If you own a car you may want to familiarize yourself with the NYC Department of Transportation's 2019 Alternate Side Parking suspension calendar.
Click here to see the downloadable PDF. Please visit
nyc.gov/dot or dial 311 for further information.
Wrap up your holiday season with NYC Parks and the NYC Department of Sanitationin the NYC holiday tradition of recycling your Christmas tree! Locally, you can head to Central Park West and 65th Street to drop off your tree during MulchFest between now and Sunday, January 13. Also, on both Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, head to a chipping location for Chipping Weekend, the Parks Department will chip your tree and give you your very own bag of mulch to take home. Click here for a map of drop-off and chipping locations.
Build the Block Meeting
On Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00pm at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 West 68th Street) Upper West Siders are welcome to attend a community meeting with 20th Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers Bridget Fanning and Brett Kuras. The purpose of this meeting is to provide locals with updates about the neighborhood and share concerns. This meeting is free to attend.
Love Your Local Grants
The Love Your Local Small Business Grant Program is a program created by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to help local businesses continue providing the jobs, goods, and services that make our neighborhoods vibrant. The program will select 20 small businesses to each receive an in-depth assessment of their business, one-on-one business consultations and a grant of up to $90,000 to implement recommendations from experts.Grants are available to small businesses operating for at least three years in New York City's five boroughs. Applications are open now through Tuesday, January 22. Click here to apply and read about the program.
Commercial Waste Zones
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is proposing reforms to the commercial waste hauling industry with the intent to implement commercial waste collection zones. This plan would establish a system of geographic zones to contain routes and create a modern, efficient commercial waste collection system. DSNY has released two documents explaining the system and the process the City will take to begin implementing these changes. Click here to read a one-pager about commercial waste zone implementation and click here to read an official FAQ tailored for businesses about commercial waste zones. Visit DSNY's website for additional information and other detailed documents.