Tuesday, July 31, 2012

JUST A REMINDER THAT TOMORROW IS THE COMMUNITY RALLY OVER WALGREENS


Community Rally to keep the pressure on Walgreens
to bring a grocery store back to Windsor Terrace.

Community Rally for a Supermarket
Wednesday, August 1, at 10 a.m.

At the closed Key Food -- 589 Prospect Avenue

SUMMER FILM SERIES ON THE FILMS OF WOODY ALLEN

Summer Film Series on the Films of Woody Allen
August 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th, at 7:00 p.m.

Films:
  • "Crimes and Misdemeanors" 1989. 104 minutes. PG-13
  • "Love and Death" 1975. 85 minutes. PG
  • "Shadows and Fog" 1991. 85 minutes. PG-13
  • "Matchpoint" 2005. 124 minutes. R

All are welcome.

Shepherd's Hall
Holy Name of Jesus Parish
245 Prospect Park West, at the corner of Prospect Avenue
phone: (718) 768-3071
fax: (718) 369-2039

Sunday, July 29, 2012

LACROSSE FOR GIRLS AND BOYS AGES FIVE TO FIFTEEN AT THE PARADE GROUNDS

Lacrosse Clinic
Saturday, August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th,
from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Girls and boys ages five to fifteen of all skill levels are invited to participate in Brooklyn Battery Lacrosse Club's (BBLC) free clinics on four Saturdays in August, followed by the youth teams' fall and spring seasons. The clinics will be held at the Parade Grounds on Field 4. Sticks will be provided for participants to use.

BBLC founder Don Nocella is determined to help lacrosse overcome the long-time stigma of being associated solely with the upper class of society. The barrier of cost will be dealt with through such methods as equipment grants and financial assistance.

Online registration for the fall 2012 season is open. The cost is $175, but registering your child in July lowers it to $150 and gives your child a free one-year US Lacrosse membership.

For more information, see www.brooklynlacrosse.org, fill out an online contact form, or call (917) 715-2524.

TRADE YOUR CHILD'S BOOKS FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S

Children's Book Swap
Wednesday, August 1st, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
Trade your child's books for someone else's this Wednesday at Greenwood Playground. Any type of children's book for any age or reading level is welcome. Turn in a book and leave with a "new" one. Turn in three books and leave with three "new"ones.

Turn your book (or books) over to Beth Sutinis, who will be sitting by  the chess tables from 11:00 a.m. to about noon. Then sign in with your name and the number of books you brought. Beth, who is a freelance children's book editor for Scholastic, will sort the books based on the age level each one is geared toward. She'll be able to help you choose one or more books at your child's reading level that will suit her or his interests.

Extra books will be donated.

Greenwood Playground
E. 5th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue

VIDEO OF PROTEST AT GOLDEN FARM, JULY 24, 2012



The protesters support current and past Golden Farm employees. They have been encouraging the store's owner to pay employees the back wages owed to them.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

WALGREENS--COMMUNITY RALLY NEXT WEDNESDAY


Community Rally to keep the pressure on Walgreens
to bring a grocery store back to Windsor Terrace.

Community Rally
Wednesday, August 1, at 10 a.m.
At the closed Key Food -- 589 Prospect Avenue

WALGREENS--COMMUNITY PLANNING MEETING THIS MONDAY


Join the neighborhood campaign to pressure Walgreens
to bring a grocery store back to Windsor Terrace.

Community Planning Meeting
Monday, July 30, 7 p.m.
Shepherd's Hall at Holy Name Church
245 Prospect Park West

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MOONA LUNA--GOTTA LOVE THAT NAME

Moona Luna in Concert
Saturday, July 28th, 11:00 a.m.

Moona Luna performs children's songs in English and Spanish for kids of all ages. Dancing is encouraged. This and all Friends of Greenwood Playground events are free.

Greenwood Playground
E. 5th Street, between Greenwood Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway

Friends of Greenwood Playground
(347) 497-3490 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EAST FOURTH STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN, LOOKING LOVELY



between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
in Windsor Terrace/Kensington

LETTER-WRITING AND LANYARD-MAKING

Make Mail
Wednesday, July 25th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Make Mail with Melissa Lohman Wild of Viva Snail Mail. For ages 3 and up. Bring your imagination and the address of someone you love. Free. Meet at the chess tables. No registration is required.

Super Camp Craft
Wednesday, July 25th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Super Camp Craft with Dari Litchman of Friends of Greenwood Playground. For ages 6 and up. Lanyard making and paper beads. Free. Meet at the chess tables. No registration is required.

Greenwood Playground 
E. 5th Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue

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CHINESE DINNER UNDER THE STARS

Sabbath Services and Chinese Food
Friday, July 27th, 5:45 p.m.

A child-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat ("Reception of the Sabbath") and Maariv service (evening prayer) will be followed by a catered dinner under the stars in the backyard terrace of Flatbush Jewish Center. This month's dinner theme will be Vegetarian Chinese. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Advance registration is required. Call the synagogue office at (718) 871-5200. Be sure to mention
any dietary restrictions you have.

The cost for the event is $15 per adult. Dinner is free for children under the age of twelve.

Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street, at the corner of Church Avenue
phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204
e-mail: fandstjc @ verizon.net

Monday, July 23, 2012

GOLDEN FARM PROTEST TOMORROW EVENING

From Occupy Kensington:
Tuesday July 24 is a national day of action for worker's rights and a decent minimum wage. In New York there will be a demonstration in Union Square starting at 4pm.

At the end of the demonstration some of the protesters will travel by bus to locations across the city where workers are engaged in struggles for decent wages.

Golden Farm will be one of the locations. The workers there voted to join a union back in March but their votes have still not been certified because the owner, Sonny Kim, has used every legal delaying tactic known to man. Every allegation he has made has been found baseless by the judges but each time he appeals and stretches the case out longer.

Likewise his lawyers reached a tentative agreement with the workers suing for back wages two months ago but no paperwork has been done. While Sonny draws out the process one worker has died of cancer leaving his family penniless and others face substantial hardships.

Join us at Golden Farm at 7pm Tuesday to protest for a decent minimum wage, paid sick days, and union recognition for the Golden Farm workers.

OCCUPY KENSINGTON (BROOKLYN) GENERAL ASSEMBLY THURSDAY

Occupy Kensington (Brooklyn) General Assembly
Thursday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Gather at Kensington Plaza, the public space in front of Walgreens at 114 Beverley Road.

Occupy Kensington on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381317025244534/ 

ROBBERY AT DAHILL AND TWELFTH

Four male teenagers jumped out of a white commercial van at Dahill Road and 12th Avenue at about 7:00 last night and stole a teenage boy's cell phone and glasses from him. They then jumped back into the van and drove away.

Many potential eyewitnesses were using nearby Albemarle Playground at the time. One eyewitness who reported the crime to the police wasn't able to read the vehicle's license plate number.

NORTH INDIAN PUNJABI DISHES--COOKING WITH MUKTI

North Indian Punjabi Cooking Lesson
Saturday, August 11th, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Learn how to cook tasty and healthy dishes. 

Menu

Chana Masala (chickpea curry)
Chicken Makhni (Butter chicken)
Dal Tadka (black lentil with onion, ginger, and garlic)
Plain Naan (flatbread)

You'll be given printed copies of the recipes, but bring a notebook too to write down the tips you learn.

Price: $50 per person. Click here to register.

Mukti’s Kitchen (operated by Mukti Banerjee)
Beverley Road, near E. 9th Street
(917) 703-3998
muktiskitchen @ gmail.com

NORO PARTY

Noro Party
Wednesday, August 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Noro party at Argyle Yarn Shop (Eisaku Noro Ltd. is a Japanese yarn producer.). Food, Sangria, door prizes, and a grand prize. E-mail an RSVP to argyleyarnshop @ gmail.com to attend this free event.

Argyle is open Tuesdays through Sundays, from noon to 7:00 p.m.

Argyle Yarn Shop
288 Prospect Park West
(347) 227-7799

SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES.

UNDERGROUND MUSES OF GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY: A WALKING TOUR

Underground Muses of Green-Wood:
A Walking Tour in Green-wood Cemetery
Sunday, August 19th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit the graves of these Americans in the arts with Green-Wood Cemetery tour guide and urban historian Ruth Edebohls:
  • Leonard Bernstein: composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist;
  • Fred Ebb: musical theater lyricist;
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany: artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements;
  • Asher B. Durand: American painter of the Hudson River School;
  • George Caitlin (also spelled Catlin): painter, author, and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West;
  • George Bellows: realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City;
  • William Merritt Chase: painter known as an exponent of Impressionism and as a teacher. He is also responsible for establishing the Chase School, which later would become Parsons The New School for Design; and
  • John La Farge: painter, muralist, stained glass window maker, decorator, and writer.
                                                           The descriptions above are from Wikipedia.

Wear comfortable walking shoes. The walk may be partly uphill (and, therefore, strenuous) because Green-wood Cemetery was built on land that was formed 17,000 years ago when the last glacier to cover North America melted. In fact, the highest point in Brooklyn is in Green-wood Cemetery: Battle Hill, at 220 feet, by 7th Avenue and 20th Street.

Cost: Members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund pay $10. Non-members pay $15. Making reservations is recommended. To buy tickets, call (718) 210-3080 or order online.  

Green-wood Cemetery
500 25th Street at 5th Avenue

Saturday, July 21, 2012

ANOTHER CLOSING ON CHURCH AVE.

Another business on the block of Church Avenue that's between E. 4th and E. 5th streets in Kensington has closed. A sign in the window of Alzahraa, a Middle Eastern grocery store that opened last year, says "Business for Sale." Alzahraa had been next door to Plaza 5 de Mayo, which also closed this month, after being open for eight years. The third closed business on that block is Connie's Cafe. It opened in July 2009 and closed in April 2012.

Friday, July 20, 2012

FELIX TRINIDAD DIES

A fighter in the drive for fair treatment for workers and fair compensation for their labor has passed away. Felix Trinidad Tzatzapotla, a stock worker at Golden Farm for about ten yearsdied of cancer on Thursday, July 12th. He was only thirty-four years old. He continued to work, despite his illness, until May 2nd--the day that Golden Farm employees voted for a union. The next day, he entered a hospital.

To assist his wife, Anastacia Gonzalez Ramos, and their children with expenses, New York Communities for Change has created a fund raising page, "In Memory of Felix Trinidad Tzatzapotla."

Rest in peace.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

B69 PROPOSAL

Another proposal the MTA chairperson will make to the MTA board next week is restoring B69 bus service on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning in January 2013. For a list of all of the MTA's proposed bus extensions, restorations, and new routes, click here, scroll down, and click "New York City Transit."

SEE "AN AMERICAN TAIL" THIS SUNDAY CHEAP

"An American Tail"
Sunday, July 22nd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friends of Greenwood Playground's Family Movie Night features
"An American Tail." The 1986 movie is rated G. Length: 80 minutes.

From imdb.com: "While emigrating to the United States, a young
Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must locate
them while trying to survive in a new country."

FoGP depends on donations to continue its programs. A donation
of $5 per family is suggested, but less would certainly be accepted.

The movie will be shown in the handball courts next to the playground.
E. 5th Street, at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway, between
Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue.

72ND PRECINCT'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME


The 72nd Precinct Community Council is holding its annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 7th, starting at 4:00 p.m., in Greenwood Playground. The playground is on E. 5th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue.

Featuring
  • live music and DJ
  • free food and drinks
  • crime prevention 
  • fire safety
  • local business food tastings
  • FBI and EMS lectures

The goals of the 29th National Night Out are to 
  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

National Night Out was introduced in 1984 by National Association of Town Watch, which was founded in 1981.

Many people, as an alternative, participate in National Night Out by turning on their porch lights, sitting outside for the evening, and chatting with their neighbors. This grassroots tradition dates back to the early 1970s.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

66TH PRECINCT'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME MOVES

The 66th Precinct Community Council is changing the venue of this year's National Night Out against Crime. Held at the precinct building in Borough Park since at least 2007, the program will instead be held in Gravesend Park (also called 18th Avenue Park) at 18th Avenue and 56th Street in Borough Park on Tuesday, August 7th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends.

The goals of National Night Out, now in its 29th year, are to 
  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Night Out was introduced in 1984 by National Association of Town Watch, which was founded in 1981.

Many people, as an alternative, participate in National Night Out by turning on their porch lights, sitting outside for the evening, and chatting with their neighbors. This grassroots tradition dates back to the early 1970s.


        The 66th Precinct Community Council

President: Marc Katz
Vice President: Felix Burgos
Recording Secretary: Fran Starapoli
Treasurer: Tony Pedri
Sergeant At Arms: Ari Weiss
Corresponding Secretary: Mohammed J. Alam
Assistant Secretary: Hymie Mochon

GREEN BEANS NOT WALGREENS! GREEN BEANS NOT WALGREENS!

"What do we want?" "Green beans, not Walgreens!"

Former customers of Windsor Terrace's now-closed Key Food--as well as other residents who are sympathetic to their situation--continue to stand together in opposition to Walgreens leasing the Key Food space and its refusal to listen to the community's suggestions about how to make enough fresh food available for the neighborhood.

More than 2,000 people, representing more than 16% of the neighborhood, have agreed to boycott Walgreens and have signed pledges committing themselves to it.

Neighborhood residents have now dubbed their group Green Beans Not Walgreens and started a website of the same name (www.greenbeansnotwalgreens.org). The site will be the central gathering place for information and action. The name was adapted from a chant at a previous rally opposed to Walgreens moving into a supermarket's space.

TODAY'S GREENWOOD PLAYGROUND EVENTS RESCHEDULED

The two events scheduled for this afternoon at Greenwood Playground--Make Mail and Super Craft Camp--have been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 25th, at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MORE OF THE HOT, HOT, HOT

Tomorrow's forecast: 94 degrees, 57% humidity, 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Good grief.

The National Weather Service has extended its Heat Advisory for the New York City area. The Heat Advisory was going to end at 9:00 tonight, but instead it's in effect until 8:00 tomorrow night.

Cooling Centers will be open again tomorrow. Click here to find their locations. It's unfortunate that they close so early in the day.

For information on avoiding heat illness and the Air Quality Index, visit www.bit.ly/NYCHeatAQI or call 311.

CHANGE-OF-DATE FOR STORIES AND SQUIRTS

Stories and Squirts
Thursday, July 19th, 10:00 a.m.

Stories and Squirts with author Jen Nails. Creative writing workshop. For ages 8 and up. Bring a notebook and a pen or pencil. Meet at the chess tables.

Free. No registration required.


See "GREENWOOD PLAYGROUND PROGRAMS FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, JULY 15TH" for tomorrow's programs (Make Mail; Super Camp Craft) and the other Thursday program (Art in the Park).


Greenwood Playground 
E. 5th Street, near Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue

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GOLDEN FARM EMPLOYEE PASSES AWAY

Sent to us by Eleanor, an active supporter of Golden Farm employees:
Dear Neighbors,

Felix, one of the long standing Golden Farm workers who played a leading role in the organizing drive there, died of cancer last Thursday.

Felix was the major earner for his family. He went on working long after he became ill because he needed the money and left the search for medical care too late because he had no health coverage.

His family in Mexico have had to turn to the Mexican consulate in New York to get his body flown home as they do not have the money to pay for it themselves.

Mr. Kim's lawyers have reached a tentative agreement with the Golden Farm workers for a settlement on the back wages that they all, including Felix, are owed. A figure has been agreed on, but paperwork has not been finalized. The workers asked Mr Kim if he would provide an advance on Felix's portion, but he has refused. He has however let them put a collection tin for Felix's family at the checkouts.

There is a service at the Ortiz Funeral Home on 52 St and 4th Ave, today (Tuesday) from 4-9.

Two of Felix's brothers also work at Golden Farm, and all of the stock workers were close friends with him. I know that they all would greatly appreciate any support or condolences from the community at this time.

Eleanor

Rest in peace, Felix. Our condolences to his family and friends.

GLUTEN-FREE COOKING CLASS

Learn from Mukti and Enjoy an Authentic Healthy Indian Feast
Tuesday, July 24th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Mukti writes
I will share all my secrets of Indian cooking and show you how to make delicious Indian cuisine. I encourage people to cook and not be afraid--fearlessly! Cooking is therapeutic in many ways. After, we will share together the fruits of our labor. We invite you to bring a notebook so you can take all the secrets back home with you and delight yourself and those you love.

Gluten-free vegetarian dishes and dal

Menu:
  • Chana dal with coconut
  • Aloo, gobi, matar (cauliflower, potatoes, and green peas curry)
  • Bigan Bharta (smashed eggplants with onion, ginger, and cilantro and other spices)
  • Vegetable Pulao (rice with carrots, raisins, and cashews with other spices)
  • Mango Lassi
What you will get:
  • Tips and tricks about the spices that you will be using.
  • Friendship, fun, and delicious food (a complete dinner).
  • I will teach you the nuances and secrets, where to get the masalas, and how to keep the aroma intact. 
  • You will be cooking too.
  • 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. :-)

Cost: $50 per person for a two-and-a-half hour class. Please sign up and bring your friends too. I look forward to seeing you. Any questions, please call.

Mukti’s Kitchen
http://www.meetup.com/muktiskitchen
http://muktiskitchen.blogspot.com (weekly blog)
Phone: (917)-703-3998
E-mail: muktiskitchen @ gmail.com
Beverley Road near E. 9th Street
Brooklyn,NY 11218

Monday, July 16, 2012

TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S WEATHER: DANGEROUS TO HEALTH

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New York City from 1:00 p.m. today to 9:00 p.m. tomorrow. These conditions are dangerous to human and animal health. People who don't have air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Everyone should avoid strenuous activity. Go to a Cooling Center if you need to.

For locations and hours of the Cooling Centers, click here. For information in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, and Haitian on avoiding heat illness, click here or call 311.

"G" AS IN "GOOD": GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE G TRAIN (PROBABLY)

The probable good news about the G train: "As to the G line, the MTA added five stops in Brooklyn, the last being Church Ave., in 2009. ...the plan is for the added stops to remain, the sources said."

The five stops are

  • 4th Avenue-9th Street
  • 7th Avenue (at 9th Street)
  • 15th Street-Prospect Park
  • Fort Hamilton Parkway (near E. 5th Street and by the intersection of Prospect and Greenwood Avenues)
  • Church Avenue (at McDonald Avenue)

Read more about it in the Daily News: "MTA heading your way with good news!"

G train route map and timetable, effective June 10, 2012:  
http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/pdf/tgcur.pdf

FAMIILY MOVIE NIGHT

Family Movie Night
Sunday, July 22nd, 7:00 p.m.

Friends of Greenwood Playground
presents
Family Movie Night

A movie will be shown for free in the handball courts at Greenwood Playground. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights, snacks, and bug spray. The name of the movie will be announced later this week. In the meantime, save the date!

Greenwood Playground 
E. 5th Street, near Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

TAKING PROPER CARE OF BELOVED PETS ISN'T CHEAP--AN ADOPTIVE CAT MOM NEEDS HELP



Senor Paolo was living in a hoarder's home with dozens of other cats before Sean Casey Animal Rescue took him in and got him adopted.

It turned out that Paolo, whose medical care was neglected during his three years in the hoarder's home, has a serious and expensive problem: chronic ear infections that have led to the removal of his right ear canal. The left one may have to go too.

Paolo's adoptive mom needs help in paying the vet bills. Sean Casey Animal Rescue is trying to raise half of the $2,000 needed through ChipIn. They're almost halfway toward their goal. Please chip in as much as you feel comfortable donating. Thank you.

The longer version of Paolo's story is on the ChipIn website here.

SELLING OUT AT THE KENSINGTON YOUTHMARKET

By 1:00 p.m., almost everything had been sold. Next week: bigger quantities.

left to right: Danish (rhymes with "Spanish") and Adam, who manage the market
Kensington Youthmarket
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
through November 17th

GRAB THESE GREAT GROUPONS FROM NAMASTE YOGA

Sent to us by Wilhyn at Namaste Yoga
We are running a GROUPON FOR THREE DAYS, today (Sunday), Monday, and Tuesday of this week. If you have never tried us out, here is your opportunity at 87% OFF.
You may purchase up to (4) groupons per person and (4) additional as gifts, one from each exercise category.
PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINTS AND RULES BEFORE PURCHASING. RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED, AND THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

1) yoga 5 classes $25
2) belly dance 5 classes $25
3) mat pilates 5 classes $25
4) zumba 5 classes $25
*CANNOT COMBINE CLASSES.                                                                                 MUST CHOOSE ONE CLASS TYPE/STYLE.

1) yoga 10 $35
2) belly dance 10 $35
3) mat pilates 10 $35
4) zumba 10 $35
*CANNOT COMBINE CLASSES.                                                                                MUST CHOOSE ONE CLASS TYPE/STYLE.

1) yoga 20 $45
2) belly dance 20 $45
3) mat pilates 20 $45
4) zumba 20 $45
*CANNOT COMBINE CLASSES.                                                                                   MUST CHOOSE ONE CLASS TYPE/STYLE.


Groupon Junckie,
Wilhyn Larsen, Owner
My Namaste Yoga of Kensington
482 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
(347) 533-6226 or (347) 533-6227
Enter On Church Avenue, Red Door/Red Stairs
Info @ mynamasteyoga.com
SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES!

MORE OUTDOOR SEATING


New tree guards double as benches outside of Jaya Yoga East.
E. 4th Street, near the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway.

CHINO'S COLD BEVERAGES


Chino's Corner Deli
2923 Fort Hamilton Parkway, corner of E. 3rd Street
(718) 436-2581

SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES!

RECENT OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS ON CHURCH AVENUE

Opened: Famous Jewelry/Gift opened recently at 211 Church Avenue, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets. Earrings, bracelets, toys, backpacks, and other merchandise.

Closed: Plaza 5 de Mayo Grocery Corp., 416 Church Avenue

Closed: Metro PCS, 226 Church Avenue

Saturday, July 14, 2012

FRIENDS OF KEY FOOD SPACE AND WINDSOR TERRACE ALLIANCE: IN SEARCH OF WALKERS AND TALKERS

June 28th Windsor Terrace Rally against Walgreens

Friends of Key Food Space and Windsor Terrace Alliance are in search of volunteers for every block in Windsor Terrace who will collect signatures on petitions, hand out fliers and signs, and communicate with their neighbors about the latest developments at the former Key Food site.

To help these grassroots groups of neighborhood residents protect access to fresh food in Windsor Terrace, become a "block captain" and distribute information to everyone living on one particular block in the community. You don't have to live on that block.

Time is of the essence. The groups are trying to reach 5,000 signatures in the next three weeks on their petition to boycott Walgreens because of its refusal to either provide the neighborhood with sufficient fresh food or allow a supermarket to be built in a portion of the parking lot.

To sign up as a block captain, send an e-mail to Laura Jacobs at henriettacat @ hotmail.com that includes your name, e-mail address, phone number, and the name of the street you live on and its cross-streets.

PLAZA PARTY TONIGHT

 COME TO A PARTY TONIGHT TO RALLY SUPPORT FOR KEEPING CHURCH AVE. CLEAN.
 
KTM* and KPTM** members will be wearing their vests or t-shirts for a photo-op.
 Who: EVERYONE
Where: Kensington Plaza, in front  of Walgreens
CLEAN UP CHURCH AVE. @ 6pm
Party at 7 pm
    FOOD and FUN provided!
* Kensington Trash Mob
** Kensington Plaza Trash Mob