Community Alerts

Community Alerts 11.22.22

Nov 21, 2022
Community Alerts 11.22.22

Thanksgiving Dinner at Goddard Riverside on 11/24

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Richard Tucker Park Greenmarket moved to Wednesday, 11/23

The Richard Tucker Park Greenmarket will be open for holiday shopping needs on Wednesday, November 23rd, from 8am to 3pm. However, there will be no compost collection. The Greenmarket will be closed for the holiday on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th.

11/24: Alternate Side and Meter Rules Suspended on Thanksgiving

Alternate side parking (street cleaning) and parking meter regulations are suspended on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24th.

DSNY Service Announcement

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th, 2022, there will be NO trash, curbside composting, or recycling collection on the holiday. Residents who normally receive Thursday trash or curbside composting collection may place their material at the curb between 4:00pm and midnight Thursday evening for collection beginning Friday. However, residents should expect collection delays, as is common after holidays. Residents who normally receive Thursday recycling collection should hold their material and place their items out at curbside between 4:00pm and midnight on Wednesday, November 30th, for pickup on Thursday, December 1st. For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules, contact 311 or visit

12/7: Green Infrastructure Grant Program Fall Workshop

Please join NYC Environmental Protection at a virtual workshop on the Green Infrastructure Grant Program on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Attendees will learn about funding available for green roof retrofits on private property, eligibility requirements, and how to apply. To register for the workshop, click here. To learn more about Green Infrastructure Grant Program, click here.

12/8: Build the Block Meeting

Save the date for the 20th Precinct Sector A Build the Block meeting on Thursday, December 8th at 6pm at 30 Lincoln Plaza on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Street. Check their Twitter feed for an official announcement.

Snow Laborers Needed

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that registration is now open for those interested in working as Emergency Snow Laborers for the 2022-2023 winter season. Emergency Snow Laborers are per-diem workers who remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and step streets after heavy snowfalls. Snow Laborers earn $17 per hour to start and $25.50 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week. Those interested in becoming a Snow Laborer must register for an application appointment at

FDNY Smart Safety Tips for Devices with Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-Ion batteries are used in various devices. These batteries are commonly used in cell phones, laptops, tablets, electric cars, and scooters. Lithium-ion batteries store a large amount of energy and can pose a threat if not treated properly. Like any product, a small number of these batteries are defective. They can overheat, catch fire, or explode. For safety tips, please read this flyer or visit