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Welcome to CB7

          Covering the Upper West Side 

The purpose of Manhattan Community Board 7 is to ensure that city services are accessible and responsive to residents, organizations, businesses, and institutions of Manhattan's UpperWest Side.  By hosting regular meetings open to the public, CB7 acts as a conduit for communicating events, addressing local concerns, and processing municipal applications of various sorts.  CB7 also plays an important advisory role in planning, land use, zoning, and the City budget.

Elizabeth R. Caputo, Chair           Penny Ryan, District Manager

Call Our Office With Your Complaints & Requests for Municipal Services, 212-362-4008 . We can also follow up on your 311 complaints if you call or email us with your tracking number.

                                          File a complaint with CB7

Take the West End Avenue Traffic Survey

Dear Neighbors:

Community Board 7/Manhattan is conducting a survey to measure the impacts of the City’s Department of Transportation’s modifications on West End Avenue between 72nd and 106th Streets. We are interested to learn about your opinions and experiences since the recent changes were put in place. See
DOT's redesign plan for West End Avenue Here.

The survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete and the deadline for the survey is March 31, 2015 @ 11:59 pm.

The information you provide to us will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the changes on pedestrians of all ages, drivers, residents and businesses. The data obtained will be shared with the community, with NYC DOT and with relevant City agencies.  

Take the CB7 West End Avenue Traffic Survey Here

Please forward this email to your list serves and other contacts.

Your response is much appreciated. Thank you for your participation!

Community Board 7/Manhattan
250 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024
T: 212.362-4008

NEW... Business2Business Networking Event, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6-8pm, at the American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue, 65th to 66th Streets). The B2B is sponsored by the Business and Consumer Issues Committee of Manhattan Community Board 7. Topics will include the use of social media to increase revenue of community retail small businesses. Learn More and Register!

CB7's comments concerning two aspects of the modifications sought in connection with the Collegiate School and Hudson Waterfront Associates, L.P., application
for Riverside South Parcel K-2:
(1) the relocation of affordable housing required to be included in the Riverside South Special Permit area; and (2) changes in the urban design controls to facilitate the change in proposed use of the site from mixed residential/retail to community facility.

Petition to support the restoring of homeless youth funding in the New York State budget. Sign the Petition

We're excited to be live streaming CB7 meetings to allow Upper West Side residents and others to view meetings online live and afterwards on YouTube
. Here's the link to our Full Board meetings. Please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions.

Samuel N. Bennerson Park Preliminary Redesign Learn More

DOT Proposed Pedestrian Safety Enhancements at Lincoln Square
Proposed Elevations for 361 Central Park West (Revised) Learn More    

"Slow Zones" Take Effect in Manhattan Learn More
Review DOT's redesign plan for West End Avenue Learn more

Playground 89 Revision as of 6/18/2014 Learn more

DOT Pedestrian Safety Improvements at 72 & 79 /RSD Intersections  

CB7 Chair's Letter to DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner Forgione
   ...regarding the immediate implementation of proposed actions to help make the 96th Street corridor safe. Read 

The West 96th Street and Environs Pedestrian Safety and Circulation Study  
See the results and recommendations of the West 96th Street pedestrian safety traffic study. Read

Jewish Home Lifecare

Read the March 2015 CB7 Jewish Home Lifecare resolution. Read
NY State Final Environmental Quality Review of the Jewish Home Lifecare Con #121075
CB7 Response to Jewish Home Lifecare DEIS, May 19, 2014. Read
CB7 Response to Jewish Home Lifecare DEIS  Read
NY State Environmental Quality Review Jewish Home Lifecare Final Scoping Document Read
  • Notice of Completion of FEIS and Cover Letter Read
  • Final Environmental Impact Statement Read

Riverside South, A Site History and Updates Read 
Riverside Center Construction Updates and Rendering. Read
CB7 Letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio on Horse Drawn Carriages in Central Park. Read
CB7 Resolution on a Car-Free Central Park, 2011. Read
The Chatsworth & Annex, Presentation to the NYC Landmarks Commission, Rev Nov 13, 2013.  
Read (Large file, up to 30 seconds to download)

CB7 Resolution on Columbia Grammar School. Read
Jewish Home Lifecare Proposed Nursing Facility. Read

Community Design Working Group

CB7's Community Design Working Group is helping to design safer streets for pedestrian egress and traffic flow. You can read some of the studies and recommendations.

Learn more.

Street Smarts NYC

Free Meals in Manhattan.

See the Map!

Riverside Park South phase 5

Riverside Park South phase 5
Courtesy Review
Thomas Balsley Associates
Parks Capital Design From 62nd Street to 70th Street

Learn more (in PDF - up to 60 seconds to download)

Recently, property owners in New York City received a Notice of Property Value (NOPV) from the NYC Department of Finance in the mail. This notice shows the property’s Market and Assessed Values as required by New York State law. These values are important because they are used to determine the tax rate to calculate property tax bills. In addition, if owners believe their Assessed Values are not correct, they have until early to mid-March to challenge them with the NYC Tax Commission.
Learn more

Organics Collection
The Sanitation Department is implementing an organics collection program. Find out how the program works and how your building can enroll in the FAQs fliers below, after the jump.

How much affordable housing is in our district?
CB7 with the assistance of the Manhattan Borough President's office made a comprehensive study of existing affordable housing in our area.
Read the Summary

Teens: Join the YMCA
  • Build Leadership Skills
  • Realize Opportunities
  • Live Healthier

See the Teen Center 2013 - 2014 Sessions Schedule.

Learn More...

Organizations in our area that accept food donations
Learn more

Recycle Your Clothes and Other Textiles in Your Own Building
UWS Recycling will organize your textile drive. Portable clothing bin is provided in your building if there are over 100 apartments and racks for smaller buildings.
Learn more

The UWS: How the Dirtiest Heating Oil Pollutes Our Air and Harms Our Health
Learn more (in PDF)
Find out if your building is using heating oil that has heavy pollutants

Community Board 7's Green Guide!
There are tips and links that you may find useful. Visit our website regularly to stay informed on Green!
Learn more

CB7 News
Most Requested
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