Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Pastrami Pop Up at Della
Saturday, October 24th, noon

Treat yourself to a Friedman's pastrami sandwich outside of Della Restaurant & Bar on Saturday, October 14th, from noon until the sandwiches run out.

The pastrami is made from premium Wagyu (Japanese beef cattle) brisket supplied by D'Artagnan. 
$20 buys a pastrami sandwich with chips, cole slaw, and dressings.
All proceeds will be donated to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States.

Della Restaurant & Bar
1238 Prospect Avenue
at Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

(718) 633-0249
info @ DellaRestaurant.com

Sunday, October 18, 2020


Clothing Donation Drop-off
Sunday, October 25th, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.
Donate gently-used clothing to Society of Saint Vincent De Paul when its clothing truck is in front of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Sunday, October 25th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 4th and E. 5th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn


Outdoor Quilt Show
Saturday, October 24th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rain Date: Saturday, October 31st, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
The Brooklyn Quilters Guild will display forty-eight 36" x 36" quilts on the fence surrounding Holy Name of Jesus Church in a free exhibit on Saturday, October 24th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Maya Angelou's words inspired the quilters: “Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” The quilts incorporate the colors of the rainbow.
"Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was one of the most renowned and celebrated voices in American literature. She was a poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, dancer, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist." (Maya Angelou Papers, New York Public Library) 
Starting at the corner of Prospect Park West and Windsor Place, view the quilts by walking down Windsor Place and around the corner to Howard Place.
Masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed.
The rain date for the show is the following Saturday, October 31st, also from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Holy Name Church
245 Prospect Park West
between Prospect Avenue and Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn 

Saturday, October 17, 2020


Halloween Mask-erade: A Kensington Dog Run Meet-and-Greet
Saturday, October 31st, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Dogs and their humans are invited to attend the first Kensington Dog Run Association Meet-and-Greet on Saturday, October 31st, at 5:00 p.m. The event will feature tricks, treats, and information on how to get involved with the Kensington Dog Run Association.
Wear a costume and enjoy an evening of Halloween fun. You're welcome to stay until the dog run closes at 10:00 p.m.
Safety protocols for mask-wearing and social distancing must be followed. 
The Kensington Dog Run Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group of neighbors who persistently fought for a dog run for several years and found a home for it in Brooklyn's Prospect Park Parade Ground.

Kensington Dog Run
397A Coney Island Avenue
between Kermit Place and Caton Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

Friday, October 16, 2020


Community Board 7 Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 21st, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The regular monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7 will be held online via Webex on Wednesday, October 21st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CB 7 includes Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park.

To attend, register prior to the meeting at https://bit.ly/3dCEwEY.

Details about rezoning 312 Coney Island Avenue by Park Circle-Machate Circle are posted at https://karmabrooklyn.blogspot.com/2020/01/public-hearing-on-thirteen-story.html.

Information about Greenwood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Residence & Gatehouse submission to the Landmarks Preservation Commission is posted at https://karmabrooklyn.blogspot.com/2020/09/submission-to-landmarks-preservation.html.

Proposed Agenda
1. Opening of the meeting
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. Adoption of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of September  16, 2020
4. Public Comment
5. Committee Reports:
A) By-Laws Committee (No Vote Required)
October 01, 2020
1) Review feedback comments on by-law amendments from the September board meeting
2) Finalize amendments for the October board meeting
B) Public Safety (Vote Required) (Tabled from last month)
1) New liquor license application for 2020 Nightclub LLC located at 225 47th Street
C) Economic Development-Waterfront Committee (No Vote Required)
1) Presentation from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs on the Percent For Art Commission at the Bush Terminal MiNy Campus located at 13 42nd Street.
2) Presentation by the Department of City Planning: Brief overview on the NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan
D) Land Use/Landmarks Committee (Vote Required) (Tabled from last month)
1) Application #C200092 ZMK – 312 Coney Island Avenue – Change from a C8-2 District to an R8A District bounded by Ocean Parkway, Park Circle-Machate Circle, Coney Island Avenue, Caton Place and a line 150 feet easterly of East 8th Street
2) Establish within the proposed R8A District a C2-4 District bounded by Ocean Parkway, Park Circle-Machate Circle, Coney Island Avenue, Caton Place and a line 150 East 8th Street
September 30, 2020
1) Greenwood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Residence & Gatehouse submission to the Landmarks Preservation Commission
October 05, 2020
1) Discussion on 737 4th Avenue Rezoning
E) Personnel/Internal Budget Committee (No Vote Required)
1) 2020 Budget Review
2) 2021 Projected Budget Review
3) Personnel
F) Capital & Expense Budget Committee (Vote Required)
1) Discussion on Fiscal Year 2022 Capital & Expense Budget Priorities
6. Elected Officials/Representatives
7. District Manager’s Report
8. Chairperson’s Report
9. Old Business
10. New Business
11. Adjournment

Community Board 7 Office 
4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street) (map)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Accessible via the B35 bus, or the B16 bus to the B11, or the F train to the R 
phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142

Tuesday, October 13, 2020



Deputy Inspector James King
66th Precinct Community Council
Thursday, October 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The 66th Precinct Community Council will hold its monthly public meeting online this Thursday, October 15th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The meeting is free, and it's open to the public. 

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At the meeting, the public can report crimes in Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood as well as any policing matters.

The 66th Precinct's commanding officer, Deputy Inspector James King, will update residents on recent crimes in those neighborhoods, but the input of people who live within the boundaries of the precinct is essential.

Boundaries of the 66th Precinct:

The purpose of the 66th Precinct Community Council is to provide the critical interface between citizens and police through regular monthly meetings. Meetings are normally held monthly from September through June.


Contact information for the 66th Precinct:
phone: (718) 851-5611
5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com
website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/66th-precinct.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct or @66precinctcc


CB14 October Board Meeting:
Tuesday, 10/13 @ 6:30 PM
The community is invited to join Brooklyn Community Board 14 online this evening for the CB14 October monthly board meeting. Click here to view meeting the agenda. You are invited to watch the meeting live on the CB14 Youtube channel. If you wish to make a comment or an announcement at the meeting, please email info@cb14brooklyn.com to request the Webex link.
Click Here to Watch the CB14 Meeting


Our mailing address is:
Brooklyn Community Board 14
810 East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 718-859-6357
Email: info@cb14brooklyn.com
Web: www.cb14brooklyn.com

Community Board 12 Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The monthly public board meeting will be shown online on YouTube. If you wish to make a comment or an announcement at the meeting, please email info @ cb14brooklyn.com to request the Webex link.
1. Call To Order
2. Minutes
3. District Manager’s Report
4. Chairman’s Report:
A) Recommendation – 2328 Olean Street, Block 7677, Lot 78, Bsa Calendar No. 2020-50-Bz
5. Topical Committees – Reports And Items:
A) Human Services
B) Community Environment
C) Transportation
D) Education, Libraries And Cultural Affairs
E) Youth Services
F) Public Safety.
6. Public Session
7. Adjournment

Thursday, October 8, 2020



Alternate side of the street parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Saturday through Monday, October 10th through 12th, for Shemini Atzereth, Simchas Torah, and Columbus Day.
All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will remain in effect.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020


The East 4th Street Community Garden has partnered with Big Reuse, which will be picking up the garden's food scraps and processing them into compost at Big Reuse's Salt Lot site in Gowanus.
The public is welcome to drop off food scraps in the green toters in the garden's compost area on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon until November 21st.
From the garden's Tumblr page:
East 4th Street Community Garden 2020 Compost Rules 

Thank you for composting at the East 4th Street Community Garden and following our rules and best practices.

Drop off during open hours (through November 21)

  • Wednesday 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am – noon
No more than 18 people are allowed in the garden at one time, so you may have to wait to enter.


  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags
  • Egg shells
  • Food-soiled paper towels or napkins
  • Bread and grains (nothing with oil!)
  • Shredded newspaper or brown paper


  • Meat or fish scraps
  • Anything with fats, grease or oil
  • Cheese or dairy products
  • Pesticide-treated plants, grass clippings, pest-infested plants
  • Twisty ties, rubber bands, fruit stickers
  • Bioplastics (compostable bags, compostable cutlery, compostable cups)
  • Paper take out containers or produce trays
  • Non-compostable materials such as plastic, metals or glass 


  • Remove any fruit and vegetable plastic labels, twisty ties or rubber bands.
  • Make sure your food scraps are chopped into 2-3” chunks. 
  • Please deposit your food scraps in the green toters.
  • Throw away any plastic bags, including compostable biobags, at the front gate trash area. Or better yet, bring your food scraps in a reusable container.


Wear masks and gloves when handling compost bins>.

  • Allow 6 feet of space between you and another person in the compost area.
  • If we get overwhelmed, we can suspend collection with no advance notice to ensure sanitary conditions in our garden. 


  • This is a volunteer run site with limited space. We do not have the capacity to fill the void of the suspended City run organics programs. 
  • Our compost committee is actively working to create sustainable compost capacity to serve our neighborhood.  

Please follow us on Facebook @East Fourth Street Community Garden. If you drop off food scraps on a regular basis, we would appreciate your help processing compost when we will welcome volunteers once again.

Contact elizabeth_royzman@yahoo.com with any questions.
East 4th Street Community Garden
173 E. 4th Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue

Friday, October 2, 2020


UPDATE: EVENT CANCELED. The Parks Department has canceled the October 12th cleanup of Ocean Parkway. Ir has canceled all events in red and orange COVID-19 zones.
Ocean Parkway Community Cleanup
Monday, October 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The next community cleanup of beautiful, historic Ocean Parkway will take place on Monday, October 12th (a federal holiday), from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Kensington Stewards (TKS), the Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA), and the Ocean Parkway Community Development Corporation (OPCDC) will co-sponsor it, along with the New York City Parks Department.
The Parks Department, TKS, and ANA will provide grabbers, rakes, and gloves for picking up the litter and garbage bags to stash it in.

After meeting on the east side of the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Beverley Road (the side of Ocean Parkway that's closer to E. 7th Street) at 9:00 a.m., volunteers will clean up the east side of Ocean Parkway, between Beverley Road and Avenue C. Join them at any time between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Wear a mask, and be mindful of social distancing.
If you have any questions, e-mail them to Pete Gomori at peter.gomori@gmail.com.


Introduction to Mindfulness with Ramit Kreitner (Online)
Saturdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 7:00 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.

Ramit Kreitner of Jaya Yoga Center--based in Windsor Terrace and Park Slope--will lead an online Introduction to Mindfulness series.
The series is presented on a sliding scale basis. The suggested donation is as follows:

Option A: $40 ($10 for each class)
Option B: $60 ($15 for each class)
Option C: $80 ($20 for each class).

Teaching fees will be donated to Kensington-Windsor Terrace Mutual Aid, a network of "Neighbors Supporting Neighbors in Brooklyn, New York."

Each of the four 65-minute classes will include a short talk, meditation instruction, and practice as well as time for questions and discussion.
If you have any questions, contact the studio at namaste @ jayayogacenter.com.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020



Prospect Farm in Windsor Terrace has announced that compost can once again be dropped off there on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon. May 9th was the last day that drop-offs were accepted because the garden had received an overwhelming amount of compost. Sanitation Department curbside pick-ups are suspended through June 30, 2021.

After a pandemic-related hiatus, Prospect Farm is now back to collecting our neighborhood's food scraps, diverting them from landfills, and making healthy and fertile compost to feed our local soils. 
Every Saturday between 11am and 12pm
1194 Prospect Ave (below the Seely St bridge)
Mask wearing and physical distancing guidelines will be enforced so please be respectful.
Please only bring accepted materials, as listed below, to be donated to Prospect Farm and be sure to remove any produce stickers, rubber bands, and twist ties from your scraps before dumping them.
Fruit and vegetable scraps
Coffee grounds and filters
Paper tea bags
Egg and nut shells
Food-soiled paper towels and napkins
Bread and grains
Shredded newspaper
Sawdust and wood shavings from untreated wood
Stale beans, flour, and spices
Cut or dried flowers
Houseplants and potting soil
BPI-Certified compostable plastics
NOT accepted:
Meat or fish scraps
Cheese or dairy products
Fats, grease, oil, or oily foods
Cat or dog feces
Kitty litter
Colored or glossy paper
Sawdust made from pressure-treated plywood or lumber
Coal or charcoal ashes
Non-compostable materials like plastic, metals, or glass
Diseased or insect-infested houseplants and soil
Biodegradable plastics
Reopening and expanded capacity for composting with Prospect Farm is thanks to a new partnership with Big Reuse in Gowanus. 
Find all of this info and more on the website: https://prospectfarm.org/composting.
You can also join the newsletter to receive updates on the garden, volunteer opportunities, and/or our composting work: http://bit.ly/PFcompost.
Please donate to keep this service and garden running: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NXFFB9J4SQN92.