Friday, November 30, 2012

GENTLY USED COATS ARE NEEDED FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

New York City police precincts, public libraries, and three Prospect Park locations are accepting gently used coats through December 31st for the New York Cares 24th Annual Coat Drive. This year, recipients of the donated coats will not be the homeless only but also the thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Last year, New York Cares collected 78,000 coats. This year, because of the increased need, their goal is 200,000 coats.

Take a look at this 5-borough map. It shows where where coats are needed most. The darker the blue, the more coats are needed in that borough. The brighter the red, the less the need.

New or clean gently-used coats are being collected at these Prospect Park locations through December 31, in addition to libraries, and police stations:




Litchfield Villa in Prospect Park
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.  – 5 p.m.
(lobby)
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(between 4th and 5th streets)

Prospect Park Tennis Center
Daily, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
(lobby)
50 Parkside Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Parks District 14 Headquarters at Parade Ground
Daily, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
397 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(enter at the back of the building on the Parade Ground side, near the public restrooms)

For a complete list of collection sites, dates and times, visit newyorkcares.org or call (212) 402-1173.

The Coat Drive is a program of New York Cares, New York City’s leading volunteer organization.

F AND G TRAIN CHANGES TONIGHT TO MONDAY MORNING

F Line  No F trains will be running between Jay St-MetroTech and 18 Av from 11:30 tonight, November 30th,  until 5:00 Monday morning, December 3rd.

G Line No G trains will be running between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Church Av from 11:30 tonight, November 30th, until 5:00 Monday morning, December 3rd.

Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service.

Watch out for holiday pickpocketing.
Protect your "stuff."
But remember: 
your health and your life
are more important than your stuff.

BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE AND SUPPORT A LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL


Buy a Christmas tree from Tom Foley and help a local school financially. Tom, a former stock broker, sells trees at the corner of 8th Avenue and 8th Street in Park Slope. Tell Tom you would like $10 of the purchase price donated to P.S. 154 or P.S. 230 (choose which school's PTA you want the money to be given to), and then sign the school signature sheet.

Suggest to your family and friends that they buy from Tom too so that their tree purchase also helps a school. It isn't necessary to have a child in P.S. 154 or P.S. 230 to have the donation made.

Delivery and tree set-up are free of charge if you already have your tree stand in place.

From "Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree: A Bluegreen Timeshares Holiday Exclusive":
Common Christmas tree varietals include the Douglas fir, the Canadian balsam, the Noble fir, and the Fraser fir. Tom Foley, the proprietor of a popular Christmas tree lot in Brooklyn, New York, recommends that shoppers seek out a Fraser fir if possible. He prefers Frasers for a number of reasons, namely because the varietal boasts approximately 30 branches and gives off an especially piney scent.
If you have any questions, send an e-mail  to FoleyChristmasTrees @ gmail.com.

Links
P.S. 154
P.S. 154 PTA
P.S. 230

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

HOLIDAY EDITION OF VINYL CLUB

Vinyl Club at Sycamore Bar
Monday, December 3rd, 8:00 p.m to midnight

Light-up ornaments and holiday toys. Bring your holiday vinyl--the sentimental and the wacky! You bring it, you spin it vinyl potluck. Be a DJ and play and hear your records on a big sound system. 

Since 2008.
Exclusively in Brooklyn.
Hosted by Becca.
Free. 

Sycamore Bar and Flowershop
1118 Cortelyou Road, between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY 11218
(347) 240-5850
www.sycamorebrooklyn.com
e-mail: sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail.com

SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES!

72ND PRECINCT WILL TALK ABOUT CAR BREAK-INS

72nd Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 11th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Discuss the recent car break-ins and the general safety of the neighborhood with Dean Hanan, the 72nd Precinct's Community Affairs officer. The meeting location is the 72nd Precinct. If you want to speak to Officer Hanan in advance, you can reach him at (718) 765-6326.

The 72nd Precinct Community Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All residents of the community are invited to attend meetings. The usual meeting location is Marion Heim Senior Center, 4520 4th Avenue at 45th Street, but the December 11th meeting is at the station house.

72nd Precinct
830 4th Avenue, at 29th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 

Thanks for the heads-up, Steve LeVine.

Monday, November 26, 2012

CYBER MONDAY SALE AT NAMASTE YOGA STUDIO

 







Take advantage of Namaste Yoga's Cyber Monday sale today. Purchase their monthly unlimited card for only $100, saving yourself $64. The card is valid for 30 days from the day it's redeemed (not from the day it's purchased). The card can be used for Zumba, yoga, and belly dance only.

Choose one class category per card. One monthly unlimited card per category needed. May purchase up to three per person. May be given as gifts. Purchasers must provide name of the gifted to Namaste ASAP. Tweens, teens, and adults are all welcomed. See the payment options below:

*Available to the first 100 customers only.
*Visit PayPal at WL @ mynamasteyoga.com.
*Call in your over-the-phone orders to (347) 533-6226.
*Stop by during one of their classes and make your purchases.


Wilhyn Larsen, General Manager
Namaste Yoga of Kensington
482 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
Entrance on Church Avenue (red stairs/red door)
(347)533-6226 or (347) 533-6227
www.mynamasteyoga.com
info @ mynamasteyoga.com

Sunday, November 25, 2012

DINNER, A MOVIE FOR ADULTS, AND A MOVIE FOR KIDS

Dinner and a Movie
Saturday, December 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Adults and children are invited to Movie Night at the Flatbush Jewish Center. "Gasland," a film by Josh Fox, will be shown to the adults while children are in another room in their pajamas watching "The Lorax." Both movies begin at 6:30.

A light dinner will be served in the Hanid Room at 6:00 p.m. The cost of dinner and a movie (or just the movie, if you don't want dinner) is $5.00 per adult, $2.00 per child.  Menu: Italian dairy, salads, popcorn, and beverages. If you can't pay, you won't be turned away.

After dinner, the adults will stay in the Hanid Room and watch "Gasland,"a 2010 documentary about hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as "hydrofracking" or "fracking").  The movie's intention is to warn the public about fracking's negative effects on the environment, the water supply, and people's health. 

Kids will go upstairs to the kids activity room where Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" will be shown. "
Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees."


Bring pillows and blankets to keep the children warm and comfortable.

A ride home will be available to those who need one. If you need a ride to Flatbush Jewish Center, call (718) 871-5200 to make arrangements.


Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street, at the corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204 
http://www.flatbushjewishcenter.org
https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushJewishCenter

Saturday, November 24, 2012

SUPPORTERS OF THE GOLDEN FARM BOYCOTT OUT IN FORCE




Golden Farm workers and their supporters picketed Golden Farm on Thanksgiving Eve to demand back pay and a union contract for the employees. Without a union contract, workers can easily be fired.

Friday, November 23, 2012

NO MORE GAS RATIONING

Gas rationing caused by gas shortages will come to an end tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. The odd-even license plate system for buying gas was in effect for fifteen days. More than 85% of the gas stations in New York City are now functioning normally, and the amounts of gas and diesel fuel are expected to increase.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

FOOD CO-OP--GETTING ORGANIZED


Getting Organized:
A Windsor Terrace/Kensington Food Co-op Community Meeting
Tuesday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Formation of Committees: Legal, Finances, Food, Site, Technology, Membership

Get added to the mailing list of people who want to start a neighborhood food co-op.
windsorterracefoodcoop @ gmail.com

Recommended reading prior to the meeting: "How to Start a Food Co-op"

Knights of Columbus Hall
1511 10th Avenue, between Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

ALTERNATE SIDE SUSPENDED FOR THANKSGIVING

Alternate side of the street parking (street cleaning) and parking meter regulations will be suspended on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd.

The day after Thanksgiving--Friday, November 23rd--isn't a holiday. Alternate side of the street parking regulations, parking meters, and all other parking regulations will be in effect, except in some areas with extensive storm damage where alternate side of the street parking regulations remain suspended. Details about this are available on the Department of Transportation's website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pr2012/pr12_76.shtml.

MOONDOS GRILL, AT YOUR SERVICE

Moondos Grill had its unofficial (soft) opening at 5:00 last night. Starting today (Tuesday), its open hours are seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

They're going to be applying for a beer and wine license soon.

Delivery service is available.

The menu is posted on the KARMABrooklyn Blog. Good luck to this new restaurant!


Moondos Grill
424 Church Avenue, at the corner of E. 5th Street

Kensington, Brooklyn

(718) 941-0185

https://www.facebook.com/MoondosGrill

Monday, November 19, 2012

PUBLIC SCHOOL VACATION CUT SHORT

To make up for the week of school lost because of Hurricane Sandy, the Department of Education is shortening mid-winter recess and canceling a clerical half-day.

For mid-winter recess, schools were scheduled to be closed for five days: Monday, February 18th, through Friday, February 22nd. Instead, they'll be closed for two days: Monday, February 18th, and Tuesday, February 19th.

The first June clerical half day, on Tuesday, June 4th, has been canceled. Elementary and intermediate/junior high schools will not close at noon; they'll be open  for the full day.

It looks like the DOE isn't going to make students make up the other one-and-a-half days that they missed.

PLANTING DAFFODILS




Planting Daffodils
Saturday, November 24th, 10 :00 a.m. to noon 

Today's daffodil bulbs are April's cheery yellow flowers. Help Friends of Greenwood Playground make the playground look more attractive by planting daffodil bulbs this Saturday.
 
 
Meet by 10:00 a.m. near the entrance to the Fort Hamilton Parkway F and G station. Wear clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting dirt on. Bring gloves to protect your hands. Bring any of these gardening tools, if you have them: hand cultivator, trowel, bulb borer, shovel, leaf rake...or anything else you've got that will be useful for digging and planting! 

Greenwood Playground
E. 5th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue
near the border between Windsor Terrace and Kensington

Friends of Greenwood Playground
(347) 497-3490 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Greenwood-Playground/223014854379847

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY IN THE PARK


Holy Name Church will celebrate New Year's Eve in Prospect Park Picnic House from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Full open bar, cocktail-style food service from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., DJ, and fireworks at midnight at the Long Meadow.

This event is limited to 170 people. Take advantage of the early bird special: Make reservations at Farrell's Bar and Grill or Holy Name Rectory before Sunday, December 2nd, and pay $110 per person. For a table of ten, the discounted rate is $100 per person. After December 2nd, the cost will be $125 per person or, for a table of ten, $115 per person.

THANKSGIVING DAY LUNCHEON AT HOLY NAME



Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church
245 Prospect Park West, at Prospect Avenue

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Phone: (718) 768-3071
Fax: (718) 369-2039

http://www.holynamebrooklyn.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Holy-Name-of-Jesus-Roman-Catholic-Church-Brooklyn-New-York/127225753993725 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

GAS RATIONING NOT OVER YET

Gas rationing--the odd-even license plate system that was put into effect in New York City on Friday, November 9th--has been extended until Friday, November 23rd, the day after Thanksgiving. Thirty percent of the gas stations in New York City are still closed.

The system explained:
  • Drivers of vehicles with license plates ending in an even number or ‘zero’ can buy gas on even-numbered days.
  • Drivers of vehicles with license plates ending in an odd number can buy gas on odd-numbered days.
  • Drivers of vehicles with licenses plates ending in letters are considered to be odd-numbered plates and can make purchases on odd-numbered days. 
  • Commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses and para transit vehicles, Medical Doctor (MD) plates, and vehicles licensed by the Taxi and limousine Commission are exempt from this gas rationing system.

MOONDOS GRILL OPENING SOON



Latin American restaurant opening soon: southwest corner of Church Avenue and E. 5th Street, the former location of Connie's Cafe.

Moondos Grill
424 Church Avenue, at the corner of E. 5th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 941-0185
https://www.facebook.com/MoondosGrill

HISTORICAL NOVEL DISCUSSION

Book Discussion: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Thursday, November 29th, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Discussion for adults about the award-winning book Wolf Hall, written by English author Hilary Mantel and published in 2009. The book is a historical novel set during 1500 to 1535, "a fictionalized biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII of England, through the death of Sir Thomas More." (Wolf Hall, Wikipedia)

Windsor Terrace Library
160 E. 5th Street, corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway
(718) 686-9707
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/locations/windsor-terrace

Saturday, November 17, 2012

EXPRESS GRATITUDE TOMORROW

Expressing Gratitude with Poems and Dance
Sunday, November 18th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cynthia King will lead a dance-along at her dance studio to readings from Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary, a book of poems and paintings (poems by Maya Gottfried).

"Expressing Gratitude With Poems And Dance" is a free, interactive Thanksgiving-time event for children of all ages. Poetry, dancing, book signing, refreshments, a raffle, and a Dance Studio tradition of "adopting a turkey" through Farm Sanctuary will make this a busy and enjoyable two hours.

The event is for children and their adults to participate in together; don't drop a child off and then leave

Wear comfortable clothing for dancing in and be prepared to take your shoes off.

Space is limited, so RSVP to info @ cynthiakingdance.com or call (718) 437-0101.

***The studio is still accepting donated supplies for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.***

Cynthia King Dance Studio
1256 Prospect Avenue, between Reeve Place and Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

 (718) 437-0101
http://cynthiakingdance.com


Take the F or G subway to the Fort Hamilton Parkway station. Use the Prospect Avenue exit.

Friday, November 16, 2012

KENSINGTON'S NEW LIBRARY HAS OPENED


The Kensington Library opened in its new location yesterday on 18th Avenue, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets. The library is now two streets to the west and two avenues to the south of its former Ditmas Avenue location.

The Ditmas Avenue building closed three weeks ago, and the 18th Avenue building was scheduled to open two weeks ago, on Thursday, November 1st. Because of Hurricane Sandy, the opening was delayed, and just an unofficial opening took place yesterday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, tour, and official opening will be rescheduled.

The building is the first in the Brooklyn Public Library system to be designated as "green."

The library is now a bit closer to Midwood and Borough Park than previously.
Open hours:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, closed


Kensington Library

4207 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 436-0545
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/locations/kensington

PICTURES WITH SANTA FOR KIDS AND PETS


Pictures with Santa for Kids and Pets
Saturday, December 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join Sean Casey Animal Rescue for their annual holiday boutique and adoption event. They'll be selling gift items for humans and pets, baked goodies, hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee, and a bagel breakfast.

It's a great time to bring your four-legged friend to visit them and maybe bring a new one home!

Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
on the border of Windsor Terrace and Kensington
(718) 436-5163
nyanimalrescue [at] yahoo.com
 
SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

VENDORS NEEDED FOR P.S. 130 HOLIDAY BAZAAR


P.S. 130 Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The P.S. 130 PTA is looking for vendors for its annual Holiday Bazaar. The fee is $30 for a half-table and $40 for a whole table. Send an e-mail to info @ ps130pta.com to request a copy of the vendor agreement and the application.


Everything sold has to be new and in a package, except items that you or someone else has handcrafted.

Live music, food, and photos of kids with Santa Claus.

PS 130
70 Ocean Parkway

between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

http://ps130brooklyn.com

P.S. 154 WINTER FAIR



Winter Fair and Silent Auction
Saturday, December 8th, noon to 4:00 p.m.

A fund raiser for P.S. 154's enrichment programs.
Silent auction, crafts, entertainment, food, and a raffle.

Raffle Prizes
grand prize: a $500 gift card to the Apple store.
Second place: a Kindle Fire HD.
Raffle tickets cost $5.00 each and will be sold at the fair.

Dancers from Cynthia King Dance Studio at 1:00 p.m.
Ballet, Modern, and African Dance 

Contact the PTA at info @ ptaofps154brooklyn.org. Visit its website at www.ptaofps154brooklyn.org. 

P.S. 154
1625 11th Avenue
between Sherman Street and Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 768-0057
fax: (718) 832-2573

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BELLY DANCE FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF

From Wilhyn Larsen of Namaste Yoga of Kensington:
Hello Neighbors:

In an ongoing effort to help Coney Island Sandy victims, we are hosting another type of fundraiser. Attend our belly dance class tomorrow night Thursday, November 15th, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., pay $15 as the single class rate, and Namaste will donate $10 per attendee to Hurricane Sandy relief.

Our amazing Thursday Night Belly Dance instructor, Nicole, offered to donate her evening's pay.

Join us, be part of a great cause. Thank you to all whom donated items, monies, and your time and are hosting ongoing fundraisers. We/they (Hurricane Sandy victims) are appreciative.

Best,
Wilhyn Larsen, General Manager
Namaste Yoga of Kensington
482 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
Entrance on Church Ave. (red stairs/red door)
(347)533-6226 or (347) 533-6227
www.mynamasteyoga.com
info @ mynamasteyoga.com

HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE AT COMMUNITY BOARD 7


FLUTE, BASS, TRUMPET, AND DRUMS AT DISTMAS ACOUSTIC

Hadar Noiberg and Kirk Knuffke
Thursday, November 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Ditmas Acoustic @ the Santuary
presents

flutist, arranger, and composer Hadar Noiberg
with bassist Edward Perez

and
trumpeter Kirk Knuffke
with drummer Bill Goodwin

Hadar Noiberg and Edward Perez will be filling in for Theo Bleckmann, who is taking care of a family emergency.

Admission: $10 per person.

Temple Beth Emeth

83 Marlborough Road at Church Avenue
DitmasAcoustic  @  gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/DitmasAcoustic 

SAVE A LIFE WHILE YOU SWAP CLOTHING

Clothing Swap, Blood Drive, and Bone Marrow Registry
Saturday, November 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

P.S. 139's Parent Association will juggle three events on Saturday: the annual clothing swap, a blood drive, and bone marrow registration.

The clothing swap will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People bring clothing to the clothing swap that they no longer want, and they leave with clothing donated by others. This year, it'll be different in that people will be asked to take away only one bag of clothing. All of the leftover clothing will be donated to people who are in need because of Hurricane Sandy--or a monetary donation will be made.

New York Blood Center's blood drive and the National Marrow Donor Program's Be the Match bone marrow registration will both be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lots of blood is needed because the supply has run so low; the Blood Center wasn't able to collect for a while because of the hurricane.

To donate blood, sign up online at https://drm.nybloodcenter.org/PublicScheduler/GroupWelcome.aspx?Group=62425. Or send an e-mail to Diana at dkfrombk @ yahoo.com.

If you can't participate in the blood drive that day but would like to be a blood donor another day, call the New York Blood Center at (800) 933-2566.

To determine your medical eligibility for donating blood, call the Blood Center at (800) 688-0900.

P.S. 139
330 Rugby Road
between Beverley and Cortelyou roads
phone: (718) 282-5254
fax: (718) 940-1205
http://www.ps139.org

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

Reminder from the 66th Precinct Community Council:
Dear Community Members:

Tomorrow Thursday will be the Monthly 66 precinct Community Council meeting at 5910 13th Ave. 7:30pm. You are invited to come meet Deputy Inspector Michael Deddo, the Commanding Officer of the 66 Precinct update the community on the latest crimes in our community, and what is being done about it. There is also an opportunity to bring any crime issues you may have to their attention. You can also find out about the many different programs available that may be of interest to you.

The event is open to the public so let your friends and neighbors know.

We The Community Council
    President: Marc Katz
    Vice President: Felix Burgos
    Sergeant At Arms: Ari Weiss
    Recording Secretary: Fran Starapoli
    Treasurer: Tony Pedri
    Corresponding Secretary: Mohammed J. Alam
    Assistant Secretary: Hymie Mochon
All residents of the community served by the 66th Precinct are invited to attend. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

Meeting place: Community Board 12 office, 5910 13th Avenue, between 59th and 60th streets.

For further details, call the precinct at (718) 851-5601.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CURRIER & IVES: BRINGING ART TO THE MASSES


"Currier & Ives: 19th Century Printmakers
Who Put Art in the Hands of Ordinary People"
Saturday, November 17th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mass-produced lithographic prints designed and turned out by the firm of Currier & Ives brought art and the myriad of subjects it portrays within the grasp of ordinary people. Currier & Ives produced more than 7,500 lithographs between 1834 and 1907 and sold more than a million copies of them. Ordinary people were hungering for access to art.

Nathaniel Currier founded the company in Manhattan in the 1830s. It was subsequently owned by both him and James Merritt Ives, his bookkeeper and accountant, from the 1850s.


Robert K. Newman, a third-generation owner of the Old Print Shop in Manhattan and an expert on Currier & Ives, will provide an in-depth look at this legendary team.

The talk is free.

After Mr. Newman's talk, Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman will lead a trolley tour that will stop at the graves of Currier, Ives, and other artists from the firm, including Fannie Palmer, the only woman in an otherwise all-male business.

The optional trolley tour costs $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $20 for non-members. Because seating is limited, making reservations is recommended. For more information or to make reservations online, either go to www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call (718) 210-3080.

Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel
25th Street at 5th Avenue
Brooklyn

www.green-wood.com

Directions: R train to 25th Street. Walk up the hill one block and into the cemetery. Free parking is available for drivers.

NO EXTENSION ON UNLIMITED METROCARDS

The MTA won't be issuing refunds or extending expiration dates for seven-day or thirty-day Unlimited Ride Metrocard purchased prior to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The MTA suspended all service as of the evening of Sunday, October 28th, and service remained unavailable or limited on many lines for varying amounts of time. But we do have the memory of two days of free rides.

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS BACK

The New York City Department of Transportation has announced that alternate side of the street parking regulations will go back into effect in most of New York City on Wednesday, November 14th.

It will continue to be indefinitely suspended in severely storm-damaged areas: those in Brooklyn Community boards 13 and 15 and Queens Community Board 14. These community boards include Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, the Rockaways, and Sheepshead Bay.

For more information and maps, go to http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/scrintro.shtml.

WINDSOR TERRACE/KENSINGTON FOOD ASSESSMENT

Two graduate students in Urban Planning at Hunter College are assessing the food resources, needs, and wants of the Windsor Terrace/Kensington area, now that Key Food has closed and residents are holding meetings about forming a neighborhood food co-op.

The students have created a survey that should take only a few minutes to complete: Windsor Terrace Community Food Assessment. Kensington residents: don't be deterred from taking the survey by the absence of Kensington in its name.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

P.S. 154 STILL COLLECTING ITEMS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

P.S. 154's PTA is continuing to collect truckloads of necessary supplies and deliver them to residents of the Rockaways and Staten Island.

The highest priority items are
  • flashlights,
  • batteries,
  • non-perishable food, including
    • canned goods,
    • soups, and
    • vegetables,  
  • baby care products, including
    • diapers, 
    • wipes, 
    • bottles, and
    • formula, and
  • blankets.

But they also need
  • Ziploc bags,
  • disposable dishware,
  • bleach,
  • mops,
  • masks,
  • shovels,
  • dry goods,
  • ready to eat food, including
    • cereal,
    • power bars,
    • granola, and
    • crackers
  • feminine hygiene products, and
  • deodorant. 



Drop-off Site:
 
MMR Room 
P.S. 154
1625 11th Avenue, between Sherman Street and Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
http://ptaofps154brooklyn.org
https://www.facebook.com/PTAofPS154Brooklyn