grab and Go Location
Hudson Park Library is now open as a Grab and Go location! Patrons can start placing their holds by calling the branch at 212-243-6876 or logging into their account on nypl.org and choosing “Hudson Park” as their pick-up location.
Their grab-and-go service allows patrons to pickup and return materials while safely maintaining distance from others. The process is contactless: Once your items are ready for pickup, they will immediately be checked out to your account. This way, all you have to do when you get to the library is grab your items from the holds shelf—then go! There is no need to stop by the circulation desk for checkout. The same goes for returns—rather than visiting the desk, there will be a designated bin where you can return any items you currently have.
The new hours are: Monday: 11-6; Tuesday: 11-6; Wednesday: 12-7: Thursday: 11-6; Friday: 11-5; Saturday: 11-5; Sunday: Closed.
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection has produced materials to help people understand what is and is not allowed as we continue to progress through Reopening phases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would like to announce the formation of the CB2 Equity Working Group to signify our commitment to ending the widespread systemic injustice and violence targeting Black people in America; and to share this letter — our promise to you that we will uphold racial justice within CB2.