Meet Billy Amato Chairperson of The West 80th Street Block Association
TheWest 80th Street Block Association would like to thank our Community Board 7 and our NYC Council Office Borough of Manhattan and our NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal for recognizing Billy Amato, Chair-Person of the West 80th Street Block Association for his neighborhood efforts towards our community since 1968 (the past 54 years) on the Upper Westside of Manhattan.
West 80 Appreciation
THE 2021 BROWNSTONE SCHOOL ANNUAL FUN FAIR
(CHECK BACK SOON)Bet. Columbus/Amsterday Avenues
Neighborhood Note: There will be NO PARKING the entire day.
all vehicles must be off West 80th Street between Amsterdam/Columbus Avenues
OPENING NOVEMBER 2023
AMNH at West 79th Street/Columbus Avenue
RICHARD GILDER CENTER
...FOR SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND INNOVATION
The Gilder Center will expand access to a broader range of the Museum's resources for students, teachers and families in the new way of learning opportunities and inviting all visitors to share in the excitement of our new world of discovery.
Richard Gilder Center for Science
Richard Gilder Center for Science
Bull Moose Dog Run is now open......
The long-awaited renovation of Bull Moose Dog Run, located in Theodore Roosevelt Park next to the Museum of Natural History is now open. The dog run, which occupies about a 1/2 acre of Theodore Roosevelt Park @ West 81st/80th Streets, is unrelated to the Gilder Center, the science education center being built by the Museum around the corner at West 79th Street at Columbus Avenue. (photos below)
ON WEST 80TH STREET
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WARE YOUR MASK AT ALL TIMES
This year 2020 due to the Covid-19 -- The West 80th Street Block Association will still continue with the Halloween block decorations celebration but without the "Trick and Treat". We do ask everyone not to mingle in front of any of the buildings that are dispaying this year but just do a safe distance from each other.
Monaco Cafe - Amsterdam Avenue at West 80th Street
READ ALL ABOUT IT IN
THE NEW YORK TIMES
READ ABOUT BILLY AMATO WHO STARTED THE WEST 80TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION AND THE GOOD NEIGHBOR SINGLE HANDED SAVED WEST 80TH STREET FROM DEMOLITION (A LANDMARK'S PIONEER) AND TOOK ON THE DRUG GANGS THAT OCCUPIED 165 WEST 80TH STREET.
(52 years ago in 1968)
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THE WEST 80TH STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD BULLETIN BOARD
***It's the LAW***
No Smoking in the City’s Parks and Beaches! On February 22, 2011, Mayor Bloomberg signed Local Law 11 of 2011, The West 80th Street Block Assoc. support this legislation because second hand smoke is a health problem for all New Yorkers but especially for families who have children with chronic asthma. Other cities have passed similar ordinances and CUNY just banned smoking on its campuses citywide. It is common sense legislation and in the long run will help New Yorkers become healthier, while reducing the amount of trash in parks and beaches. In addition to parks and beaches, the law specifically prohibits smoking in the following areas: pools, recreation centers and all other property, equipment, buildings and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Parks Department. The bill also prohibits smoking in pedestrian plazas, which are areas designated by the Department of Transportation for use as a plaza and are located within the bed of a roadway and may contain benches, tables or other facilities for a pedestrian to use. The ban does not include: the sidewalks immediately adjoining parks, squares and public places; any pedestrian route through any park strip, median or mall that is adjacent to vehicular traffic; parking lots; and actors in theatrical performances. The Parks Department is authorized to enforce this law, which is effective May 23, 2011, and may issue fines of $50 per violation or more.
Helicopters over the UWS
WE DID IT !!!
NO MORE HELICOPTER !!!
This was the story..............
Starting in February 2011 any tour helicopter flying over the city, not following the dedicated tour routes, or flying too low will be fined by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Fines will start at $100 and will be raised to $1000 by May. If you witness helicopters flying over the city or flying too low please call 311 and make a service complaint. As always make sure you give a description of the helicopters. The West 80th Block Assoc. is working with EDC to create literature to help residents identify the different tour helicopter companies. If you have any problems filing a complaint with 311, please contact Penny Ryan, at CB7 call 212-873-0282.
The West 80th Street 2020/1 Alternate Side Parking (Street Cleaning) Rules !!!
"N E W"
THURSDAY'S & FRIDAY'S ONLY
In many neighborhoods on the Upper West Side, people double park their cars for the duration of street cleaning, on the side of the street that is not being cleaned that day. This practice has always been technically illegal ("Double parking of passenger vehicles is illegal at all times, including street cleaning days, regardless of location, purpose or duration"--DOT). On West 80th Street the hours are now 11:AM - 12:30PM, however, double parking for the duration of street cleaning is openly tolerated by the authorities and CB7. If you double park your car or SUV/Van/Truck on West 80th Street for an extended period of time, it's very important that you leave some contact information displayed in your car, such as a piece of paper with your telephone number and address on the left side dashboard. This way any cars that youhave blocked-in can call you so you can let them out.
New 2020/1 Holiday Alternate Side Parking Suspensions Calendar
* THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Day)
* FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2020 (Christmas Day)
* FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2021 (New Year's Day)
* THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day)
* MAJOR LEGAL HOLIDAY
* On major legal holidays, stopping, standing, and parking are permitted, except in areas where stopping, standing, and parking rules are in effect seven days a week (for example, “No Standing Anytime”). Parking meters are not in effect on major legal holidays.
Useful telephone Manhattan numbers .........
Manhattan Information Hot Line: 311
Or for emergencies and inclement weather, streetlight/traffic signal problems, potholes, community board info: call: 311
Hotline for TTY Deaf or Hearing-Impaired (212) 442-9488