Community Board Five is chartered by the City of New York to serve as the citizens’ voice for midtown Manhattan, the city’s central business district. We weigh in on a wide array of community issues that affect the people who work, visit and live in our district.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time Event Location Agenda
Tuesday
May 29, 2018
6:00 pm
Budget, Education & City Services SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

– Bills to reduce class size and change seating needs formula

– Additional funding for M.S. 297 after-school programs

– Report on advisory board meeting for 12-18 E 31 St homeless shelter

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Thursday
May 31, 2018
6:00 pm
Transportation & Environment Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street, #2400

– Discussion of CB5 priorities related to L train shutdown

– Presentations by CHEKPEDS and Transform Don't Trash Coalition

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Monday
June 4, 2018
6:00 pm
Parks & Public Spaces Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street, #2400

– Three special events in Bryant Park

– New sidewalk cafes at 1216 Broadway, 339 7th Avenue and 444 Park Avenue south

– Newsstand applications for the NE corner of Park Ave & East 52 st and the SE corner of West 56th St & 6th Ave

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Tuesday
June 5, 2018
6:00 pm
Landmarks Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street, 2nd Floor Library

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Wednesday
June 6, 2018
6:00 pm
Land Use, Housing & Zoning SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

– Special permit for new hotels in M1 districts

– Special permits for new mixed-use bldg at 110 E 16th St

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Upcoming Events

Budget, Education & City Services
May 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm

SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

– Bills to reduce class size and change seating needs formula

– Additional funding for M.S. 297 after-school programs

– Report on advisory board meeting for 12-18 E 31 St homeless shelter

See Full Agenda

Transportation & Environment
May 31, 2018 @ 6:00pm

Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street, #2400

– Discussion of CB5 priorities related to L train shutdown

– Presentations by CHEKPEDS and Transform Don't Trash Coalition

See Full Agenda

Parks & Public Spaces
June 4, 2018 @ 6:00pm

Bryant Park Corporation
111 West 40th Street, #2400

– Three special events in Bryant Park

– New sidewalk cafes at 1216 Broadway, 339 7th Avenue and 444 Park Avenue south

– Newsstand applications for the NE corner of Park Ave & East 52 st and the SE corner of West 56th St & 6th Ave

See Full Agenda

Landmarks
June 5, 2018 @ 6:00pm

Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street, 2nd Floor Library

See Details

Land Use, Housing & Zoning
June 6, 2018 @ 6:00pm

SGI-USA NY Culture Center
7 East 15th Street

– Special permit for new hotels in M1 districts

– Special permits for new mixed-use bldg at 110 E 16th St

See Full Agenda

See All Events

What's Happening

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Historical Photo of the Week (May 21st, 2018): "Miss Subways"

Several "Miss Subways" celebrate the 1968 opening of the new 57th Street Station (at 57th St/6th Ave), which was, at the time, the first new station to open in 28 years. Read More

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Historical Photo of the Week (April 23, 2018): The Original Madison Square Garden

Originally called the Great Roman Hippodrome, the first incarnation of Madison Square Garden, built in 1874, was a roofless structure located at East 26th Street and Madison Avenue. Read More

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What We're Reading #2: $11 Billion for East Side Access, Newsstands Struggle & More

Here's what we're reading this week - the links that have grabbed our attention. 

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