If you have been itching to become more involved in your neighborhood, here’s your chance. New York’s borough presidents recently opened up applications for membership in the city’s 59 community boards.
The application deadline is March 1. Click here for the application portal.
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine made a pitch for the all-volunteer positions during his January 14 community update. There’s also a good overview of community board responsibilities in this Gothamist piece.
Community Board 3 covers the East Village, the Lower East Side and most of Chinatown. As the Manhattan Borough President’s website explains, “Community Board members must live, work, or have an otherwise significant interest in the neighborhoods served by the community district, and be a New York City resident.”