Monday, January 31, 2011

CHANGE OF DATES FOR FLYING TEASPOONS FOR BABIES

Flying Teaspoons for Babies will meet on Mondays instead of Wednesdays. The series will run for four weeks, from February 7th through February 28th. The time and place remain the same: from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., near Greenwood Playground.

THAI TONY'S ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL


Congratulations to Thai Tony's on four successful years in the neighborhood! It'll be four full years on May 8th, and they've already started celebrating early with this special:

For each $12 you spend, you get one stamp.
When you have ten stamps, you get a free dinner of up to $12 in value.

Thai Tony's menu includes
  • appetizers, soups, and salads/yum--some with meat, some vegetarian;
  • noodles, fried rice, entrees and curry dishes--each with a choice of chicken, tofu, vegetable, beef, pork, or shrimp;
  • specials--meat and vegetarian dishes, such as Seafood Combination with four kinds of seafood, Duck Pineapple Curry, and Brooklyn Rice with stir-fried grilled salmon;
  • duck, with a choice of sauce;
  • fish--Fillet of Salmon, Fillet of Tilapia, and Whole Striped Bass, each with a choice of sauce;
  • desserts--Fried Ice Cream, Fried Banana, Coconut Pudding, Vanilla or Green Tea Ice Cream;
  • beverages; and
  • side orders--white rice, brown rice, sticky rice, and more.
Lunch specials are served on weekdays, except on holidays.

Thai Tony's
3019 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
(718) 436-6932

Sunday, January 30, 2011

SANITATION AND TRANSPORTATION SNOW UPDATE

Parking: Alternate side of the street parking regulations are suspended until further notice to facilitate snow removal. All other parking regulations are in effect.

Parking meters: Payment at parking meters is suspended until further notice.

Garbage and recycling: Garbage and recycling collection resumed yesterday (Saturday) on a limited basis and with delays. Put your garbage and recycling out the evening before your regularly scheduled collection day. Dig out any bags and pails that have been buried under the snow. Clear a path for the sanitation workers to get to the garbage.
 
Sidewalks: Building owners and managers should clear snow off their sidewalks. 

Fire hydrants: Building owners and managers should clear out fire hydrants that are adjacent to their property.

Crosswalk: Owners of corner properties should clear a path to the crosswalk.

TALKING ABOUT DIRT AND SOIL

Dirt and Soil
Wednesday, February 16th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Prospect Farm and Sustainable Flatbush will present the first talk in their series "Brooklyn Dirt: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening" on Wednesday, February 16th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sycamore Bar + Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road, between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road.

The speakers for the first talk, "Dirt and Soil," will be Jay Smith and Chris Kreussling ( also known as Flatbush Gardener).

The event is open to people ages 21 and up.
The suggested donation is $5. Proceeds will be used to benefit Prospect Farm and the Urban Gardens and Farms Initiative of Sustainable Flatbush.

About Jay Smith
Jay Smith is a lifelong environmentalist, a member of several environmental organizations, and a member of the Park Slope Food Coop. He's completing a Certificate of Horticulture from Brooklyn Botanic Garden and is deeply interested in Urban Agriculture and re-localization of food production in anticipation of food issues in the wake of the peak oil crisis.

About Chris Kreussling
Chris Kreussling is a garden coach with more than thirty years of gardening experience in New York City. Chris is also the Director of the Urban Gardens and Farms initiative of Sustainable Flatbush and a community member of the Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities advisory board, a project of the Cornell Waste Management Institute. He earned a Brooklyn Botanic Garden Certificate in Horticulture in 2009.

About Sustainable Flatbush
Sustainable Flatbush brings neighbors together to mobilize, educate, and advocate for sustainable living in their Brooklyn neighborhood and beyond.

About Prospect Farm
Prospect Farm is a community group in Windsor Terrace that is working together to grow food in a formerly vacant lot, with the mission toward creating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm that can serve our community. Prospect Farm is the community leader for the Kensington/Windsor Terrace neighborhood group for the Brooklyn Food Coalition.

Friday, January 28, 2011

A MOUNTAIN OF SNOW


Windsor Terrace, Thursday, 2:45 p.m.

Photo by Olga Kuchukov

ANOTHER CAR THEFT IN WINDSOR TERRACE

A blue Toyota Highlander parked on Prospect Avenue near Howard Place was stolen. The discovery was made on Saturday afternoon, January 22nd. The owner had parked the car there the night before.

SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE: SPOTLIGHT ON PIT BULL TERRIER PUPPIES


These three little pit bull terrier mix puppies (held by Sean Casey Animal Rescue volunteer Kim) are Jen, Pandora, and Xavier.They're about two-and-a half-months old, and they're available for adoption into a loving, caring home. 

You can see these pups "in person" at Sean Casey Animal Rescue at 153 E. 3rd Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue. Or call the rescue at (718) 436-5163 to learn more about them.

Check out more of Sean's adoptable dogs, cats, birds, iguanas, snakes, and anything else Sean rescues at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html.

FREE COFFEE TASTING AT BROOKLYN COMMUNE

Free Coffee Tasting at Brooklyn Commune
Saturday, January 29th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Brooklyn Commune is holding another tasting event, this time for Brewklyn Grind Coffee & Tea Co., a Brooklyn-based coffee roaster and tea company. (Brooklyn Commune's first tasting event was for chocolate and wine.)

Three Brooklyn brothers started Brewklyn Grind in 2008, and the owners of Brooklyn Commune want to lend the company their support. Brewklyn Grind uses 100% Arabica coffee beans. Stop by for a taste!

Brooklyn Commune
601 Greenwood Avenue, at the corner of Prospect Avenue
(718) 686-1044
e-mail: feedme [at] brooklyncommune.com
http://brooklyncommune.com

P.S. Brooklyn Commune isn't switching away from Stumptown coffee.

OPEN HOUSE AND BOOK FAIR AT IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL

Open House at Immaculate Heart of Mary School
Sunday, January 30th, 1:00 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School will host an Open House this Sunday and provide tours of the school. This is an opportunity to see the physical plant and to meet the teachers, administrators, and some of the families that are currently enrolled at the school. If you can't make it to the Open House on Sunday, contact the school on Monday; they'll be offering tours throughout the week.

The tours will begin at 1:00 p.m. and last for at least two hours. The Open House will continue until all of the tours have been completed.

IHM offers Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 programs as well as classes for K-8. The Pre-K classes fill quickly. Registration for new students for the 2011-2012 school year begins on Monday, January 31st.
 
The school's Book Fair will be held after the Open House.
3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E.2nd and E. 3rd streets
(718) 438-7373

NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS, JANUARY 28TH TO FEBRUARY 2ND

These events will take place in the neighborhood during January 28th to February 2nd:

Friday, January 28th
  • Friday Night Knits: Enjoy an evening of knitting and snacks with fellow knitters. 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Oak and The Iris Cafe, 2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway, corner of E. 4th Street. To confirm that the event will be taking place, call Oak and Iris at (718) 208-7713. Free.
  • Cooking Class: Healthy Vegetarian South Indian Cuisine. Hands-on cooking lessons. Learn how to cook Masala Dosa with Coconut Chutney, Eggplant Masala Curry, and Chickpea and Bell Pepper Poriyal. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mukti's Kitchen, Beverley Road, near E. 9th Street. To RSVP, contact Mukti Banerjee at (917)-703-3998 or e-mail her at muktiskitchen [at] gmail.com. $40.00 per person. 
  • Music: Robert Ross Band. 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 773 Lounge, 773 Coney Island Avenue at Cortelyou Road.
Saturday, January 29th
  • Coffee Tasting. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A tasting event for Brewklyn Grind Coffee & Tea Co. Brooklyn Commune, 601 Greenwood Avenue, at the corner of Prospect Avenue. Free.
Sunday, January 30th
  • Artist Talk: Inspired by Green-Wood: A Visit with Artist Saul Chernick. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street at 5th Avenue. Free.
  • Open House at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or whenever the tours are finished. Free. After the Open House, the school will hold a Book Fair. 3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E.2nd and E. 3rd streets.
Tuesday, February 1st
Wednesday, February 2nd
  • Youth and Crime Prevention Forum. Forum for parents of elementary and high school-aged children on keeping your children safe. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. P.S. 230, 1 Albemarle Road, between McDonald Avenue and Dahill Road. 

THE WORST IS AMONG THE FIRST (TO BE PLOWED)

E. 7th Street between Greenwood Avenue and Ocean Parkway--the street that "may have been the hardest hit in town" during the December blizzard--"was clean as a whistle by the morning" this time, according to the New York Post.

CYNTHIA KING DANCE STUDIO IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

FIVE minutes before the afternoon’s first class, the waiting room, chilly from the outside air as the storefront’s glass door swung open and shut, hummed with activity and talk. Snow boots were exchanged for ballet slippers, sweaters for leotards, jeans for colored tights. Wayward strands of hair were tucked away.
"Eyes up, ears open, long neck," Cynthia King instructed, her own posture graceful and straight. At her signal, the boys and girls filed into their classes at the Cynthia King Dance Studio, where they are transformed from children into dancers.
"Plié Time for Tots in Tightsshines a spotlight on Windsor Terrace's Cynthia King Dance Studio in words and photos.
Ms. King said working with children, watching them progress and forming strong relationships with their families has been the most satisfying part of her career.
"Life can be chaotic for kids in the city,” Ms. King said. “It’s overcrowded; it’s fast. When you get to the dance class, when you get to the barre, it’s order, and everything else is gone."
Cynthia King Dance Studio
1256 Prospect Avenue, between Reeve Place and Greenwood Avenue
(718) 437-0101

Thursday, January 27, 2011

MISS KATIE'S MUSIC CLASSES FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Miss Katie writes:
I'm happy to announce that I will be offering six sessions of afternoon music classes for children ages 8 months to 5 years at Rory's Room Playroom starting on Wednesday, February 2nd. The class will go from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., with a short playtime following the class.

We will need a minimum of 7 children to run the class, but there will be a limit of 12 children.

Please RSVP to musicwithkatie [at] gmail.com by Monday, January 31st, if you'd like to register. Payment is due on the first day of class.

Looking forward to singing with you!


Best,
Miss Katie
Class Details:
Six Wednesdays, starting on February 2nd. No class on February 23rd.
4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
 

Rory's Room Playroom: 3003 Fort Hamilton Parkway. Use the side entrance on E. 3rd Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue.
 

$120 (6 sessions plus one free make-up class)
$65 for siblings over 8 months. Free for siblings under 8 months.


www.musicwithmisskatie.com

CONFERENCE CALL TONIGHT ON BRAD LANDER'S REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

Annual Report Conference Call with City Councilmember Brad Lander
Thursday, January 27th, 6:30 p.m. (tonight)

From New York City Councilmember Brad Lander:
Join us for the conference call we are hosting this evening at 6:30 to review my annual report on our 2010 accomplishments.

You can view the report here but if you would like to take part in a conversation about the report, some of the issues it raises, and where we’re headed in 2011, please join me for a district-wide conference call tonight at 630 p.m.

To RSVP for the conference call, click hereand we will send you all the information you need. You can RSVP right up until the last minute this evening.

Serving the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens,
Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, and Kensington
456 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor * Brooklyn, NY 11215 * 718-499-1090

REPORT SNOW-RELATED PROBLEMS TO BRAD LANDER

From City Councilmember Brad Lander:
Another day, another snowstorm (I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring).

It looks like the City has done a much better job of clearing the streets this morning than they did in December. But if your street remains uncleared, or if you notice any other snow-related issues (e.g. uncleared subway entrance), please let us know:
Some government offices are closed today, but we’ll be open all day.

Trains and buses are slowly returning to normal service, but you should definitely check with the MTA before heading to a bus stop or subway station. Updated information can be found at the MTA's website.

Thanks,
Brad

10:30 A.M. ROUND-UP OF WEATHER-RELATED SUSPENSIONS

10:30 a.m. round-up of weather-related suspensions:

All non-emergency City government offices are closed, including senior centers and libraries.

All public schools are closed.

DMV offices are open.

The post office is delivering mail, with delays.

NYC Transit and MTA Bus routes are being evaluated. They'll be returned to service when they're determined to be safely navigable.
  • As they're restored, Limited Stop buses will make local stops until further notice.
  • Service has been partially restored with weather-related delays on these buses: B1, B2, B3, B4, B6, B7, B8, B9, B20, B26, B31, B35, B36, B38, B41, B42, B44, B46, B49, B52, B54, B57, B61, B63, B64, B67, B68, B69, B70, B74, B82, BM1,  BM2, BM3, BM4, B100, and B103.
  • Service has been partially restored on these routes, with diversions: B11, B16, B43, X27, X28 (servicing Brooklyn only; not operating in or out of Manhattan).
  • All other bus service is still suspended.
All subway lines are operating, except for the Franklin Ave Shuttle. Expect delays in both directions on all lines.

ROUND-UP OF SERVICE SUSPENSIONS CAUSED BY ALL THAT WHITE STUFF

It's 3:30 a.m., and it's quite a mess out there.

Access-A-Ride paratransit service has been canceled for Thursday, except for medically necessary trips, such as dialysis, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy. For medically necessary trips, call Access-A-Ride Reservations at (877) 337-2017. Press 2 for Reservations.

MTA New York City Transit buses and MTA Bus have suspended service throughout the city. Some subway lines ended service earlier than scheduled.  Other lines are operating as local trains. NYC Transit has canceled all planned service changes through Thursday morning.

Since 12:25 a.m., there hasn't been any F train service between Church Avenue Station and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in both directions. Snow and ice-fighting equipment are being used along all outdoor subway lines.

Alternate side of the street parking and parking meter regulations are suspended citywide until further notice. All other parking regulations are in effect. Garbage collection is also suspended.

Senior citizens should call ahead to the senior centers they attend before going outside because some of them will be closed.

While snow is falling, the city doesn't take complaints about snowy or icy sidewalks. After the snow stops, property owners have to clear a path for pedestrians and also remove snow from sidewalks next to bus stops and hydrants.
  • If the snow stops falling between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., property owners must clear sidewalks within four hours.
  • If the snow stops falling between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., property owners must clear sidewalks before 11:00 a.m.
If the sidewalks aren't cleared within those time frames, the city can issue property owners a summons.

That's all for now, folks. Good luck out there.

SINGING THE BLUES ON CONEY ISLAND AVENUE

The Robert Ross Band
Friday, January 28th, 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

The Robert Ross Band plays "hard driving boogie, hip grinding soul, burning rock ‘n’ roll, and low down & dirty blues." They'll be tearing up 773 Lounge tomorrow night from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., with Mal Stein on drums, Mark Dann on bass, and Robert Ross on vocals, guitar, slide guitar, and harp.

Robert Ross has worked with quite a few big names in music, like Big Joe Turner, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Rush, Dr. John, Memphis Slim, and Brownie McGhee. 

The band will be at 773 Lounge again on Saturday, March 26th, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

773 Lounge
773 Coney Island Avenue at Cortelyou Road
(718) 462-9746

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

66 PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED

From the 66th Precinct's Deputy Inspector, John Sprague:
Due to the snow storm which is affecting our area the Community Council meeting scheduled for Thursday January 27th, 2011 will be cancelled. We hope to see everyone at our next meeting on February 17th, 2011 at 7:30pm.

REPORT SNOW COMPLAINTS TO THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE

From New York City's Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio:
How is your street looking? Remember: if you have an unplowed street, post it here or fill out a complaint on our website and we'll get it into the hands of the Sanitation Dept right away. Include cross streets and borough.

66TH PRECINCT'S WORDS OF WISDOM ON THE WEATHER EMERGENCY

From the 66th Precinct:
Please prepare for the snow that is expected to fall tonight. The current forecast calls for 4-8 inches of snow expected to fall overnight with wind gusts up to 30 MPH. We are here to help in any way.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive to work, rushing in the snow can and will only cause an accident. Park your car legally, and, if possible, park on the left side of the street; Sanitation plows to the right.

If you decide to drive, make sure you have a full tank of gas and a shovel in your car. Any further help, please contact the 66th Precinct at 718-851-5611.

Mayor Bloomberg has issued a Weather Emergency for the city and is urging residents to avoid driving if possible. The Weather Emergency declaration also allows the city to tow any vehicle blocking roadways or impeding the ability to plow streets.

Alternate side of the street parking has been suspended citywide until further notice. Parking meters are also suspended throughout the city. Garbage collection will also be suspended.
 
Don’t miss our next Precinct Community Council Meeting
Thursday, January 27th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
5910 13th Avenue, between 59th and 60th streets.
All residents of the community are invited to attend meetings.
For further details, call the precinct at (718) 851-5601.

66th Precinct

MORE SUSPENSIONS: GARBAGE COLLECTION AND PARKING METERS

At 12:15 p.m. today, Mayor Bloomberg issued a Weather Emergency Declaration for New York City. Avoid all unnecessary driving for the duration of the storm and use public transportation. For information on MTA service, visit http://www.mta.info.

Any vehicles found blocking roadways or impeding the ability to plow streets will be towed at the owner's expense.

Alternate side of the street parking, payment at parking meters, and garbage collection are suspended citywide until further notice.

FEES MAY DOUBLE FOR USING PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS

From a neighbor:
The parks department is planning on DOUBLING fees to use tennis courts and recreation centers this summer. That is an increase from $100 to $200.

All comments have been heard. BUT....no decision has been made. The NYC Parks Department Legal Affairs officer stated that at this point, the most effective method is to WRITE your opposition to the Parks Commissioner, who is a mayoral appointee and will be making a decision on this shortly.
In addition, the mayor DOES pay very close attention to 311 stats and was also advised that in addition to a letter to Adrian Benepe, a 311 complaint can't hurt. Please pass this along to all tennis players who may want to complain about this regressive tax and unfair increase.


Write to
Adrian Benepe, Commissioner
Appointed January 25, 2002
Manhattan Borough Commissioner (1996-2001)
Tel: (212) 360-1305, 
Fax: (212) 360-1345
E-mail: Adrian.Benepe [at] Parks.nyc.gov

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED TODAY

As of 10:55 a.m., alternate side of the street parking regulations are suspended today citywide until further notice to facilitate snow removal. Parking meter regulations remain in effect throughout the city.

WORK-STUDY JOBS AVAILABLE AT MY NAMASTE YOGA OF KENSINGTON

From Wilhyn of Namaste Yoga:
Namaste Yoga Studio of Kensington is looking to hire multiple part time work-study employees. Experience within a yoga/fitness studio environment is preferred but not mandatory. 

We are looking to hire and train work-study employees. Our program is a work-based program in exchange for classes at our studio. We offer yoga, parent/caregiver & child yoga, belly dancing, mat pilates, zumba, tai chi, chi kung, and turbo kickboxing.

Apply by calling or sending an email to our contact information listed below. High school seniors in the top 10% of your class, college students excelling, or adult candidates are preferred.

Hurry, I'm currently interviewing. Six spots are available: one cleaning person, two flyer distributors (street marketing team), and three people for the front desk.
Wilhyn Larsen
My Namaste Yoga of Kensington
482 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
Entrance Church Avenue, Red Door/Red Stairs 
info [at] mynamasteyoga.com
(347) 533-6226 or (347) 533-6227

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CORRECTED COMMUNITY BOARD 12 MINUTES, NOVEMBER 23, 2010

Corrected Community Board 12 Minutes, November 23, 2010


COMMUNITY BOARD 12 MEETING SCHEDULE THROUGH JUNE

FELONIES IN KENSINGTON REPORTED TO THE 66TH PRECINCT, JANUARY 17TH THROUGH JANUARY 23RD

Four felonies were reported to the 66th Precinct for Kensington during the week of January 2nd through January 9th:
 
Grand Larceny: A woman at a bar on McDonald Avenue placed her phone next to her. An unknown perpetrator took the phone. No arrest was made.

Assaults: Two victims, both thirteen years old, were slashed during a fight with a known perpetrator who is also thirteen years old at the corner of E. 9th Street and Cortelyou Road. The perpetrator was arrested at the scene.
 
Robbery: A perpetrator who is known to the victim entered a dentist's office on Beverley Road, grabbed the victim's neck, and forcibly removed papers. No arrest was made.

NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS, JANUARY 25TH TO JANUARY 30TH

These events will take place in the neighborhood during January 25th to January 30th:
 
Tuesday, January 25th
  • Business Workshop: How to Start a Specialty Food Business. 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Public Library Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West. Free.
  • Civic Meeting: Community Board 12. 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Amico Senior Center, 5901 13th Avenue, at the corner of 59th Street. Enter on 59th Street and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Phone: (718) 851-0800. This is a General Meeting, and it is open to the public. Free.
Wednesday, January 26th
Thursday, January 27th
  • Political Discussion: Conference call with City Councilmember Brad Lander to discuss his 2010 report to the community. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Civic Meeting: 66th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 5910 13th Avenue, between 59th and 60th streets. All residents of the community are invited to attend meetings. For further details, call the precinct at (718) 851-5601. Free.
Sunday, January 30th

PROPOSED CHANGES IN B16 BUS SCHEDULE

The MTA has proposed some schedule adjustments on the B16 bus, effective in April. From noon to 1 p.m. on weekends, the bus would run every twenty minutes instead of its present fifteen minutes. During the morning and evening peak hours on weekends, the time between buses would only increase from five minutes and four minutes, respectively, to five-and-a-half minutes and four-and-a-half minutes.

Monday, January 24, 2011

THREE FREE WORKSHOPS FOR KENSINGTON BANGLADESHI RESIDENTS

Free Winter Workshops on Benefits, Housing, and Immigration
for Kensington Bangladeshi Residents

Benefits Access
Wednesday, January 26th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Food stamps, cash assistance, and Social Security
  • CAMBA's job training courses
 
Tenants Rights & Housing
Wednesday, February 23rd,, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Co-hosted with Chhaya CDC
  • Your rights as a tenant
  • What is needed in every legal apartment?
  
Immigration
Wednesday, March 23rd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • How to become a legal permanent resident
  • How to protect your immigration status while traveling

***Bangla translators will be on-hand.***

The workshops will be held at
PS 179, 202 Avenue C
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets, Brooklyn 
in the auditorium

For more information, e-mail Jessica Turner at jturner [at] council.nyc.gov or call (718) 499-1090. 

Co-sponsored by New York City Councilmember Brad Lander, CAMBA, and Chhaya CDC.



COUNCILMEMBER BRAD LANDER'S REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY




To make the presentation large enough to read, click on the arrow on the screen and then click on the square box to the right of "Menu."


Conference Call to Discuss the Report
Thursday, January 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

From Brad Lander:
Join me for an interactive conversation via conference call where we can look at the presentation together, and talk about some of the issues it raises.
RSVP here and we will send you all the information you need to log on and call in.
To conserve the public's money, the conference call will be done using a free conference calling service.  As a result, you may be subject to long distance tolls in order to join the conference call.

To comment on this post, click on the post's title. Underneath the post, click on "Post a Comment." 

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED TUESDAY, 1/25

Alternate side of the street parking regulations citywide will be suspended on Tuesday, January 25th, to facilitate snow removal. Parking meter regulations will remain in effect throughout the city.

WORKSHOPS AT THE BUSINESS LIBRARY: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR BUSINESS IDEA


How to Start a Specialty Food Business
Tuesday, January 25th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How to Start a Wedding Planning Business
Tuesday, February 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

or call (718) 623-7000 (choose option 4).

Brooklyn Public Library Business Library
280 Cadman Plaza West, at Tillary Street

BLACK BEAR VINTAGE & HANDMADE: A VINTAGE CLOTHING AND GIFT SHOP


Black Bear Vintage & Handmade, owned and operated by Julia Duncan-Roitman and Michelle Ferrara, opened in Windsor Terrace last May. Black Bear sells
  • vintage women's clothing, shoes, and accessories (belts, purses)
  • men's clothing
  • baby clothes and accessories
  • housewares
  • knit goods, jewelry, and pillows made by Brooklyn artists
  • gifts.
ParkSlopePatch has an article about the owners and the store.

Black Bear Vintage & Handmade
469 16th Street, between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue
phone: (718) 768-0250
e-mail: info [at] blackbearbrooklyn.com

Hours:
Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FLYING TEASPOONS FOR BABIES RETURNS IN FEBRUARY

From Joanne Riel of Flying Teaspoons
Flying Teaspoons for Babies is Back at a New Day and Time!
February 2nd through 23rd
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The series runs for four weeks and is hosted in Windsor Terrace in the home of one of the families - near the E. 5th Street playground [Greenwood Playground]. The cost for the 4 weeks is $40 per child (sibling discount $5). Include an additional $10 for "The Flying Teapot" CD. If there is space, drop-ins are welcomed; drop-ins are $12 class. We need 8 families to run the class. RSVP by e-mail if interested:
Baby Flying Teaspoons is recommended for babies and toddlers from ages 3 months to 14 months.
Encourage your child’s uniqueness and creativity from the very start of life.  Songs emerge magically as your baby discovers, plays, and interacts in class. Musical connections nurture and deepen the relationship between parent/caregiver and baby and encourage natural curiosity.
Joanne’s CD "The Flying Teapot" is also used, along with multicultural music. There's movement, instrument play, balls, scarves, connections, and fun! You’ll be amazed at your child’s own expression. Joanne's vision is to create nurturing and joyful environments for babies and very young children.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

WRITING SKILLS HELP


From a neighbor:
College, high school, English-as-second-language writers, or anyone hoping for improvement can contact me. I live in Kensington. I do copy editing: grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling; and individualized writing instruction: copy editing, content, form, style, creativity, etc. Different rates apply.

I can help you with your essays, reports and stories. It can be done via e-mail, telephone, postal service, or in person. Contact artemis1.dls [at] verizon.net or 718-809-9498 and I will e-mail you my fees. Member of The National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

Diana

VALENTINE'S NIGHT AT BROOKLYN BANYA

A Steamy Valentine's Night at the Russian Baths
Monday, February 14th, 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

From Gemini & Scorpio:
Break out your bikini or swim trunks, and join our hand-picked crowd of artsy, funky New Yorkers for the glorious return of Gemini & Scorpio's legendary Russian Baths party.

We will have the newly remodeled & sparkling clean baths to ourselves, with a few hand-picked professionals on hand for the optional platzas and massages. 

Enjoy: 
  • Russian, Turkish and Swedish steam rooms, jacuzzi and cold plunge pool;
  • poolside dance floor;
  • rooftop smoking deck;
  • hookah lounge and chillout rooms;
  • authentic and delicious Russian food in a private restaurant room with a view of the dance floor.
The Hungry March Band, Brooklyn's own legendary street brass marching band, will get you sweating faster than the saunas, and DJ Joro-Boro, former resident DJ of the infamous Mehanata (Bulgarian Bar), keeps the dance floor sizzling with his hot EthnoMesh Megalophonia mix till 2am while we dole out pierogies for everyone. There will be an open vodka bar 9-10pm.

Only 100 tickets on presale (these usually sell out before an event); 50 more at door. Three ticket levels: $85 (7pm entry + open vodka bar + multi-course Russian banquet) /$45 (9pm entry + open vodka bar) / $35 (11pm entry). More details on each ticket tier are on our website.
 

Minimum age: 21 (with ID).  Age 25+ suggested.
Brooklyn Banya, 602 Coney Island Avenue,
between Beverley Road and Avenue C

GIFT CERTIFICATES AND CATERING FROM MUKTI'S KITCHEN

From Mukti Banerjee of Mukti's Kitchen
Dear Friends of Indian Food:
From Mukti’s Kitchen, you can buy gift certificates.These are different, unique, and innovative. Your family, friends, and loved ones would highly appreciate them.

Mukti’s Kitchen wants to be your partner to make it happen in a fun, colorful, yet cost-effective way. Please look at the options below and let me know which one is the best for you. I will make sure you get the best possible deal. I shall work with you.

To obtain the gift certificates, follow-up and delivery of food, please contact me ASAP.

So, here are the GIFT CERTIFICATE options:

(1) $10 gift certificate: What do you get?

Finger Food (items below) and Masala Chai (Indian Tea with cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorn, ginger, etc.).

Items:
a) Samosa (tasty stuffed triangular flour dough, filling blend of potatoes, peas)
b) Pakora (onion fried in chickpea batter)
c) Chicken Cutlet
d) Eggplant Fritter
Price: $10 for one person, $20 for two persons, etc. (my delivery charge extra; you pick it up at no cost).
(2) $15 gift certificate: What do you get?

Mid-size Indian Dinner

Items:
a) 1 Appetizer
b) 2 Entrée (one vegetarian, one non-vegetarian)
c) 1 Dessert

Dinner order comes with roti, flavored rice, chutney (mint/coriander and tamarind).

Price: $15 for one person, $30 for two persons,  etc. (my delivery charge extra; you pick it up at no cost).

(3) $40 gift certificate: What do you get?

Items:
Interactive and Fun Cooking Classes ( Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6-9pm, Saturday from 3-6pm; Please coordinate with me before taking the class.

Duration: 3 hours. The students get hands-on cooking lessons; they also get to cook themselves. We cook one vegetarian, one non-vegetarian (two vegetarian dishes for those who prefer them), plus roti and pulao (flavored rice with cashew, raisin, onion and carrots). Then, the students eat the cooked food and bring the left over home (bring your own container).

Price: $40 per person.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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MUKTI’S KITCHEN
Catering for Events and Parties:
Delicious, home-cooked, fresh Indian food.

Homemade, Healthy, Wholesome Indian Food at a Reasonable Price.

Break from the usual and serve an array of gourmet Indian dishes at your next party. Your guests will love the difference and be highly impressed. They'll love the quality of foods I will make in my home kitchen, with personal care. I will provide hot and cold finger foods, full course Indian dinner, or a combination based on your needs.

What I offer: Delicious and personalized home-cooked fresh meals (see below)
 
Freshly made, healthy and tasty Indian food at a reasonable price – from appetizer to entrée to dessert.

Select your dishes and quantity desired, and I’ll let you know the price: you’ll like it, and that’s my promise. You can place your order on a weekly basis or twice a week. You can also arrange for a monthly plan with me. For daily orders, please let me know one day in advance so that I can prepare your food with care. Foods can be delivered to a particular place at a certain time or they could be picked up.

Menu (Sample)                    Quantity

Appetizers: variety of delicious Indian finger food. Examples:

Chicken Pakora              Chicken Cutlet
Kati Roll (Wrap with spicy chicken and eggs)
Vegetable Pakora           Dosa
Dahi
Bara
 And many more......
Samosa

Vegetarian Dishes: variety of delicious Indian Vegetarian dishes. Examples:

Stuffed Baked Eggplant, Cauliflower Curry, Baked Okra with Masala, Chickpea Curry, Potato Curry, Squash Curry, Paneer Makhani, Mixed Vegetable. And many more......

Non-vegetarian Dishes: variety of delicious Indian Non-vegetarian dishes. Examples:

Shami Kabab, Bhuna (chicken or mutton) without oil, Indian Gulash,Lamb Rogan josh. Fish with Yogurt Sauce, Shrimp Curry in Coconut Milk. And many more......

Desserts: variety of delicious Indian desserts. Examples:
  •    Pattie Shapta (Rice patties filled with coconut puree)
  •    Bengal Baklava
  •    Gulab Jamun(Fried rice dough dipped in sugar syrup)
  •    Ras Malai (Sweet cheese balls in cream sauce)
  •     Carrot Halwa
 And many more......

Hope to hear from you soon. For any price of catering, I can always talk and meet your budget.
MUKTI’S KITCHEN
Brooklyn, New York
Contact: Mukti Banerjee
Cell: (917)-703-3998
Email: muktiskitchen [at] gmail.com