Welcome to Community Board 2, Queens
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Sunnyside Shines Announces
Tree Pit Expansion and Installation of Tree Guards
During the next few weeks the City of New York Parks and Recreation Department will be expanding the tree pits on the north side of Queens Boulevard between 40th Street and 45th Street. Tree guards will be installed in these expanded tree pits soon thereafter. These measures will help Sunnyside's street trees to remain in good health and continue to provide much needed shade and greenery along Queens Boulevard.
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
Queens-bound Upper Roadway
The NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will close one lane on the Queens-bound Lower Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge one or two weeknights between July 21 and August 8 to perform a structural repair. The closures will be in effect from 12:01 am until 5:00 am. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times. Single lane clsoures on the Queens-boound Upper Roadway will remain in effect one or two nigths a week through August 30, 2014)
Affordable housing lottery by HPD/HDC
Information for the affordable housing lottery may be found at the following link:
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.
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
The NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges is conducting several maintenance projects on the Queensboro Bridge that necessitate closing lanes to traffic. The projects include removing the wearing surface on the eastbound Upper Roadway, steel truss repair on the westbound Upper Roadway, and cleaning and lubricating joints and slides on both levels. One lane in each direction on each level will remain open.
Nighttime Single Lane Closures
Queens bound Monday to Friday 11:00 pm t 5:00 am
Manhattan bound 1 or 2 nights per week, through July 31, 2014, 12:01 am to 5:00 am
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.