Last week we joined Acting Commissioner Sandra Abeles and her staff of the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) for a vending corridor walk as part of a broader push by DCWP to educate vendors and stakeholders about the impending changes to enforcement, beginning on Tuesday, June 1. The multilingual staff from DCWP met with individual vendors in our district, answered questions and shared a vendor inspection checklist, outlining current regulations. We found this extremely helpful and look forward to working closely with DCWP and other city agencies going forward.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
Welcome Deutsche Bank Center!
On Monday, May 24, 2021, One Columbus Circle was officially renamed Deutsche Bank Center. Senior leadership from Deutsche Bank Americas and Related...
Register for NYC Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week is back! As New York City’s dining scene fully reopens, NYC and Company's NYC Restaurant Week is returning to its full, in-person glory from...
Special June Programming at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center will celebrate Pride this June at Restart Stages, its outdoor performing arts and programming venue, with music, theater performances, and newly...
Virtual Summer Volunteer Opportunity with DOROT for Adults 65+
Intergenerational connections are vital to community wellness. And on that front, DOROT is looking for older adults interested in participating as volunteer mentors in...
Make Plans in Lincoln Square for Memorial Day
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which means summer is just around the corner. Commemorate the holiday weekend that unofficially kicks off the new...
WHAT'S HAPPENING
Food Distribution & Mobile Vaccines at LC 5.26.21

LCT Spotlight Series: Free Concert Stream 5.25.21

AAPI at NYPL: The Dance Historian Is In 5.26.21

Live from Dizzy's: Sullivan Fortner 5.27.21

Adults Night Out at Color Me Mine 5.29.21

Speaker Corey Johnson: Recycle Your E-Waste 6.5.21

Travel Preparedness Webinar 5.27.21

CB7 Webinar: Vision & Hearing Tips 5.26.21

Bluebird London Tasting Series 6.8.21

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Events Calendar

COMMUNITY ALERTS
Make a Vaccine Appointment at Lincoln Center 5.26.21 - 5.28.21
From Wednesday, May 26 through Friday, May 28, Lincoln Center will be hosting two mobile vaccination buses at the corner of West 62nd Street and Columbus Avenue. You can schedule a vaccine appointment on vax4nyc.gov or by calling 877-829-4692. The mobile buses will also be accepting walk-up vaccinations.
CPC Announces Public Review for Health and Fitness Text Amendment
The Chair of the City Planning Commission, Marisa Lago, recently announced the start of public review for the Health and Fitness Text Amendment, which would ease regulatory burdens for gyms, spas, and licensed massage therapy. The text amendment would allow these uses as of right in certain zoning districts, cutting red tape and helping small businesses recover from the pandemic. Read more on the zoning text amendment here.
How to Report Hate Crimes
It is a personal responsibility for each of us to stand up to hate. To report a hate crime that has happened to you, contact @NYPDHateCrimes or call 1-800-577-TIPS. You can also file a complaint online with the NY Hate Crime Task Force or contact their toll-free hotline from 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday by calling 1-888-392-3644 or texting "HATE" to 81336. If you need to report a hate crime that is currently happening or you fear for your safety, you should call 911 immediately.
NYPD Offering Cash Rewards for Reporting ATVs
Residents who report where illegal ATV vehicles are being stored to the NYPD could collect $100 per motorbike seized. Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Upcoming SBS Webinars
The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is hosting various webinars on business planning and operations, marketing, accounting and finance and legal issues. View all upcoming webinars here.
Get Vaccinated and Win $5 Million
Governor Cuomo has announced that if you get vaccinated at one of the 10 New York State vaccine sites between Monday, May 24 and Friday, May 28, you will receive a free NYS Lottery scratch off ticket with a grand prize of $5 million. This offer is only eligible to those 18 years or older. Find a vaccine site and learn more here.
60th Street Citi Bike Station Temporarily Suspended
The Citi Bike Station at West 60th Street and Broadway is temporarily suspended due to the fact that the MTA is conducting test pits. Click here to find other Citi Bike stations.