Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ARE YOUR PETS RELUCTANT TO SMILE? GET THEM A FREE DENTAL SCREENING


Are your pets hesitant to show their teeth when they smile? Do they hide their smile behind a paw? A dental problem might be the cause of this embarrassment.


Give your pets the gift of smiling. Schedule a free dental screening for them between September 1st and September 30th by calling Alison Animal Hospital at (718) 473-0081.

For any dental procedure that you book between October 7th through November 25th, you'll get a 20% discount on the final cost of the procedure.

Space is limited, so call soon.

Alison Animal Hospital
224 Prospect Park West
between 16th Street and Windsor Place
(718) 473-0081
sayhi @ alisonanimal.com
http://alisonanimal.com
https://www.facebook.com/Alison-Animal-Hospital-1493783764186763/?fref=ts

Monday, August 29, 2016

CAVE-IN ON GREENWOOD AVE. WILL BE "ADDRESSED"

cave-in on Greenwood Avenue and E. 3rd Street

When I noticed this cave-in at Greenwood Avenue and E. 3rd Street two weeks ago, I reported it to 311 Online. Today, I heard back from them that "The City inspected the condition you reported and asked the Department of Environmental Protection to address the issue." I guess a hole in the street has to wait its turn.

A cave-in is a hole that has a deep void. It's usually caused by a problem with the underground infrastructure. Some of the pavement falls into a deep empty space that doesn't have a solid bottom.

The Department of Transportation inspects cave-ins that are reported to 311. If they determine that it's a problem, they send their report to the Department of Environmental Protection or another utility to make a repair.

A quick resolution will be appreciated before the cave-in gets any bigger.

Today's report from 311 Online:
SERVICE REQUEST #: 1-1-1292822601
08/15/2016 8:45:54 PM
Street Condition
Cave-in
INCIDENT ADDRESS: GREENWOOD AVENUE AND EAST 3 STREET
INCIDENT BOROUGH: BROOKLYN
The City inspected the condition you reported and asked the Department of Environmental Protection to address the issue.
08/29/2016 8:59:06 AM
Closed - No Further Updates
For more information about this type of request or the agency that handles these issues, click on the link below. Learn More

Saturday, August 27, 2016

THE 6 TRAIN HAS BEEN HIJACKED: THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE


Movie Night: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Thursday, September 1st, 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The 6 train has been hijacked. Four armed men are holding passengers and the conductor hostage. They're isolated in a subway car that's been decoupled from the rest of the train. The hijackers are demanding that the city pay them a ransom of $1,000,000 in exchange for the hostages. They want the money delivered to them in one hour--or they'll start killing the passengers.

The Kensington Stewards invite everyone in the community to a free presentation of the original version of the thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. The movie will be shown at the recently-opened Avenue C Plaza, at the intersection of Avenue C and McDonald Avenue.

The Stewards will provide seating for the audience.

This 1974 movie is based on the novel of the same name, written  by Brooklyn-born Morton Freedgood, about the hijacking of a subway that originated at the Pelham Bay Park station in the Bronx--the 6 train. "One Two Three" refers to the time that the train left the station: 1:23 p.m.

Walter Matthau, Martin Balsam, Robert Shaw, Hector Elizondo, and Jerry Stiller star in the movie, which runs for 104 minutes.

Friday, August 26, 2016

SHABBAT DINNER UNDER THE STARS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER


Dinner under the Stars
Friday, September 9th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join the lively Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv services at Flatbush Jewish Center, followed by a catered shabbat dinner. (The theme of the dinner hasn't been announced yet). Kid-friendly and vegetarian options will be available.

The early dinner for kids is at 5:45 p.m. When you register, mention if you'd like to take part in the Early Families Dinner.


Kabbalat Shabbat is at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at approximately 6:45 or 7:00 p.m. If you have any dietary restrictions, mention them when you register.

Register via Paypal, or call ((718) 871-5200) or e-mail (news @ flatbushjewishcenter.org) the office by the September 7th deadline.


Flatbush Jewish Center
 
327 E. 5th Street  
corner of Church Avenue 
Kensington, Brooklyn  
phone: (718) 871-5200 
fax: (718) 871-5204  
e-mail: fandstjc  @  verizon.net 
http://www.flatbushjewishcenter.org 
https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushJewishCenter

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A FRIGHTENINGLY GOOD HOWL-O-WEEN IS BEING PLANNED BY SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE


                      9th Annual Howl-O-Ween Bark Block Party
                         Sunday, Oct. 23rd, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Join Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR) for a day of Howl-O-Ween fun. This year's Howl-O-Ween Bark Block Party will include costume contests for both pets and kids, games, BBQ, vendors, and live music and a raffle for tickets for Jet Blue.

Other pet contests will include Biggest Baby, Sassiest Singer, Top Dancer, and Trickiest Pet.

SCAR needs volunteers to lead activities during the block party and to help with planning and pre-show activities. To volunteer, send an e-mail to howloweenblockbark @ nyanimalrescue.org.


Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-5163 
e-mail: info @ nyanimalrescue . org
website: http://nyanimalrescue.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeanCaseyAnimalRescue
adoptable pets on Petfinder:
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=NY637
home page on Petfinder:
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html



PLANT FREE DAFFODIL BULBS TO BEAUTIFY KENSINGTON AND WINDSOR TERRACE


Plant free daffodil bulbs in your neighborhood this fall. Enjoy their beauty when they blossom next spring. The neighborhood looks so attractive and cheerful when the daffodils are in bloom.

Bulbs are donated to civic organizations, individuals, schools, community leaders,
and corporate volunteer groups who will commit to planting them in a park or a public space, such as a schoolyard, street tree pit, community garden, or planters in front of a building--or anywhere else in New York City where the public can see and enjoy them.

The Daffodil Project began in 2001 as a living memorial to September 11th. Since then, nearly 6,000,000 free bulbs have been planted around New York City by more than 100,000 young students, parks and gardening groups, civic organizations, corporate volunteers, and other New Yorkers, making it one of the largest volunteer efforts in the city’s history.

In 2015 alone,

  • 450,000 bulbs were distributed,
  • 531 students planted 2,750 bulbs with NY4P,
  • 200+ NYC schools participated,
  • 67 NYCHA gardeners planted 33,850 bulbs, and
  • 23,369 volunteers joined citywide.

The two bulb distribution dates and locations in Brooklyn are Saturday, September 10th, at Seth Low Houses Community Center and Saturday, September 24th, at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, rain or shine.

Distribution time is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., any unclaimed bulbs will be distributed to whoever can carry them. 


Bulbs can be requested in quantities of 25, 50, 100, 200, 350, 550, or 1100. 

Daffodil bulbs should be planted anywhere between mid-September through the first week of December. It's important to get them in the ground before the first frost.

Thursday, September 1st, at 5:00 p.m., is the deadline for registration. The registration form is at http://ny4p.convio.net/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=1840.

FAQs about the Daffodil Project are at http://www.ny4p.org/2016%20Daffodil%20Project%20FAQ.pdf.

For questions about the Daffodil Project, call Emily Walker, New Yorker's for Parks' Director of Outreach and Programs, at (212) 838-9410, ext. 314, or e-mail her at ewalker @ ny4p.org.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CASALINGA SICILIAN KITCHEN, PREVIOUSLY FINA PIZZA BAR





Fina Pizza Bar is now Casalinga Sicilian Kitchen. "Casalinga" means "home cooking."

The brick oven from Italy is still in place. The menu has expanded. Offerings include tapas (small plates), paninis, salads, a ricotta and mozzarella calzone, large "signature" pizzas, soda (Coca-Cola and Stewart's), beer, wine, sangria, and desserts.

On the list of tapas is Jumbo Sicilian Baked Wings marinated in lemon, extra virgin olive oil, Italian herbs, and spices, then firewood baked and topped with caramelized onions.

One of the pizzas is a Spinachoke Signature Pie, whose ingredients are sauteed spinach and artichoke hearts smothered in Alfredo sauce and mozzarella. 

Desserts include Buono Notte Pie, made from cannoli cream, Nutella, strawberry, banana, and whipped cream.

Online ordering is available through
Seamless
GrubHub 
eat24hour.com (includes a party menu of appetizers, salads, and entrees http://casalingasicilian.eat24hour.com/menu 

Casalinga Sicilian Kitchen
2007 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(718) 854-3462
(718) 346-2854
https://www.facebook.com/CasalingaPizza/?fref=ts
http://www.casalingapizza.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FREE LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY AT BAR CHORD


Live Music at Bar Chord
Tuesday, August 23rd, through Monday, September 19th
(starting times vary)

View the calendar on Bar Chord's website to see who will be making music each night and what time each performance will begin.

Bar Chord  
1008 Cortelyou Road  
between Coney Island Avenue and Stratford Road  
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn  
(map) 
phone: (347) 240-6033
website: http://barchordnyc.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarChord

Monday, August 22, 2016

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AT AFTERNOON SOCIALS FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS



Afternoon Socials for Holocaust Survivors
Wednesday, September 7th, 12:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 15th, 12:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20th, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Volunteer help is needed at afternoon social gatherings on Church Avenue for Holocaust survivors living in Brooklyn. Volunteer to spend one, two, or all three afternoons serving lunch, dancing, and mingling with the seniors.

Help is needed throughout the events with everything from setting up, preparing meals, and serving to cleaning up after lunch and helping the seniors get to their cars when the socials end.

Register to volunteer on

At the Tuesday, September 20th, social, volunteers will be able to listen to a lecture by a representative of the Israeli consulate.

Self Help Community Services
Kensington Program
Kensington Nazi Victim Services Program
419 Church Avenue

between E. 4th and E. 5th streets
Kensington
(718) 633-1300

 

Friday, August 19, 2016

BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME ATTENDANCE SCORES BUCKS FOR SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE


Tickets to a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game have been donated to Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR).

Tim Wallace has generously donated tickets to the game between the Cyclones and the Auburn Doubledays on Tuesday, August 30th, at 7:00 p.m. The seats are field box seats in section 8. The seating chart here shows where the section is located.

The discounted price of each ticket is $15. That's $2 less than the same ticket would cost at MCU Park. They're being sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

And, with each ticket that you buy, you'll get a voucher for a free baseball cap.


Stop by Sean Casey Animal Rescue to buy one or more tickets. 100% of your purchase price will be given to Sean Casey Animal Rescue to help the shelter care for rescued animals who need a helping hand. 


Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace/Kensington, Brooklyn

(718) 436-5163 
nyanimalrescue @ yahoo.com 
http://nyanimalrescue.org
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html
https://www.facebook.com/SeanCaseyAnimalRescue 

Sean Casey Animal Rescue is open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day.
 

PEACE AND UNITY RALLY IN KENSINGTON FOR SLAIN IMAM AND HIS FRIEND


The Muslim community of Kensington, Brooklyn, will hold a Peace and Unity Rally for Imam Maulama Alauddin Akonjee, and his associate, Thara Uddin. The Muslim community extends an invitation to all Kensington residents to attend, with the hope that this will be a rally for the whole neighborhood.
 

Scheduled for Sunday, August 21st, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Peace and Unity Rally will take place at the Avenue C Plaza on McDonald Avenue, between Church Avenue and Avenue C.

Imam Maulama Akonjee, age 55, and Thara Uddin, age 64, were
the victims of a shooting murder in Ozone Park, Queens. The two men were shot from behind near their mosque in broad daylight on Saturday, August 13th, at about 1:50 p.m. They had just come from afternoon prayers.

They were transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens, where they died. The suspect, Oscar Morel, has been charged with first-degree murder. 

If you have any questions, contact

  • John Schaefer (Councilmember Brad Lander's office) at jschaefer @ council.nyc.gov or (719) 447-5460,
  • Mamnun Haq at (917) 856-6975,
  • Mian Quadry at (917) 285-6951, or
  • Dr. Jahangir Kabir at (917) 741-6782.

The sponsors of the Peace and Unity Rally are

  • Bangladesh Muslim Center & Islamic School,
  • Baitul Jannah Jame Masjid & Muslim Community Center,
  • Darul Jannah Masjid & Islamic Center,
  • Brooklyn Islamic Center,
  • Darul ul Sunnah,
  • Sandwip Association NA,
  • Sandwip Society USA,
  • Sandwip Educational & Cultural Society,
  • Sandwip Education & Cultural Society,
  • Greater Comilla Association,
  • Chittagong Association of North America,
  • The Greater Noakhali Society of USA, and
  • NYC Council Member Brad Lander.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FREE CONCERT BY BENGALI ROCK BAND


The Feringhees
Saturday, August 20th, 2:00 p.m.

Bengali rock group The Feringhees will perform in a free concert this Saturday at the East Fourth Street Community Garden. The garden is on E. 4th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue.

The band primarily plays Bengali and other Indian music in the rock genre.

The Queens-based band was founded in 2012. Its members are Shakir "Epitaph" Tonmoy on vocals and guitar, Rafaat Hossain on guitar and bass, Nusrat Hossain on violin, Safeer Islam "Lemons" on guitar, Tahmeed Qazi on drums, and Nadeem Qazi Ahmad "Brown Sugar" on guitar and bass.

Experience the music of The Feringhees on their YouTube channel.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

QUEER PARTY IN SEPTEMBER AT SYCAMORE BAR


Q-Train Queer Party
Thursday, September 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Q-Train, Ditmas Park's only queer party, will feature on September 1st

No cover charge.

Q-Train is held 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

Monday, August 15, 2016

MENU IS POSTED AT PARADE CAFE


The menu is up at the brand-new Parade Café. On it are a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches; coffee, espresso drinks, tea, and other beverages; and turnovers, croissants, and other pastries.

Some of the sandwiches will be available until 11:00 a.m., while others will be available from 11:00 a.m. on.

The café opened this past Friday, August 12th. Its hours of operation are
  • Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

The location was previously the home of Caton Chemists; it's next to 620 on Caton Pizzeria Restaurant. 

Gregory Tetaud, one of the owners, is a Kensington resident who hails from La Rochelle, France. Gregory also co-owns Le Paddock, a restaurant on Prospect Avenue in Windsor Terrace. The other owner, Dominique Drevet, formerly owned Bistro St. Marks.

All photos are courtesy of Ashley Kreamer.

Parade Caf
é 

622 Caton Avenue
between Ocean Parkway and E. 7th Street
on the Kensington - Windsor Terrace border
(718) 438-5445
https://www.facebook.com/Parade-Cafe-967308846721548
paradecafebk @ gmail.com


Sunday, August 14, 2016

ALTERNATE SIDE SUSPENDED MONDAY


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, August 15th, for Feast of the Assumption.

All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

LIVE OPERA IN SYCAMORE BAR'S GARDEN


Live Opera in a Garden
Sunday, August 14th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Opera on Tap will perform at Bloody Maria Callas tomorrow in the garden at Sycamore Bar and Flowershop.

Hear operatic selections by Augusta Caso, Sarah Greenspan, Sidney Dixon, Jared Guest, and Michelle Seipel as they sing from Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, and more.

Opera on Tap, headquartered in Ditmas Park, describes itself as "the largest network of operatic performing artists in the country. We take a local, grassroots and VERY fun approach to community outreach in the name of our art form."

Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop 
1118 Cortelyou Road 
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road 
Ditmas Park
(347) 240-5850
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ANNUAL STREET FAIR (BANGLADESHI POTHO MELA) SCHEDULED



Brooklyn Street Fair 2016
Sunday, August 28th, noon to 7:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Street Fair 2016 will be held on Sunday, August 28th, at Church Avenue at McDonald Avenue. The starting and ending times haven't been publicized yet, but the event usually runs all afternoon into the evening.

The fair is open to the public. Admission is free.

Some highlights of the fair will be the musicians, singers, and dancers, the Bangladeshi food carts, and the vendors selling jewelry, clothing, crafts, music, toys, and more.

This will be Kensington's 11th annual Potho Mela, organized by the Church McDonald Bangladeshi Business Association (CMBBA).

CMBBA formed in 2005 in order to promote and enhance Bangladeshi-owned businesses in the vicinity of Church Avenue and McDonald Avenue.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

FREE STREET PARTY AT FARM ON ADDERLEY (ON CORTELYOU)

10th Anniversary Party
Friday, August 19th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Farm on Adderley will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a street party, complete with free food and drinks, free party favors, and live music.

The music will be presented by the Gioel Severini Jazz Trio. Gioel Severini is an Italian saxophonist,woodwind, and akai ewi player, composer, and arranger based in Brooklyn. His trio performs arrangements of jazz standards, along with original compositions.

The party will be in the street outside of the restaurant, and it's open to all.

Location
The Farm on Adderley 
1108 Cortelyou Road
between Stratford and Westminster roads
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

(718) 287-3101
info @ thefarmonadderley.com
http://www.thefarmonadderley.com
https://www.facebook.com/thefarmonadderley

CAFE ON CATON AVE. OPENING THIS WEEK

Parade Café's owners will be opening their shop this Friday, August 12th, if everything goes according to plan. Owners Gregory Tetaud and Dominique Drevet are in the process of establishing a menu.

The café will be open Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Read more about Parade Café in Windsor Terrace Patch.

Parade Cafe
622 Caton Avenue
between Ocean Parkway and E. 7th Street
on the Kensington - Windsor Terrace border 

(718) 438-5445
https://www.facebook.com/Parade-Cafe-967308846721548
paradecafebk @ gmail.com