Security Program

Spring 2019: Daily Security & Patrol Program

CHN’s Security Patrol is a lasting and invaluable tool, for deterring petty street crime, commercial burglaries and vandalism in Carnegie Hill, several years running. CHN recently signed with Brosnan Risk Consultants as Carnegie Hill Neighbors Security Patrol 2.0, with BRC’s cutting edge technologies and brand new Jeep Compass, emblazoned with the CHN logo. This daily patrol, a mix of foot and cruiser surveillance, provides an extra set of eyes to walk the neighborhood, check in with area businesses, and door attendants, to greet and assist CH residents. Retrofitted with an electronic monitoring system, our cruiser patrol tags buildings that request it, on a nightly rotation, and doubles as a mobile response unit for Carnegie Hill.

Area of Operation:
From 86th to 96th Street
(West of Third Avenue)
From 97th/98th streets
(Fifth and Madison avenues only)

Patrol Car Duty:
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. weekdays
7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. weekends

Foot Patrol Duty:
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. weekdays

Individuals residing in Carnegie Hill Benefit greatly from this vital program

CHN Patrols record and report:
Damaged /obstructed sidewalks
Graffiti, stickers, unauthorized postings
Blocked, degraded street signage
Abandoned, vandalized autos
Panhandling, loitering
Emergency response
Streetlamp/traffic light outage

Annual security dues per building – $50 per unit
One time flat fee for year-round graffiti removal

Please contact info@chneighbors.org for more information

Park Avenue Malls

Until 1980, the ten Park Avenue median islands in Carnegie Hill were barren dog runs until Carnegie Hill Neighbors landscaped and made them the focal point of the avenue. For more than 30 years, we have engaged gardening professionals to plant and maintain the malls on Park Avenue between 86th to 96th streets year-round. CHN also provides watering to the pocket park on Park Avenue between 96th and 97th streets. As a further benefit, the beautification of the malls has engendered individual streetscape efforts throughout the neighborhood.

Park Avenue Malls Chair Susan Gottridge monitors the choice and health of the plantings on the malls. CHN administers the planting of the seasonal flowers and maintenance of the grass, hedges, and trees with funds provided by the 30 boards of the cooperatives and condominiums along Park Avenue through a type of “conservancy” fund initiated by CHN in 1979. Since 2008, other buildings on Park Avenue and the adjacent side streets have contributed.

CHN Small Business Initiative

On November 6, 2019 CHN, Manhattan Community Board 8 and local leaders met with small business owners to discuss the vacancy issues plaguing our neighborhood and the City as a whole.

There was wonderful turn out and some bold ideas generated on how to preserve the small businesses we have and how to attract new ones.

Green Spaces and Clean Streets Initiative

Our CHN Clean Streets initiative began in late 2017 to supplement the NYC Sanitation Department with weekly maintenance including continual sweeping up of street litter and bagging the trash bin overflow on Carnegie Hill’s commercial streets. The program has expanded to a hands-on training program in landscape gardening. We now maintain a once overlooked green gem of Carnegie Hill; the 97th Street mall garden. Under the guidance of our advisors, Lynden Miller Mark Goldsmith and Crista Carmody, the CHN Clean Streets team now cares for the garden with regular planting, watering and weeding.

This inspiring program is made possible through valued community partnerships with:

Urban Garden Center
GoSo
A. Bulfamante Landscaping

Please click here to support our Clean Streets Initiative.

Our Clean Streets & Green Spaces Advisory Board

Lynden Miller

Founder, (parksgardendesign.com)
Professor, NYU Department of Art History in Urban Design & Architectural Studies

Mark Goldsmith

Co-Founder, President, and CEO
Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO)

Crista Carmody

Senior Horticulturist, NYC Parks & Recreation
Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources

Neighborhood Clean Up Days

Carnegie Hill Neighbors partners with residents, local officials and businesses on a seasonal basis, to spruce up the pocket park located on Park Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets.

CHN Block Assessments

Well-maintained city sidewalks and healthy greenery are vital components to cultivating a beautiful neighborhood. Carnegie Hill Neighbors will walk your block with you to assess any repairs or improvements to be made.

We can direct you toward the appropriate channels to address the needs of whatever project your block may require.

Education

Carnegie Hill Neighbors educates and informs individuals seeking information on a wide range of topics. We offer tours and talks on the neighborhood’s rich architectural history and discuss the advent of New York City’s historical district mapping. We organize outings to instruct city gardeners on how to prepare, plant and maintain their piece of the urban landscape — from tree beds to public parkland in our neighborhood’s playgrounds and public garden spaces.

CHN Internship Program

Carnegie Hill Neighbors offers teens and young adults a broad range of internship opportunities working in the office and out in the community. We have recruited interns from

NYU Film School
NYU School of Architecture and Urban Planning
The Cooke Center
The Peddie School
The Dalton School
Winston Prep

CHN Buildings Network Program

Carnegie Hill Neighbors hosts an annual Carnegie Hill Buildings Network to address current trends in maintenance and facilities management. Every building in Carnegie Hill is invited to attend and to hear speakers discuss topics of common interest.

Superintendents and resident managers who submit their information will receive regular email updates from CHN with timely information addressing a wide range of topics.

CHN Collection and Recycling Days

DSNY Organics Collection and Electronics Recycling

DSNY Organics Collection partners with CHN to reduce waste sent to landfills. The program provides rodent resistant bins in order to deter pests. This program is a valuable resource to the city by supporting renewal energy initiatives, as well as to city gardeners, by producing enriched soil products such as compost and potting soil. Participants in this food and yard waste program can visit DSNY’s Zero Waste for curbside regulations and pickup schedules including a schedule of holiday closings.

 

CHN co-sponsors an annual Electronics Recycling day. Neighbors are encouraged to bring their unwanted electronic hardware to the site designated for responsible recycling.

Note: Stores that sell electronics are required by New York City law to recycle electronic equipment.

Recycling unwanted electronics is important to safeguarding our environment.