The program works via Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs), who reach out to residents and business owners while on patrol, attend community meetings, and visit schools and houses of worship. Jane Street's NYPD 6th Precinct has four NCOs covering the two sectors of Jane street. They are Sector B (West of Hudson) and Sector D (East of Hudson). As adjuncts to the detective squads, NCOs can quickly respond to developing incidents. NCOs also participate in NYPD's local Build the Block meetings, a chance to zoom or meet with NYPD officers and other city departments to discuss local issues.
Our Community Board 2 (CB2) holds monthly meetings about many local issues (currently via zoom). A CB2 hearing is the first step for any club or restaurant applying for a new or renewing liquor or beer/wine license. CB2 sends its recommendation to the State Liquor Authority (SLA), which grants or denies the application, commonly known as an "SLA app."
CB2 hearings are the neighborhood's chance to negotiate with applicants about issues that can impact our quality of life: late-night hours, rooftop dining, DJs, rope lines, promoted events, and music volume. The monthly calendar of all committee meetings is updated on CB2's website calendar page and sent to members of its mailing list. The co-chairs of CB2's SLA Committee are Robert Ely and Donna Raftery. SLA Applicants are encouraged to meet with community members before a hearing date. Contact us to join the mailing list of residents who attend these meetings, all currently via zoom.
The City says the more outreach to 311, the more likely the issue will be addressed. Contact 311 via thewebsite, the apps (Apple or Android), texting 311-692, or dialing 311 to report issues, including missed street sweeping, poor garbage conditions, excessive noise, potholes, damaged trees, and more.
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Our neighborhood is part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, established 50 years ago to provide guidelines for building renovation and new builds. A leading advocate, Village Preservation, frequently testifies before NYC's Landmarks Preservation Commission, the body that reviews building applications. Village Preservation also offers cultural programming and archival resources.
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