Monday, April 30, 2012

TATTOOS PLUS EMBROIDERY

"Needle and Thread":
Selected Works by Angus Hendry and Madison Omahne
through Wednesday, May 23rd

This month's art exhibit at Steeplechase Coffee Shop combines traditional tattoo designs by Angus Hendry with embroidery by Madison Omahne. Together they form A&M Custom Embroidery.
"The process evolves from a custom tattoo drawn onto raw canvas by Angus, then Madison stitches the outline in black and highlights the image with color. The design is embroidered onto raw canvas, like a tattoo is inked into skin as the artists reinterpret these classic images to create a work of their own."
The Steeplechase blog reports that "Angus and Madison’s show is almost sold out! They sold more than half their pieces at the opening setting a new Steeplechase record." 

Steeplechase Coffee Shop
3013 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between East 2nd and East 3rd streets
on the border of Windsor Terrace and Kensington
(347) 799-2640
http://www.steeplechasecoffee.com 

Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Free Wi-Fi.

KENSINGTON LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETS TOMORROW

Tomorrow's Kensington La Leche League meeting will be the last one until the fall. The meeting starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at noon. La Leche League International (LLLI) is a mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group. It's open to mothers who are breastfeeding, babies and other children, and women who are interested in breastfeeding. 205 E. 4th Street, between Caton Avenue and Albemarle Road.

For information and for answers to any questions you have, send an e-mail to Heather at hezmez @ optonline.net.

RELAXING IN THE SQUARE ON A SUNDAY MORNING

                                                                                                             Photo by Jole

A welcoming Sunday morning lured two Kensington women to bask in the sun at Colonel Donald  Cook Square. located at  Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton  and McDonald avenues. A Brooklyn NYC Parks official said it  might consider expanding the seating and amenities at this square, were locals to show interest.  So please come try it out.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

BEAT COPS COME, AND BEAT COPS GO

Officer Peter Talavera, Kensington’s new beat cop

Officer Talavera is Kensington's fourth beat cop since March 2011.

First Officer Dave Shum was stationed here for four months until July 2011, then Officer Silas Samuel arrived, then there wasn't a beat cop for a few months, then Officer Silas Samuel came in, then Officer Stan Kushnir started in October,and now, in April 2012, Office Talavera is here. He'll be working in the Church/McDonald Avenue area.

SALES SEEN: NEW MCDONALD FRUIT CORNER

                      
                     Nice prices!

New McDonald Fruit Corner, on the triangle where Church Avenue and Beverley Road meet

Friday, April 27, 2012

CHURCH AVENUE STREET FAIR THIS SUNDAY

                                                   Second Annual Church Avenue Street Fair
                                                        from E. 10th Street to Argyle Road
                                                        Sunday, April 29th, noon to 6:00 p.m.
 
free Zumba, belly dancing, and yoga classes
pony rides
restaurant food
free family activities and dance
free pet exams
shopping
baseball carnival games
rides

  • Food: Shayna's (Church Avenue/E. 10th Street) will be making roti, Am-Thai (Church Avenue/E.10th Street) will offer savory spring rolls and dumplings, and a soon-to-open cafe will be serving up ice cream.
  • Kids: HoneyDew Drop will host a magic show and other kids' activities, Children's Corner will offer a musical performance, Bonnie Youth Club will have a baseball carnival game sponsored by Modell’s, pony rides (on Westminster from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), and the FDNY will have exhibit and rides near E. 10th Street.
  • Adults: Z Spot Salon will provide hair cuts and trims and My Namaste Yoga will present demonstrations and free classes on E. 10th Street in Zumba (1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.), Belly Dancing (2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.), and Yoga (3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.).
  • Animals: get a free check up for your pet from Pawsitive Veterinary and visit the North Shore Animal League's mobile adoption center.

AT GOLDEN FARM: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TONIGHT, PICKET AND BOYCOTT TOMORROW


Tonight, 7:00 p.m.: Candlelight Vigil for Workers’ Struggles. A different take on the classic picket line chanting. Take a step back to reflect on the workers who have fought before this generation. Outside Golden Farm with several pastors, community members, and workers. Share your stories about the workers and peoples movements that have inspired you to keep up the fight.

Saturday, midnight to midnight: Picket and Boycott. Picket outside of the store. Community members are encouraged to take two-hour shifts during the day. Click here to sign up for a shift of picketing.

Schedule of the day’s activities:
midnight (Friday into Saturday): The picket and boycott begins. Open mic, hosted by poet Cecelia Adams, until 1:00 a.m.
  • 7:45 a.m.: Golden Farm workers speak.
  • 1:00 p.m.: Press Conference. Speakers will include Golden Farm workers, Kensington community leaders and elected officials, local pastors, professors of labor studies and wage theft, and union representatives. 
  • 2:00 p.m.: The Rude Mechanical Orchestra will play.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Make the Road will join the picket.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Contingents of workers from other stores who have won will arrive.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Golden Farm workers speak.
  • 11:45 p.m.: Closing Ceremony.
If you have any questions, call (718) 971-0036 or send an e-mail to  
dtucker @ nycommunities.org.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

KENSINGTON FELONY CRIMES, MONDAY, APRIL 16, TO SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012

The 66 on patrol
KENSINGTON FELONY CRIMES
Monday April 16 to Sunday, April 22, 2012

All information courtesy of PIMS unit, 66 Precinct.


Mon April 16   Grand Larceny @ E 9 St & Ditmas Ave
Arriving home, a woman discovered she’d lost her wallet. It contained her driver’s license, social security, and credit and debit cards. She called her credit card company to report the cards missing and to cancel them, where she learned someone had already charged $300 to her account.

Mon April 16   Grand Larceny @ McDonald & Church avenues
That same day, a man appeared at the Precinct saying he’d lost his wallet containing his debit and social security card. Someone found it, however, and made $900 in unauthorized charges to his card.

Tues April 17   Robbery @ E 8 St & Cortelyou Rd
A man, 48, got into a dispute with two acquaintances he’d invited into his apartment. The argument got worse. Using a blunt object and an electric hair clipper, the thieves struck the man repeatedly on his head, face, and hands and then walked off with $1,600 in cash from his apartment. The man was taken to Maimonides Hospital to check out the laceration to his head.

Fri April 20   Grand Larceny @ Ocean Parkway & Albemarle Rd
A man riding by on a yellow bike snatched an iPhone from the hand of a 32-yr-old woman as she was walking down the street. He did it gently: no force was used in the theft.

Jole

TELL POLICE OFFICER JOSEPH VITELLA WHAT YOU'RE THINKING

Albemarle Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Albemarle Neighborhood Association will hold its community meeting tonight.

Police Officer Joseph Vitella, Crime Prevention Officer from the 66th Precinct, will discuss crime issues in the neighborhood and relations between the community and the precinct. Tell him what's been on your mind and what you and your family and friends and neighbors are concerned about.

The meeting is free and it's open to everyone--members and non-members both.

Foodtown and ANA will provide refreshments.

Tonight's meeting will take place on the second floor of Flatbush & Shaare Torah Jewish Center at 327 E. 5th Street, at the corner of Church Avenue. The building is wheelchair-accessible.

FRIED CHICKEN ARRIVES



Kennedy Fried Chicken & Gyro

now open

221 Church Avenue, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Kensington, Brooklyn

in the former location of Basmati Restaurant

ICE CREAM--TEMPTER OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS


The driver of this Good Humor truck,
parked by P.S. 230 and Albemarle Playground,
is ready to satisfy the sweet tooth of ice cream fans of all ages.

RESCHEDULED: GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY WALKING TOUR

Written in Stone: A Walking Tour
New Tour Date: Saturday, May 5th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This walking tour of Green-wood Cemetery visits the burial sites of "the Indian Princess, the girl who died on her 17th birthday, the heartbroken husband who waved good-bye to his wife in the morning never to see her again, the man who built 'The Funny Place,' an inventor and his dog, and many more."

Wear good walking shoes and be prepared for a strenuous, hilly walk.

Green-Wood tour guide Ruth Edebohls, a licensed New York City Tour Guide and urban historian, will lead this tour.

Tickets: $10 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund; $15 for non-members. Making reservations is recommended. Call 718-210-3080 to buy tickets or order them online.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

OTHER MEDIA SOURCES THAT REPORTED ON THE ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL

CrownHeights.info

Posted to Videos on April 19 2012 

Video: Attempted Kidnapping of 7-Year-Old Jewish Girl
"Last night, a 7-year-old Jewish girl playing outside in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Kensington was confronted by a middle aged man, who grabbed her by the hand and asked her to get into a double parked car, according to a few witnesses.

Boro Park Shomrim recieved a frantic call from neighbors of what they claimed to be an attempted kidnapping.

911 was called, and it took the NYPD more than 1 hour and 10 minutes to arrive, according to neighbors on the block.

At this time, the police have no leads."
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ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF A 7 YR OLD JEWISH GIRL IN BROOKLYN,NY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wITpcUYBI9I

Embedding disabled by request

Published on Apr 19, 2012 by

04-18-2012
BROOKLYN,NY
"A 7 year old Jewish girl playing outside was confronted by a middle aged man who grabbed her by the hand and asked her to get into a double parked car according to a few witnesses that I spoke to. The father of the girl also confirmed the story to me. Shomrim recieved a frantic call from neighbors of what they claimed to be an attempted kidnapping. 911 was called and it took NYPD more than 1 hr and 10 minutes to arrive according to neighbors on the block. At this time the police have no leads and everyone is keeping quiet about the story. The million dollar question is WHY? Doesn't the community deserve to know whats going on so parents can protect their children from predators?"
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TLJNews
http://www.tljnews.com/category/the-latest-jewish-news/page/2/  

Kidnapping of Young Jewish Girl in Kensington interrupted the Last Minute April 18 | Posted by Editor | News
"A tragic kidnapping of a Young Jewish Girl on Ditmas Ave and East 4th street was avoided at the last second when neighbors noticed 2 adults sweet-talking a young girl into their car.

Bechasdei Hashem the girl ran back and the 2 guys fled off towards 18th Ave.

Borough Park Shomrim and NYPD members were on the scene within minutes and the investigation is still ongoing.

More details to follow"

Source: TLJ News Staff

TWO GREENMARKETS IN WINDSOR TERRACE

Windsor Terrace residents are about to get a second greenmarket.

The "Windsor Terrace-PS 154 Greenmarket"--the new greenmarket on 11th Avenue between Sherman Street and Windsor Place that we wrote about last month--has been approved by the appropriate city agencies and will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays from July 8th through November 18th.

The greenmarket will accept food scraps that will be turned into compost from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays from July 8th through November 18th. A list of foods and what to collect and store them in is on the GrowNYC website. To list just a few: fruit and vegetable scraps, rice, tea bags, and eggshells.

It also will accept rechargeable batteries.

EBT and Food Stamps are acceptable payment.

KENSINGTON YOUTHMARKET REOPENING IN JULY; GIANT PRODUCE HEADED TO FORT HAMILTON PARKWAY

 

The Kensington Youthmarket farm stand that was established last year will be back in July, operating from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays from July 14th through November 17th. Teenagers will sell reasonably-priced fresh fruit and vegetables purchased from local farmers.

The youthmarket will again be located on Fort Hamilton Parkway near the corner of E. 5th Street, alongside the side of the Windsor Terrace Library, and it will accept EBT and Food Stamps.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

VEGETARIAN SUPPER CLUB THIS WEEKEND AT BROOKLYN COMMUNE

Vegetarian Supper Club
Saturday, April 28th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

At Brooklyn Commune's monthly Supper Club, the menu alternates between omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan fare. The March dinner--which was the first one--was omnivore; this month's is vegetarian. Meals are served family style at the communal tables on the last weekend of every month.

Menu

Curly Spinach, Shaved Egg, Roasted Turnips, Goji Berries and Argan Oil
Napa Cabbage, Papaya & Mint Salad, Bee Pollen and Kaffir Lime Vinaigrette
Baby Bok Choy, Mushrooms, Umeboshi Plum and Yuzu
Tofu and Edamame, Coconut Thai Curry and Brown Rice Fritters
Mediterranean Eggplant, Quinoa Pilaf, Walnuts, Currants and Feta
Lemon Curd, Yogurt, Spiced Granola

includes coffee and tea with dessert

Price: $40 per person (excluding tax and tip). Bring your own wine or beer.

Click here to make a reservation.

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

BARTEL-PRITCHARD SQUARE GREENMARKET OPENS/REOPENS NEXT WEEK


The "Windsor Terrace Greenmarket" that's been at Prospect Park West at 15th Street (inside the entrance of Prospect Park) is still there--it's been renamed "Bartel-Pritchard Square Greenmarket." It will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays from May 2nd through November 21st. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit (from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and WIC & FMNP checks will be accepted.
"The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. Visit the market to take part in free cooking demonstrations, raffles, school tours, and family friendly activities all season long."

YARD AND PLANT SALE AT THE GARDEN

Annual Spring Yard Sale and Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

at the East 4th Street Community Garden
179 E. 4th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Kensington


The garden is open on
  • Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and
  • whenever the gate is open.

TREAT YOUR MOTHER WITH INDIAN FOOD

Mukti Banerjee writes

Treat your mother with Indian food--a simple and easy-to-make recipe

Hope you all are finding time to enjoy this beautiful weather. Mother's Day is just around the corner, so plan for it. I encourage people to cook--don't be frightened! Cooking is therapeutic and a kind of performance too. I will share with you all the secrets of Indian cooking and show you how to make delicious Indian cuisine. You will eat the dinner after that.

Bring a notebook so you can take all the secrets back home with you and delight yourself and those you love.

Menu:
Matar Paneer
Aloo Paratha
Lamb Curry
Gulab Jamun -- dessert

Place: Beverley Road, near E. 9th Street, Brooklyn,NY 11218

Date and time: Friday, May 11 @6:30pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $50 per person
 

What you will get
  • Tips and tricks about the spices that you will be using
  • Friendship, fun, and delicious food (complete dinner)
  • I will teach you the nuances and secrets, where to get the masalas, and how to keep the aroma intact.
  • There will be some participation.
  •  You get the printed recipe of the dishes.
It is so much fun to make them and even better to taste. Let's all have fun together.

Please sign up and bring your friends too.You will get a $10 discount if you bring a friend.

If you have questions, please call me at (917)-703-3998.

-Mukti

Monday, April 23, 2012

PICKETING AT SONNY KIM'S HOUSE CANCELED



The picketing planned for Wednesday night at the New Jersey house of Sonny Kim, Golden Farm owner, has been canceled. It will be replaced with a rally outside of Golden Farm at 329 Church Avenue, at the corner of E. 4th Street (probably at 6;30 p.m.).

FREE WEEKEND TICKETS FOR THE GREAT GOOGA MOOGA

The Great GoogaMooga
TICKETING UPDATE:  Free general admission tickets for Saturday & Sunday will be up for grabs on Tuesday, April 24th (tomorrow) at Noon ET on a first come, first-served basis.  Registration is for either Saturday or Sunday with a two ticket limit per order. We anticipate quite the rush on Tuesday so be patient, have a sandwich and get excited!

Please make sure to follow the instructions on the screen during the registration process and stay tuned to our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/googamooga and Twitter pages on Tuesday for the latest ticketing updates.



THE GOOGAMOOGA ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT IS HERE!
Music acts on the GoogaMooga table that’ll keep you shakin’ between bites of bacon…
 
Daryl Hall & John Oates (Sun)
The Roots (Sat)
Fitz & the Tantrums (Sun)
Holy Ghost! (Sat)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Sat)
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Sun)
The Pedrito Martinez Group (Sat)
Escort (Sun)
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens (Sat)
Bear Hands (Sat)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Sat)
Lez Zeppelin (Sun)
Peelander-Z (Sun)
Unchained "the Mighty Van Halen Tribute"  (Sat)
Fort Lean (Sat)
Lucius (Sun)
 
* Lineup is Subject to Change.  More Artists to be Announced!

For more information and a complete list of food, wine, and more, visit
Facebook
Lexus

MUSIC THIS THURSDAY AT DITMAS ACOUSTIC


Ditmas Acoustic @ the Sanctuary
presents: 

Kenny Wollesen "Wollesonics"

&

Clinch Mountain


Thursday April 26th, 8:00 p.m. 

1st set:
Clinch Mountain

Bluegrass & fiddle tunes, minus the fiddles.
Jeremy Udden (alto sax)
Petr Cancura (tenor sax)
Garth Stevenson (bass)
Richie Barshay (drums)
--
2nd set:
Kenny Wolleson "Wollesonics"

Sonic explorations with drumming mastermind behind
Tom Waits
, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, and John Zorn...

Admission: $10

The Sanctuary @ Temple Beth Emeth
83 Marlborough Road, at Church Avenue 

By subway, take the Q to Church Avenue. 

facebook.com/DitmasAcoustic
DitmasAcoustic @ gmail.com

Ditmas Acoustic @ the Sanctuary was started in fall 2010 by Ditmas Park-based musicians Richie Barshay and Michael Winograd. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

PARTY AT JAYA EAST

Spring Fling Party at Jaya Yoga East
Friday, May 4th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Free and open to all.

Jaya Yoga East
2902 Fort Hamilton Parkway, at the corner of E. 4th Street
Phone: (917) 434-6258
E-mail: namaste @ jayayogacenter.com
Website: http://www.jayayogacenter.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jayayogacenter

FREE MULCH FOR ALL, FREE TREES FOR SOME

Tu-mulchuous and Tree-mendous Special Event
Sunday, April 29th, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Pick up free mulch for your garden; bring a bag with you or arrive early and get a free Green-wood tote bag. Also get free advice from Green-wood Cemetery's horticulture experts.

Get a free tree if you already reserved one. No more trees are available--unless people who reserved them don't arrive by 11:00 a.m. Then they'll be made available to others. The trees weigh about thirty pounds. Be certain that you can it home on your own. You have to reside in New York City to qualify for a tree.

Register in advance by calling (718) 210-3080 or ordering online.

Green-wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
(718) 210-3080
info @ greenwoodcemetery.org

GOLDEN FARM "WEEK OF ACTION" BEGINS

UPDATE: The picketing planned for Wednesday night at the New Jersey house of Sonny Kim, Golden Farm owner, has been canceled. It will be replaced with a rally outside of Golden Farm at 329 Church Avenue, at the corner of E. 4th Street (probably at 6;30 p.m.).
 
 
During the "Week of Action," which begins today, an event will take place every day or evening in support of current and past employees of Golden Farm and to encourage the store's owner, Sonny Kim, to pay employees the back wages owed to them as a result of paying them below minimum wage and not paying an overtime wage. The New York State Department of Labor ordered Mr. Kim to pay, but he hasn't.

You're invited to participate in all of the events listed here or whichever ones meet your comfort level.

On May 2nd, employees will vote on whether to join a union.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2:00 p.m.
Press Conference and Kick-off Rally at Golden Farm, 329 Church Avenue, corner of E. 4th Street

Monday, April 23rd, 5:00 p.m.
Rally at Golden Farm. Workers from other successful campaigns will speak.
6:45 p.m.: Screening and Discussion of "The Take" by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, a documentary about worker cooperatives in Argentina. At P.S. 179, 202 Avenue C.

Tuesday, April 24th, 5:30 p.m.
Teach-in. Discussion of similar labor campaigns and wage theft by Dr. Immanuel Ness of Brooklyn College and Tsedeye Grebreselassie of the National Employment Law Project. At the East Fourth Street Community Garden, 179 E. 4th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue.
6:45 p.m.
Walk to Golden Farm to hold a Demonstration.

Wednesday, April 25th, 6:30 p.m.
Protests at Golden Farm owner Sonny Kim's two houses. Meet at Golden Farm at 6:30 p.m. to travel together by bus to his main house in New Jersey, where his neighbors are unaware of the situation at Golden Farm. A rally will also be held at his house in Kensington.

Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 p.m.
Community Potluck and Sign-making Party. Meet your neighbors, the employees, and the New York Communities for Change staff over dinner. Bring your children! An arts station will be set up to make signs. Bring some food to share. At P.S. 230, 1 Albemarle Road.

Friday, April 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Inter-faith Vigil outside of Golden Farm, a Worker Struggle Candlelight Vigil for reflecting on workers' struggles and to pay homage to all workers who are continuing to wage the struggle.

Saturday, April 28th, midnight to midnight
24-hour Boycott and Picket. Supporters will be outside of Golden Farm all day and night. The main gathering will be from noon to 5:00 p.m., with speakers, music, activities, and food. Sign up for an hour of picketing, if you can.

STREET HAILING LEGALIZED FOR LIVERY CABS

For-hire vehicles (car services, livery cabs, radio-dispatched cabs) can now legally pick up people who flag them down in the places where it's notoriously difficult to find a yellow cab: Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and north of 96th Street in Manhattan. The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted on Thursday to legalize street hails for them.

Over the next three years, 18,000 special hail licenses for use in those boroughs will be issued to livery cabs at a cost of $1,500 each. Twenty percent (3,600) of the cabs will be handicapped-accessible. The first 6,000 licenses will be available for purchase in June. After they're sold, 6,000 more will be offered for sale, followed by 6,000 more.

The cars will have roof lights, will charge uniform metered fares, will use GPS vehicle locations systems, and will have readers for credit and debit cards.

All of the cars will be the same color, but that hasn't been chosen yet.
The cars will continue to provide prearranged service to those who call the company for a ride.

KENSINGTON LIBRARY WILL BE BPL'S FIRST "GREEN" LIBRARY


When the Kensington branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) opens this fall, it'll be the first in the BPL system to be designated as "green." The branch will be "LEED certified" (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) because of its "energy savings, water efficiency, CO2  emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts."

The location of the Kensington Library (now at 410 Ditmas Avenue, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets) will be 4209-4217 18th Avenue, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets.

This is the first announcement the Daily News made about the construction of the new building:
Councilman Noach Dear on Friday unveiled the site for a new public library branch.
Dear secured about $4 million for the library from the City Council budget.
Construction of the library branch, at 4209-4217 18th Ave., will begin in about a year.
It's said that good things come to those who wait. Well, this has been quite a wait: that announcement was published on August 3, 1998!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

KENSINGTON TRASH MOB CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

Trash Mob suits up (last Sunday)

Kensington Trash Mob Clean-up #2
Sunday, April 22nd, 4:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m. sharp

The Kensington Trash Mob will celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up Church Avenue. Meet in front of Walgreens at Beverley Road and Church Avenue. Work with your neighbors to help make Church Avenue look better.

Latex gloves and plastic garbage bags will be provided.

Enjoy a free beverage and snack at the end of the one-hour workday.

See you tomorrow!


Photos from Clean-up #1 last Sunday, April 15th

distributing the clean-up tools
young resident joins Trash Mob

Assemblymember Jim Brennan donning gloves for work
Assemblymember Brennan down in the dirt












Trash Mobber vs. trash
sign for store windows: PLEASE DO NOT LITTER