March 20, 2023

Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sun. March 26th

The Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 26th. The parade forms at Marine Avenue/3rd Avenue at 1:00 pm and runs along 3rd Avenue to 67th Street. The grandstand is located on 77th Street.

NYC Government Hiring Hall - March 25th

This is an opportunity to meet with City agencies who are looking to fill jobs in City government including social worker, case manager, clerical worker, Investigator, and more.  

Event name: NYC Government Hiring Hall 

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Location: Queens Borough Hall – 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424

68th Precinct Community Council, Wednesday,

March 22nd, 7:00 pm, 260 65th Street

Rat Academy - Learn about Rat Prevention in NYC

Next ThursdayBrooklyn Borough President's office and the NYC Department of Health are offering a free, two hour, community training course on safe and effective rat prevention. The Rat Academy is intended for anyone interested in urban rat behavior and methods for protecting our communities from infestation. This upcoming course at Brooklyn Public Library is recommended particularly for community gardeners, property owners and managers, neighborhood associations, local business, and building superintendents and staff.  Next week's community training course takes place March 23at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch - 10 Grand Army Plaza,  from 6-8pm

The City Dept. of Health also offers a Rat Prevention courses and certificate course for pest control professionals. Also remember to remind any dog owners that rat's eat dog poop so make sure to clean up after your dog - super gross but true.

Upcoming Alternate Side Parking Suspensions

Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended on the following days:

Thursday-Friday, April 6-7 - Passover/Holy Thursday & Good Friday

Wednesday -Thursday, April 12-13 - Passover/Orthodox Holy Thursday

Friday, April 14 - Orthodox Good Friday

Parking meters remain in effect.

BQE Events

New York City is moving forward to fix the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Brooklyn. The BQE is a vital part of our transportation system and our economy – we can and must immediately start working on a community-driven plan for the safe, modern, resilient roadway we need.

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) will work with communities along the BQE corridor on two initiatives. BQE Central will fix the City-owned structure from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street and BQE North and South will identify upgrades for all other segments of the BQE corridor in Brooklyn. New federal funds, available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provide an exciting opportunity to upgrade the BQE for the 21st Century.

Join an Upcoming BQE North and South Event:

BQE South Workshop 2 (in-person)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

P.S. 24 (Cafeteria)

427 38th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

BQE North Workshop 2 (in-person)

Thursday, March 23, 2023

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

John Ericsson M.S. 126 (Cafeteria)

424 Leonard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

BQE North Workshop 2 (virtual)

Monday, March 27, 2023

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Please register in advance:

BQE South Workshop 2 (virtual)

Thursday, March 30, 2023

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Please register in advance:

Click for more information

Upcoming Street and Sidewalk

Construction Work

Pedestrian ramp upgrades will take place along 83rd Street from Shore Road - 12th Avenue from March 9th through March 24th

Spectrum Excavation Work

  • Work is underway on the existing cable television system on 5th Avenue between 81st Street and 82nd Street, 81st Street between 5th and 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue, between 81st Street and the Intersection. The work is expected to be completed by April 8th.
  • Work on the existing cable television system will take place on 5th Avenue between 90th and 91st Street through April 5th

Renovation Work Set to Begin

Dyker Beach Park Playground

- 86th Street and 14th Avenue

Asphalt Field and Basketball Courts Reconstruction Work

The multi-purpose asphalt area and basketball courts at Dyker Beach Park Playground (86th St & 14th Ave) will be closed for reconstruction starting the end of next week, (March 15th and beyond) with construction fencing being erected. The play equipment, bocce courts, comfort station, and seating areas will all remain open during this time.

This project will fully reasphalt the large asphalt area and basketball courts at this location, and will include new sportcoating paint on both locations, as well as new backboards and rims on the courts. This work should take 2-3 months to complete, Parks Dept. hopes for the site to reopen just as the summer season starts. Permit holders have been notified of this work as well.

For reference, please see the Capital Tracker page below for details on this project.

DSNY Waste Set Out Times Will Change

on April 1st

As part of our commitment to keeping our streets clean, the NYC Department of Sanitation is implementing a new rule to reduce the time that trash, recycling, and curbside composting will sit on sidewalks. The new rule goes into effect April 1, 2023.


Residential buildings have two options:

  • Place waste out after 6:00 PM in a container of 55 gallons or less with a secure lid, or
  • Place waste out after 8:00 PM, if putting bags directly on the curb

To ensure collection, all waste must be set out by



Businesses that place waste at the curb* for collection have two options:

  • If using a container with a secure lid, place waste at the curb 1 hour before closing, or
  • If putting bags directly on the curb, place waste out after 8:00 PM

* This does not apply to businesses that have waste collected from a loading dock.

Remember, containers must be removed from the curb by the time your business reopens.

DEP's Amnesty Program - Now Through April 30

As NYC recovers from the pandemic, the Department of Environmental Protection is offering a limited one-time amnesty to provide much-needed relief to all qualified delinquent customers struggling to pay their water and wastewater bills.

The program runs through April 30, 2023.

To see if you're eligible, visit

More info can be found on the website as well as this presentation.

NYNJHAT Study Public Comment Period

The NYNJHAT (New York-New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries) Study, led by the US Army Corps of Engineers, is trying to determine the feasibility of constructing a technically feasible, environmentally acceptable and economically justified project that will manage coastal storm risk while supporting the Study Area's economic and community resilience.

The public comment period for the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement is now until March 31 2023.

Public comments can be made to [email protected]

They are also holding two meetings going over the report, statement and the tentatively selected plan (TSP) on these following dates:

DATE: Tuesday, March 21, 2023



JOIN BY PHONE: +1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free | +1-669-234-1177 US Toll | Access code: 1995 71 9950


DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2023



JOIN BY PHONE: +1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free | +1-669-234-1177 US Toll | Access code: 1995 71 9950

More info can be found here:

55 Summit Street Affordable Housing Applications Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for affordable housing for 55 Summit Street Cooperative, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Applications are being accepted on Housing Connect until March 30, 2023. Paper applications must be postmarked no later than March 30th.

Interested persons can apply online at or write to request a paper application and advertisement, available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian and Spanish

Address to obtain paper applications:

55 Summit Street

C/O Fifth Avenue Committee

621 Degraw Street Brooklyn NY 11217

Applicants may not submit more than 1 application per household.

Please visit the website for more information.

Brooklyn District Attorney High School Internship Program, April 10-14, 2023

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez' Office is offering a paid one-week internship to high school students during spring break. Students must meet the requirements listed on the flyer. Please click the following link for full details: Brooklyn DA Internship 

NYC Free Tax Prep

Taxpayers have until April 18 to file their taxes this year.

If you earned $80,000 or less in 2022, NYC Free Tax Prep provides free, professional, tax preparation with IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers.

Learn more about NYC Free Tax Prep here.

SYEP Applications Now Open

Young people aged 14-24 can now apply to the Department of Youth & Community Development's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

SYEP connects NYC youth with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help develop their social, civic and leadership skills.

To apply, visit: Employers can also hire NYC youth through SYEP. The deadline is March 31, 2023.

If you have further questions about SYEP, contact Community Connect at (800) 246-4646 or use this form to email them.

Updated CB 10 Meeting Schedule

All meetings will be livestreamed to YouTube at:

CB 10 General Board Meeting - scheduled to take place In Person at Knights of Columbus, 1305 86th Street (subject to change if conditions warrant)

March 20, 2023, 7:00 pm

Joint Parks Committee and Environmental Committee Meeting

March 29 2023, 7:00 pm over Zoom

Register at:

  • Planning for local cleanup with BERG - Bay Ridge Environmental Group

Traffic and Transportation Committee

March 30, 2023; 7:00 pm, Hybrid Meeting over Zoom AND in-person from District Office

Register at:

  • Review of Open Streets for Schools application at Ridge Blvd. from 81st Street to 82nd Street, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm from 9/9/23 – 6/30/24

Police and Public Safety Committee Meeting

April 3, 2023, 7:00 pm over Zoom

Register at:

• New liquor/wine/beer/cider application for Birria Mania NYC Inc., 7508 3rd Avenue

• New wine/beer/cider application for Lil Frankie’s Of Bay Ridge, LLC, 279 71st Street

• New liquor/wine/beer/cider application for M & K Bar Entertainment Corporation, d/b/a

Status Q, 8218-8220 3rd Avenue

Joint Environmental and Zoning and Land Use Committee

April 4, 2023, 7:00 pm over Zoom

Register at: 

 ·       Presentation from Office of Environmental Remediation for Voluntary Cleanup Program application submitted by Watermark Capital LLC for the property located at 6218 8th Avenue, a/k/a 6200 8th Avenue. The proposed site will consist of a 27-story mixed-use tower building with a full cellar and partial sub-cellar level.

CB 10 General Board Meeting - scheduled to take place In Person at Knights of Columbus, 1305 86th Street (subject to change if conditions warrant)

April 17, 2023, 7:00 pm

Traffic and Transportation Committee

April 13 2023, April 20, 2023, 7:00 pm over Zoom

Register at:

  • Representatives from NYS Dept. of Transportation will present the plan for upcoming refurbishment of the I-279 Fort Hamilton Parkway overpass (in the area of 82-81 Street)
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