Crow Hill Community Association Craft Fair! Sunday, June 3

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Hi Folks-

Hope your week has been going well! I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know about our Craft Fair on Sunday, June 3.

 

  • The fair will take place on the sidewalk of Franklin Avenue, between Sterling Place and St. John’s Placein Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The street will not be closed off.
  • Anyone who would like to participate as a vendor should contact me ASAP as space is limited. Call me at718-230-1447.
  • Vendor check-in is on the east corner of Sterling Place and Franklin Avenue. Set up time is 11-12pm. The event will officially start at 12:00pm, so set up must be completed by then.
  • Vendors are responsible for their own tables (up to 6 ft), unless you have reserved a table in advance. All vendors are responsible for their own chairs, even if you are renting a table. Feel free to bring your own tablecloths (though, we do keep some on hand). You are responsible for own display items (risers, hangers, etc.). Because this is a sidewalk event, absolutely NO TENTS are allowed, however, umbrellas are welcome.
  • We encourage you to bring signage to promote your business, however, all signage must be self supported.
  • Vendor participation fee is $25 (w/o table rental) and $35 (with table rental). Fee will collected the day of the show (cash only, please). All participation fees directly benefit the Crow Hill Community Association.
  • Be sure to have small bills available so that you can make change as necessary
  • Please limit your ‘entourage’ – we welcome your friends and family to visit and shop, but let’s keep it moving so all can enjoy.
  • Craft Fair ends at 6pm and all traces of our presence must be gone by 7pm.
  • If you you are unable to vend for any reason, please contact me at soon possible at 718-230-1447

If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to email me or call me at 718-230-1447

Looking forward to a great event!

 

All the best,

 

Frank Esquilin

President, Crow Hill Comm. Association

CB 8 January 2018 Meeting Notice/Agenda

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DATE: Thursday, January 11, 2018

PLACE: St. Teresa of Avila RC Church
563 Sterling Place, (corner of Classon Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11238

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order/Roll Call

2. Acceptance of Minutes

3. Representatives from the FDNY will make a presentation on fire prevention and fire safety

4. Ms. Bridgette Thomas, Community Outreach Coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City will make a presentation on Volunteer Recruitment

5. Action Items:
    a. Health/Human Services
    b. Land Use Committee
    c. SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

6. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Education

7. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements

8. Old Business/New Business

9. Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CB 8 Meeting Notice/Agenda – December 2017

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~ MEETING NOTICE~

DATE: Thursday, December 14, 2017

PLACE: Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue, (corner of St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order/Roll Call

2. Acceptance of Minutes

3. Dr. Roger Green and Mr. Bruce Richard will provide a brief update on the hospital consolidation project for five hospitals in Central Brooklyn

4. Ms. Naila Rivera, Government Relations and Advocacy Manager at Brooklyn Public Library, will give an update on the relocation of Brower Park Library

5. Action Items:
a. Land Use Committee
b. Livable Streets Committee
c. SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

6. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Education

7. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements

8. Old Business/New Business

9. Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CB 8 November 2017 Meeting Notice/Agenda

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DATE: Thursday, November 9, 2017

PLACE: Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue, (corner of St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11216

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order/Roll Call

2. Acceptance of Minutes

3. Ms. Meredith Wong will make a presentation on CaringKind’s connect2culture program

4. Action Items:

  • Land Use Committee
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

5. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Education

6. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements

7. Old Business/New Business

8. Adjournment

Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

 

CB8 May General Meeting Notice

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DATE: Thursday, May 11, 2017

PLACE: Union United Methodist Church
121 New York Avenue (between Bergen and Dean Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11216

TIME: 7 PM

1. Meeting Call to order
2. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements

3. Roll Call

4. Acceptance of Minutes
5. CB 8 Elections (Members will vote via SIGNED PAPER BALLOT)

Chair: Nizjoni Granville
1st Vice Chair: Shalawn Langhorne
2nd Vice Chair: Robert Witherwax
3rd Vice Chair: Atim Oton OR James Ellis OR Gib Veconi OR Desmond Atkins
Secretary: LeeAnn Banks
Treasurer: Ethel Tyus
Sergeant at Arms: Wayne Bailey

6. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Education

7. Discussion of Action Items from the following committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review

8. Old Business/New Business

9. Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CB 8 April Meeting Notice and Agenda

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DATE: Thursday, April 13, 2017

PLACE: P.S. 9 – 80 Underhill Avenue (between Bergen St.& St. Marks Ave.)

TIME: 7 PM

1. Meeting Call to order
2. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements
3. Roll Call
4. Acceptance of Minutes
5. Presentation by Ms. Yajhaira Vasquez on the services offered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corp. Crown Heights health center located at 1218 Prospect Place
6. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Education
  • Nominating

7. Discussion of Action Items from the following committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review
  • Transportation

8. Old Business/New Business
9. Adjournment

 Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CB8 PUBLIC HEARING & GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

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DATE: Thursday, March 9, 2017

PLACE: 1000 Dean Street (between Classon and Franklin Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY  11238

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Welcome & Meeting call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Correspondence

5. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials and Elected Official Representatives/Public Comments

6. Public Hearing Item:

Public Comments on city agency responses to Community Board 8’s Preliminary Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2018.  (Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person. Please review the document in advance and have your comments prepared).

Agency responses can be emailed to you or viewed at the District office in advance. Copies will be supplied at the meeting. 

7. Action Items from the following Committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA & Sidewalk Café Review

8. Report of Committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Youth
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation

9. Old Business/New Business

10. Public Comments/Announcements
 
11. Adjournment

 

Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CB8 PUBLIC HEARING & GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

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DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2017

PLACE: Concern for Independent Living                                                                                         151 Rochester Avenue  (between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)                          Brooklyn, NY  11213

TIME:  7:00 PM

1. Welcome & Meeting call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Correspondence

5. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials and Elected Official Representatives/Public Comments

6. Public Hearing Item:

Public Comments on city agency responses to Community Board 8’s Preliminary Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2018.  (Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person).

Agency responses can be emailed to you or viewed at the District office in advance. Copies will be supplied at the meeting.

7. Action Items from the following Committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA & Sidewalk Café Review

8. Report of Committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Youth
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Parks
  • Police
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation

9. Old Business/New Business

10. Public Comments/Announcements

11. Adjournment

Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CB 8 Meeting Notice/Agenda

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~ MEETING NOTICE~

DATE: Thursday, December 8, 2016
PLACE: Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue (between Bergen Street & St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY  11213
TIME: 7 PM

1. Meeting call to order
2. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements
3. Roll Call
4. Acceptance of Minutes
5. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Education

6. Discussion of Action Items from the following committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review
  • Transportation

7. Old Business/New Business
8. Adjournment

 Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

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CB8 PUBLIC HEARING & MEETING NOTICE

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DATE: Thursday, October 13, 2016

PLACE: Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue (corner of St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

TIME: 6:30 PM (Note the time change)

1. Meeting Call to order
2. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements
3. Roll Call
4. Acceptance of Minutes
5. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Education

6. Discussion of Action Items from the following committees:

a. Housing/ULURP
b. Sla and Sidewalk Café Review

7. PUBLIC HEARING ITEM:

Community Board 8 Capital and Expense Budget requests for Fiscal Year 2018.

Persons interested in viewing the budget items may do so at the District Office. Also, persons interested in speaking at the public hearing may register by calling the District Office at 718-467-5574. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes.

8. Old Business/New Business
9. Adjournment

KIDS DAY IS BACK!

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When: Sunday, August 28th from 12pm to 6pm

Where: Franklin Ave between Sterling Place and Park Place

The Crow Hill Community Association is excited to bring back Kids Day, an all day event, taking place on Franklin Ave between Sterling Place and Park Place, with games, rides, and other activities, ALL OF WHICH ARE FREE!!!

If anyone is interested in helping out, either by providing items like tables and chairs, or by making yourself available on the day of to supervise or manage the grill, please let us know by emailingchca@crowhillcommunity.org.

Hope to see you all there. And please spread the word

FRANKLIN AVE. FESTIVAL – SUNDAY, JULY 17TH

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With the intention of celebrating our beloved neighborhood, select merchants on Franklin Avenue will come together to offer promotional deals this Sunday, July 17th. Whether you are a local resident or looking to explore parts of the City that are unfamiliar, we encourage you to come out and enjoy all that Franklin Avenue has to offer. See below for a detailed list of participating vendors and their respective promotions.

BAHNMIGOS – 636 PARK PLACE

Free sample Bubble Tea

½ Price bubble tea & other drinks

BARBONCINO – 781 FRANKLIN AVE.

Free bottomless sodas with a pizza order.

BKW – 747 FRANKLIN AVE.

Happy hour from 4PM to 7PM.

BOTTOMS UP – WINES & SPIRITS – 731 FRANKLIN AVE.

Wine tastings w/ different food pairing in our sunny garden.

BUNSMITH – 789 FRANKLIN AVE.

$10 Korean Rice Bowls (Marinated Beef, Korean Fried Chicken, or Braised Pork – grab ‘n’ go / take out item.

CENT’ANNI – 742 FRANKLIN AVE.

Enjoy “Happy Hour” 4PM – 6PM

KELSO’S – 648 FRANKLIN AVE.

Happy hour for our signature drinks 12 Noon – 10PM.

Appetizers samples & sale on Kelso’s famous Hot sauce

ROSCO’S PIZZA – 685 FRANKLIN AVE.

Free CAN of soda or bottled water with every 2 slices of pizza.

SUZETTE LAVELLE – WOMEN’S CLOTHING – ACCESSORIES & GIFT SHOP – 726 FRANKLIN AVE.

SUNDAY SIZZLER SALE – Everything outside $5 – $25.

THE PULP & THE BEAN – 809 FRANKLIN AVE.

12OZ. Coffee or Tea & Bagel w/ any cream cheese / or Muffin

VEGGIES NATURAL JUICE BAR – 785 FRANKLIN AVE.

Buy one drink get a patty half price.

Buy two drinks get a free patty.

VERIZON WIRELESS – 718 FRANKLIN AVE.

25% off accessories for everyone.

35% off for people with employee discounts (DOES NOT APPLY TO PREMIUM ACCESSORIES).

WINO(T) – 796 Franklin Ave.

10% Off all Rose Wines

HULLABALOO BOOK – 65 Franklin Ave.

10% off everything with a mention of the discount.

LITTLE ZELDA – 728 Franklin Ave.

10% off everything with a mention of the discount.

NAGLE’S BAGELS – 728 Franklin Ave.

10% off everything with a mention of the discount.

SPONSORED BY CROW HILL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

CB General Meeting Notice

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DATE: Thursday, June 9, 2016
PLACE: Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue (between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY  11213
TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order/Roll Call
2. Acceptance of Minutes
3. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements
4. Mr. David Schmid, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of External Affairs from the NYC Office of Emergency Management, will make a presentation on emergency preparedness
5. Ms. Sylvia Ancrum will make a presentation on the Civilian Complaint Review Board
6. Action Items:

  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • Parks Committee
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

7. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Education

8. Old Business/New Business
9. Adjournment

Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CB 8 Meeting Notice – May 2016

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~ MEETING NOTICE~

DATE: Thursday, May 12, 2016
PLACE: Union United Methodist Church
121 New York Avenue (corner of Bergen Street)
Brooklyn, NY  11216 (LOCATION CHANGE)
TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order/Roll Call
2. Acceptance of Minutes
3. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements
4. Ms. Elizabeth Canela for Forest City Ratner Companies will speak on the affordable housing lottery for 461 Dean Street
5. Action Items:

  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

6. Report from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Education

7. Old Business/New Business
8. Adjournment

            Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CB8 GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

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DATE: Thursday, April 14, 2016
PLACE: 1000 Dean Street (between Franklin and Classon Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY  11238
TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Welcome & Meeting call to order
2. Roll Call
3. Acceptance of Minutes
4. Correspondence
5. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials and Elected Official Representatives
6. Ms. Zehra Kuz from Pratt Institute will give an update on the Institute’s findings regarding the watershed with regard to climate change
7. Ms. Marlies Talay from the Crown Heights Mediation Center will make a presentation on Legal Hand
8. Mr. Kevin Xeureb from NY Presbyterian Burn Center will make a presentation
9. Hearing to remove Ms. Opel Richards  according to CB8’s By-Laws (Section 5.5c)
10. Action Items from the following Committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • Parks
  • SLA & Sidewalk Café Review

11. Report of Committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Youth
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation

12. Old Business/New Business
13. Public Comments/Announcements
14. Adjournment

 

 

 Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

Agenda for Thursday’s CB8 General Meeting

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~ GENERAL MEETING NOTICE~

DATE:   Thursday, March 10, 2016
PLACE: Calvary Community Church
1575 St. John’s Place  (Corner Buffalo Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY  11213
TIME:      7:00 PM

1. Welcome & Meeting call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Correspondence

5. Forest City Ratner Companies will make a presentation on the affordable housing lottery at 461 Dean Street

6. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will give an update on the Zika Virus

7. Ms. L. Joy Williams, President Brooklyn Chapter of NAACP will give an update

8. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials and Elected Official Representatives

9. Action Items from the following Committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA & Sidewalk Café Review
  • Transportation

10. Report of Committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Youth
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors

11. Old Business/New Business

12. Public Comments/Announcements

13. Adjournment 

 Please note:  The order of agenda items are subject to change.

CHANCELLOR FARIÑA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF PRE-K APPLICATIONS

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All Families with Children Born in 2012 Can Apply Starting Today, Online at nyc.gov/prek, Over the Phone, or In Person at a Family Welcome Center 

Applications Open a Month Earlier Than Last Year – Giving Families More Opportunities to Find the Right Program

NEW YORK – Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Bambi Day Care Center in Brooklyn today to announce the opening of 2016-17 Pre-K for All applications. All New York City families with children born in 2012 are eligible to apply starting today, and the first round of applications closes March 4. There are enough free, full-day, high-quality seats to meet the demand of every four-year old in New York City, and this year, a record 68,500 students enrolled in free, full-day, high quality pre-K. To make the enrollment process even easier, the Department of Education has moved up the application timeline. Families are now able to apply a month earlier than last year and will receive offer letters a month sooner.

“Pre-K is critical year where students learn new vocabulary, experiment with science and make new friends. I’m proud that we have enough full-day seats for every four-year old in New York City. We are putting more students on the path to success than ever before. I urge all families with four-year olds to go online, call or visit a Family Welcome Center to apply,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

“Children in full-day pre-K develop the skills they need to be successful not just in kindergarten, but for the rest of their academic career,” said Deputy Chancellor for Strategy and Policy Josh Wallack. “Families should know that all our programs are held to the same high standards and that quality is our most important priority. I encourage all families to review the directory, visit pre-K programs and apply to the programs that best meets their needs and the needs of their student.”

All New York City families with children born in 2012 are eligible to apply to pre-K for the 2016-17 school year. This includes children with disabilities and children whose home language is not English.Families can complete the single application process online at nyc.gov/prek, over the phone at 718-935-2067, or in person at a Family Welcome Center. The single application allows families to list up to 12 full-day pre-K programs – including DOE district schools and DOE-run Pre-K Centers and NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEECs) – ranking programs of interest in order of preference. The online application is translated into all nine of the DOE’s languages, and families can submit an application over the phone or in person in over 200 languages. Families interested in half-day, 5-hour NYCEEC pre-K programs or charter school pre-K programs should contact those programs directly to apply.

The DOE has also continued to identify a variety of language supports offered at certain programs. Twenty-seven pre-K programs have been designated as Dual Language (DL) and nearly 200 pre-K programs are designated as Enhanced Language Support (ELS).

The earlier application process will give families more time to prepare for the transition to pre-K, and allow pre-K programs to pre-register students and make waitlist offers before the end of the school year. A second round of applications will begin the first week of May and will feature any newly awarded Fall 2016 pre-K programs; families will be able to explore new options and apply to more programs of interest.

To guide families through the application process, the DOE will host information sessions in every borough between January 27 and February 3. Details and times below:

Bronx
Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus
500 East Fordham Road
Bronx, 10458

Brooklyn
Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00 pm
Clara Barton High School
901 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, 11225

Manhattan
Tuesday, February 2 at 6:00 pm
JHS 167 Robert F Wagner
200 East 76th Street
Manhattan, 10021

Queens
Monday, February 1 at 6:00 pm
Forest Hills High School
67-01 110th Street
Queens, 11375

Staten Island
Wednesday, January 27 at 6:00 pm
Staten Island Technical HS
485 Clawson Street
Staten Island, 10306

To explore their options, families can access a variety of resources. Families are encouraged to use the 2016 Pre-K for All Directory available on the pre-K website in ten languages. The Pre-K Directory contains detailed admissions information and updated program lists. Families are also encouraged to use the online Pre-K Finder for the latest information and program updates, with helpful mapping tools to help families plan their programs. Enrollment specialists will also be available to help families throughout the process to ensure they find a program that best fits their child’s needs.

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Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

Community Boards Now Accepting Applications

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Applications to join your local Community Board are now available if you wish to serve.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016

Click Here To Apply Online

For those that do not know, Community boards are local representative bodies. There are 18 community boards in Brooklyn and each one consists of up to 50 non-salaried members appointed by the Borough President, half of whom are nominated by their district’s City Council members. Members of the community board must reside, work, or have some other significant interest in the community.

Each community board employs a District Manager who establishes an office, hires staff, and implements procedures to improve the delivery of City services to the district. While the main responsibility of the board office is to receive complaints from community residents, they also maintain other duties, such as processing permits for block parties and street fairs. Many boards choose to provide additional services and manage special projects that cater to specific community needs, including organizing tenants associations, coordinating neighborhood cleanup programs, and more.

Sunday, January 31st: Ice Cream Social @ Brooklyn Bell’s The Local

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Please join us from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, January 31st as we partner with The Free Portrait Project: Crown Heights and the Five Boro Story Project for an Ice Cream (and hot soup!) Social, and story circles led by Five Boro Story Project’s Bridget Bartolini, with #wearecrownheights portraits on display, and live music by Amos Rose and Everything Forever.

The first 25 scoops of ice cream are on the house, courtesy of the Crow Hill Community Association, so come early!

This event is free to attend and open to the public.
Drinks and Kosher Fare will be available by donation.

Hosted by Brooklyn Bell Foods & Co. (843 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238)

CB8 Meeting Notice

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DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2016

PLACE: Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

727 Classon Avenue  (corner of Park Place)

Brooklyn, NY  11238

TIME: 7:00 PM


1. Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Action Items:

  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

5. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements

6. A representative from the NYC Parks Department will give an update on the Community Parks Initiative

7. Update from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety 
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Education  

8. Old Business/New Business

9. Adjournment

Participatory Budgeting Meeting Tomorrow

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Participatory Budgeting is coming to Brooklyn’s City Council District 35, home to Crow Hill. Below is a letter from Council Member Laurie Cumbo, who is responsible for bringing PB to our District:


Dear Friend,

I am proud and excited to launch Participatory Budgeting in the 35th Council District. This process will be an incredible opportunity for the community to come together to discuss how they would like to spend $1 million dollars within the community. The success of this endeavor can only happen with your assistance. I want to make sure that the diversity of the District is incorporated every step of the way and I certainly need your support.

One of my goals for Participatory Budgeting is to identify new leaders and or the next generation of leaders. Your leadership throughout Brooklyn is undeniable and I would be so honored if you would participate in this process and also bring a new leader to the table to serve as a Delegate to the Participatory Budgeting Process to represent different neighborhoods, segments of the community (i.e., schools, art and culture, transportation, etc.) and the many voices of the neighborhood. Please let me know the name of the person that you would like to become a part of this process and a short paragraph about their professional affiliations and relevant work within the community.

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at Medgar Evers College, Nadeen Lawe Activity Center, 1650 Bedford Avenue 2nd floor, Room B2024 Brooklyn, NY 11225 from 6:30PM – 9:30PM. All of the relevant information pertaining to the responsibilities of a delegate as well as the upcoming meetings is attached for your reference. It is important to note that all delegates would be required at all three meetings and or workshops. 

I look forward to your response by the close of business on Thursday, September 4.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact my Legislative and Budget Director, Drew Gabriel at (212) 788-7081 or district35pb@gmail.com

Yours in Partnership,
Laurie A. Cumbo
Member of the New York City Council

CB8 General Meeting Notice

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DATE:Thursday, September 10, 2015
PLACE:Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place & St. Marks Ave)
Brooklyn, NY  11213
TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Welcome and Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Swearing in of newly elected Community Board Officers and newly appointed members by Councilman Robert Cornegy

5. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps

6. Ms. Elana Bulman, Program Manager from Solar One will give a brief presentation on Here Comes Solar.

7. Presentation by the Dept. of Transportation on the proposed changes to Utica Avenue between Bergen Street and Atlantic Avenue due to B46 Select Bus Service.

8. Action Items:

A) Housing/ULURP Committee
B) SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
C) Transportation

9. Reports from the following committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Education

10. Old Business/New Business

11. Public Comments/Announcements

12. Adjournment

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: MAYOR’S COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNIT

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The Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU) is the direct link between the Mayor and New York’s communities. CAU organizes participation in key mayoral initiatives at the community level through direct contact with community boards, organizations, and city residents.  CAU plays an active role in public events across the five boroughs and in connecting to New York’s diverse communities.

Interns will gain experience in government and community organizing while working side by side with senior office staff to carry out the Mayor’s key initiatives across New York City.  Internships with CAU will provide an opportunity to assist with and attend many government and community events and get an inside look at New York City government. Ideal candidates will be highly reliable and motivated, independent, sociable, and comfortable in high pressure situations. This is a perfect opportunity for students focusing on areas such as public affairs, public policy, and political science.

Multiple internships are available.  Based on skills and interests, internships may be designated to focus on key constituency or program areas.  Full time and part time internships are available (min 15 hours/wk).  All internships are unpaid; will complete paperwork necessary for student to receive available college credit.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting Borough Directors and Deputy Commissioners with community engagement and organizing, including meetings, presentations, public activities.
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships and opportunities around major issues, in neighborhoods, or with key constituencies.
  • Planning, preparing for, and attending meetings and events, logistics coordination, and event promotion.
  • Preparing and researching background documents; briefings, summaries
  •  Providing overall administrative and project support
  • Assisting with the development of social media outreach and communications.
  •  Help build and maintain constituent tracking systems, databases.
  • Maintaining event calendars and databases, logistics coordination, and event promotion
  • Assist with correspondence and constituent case management.

Preferred Qualification and/or Skills:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, communication, and analytical skills;
  • Ability to deal with a diverse constituency and work productively under pressure, both as an individual and part of a team;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and general internet research
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments, including the ability to manage time and work independently, while paying close attention to details in the process of accomplishing tasks and problem solving;
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff, inside and outside of the city and other governmental and non-governmental agencies and/or organizations
  • Proficiency in a language other than English highly desirable.

– A strong ability to conduct online research and a confidence in navigating social media platforms

Please send resume and cover letter to TLin@cityhall.nyc.gov.

CB 8 Meeting Notice

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DATE: Thursday, June 11, 2015
PLACE: Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place & St. Marks Ave)
Brooklyn, NY
TIME: 7:00 p.m. SHARP


1. Welcome

2. Roll Call

3. Meeting Call to order

4. Acceptance of Minutes

5. Correspondence

6. Mr. Jim Mutton, Director of NYC Operations at Concern for Independent Living will give an update on the construction of 1522 Bergen Street.

7. Mr. Richard Farrell, Chief Assistant District Attorney from the Kings County District Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit will make a presentation on Real Estate Scams.

8. Ms. Kristia Beaubrun, Communications Director at Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo’s office will give an update on their new online resource service.

9. Ms. Elana Bulman, Program Manager from Solar One will give a brief presentation on Here Comes Solar.

10. Action Items from the following Committees:

  • Education
  • Housing/ULURP
  • Parks
  • SLA & Sidewalk Café Review
  • Transportation

11. Report of Committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health and Human Services
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Family Services

10. Old Business/ New Business

11. Public Comments/Announcements

12. Adjournment

Meeting Regarding Stroud Playground

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Please be advised that there will be a meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park & Prospect Places), Brooklyn, N.Y. at 6:00 p.m to discuss the design for Stroud Playground. 

All interested parties are urged to attend.

Fellowship Opportunities

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The Center for Community Leadership at JCRC-NY creates and assists the growth of community-based initiatives and runs leadership trainings in the complex world of New York’s New Diversity

The Center for Community Leadership at JCRC-NY welcomes applications for the following 2015-16 programs:

We Are The Bronx Fellowship (WATB)
The Northern Manhattan Fellowship
The Queens Fellowship
We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship (WAAB)

The Center for Community Leadership’s borough-based Fellowship programs connect mid to senior level professionals with fellow leaders and experts in the non-profit world. During these 9-month professional development training programs, Fellows will have the opportunity to hone their networking, community-building and leadership skills, as well as build relationships with other organizations and professionals in their borough.

To apply please visit:
We Are The Bronx Fellowship (WATB)
The Northern Manhattan Fellowship
The Queens Fellowship
We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship (WAAB)

Affordable Housing for Rent

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ELH Mgmt. LLC, the managing agent for NIA JV Project is pleased to announce the marketing of the newly rehabbed projects in Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant.

14 rehabilitated units are available at 177 Rogers Avenue and 96 Brooklyn Avenue in Crown Heights and 295A Bainbridge Street and 233 Ralph Avenue in Bed Stuy.

The deadline to apply is May 13, 2015.

To request an application, mail a Post Card to:

NIA JV LLC
P.O. Box 23970
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11202

or download from www.nyc.gov/housingconnect

Completed applications must be returned by regular mail only (no priority, certified, registered, express, oversized or overnight mail will be accepted). Applications will be selected by lottery; applicants who submit more than one application will be disqualified.

Click here for more information.

CB General Meeting Notice

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DATE:Thursday, May 14, 2015
PLACE: Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (between Park and Prospect Places)
Brooklyn, NY
TIME: 7:00 p.m. SHARP


1. Welcome

2. Roll Call

3. Meeting Call to order

4. Acceptance of Minutes

5. Correspondence

6. Election for Executive Officers for the term of June 2015 thru May 2017.

  • Nizjoni Granville – Chairperson
  • Shalawn Langhorne – 1st Vice Chair
  • Robert Witherwax – 2nd Vice Chair
  • Atim Oton OR Kwasi Mensah – 3rd Vice Chair
  • Akosua Albritton OR Desmond Atkins OR LeeAnn Banks OR Helen Coley –
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Ethel Tyus – Treasurer
  • James Ellis – Sergeant at Arms

7. Vote to remove Mr. Jamell Henderson from the Board. Charges against Mr. Henderson and causes for removal (Section 5.5d):

  • Missed 4 of last 6 meetings
  • Does not participate on 2 standing committees
  • Lack of attendance at committee meetings

Please note that the By-Laws also state, “The appointed member [under review for removal] shall have the right to respond to the charges and specifications, the right to counsel and the right to produce witnesses or evidence on his or her behalf.” If you would like to come to the defense of Mr. Henderson, you may do so.

8. Action Items from the following Committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA & Sidewalk Café Review

9. Report of Committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health and Human Services
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Family Services

10. Old Business/ New Business
11. Public Comments/Announcements
12. Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

Next CB8 General Meeting

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DATE: Thursday, April 9, 2015
PLACE: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (near Vanderbilt Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
TIME: 7:00 PM


1. Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Mr. Patrick Fergus from Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DIOTT) will make a presentation on LINKNYC/CityBridge, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world’s largest, fastest free municipal
Wi-Fi network.

5. Dept. of Transportation and NYC Transit will give an update on the Utica Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS).

6. Committee Reports:

Action Items: (Reports that require a vote)

A) Housing/ULURP Committee
B) Transportation
C) SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
D) Executive Committee

7. Other Committee Reports:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Nominating
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Senior
  • Youth & Family Services

8. Old Business/New Business
9. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
10. Public Comments/Announcements
11. Adjournment

Letter from Mayor de Blasio For Future Generations of New Yorkers

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What’s your big idea for the future of New York City, friend? 

Every four years, New York City updates PlaNYC to make sure that we’re building toward a future that’s resilient, sustainable, and makes sense for the lives of all New Yorkers. 

This year, we’re making equity a lynchpin of PlaNYC — and we’ve made the process more inclusive than ever before. Every New Yorker has a voice in this plan and can participate in building our city’s future. 

What’s your vision for New York City in the years and decades to come? Take this survey now to let us know. 

Your idea could be about anything: from the environment to jobs to education to affordable housing to transportation. 

You have the power to shape the future of our city if you speak up — for yourself and for future generations of New Yorkers. 

Leave your mark on the future of New York City. Take the survey now: on.nyc.gov/survey 

Thank you, 

Bill de Blasio
Mayor 

Invitation from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

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Dear Community Residents:

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first of three marches conducted by civil rights activists in 1965 from Selma, Alabama, to the state’s capital of Montgomery – marches that helped lead to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams invites you to march in partnership with him this Saturday, March 7, over the Brooklyn Bridge, symbolizing the famous crossing of the Edmund Pettis Bridge.

The theme of the march is “Selma is Everywhere,” memorializing our shared commitment to civil rights, racial equality and progressive reform. We are planning to gather at 10:30 AM on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by a kickoff press availability at 11:00 AM and the step-off at approximately 11:30 AM. We will be marching to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where we will gather to watch President Barack Obama’s address to the nation from Selma.

If you would like to be part of this important event, we ask that your organization make a commitment to bring at least ten marchers with you, so we can build this unity message in partnership.

Please e-mail Stefan Ringel, Communications Director for Borough President Adams, at sringel@brooklynbp.nyc.gov as soon as possible if you wish to be part of the promotion of this event, including mention on a flyer, as well as to let us know how many marchers you will be bringing.

Upcoming Community Board 8 General Meeting

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When: Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm

Where:  Calvary Community Church – 1575 St. John’s Place  (Corner of Buffalo Avenue) Brooklyn, NY  11233

1. Welcome

2. Roll Call

3. Meeting Call to order

4. Acceptance of Minutes

5. Correspondence

6. Presentation on the renovation of 77th Precinct Annex Office—Stable Building, 563 Grand Avenue. The two-story stable building is attached to the Annex that was not renovated in 1997 along with the main building. The renovated building will be used for additional office space.

7. Action Items from the following Committees:

  • SLA & Sidewalk Café Review
  • Transportation
  • M1-1

8. Public Hearing Item:

Public Comments on city agency responses to Community Board 8’s Preliminary Capital and Expense Budget for Community Board 8’s Preliminary Capital and Expense Budget Fiscal Year 2016. (Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person).

9. Ms. Claudette Agard, member of the Coalition for Educational Justice, will speak on community schools

10. Report of Committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Family Services

11. Old Business/New Business

12. Public Comments/Announcements

13. Adjournment

Save the Date: March 17, at 705, “Teaching and Talking About Race With Children”

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Teaching and Talking about Race with Children : A Dialogue with Parents and Educators 

Discussing issues of race and racism with children can feel challenging for many adults in caregiving roles, especially when speaking with the very young. It is a challenge that can be met if we embrace the importance of preparing the next generation to live in and foster an equitable multiracial society, and connect with others to share perspectives, resources and tools. Please join us for an evening of honest and open dialogue centered on this critical aspect of community life.

Panelists are:

Rachel Ehrlich – Moderator and Diversity Educator
John Gentile – Diversity Educator
Martha Haakmat – Diversity Educator
Delia Hernandez – Diversity Educator

Rachel Ehrlich is an anti-bias educator. She attended Hampshire College and received a B.A. in Urban Studies from New College of California. She has an M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work from Smith College and a M.A. in Social Justice Education from UMass Amherst. She is working toward a PhD in Urban Education at the CUNY Grad Center. Her dissertation focuses on educational policy, teacher’s unions, and racial and class inequity. She regularly consults with public and private school teachers/administrators on social justice education, diversity, and inclusion. At the Fieldston Ethical Culture School she is the chair of the Ethics Department 6-12th grades, a College Counselor, and teaches courses focused on power and social justice. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife Jill, son August, and bulldog Gilda.

John Gentile is originally from Washington D.C. and attended Georgetown Day High School. He is a graduate with honors from Eugene Lang College at The New School in New York City. He is a nationally recognized diversity and inclusion consultant focusing on whiteness, white identity development, and white privilege. He has worked with many prestigious educational institutions and organizations including The Trinity School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Riverdale Country School, The Town School and The New School in New York City as well as the Oakwood School in Los Angeles, California, Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio  and Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He has lead workshops, facilitated dialogues and affinity groups, trained faculty, and has been featured as a keynote speaker.  He has also presented at the Critical Analysis of Race in Learning and Education (CARLE) Institute and the Immigrant Justice Corps in New York City. He has been a faculty member for the National Association of Independent Schools’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference since 2009. He is a founding faculty member of the National Diversity Directors Institute  at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland.  He was the recipient of The Princeton Prize for Race Relations in 2007.

Martha Haakmat has taught and led in New York City independent schools for the past 27 years.  Currently the Head of School at the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Martha has been a lower, middle and upper school educator and has held administrative positions such as Diversity Director and Middle School Head.  Martha has served as an independent school trustee and has been a member of various committees for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).  She was also the founder and director of Educators for Growth and Empowerment (EDGE), a diversity consulting team that presented in schools and conferences nationwide.  Martha has three daughters who are being educated in the independent school system.

Delia Hernandez worked as a teacher and administrator in NYC independent schools for twenty years before moving on to her current role as Lecturer in the Education Program at Kjngsborough Community College. She is working toward a PhD in Educational Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center where she is exploring the impact of race, ethnicity and class on the development of teacher identity. Delia is a Park Slope native with two sons, ages 7 and 10, and a sweet puppy named Coco.

 

When: 3/17/15 @ 6:30

Where: PS 705 Auditorium (443 St. Marks Avenue)

Brooklyn Community Board 8 General Meeting Notice

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DATE: Thursday, February 12, 2015

PLACE:  Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue  (Corner St. Marks Ave) Brooklyn, NY  11213

TIME: 7:00 PM

  1. Meeting Call to Order
  1. Roll Call
  1. Acceptance of Minutes
  1. Correspondence
  1. Action Items:
  • Executive Committee
  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
  1. Honorable Genine D. Edwards, Supreme Court Justice Civil Court of NYC
  1. Ms. Celeste Farmer from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will make a presentation on Mental Health Awareness.
  1. Report from the following committees:
  • Aging
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety 
  • Transportation Committee
  • Youth & Family Services
  1. Old Business/New Business
  2. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Rep
  3. Public Comments/Announcements
  4. Adjournment

           

           

“421a: Fix It or End it” Policy Proposal by Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD)

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With 421a and Rent Laws set to expire in June 2015, the City and the State are at critical moment. Will we put the public benefit of affordable housing before the private profit interests of real estate developers? Our government officials have the opportunity to send a clear message about our priorities by strengthening the rent laws and reforming 421a so that they serve and protect our communities’ local affordable housing needs.

Today, ANHD released our 421a Policy Reform Proposal, posted online  HERE. In this report, ANHD outlines the how the 421a Developer’s Tax Break could be completely revamped in order to become a true affordable housing tool that meets the needs of local neighborhoods instead of a billion dollar boondoggle for real estate developers.

ANHD calls to:

  • Require that 421a developments make at least 25% of apartments affordable available at 30% AMI level, to serve the 1/3 of New Yorkers struggling the most with housing costs.
  • Require on-site affordable apartments in every neighborhood.
  • Make all affordable apartments permanently affordable.
  • Prohibit double-dipping when 421a is used in conjunction with other affordable housing subsidies.
  • Promote mixed-income communities by ensuring the fair and equal treatment of all tenants.
  • Ensure that 421a rules are transparent and adhered to by creating a compliance fee to fund the enforcement of tenants’ rights and program rules.

It’s long past time to re-evaluate the 421a Developer’s Tax Break. The City and the State cannot allow such a flawed and outdated program to continue.

Either we Fix the 421a Developers’ Tax Break, remaking it into a true affordable housing program that meets the affordable housing needs of local New Yorkers… or we End it. The current 421a program’s paradigm cannot continue. We cannot afford to subsidize luxury real estate that is unaffordable to average New Yorkers.

Download the full 421a Tax Break: Fix it or End it.

Read more on 421a in ANHD’s 421a Developer’s Tax Break Analysis.

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Upcoming Events

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State of the District Address by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
Thursday, January 29, 6:30pm
Long Island University
Paramount Theater
RSVP: (718)237-2211

​Washington Ave. Botanic Block Association (WABBA) invites you to “Expiration of the NYS and NYC Rent Laws/Regulations”
Friday, January 30, 6pm – 8pm
1000 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Special Guests: Elected Officials, Division of Homes & Community Renewal (DHCR), and Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)

Community Board Membership Application For 2015

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For those interested in renewing their Community Board membership or becoming a member, please find attached the community board new member and reappointment applications for 2015.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications has been extended to February 15, 2015.  The applications can also be downloaded from www.brooklyn-usa.org.  It is also suggested that you print hard copies of the applications for distribution at your CB office.

Please note that community board membership is now open to individuals starting at age 16.

FINAL CB New Member Application 2015

FINAL CB Reappointment Application 2015

A Letter from the Mayor re: Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

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Dear Friend,

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are missing out on anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 in tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credit. About 25% of eligible working families fail to claim their money – money families need to help pay for daily necessities – because many people don’t know about these programs.

Our fellow New Yorkers need information on how to get these credits and how to get free tax preparation and financial counseling to make the most of their refund – and YOU can help make it happen. Please forward this message widely  to your community and share online here!

ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS IS HOSTING THE FIRST EVER PHONE-A-THON TO LET OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS KNOW ABOUT REFUNDABLE TAX CREDITS.

YOUR TWO HOURS WILL HELP A FAMILY MAKE ENDS MEET.

DATE: Saturday, January 31, 2015

TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

PLACES:
A location in every borough! Click here for locations.

Register now to volunteer!

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Spread the word about January 31 on Twitter or Facebook and use #GotMyRefund! Follow the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on Twitter (@NYCDCA), Like us on Facebook, and share important information, ask questions, or let us know how DCA is working for you. Be sure to tag us @NYCDCA.

Thank you in advance for your support, and we hope to see you on January 31st!

Two Architects Exhibit at FiveMyles

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January 17 – December 21, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, January 17, 5-8pm

An exhibition of work by Alex Cornelius and Yu Nong Khew

Khew and Cornelius explore, both as architects and artists, the cities of Ms. Khew’s Southeast Asian upbringing. In DepthForms they take these cities in addition to New York as the subject matter for an investigation of the contrasting phenomena of depth and flatness, using 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and 2.5-dimensional methods of representation to question our conception of urban space. The two artists now live in Singapore.

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Gallery Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 1-6pm
Directions: Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.

Agenda for Next CB 8 General Meeting

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DATE: Thursday, January 8, 2015
TIME:  7:00 PM

PLACE:
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue  (between Park and Prospect Places)
Brooklyn, NY  11238

1. Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Correspondence

5. Action Items:

A) SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
B) Transportation Committee
C) By-Laws Committee

6. Report from the following committees:

  • Aging
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Youth & Family Services

7. Old Business/New Business

8. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps

9. Public Comments/Announcements

10. Adjournment

DOT presentation on Atlantic Avenue/Washington Avenue intersection improvements

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When: Tuesday, December 16, 6:00PM
Where: CNR-Center Light Health Care Center, 727 Classon Avenue (corner of Park Place)

NYCDOT will be presenting a refined safety proposal for the intersection of Atlantic/Washington/Underhill Avenues at a jointTransportation Committee meeting with Community Boards 2 and 8 on Tuesday, December 16th. DOT previously proposed improvements to the intersection in 2011, but implementation was delayed due to water main construction at the location. A representative from DOT said that the agency’s intention now is to complete construction of the Washington Avenue improvements in the spring of 2015.

MTA Fare and Toll Public Hearing (for Comments)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Road
(Near the Junction of Nostrand Avenue & Avenue H)
Brooklyn, NY

Registration Period: 5 to 9 p.m.
Hearing Begins: 6 p.m.

By Subway: 2 subway5 subway to Flatbush Av Brooklyn College Accessibility Information

By Bus: B6, B11, B41, B41-LTD, B44, B44, SBS, B103, Q35

Plan your trip with Link to TripPlanner+ which provides you with travel directions that take into account any planned service changes.

Additional Ways to Comment

Comments can be submitted via email through our website at www.mta.info or by letter to MTA Government Affairs, 347 Madison Ave, 5th floor, New York, NY 10017. Customers may also visit the satellite facilities on the dates and times listed where comments will be videotaped. All comments will be transcribed and made part of the permanent record of these hearings.

Pictures From The CHCA Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

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Thanks to all those who helped the Crow Hill Community Association put together the Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway last week. With your support, we were able to provide Thanksgiving dinners to needy families in the community. It was a raving success and we hope to have many more events like this in the future.  
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CB8 General Meeting

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DATE:
Thursday, December 11, 2014

PLACE:
Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place & St. Marks Ave)
Brooklyn, NY  11213

TIME:
7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Ms. Sharon McLeod from the New York Memory Center will report on the statistics of Alzheimer’s disease and the impact in Brooklyn.

5. Ms. Nicole Francois, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Development & External Affairs at Interfaith Medical Center will make a presentation.

6. Correspondence

7. Action Items:
A) Housing/ULURP Committee
B) SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

8. Report from the following committees:

  • Aging/Seniors
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Family Services

9. Old Business/New Business

10. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps

11. Public Comments/Announcements

12. Adjournment

SHOP LOCAL CB8

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Taking place from November 14th, 2014 through January 18th, 2014, SHOP LOCAL CB8 is an initiative by the Economic Development Committee of Community Board 8 to promote shopping locally in North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights and Weeksville,

Click here for more info.

 

Wednesday, November 19th: Emergency Town Hall

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On Thursday, October 9th 2014, 20-30 unsupervised students from local schools began a terrifying brawl outside a quiet Coffee shop on Vanderbilt Avenue b/t DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues (after school hours). Local business owners tried, desperately, to intervene but were met with profane language from students. 911 was called.

Come and join the conversation and help us to keep our neighborhood safe.

When: Wednesday, November 19th from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: P.S 20, 225 Adelphi St Brooklyn, NY 11205

Guests will include:

  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
  • City Council Member Laurie Cumbo
  • Kicey Motley of the NYC Mayor’s Office
  • Local School Principals.

For more information, call (917) 353-2990

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~ MEETING NOTICE~

DATE:
Thursday, November 13, 2014

PLACE:
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (near Vanderbilt Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY  11238

TIME:
7:00 PM

  • Meeting Call to order
  • Roll Call Acceptance of Minutes
  • Ms. Jeneen Johnson from NYC HRA Child Support will make a presentation on child support enforcement information.
  • Ms. Cara Lacey from Liro Group and Mr. Shane Ojor from the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection will make a presentation on Bioswales, Storm Water Greenstreets, and other storm water management measures.
  • Correspondence
  • Action Items:

Housing/ULURP Committe;
Parks Committee;
SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

  • Report from the following committees:

Aging
Economic Development
Education
Environment/Sanitation
Health
Parks
Public Safety
Youth & Family Services

  • Old Business/New Busines
  • Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
  • Public Comments/Announcements
  • Adjournment

Free Civil Legal Services

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The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Courts’ Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office.

The vehicle will be stationed at: 1700 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn

To Make an Appointment please visit the office of Council Member Laurie Cumbo on November 21, 2014 from 10am to 3pm.

http://nylag.org/MLHCappointments

For more information, please call 718-260-9191 ext. 2

Time for a Better C Train

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Riders Alliance

We can make the C train faster and more reliable!

Riders Alliance members have been working with our local elected officials and the MTA to get better C train service. Join them at their next strategy meeting to help us decide our campaign’s next steps:

Strategize for Better C Train Service 
Wednesday, November 19th @ 6:30 PM
Brooklyn Movement Center
375 Stuyvesant St (at Decatur)

 

Brainstorm with your neighbors and fellow riders for faster and more reliable C train service! There will be dinner served, so sign up on their website or reply to this email to let them know you’ll be attending.

Alternate Side Parking Public Hearing

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Community Board 8 is hosting a public hearing seeking public comments on the proposal to reduce street cleaning days throughout the district.  Currently, the Dept. of Sanitation cleans the street 4 times a week and the reduction will scale the cleaning to twice a week.  Please come out and let your voice be heard.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, please email your comments to brooklyncb8@gmail.com.  Please indicate the neighborhood that you live in and whether you are for or against the proposed change. Please put ASP in the subject line.

Click here for more information or contact Community Board 8 at 718-467-5574.

The 2014 Franklin Avenue Halloween Parade

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The Crow Hill Community Association is happy to announce our annual Franklin Avenue Halloween Parade.

Date: This Saturday, October 25th

Time: 3:30pm

Where: Starting and ending at the Walt Shamel Dean North Community Garden, located at 1096 Dean St.

For more information, check out this flyer and please tell everyone you know!

Tonight: CB8 Public Hearing on District Needs Statement

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When: Thursday, October 9 @ 7pm

PLACE:
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue (corner of St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY  11213

Meeting Call to order
Roll Call

PUBLIC HEARING ITEM:
Community Board No. 8 District Needs for the Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2016

Persons interested in viewing the budget items may do so at the District Office. Also, persons interested in speaking at the public hearing may register by calling the District Office at 718-467-5574. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes.

Acceptance of Minutes
Correspondence
Action Items

Housing Committee
SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

Brooklyn Speaks will give an update on the Fair Housing Settlement with Empire State Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner Companies

Settlement Housing Fund DREAMS Youth Build will make a presentation regarding their program for young adults ages 17-24.
Report from the following committees:

Health

Economic Development

Education

Environment/Sanitation

Parks

Public Safety

Transportation

Youth & Family Services

Old Business/New Business
Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements
Adjournment

Invitation to Bedford-Union Armory Community Meetings

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NYCEDC and local elected officials are hosting two meetings to further discuss this redevelopment project with the larger community. Each community forum will include a brief presentation on the project followed by small group discussions.

Please join NYCEDC, Borough President Adams, Council Member Cumbo, and Assembly Member Mosley at one of two upcoming meetings:

  • Sunday, October 19th from 4:00pm – 6:30pm at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights Fellowship Hall, 450 Eastern Parkway, or
  • Tuesday October 21st from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at Friends of Crown Heights, 671 Prospect Place

Please RSVP to the event here: http://www.nycedc.com/news-press/events/bedford-union-armory-forum-rsvp

Please also help us spread the word about these meetings, and encourage everyone to RSVP using the link above. Having an accurate expected head count will allow us to adequately accommodate the community at each meeting.

Rosh Hashana Weekend At Chabad Heights

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Complete Inaugural Services & Dinner Schedule

Wednesday, Sep 24 – Rosh Hashana Eve – 7:00pm

  • Candle Lighting
  • Davening/Services
  • Cocktails & Kiddush
  • Apple & Honey Ceremony
  • Catered traditional Rosh Hashanah Dinner – *RSVP Only
  • Open Holiday discussion

Thursday, Sep 25

  • 10:00am – Morning Service
  • 11:00am – 1:00 pm – Children’s Tot Shul Program! for children ages 3-10*
  • 12:00pm – Shofar Blowing
  • 1:30pm – Kiddush & Lunch
  • 3:00pm – Tashlich unity parade & Ceremony at the Water (Japanese Pond)

Thursday Evening

  • 7:30pm – Evening Service
  • Light candles after 7:28pm

Friday, Sep 26

  • 10:00am – Morning Service
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm – Children’s Tot Shul Program! for children ages 3-10*
  • 12:00pm – Shofar Blowing
  • 1:30pm – Kiddush & Lunch

Friday Evening

  • 6:28pm Candle Lighting
  • 7:00pm Services

Saturday/Shabbos, Sep 27

  • 10:00am Morning Services

*Our Preschool Gan will be open during Tot Shul times. Children under 3 yrs. must be supervised by a parent or adult.

LOCATION

All services & meals will take place at the Chabad Heights loft space. Located at 664 Sterling Place 2nd floor with our awesome children’s program held on the 1st floor at our recently launched Brownstone Gan Katan Preschool space.

*RSVP

$36 by Reservations only for Rosh Hashana Dinner to info@brooklynyid.com
For online payment CLICK HERE
Payment by check: Chabad Heights | 664 Sterling Place | Brooklyn, NY 11216

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information on Chabad Heights, click here.

CHCA Craft Fair This Sunday!

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“Shop The Block” is back this Sunday after a remarkable turnout last month!

Come one! Come all! Meet local artisans from the neighborhood, some of who were present at the last Craft Fair, but others who were not.

When: Sunday, September 21 from 12:00 – 6:00

Where: Franklin Ave, between Sterling Place and St. Johns Place

 

Atlantic Action Community Walk!

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On September 27, join fellow community members to support a safer, more vibrant Atlantic Avenue for everyone. We’ll have our kickoff at the Brooklyn Christian Center, where we’ll present ways to build a safer street and gather public feedback that will be delivered to NYC’s Transportation and City Planning departments. Then we’ll walk along Atlantic as a group, through Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, and Crown Heights, taking stock of problem areas and a recently redesigned intersection, as well as key organizations, businesses, and block associations working to make their communities stronger.

Start: September 27, 2014 – 1:00pm
End: September 27, 2014 – 3:00pm
Location: Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave (btwn Franklin and Classon)

– See more at: http://www.transalt.org/calendar/7688?utm_source=streetbeat-Sep182014&utm_medium=email&utm_content=version1&utm_campaign=2014ADVO-BK#sthash.5KMEEqbd.dpuf

CHCA Clothing Drive

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Crow Hill Community Association will be conducting a clothing drive for Georgia’s Place, located at Prospect Place & Bedford Ave.

Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM) is a neighborhood–based agency providing a wide range of social welfare, health, education, vocational, and supportive housing services to at-risk children, youth and families in New York city.

Georgia’s Place is an innovative supportive housing residence for 48 formerly homeless and low income adults. Georgia’s Place staff are committed to the health of their residents in a holistic way: mental, physical, emotional.

When: Saturdays during September, from 12 noon to 3pm

Where: In front of the former site of the CHCA Community Garden (730 Franklin Ave) between Sterling Place and Park Place. Alternatively, drop offs can take place on Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm at Georgia’s Place during Farmshare pick-up.

Donations: New/Slightly used men’s and women’s clothing.

For more information, contact Mr. Frank at 718-230-1447.

Everything you ever wanted to Know about THE LAW

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Attached is a flyer about 6 FREE  upcoming sessions about the following areas of the Law:

– Elder: Guardianship, Wills, Estates
– Immigration:  Filings, Deportation, Asylum
– Matrimonial, Child Support, Custody, Visitation
– Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Consumer Debt
– Criminal

– Landlord/Tenant & Real Estate

Be sure to access this flyer for dates, times and location.

Upcoming “My Brooklyn” Screening Presented by the Crown Heights Tenant Union

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A message from the Crown Heights Tenants Union…

Attached is the flier for the upcoming screening of My Brooklyn that will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director Kelly Anderson and leaders of the CHTU.

We’ll talk about the film, gentrification, and tactics to fight gentrification. Please feel free to share this. Post it in your building, on your block, and around the neighborhood. We’re hoping to not only watch a great film, learn, and talk, but to also come together and continue to build a stronger community.

Details are below. We hope to see many of you there!

When:
Thursday August 21, 2014 at 7pm

Where:
Medgar Evers College AB1 School of Science, Health and Technology Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

For more information on the documentary, you can visit the official website by clicking here.

 

Back 2 School Bookbag Swag

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From now until Saturday, August 30th donate at least 1 new book bag and new school supplies to give away to children from pre-school to high school.

Sponsor: Rev. Anthony L. Trufant & Emmanuel Baptist Church
Drop-off Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church (36 St. James Place @ Lafayette Ave.)

For questions contact Jocelyn Mann.
Email: Jocelyn@ebc-ny.org
Phone: 718-622.1107

A message from Brooklyn Pitbulls Youth Football program…

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Registration for the ‘Brooklyn Pitbulls Youth Football’ program in progress since April 2014. Are you interested in playing football? If you are Age 8-15, it is not too late, but time is running out!

FOOTBALL REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE AT:
Commodore Barry Park Avenue and Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday from 10:30am – 1:00pm

We are a 501 (c) 3 organization that has been servicing the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill area for the last 10 years. We are reaching out for the support of the community. If you are interested in supporting our program, we are trying to raise $10,000. We are asking for 250 people to donate $40. Each donation will be mentioned on our website, unless instructed otherwise. All donations are tax deductible.

Checks should be made payable to: Brooklyn Pitbulls Youth Football, and mailed to: Brooklyn Pitbulls Youth Football, Inc., P.O. Box , Brooklyn, NY 11215. You can also make donations at our website: http://www.eteamz.com/brooklynpitbulls/index.cfm?showdonate=1

In advance, we thank you for your support.

Lloyd Rodriguez, Director
website: www.eteamz.com/brooklynpitbulls

Email: brooklynpitbulls@msn.com
Phone/Fax: 718-756-2194

“Doing our part in keeping the youth off the streets and doing something positive!”

St. Teresa of Avila’s First Annual Street Fair

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St. Teresa of Avila R.C Church First Annual Street Fair and Grand Raffle

When: Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 11:00am – 6:00pm.

Where: Sterling Place (Between Franklin Ave and Classon Ave)

Prizes for Grand Raffle:

Grand Prize: Brand new car
2nd  – Trip for two to Disney (4days, 3 nights)
3rd – 60″ Television Set
4th – Small Refrigerator

Ticket: $10 per chance
Book of 6 chances $50.
Sellers prize; The person who sells the winning ticket for the car, get $1,000.

Prizes are being sought through donations, which are needed.

Proceeds from the event is to help with the installation of either a Ramp, or an Elevator to assist the elderly and handicapped who attend Mass.

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America’s National Night Out Against Crime

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On Tuesday, August 5th, the 77th Precinct Community Council along with the 77th Precinct and Deputy Inspector Eddie Lott Commanding Officer will host the 31st Annual “America’s National Night Out Against Crime” Event.

For the past 31 years this National event has brought thousands together in support of the fight for a safer community. This is the third year that Save Latin America Inc. will join them in bringing additional health services to our community and working together to strengthen neighborhood spirit. National Night Out’s purpose is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year‘s Health Fair will continue to include Mammogram and Dental screenings and Free Children Identification cards from 11AM – 4PM along with their yearly entertainment in place for children throughout the day. They look forward to your attendance for a day of family fun, food and most of all health awareness.

When: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Where: Brower Park (located on Park Place between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues)

Crow Hill Craft Fair: “Shop The Block”

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Hello Neighbors,

We want to let you know that on Sunday, August 3, we will sponsor a “Shop The Block” Craft Fair on Franklin Ave., between Sterling Place and St. John’s Place.

The street WILL NOT be closed to traffic. The vendors will have their tables placed on the sidewalk in front of your residence. All of the vendors will either live in our community, or live in Brooklyn.

The Crow Hill Community Craft Fair’s mission is to build community by supporting Brooklyn based artisans as they promote their craftworks, while giving friends, neighbors, and other folks an opportunity to socialize and support the local economy.

Participation fees raised from the craft fair directly benefit the Crow Hill Community Association.

If you are a craftsman, or artisan, and would like to participate, please download an application below and email it to us at CHCCRAFTFAIR@ GMAIL.COM.

We are also in need of some 6 feet long folding tables. If you have any to provide or have any questions concerning this event please, feel free to contact CHCA President Frank Esquilin at 718-230-1447.

When: Sunday, August 3rd from 12pm – 6pm

Where: Franklin Avenue between St. Johns Place and Sterling Place

CHCA Craft Fair Application

Community Forum

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Making Things Easy For My Family: An Important Informational Session For All Ages

When: Wednesday, August 6th 

6pm – Light Refreshments will be served
7pm – Program

Where: Church of the Open Door (201 Gold St.)

Come out and get FREE information about preparing for the rest of your LIFE!

Explore These Important Issues:

  • Financing your Uncertain Future
  • Selecting The Best Living Arrangements
  • Getting the Medical Care You Need
  • Taking Charge at the End of Your Life

 

Atlantic Yards Community Notice

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 Community Notice

Temporary Changes to the Roadway Network on Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street

On or Around Thursday, July 10, 2014

As part of construction related to the Atlantic Yards project, the following temporary changes will be made to the roadway network:

1. Pacific Street, between Sixth and Carlton Avenues, will be converted from two-way to one-way westbound. Vehicles will be able to access this block from both northbound and southbound Carlton Avenue.

2. The north sidewalk on Pacific Street, near Sixth Avenue only, will be closed to pedestrian traffic.

3. Parking and loading along the north side of Atlantic Avenue, between Ft. Greene Place and Cumberland Street, will be prohibited. Parking along the north side of Pacific Street, near Sixth Avenue only, will be prohibited.

4. The westbound B45 bus stop on the north side of Atlantic Avenue, at S. Portland Avenue, will be temporarily removed. Passengers can use the previous stop on Atlantic Avenue, at Carlton Avenue.

The Pacific Street direction changes will be in effect for approximately 4 months.

The Pacific Street sidewalk closure and parking prohibition will be in effect for approximately 12 months.

The Atlantic Avenue parking prohibition and bus stop removal will be in effect for approximately 24 months.

MPT installation and roadway striping on Atlantic Avenue will occur overnight and should take two nights to complete. Following that, work to remove the concrete median on Atlantic Avenue will be during daytime hours.

Please see attached flyer for map and more information.

Questions related to this project may be addressed to:

Atlantic Yards Community Liaison Office
(866) 923-5315
communityliaison@atlanticyards.com

ESD Atlantic Yards
Government & Community Affairs Manager
(212) 803-3736
dlynch@esd.ny.gov

New Preschool Opening on Sterling Place – A Message from the Co-Directors

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Dear Parents,

Imagine a Preschool where children don’t want to miss a day.
They come in with a smile and leave humming a musical tune. Walking through the rooms, you can hear the sounds of lively learning, song and laughter. Imagine a child who grows up with the warmth and spirit of Judaism, carrying the pride of their Jewish identity into their adult lives.

Introducing the Brownstone Gan Katan, an engaging, hands on new preschool. Founded on the belief that successful education is a result of exploration and creativity, the Gan invites the children to actively engage with their Jewish heritage through discussion, crafts, song and drama. Our warm and dynamic staff emphasize personal attention and care, ensuring the individualized success of each student.At the Gan we understand that we are only as good as our teachers are. With that in mind, we cultivated a team of enthusiastic educators professionally trained to engage the children’s natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Amongst our warm and caring staff, students feel safe to explore, learn and grow.

To schedule a private tour, please contact me at Chaya@gankatan.com or 347.787.6578 We look forward to seeing you and your precious little ones.

Thank you to all the parents who already stopped by for a visit and enrolled, it was a pleasure meeting you all.

Looking forward
Chaya & Feige

Berg’n Beer Hall Hiring

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Berg’n Beer Hall, located at 899 Bergen Street (between Franklin and Classon) is on the verge of opening its doors. With that, they are hosting a job fair on Tuesday, July 1st from 11am – 1pm and 5pm – 7pm.

Applicants can either bring in a resume and cover letter or fill out this application (which they ask be filled out before you arrive).

SNAP Program Representatives Coming to Brooklyn

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SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the new name for the Food Stamp Program. Just like Social Security, SNAP is a federal program that provides a monthly benefit that can help with grocery costs, freeing up precious income for other household and medical needs.

This Tuesday, June 24th, representatives for the SNAP Program will be making a visit to the Fort Green Albany Senior Center (196 Albany Avenue) on Tuesday, June 24th from 1pm to 5pm.

For more information on their organization and the SNAP Outreach Program, click here.

For information on their on-site visit at the, click here.

CB8 Transportation Committee Meeting Tonight!

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The Transportation Committee of Community Board 8 will be meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at CNR-Centerlight Health Care Center (in the Atrium) located at 727 Classon Avenue corner Park Place, Brooklyn, N.Y.  at 7:00 p.m.

-AGENDA-

7-8:00 p.m.  – Discussion of Bike Corrals

The Dept. of Transportation is considering the following locations to install Bike Corrals.   The Bike Corral program includes clusters of bicycle racks installed in the street by the curb, surrounded by two large planters, taking  over one parking space.  Each bike corral can hold up to 8 bikes. Bike Corrals require a partner who agrees to keep the corral clean of debris and snow.

The following are the partners and locations:

A)  Bar Chuko- 565 Vanderbilt Avenue near Pacific Street

B)  Milk Bar – 620 Vanderbilt Avenue near Prospect Place

C)  Branded – 603 Vanderbilt Avenue near Bergen Street

D)  Bar Corvo – 791 Washington Avenue near Lincoln Place
8-9:00 p.m. –  Pedestrian Improvements for Atlantic Avenue

The Dept. of City Planning’s Transportation Unit would like to kick-off  a discussion regarding a transportation study for Pedestrian Improvements along Atlantic Avenue from Ralph Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue.

Come out and add your input on safety and travel issues you experience while traveling, biking, walking, etc., along Atlantic Avenue.

 

M1-1 Sub Committee Meeting Tonight

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Please be reminded that the M1-1 sub committee will meet tonight at 6:30 PM at CNR located at 727 Classon Avenue (between Park and Prospect Places). Please note that representatives from the Dept. of City Planning, BP Adams’ office, and Councilwoman Cumbo’s office will be in attendance to discuss the committee’s findings for the manufacturing zone.

Free 4-Week Summer Arts Camp

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Sponsored by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Free Summer Arts Camp

Theater, Dance/Fitness, Visual Arts, Photography, Music, Storytelling, Recreational & Educational Trips

*Activities subject to change

When:
Monday, July 7th 2014 – Thursday July 31, 2014
Monday-Thursday 9AM-4PM (4 Weeks Only)

Where:
P.S. 329 The Surfside School
2929 West 30th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224

FOR NYC-DOE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

• Only NYC-DOE enrolled 6th, 7th, & 8th graders Eligible

• Priority Given to I.S.239 -Mark Twain Students

• Free Lunches Provided by NYC DOE

Space is limited-To Enroll Your Child, Call or E-mail:

212.575.7676 ext.203 or bgilligan@hainyc.org

Brittany Gilligan, Program Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for an enrollment form.

 

 

CB8 Emergency Town Hall Meeting

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The Community Board 8 Public Safety Committee is hosting an emergency town hall meeting to address the rise in Gun Violence within the 77th Precinct.

Monday, June 30, 2014 from 6:00-8:00PM

Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (bet. Prospect Place & St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Invited Guests:

77th Precinct, Police Service Area 2, Councilmembers Robert
Cornegy, Laurie Cumbo, Darlene Mealy, Borough President Eric L. Adams, Assemblyman Karim Camara & Parks Department

Come out and let your voice be heard!!!

For more information contact Community Board 8 at (718) 467-5574

Upcoming CB8 Transportation Committee

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The Transportation Committee of Community Board 8 will be meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at CNR-Centerlight Health Care Center (in the Atrium) located at 727 Classon Avenue corner Park Place, Brooklyn, N.Y. at 7:00 p.m.

-AGENDA-

7-8:00 p.m. – Discussion of Bike Corrals

The Dept. of Transportation is considering the following locations to install Bike Corrals. The Bike Corral program includes clusters of bicycle racks installed in the street by the curb, surrounded by two large planters, taking over one parking space. Each bike corral can hold up to 8 bikes. Bike Corrals require a partner who agrees to keep the corral clean of debris and snow.

The following are the partners and locations:

A) Bar Chuko- 565 Vanderbilt Avenue near Pacific Street
B) Milk Bar – 620 Vanderbilt Avenue near Prospect Place
C) Branded – 603 Vanderbilt Avenue near Bergen Street
D) Bar Corvo – 791 Washington Avenue near Lincoln Place

8-9:00 p.m. – Pedestrian Improvements for Atlantic Avenue

The Dept. of City Planning’s Transportation Unit would like to kick-off a discussion regarding a transportation study for Pedestrian Improvements along Atlantic Avenue from Ralph Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue.

Come out and add your input on safety and travel issues you experience while traveling, biking, walking, etc., along Atlantic Avenue.

Caribbean Heritage Month

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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

Cordially invites you to celebrate

Caribbean Heritage Month


Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Law School
The Subotnick Center
10th Floor
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY


Honorees:


Dr. Roy A. Hastick, Sr.
, President/CEO, Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.

Dr. Eda Harris-Hastick
, Professor of Social Work and Director, Bachelor of Science in Social Work Degree Program, Medgar Evers College, SUNY

Dr. Marcia V. Keizs
, President, York College, City University of New York

Neva Shillingford
, Executive Vice President, United Healthcare Workers East New York, SEIU 1199

Patricia Williams
, Founding Member, Youth Leaders On The Move


To RSVP or for more information, contact Danielle Jones at 
djones@osc.state.ny.us or call 212-383-4584.

Upcoming Events In and Around the Community

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Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11am
Pre-Father’s Day Message Service

Sponsor: Rev. Dr. Fred Lucas & Brooklyn Community Public School 67 – 51 St. Edwards St. – Bklyn (Parking Lot Available)

Speakers: Rep. Ed Towns (Retired) & Commissioner/CEO Darryl Towns, N.Y.S. Homes & Community Renewal

Sunday, June 14, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
PS 9 Cycle Fest at PS 9 Playground, St. Marks Avenue between Underhill and Vanderbilt

PS 9 is hosting its first ever Cycle Fest!  They’ll have a Bike Bonanza for kids, with Learn to Ride, Bike Swap and free Helmet Fittings provided by Bike New York, Recycle-a-Bicycle, and DOT! Bike events are FREE but require parent/guardian to be present; please pre-register for Learn to Ride here. [Read more]


Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9am 
Zion Baptist Church Men’s Celebration
Weekend Men’s  Breakfast

Guest Speaker: 
District Attorney Kenneth Thompson
Donation $20 

Sunday June 22, 2014 at 11am

Annual Men’s Day Guest Preacher: Rev. Edolphus Towns, Congressman (Retired)
Dr. M. Marquette 
Peace, Jr, Pastor

523 Washington Ave, Bklyn NY

Saturday June 21, 2014 at 11am
Walking Tour of Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood with well known guides Suzanne Spellen and Morgan Munsey  Sponsor: Society for Clinton Hill 

During the tour, they will lecture on the social and architectural history of the area,
providing fascinating details on points of particular interest.  Clinton Hill includes an amazing diversity of nineteenth century architecture, ranging from mansions designed by some of the best architects of the period for wealthy families to more modest frame dwellings, fine apartment houses, churches, and impressive institutional buildings.

Tickets are limited to thirty participants, and are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clinton-hill-walking-tour-tickets-11728260543

Saturday, June 28, 2014 Between 12:00 and 3:00pm
Child care providers of all types from in and around the Fort Greene Community will be at the Ingersoll Community Center to tell families about their programs.  Parents can meet with providers, learn about programs, understand pricing and subsidies, sign up for
services, get on waiting lists, and position themselves to make more informed choices about the care for their children from infancy through age 5. *Flyer DayCareExpo_2014Attached*

Upcoming CB8 General Meeting

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~ GENERAL MEETING NOTICE~

DATE: Thursday, June 12, 2014

PLACE:
Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (Corner St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

TIME: 7:00 PM

  1. Welcome & Meeting call to order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Acceptance of Minutes
  4. Correspondence
  5. Ms. Jill Maxwell, Esq., NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will provide an overview of the City’s new Paid Sick Leave Law.
  6. Action Items from the following Committees:
    • *Transportation
    • * Housing/ULURP
    • * SLA & Sidewalk Café Review
  7. Report of Committees:
    • Career Building & Job Development
    • Economic Development
    • Education
    • Environment/Sanitation
    • Health
    • Parks
    • Police
    • Public Safety
    • Transportation
    • Youth & Family Services
  8. Old Business/New Business
  9. Elected Officials/Representatives/Public Comments/Announcements
  10. Adjournment

Girl Power

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GIRL POWER: TAKING BACK OUR STREETS THROUGH ART

Presented by:

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, Chair of the Women’s Issues Committee, with artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Hollaback!

ART WORKSHOP
Join us for GIRL POWER, a hands-on art workshop experience celebrating sisterhood. The organization, Hollaback will bring teens together in a safe and fun setting to discuss street harassment and other challenges confronting young women in NYC. We will find our assertive voice, create powerful sayings, and participate in an art-making workshop led by artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh; who will take us on a street art wheat-pasting adventure! Young women between the ages of 12-17 years of age are encouraged to participate.

When: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:30 – 4:30 PM (RAIN OR SHINE)

Where: Myrtle Avenue & Washington Park (Near the Fort Greene Park Entrance)

RSVP and Questions: Contact Monica, 212.788.7081 or mabend@council.nyc.gov

#womenlead

Light refreshments will be served

Community Awareness Day!

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The Parks Committee of Community Board No. 8 cordially invites you to attend its Annual Community Awareness Day on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 11 AM to 3 PM in front of the St. John’s Recreation Center located at 1251 Prospect Place (between Troy and Schenectady Avenues).

Organizations in the community will be on hand to distribute information on their services. It is an opportunity for you to learn what programs exist in the community and how they can be of assistance to you.

The official flier can be found here:
http://brooklyncb8.org/pdfs/Community%20Awareness%20Day%202014-1.pdf

The application can be found here:
http://brooklyncb8.org/pdfs/Awareness%20Registration%20form%206-7-14-1.pdf

Affordable Housing Lottery Seminar

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Mutual Housing Association of New York Management, Inc. will be hosting a Housing Lottery Seminar to educate residents of Brooklyn about the City’s affordable housing lottery process and maximizing the opportunity to be selected for City-sponsored affordable housing lotteries.

When: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 6:30pm
Where: The House of the Lord Church – 415 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (between Bond & Nevins Streets)

Feel free to contact Petra-Ann Younge at 718-246-8080 ext. 207 or petra@mutualhousingny.org with questions or comments.

Bike Riding Lessons

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NYC Parks and Bike New York Present

Learn to Ride

Bring a bike, a child and a helmet for this fun free event! Show your child aged 5 years or older how to ride a two-wheeler using the “balance first” method. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please visit
nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org
or call 311.

When: Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Brower Park (Prospect Place & Brooklyn Avenue entrance to the Park)

Community Forum – Parent Advocacy

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The Center for Law and Social Justice and the MEC Pipeline Present:

The Parent Advocacy Workshop Series

Thursday, May 29th 6pm – 8 pm
Special Education — “What Every Parent Needs to Know”
Tuesday, June 10th 6pm – 8pm
“The Common Core and Your Child’s Academic Success”
Thursday, June 12th 6pm – 8pm
“Parents and the Community: Partners for School Success”

All Workshops will be held at
1534 Bedford Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Light refreshments will be served at each workshop.
RSVP: CLSJ 718-804-8893 OR Dale @ 718-804-8263

Community Health & Wellness Fair

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Medgar Evers College, CUNY
invites you to their
Community Health & Wellness Fair
Dental Screening * Wellness Counseling * Acupuncture
HIV Testing * Blood Pressure & BMI Screening
Massages * Fitness * Hair Health * Healthcare Insurance Info
Sports Clinic (with parental consent)
Thursday, June 5, 2014
1638 Bedford Ave., AB1
10am – 4pm

People’s Climate March

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We have been asked to pass this message along to the community:

A message from UPROSE…

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for an historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history.

Together, we will take to the streets in a People’s Climate March to demand a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world with jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for all. A world safe from the ravages of climate change.

Momentum is already building for what promises to be a massive march calling on the governments of the world to get serious about the global climate crisis. You are invited to attend a Brooklyn organizing meeting

WHAT: Bringing Brooklyn to the People’s Climate March organizing meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, May 28 6:00-8:30PM
WHERE: UPROSE 166A 22nd Street, Brooklyn, NY R train to 25th Street

See you there!

Community News & Updates in Crow Hill & Beyond

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 – 6:30pm
The Role of the Surrogates’ Court
Teen Challenge Center
444 Clinton Ave.
Sponsors: Ms. Olanike Alabi, 57th A.D. Democratic Org.,
Clinton HIll AARP – Chapter 2197
NOTE: The Surrogate’s Court hears cases involving the affairs of decedents, including the probate of wills and the administration of estates.It also handles adoptions

Presenter:
Hon. Diana Johnson
Surrogate, Kings County

Flyer Attached

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – Saturday, June 14, 2014
Let’s Move, Fort Greene: BIKE WITH US!
Learn how to ride a bike or improve your biking skills.
Bikes will be provided. All events are FREE!
Sponsor: Myrtle Ave. Revitalization Project
To register, contact (718)230 – 1689 or
info@myrtleavenue.org

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 7pm
Capitalizing on the Crown:
A documentary exploring gentrification in Crown Heights
Five Myles Art Gallery
558 St. Johns Place
*Screening followed by panel discussion*

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – 6pm
The Future of the Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights Crown Gardens
1185 Carroll St. @ Nostrand Ave.
Sponsor: Crown Heights Community Council
For more info., contact Mr. Richard Hurley, Esq. at
(917) 297 – 9429
Flyer Attached

Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 12noon
Unite & Fight for Tenant Justice
Sponsor: Crown Heights Tenant Union
Start: Washington Ave. & Eastern Parkway
Phone: (347)829-4202
Email: crownheightstenantunion@gmail.com

Sunday, June 8, 2014 * 9:30am – 3:30pm

Blood Drive
Sponsor: Emmanuel Baptist Church
Parlor
36 St. James Pl. – Bklyn
Contact: (718)622-1107

Community News & Updates in Crow Hill and Beyond

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Saturday, May 24 – Monday, May 26, 2014
Click below for the DANCE AFRICA 2014 schedule of events.
http://www.bam.org/dance/2014/dance-africa

Monday, May 26, 2014 – 7pm
FREE LIVE CONCERT
Featuring:  Choeur Notre Dame Du Grace from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sponsor: Frank Haye & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
Bedford Central Presbyterian Church
1200 Dean St. @ Nostrand Ave. – Bklyn

Sunday, May 25th & Sunday June 1st – 11am
The Brooklyn Community Church in Fort Greene will be collecting new and gently-used clothing for adult male and female residents of the Auburn Shelter, which is also in Fort Greene.

For more information call (718)622-4500.

Friday, May 30, 2014 * 10am – 12noon
Parents and prospective students are welcome to attend
a free breakfast and tour of Brooklyn Tech High School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, you may contact the office of State Senator Velmanette Montgomery at (718)643-6140.

Friday, May 30, 2014 (Deadline)
The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership’s Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (YEMP) and the Alice Mann Center’s Teens That Mean Business (TTMB) are
consolidating resources for the 2014 summer apprentice program.

The program runs from Tuesday, July 8th – Friday August 22nd.
If you know of a teenager who may be interested in the program, email jstokes@myrtleavenue.org for more info.

Saturday, May 31, 2014  * 1pm – 3pm
Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Workshop
Testing & information on transmission and treatment.
Light Refreshments will be provided
Sponsor: Emmanuel Baptist Church
36 St. James Pl. near Lafayette Ave. – Bklyn

Notice of Upcoming CB8 SLA and Sidewalk Cafe Review Committee

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Please be advised that the SLA & Sidewalk Café Review Committee will meet on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM at CNR-Center Light Health Care Center, which is located at 727 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (between Park and Prospect Places). Your prompt attendance is anticipated and expected.

AGENDA

A. Discussion of the following new liquor license applications:

  1. 67 Rogers Avenue (aka 764 St. John’s Place) – Full
  2. Little Zelda, 728 Franklin Avenue (Sterling/St. John’s) – Full (filing as new)
  3. 753 Nostrand Avenue—Full (Please note that Michael deZayas is the principal for these 3 applications)
  4. The Crabby Shack, 613 Franklin Avenue—Beer/Wine
  5. Global Square, 893/897 Dean Street – Full

B. Discussion of the renewal application for Pequenas, 601 Vanderbilt Avenue—Full

Upcoming Meeting of the CB8 Transportation Committee

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Please be advised that there will be a meeting of the Transportation Committee on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at CNR-Center Light Healthcare Center located at 727 Classon Avenue (Board Room) at 7:00 p.m.

  1. NYC Department of Transportation will provide an update on the Franklin Avenue Safety Plan
  2. Representatives from Transportation Alternatives are requesting CB8’s support of a feasibility study to bring pedestrian, bicycle and public transit improvements to Atlantic Avenue from Ralph Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue.
  3. Old Business
  4. New Business

Pre-K: Family Info Sessions Next Week AND Deadline Extended to Apply to Provide Pre-K

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FAMILY INFORMATION SESSIONS ON APPLYING TO PRE-K AT COMMUNITY BASED EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS
Attached find flyers for information sessions being offered March 20-22 in each borough to inform families about how to find and apply for pre-K in Community Based Early Childhood Centers.
  • Tuesday, May 20, 5:00 pm-7:00pm, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Auditorium, 10 Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Tuesday, May 20, 5:00 pm-7:00pm, Queens, Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432
  • Wednesday, May 21, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Staten Island, St. George’s Library, 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Thursday, May 22, 5:00-pm-7:00pm, Bronx, Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
  • Thursday, May 22, 6:00-pm-8:00pm, Manhattan, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
SOLICITATION FOR COMMUNITY BASED EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS TO APPLY TO PROVIDE PRE-K EXTENDED TO MONDAY
The Department of Education has extended the deadline by which Community-Based Early Childhood Centers (CBECCs) must submit an application to provide full-day Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) in September, 2014.
 
Applications are due via email to the appropriate field office by:  
5 p.m. Monday, May 19th.
 

Eligible organizations such as daycare centers, private schools, preschools and group family daycare providers with a DOHMH permit and others including libraries and museums may apply to provide UPK instruction daily, Monday through Friday, for 6 hours and 20 minutes per day, for 180 days between September 4, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The DOE will carefully screen all applicants to ensure safe, secure, high-quality options for parents.

Please visit:  http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/EarlyChildhood/default to download an application and obtain information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Feed The Kids!

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Beginning Saturday, May 17th through Sunday, June 15Stork will proudly support the 2014 City Harvest Feed the Kids Initiative!

Every year, hundreds of New York City schools, organizations, companies, and Fire/Police Departments come together to collect non-perishable food donations for children in need. Drop off your donation at Stork, and receive 10% off any non-sale item. *(excluding Stokke and Micro Kickboard). The below items are suggested, however any donation is appreciated!

  • Fruit & Vegetables (canned)
  • Peanut Butter (plastic jars)
  • Mac & Cheese (packaged)
  • Hot/Cold Cereal (packaged)

District 17 College Conference

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Community School District 17 Resource & College Conference

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10am to 2pm.

Where: Middle School 61, 400 Empire Boulevard

Join us as we help you jumpstart your child’s future!

Workshops and Panel Discussions on:

  • Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School and High School to College
  • College and Career Planning
  • Parents’ Guide to Understanding the Process
  • Resources and Services: Scholastic, Inc., Financial Planners, College and Career Advisors, and many more.

Register TODAY Online OR call District 17 Main Office at 718-221-4372.

Find the college that is the right fit for your child. Workshops are geared to ALL grade levels, Pre-K-12.

Everyone Is Welcome!

Water Awareness Day

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This one day event will teach the basics of Water Safety and provide new swimmers with the opportunity to became more self-aware, confident, and most importantly safe in the water.

Come out on Sunday May 18th at Far Rockaway High School and the Brooklyn Sports Club to learn about water safety and enjoy FREE classes for families and children!

This event will be full of fun activities like:

  • Community swim lessons
  • CPR training
  • Water safety workshops
  • Health and nutrition workshops
BROOKLYN QUEENS
Brooklyn Sports Club

1540 Van Siclen Avenue #2
Brooklyn, NY 11239

Far Rockaway High School

821 Bay 25th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Available Sessions

9:00AM – 9:30AM
9:30AM – 10:00AM
10:00AM – 10:30AM
10:30AM – 11:00AM
11:00AM – 11:30AM
11:30AM – 12:00PM

Available Sessions

2:00PM – 2:30PM
2:30PM – 3:00PM
3:00PM – 3:30PM
3:30PM – 4:00PM
4:00PM – 4:30PM
4:30PM – 5:00PM

More information can be found here.

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – 6pm
Universal Pre-K Comes to Central Brooklyn
1368 Fulton St.
Bed-Stuy Restoration Corp.
– Finding the Right Early Childhood Education for you Child
– What UPK means for Providers
– How to fight for quality programs
(718)771-7000

Friday, June 6, 2014 – 9:30am
Free Mammogram Screenings
for Uninsured Women Age 40 and older
Host: The Office of Assembly Member Karim Camara
1216 Union St. (b/w Nostrand & Rogers Aves.)
To register for an appt. or for more info., call 1.800.564.6868

Annual Law Day

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Rev. Dr. Fred Lucas and the Brooklyn
Community Church invite you to their

Annual Law Day

Join judges, lawyers and members of the legal
community

Theme – UBUNTU: Why Every Vote Matters

Special Guest Speaker: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

*
Sunday – May 18, 2014 at 11am

Charles A. Dorsey Public Elementary School 67
51 Saint Edwards Street
(Between Park & Myrtle Avenues)

(Parking Is Located In Lot of the Public School on Park Avenue)

Reception to Follow

#BringBackOurGirls

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Below are two events that will be held to
demonstrate support for the families and demand the release of
300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls.
All are invited!

SUNDAY, May 11, 2014 – 7:30pm
Prayer Vigil
Sponsor:  Borough President Eric Adams
Steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St.

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MONDAY, May 12, 2014 – 11am
Rally
Sponsors:  Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, Public
Advocate Letitia James, Council Member Laurie Cumbo & The New York City Council
City Hall
Attire:  Wear Red

Fourth Annual NYC DADS Matter Awards

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This June, in an effort to spread the message that fathers matter, the New York City Fatherhood Initiative will present the Fourth Annual NYC Dads Matter Awards Nomination. These awards will recognize ten fathers from across the City who have overcome challenges to become positive and consistent forces in the lives of their children.

Please consider submitting nominations of dads you believe meet the criteria described in the attached nomination form and send to nycdadsmatter@cityhall.nyc.gov by Friday, May, 16, 2014. This should be a fantastic event and acknowledges the important role that dads play in the lives of their children and communities.

The New York City Fatherhood was established Initiative in the spring of 2010 to:

  • Make all City agencies as “father friendly” as possible
  • Uncover and remove any barriers that fathers may face in interacting with the City
  • Assist in the creation of memorable moments between fathers and their children
  • Support fathers as they improve their capacity to be good dads.

The New York City Fatherhood Initiative continues to work with our City agencies to achieve the ambitious goals described above.

The deadline is Friday, May 16th.

Medgar Evers College Application Day

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Medgar Evers College is hosting a, ‘MEC APP Day’.  This day will give students the opportunity to tour the campus, speak with faculty and staff, and to answer any questions that they may have, alongside filling out a CUNY application that will enable us to directly admit them to Medgar Evers College.  In order for this day to run smoothly and successfully, the following documents listed below are required to accompany the student .
  1. $65 Money order (application fee)
  2. Proof of Graduation: graduating seniors may provide an official high school transcript.
  3. Proof of immunization (immunization card)
Please chose a date and time that works best for you:
Monday June 2nd
10:00am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
or
Tuesday June 3rd
10:00am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
or
Wednesday June 4th
10:00am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
or
Thursday June 5th
10:00am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Location:
1637 Bedford Avenue (Room S-101)
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225

It is requested that students confirm their attendance via email with their first and last name, phone number, and email address no later than Friday, May 23th, 2014.

Should you have any questions,  please contact Hamilton JB Raymond, Admissions Counselor, by email (Rhamilton@mec.cuny.edu) or by phone (718-270-6048).

Kingston Avenue Fesitval

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The annual Kingston Avenue Festival will be on Saturday, May 17th on Kingston Avenue from Bergen Street to Pacific Street. 

Come out for a day of FREE performances, art, games, music, food, and community resources!

Event: Kingston Ave Festival
Host: Heather Day
Time: Saturday, May 17, 2014 01:00PM until 05:00PM
Location: Kingston Ave between Bergen and Pacific

Additional information:
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1439463019634756/

Confirmed tablers include:
Urban Word
Fresh Air Fund
FOKUS
New Bridges Elementary School
City Year
Project Reach Youth
Crown Heights Farm Share
SUNY Attain
Arts for Progress
…And More!

Confirmed Performers include:
DJ Ripley and DJ Uskha
Regime Steppers
Vital Blends African Drummers
Educated Little Monsters
Kelly Flex Dancers
…And More!

#ATEV2014

Mayor’s Housing Plan Unveiled

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Mayor de Blasio’s office has put out a press release on his long awaited housing affordability plan, which you can read below. The plan itself can be found by clicking the link at the bottom.

MAYOR DE BLASIO UNVEILS ‘HOUSING NEW YORK’: A FIVE-BOROUGH, 10-YEAR HOUSING PLAN TO PROTECT AND EXPAND AFFORDABILITY

$41 billion total investment to yield 200,000 new and preserved affordable apartments over the coming decade—the largest and most ambitious affordability plan of its kind in nation’s history

City to double HPD’s capital budget, target vacant and underused land, protect tenants in rent-regulated apartments

Streamline rules and processes to unlock new development opportunities, contain costs and accelerate affordable construction

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today laid out a 10-year plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable apartments across all five boroughs—enough housing to serve more than a half-million New Yorkers. The $41 billion Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan is the most expansive and ambitious affordable housing agenda of its kind in the nation’s history, and Mayor de Blasio pledged it would reach New Yorkers ranging from those with very low incomes at the bottom of the economic ladder, all the way to those in the middle class facing ever-rising rents in their neighborhoods.

“We have a crisis of affordability on our hands. It touches everyone from the bottom of the economic ladder, all the way up to the middle class. And so we are marshaling every corner of government and the private sector in an unprecedented response,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This plan thinks big – because it has to. The changes we are setting in motion today will reach a half-million New Yorkers, in every community, and from every walk of life. They will make our families and our city stronger.”

Housing New York outlines the broad principles and the specific policies City agencies will implement to reach Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious goal. The plan emphasizes:

  • Unprecedented Scale: The plan calls for 200,000 affordable units over 10 years—120,000 preserved and 80,000 newly built.
  • Affordability for a Wide Range of Incomes: Affordability programs will serve households ranging from middle- to extremely low-income (under $25,150 for a family of four).
  • Proactive and Strategic Preservation of Existing Affordability: Agencies will use every tool at their disposal to protect tenants in both subsidized affordable housing and rent-regulated housing from the tide of deregulation, and to combat neglect and disrepair that threatens many affordable buildings.
  • New Opportunities for Growth and Density: The City will undertake ground-up neighborhood planning to identify corridors and communities with opportunities for more housing (both affordable and market), and coordinate greater density with necessary infrastructure.
  • Quality Jobs: Approximately 194,000 construction jobs and nearly 7,100 permanent jobs will be generated by the housing plan, and the City will work with stakeholders to make sure they are quality jobs and integrated into the City’s workforce development ecosystem.
  • Fewer Unnecessary Barriers and Delays: The City will streamline the development process and help to contain construction costs by overhauling outdated regulations and removing duplicative agency processes.

The 115-page plan, which was created through coordination with 13 agencies and with input from more than 200 individual stakeholders, outlines more than 50 initiatives that will accelerate affordable construction, protect tenants, and deliver more value from affordable housing investments, including:

Implementing Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning:
In all rezonings that substantially increase potential housing capacity, the City will require a portion of the new housing developed to be permanently affordable to low- or moderate-income households in order to ensure diverse and inclusive communities. The Department of City Planning, working with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, will initiate and expedite the completion of a study to provide the foundation for incorporating a mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program into the Zoning Resolution.

Increasing the Number of Homes for the Lowest Income New Yorkers:
The City will allocate additional resources to its housing programs to ensure that a higher percentage of units in affordable housing reach the neediest people. As a result of this commitment, the City will provide housing opportunity to 16,000 of very low-income households over the 10 years of this plan—more than four times the number served over the previous 12 years.

Launching a New Affordable Housing Program for Middle-Income New Yorkers:
As part of creating and preserving more than 20,000 homes for middle-income New Yorkers, the City will launch a new mixed-income program that is 100 percent affordable. Half of all units in these projects will be set aside for middle-income households. The remaining 20 and 30 percent, respectively, will be reserved for low- and moderate-income households. Middle-income housing is essential to support our economy and workforce, which increasingly cannot afford to live in our city.

Doubling HPD’s Capital Funding for Affordable Housing:
The Mayor’s 2015 budget will propose to more than double the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s annual capital budget in the 5-year plan, increasing investment to more than $2.5 billion. The City will expand its financial commitment to affordable housing using its capital dollars and tax expenditures to leverage other investment, and work with state and federal governments to expand their commitments.

Spurring Development of Small, Vacant Sites:
The City will launch two new programs to redevelop hundreds of vacant sites and build thousands of new units: the Neighborhood Construction Program and the New Infill Homeownership Opportunities Program. These programs will aggregate sites to develop affordable housing, including one- to four-family homeownership opportunities and up to 20-unit rental buildings. The programs will build capacity among smaller developers, local non-profits, and community development corporations to drive the projects.

Stemming the Tide of Rent Deregulation and Protecting Tenants:
The City will work with the state as rent regulation comes up for renewal in 2015 to prevent abuses of the vacancy and luxury decontrol provisions and capital improvement rules. The City will coordinate across all agencies and use every tool at its disposal—from legal action to closer scrutiny of City contracting with bad actors—to protect tenants in rent-regulated housing from landlord harassment and neglect.

Expanding Affordable and Supportive Housing for Seniors:
The City will leverage Project-Based Section 8 vouchers to make housing affordable to those seniors whose income remains stagnant or declines over time, and will continue to push for expanding income eligibility in the SCRIE program. The City will also actively seek out ways to integrate new senior housing in its development programs in collaboration with NYCHA, leveraging their resources and prioritizing their residents.

Offering Energy-Efficiency Retrofits in Exchange for Long-Term Affordability:
To help mitigate rising utility costs and preserve affordability, the City will launch a new program to targeting mid-size and small buildings—in concert with local utilities and existing subsidy programs—to encourage energy and water-use retrofits in exchange for affordability commitments from building owners. The program can help property owners reduce these operating costs by up to 30 percent.

Creating New Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Homelessness, and Develop Additional Supportive Housing:
The City will reallocate a portion of its homeless shelter funding to finance lower-cost permanent housing for homeless individuals and families. Investment in housing that is accompanied by supportive services yields significant taxpayer savings by reducing demand for high-cost shelters, hospitals, and other emergency resources. The City will seek to renew its partnership with the state to expand the development of supportive housing and to broaden the populations it serves. NYCHA will also reinstate its policy of setting aside units for families exiting the shelter system.

Read the full plan at nyc.gov/housing.

One World Brooklyn Kids Chorus 2014 Spring Fundraising Concert

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Featuring celebrated artists from:
the Grammy winning band The Klezmatics & surprise guests

When:
Sunday, May 18th 3-5 PM

Where:
LAFAYETTE AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (LAPC)
85 South Oxford St, Brooklyn (A, C, G train)

FREE gourmet snacks & refreshments
Meet & greet after party & bake sale

Suggested donation: $15 adults $5 kids

mwmmbrooklyn.com
elksunrise@aol.com

Youth Job/Internship/Volunteer Fair

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Brooklyn Community Board 14’s 7th Annual Youth Conference will take place next Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the Brooklyn College Student Center! (map link)

Please spread the word by sharing this information along with the attached poster with the young people in your community, your neighbors, organizations you are involved with & any others who may benefit from the great opportunities being offered!

Over 60 New York City agencies & organizations will be on hand to offer young people, ages 12-20, information about summer employment, internships & volunteer positions, present workshops, hold interviews for permanent employment, share information about college admissions, social & health services and much more! Below you will find a list of the workshops which will be presented, along with a list of all the participating organizations. More information is available on our website at www.cb14brooklyn.com/youth/youth-conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Anya Hoyer at the CB14 District Office at 718-859-6357 or email cb14youthconference@cb.nyc.gov.

S.O.S. Community Conversations

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In May, Save Our Street Crown Heights monthly dialogue on neighborhood issues in Crown Heights continues with a brief history of urban structural inequality and its effects today. Come join them on Wednesday, May 7th, at 6:30 pm, at 256 Kingston Avenue for a presentation and a discussion! Refreshments will be served. 

CB8 General Meeting Notice

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~ MEETING NOTICE~

DATE: Thursday, May 8, 2014

PLACE: Calvary Community Church
1575 St. John’s Place (corner of Buffalo Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order
2. RollCall

3. Acceptance of Minutes
4. Correspondence
5. Ms. Kirsten Defur from the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence will make a brief presentation detailing the services provided by the unit.

6. Mr. Kwasi Mensah will make a brief presentation on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

7. Action Items

a. Housing/ULURP Committee
b. SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

8. Reports from the following committees:

Aging/Health
Career Building
Economic Development
Education
Environment/Sanitation
Parks
Public Safety
Transportation
Youth & Family Services

9. Old Business/New Business
10. Public Comments/Announcements
11. Adjournment

Beware of Fraudulent IRS Representatives

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The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) Community Engagement Section has shared a press release issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) warning taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them.

We encourage you to carefully read the press release and forward it to your contacts. The press release contains detailed information on how to tell if an IRS agent is really contacting you, and the steps to take if you receive a call you suspect is a phone scam.

Click here to read the press release.

Information Session on Unclaimed Funds

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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
invites you to come out to check if you have Unclaimed Funds

The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 10am to 2pm
Comptroller DiNapoli Day at Cornerstone Baptist Church

Cornerstone Baptist Church
562-74 Madison Street
Brooklyn, New York 11221

Check out this Fact Sheet for background info on unclaimed funds.

Events in Brooklyn

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Below is a list of events taking place in our wonderful borough this month:

Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 7pm
Historical and Structural Racism in the NBA
& Professional Sports
Panelists: John Carlos (1968 Olympic Champion) ,
Walter Beach (1964 NFL Champion), Viola Plummer (Dec.
12th Movement), Charles Barron (Former NYC Council Member)
456 Nostrand Ave. off Jefferson Ave., Bklyn
(718)398-1766

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 12noon – 5:00pm
32nd FORT GREENE HOUSE TOUR – At Home with the Arts
Start at Polonsky Shakespeare Center,
262 Ashland Place near Fulton, Fort Greene
One of the most remarkable tours of Fort Greene ever. Visit inside nine distinctive homes and enter some of Downtown Brooklyn’s thriving new arts organizations. A self-guided walking tour that is truly an eye-opener. Advance tickets $25 via fgahousetour.org. Day of tour tickets $30 at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center side plaza. Don’t miss it!

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:00am – 2:00pm
NYPD Document SHREDDING
Identity Theft Prevention
Fort Greene Park
Washington Park & Myrtle Ave Entrance
Come join the NYPD’s Crime Prevention Section
to shred your documents containing your personal / sensitive information.
This is a FREE service. You can also register your electronic devices with the NYPD’s Operation ID Program.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7 – 9pm
Understanding Zoning & How It Affects Our Community
Sponsor: Community Board #9
Kings County Hospital Center: T Building
Guest Presenter: Richard Bearak, Director of Land Use
Office of Boro Pres. Eric Adams

Bike the Branches

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Get exploring! Sign up for Bike the Branches—a fun, one-day bike ride where you can see Brooklyn like never before and raise critical funds for Brooklyn Public Library.

On Saturday, May 17, follow one of our 12 exciting suggested routes or create your own tour; check out our online interactive maps to plan your ride.

» Journey along the Brooklyn Baseball route, featuring the homes and practice fields of Brooklyn Dodgers™ and other baseball legends.
» Investigate the Underworld Brooklyn tour that returns you to the scenes of Brooklyn’s most famous —and infamous—crimes.
» Navigate the Waterfront tour as you take in Brooklyn’s expansive coastline.

» BONUS: All Bike the Branches participants age 16+ are eligible to receive a FREE Citi Bike℠ 24-Hour Access Pass to use on May 17; Central Library will host a docking station on the day of the event.

Visit as many branches as you can between 10 am and 5 pm, and get your Event Passport stamped at each location. Stop in for highlighted events, including story tellers, dance parties for all ages and bike workshops thanks to Bike New York. Then join us at Central Library from 5 to 7 pm for refreshments, prizes and fun activities at the Finish Line Celebration.

Walkers and runners are also welcome!

Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program

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As of July 1st, 2014, the Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program will be expanded to cover seniors with incomes of up to $50,000 per year. This is critically important for older New Yorkers living on a fixed income. This is a substantial increase from the current income ceiling of $29,000. To qualify for SCRIE, you must be 62 years or older, live in a rent-regulated apartment, and have an annual household income of $50,000 or less.

If you need further assistance, visit Lenox Hill Neighborhood who offer a SCRIE Assistance Project that serves seniors citywide by calling (212) 744-5022 ext. 1392.

NYPD’s 2014 Community Career Day

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Join the NYPD for its 2014 Career Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Lafayette High School, 2630 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Meet NYPD Recruiters from Police Department, Cadets Corps, School Safety Division, Traffic Enforcement District, and other civilian divisions.

See demos from the Canine Unit, ESU, Mounted Unit, and more more NYPD units.

Find out how your skills from many private sector industries such as Accounting, Financial Consulting, Nursing, Scuba Diving, and more, can be used and translated into a career with the NYPD.

Bring your resume for positions not requiring an entry exam.

Visit nypdrecruit.com or call 212-RECRUIT for more information.

New Interactive Website for Vision Zero!

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Use this interactive map to share your experiences with city streets. Your knowledge will be used to create a traffic safety plan for each borough that will describe how to make each borough’s streets safer for everyone, whether walking, biking or driving. You can report issues such as red light running, double parking, poor visibility, speeding and more!

Vision Zero Interactive Map

Every year, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed in traffic crashes. Being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14, and the second leading cause for seniors. On average, vehicles seriously injure or kill a New Yorker every two hours.
Vision Zero is the City’s goal for ending traffic deaths and injuries on our streets. To accomplish this, we need everyone’s participation and input.

Learn more about Vision Zero.

Discussion on Tax Liens

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DO YOU HAVE A TAX LIEN ON YOUR HOME?

BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT
ERIC ADAMS

AND

BROOKLYN CITY COUNCIL DELEGATION

INVITE YOU TO MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM
NYC DEPARTMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, FINANCE
AND
HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

DID YOU RECEIVE A LIEN SALE WARNING?
TO PROTECT YOUR HOMES…

A LIEN IS A LEGAL CLAIM AGAINST YOUR PROPERTY
FOR UNPAID WATER AND SEWER CHARGES OR
PROPERTY TAXES OR EMERGENCY REPAIRS AS WELL
AS OTHER MUNICPAL CHARGES. MEET ONE ON ONE
WITH REPRESENTATIVES TO DISCUSS IF YOU ARE:

• ELIGIBLE FOR EXEMPTIONS FROM A LIEN SALE
• ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE DEBT ASSISTANCE
• ELIGIBLE TO CREATE NO MONEY DOWN PAYMENT AGREEMENT

WHEN:
APRIL 30, 2014 FROM 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE:
BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
COMMUNITY ROOM
209 JORALEMON STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11201

Crown Heights Farm Share Info.

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Crown Heights Farm Share
2014 AFFORDABLE SHARE PROGRAM

EAT FRESH, EAT CHEMICAL FREE FOOD, EAT HEALTHY

What is the Crown Heights Farm Share?
It is like a food community or food club where you get fresh vegetables at amazing prices. These are fresh, chemical free, non GMO and organic vegetables directly from Sang Lee Farm in Long Island. Every Tuesday for 23 weeks from June to November members go to Georgia’s Place (at 691 Prospect Place at Bedford Ave) to pick up enough vegetables to last you a week. In addition to paying their membership, members must volunteer 4 hours per season to help keep costs low.

Am I eligible?

We have a limited number of memberships in our Affordable Share
Program for those who qualify. You are eligible if:

• Your individual household income is under $22,000
• Your family of 4 has a household income under $46,000
• You are a senior citizen on a fixed income
• You get SNAP/Food Stamps benefits or qualify for SNAP/Food Stamps

How much do I pay?

• PLAN A – Full Share: You pay $15/week for vegetables to feed 4 people for a week
• PLAN B – Partial Share: You pay $8/week for vegetables to feed 2 people for a week

Can I get fruits, cheese, meats or fish also?

Yes, fruits, cheese, meats and fish are available for an additional cost.

WE ALSO TAKE EBT CARDS (SNAP BENEFITS/FOOD STAMPS)

YOU CAN SPLIT A MEMBERSHIP WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS!

SIGN UP BY MAY 1ST

TO LEARN MORE CONTACT KANTAKI at

347-927-2380 or crownheightsfarmshare@gmail.com

Read this flyer for more information: Farmshare Postcard Flyer

Conference for Parents of HS Students: Fostering Parent Leadership

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The NYCDOE & CEJ Present:

FOSTERING PARENT LEADERSHIP
for Student Success

Date:
Saturday, May 3rd
Time:
8:30AM – 1:00PM
Location:
High School for Fashion Industries
225 West 24th Street
Manhattan, NY 10011

Register here or by calling (212) 374-4118
Free Breakfast
Free Childcare for children 5+
On-site Translation Available Upon Request
Transportation
 
Bus:
M5 to 6th Avenue & 23rd Street
M20 to 8th Avenue & 23rd Street
M23 to 7th Avenue & 23rd Street
 
Subway:
1, C, E, or F to 23rdStreet
Spring 2014 Conference for Parents of High School Students:
Fostering Parent Leadership for Student Success
The purpose of this Parent Conference is to effectively empower parents as leaders and involve them in their children’s success.
Agenda
8:30AM – Breakfast & Registration
9:00AM – 9:45AM
  Welcoming Remarks
Keynote, Chancellor Carmen Fariña
10:00AM – 11:15AM – Workshop Session I
11:25AM – 12:40PM – Workshop Session II
12:45PM – 1:00PM – Closing Remarks

Events and Information Resources

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Below are various things taking place in Brooklyn and beyond…

  • Monday, April 28: There will be a training for community leaders interested in promoting safe infant sleep practices in their communities from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Brooklyn. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and participants will be asked to attend a follow-up training in June. If you are interested, contact Helen Flowers by emailing hflowers@aging.nyc.gov. Slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Free summer camp for children from low-income households: The Fresh Air Fund offers free summer camp experiences to children from low-income households who live in New York City. For more information and to apply, visit the Fresh Air Fund website
  • Free legal resources: The 20th annual Law Week will be in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx from April 29 to May 2 with one day in each borough. Free legal advice and referrals will be available. For more information, http://files.uft.org/parents/law-week-2014.pdf
  • Internship program for youth ages 16-24: COACH is a paid, 11-week internship program organized by the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation in Brooklyn. For more information, Emma Dealy Director of COACH emmad@cypresshills.org (718) 676-1544
  • Resources for homeless female veterans with children: The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program supports homeless veterans with children in transitioning to the civilian workforce with job training, computer access, services referrals and childcare. For more information, http://bvsj.org/vsc/hvrp3
  • Job readiness workshop for veterans: Every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 665 Willoughby Ave in Brooklyn, there is a job readiness workshop for unemployed and homeless veterans. Refreshments are available. For more information contact Barrie Simpson at 718-852-6004 Ext. 252

A Message from our friends at the Dean Street Block Association

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The next weeks are very important for the future shape of our community, perhaps the most important in years. If we all work together, we can make a difference.

In 2009 New York State and Forest City Ratner broke the law when they failed to assess how our community may be negatively impacted by twenty-five years of Atlantic Yards construction instead of ten. They chose to put us at risk in order to secure expiring federal tax abatements for the arena. Together, with the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, we sued and won.

Finally, as part of a court ordered process, a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 30th, and we can submit written statements until May 12th. Our block association is coordinating an effort to get local residents to speak at the hearing on the 30th, and also to write personal statements for the 12th.

Our quality of life is directly impacted by the way the project is implemented and operated, whether built quickly or slowly. For years residents have documented violations of environmental commitments related to negative impacts like air quality and noise that the State of New York has failed to enforce. For years we have looked at chain link fences and watched our street trees cut down without a credible replacement timetable. The first demolitions related to Atlantic Yards took place nine years ago, and construction of the sixteen high rises, affordable housing and open space in the project has just barely begun. Construction may take a generation or more.

Together with other local civic organizations, Dean Street Block Association has identified a few specific goals we think moving forward will most help those of us impacted by the project. First, we seek new oversight for the project by a dedicated public development corporation or subsidiary with a board that includes directors appointed in conjunction with local elected officials. We also seek improved oversight of environmental impacts, most especially those related to construction. Forest City Ratner is attempting to sell 70% of the project to the Chinese developer Greenland. Decisions will be made by a 5 member board, with 3 votes for Greenland and 2 for FCRC. We believe poor responsiveness to community concerns, and lack of accountability to the public, may only get worse.

You do not have to be an expert on Atlantic Yards to come and speak. We want you to come and show you care about our community. Talking about where you live, who you are, and that you care about our quality of life will make a difference.

If you can attend the hearing on the 30th and/or you are able to prepare a written statement, please contact pkrashes@earthlink.net If you need help getting to the hearing, let us know. And please encourage your friends and neighbors to come as well.

PUBLIC HEARING TO RESPOND TO THE DRAFT SEIS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 FROM 5:30 TO 9 PM
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, 75 DEKALB AVENUE, ROOM HS 107

CB8 Housing/ULURP Committee Meeting Notice

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The Housing/ULURP Committee will meet on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM at CNR-Center Light Health Care Center located at 727 Classon Avenue (between Park and Prospect Places) in the ATRIUM.

AGENDA

1. LPC Application, 209 Prospect Place—Prospect Heights Historic District

The project consists of a 300 square foot rooftop addition that will not be visible from the street, as well as a 2 storey (cellar and basement) 20 foot long rear addition with a 14’ deck that projects into the yard. Windows will be replaced on the front and rear façade that are Landmark-approved.

2. LPC Application, 214A St. Marks Avenue—Prospect Heights Historic District

The project consists of renovations to two floors (garden and parlor) and a 2-story, 16’x16′ Brick rear-addition. The existing house is a 3-story row house, ca. 1873, with a brick-façade and italianate detailing. Only window replacement is proposed for the front façade. The rear addition has precedent in the block-interior, as there are already over a dozen rear additions. The lots for the row of houses on this side of the block are extra deep (130′).

3. LPC Application, 369 Park Place—Prospect Heights Historic District

The projects consists of replacing 3 windows on the side elevation, creating a new opening in the rear façade for 2 french doors, adding an 8 foot rear deck, and relocating an existing fire escape.

4. Presentation by Mr. Dan McEneny from the NYS Historic Preservation Office

Weeksville Heritage Center Sneak Peak

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On April 26th, from Noon to 3 PM, be the first to explore the new Arts and Cultural Education Center of the Weeskville Heritage Center.

Learn about upcoming projects and ways to get involved while enjoying the arts, workshops, refreshments, and giveaways.

Come through the new entrance at 158 Buffalo Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street).

For more information, call 718-756-5250 or email events@weeksvillesociety.org.

Mediation in the Community: What Is It and How Can It Help?

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Mediation in the Community
What is it, and How Can it Help?

Tuesday, May 13 – 6-8:00 p.m.
_____________________

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s Meeting Hall

123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201

By Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall – A,C,F to Jay Street – R to Court Street
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All members of the public are invited to attend an informational lecture on the mediation process, and how mediation may be a better alternative than formal court or administrative proceedings.

Reservations are recommended

To Reserve a Seat or for More Information Contact:
Avery Eli Okin, Esq., CAE
e-mail: aokin@brooklynbar.org – phone: (718) 624-0675

A panel of experts including mediation practitioners, trainers and educators, and program administrators will explain how to avoid costly proceedings by mediating neighbor disputes, family matters, special education needs, attorney client disputes and even criminal cases:

Michele Kirschbaum, New York Peace Institute, Director of Programs
Barbara Odwak, Brooklyn Bar Association, Chair, Mediation Committee
Rebecca Price, US District Court, Manhattan, Mediation Supervisor

_______________________________
Light Refreshments will be served

This program is a joint presentation of the Brooklyn Bar Association, The Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee, The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, and the Brooklyn Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

Vision Zero Workshops in Brooklyn

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Two workshops are being held in Brooklyn over the next week to discuss the development of May de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative. The dates and locations are below:

Thursday, April 24
6:30-8:30PM
Plymouth Church (Hillis Hall)
75 Hicks Street

Tuesday, April 29
6:30-8:30PM
Brooklyn College
(Student Center, 2nd floor)
Campus Road & E 27th Street

The workshops will be interactive, with participants given the opportunity to directly provide input about specific locations through mapping exercises. This is the primary mechanism by which public input will be brought into the development of Vision Zero borough plans.

Demystifying Landmarks: A Panel Discussion at Brooklyn Historical Society

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You own a brownstone or live in a landmarked district, but what happens when you want to make a repair or change? Learn about what the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission does, what your neighborhood association can do, the research resources Brooklyn Historical Society can provide, and your neighbors’ experiences. Panelists include Tom van den Bout, architect and former Brooklyn Heights Association President, William Neeley, Jr., Deputy Director of Preservation at NYC Landmarks, Elizabeth Call, Head of Reference and User Services at BHS, as well Prospect Heights homeowner Leslie Feder and a local building manager. This panel will give attendees practical tips on how to navigate a construction or renovation project through the Landmarks approval process.

$5/Free for BHS Members
Reserve tickets

Date: Tue, Apr 29
Time: 6:30pm

Place:
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Town Hall Series on Paid Sick Leave

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Join the Hon. Letitia “Tish” James, NYC Public Advocate, the Hon. Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and representatives from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for a Town Hall to help employers and employees understand their responsibilities and rights under the Paid Sick Leave Law.

TIME: 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.

DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

PLACE:
MUNICIPAL BUILDING
1 CENTRE STREET
MEZZANINE
NEW YORK, NY 10007

Enter building from the 1 Centre Street North entrance.

TO RSVP:
Email RSVP@pubadvocate.nyc.gov.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
www.nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave www.pubadvocate.nyc.gov www.manhattanbp.nyc.gov

Safe Sleep Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is partnering with Delta Children on the Safe Sleep Brooklyn Campaign.

Through this campaign, they will be educating parents on important safety tips for providing infants with a safe sleeping environment, and Delta Children will be distributing free cribs and play yards to families in need.

Please help the CHCA (chca@crowhillcommunity.org) to identify families in need, but note that supplies are limited as only 18 families within the boundaries of CB8 will be selected by Monday, April 21st.  Those chosen will receive either a crib or play yard. There are nine of each available. 

First Economic Development Forum Hosted By The CB8 Economic Development Committee

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First Economic Development Forum
Investing in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Weeksville
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 12 noon until 6pm

Venue: 1000 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Real Estate, Opportunities and Investment in Community Board 8
Panelists:

  • Chris Havens, Apts & Lofts
  • Barbara Brown-Allen of Douglas Elliman
  • Cassandra Smith, Atlantic Avenue Industrial Center/Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center
  • Jonathan Berman, Investment Sales Professional, Ariel Management
  • Dave Hanold, Vice President, New York Business Development Corporation

Expanding our Culture Assets in Crown Heights

  • Tia Powell Harris, Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Philip Hawkins, President, Friends of Brower Park
  • Hanne Tienney, Five Myles
  • Andrew Steininger, Vice President, Economic Development, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Regine Roumain, Haiti Cultural Exchange

Local Business Owners Speak: Challenges, Rewards, Advice
Panelists:

  • Albano Ballerini, Owner, Amorina, Aliseo, and The Classon
  • Kwhame Gittens, Owner, Docklands
  • Toly Dubuinsky, Franklin Park
  • Kim Ellison, Brave Insurance Consultants, Inc

Financial Literacy Workshop

For Information:
Phone: 718-467-5574 and info@brooklyncb8.org

Financial Literacy 101

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An Information Session and Presentation will be held on Thursday, APril 24th at the
Teen Challenge Center, located at 444 Clinton Ave (b/w Gates & Greene Ave) from 6:30pm to 8pm. Doors open at 6pm.

Below are the topics being covered:

  • Managing Your Money
  • Insurance Planning
  • Credit History
  • Using Credit Wisely
  • Increasing Your Credit Score

FREE Individual Credit Counseling
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Presenters:

Charrisse Smith, Financial Credit Counselor at the Pratt Area Community Council

Albert Hinds, Financial Services Professional at the New York Life Insurance Company

For more information call (718)398-0750.

Sponsors: Ms. Olanike Alabi, the 57th A.D. Democratic Organization

CB8 General Meeting – Thursday, April 10th

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~ MEETING NOTICE~

DATE: Thursday, April 10, 2014

PLACE: CNR-Center Light Health Care
727 Classon Avenue (corner of Park Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order
2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes
4. Correspondence
5. Ms. Kirsten Defur from the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence will make a brief presentation detailing the services provided by the unit.

6. Mr. Gerard Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator for Neighborhood Housing Services of Bed-Stuy (NHS) will make a presentation on NHS’s services

7. Hearing to remove Mr. Phu Duong and Ms. Marlene Saunders (charges against each to be read at meeting to give the cited members an opportunity to respond).

8. Action Items

a. Housing/ULURP Committee
b. SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
c. Transportation Committee

9. Reports from the following committees:

Aging/Health
Economic Development
Education
Environment/Sanitation
M1-1
Parks
Public Safety
Transportation
Youth & Family Services

10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Comments/Announcements
12. Adjournment

Volunteers Needed for Operation PROM

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Operation PROM, Brooklyn is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free prom attire to low income, graduating, high school students.

They are seeking volunteers to help sort and prepare for their 2nd annual prom dress giveaway, which takes place on Saturday, April 12 in Brooklyn.

Volunteers are needed Friday, April 11 (3p—7p) and Saturday, April 12 (9a—6p).

To volunteer and get more info, call Dawn at 917.306.5056. You can also send an email to Shaniqua@helpprom.org or visit operationprom.org.

2014-15 New York State Budget Agreement

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Below is a letter sent out to New York City residents from the NY Governor’s Office regarding the most recent budget agreement:

Dear Fellow New Yorker,

An agreement has been reached on the 2014-15 State Budget that holds spending growth below two percent for the fourth consecutive year, continuing a record of fiscal discipline that has reversed decades of state budgets where spending grew at a higher rate than inflation or personal income growth. The Budget includes $1.5 billion in property tax relief for New York homeowners that is linked to and conditioned on approved plans for local governments to become more efficient. In addition, the Budget puts forward the state’s largest investment in education to date, including:

  • An increase of more than 5% in school aid
  • Statewide, universal full-day Pre-k
  • A bond act to modernize classroomsSignature reforms to fix Common Core implementation and protect students from unfair high stakes test results, as well as strengthen and support Charter Schools

Investments included in the Budget will make New York safer by strengthening penalties to crack down on texting-while-driving, make New York cleaner by growing the Environmental Protection Fund, and make New York fairer by allocating funding to help raise the age at which juveniles are tried.

The agreement paves the way for final passage of the 2014-2015 State Budget. Find out more about the Budget at governor.ny.gov. Working together over the last four years, we have put people above politics, building a stronger New York. With all of the arrows pointed in the right direction, we know our best days are ahead.

Sincerely,
The Office of the Governor

Brooklyn Town Hall for Vision Zero

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The New York City Council Speaker MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO
Brooklyn Borough President ERIC ADAMS
Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Chair, Transportation Committee
Council Member Vanessa Gibson
Chair, Public Safety Committee
Council Member Corey Johnson
Chair, Health Committee
Council Member Daniel Dromm
Chair, Education Committee

WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS

Inez Barron, Robert Cornegy, Laurie Cumbo, Chaim Deutsch, Rafael Espinal, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent Gentile, David Greenfield, Bradford Lander, Stephen Levin, Alan Maisel, Darlene Mealy, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Mark Treyger, Jumaane D. Williams

AND The NYC Department of Transportation
PRESENT

VISION ZERO
BROOKLYN TOWN HALL MEETING
TUESDAY • APRIL 1 • 7:00PM – 9:00PM (Registration begins at 6:30PM)
BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In New York City, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in traffic crashes. The Vision Zero Action Plan is the City’s foundation for ending traffic deaths and injuries on our streets.

Vision Zero Will Save Lives – But We Need to Hear From YOU!

Come out and give us your feedback, concerns and legislative ideas on Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan! We need your ideas to improve street safety, to identify problem locations, and to hammer out site-specific solutions that match realities on the ground.

TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, Please call: (212) 341-2644 or email Events@council.nyc.gov

 

DeBlasio Staffer Stops By CHCA Meeting to Discuss Universal Pre-K and More

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Last Tuesday’s CHCA meeting included a visit from Kicy Motley, Brooklyn Borough Director at Mayor DeBlasio’s office. Ms. Motley discussed DeBlasio’s highly publicized Universal Pre-K (UPK) program, which proposes full-day pre-school for more than 73,000 children in NYC. Think of it as the “5, 5, 5” plan: a 0.5% tax increase over 5 years on people earning over $500,000 a year would yield over $500 million in revenue to fund universal pre-K.

While it’s hard to avoid news or press regarding DeBlasio’s UPK plan, many people may not be aware that the plan includes a second important component: an after-school program for 120,000 NYC middle-schoolers. Having nothing to do after school can spell all kinds of trouble for kids, especially in the “tween” years. Giving middle-schoolers a place to go between 3PM and 6PM—with interesting academic, cultural and athletic activities—will keep them busy, engaged and off the streets.

Ms. Motley urges us to thank our state legislators for supporting NYC’s plan to fund UPK and expanded after-school programs. Call 866-591-9971 for the legislative hotline. Enter your zip code and you’ll be automatically connected to your legislator. Or visit www.upknyc.org for more info.

Written by Ayelet Prizant

CHCA Scholars Program

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School work can be hard, and while it pays off in the long run, the merchants within the Crow Hill community would like to reward five students in the neighborhood immediately, through the CHCA Scholars Program.

To be eligible, students have to fill out an application, list three exams on which they received a 100% within a month of the last Crow Hill Meeting (the third Tuesday of every month excluding the summer), and drop it off at Lily & Fig (727 Franklin Avenue) with a signature from the student and a parent. Then we will draw five names at random from all the applicants the day before each Crow Hill Community Association meeting and call the winners who will then receive a reward the next day, at the monthly Crow Hill Community Association meeting. Please attach the exams (or a copy) referenced on the application as well.

Applications can be downloaded from our website (below) or picked up at our monthly meetings.

Student Applications:

For any merchant that wants to participate, you can download a form below:

 

Dept. of Transportation Workshop: Traffic Safety Improvement Along Franklin Avenue

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The Dept. of Transportation is considering traffic safety improvements on Franklin Avenue in Community Districts 8 and 9.

A workshop will be held at Medgar Evers College,1650 Bedford Avenue (President’s Conference Room, 1st floor) Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Come out and add your input on safety and travel issues you experience while traveling, biking, walking, etc., on Franklin Avenue.

Franklin Avenue Public Workshop

Franklin Ave. Bike Lane Proposal Update

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The below is from the CB 8 meeting minutes for Feb. 25, 2014…

UPDATE ON FRANKLIN AVE. BIKE LANE PROPOSAL :

On Wednesday February 12, DOT met with CB 8/9 representatives to solicit input on problems and issues with a Franklin Avenue bike lane between Atlantic Av and Empire Blvd, preliminary to a community-involved planning process. The next step will be a public forum. Attending the DOT meeting were representatives of CB 8 (District Manager Michelle George, transportation Committee Dr. Frederick Monderson, Robt. Witherwax, Holly Fuchs) and of CB 9 (District Manager Pearl Miles, Transportation Committee Ed Fanning). ACTION : DOT will put out flyers for a public forum CB8/CB9, to be held somewhere in the middle of the community (Brooklyn Museum, Central Library, etc.). The Flyers will probably come out around 3/12, the meeting might be week after 3/22. Pearl Miles will work with DOT to find an appropriate venue.

Thursday, March 13: Community Board 8 Public Hearing & General Meeting Notice

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DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2014

PLACE:
Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (Corner St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

TIME: 7:00

1.Welcome & Meeting call to order

2.Roll Call

3. Carlmasis Johnson, Director of Community Outreach and Partner Engagement at NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board will make a brief presentation on police misconduct and knowing your rights during a police stop, question or frisk.

4. Public Hearing call to order

Public Hearing Item:
Public Comments on city agency responses to Community Board 8’s Preliminary Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. (Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person).

5. General Meeting Call to order

6. Acceptance of Minutes

7. Correspondence

8. Action Items from the following Committees:
*Housing/ULURP
*SLA & Sidewalk Café Review

9. Report of Committees:
Aging/Health
Career Building & Job Development
Economic Development
Education
Environment/Sanitation
Parks
Police 
Public Safety
Transportation
Youth & Family Services

10. Old Business/New Business

11. Public Comments/Announcements

12. Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

Election Results

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From left to right: outgoing VP Stacy Sheffey, incoming VP Paul Carson, incoming Secretary Josh Thompson, outgoing Project Manager Susan Boyle, outgoing President Evangeline Porter, incoming Project Manager Constance Nugent, incoming Treasurer Joanna Crispe, and incoming President Frank Esquilin. Photo courtesy of Trish Tchume

Elections for the Crow Hill Community Association Executive Board took place on Tuesday, February 18th and all five candidates were elected. After election results became official, outgoing president (and founding member) Evangelyn Porter gave the new board her blessing along with some words of wisdom. The remainder of the old Board that were present then joined her to take a photo with the new Board.

The following Saturday, February 22nd, the new Board met to choose officers. Frank Esquilin was voted in as President, Paul Carson was voted in as Vice President, Josh Thompson was voted in as Secretary, Joanna Crispe was voted in as Treasurer, and Constance Nugent was voted in as Project Manager. Please join us in wishing the new Board the best and thanking all those before us who made the Crow Hill Community Association such a strong and successful entity.

[UPDATE] Election Meeting & Dues: February 18

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UPDATE: Due to a winter storm, the January meeting was canceled. We will not hold the board election at our regularly scheduled February meeting.

The board election will occur at our meeting on Tuesday, January 21 February 18. In an election, every dues-paying Member in attendance can place up to seven votes on the ballot. (Or in this case, because there are only four candidates, you can place up to four votes.) The candidates with the most votes will be elected as board members. Members may authorize another person to act as a proxy.

The results will be announced by the conclusion of the meeting.

To be eligible to vote:

To be a member eligible to vote for the board or to be a board candidate, you must pay your dues at the meeting on January 21 February 18.

Please download, print, and fill out this membership form to accompany your dues. (We will also have these forms available to fill out at the meeting.)

Dues are $30/year for a family, $125/year for merchants, $20/year for students and seniors 60 years and over.

The candidates:

Joanna Crispe
“I moved to 302 Eastern Parkway two years ago, and have really enjoyed getting to know my neighbors through my involvement with CHCA. I participated in the planning and facilitation of the two Town Hall meetings last spring, and have been attending both CHCA and workgroup/committee meetings regularly since then. My professional background is in nonprofit organizational capacity building, so I naturally tend to take on more process focused roles, and could potentially serve as secretary or treasurer if elected to the Board. I am interested in community engagement and outreach, and how CHCA collaborates with other organizations working locally. I am motivated to join the CHCA Board for the opportunity to learn from the experienced and longstanding community leaders involved, continue to develop relationships within and contribute to this community which I have grown to love and think of as home.”

Frank Esquilin
“I have lived in the community for 28 years and have been involved in a number of different things with Crow Hill. I would like to run for the board because I think it’s time for a change. I am particularly interested in accountability and transparency in Crow Hill.”

Constance Nugent Miller
“I became active with Crow Hill after seeing my neighborhood drastically changing. I participated in outreach for all the town hall meetings. What motivated me to run for a board position was because I wanted a broader view of opinions and ideas to be brought to the table for discussion. I also wanted to incorporate a larger cross section of the community to volunteer and participate in building our new community. My promise to my community is one of openness and willingness to work with all groups of people. My slogan is: Diversity, Collaboration & Community.”

Josh Thompson
“My time living among the Crow Hill community has been relatively short, but I recognized that this was a special neighborhood almost immediately. I enjoy what it is today, but it is the rich history that gives it such a unique character. As a member of the Crow Hill Community Association Board, I want to help build on the accomplishments of those who worked tirelessly before me and help make this a neighborhood in which everyone feels comfortable.”

Affordable Housing at Atlantic Yards

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On November 15, thirteen elected officials representing residents of communities near Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project came together to demand a new agreement for affordable housing at the site as a condition approving Forest City’s proposed sale of a majority interest in the plan to a foreign developer.

The representatives called for a court-ordered study of alternatives to be completed to make sure Brooklynites and the people of New York State get the best deal possible for their tax dollars. And they called for representative oversight of the project going forward to make sure this time promises are kept.

Now it’s your turn. Sign this online petition to speak up with more than a dozen local elected officials in demanding Governor Cuomo not allow Forest City to take its money out of Atlantic Yards without real guarantees that the promises it made for hundreds of millions in public subsidies will be kept.

SIGN THE PETITION

Dear Governor Cuomo:

Forest City Ratner promised the people of Brooklyn 2,250 affordable apartments at the Atlantic Yards project in exchange for hundreds of millions in public subsidies. Then it pushed back completing that housing for 25 years. Now Forest City wants to pull its money out of the project by selling a majority interest to a foreign developer.

That’s an outrage to thousands of families in danger of displacement, and it’s a raw deal for the taxpayers of New York State.

Brooklyn’s elected officials have said the State should allow the sale only if there are new guarantees for affordable housing to be delivered when originally promised and appropriate oversight to make sure they’re enforced. I agree, and call on you to direct the Empire State Development Corporation not to let the deal move forward until those conditions are met.

Teen Apprenticeship at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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8167449261_533b1eaf25_zThe Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world! Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as Senior Apprentice.

If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to work with other teens, GAP may be for you.

Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November, which includes spring training, summer programming, and a weekly commitment throughout the academic year. See the tier descriptions for more information and application links. For more information, please email gap@bbg.org.

Applications are due December 4. More information here.

Trash Basket Experiment at Franklin Ave. and Sterling Pl.

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At the request of Crow Hill, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is conducting an experiment at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and Sterling Pl. to help our community decide whether we want fewer public trash baskets or more baskets.

This is a controversial topic: Some believe that more trash baskets bring more trash; others believe that we need more trash baskets to handle all the activity along Franklin Ave. We need your input so that together we can decide what’s best for our community.

During this first phase, DSNY has removed all trash baskets from Franklin Ave. and Sterling Pl. until Oct. 25th. During Phase 2, we’ll go back to two baskets; during Phase 3, we will have four baskets.

Use the simple form below to record your trash observations. During the experiment, we need everybody’s help monitoring Franklin and Sterling and the nearby blocks and intersections.

Forward the form on to your neighbors, as well. Feel free to record one observation or 100, it’s best just to record every day observations—good, bad, or otherwise—whenever you happen to find yourself on Franklin, anywhere between St. Johns and Park Pl.

After the experiment is over, we will share the results from our observations and DSNY’s observations. We will also survey the community before any decisions are made about increasing or decreasing the number of trash bins along Franklin Ave.

Contact Judy Bartlett at bartlettjudy@gmail.com if you have any questions/concerns.

Crow Hill Historic District Landmarking Proposal

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Screen shot 2013-05-18 at 1.39.38 PMOver the years, Crow Hill Community Association has been working to educate the community on the many benefits landmark status can bring to a neighborhood.

We have urged interested community members to submit Requests for Evaluation on their own and over the years we have collected and submitted many requests as well. As our membership grows and our neighborhood flourishes, we have more resources to put towards achieving landmark status.

Below is our proposal submitted to the Landmarks and Preservation Commission highlighting buildings of note in our district.

Proposal to Landmarks and Preservation Commission for a Crow Hill HIstoric District
Part 1: Map of proposed district

Proposal to Landmarks and Preservation Commission for a Crow Hill Historic District
Part 2: Buildings of note

No Solicitations Signs

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Tired of menus and circulars blowing in our streets, stuffed in your gate or littering your hallway? Our new laminated sign will let people know not to leave them.

Free to Crow Hill Association members, $1 donation to cover printing if you are not a member.

Signs can be picked up at HAD Associates, 737 Franklin Ave., Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-5pm.

UPDATE: If your sign has become waterlogged, you can bring it in to HAD Assoc. and exchange it for a new one.  We will be printing a better version soon

CHCA update and NEW meeting spot

Hello neighbors,

CHCA has been serving the community for nearly 40 years. In recent years we were instrumental in getting the bike lane on Franklin Ave. and having benches installed at numerous bus stops. We have also sponsored the “SHOP THE BLOCK” street fairs for neighborhood artisans to bring their products to market.

We’ve had numerous block parties with free food, drinks, and activities for our kids. Every year we sponsor the Franklin Ave. Halloween Parade and have food, crafts, and prizes at the Dean St. Garden.

This year we need your help to continue our work in the community. We need your ideas, suggestions, and support to help make our community cleaner, safer, and more enjoyable.

This year we hope to:

-Address the speeding cars around our schools

-Clean up the tree beds along Franklin Ave.

-Have regularly scheduled crafts fairs and flea markets on Franklin Ave.

-And address any issues or concerns you may have

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17th, 7:30pm at 727 Franklin Ave. (7two7 Create, next door to The Gospel Tabernacle Church)

Thank you,

Crow Hill Community Association Executive Board

http://crowhillcommunity.org

CHCA update and NEW meeting spot

Hello neighbors,

CHCA has been serving the community for nearly 40 years. In recent years we were instrumental in getting the bike lane on Franklin Ave. and having benches installed at numerous bus stops. We have also sponsored the “SHOP THE BLOCK” street fairs for neighborhood artisans to bring their products to market.

We’ve had numerous block parties with free food, drinks, and activities for our kids. Every year we sponsor the Franklin Ave. Halloween Parade and have food, crafts, and prizes at the Dean St. Garden.

This year we need your help to continue our work in the community. We need your ideas, suggestions, and support to help make our community cleaner, safer, and more enjoyable.

This year we hope to:

-Address the speeding cars around our schools

-Clean up the tree beds along Franklin Ave.

-Have regularly scheduled crafts fairs and flea markets on Franklin Ave.

-And address any issues or concerns you may have

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17th, 7:30pm at 727 Franklin Ave. (7two7 Create, next door to The Gospel Tabernacle Church)

Thank you,

Crow Hill Community Association Executive Board

http://crowhillcommunity.org