Crow Hill Craft Fair: “Shop The Block”


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


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


 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

ESD Atlantic Yards
Government & Community Affairs Manager
(212) 803-3736

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


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 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


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).

EmPower New York

Make your house more energy efficient — for FREE. (really, free.)

Empower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions for income-eligible New Yorkers

EmPower is free—plain and simple. There are no strings, no hidden fees, and no pressure. Participating accredited contractors make all the improvements and upgrades and all you need to do is enjoy a healthier, more comfortable home—and smaller energy bills.

  • Lower energy bills.
  • More money in your pocket to spend on what matters most to you.
  • A healthier, more comfortable home.

Through the Empower New York program, you can have all of these things—without having to spend a dime.

If you’re eligible, we’ll schedule an appointment to determine if your home would benefit from improved insulation, reduced drafts, and upgrades to lighting and appliances, all at no cost to you. Plus, we’ll give you tips and strategies on how to better manage your energy usage on a daily basis.

Are you eligible?

Free energy efficiency improvements are available for homeowners and renters. You’re eligible for EmPower New York if you can answer “yes” to these statements:

Click here and here for more information.

For an application, click here.

SNAP Program Representatives Coming to Brooklyn


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.