Tonight: Learn How to Infiltrate Your Community Board

If you live in Manhattan and you’ve been represented by a community board that seems more concerned with parking spots than creating safe streets and great public spaces, you may want to head uptown tonight. Borough President Scott Stringer’s office is putting on an event for prospective community board members. If you decide to join, the Beep is accepting applications for a few more days. The deadline is this Friday.

One person’s perspective can make a big difference in community board decisions. After a few fresh faces joined Manhattan CB 7 and CB 8, each board defied expectations last fall by passing resolutions in favor of protected bike infrastructure.

Here’s where to go tonight if you want to find out more:

Final Community Board Information Session:

Monday, January 11th, 6:30 — 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12, 711 West 168th Street

  • dave

    Is ‘Infiltrate’ really a sensible word to use?

  • It’s the honest word, though you’re right that it may not be advisable.

  • It depends on where you are. Some Community Boards are openly hostile to livable streets issues, but many are not.

    I applied to mine! Get your applications in today or tomorrow!

  • BicyclesOnly

    Yup–I applied too!

  • matt

    Agree re: “infiltrate”. CBs are open to all community members who are interested.

    Main Entry: in·fil·trate
    3 : to pass (troops) singly or in small groups through gaps in the enemy line
    4 : to enter or become established in gradually or unobtrusively usually for subversive purposes

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