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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).

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

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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.