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
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.
49th Avenue from Skillman Avenue to 21st Street
The New York City Department of Transportation of Bridges will close the westbound lane of 49th Avenue from Skillman Avenue to 21st Street to repair an armored joint. The lane will be closed on one night between Monday, March 31, and Friday, April 25, from 8:00 pm until 5:00 am. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.
ED Koch Queensboro Bridge
Manhtattan-bound North Upper Roadway
The NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges' work on steel truss repairs on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge will continue through May 23, 2014. On the Manhttan-bound North Upper Roadway, the right lane will be closed one or two nights a week between 12:01 am and 5:00 am.
Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek
On Saturday March 22, 2014 between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm, the New York City Department of Transportation of Bridges wil close both westbound lanes of the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek (John Jay ByrneBridge) to repair armored expansion joints. During the lane closure one eastbound lane will be converted to westbound to maintain two-way traffic, which may result in delays. Variable message signs will be installed in advance to alert motorists. The work is weather dependent. The rain date is Saturday, March 29, 2014.
One lane open in each direction 7:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, March 22 (Rain Date: March 29)
Important Notice - Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
Division of Bridges announces nightime lane closures on the Manhattan-bound Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, North Upper Roadway, for steel truss repair. The work will take place one or two nights per week between Monday, February 10, and Friday, March 28, 2014 from 12:01 am until 5:00 am. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
Exit Ramp - Lower Roadway to East 60th Street
Exit Ramp - Lower Roadway to East 60th Street
On One night per week between Monday, March 17, and Friday, May 2, the New York City Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will close the exit ramp from the Lower Roadway of the Queensboro Bridge to East 60th Street to repair a retaining wall. The ramp will be closed from 12:01 am until 5:00 am. The pedestrian path and bike lane will not be affected.
For all NYC non-emergency services, including inquiries regarding NYC DOT construction projects, dial 311.
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.