Friday, November 16, 2018

WINTER FAIR AT P.S. 154 WILL BE OPEN TO ALL


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

All are invited to P.S. 154's annual Winter Fair on Saturday, December 8th, from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is free. $1 tickets for games, crafts, food, and treats.

Visit Candy Land and enjoy food and treats, a silent auction, crafts, games brought to you by lead sponsor Brooklyn Game Lab, and a small business Holiday Market.

Stomping Ground Photo will offer family sessions. The 40 session fee will go to the school. Sessions will begin prior to the event. Advance sign-up is required at https://sgp.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=8441015.


Location

P.S. 154
1625 11th Avenue
between Windsor Place and Sherman Street
Windsor Terrace

pta_info @ ps154.org 
 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

NO ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING TOMORROW


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended tomorrow (Friday, November 16th) for snow operations. All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will remain in effect.



KENSINGTON UNITES AGAINST HATE


We Are All One Community: Unite Against Hate
Friday, November 16th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

From Kensington Stewards and Occupy Kensington:
Many of us are deeply concerned by a climate of escalating hate.
Last Friday, an African American woman was brutally stabbed on the subway steps at the Church Avenue/East 18th Street station by a white man who was reportedly shouting racist and misogynist slurs at her.

Only a few weeks ago, a local synagogue was defaced by antisemitic graffiti.
This seems to reflect a trend toward increased anti-immigrant, racist, misogynistic, anti-LGBTQ sentiment and religious bigotry, which we see nationwide and even in New York City.

This is not who Kensington is. For years, we have been a neighborhood made richer by our amazing diversity, where longtime residents of different races, faiths, and national origins have lived, worked, played, and worshipped in close proximity and supported one another as neighbors.


Now is the time for us to stand up and let everyone know we are united against bigots. Our love and respect for one another is far more powerful than their hate.

Join Kensington Stewards and Occupy Kensington on Friday, November 16th, at 5:30 p.m. at Kensington Plaza (located in front of Walgreens at Beverley Road and McDonald Avenue) to bring a message of unity and neighborly love: "We Are All One Community. Unite Against Hate."

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR HOLY NAME


Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, December 6th, 6:30 p.m.

All ages are welcome to come share the Christmas spirit at the 4th Annual Windsor Terrace/Holy Name Father’s Guild Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 6th. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m.

Snacks, cookies, baked goods, hot cider, and hot chocolate will be sold.

Bring your own ornament to decorate the tree or purchase one at the event.

Enjoy live rock and roll holiday music from FULL DISCLOSURE, a performance by Park Slope Performing Arts, and a photo with Santa for a fee.

All proceeds will benefit the Holy Name Father’s Guild Youth Sports program.

Location
Our Lady's Field
entrance on Windsor Place, between Prospect Park West and Howard Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

SNOW ALERT FOR THURSDAY


A Snow Alert goes into effect on Thursday, November 15th, at noon. 

Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended citywide to facilitate winter weather preparations and snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is coordinating with New York City Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow-clearing protocol, and all relevant city agencies have been notified.

DSNY will continue to monitor forecasts and will provide updates as the snow approaches.

All winter weather information and information about the City’s response to the storm is on the city’s Severe Weather website at www.nyc.gov/severeweather or at 311.

You can sign up for Notify NYC, the City’s free emergency notification system, to receive phone calls, text messages, and e-mail alerts about severe weather events and emergencies.

Sign up by calling 311, going to www.nyc.gov, or following @NotifyNYC on Twitter.

The DSNY Snow 101 FAQ is available online here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

KENSINGTON'S 66TH PRECINCT "BEAT COPS" ARE HOLDING THEIR FIRST COMMUNITY MEETING


Community Safety Meeting with Kensington's "Beat Cops"
Thursday, December 6th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) for the 66th Precinct's Sector D (Kensington) will meet with residents at a community safety meeting on Thursday, December 6th, at 7:00 p.m. The doors will be opened at 6:30 p.m. to serve refreshments.

This is the first community meeting the officers will hold since they began patrolling Sector D in July.


The NCOs are Police Officer Viviane Perrone (phone: (917) 854-2293, e-mail: viviane.perrone @ nypd.org) and Police Officer Karol Smiarowski (phone: (917) 834-7962, e-mail: karol.smiarowski @ nypd.org). (The flyer above is incorrect: Officers Hui and Lam are the NCOs for Sector C.)

For the past few years, the NYPD has divided precincts into sectors as part of its new policing model, which it calls "community policing." The four sectors within the 66th Precinct are Sector A or Adam, Sector B or Boy, Sector C or Charlie, and Sector D or David.

The boundaries of Sector D are
Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue to the north, Coney Island Avenue to the east, 18th Avenue and Avenue F to the south, and McDonald Avenue and 37th Street to the west.

The officers will update the community about public safety issues in the neighborhood. They'll answer your questions and listen to your concerns, complaints, and suggestions about assaults and robberies on the street, home burglaries, packages stolen from porches and lobbies, street safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, and any other issues.

Location
The Kensington Family Shelter
385 McDonald Avenue
between Church Avenue and Albemarle Road
Kensington, Brooklyn

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

66TH PRECINCT WILL MEET WITH THE PUBLIC THIS WEEK

66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Report crimes and other policing matters in Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood at the upcoming 66th Precinct Community Council meeting. 

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

At the meeting, the public can learn about the various programs available to the community through the precinct. 

The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It's free, and it's open to the public. 

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 on the third Thursday of the month, from September through June. The Community Council does not meet in July or August.

Meeting location
Community Board 12 Office
5910 13th Avenue
between 59th and 60th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
(map)

To get to the meeting, take the B16 bus to 13th Avenue at 56th Street and walk three blocks along 13th Avenue to 59th Street. To return home, take the B16 on 14th Avenue (schedule).

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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

P.S. 130 PTA TO HOLD 6TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION; BIDDING IS LIVE



From the P.S. 130 PTA:
P.S. 130 PTA to Hold 6th Annual Art Auction on 11/17 | Bidding Is Live

The P.S. 130 PTA is holding its 6th Annual Art Auction on Saturday, November 17th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Lark Cafe, located at 1007 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, between E. 10th Street and Stratford Road (map).

Bidding is open to the public and will be entirely online at tinyurl.com/130artauction2018, beginning today, November 12th, at 9:00 a.m. Bidding will end promptly at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th.

All proceeds will benefit the P.S. 130 PTA, a Title I school in Brooklyn serving over 800 students.

The auction will feature great deals on more than eighty works of art donated by a range of local and nationally-recognized artists, including
  
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto, a contemporary Japanese photographer whose esoteric practice explores memory and time, 
  • William Mortensen, the last of the great pictorialist photographers, recently with retrospectives in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, 
  • Julie Peppito, recipient of the 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship for sculpture, 
  • Scott Teplin, whose work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art (New York City and San Francisco), The New Museum, The Walker Art Center, and The New York Public Library, and 
  • Harvey Wang, who has exhibited widely at museums, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the New York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York. 
There is a suggested $10 donation at the door. Drinks and snacks will be served thanks to event sponsors Wine & Spirits, Le Paddock, Butterfunk Kitchen, and the Windsor Terrace Food Coop. 
Childcare is available for a small fee just down the block from Lark Cafe at Alden Moves. Details are in the flyer posted above. 
This event is a wonderful way for artists and art lovers to support P.S. 130 and for P.S. 130 to support the arts community. 
The Art Auction is an opportunity to celebrate and continue our tradition of arts enrichment at P.S. 130. We are excited to provide a network of collectors for artists while also raising funds to support important PTA initiatives, including our Art Box program, which provides Kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms with an Art Box and Art Caddy stocked with art-making materials that are available for self-directed play time.
For more info, contact:

Ashley Kreamer Colao and Lisa Jackson Zelznick, Co-Presidents
Karyn Anonia, Kate Fermoile, and Gretchen Nealon, Event Co-Chairs
info @ ps130pta.org

BINGO!


Bingo
Saturday, November 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Play bingo at a fund raiser for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Girl Scouts. The event is open to everyone, not just scout families.

Admission costs $5 per person, which includes two boards and one seat. Bingo chips, special cards, markers, and additional boards can be purchased at the event.

Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, and baked goods will be sold. Coffee will be free.

Location
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Sunday, November 11, 2018

DITMAS LIT READING SERIES: AUTHORS READ FROM THEIR WORK



Ditmas Lit Reading Series
Wednesday, November 14th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Jaclyn Gilbert,Gabrielle Moss, Paige Taggart, and Kem Joy Ukwu will read from their work at the next installment of the Ditmas Lit reading series on Wednesday, November 14th, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Jaclyn Gilbert's first novel, Late Air, will be published by Little A on November 13th.

Gaby Moss's book Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction was published in October by Quirk Books.

Paige Taggart is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Or Replica and Want for Lions, and five chapbooks.

Kem Joy Ukwu's short-story collection Locked Gray/Linked Blue was one of the finalists for the 2016 New American Fiction Prize and published by Kindred Books, of Brain Mill Press, in 2018. 

Admission is free.

About Ditmas Lit
Ditmas Lit is a monthly reading series dedicated to showcasing a diverse range of emerging and established writers in all genres. On the third Wednesday of every month (but on the second Wednesday this month), people gather for a drink at Hinterlands Bar to listen as poets, essayists, fiction writers, and storytellers share their work.


Location
Hinterlands Bar
739 Church Avenue
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 633-0550
hinterlandsbar @ gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/hinterlandsbar
https://twitter.com/hinterlandsbar


Friday, November 9, 2018

UNITE TO DISSEMINATE A POSITIVE MESSAGE AGAINST HATE AND WHITE SUPREMACY


Unite to Disseminate a
Positive Message
against
Hate and
White Supremacy

Occupy Kensington Meeting
Sunday, November 11th, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

From Occupy Kensington:

Dear Neighbors and Fellow Activists,

Many are feeling overwhelmed, angry, sad, or perplexed after the recent spate of violence, fueled by racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant, anti Muslim, and antisemitic rhetoric.

A few weeks ago, in Queens, white supremacists from The Vanguard posted flyers telling residents it was their "Civic Duty" to turn in "illegal aliens" to ICE—chillingly reminiscent of similar tactics used during the rise of Nazi Germany.

Since then, of course, there has been the more widely-publicized attempted violence against prominent critics of the President, the synagogue massacre, and the shooting of two random African Americans by a racist who tried and failed earlier to enter a black church.

While it may take years to build anew at a national level, there is much we can and should do immediately as a neighborhood. When white supremacist fliers appeared in Queens, Make The Road by Walking, which has a Queens branch, replaced the offending fliers with their own. City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer took to Twitter with a video of himself tearing down one of The Vanguard’s signs.

These swift counter measures made CNN News and were doubtless empowering for the neighborhood. Such responses also send a message of neighborhood unity to white supremacists.

Occupy Kensington is well-situated to mobilize in the event of a similar incident here. Not only is much of our membership well-educated on immigration issues but we also have hands-on experience from two flier-posting/distribution campaigns.

Please join other Occupy Kensington members for a meeting on Sunday, November 11th, at 7:30 p.m., at 309 E. 5th Street. Bring your thoughts on confronting the current situation at a neighborhood level as well as ideas on (a) an immediate flier posting to boost morale and promote neighborhood solidarity and/or unity around pro-immigrant, anti-racist values and (b) a preparedness plan for rapid response in the event of an incident (including, but not restricted to, our own flier posting).

We look forward to seeing you!
In Solidarity!


Sunday 11/11 @7:30
309 E. 5th Street

Bring your ideas &
commitment to a more
just and loving world!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

GRAND OPENING OF FLORAL DESIGN STUDIO AND STORE






Grand Opening of Honey and Moss
Saturday, November 10th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The boutique floral design studio and store Honey and Moss will have its grand opening on Saturday, November 10th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Check out the large selection of carry-away bouquets, arrangements, plants, and succulents.

Wine and snacks will be served.

The first twenty people to arrive will receive free swag bags.

The studio creates custom floral designs for any occasion or event, and they deliver in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Location
Honey and Moss Floral Design
276 Prospect Park West
between 17th and 18th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

(917) 319-6849
pam @ honeyandmoss.com
@honeyandmoss
https://www.facebook.com/honeyandmoss

TOWN HALL ON PUBLIC SAFETY AT OCEAN PARKWAY/PROSPECT EXPRESSWAY/CHURCH AVENUE


Town Hall on Public Safety at
 Ocean Parkway/Prospect Expressway/Church Avenue
Monday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

After a truck driver struck and killed a pedestrian last spring at the Ocean Parkway/Prospect Expressway/Church Avenue intersection, Councilmember Brad Lander and Assemblymember Robert Carroll held a Town Hall about the deadly location.

The Town Hall was held in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) so that the two agencies could get feedback from the community.


Decisions about the Prospect Expressway, a state highway, are made by the New York State Department of Transportation. On the other hand, Ocean Parkway and Church Avenue are city roads regulated by the New York City Department of Transportation. So when changes and improvements are needed, the two agencies are required to collaborate for the common good.

The agencies had implemented some short-term actions, such as adding missing speed limit signs and adding more signals on the approach to Church Avenue.

NYCDOT and NYSDOT have now finished their phase of data collection. They've put together a report with traffic safety measures that they'll share with the community at a public Town Hall. After the community hears
DOT's recommendations, DOT will answer questions and listen to feedback. 

The Town Hall will take place on Monday, November 19th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the P.S. 130 Upper School.
 

If you have any further questions or concerns about the intersection , contact Megan Flynn in Councilmember Lander's office at mflynn @ council.nyc.gov or (718-499-1090.

Location
P.S. 130 Upper School
713 Caton Avenue
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

JOB OPENINGS AT WINDSOR TERRACE FOOD COOP


If you're looking for some satisfying part-time work in the neighborhood, you might be interested in becoming a store manager at the Windsor Terrace Food Coop.

Store managers oversee the store during hours of operation. They'll be engaged on a full-day or a part-day basis. Duties include

  • supervision of coop members on their shifts,
  • training of coop members to perform their duties,
  • record keeping,
  • accepting vendor deliveries, as appropriate, and
  • assisting with ordering/purchasing.

The exact duties of the store managers may vary, depending on the requirements on the day the store is being managed.
All managers will be appropriately trained for their roles.

Compensation is $20 per hour.

The days that the coop is open are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

If you or someone you know is interested, send an e-mail to the coop at wtfc825 @ icloud.com 


The Windsor Terrace Food Coop is located at 825 Caton Avenue, at the corner of E. 8th Street in Windsor Terrace, on the Kensington border. It opened in March 2015.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NO ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING ON VETERANS DAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, November 12th, for Veterans Day (Observed).

All other regulations, including parking meter regulations, will be in effect. Those are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Monday, November 5, 2018

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 7 NOVEMBER MEETING



Community Board 7 Monthly Public Meeting
Wednesday, November 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The regular monthly board meeting of Community Board 7, which represents Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park, will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The board's monthly meetings are open to the public.

Every neighborhood in New York City is represented by an all-volunteer community board. They serve as each neighborhood's liaison to city agencies. Board members are appointed by the neighborhood's city councilperson and the borough president.

At the Community Board 7 meeting, members of the public are invited to comment on any issue during the two Public Comment periods (items 5 and 12 on the agenda). 

Some issues that you might want to bring to the board's attention are
  •     pedestrian safety,
  •     traffic congestion,
  •     housing,
  •     land use and zoning,
  •     construction sites,
  •     outdoor lighting,
  •     potholes,
  •     sanitation,
  •     libraries,
  •     crime,
  •     police presence,
  •     graffiti,
  •     social services,
  •     rodents,
  •     trash collection,
  •     public litter baskets, and
  •     street and sidewalk conditions.

Proposed Agenda

1. The Pledge of Allegiance
2. Opening of the meeting
3. Adoption of the agenda
4. Adoption of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of October 17, 2018
5. Public Comment 


6. Committee Reports:

   A) Personnel/Internal Budget Committee
       1) Goal of the Committee

       2) Personnel: What do we know and what do we need to know
       3) Identifying criteria and process for the committee spending proposals
       4) Exploring tools and developing criteria for a performance review
   B) Ability and Access Committee
       1) Improving hearing access at CB7 meetings
       2) Disability Awareness meetings with local BIDs
       3) Bus stop benches project
       4) Areas of collaboration with other CB7 committees
       5) Next steps for committee outreach to the community
   C) Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness Issues
        1) Discussion with the Department of Homeless Services about how the homeless in the community are served and how to contact the agency managers in charge
       2) Arrange for a committee member to attend upcoming DHS community advisory meetings and discuss strategies for setting up CAC’s where there are none
       3) Establish an action plan for creating liaisons between our committee and shelter management


7. Elected Officials and Representatives
8. District Manager’s Report
9. Chairperson’s Report
10. Old Business
11. New Business
12. Public Comment
13. Adjournment


Location
Community Board 7 Office
4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
e-mail: bk07 @ cb.nyc.gov
website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb7/index.page
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7-195263140637225