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 2022 BROWNSTONE SCHOOL ANNUAL FUN FAIR
(CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR)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 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 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
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.
(54 years ago in 1968)
click The New York Times logo below...
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.
New 2022 Holiday Alternate Side Parking Suspensions Calendar
The West 80th Street
2022 Alternate Side
Parking Street Cleaning Rules !!!
Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations allow for street cleaning. ASP rules are posted on signs with a "P" crossed by a broom and indicate the days and times parking isn’t allowed.
When ASP is in effect, you can’t park on the side of the street that is being cleaned. The rules apply for the entire time posted on the sign, even if a street sweeper has passed.
ASP is fully restored as of July 5, 2022. ASP Reform Rules are no longer in effect. Vehicles must move for street cleaning on all days and times posted on the ASP sign.
Jan 1, Sat
New Year's Day*
Jan 6, Thurs
Three Kings' Day
Jan 17, Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 31- Feb 1, Mon-Tue
Lunar New Year's Eve & Lunar New Year
Feb 12, Sat
Feb 21, Mon
Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day)
Mar 2, Wed
Mar 17, Thurs
Apr 14, Thurs
Apr 15, Fri
Apr 16, Sat
Apr 21, Thurs
Holy Thursday (Orthodox)
Apr 22, Friday
Passover (7th Day) and Good Friday (Orthodox)
Apr 23, Sat
Passover (8th Day)
May 2-4, Mon-Wed
Idul-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr)
May 26, Thurs
Solemnity of the Ascension
May 30, Mon
June 6, Mon
June 20, Mon
July 4, Mon
July 9-July 11, Sat-Mon
Idul-Adha (Eid al-Adha)
Aug 15, Mon
Feast of the Assumption
Sept 5, Mon
Sept 26-27, Mon-Tue
Oct 5, Wed
Oct 10, Mon
Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day and Succoth (1st Day)
Oct 11, Tue
Succoth (2nd Day)
Oct 17, Mon
Oct 18, Tue
Oct 24, Mon
Nov 1, Tue
All Saints Day
Nov 8, Tue
Nov 11, Fri
Nov 24, Thurs
Dec 8, Thurs
Dec 26, Mon
Christmas Day (Observed)*
* MAJOR LEGAL HOLIDAY
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.
* 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