Weekend Bridge and Street Closures July 14-16

At the discretion of NYPD, the streets below may be closed on Saturday and Sunday between 12:01am to 11:59pm for the Formula-E NYC E-Prix as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Van Brunt Street between Summit Street and Water/Dead End
  • Imlay Street between Summit Street and Pioneer Street
  • Summit Street between Van Brunt Street and Imlay Street
  • Conover Street between Pioneer Street and Water/Dead End
  • Ferris Street between Clinton Wharf and Van Dyke Street
  • Commercial Wharf between Bowne Street and Clinton Wharf
  • Reed Street between Van Brunt Street and Conover Street
  • Beard Street between Otsego Street and Conover Street
  • Van Dyke Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Barnell Street between Van Dyke Street and Water/Dead End
  • Coffey Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Dikeman Street between Van Brunt Street and Water/Dead End
  • Wolcott Street between Van Brunt Street and Water/Dead End
  • Sullivan Street between Van Brunt Street and Water/Dead End
  • King Street between Van Brunt Street and Ferris Street
  • Pioneer Street between Van Brunt Street and Conover Street
  • Verona Street between Van Brunt Street and Commercial Wharf
  • Commerce Street between Van Brunt Street and Commercial Wharf
  • Bowne Street between Van Brunt Street and Commercial Wharf
  • Richards Street between Coffey Street and Water/Dead End
  • Dwight Street between Coffey Street and Beard Street
  • Bay Street between Otsego Street and Columbia Street
  • Sigourney Street between Otsego Street and Columbia Street
  • Halleck Street between Otsego Street and Columbia Street
  • Otsego Street between Bay Street and Halleck Street
  • Columbia Street between Bay Street and Lorraine Street
  • Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Court Street
  • Court Street between Atlantic Avenue and Bay Street
  • Smith Street between Bay Street and Union Street
  • Union Street between Smith Street and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between Union Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between 5th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
  • 2nd Place between Smith Street and Court Street
  • Hicks Street between Bay Street and Lorraine Street
  • Lorraine Street between Hicks Street and Otsego Street

Detailed information on weekend street closures will be available on the DOT web site at on.nyc.gov/wkndtraf.


Notify NYC – Heat Advisory

Notification issued 7/12/17 at 12:45 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New York City until 6:00 PM Thursday, 7/13. These conditions are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. For more information, please visit: www.weather.gov/okx/.



Notify NYC – Planned Aircraft Flyover

Notify NYC – Planned Aircraft Flyover

Notification issued 6/14/17 at 3:00 PM. A flight of two Navy F/A-18F aircraft will fly over the Hudson River tomorrow, 6/15, at approximately 2:00 PM. The aircraft will fly at approximately 2,000-2,500 feet.


Take Steps To Be Healthier This Men’s Health Month

Take Steps To Be Healthier This Men’s Health Month

This Men’s Health Month, we’re gathering up the resources that you need to help you and your family take steps toward better health. Boys and men in the United States, on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading causes of death. Start today, and encourage others to join you!

Get a “cheat sheet” for men’s cancer screenings

Check out a PDF of nutrition and diet tips.

Learn more about staying healthy at any age.

Find more resources for men’s health including mental health.


Don’t Wait. Communicate about Hurricane Safety.

Prepare for Hurricanes Now

Promote Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 7-13 in your community

The Ready Campaign recommends using social media tools as a way to promote National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 7– May 13, as well as throughout hurricane season.  You can either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience.

Follow the National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Weekly Themes and promote content online and in person!

  • Sunday, May 7th- Determine your risk
  • Monday, May 8th- Develop an evacuation plan
  • Tuesday, May 9th- Assemble disaster supplies
  • Wednesday, May 10th- Secure an insurance check
  • Thursday, May 11th- Strengthen your home
  • Friday, May 12th- Check on Your Neighbor
  • Saturday, May 13th- Complete your written hurricane plan

Notify NYC – Exercise

Notification issued 5/5/17 at 3:00 PM. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will conduct an emergency exercise at the World Trade Center (WTC) on Saturday, 5/6, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. There will be an increased presence of emergency personnel around the facility before, during and after the exercise. Operations at WTC will not be impacted during this time. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/2pdikX5.

 


Notify NYC – Planned Aircraft Flyover

Notification issued 5/1/17 at 12:00 PM. Tomorrow and Wednesday, 5/2 and 5/3, a small, black with blue stripe aircraft (Tail number #N355AG) is scheduled to conduct aerial filming over Midtown Manhattan between 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. The aircraft will fly at an altitude of approximately 800-1,500 feet.


Introducing Citizen!

The Citizen app notifies you when a crime or other major incident is reported to 911 near you. It allows for the live-streaming of incidents, giving you complete transparency of your neighborhood around you. In New York City alone, there are nearly 10,000 calls to 911 each and every day. Many of these are for life-threatening emergencies or crimes occurring with thousands of people around.

On October 26, 2016, we released a prototype of our technology that we named Vigilante, available on the iPhone. Alongside the app, we published a dramatized video showing an assault incident thwarted by a group of people using the app.

The response was overwhelming; within 48 hours we had downloads and in-app requests for service in all 50 states, in addition to dozens of countries around the world. The importance and need for this app was quickly validated.

But the name Vigilante also created a distraction for some people. And for some, we left the impression that it was encouraged for average, untrained users of the app to race towards any given crime scene.

Vigilante was soon removed from the App Store for a violation of Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines, with concerns centered around user safety.

This was a good thing. We needed to make some changes.

Our mission has always been to build safer communities through transparency. With the learnings from our first launch, and a renewed determination towards our mission, we have made a series of important changes.

  1. The name is now Citizen. This more accurately communicates our mission, and we have entirely rebranded the app.
  2. We have reinforced our focus on safety. We built this app to create safety; any reckless or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated. Our in-app messages now more strongly communicate this, and the terms of service have also been updated to reflect this policy.
  3. Our network has broadened. We have incorporated advice from, and are now in active communication with, officials from the City, representatives from the New York Police Department, and a variety of community leaders.

We are proud to announce we are launching on both iOS and Android as Citizen.


Learn the Facts on Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

In 1954, the first successful kidney transplant was performed. A living donor gave a kidney to his identical twin. Do you have a story to share or questions about organ, eye, or tissue donation?

Help spread the word and share your story by visiting organdonor.gov.