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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

New 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

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.
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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.

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Organizations in our area that accept food donations
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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.
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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!
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CB7 News
Most Requested
Useful Links