Welcome to Community Board 2, Queens
To report complaints, email CB 2 at email@example.com
Please visit the calendar section for information about Community Board 2 Meeting Agendas
Community 2 is reminding you that today starts the Hunters Point South affordable Housing Process.
Community Board 2 together with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, Borough President Katz, Congressman Crowley, Congresswoman Maloney, Senator Gianaris, and all colleagues in government, beginning today and running through December 15th, you will have the opportunity to apply to live in New York City's new affordable housing development. Located on the East River waterfront in Long Island City, Hunter's Point South Commons and Hunter's Point South Crossing - will bring 925 affordable residential apartments to Western Queens, with possible occupancy as early as May 2015.
For more information on the buildings please visit www.HuntersPointSouthLiving.com.
To apply for an application online you must first set up a profile on the City's Housing Connect website (www.nyc.gov/housingconnect) then fill out the online application to be entered into the lottery.
If you do not have access to a computer and would like a paper application, you can request a postcard via:
1) Community Board 2 for a postcard which you complete and send directly to Hunters Point South Living as stated on the postcard itself.
2) Send a request, Hunter's Point South Living, 1357 Broadway, Box 308, New York, NY 10018, by requesting a postcard and then they will send you a paper application
All are encouraged to apply, you have until December 15th.
Please contact CB 2 if need any further information or assistance.
Modify signal timing to maximize crossing time for pedestrians.
Install school crosswalks at all crossings to magnify pedestrians in the crosswalks.
Bus Time Comes to Brooklyn and Queens
MTA Bus Time finds the location of the next several buses that will arrive at your stop and shows you how many stops away the next bus is. The Bus Time website displays a map with moving images representing the real-time loction of buses along the routes. By checking MTA Bus Time, you can save time by going to the stop when the bus is soon to arrive.
Bus stop codes can be found online at http://www.mta/info/bustime or at bus stops on the posted Guide-A-Ride schedules. The installation of MTA Bus Time Guide-a-Ride canisters is currently in progress and will continue until May due to the vast number of stops in Brooklyn and Queens. Customers with smartphones can scan a Quick Response (QR) code that will be on all the Guide-A-Ride canisters. Or customers with cellphones can text a bus stop code or intersection to 511123 and they will receive a text back to their phone stating how many stops away their bus is.
STREET ACTIVITY PERMIT ON-LINE APPLICATIONS.
SAPO launched E-apply, the online system which allows applicants to submit applications online and pay processing fees by credit card. If you wish to apply for a street activity visit www.nyc.gov/sapo. Please note that PETITIONS AND DIAGRAMS MUST BE PROVIDED TO COMMUNITY BOARD 2 BEFORE ANY PERMITS CAN BE APPROVED.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction (MTACC) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) are currently constructing a project to bring new LIRR passenger service directly into Grand Central Terminal (GCT), augmenting the service already provided to Penn Station. This project, which is known as the East Side Access (ESA) Project, will route the LIRR through new track connections in Queens to new tunnels under Sunnyside Yard and into the existing 63rd Street Tunnel under the East River, which has space for two tracks reserved for ESA. In Manhattan, the tunnel route will extend from the existing 63rd Street Tunnel terminus at 2nd Avenue and East 63rd Street, curve south under Park Avenue at 61st Street, pass below the 60th Street tunnels of the N and R subway, stay deep below the Metro-North tunnels as they approach GCT, enter a new terminal under GCT, and extend along Park Avenue to approximately 37th Street. Additional information on the project is available at www.mta.info/capconstr/esas/index.html.
Message from the Chair Joseph Conley
Welcome to the Community Board 2 Queens website. As the Chairman of the Board, I have the privilege to serve Community Board 2 along with approximately 49 volunteer residents who reside or work in the communities of Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, and a portion of Maspeth.
The Community Board advises the City Government on zoning matters, recommends budget initiatives and works with New York City agencies to solve the concerns brought before us by the members of our community.
The Community Board represents the residents and businesses of our community in conjunction with the interests of the Borough of Queens and the City. Please feel free to comment on our website and how we can improve our services to you. You may contact the Board office at (718) 533-8773 with your concerns.
Message from the District Manager, Debra Markell Kleinert
As the District Manager of CB 2, I am privileged to work along side a dedicated staff, devoted and long time Chairman, Joseph Conley, committed Board Members and a reliable team of District Service Cabinet representatives. We all work together to insure that city services are provided to insure the safety and quality of life of area residents remains at its highest caliber.
Each month, the Board conducts a District Service Cabinet Meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month. These meetings provide important updates and follow up on the delivery of city services.
I welcome residents and business owners to contact the board office for assistance.