Community Alerts

Community Alerts 3.2.23

Mar 2, 2023
Community Alerts 3.2.23

Women Entrepreneurs NYC Events

Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC) is an initiative of the NYC Department of Small Business Services dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses. Free services are available for women entrepreneurs across the five boroughs and in multiple languages. Learn more about WE NYC's events here.

NYC Emergency Management's 2023 Symposium 

Join NYC Emergency Management Community Preparedness for the 2023 Symposium - A New Standard: Communities Ahead of Emergencies on Tuesday, March 7, from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Each workshop will discuss how communities can support their neighbors before and after an emergency, including those with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, like older New Yorkers and immigrant communities. Register to participate in person by clicking here. If you would like to participate virtually, register by clicking here.


Alternate Side Parking


Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, for Purim. Parking meters remain in effect. 


20th Precinct Sector A Build the Block Meeting on March 9


The next 20th Precinct Sector A Build the Block meeting will take place on Thursday, March 9, at 6:00pm at 1886 Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Street. Click here for the announcement.


Apply for Manhattan Community Board


Community Boards are the independent and representative voices of their communities. The Boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. The 2023 Community Board Application is open until Friday, March 17, at 5:00pm. Submit your application to serve on your Community Board here.


Building "Greening" Workshop


Buildings are the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in NYC, and Local Law 97 sets limits on emission levels from buildings over 25,000 sq. ft. starting in 2024. On Tuesday, March 21, from 10:00am - 12:00pm, you can learn what steps your building should take now from the New York City Accelerator and Department of Buildings. RSVP at this link for the Zoom.


“Commissioner for a Day” Essay Contest


All New York City high-school students are invited to participate in the third annual NYC Emergency Management “Commissioner for a Day” essay contest. The NYC Emergency Management Commissioner will select the winner, who will be invited to NYC Emergency Management headquarters to participate in the Commissioner for a Day Award Ceremony. Entrants must submit an original essay and complete the application by Saturday, April 1. Click here for more details and the application.


File Your Taxes with NYC Free Tax Prep


If you earned $80,000 or less in 2022, file your taxes for FREE with an IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer. Learn more here.


NYPD Scam Hotline


The NYPD has established a scam hotline to help those who receive requests for money to verify whether the request is a scam or not. You can call the hotline at (646) 610-7226. Watch this video to learn more.




Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2:00am. Make sure to set your clocks forward one hour at that time!