Vision Zero Workshops in Brooklyn


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
Brooklyn College
(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.

Demystifying Landmarks: A Panel Discussion at Brooklyn Historical Society


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
Reserve tickets

Date: Tue, Apr 29
Time: 6:30pm

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Town Hall Series on Paid Sick Leave


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.


NEW YORK, NY 10007

Enter building from the 1 Centre Street North entrance.



Safe Sleep Brooklyn


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 ( 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. 

First Economic Development Forum Hosted By The CB8 Economic Development Committee


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

For Information:
Phone: 718-467-5574 and

Financial Literacy 101


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


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