Thursday, January 19, 2017

IF ANYTHING IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS TO BE CHANGED, TELL YOUR COMMUNITY BOARD WHEN IT MEETS IN KENSINGTON ON MONDAY







Community Board 12 General Meeting
Monday, January 23rd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12 will meet in Kensington next Monday for its monthly general meeting. The agenda is posted above.

The board only meets in Kensington every year or two, so this is the perfect opportunity to represent your interests and your neighborhood's interests, especially by speaking during the Public Session.


The meeting is on Monday, January 23rd, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at The Kensington, the family shelter at 385 McDonald Avenue, across the street from Foodtown.

If you have any concerns about
  • pedestrian safety,
  • traffic congestion,
  • housing,
  • land use and zoning,
  • construction sites,
  • outdoor lighting,
  • potholes,
  • sanitation,
  • libraries,
  • crime,
  • police presence,
  • graffiti,
  • social services,
  • rodents,
  • trash collection,
  • public litter baskets,
  • street and sidewalk conditions,
  • or other issues that you'd like the community board to address,

arrive at the meeting before 7:00 p.m. so you can sign up to speak during the Public Session. You'll have three minutes to present your topic.

Community boards serve as a neighborhood's liaison to city agencies. Board members are appointed by the neighborhood's city councilperson and the borough president.


The neighborhoods served by Community Board 12 are Kensington, Borough Park, Dahill, and Midwood.

Contact information for Community Board 12
phone: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @ cb.nyc.gov
website: http://www.brooklyncb12.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BkCB12
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrooklynCB12
Chairperson: Yidel Perlstein
District Manager: Barry Spitzer


ANTI-RACISM ORGANIZATION WILL MEET AT BROOKLYN COMMUNE


                                     Showing Up for Racial Justice
                            Thursday, January 26th, 6:30 p.m.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) will host a meeting in Windsor Terrace to talk about the organization and to exchange ideas about the potential for anti-racist organizing in our neighborhood.

The meeting will be on Thursday, January 26th, at 6:30 p.m., at Brooklyn Commune.

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals. It organizes white people to work for racial justice by using the tools of community organizing, mobilizing, and education. It provides white people with an opportunity to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice.

RSVP for the meeting here so that the organizers can be sure they have enough room to fit everyone in.

Meeting location
Brooklyn Commune
601 Greenwood Avenue
corner of Prospect Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

For information about the New York City chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice, see
http://www.nycsurj.com
https://www.facebook.com/SURJNYC

https://twitter.com/surjnyc 
e-mail: NYCSURJ @ gmail.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"WOMEN HOLD IT ALL"

Women Hold It All

This artwork is on a bus shelter on Prospect Park Southwest, between 10th and 11th avenues, in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

Thank you to Kaleena Soorma for spotting it and for granting permission to post her photo.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

UPDATED AGENDA FOR WINDSOR TERRACE FOOD COOP MEETING


                      Windsor Terrace Food Coop Members Meeting
                          Tuesday, January 17th, 7:00 p.m.

The revised agenda for the next Windsor Terrace Food Coop members meeting:


1. Discussion of potential for Park Slope Food Coop members fulfilling their work credit at the Windsor Terrace Food Coop (WTFC). The Park Slope Food Coop guidelines on this issue will follow.

2. Should we permit and encourage members of other food coops to shop at WTFC?

3. What should be done about shift "no shows"?

4. Presentation of new "operational structure" for WTFC


5. Can we get help in filling out an application for us to accept EBT (Food Stamps and WIC)? 

6. Fiscal update

Coop members are urged to attend the meeting. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/SFzujbIXpGvggOUj2.

Meeting location
Knights of Columbus Hall
1511 10th Avenue
between Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street
Windsor Terrace
(map)
http://www.windsorterracefoodcoop.com
https://www.facebook.com/windsorterracefoodcoop

Friday, January 13, 2017

MEET THE NEW COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE KENSINGTON AND BOROUGH PARK PRECINCT

Captain David A. Wall

66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 19th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Meet the 66th Precinct's new commanding officer, Captain David Wall, at the next meeting of the 66th Precinct Community Council.

Residents of Kensington and Borough Park are invited to hear Captain Wall's update on recent crimes in the two neighborhoods. He will provide information about what the police are doing to deter crime and arrest criminals.

This is also an opportunity to bring crime-related issues to Captain Wall's attention.

In addition, you can find out about various programs that are available through the precinct.

Community Councils provide the critical interface between citizens and police through regular monthly meetings. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, from September through June. The Community Council does not meet in July or August.


Meeting location
Community Board 12 Office
5910 13th Avenue
between 59th and 60th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn

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The 66th Precinct station house is located at 5822 16th Avenue, between 58th and 59th streets, in Borough Park.

phone: (718) 851-5611 
e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com
website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_066.shtml 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct

SUSPENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES FOR THE KING HOLIDAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Monday, January 16th, for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Parking meter regulations and all other parking regulations will be in effect.


Garbage, recycling, and organics collections will be suspended.

New York City subways and buses will operate on a weekday schedule with minor timing changes. Give yourself extra time for your commute.

Public schools, post offices, banks, and federal, state, and city agencies will be closed.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

INAUGURATION AND RECEPTION FOR OUR NEW STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER


         Inauguration Ceremony for Assemblymember Robert Carroll
                             Sunday, January 29th, 2:00 p.m.

Our newly-elected New York State assemblymember in the 44th District, Robert (Bobby) Carroll, will hold a public inauguration ceremony for the community to attend. It will take place at the P.S. 130 upper school (The Parkside School) on Sunday, January 29th, at 2:00 p.m. The school is located at 713 Caton Avenue, between E. 7th and E. 8th streets.


Carroll has been appointed to serve on four committees:  Election Law; Labor; Tourism, Parks, Arts & Sports Development; and Cities. If you have any issues or concerns in those or any other areas, he would like you to call his office at (718) 788-7221.

The inauguration event is free and open to public. A reception with light refreshments will follow. If you would like to attend, send an e-mail to Carroll's Chief of Staff, Dan Campanelli, at campanellid @ nyassembly.gov or call the District Office at (718) 788-7221.


Carroll's District Office is at 416 7th Avenue, between 13th and 14th streets, in Park Slope, formerly the office of newly-retired Assemblymember Jim Brennan.

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 101 WORKSHOP: THE BASICS OF FLOURISHING

Katrina Lempenski
Positive Psychology 101: The Basics of Flourishing
                    Saturday, January 21st, 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Positive Psychology 101: The Basics of Flourishing, a workshop taught by Katrina Lempenski, will instruct participants in the fundamentals of Positive Psychology,
known as "the art of thriving."

Positive Psychology, a rapidly growing scientific movement, demonstrates the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, organizations, and communities to flourish.

The field teaches individuals to create more well-being, happiness, and satisfaction. Research shows that this is predictive of life and organizational success.

Three core "areas of flourishing" make up the science of Positive Psychology.
-- Better understand people. Expand your awareness of human nature, behavior, and wiring of the brain and body.
-- Know thyself. Gain a clear understanding of your thought patterns, emotions, and actions, enabling you to masterfully and authentically navigate your personal and professional relationships.
-- Recognize why and how well-being strategies work. Absorb strengths-based resilience tools that can be applied at home and in the professional setting. Learn why and how these wellness methods work, allowing for immediate application in your everyday life.

Event location

Windsor Terrace Library
160 E. 5th Street

corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(718) 686-9707


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

HINTERLANDS BAR PRESENTS AN "ALTERNATIVE TO WATCHING IT HAPPEN"

Cute Animal Videos:
An Inauguration Day Presentation
Friday, January 20th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

For people who are looking for an alternative to watching the presidential inauguration, Hinterlands Bar will be showing cute animal videos.

Location 
Hinterlands Bar 
739 Church Avenue
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 633-0550
hinterlandsbar @ gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/hinterlandsbar 
https://twitter.com/hinterlandsbar

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

WINDSOR TERRACE FOOD COOP MEETING


                  Windsor Terrace Food Coop Members Meeting

                          Tuesday, January 17th, 7:00 p.m.

At the next meeting of the members of the Windsor Terrace Food Coop, this will be the agenda:


1. Do we permit/invite members from other coops to shop at WTFC?
2. What do we do about members who consistently miss shifts?
3. Report from Fund Raising Group
4. Ordering of products


Coop members are urged to attend the meeting.

Meeting location
Knights of Columbus Hall
1511 10th Avenue
between Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street
Windsor Terrace
(map)
http://www.windsorterracefoodcoop.com
https://www.facebook.com/windsorterracefoodcoop

Monday, January 9, 2017

ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Tuesday, January 10th, for snow removal.

Parking meter regulations and all other parking regulations will be in effect. 


Sunday, January 8, 2017

CELEBRATE CAPRICORNS AT SYCAMORE BAR

Capricorn Party
Monday, January 9th, 8:00 p.m. to midnight

Celebrate Capricorns at Sycamore Bar's monthly star sign party. All night long, Capricorns pay Happy Hour prices on drinks.

Tarot reading will be offered in the flower shop, with palm reading and rune stone reading in the back. Drink specials will be available. Pass around the flower crown and take pictures. Mizz Cannon will host the evening.

Event location 
Sycamore Bar
1118 Cortelyou Road
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road
Ditmas Park
(347) 240-5850
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com 
http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com 
https://www.facebook.com/sycamore.brooklyn 
https://twitter.com/SycamoreBklyn 
http://instagram.com/sycamoreflowershopbar

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING GETS A SNOW DAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Monday, January 9th, for snow operations.

Parking meter regulations and all other parking regulations will be in effect. 


BOARD GAME NIGHT AT HINTERLANDS BAR


Board Game Night
Tuesday, January 10th, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The first game played in a regular series of organized board game nights will be Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island.

Space is limited, so you're invited to bring a game with you. You can also borrow a game from Hinterlands' collection. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 21 and over only.


Hinterlands serves hot drinks!

Location
Hinterlands Bar
739 Church Avenue
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 633-0550
hinterlandsbar @ gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/hinterlandsbar
https://twitter.com/hinterlandsbar


Previous posts:
Hinterlands Bar Has Opened on Church Ave.
Hinterlands Bar Extends Hours

PROSPECT FARM IS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS


Prospect Farm is looking for new members for 2017. An organizational meeting will take place on Friday, January 13th.

Members work on the farm an average of one hour per week or 52 hours per year, and they contribute $25 to the farm annually. 


If you're interested in becoming a member or you'd like more information about membership or about the farm, send an e-mail to Tom Hinchen at Thincbrooklyn @ aol.com.

About Prospect Farm

"Prospect Farm is a non-profit, cooperative project in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, that is working together to grow food in a formerly vacant lot, owned by Tom Angotti and Emma Matos, with the mission toward creating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm that can serve our community.

Since March 2010 Prospect Farm has been a community project development toward producing healthy local food as an alternative to industrial food. Our objective is diversity in food production and membership. We are slowly creating healthy soil through our community composting project and farm without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

Prospect Farm is a community association with membership open to all. Members improve and farm the land and sustain ties with local residents, businesses and organizations. We support the Brooklyn Food Coalition and other initiatives for food sovereignty and food justice."


Location

Prospect Farm
1194 Prospect Avenue

between Seeley and Vanderbilt streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
e-mail: prospectfarmbk @ gmail.com
website: http://prospectfarm.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ProspectFarmBK

Subway directions: take the F or G train to the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station. Exit at the Prospect Avenue end of the station.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

LIVE MUSIC WITH ME & MY WIFEY RETURNS TO BATATA


                              Live Music with Me & My Wifey
                             Sunday, January 29th, 6:30 p.m.

For its second evening of free live music, Batata welcomes back the Brooklyn musical duo Me & My Wifey. The singers will perform on Sunday, January 29th, starting at 6:30 p.m. Drink in the sounds of Devon and Madison as you dine on Batata's Middle Eastern food.

Me and My Wifey's YouTube channel is here, and their Facebook page is here.

Batata
3021 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(347) 599-1260
e-mail: batatabk @ gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/batatabk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/batatabrooklyn

website: http://www.batatabk.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

NEW COMMANDER FOR 66TH PRECINCT

Captain David A. Wall

Captain David A. Wall has replaced Deputy Inspector Kenneth Quick as commanding officer of the NYPD's 66th Precinct, covering Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood. Captain Wall was previously the executive officer of the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights.

Inspector Quick, who was promoted to that rank from captain on December 21st, came to the 66th Precinct in March 2015. He has been appointed commanding officer in the Deputy Commissioner of Administration Office. 

KENSINGTON WILL HOST THE COMMUNITY BOARD 12 MEETING THIS MONTH



Community Board 12 General Meeting
Monday, January 23rd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12 members will pay a visit to their Kensington constituency this month when the board holds its monthly general meeting. The agenda has not yet been announced.

The meeting is open to the public. You're encouraged to attend to represent your interests.


The date and time are Monday, January 23rd, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The location is The Kensington, the family shelter at 385 McDonald Avenue, across the street from Foodtown.

If you have any concerns about
  • pedestrian safety,
  • traffic congestion,
  • housing,
  • land use and zoning,
  • construction sites,
  • outdoor lighting,
  • potholes,
  • sanitation,
  • libraries,
  • crime,
  • police presence,
  • graffiti,
  • social services,
  • rodents,
  • trash collection,
  • public litter baskets,
  • street and sidewalk conditions,
  • or other issues that you'd like the community board to address,

arrive at the meeting before 7:00 p.m. to sign up to speak during the public comment period. You'll have three minutes to present your topic.

About Community Board 12
General meetings of Community Board 12 are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Amico Senior Center in Borough Park.

Every neighborhood in New York City is represented by an all-volunteer community board that serves as that neighborhood's liaison to city agencies. Board members are appointed by the neighborhood's city councilperson and the borough president.


The neighborhoods served by Community Board 12 are Kensington, Borough Park, Dahill, and Midwood.

Community Board 12's committees are

  • Planning, Zoning Variances and City Map,
  • Education, Library, Cultural Affairs,
  • Sanitation & Environmental Protection,
  • Fire, Safety & Police,
  • Health & Social Services,
  • Housing & Buildings,
  • Legislation,
  • Parks, Capital Projects & Site Selection,
  • Transportation & Franchises, and
  • Youth & Community Development.

Meeting location
The Kensington

385 McDonald Avenue
between Albemarle Road and Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

Contact information for Community Board 12
phone: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @ cb.nyc.gov
website: http://www.brooklyncb12.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BkCB12
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrooklynCB12
Chairperson: Yidel Perlstein
District Manager: Barry Spitzer


Thursday, January 5, 2017

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED TOMORROW


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Friday, January 6th, for snow operations.

Parking meter regulations and all other parking regulations will be in effect. 


CRIME CONVERSATION AT 72ND PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL JANUARY MEETING


                            72nd Precinct Community Council Meeting
                     Tuesday, January 10th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The types of crimes committed in the 72nd Precinct, their frequency, why they happen, and what the precinct is doing to prevent future crimes will be talked about at the January 10th meeting of the 72nd Precinct Community Council.


Give voice to your concerns about crime in Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park. Let the officers know what's on your mind, whether it's armed robberies, sexual assaults, home break-ins, stolen bicycles, package theft, speeding cars, or other crimes.

Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park fall within the 72nd Precinct. Everyone who lives or works within the precinct's boundaries is invited to attend Community Council meetings. Contact the Community Affairs officers at (718) 965-6526 if you have any questions.

Meetings of the 72nd Precinct Community Council are normally held on the second Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting location
Marien Heim of Sunset Park Senior Housing
4520 4th Avenue
between 45th and 46th streets
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

72nd Precinct
web page: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_072.shtml
Phone number: (718) 965-6311
CompStat report (crime statistics): http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-072pct.pdf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD72Pct
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/72nd-Precinct-Community-Council-1611883092371304

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

STORIES, MUSIC, AND DANCE FROM YEMEN FOR KENSINGTON'S KIDS



Juha and His Donkey: Stories, Music and Dance from Yemen
Saturday, January 7th, 2:00 p.m.

The Singing Winds: Storytelling from Around the World will present "Juha and His Donkey: Stories, Music and Dance from Yemen" on Saturday, January 7th, at 2:00 p.m.

The program is geared towards children of all ages. Admission is free. For information, call (718) 564-5983.

About The Singing Winds
The Singing Winds is a storytelling series that features the traditional folklore of the many cultures and languages spoken by the residents of Kensington, Brooklyn.

Hosted by P.S. 230, the series features both professional artists and community groups in live performances that bring to life the characters that have entertained and educated children for centuries.

Jill Reinier, storyteller and teaching artist, co-created and directs The Singing Winds. She is the Parent Coordinator at P.S. 230.

Event location
P.S. 230 Lower School
Multimedia Room
425 McDonald Avenue
between Church Avenue and Albemarle Road
Kensington

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

FIRE IN OCEAN PARKWAY APARTMENT BUILDING


A large fire in the apartment building at 175 Ocean Parkway was extinguished after burning for close to an hour. The building is between Church and Caton avenues in Kensington.

The Daily News reports that three people were injured and two apartments were gutted--the second floor apartment where the fire broke out and the apartment directly above it.

A tenant states that the second, third, and fourth floor apartments in that line, facing Ocean Parkway, were affected.

The cause of the fire isn't yet known and is under investigation. 

QUEER PARTY TIME ON CORTELYOU


Q-Train Queer Party
Thursday, January 5th, 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Q-Train, Ditmas Park's only queer party, will feature this Thursday

 
  • Alberto "DJ GoGo Gadget" Denis spinning music at 10:00 p.m. under a disco ball, 
  • late-night performances by Ritzy Bitz up on the bar, and
  • Gogo at midnight by MarkyMark.

No cover charge.

Q-Train takes place on the first Thursday of every month.

Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop
1118 Cortelyou Road
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road
Ditmas Park
(347) 240-5850
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com
http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com
https://www.facebook.com/sycamore.brooklyn
https://twitter.com/SycamoreBklyn
http://instagram.com/sycamoreflowershopbar

SUMMER CAMP RESOURCE FAIR: PLANNING AHEAD TO SUMMER 2017


Summer Camp Resource Fair
Tuesday January 24th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If you're looking for a dynamic and affordable summer camp program for your child or children, explore your options at District 15 Community Education Council's second annual Summer Camp Resource Fair. Learn how to find the right camp environment. Hear from the camp experts about day and sleepaway options.
 

From 6:30 to 7:30, a special presentation will be made in the school library by The Office of District Planning. ODP works with local communities to assess students' needs. At the meeting, learn about the prioritization of student and community needs in District 15.

Interpretation will be available in Spanish and Chinese. Send an e-mail to CEC15 @ schools.nyc.gov if you have any questions.
 


Event location
M.S. 839
713 Caton Avenue

between E 7th and E. 8th streets
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn

LIVE IRISH MUSIC TOMORROW NIGHT


Live Irish Music
Wednesday, January 4th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Traditional Irish music--the folk music of Ireland--is diverse: it's sometimes exhilarating, sometimes sweet, and sometimes solemn. Enjoy its varied sounds and genres this Wednesday night at Shenanigans Pub, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Everyone who plays or sings is welcome to bring their instruments and their voices to this open session.

Location 
Shenanigans Pub 
802 Caton Avenue
at the corner of E. 8th Street 
Kensington, Brooklyn 
(718) 633-3689 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shenanigans-Pub/167371376609304