Community Board #13 Newsletter

Community Board #13 will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022

to Celebrate Juneteenth. 

We will reopen on Tuesday, June 21, 20222

Our next General Board meeting is Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 7PM via Zoom. Join us by clicking on the link below:

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Meeting ID: 812 5663 6144

Passcode: 123456

Mermaid Parade Street Closures - All Day

Saturday, June 18th

Starts at 8:30 am should end around 9:00 pm

Surf Avenue both East and West bound (West 8th Street to West 24th Street)

All Southbound Traffic from Mermaid Avenue to Surf Avenue - on all side streets - Stillwell Avenue to West 23th Street

All Northbound Traffic cannot be accessed from Surf Avenue - on all side streets - West 8th Street to West 23th Street

Southbound Traffic on Neptune Avenue for West 8th Street & West 12th Street.

Here is the schedule from the New York Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network below and in the links.

If you click on Sites, you will find both Calvert Vaux Park and Kaiser Park listed with the high tide times.

NYC Parks schedules volunteer events that starts prior to peak high tides. Please consult their listings for event nights. 

More general information is given by the Network here:

New York Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network

Welcome to the New York horseshoe crab monitoring network. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program and Stony Brook University are working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to coordinate and implement this project.

All people 5 years of age or older are eligible for vaccine in NYC. Get vaccinated today!          

Please help us spread the word! Most of the resources below are available on in at least 13 languages.          

COVID-19 Alert Level:

Main Vaccine homepage:     

Where to get vaccinated: OR by calling 877-VAX-4NYC      

  • In home vaccinations are available for ALL New Yorkers 12 and older: Go to to sign up or call 877-VAX-4NYC 


Share the facts about vaccines:      


If you test positive for COVID-19 or were recently exposed: 


Social Media kit - use hashtags #IGotTheShotNYC and #NYCVaccineForAll      

Resources for Healthcare Providers   


Sign up for the Vaccine Command Center Newsletter here

Listed below are notable planned service diversions that will impact D, F, N and Q service to/from Coney Island for the coming Spring-Summer months. I will keep you apprised if anything changes due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We strongly encourage customers to visit our website, Home | MTA or use the MyMTA app for trip planning and real-time service information.

June 17-20, Fri 11:45 PM – Mon 5:00 AM


  • N service suspended between Kings Highway and Stillwell Ave
  • Free Shuttle Buses make all stops between Kings Highway and Stillwell
  • Transfer between N trains and shuttle buses at Kings Highway
  • For direct service between Stillwell Ave and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the DF, or Q lines



  • To accommodate the parade and activities, N shuttle buses will not operate between 86th and Stillwell Ave.
  • Stillwell-bound: After 86th St station shuttle stop, buses will continue to the Ave X Station for customers to transfer to F service to Stillwell.
  • Kings Highway/Manhattan-bound: Traveling from Stillwell,  N customers take the F train to Ave X and transfer to N shuttle buses.


We strongly encourage customers to consult the MyMTA app or the MTA website Home | MTA for trip planning and real-time travel information. 

Planned service changes can be found here: MTA Planned Service Changes


One weekend, June 25-26

  • D operates to Bay 50th St, shuttle bus between Bay 50th and Stillwell

During this time, alternate service along the Q line will be as follows:


Weeknights May 24 until August 19, 11:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.:

  • Q operates in two sections, from 96th Street (Manhattan) to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, and from Prospect Park to Stillwell Avenue. 
  • A free shuttle bus will operate to connect these two sections, between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Prospect Park



Weekends July 15 until August 15, 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday:

  • Q operates from 96th Street (Manhattan) to Stillwell Avenue via 4th Avenue express (for beach service) AND regular service from Prospect Park to Stillwell Avenue;
  • a free shuttle bus will operate between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Prospect Park stations
The MTA’s contactless fare payment program, OMNY, is coming for Reduced-Fare customers this year! If you are a Reduced-Fare customer or would like to apply for Reduced-Fare and would like to know more about OMNY, please let the MTA know using this link. The form only takes a minute to fill out. Should you have any other questions or feedback, you can ask them here. 
We are excited to get people tapping away using OMNY! 

How to apply for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard
You can submit an application online, by mail, or in person. See how to apply.

We incorporate customer feedback in all that we do. Contact us with questions, concerns, experiences, or ideas about accessibility in our system. In your email, please specify:
  • The type of feedback,
  • service you were riding,
  • the general issue (bus ramp/lift, subway platform gap, employee commendation, etc), and
  • any further specific details you can.

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