DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (Corner St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213
1.Welcome & Meeting call to order
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
8. Action Items from the following Committees:
*SLA & Sidewalk Café Review
9. Report of Committees:
Career Building & Job Development
Youth & Family Services
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Comments/Announcements
Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.
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.
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.
The 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 email@example.com.
Applications are due December 4. More information here.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
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 2015. 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
- Action Items: Utica Avenue Bus and Safety Project, Housing Committee, SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee, Transportation
- Report from the following committees: Aging/Health, Career Building, Economic Development, Education, Environment/Sanitation, Parks, Public Safety, Youth & Family Services
- Old Business/New Business
- Public Comments/Announcements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions/concerns.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
St. Francis de Sales School For the Deaf
260 Eastern Parkway (at Classon)
12 – 5PM
Free basketball clinic for kids 5 – 10 years old from 2 – 4PM. Arrive at 1:30PM with a parent/guardian to register for the clinic.
More info at gobrooklyn.org.
Wednesday, June 5, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
P.S.9, 80 Underhill Avenue
(Between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue.)
Join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the Crown Heights North Association and the Crow Hill Association for a discussion of issues affecting our communities with the candidates who hope to be the next City Council member representing the 35th District. Come and hear where the candidates stand on issues important to you.
Olanike Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Jesse Hamilton, F. Richard Hurley, and Jelani Mashariki will answer questions submitted by community members. The discussion will be moderated by Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center.
Residents and business owners of Crow Hill, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights are encouraged to submit and vote for questions for the forum online using Google Moderator.
We look forward to seeing you on June 5!
The Crown Heights West Rezoning proposal will be discussed for the third time at CB 8′s Housing/ULURP Committee meeting on Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at CenterLight Health Systems/CNR, 727 Classon Ave @ Park Place.
Written comments are invited and can be faxed ahead to the Board office at 718-778-2979, or emailed to email@example.com.
The Public Hearing on the proposal will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013 during the regularly scheduled full Board meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. The meeting willl be held at Berean Missionary Baptist Church, 1635 Bergen Street, corner of Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.
If you live in Brooklyn or have served in the US Armed Forces, you’ll be the first in line for consideration, though all registered candidates will be considered.