Community Alerts

Community Alerts 1.8.20

Jan 8, 2020
Community Alerts 1.8.20

DSNY Designation of 20 Commercial Waste Zones

The NYC Department of Sanitation has proposed a rule establishing 20 Commercial Waste zones, together with certifications by the Law Department and Mayor's Office of Operations. Click here to view the proposed rule and map. The proposed rule was published in the City Record on Thursday, December 12, 2019. The rule contains a notice to the public for the opportunity to comment on the rule through COB January 13, 2020. DSNY will hold its agency public hearing at 125 Worth Street in the 2nd floor auditorium from 9:30am to 12:00pm on Monday, January 13, 2020. This is the public's last opportunity to comment on the rule. Following the comment period, DSNY will consider all comments and then publish the final rule which will become effective 30 days after such publication.

Tree-cycling with DSNY

The New York City Department of Sanitation is collecting Christmas trees curbside now through Friday, January 17, weather permitting. Residents should remove all stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments before putting trees out for collection. After collection, clean, non-bagged Christmas trees will be chipped, mixed with leaves, and recycled into compost for the city's parks, institutions and community gardens. Those needing to get rid of mostly plastic and metal artificial Christmas trees should consider selling or donating them. Donation opportunities may be found at

New NYC Laws Coming In 2020

A number of changes to laws and new laws will affect New York City in 2020, including plastic bag waste reduction and minimum wage. Click here to view a Patch article about the different laws and changes

MBP Gale Brewer's January 2020 Newsletter

Click here to read the latest January 2020 Newsletter from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Find out about community events and how to apply to join your local Community Board. 

Women's March 2020

The 4th Annual Women's March will take place this year on Saturday, January 18 between 11:00am and 4:00pm. There may be parking restrictions near Central Park West during the event. Check the website for more details as the event approaches. 

Celebrate National Mentoring Month with WE NYC

Join group sessions with experienced WE Connect Mentors as part of WE NYC, an initiative based out of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. WE Connect Mentors are female founders who represent a variety of industries, backgrounds, and business life stages with demonstrated success.

This month, the following events are being hosted to celebrate National Mentoring Month: 

  • January 16: Reflect on the past decade and set business goals for the next one with Bertha Jimenez, founder of RISE
  • January 22: Hone your leadership skills with Yai Vargas, founder & CEO of The Latinista
  • January 28: Learn to start a business from scratch with Karen Mitchell, founder & CEO of True Indian Hair