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
Plymouth Church (Hillis Hall)
75 Hicks Street
Tuesday, April 29
(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.
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
Date: Tue, Apr 29
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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
1 CENTRE STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10007
Enter building from the 1 Centre Street North entrance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
www.nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave www.pubadvocate.nyc.gov www.manhattanbp.nyc.gov
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 (email@example.com) 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.
On Saturday, April 19th, Brower Park will host the Trinity Grace Church of Crown Heights Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11:00 AM. It’s a free event for kids 10 and under.
On April 25th, a panel discussion will be held to discuss the pros and cons of composting from 10am to noon at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Click here for more information.
For those interested in signing their children up for Pre-K next fall, click on the links below to find locations of enrollment sites and more.
Pre-K Enrollment Sites
After 100 days in office, recently elected Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James has published a report that outlines her office’s early agenda, and notes ongoing litigation, legislative action, and successfully-solved constituent matters. Click below to read the report.
100 Days Report PA James
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
- 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
- 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
Phone: 718-467-5574 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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