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)

Dept. of Finance To Host Notice of Property Value Workshops

The Department of Finance has scheduled evening and day session Notice of Property Value workshops in each of the five boroughs.  This is an opportunity for property owners to meet with representatives from the Department of Finance and the NYC Tax Commission to:

  • Ask questions about your property’s Market and Assessed Values.
  • Learn how to dispute your property’s Assessed Value.
  • Learn how to get your property description changed (for example, the number of units in your building or square    footage).
  • Learn about tax benefits and how to apply for them.

Please visit our website for a complete listing of dates, locations and times from our calendar:

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/about/finance-calendar.page#february

Reminder:  The deadline for the Homeowner Tax Benefits Application is fast approaching.  The application must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2015 in order for eligible homeowners to receive benefits beginning July 1, 2015.

The External Affairs Outreach Unit’s phone number has changed.  Our new number is 212-602-7004.

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

BP Office Hiring Economic Development Adviser and Policy Analyst

The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

LOCATION: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office seeks an Economic Development Advisor to manage and advise the Borough President on economic development issues and coordinate varying policy projects upon request. This position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the Borough President’s major economic development initiatives;
  • Advise the Borough President in establishing policy on all aspects of economic development;
  • Perform research and analysis on the economic status of the industry in the borough, including employment generations, industry trends, and major developments;
  • Serve as the liaison between the Borough President and Brooklyn business communities providing technical assistance;
  • Monitor Brooklyn’s Commercial Revitalization Programs;
  • Represent the Borough President on the NYC Economic Development Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors of Business Improvement Districts;
  • Maintain an economic development database of contacts;
  • Assist Borough Hall’s policy unit on special projects;
  • Represent the Borough President at community events;
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication skills (unedited electronic writing and spreadsheet samples will be required from each final candidate);
  • Knowledge of, and experience with economic development;
  • Strong research skills, attention to detail, and a desire to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word Office Suite, which includes Power Point, Excel, and Outlook);
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, public administration, urban studies, political science or other related fields. However, a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Ability to work nights and weekends;
  • 2 – 3 years or relevant experience required;
  • A valid New York State Driver’s License required;
  • NYC residency required.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

MAIL RESUME, COVER LETTER AND SALARY HISTORY TO:
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
Human Resources
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

DATE: January 8, 2015 POST UNTIL: Until Filled

JVN #: 012-15-009

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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Depthforms

DepthForms

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.