This Week: How to Join Your Community Board

In the heart of Midtown Manhattan and on Staten Island’s North Shore, community boards may ask DOT to move ahead with critical street safety improvements. Plus: If you’re interested in joining your local community board, head over to the join-up events in Queens and the Bronx this week.

Be sure to check the full calendar for a complete listing of events. Here are the highlights:

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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