Community Board #13 Newsletter

In case you missed our last June General Board meeting before the summer, here's the link to view it:

New York City's June Primary Election is happening now!

Here is everything you and your community need to know.


Early Voting

Early voting is happening now. You must vote at your assigned early voting site. Your early voting site may be different from your Election Day poll site. Check your poll site location here


You can vote early until June 26th, though hours vary each day. Just like on Election Day, you can visit your early voting site any time polls are open.


Thursday, June 23 - 10AM-8PM

Friday, June 24 - 7AM-3PM

Saturday, June 25 - 9AM-5PM

Sunday, June 26 - 9AM-5PM


Find more information about early voting here.


Election Day

Polls are open on June 28 from 6am-9pm. Again, poll sites can change year to year, or even last minute if there’s an issue such as a water main break or power outage. So make sure to check before you go! Check your poll site location here


Voting by Mail

The deadline to request an absentee ballot online or by mail has passed. If you would like to request an absentee ballot now you will need to request it in person at your County BOE office.


If you already have a ballot, it should be postmarked or dropped off at a poll site or BOE office by Election Day 6/28. 


You can track your ballot with the Board of Elections’ absentee ballot tracker. Visit to see the status of your absentee ballot.


Find more information about voting my mail here.


What's on the Ballot?

This June, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Assembly, and other offices will be on the ballot. 


See who will be on your ballot using our Meet the Candidates tool

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.

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

 Weekend: June 24-27, Fri 11:45 PM to Mon 5:00 AM

  • D trains operate to Bay 50th St
  • Free shuttle buses between Bay 50th St and Stillwell Ave.


We encourage customers to check the MyMTA app or our website for planned service changes:  MTA Planned Service Changes


In addition, below are service diversions to be aware of for the next 2-3 weeks. Please note that planned service diversions are subject to change. Customers should consult or the MyMTA app for trip planning and real-time service information


N Line


Weekend: July 1-5, 11: 45 PM Fri – 5:00 AM Tuesday

  • Manhattan-bound N service operates via the D Line from Stillwell to 36th St
  • For service to 86th St, Ave U, Kings Hwy, Bay Pkwy, 20th Ave and 18th Ave, take the D or N to 62nd/New Utrecht, transfer to Coney Island-bound N service
  • For service to Ft. Hamilton Pkwy and 8th Ave, take the D or N to 36th St, transfer to Coney Island-bound N Service
  • From these stations take the N to 62nd/New Utrecht or Stillwell Ave and transfer to a Queens-bound N train.
  • For 59th St, 53rd St and 45th St Stations, take the R via transfer at 36th St


Weekday: Tues 7/5, 9:45 AM to 3 PM

  • N operates to 86th Street
  • Free shuttle bus between 86th and Stillwell


Weekend: July 8-11, 11: 45 PM Fri – 5:00 AM Tuesday

  • N  operates to Kings Highway
  • Free shuttle buses make station stops between Kings Highway and Stillwell Terminal
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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