Local Events: L Train, Rent Freeze, Bike Lanes & More

Wednesday, January 31, 5–­8 p.m.
L Train Shutdown Informational Meeting
344 East 14th Street (14th Street Y)
The MTA and DOT are hosting informational meetings for the public to learn and ask questions about plans for the 15-month shutdown of the L train beginning in April 2019. Click here to view the flyer with times and locations.

If you can’t attend this meeting, there will be one on Wednesday, February 14, 5–8 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 328 West 14th Street.

Monday, February 5, 7 p.m.
Transportation Committee Meeting (Community Board 6)
433 First Avenue, room 220 (NYU School of Dentistry)
Agenda items:
2. A proposal by the Dept. of Transportation to install crosstown protected bicycle lanes on East 26th and 29th Streets.
3. Presentation by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and NYC Dept. of Transportation on the plans for the coming L train Canarsie Tunnel shutdown.

Wednesday, February 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
SCRIE/DRIE Rent Freeze Workshop
Community Center, First Avenue Loop
RSVP (212) 633-8051

You may be eligible for a rent freeze if:

What you should bring to apply:

  •      Proof of your date of birth (driver’s license or birth certificate or passport or government ID).
  •      Proof of income for yourself and all household members for 2017, including W-2 forms, 1099 forms, pension or SSI/SSDI statements, etc.
  •      Your prior and current lease, signed by both you and your landlord.
  •      Any notices of Major Capital Improvement charges you have received in the past two years.

Co-sponsored by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Council Member Keith Powers

Tuesday, February 20, 6–7 p.m.
Managing the Legal and Financial Issues of Cancer
Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th floor, room 1121.
This lecture is meant to increase survivors’ understanding of their financial and legal challenges and of their rights in dealing with them. All NYU Cancer Center lecture events are free, but registration is required. For more information, consult NYU Langone’s website.

Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.
13th Precinct Community Council
230 East 21st Street (between Second and Third Avenues)
The Community Council provides a forum for community members to work with local police officers to address safety and quality of life issues that affect us all.