Thursday, May 16, 2019


Flea Market, Seedlings Sale, Free Qigong, and Free Pilates
Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A two-day sidewalk sale in front of the East Fourth Street Community Garden will offer books, clothing for adults and kids, housewares, toys, and knickknacks. Baked goods too.

Sunday's free events inside the garden:

  • 10:00 a.m.: Practice gentle qigong. Its simple sequence of flowing movements, breathing techniques, self-massage, and guided meditation will help promote feelings of balance, relaxation, and renewal. The practice will be led by Marisa Carroll, Certified Healer-Within Qigong Practice Leader, The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.
  • Noon: Bring a mat for a Pilates workshop conducted by Emily Wexler to foster your holistic sense of wellness and power. Her clients have ranged in age from ten to ninety-seven and have come from diverse experiences and backgrounds.
In addition to her artistic work and practicing and teaching Pilates, Emily teaches Dance History/Theory/Criticism & the Poetics of Movement and Metaphor at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia, Long Island University in Brooklyn, and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

All of the flea market proceeds will be used to fund expenses and programs at the garden, which is tended and operated by volunteers.

Events at the garden this season will include

  • an exclusive showing of the award-winning documentary Cranberry Lake, hosted by its creator (and garden member), Zoya Baker,
  • a return engagement by Joanne Riel, whose musical play will encourage children and their families to explore expression, creativity, and learning through music and movement, and
  • a puppet show by WonderSpark Puppets, followed by a finger-puppet-making workshop.

The East Fourth Street Community Garden, located between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue, has served the neighborhoods of Windsor Terrace and Kensington for forty years.

All events at the garden are free; look for upcoming events on its Tumblr blog or its Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Deputy Inspector James King, Commanding Officer, 66th Precinct

Brooklyn's 66th Precinct has a new Commanding Officer (CO), Deputy Inspector James King. DI King has been the Commanding Officer of the 61st Precinct (Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay) for the past two years.

Meet Inspector King tomorrow night at his first meeting with the public. The 66th Precinct Community Council meeting will take place on Thursday, May 16th, at 7:00 p.m., at the Community Board 12 office, 5910 13th Avenue. Read more about it here.

Deputy Inspector David Wall, who has been the CO of the 66th Precinct since January 2017, has been transferred to the 70th Precinct.

Monday, May 13, 2019


66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting
Thursday, May 16th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The public can 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 also 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, May 16th, 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

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).


Contact information for the 66th Precinct:
phone: (718) 851-5611
5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
e-mail: 66precinctcc @
Twitter: or @66precinctcc

Sunday, May 12, 2019


Community Board 7 Monthly Public Meeting
Wednesday, May 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The regular monthly public meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the board office.

Board meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are given two opportunities to speak during the meeting (items 6 and 13 on the agenda below).

This is the 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 April 17, 2019
5.    Presentation by Dare to Run

6.    Public Comment
7.    Committee Reports
   A) Ability and Access (no vote required)
      1. Updates on the committee's internal budget request and MTA NYC Transit ADA discussion
      2. Mission and goals of Ability and Access Committee in 2019
      3. Establish sub committees to address issues related to employment, special education, meetings, and community outreach; Schedule upcoming meetings
   B) Ad Hoc Committee on Census 2020 (no vote required)
      1. Presentation by U.S.Census Bureau on upcoming job opportunities
   C) Economic Development-Waterfront (Vote required) 
      1. Presentation by NYC EDC on excursion vessel activity at Pier 4, Brooklyn Army Terminal
   D) Ability and Access with Education/Youth Committees (no vote required)
      1. Discussion with parents and students on their experiences with special education
      2. What are the next steps?
   E) Personnel/Internal Budget Committee (no vote required)
      1. Updates on personnel work
      2. Updates on internal budget
8. Elected Officials & Representatives
9. District Manager's Report
10. Chairperson's Report
11. Old Business
12. New Business
13. Public Comment
14. Adjournment

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

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
communityboard7 @


Friday, May 10, 2019


The free dancercise workshop for older adults (people ages fifty and over) is back. "While listening to soothing tunes, you will be exposed to light movement, stretching, strengthening, breathwork, and self-massage techniques."

The new venue for the workshop is the P.S. 130 Lower School, across the street from its former meeting place, the Windsor Terrace Library.

The time that the class begins has also changed. At the library, it met on Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It still meets on Mondays, but it now meets from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The P.S. 130 Lower School is located between Ocean Parkway, Fort Hamilton Parkway, E. 5th Street, and Caton Avenue. To get to the class, enter the school through the E. 5th Street entrance.

The class hadn't been held since the library closed for renovations at the beginning of February.

Thursday, May 9, 2019


Weekend Service Notice for the F Train

Electrical improvements will be made on the F line from 9:45 p.m. on Friday, May 10th, to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th.

Jamaica-bound F trains will run express from Avenue X to Smith-9 Streets, skipping Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Parkway, Avenue I, Ditmas Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and 4th Avenue-9th Street.

Travel alternatives:

  • For service to Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Parkway, Avenue I, or Ditmas Avenue, take the F to Kings Highway, 18th Avenue, or Church Avenue and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.
  • For service from these stations, take the F to 18th Avenue, Kings Highway, or Avenue X and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F.
  • For Fort Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and 4th Avenue-9th Street, take the G instead. Transfer between trains at Church Avenue, 7th Avenue, or Smith-9 Streets.


M.S. 839 Spring Silent Auction
Friday, May 10th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

The M.S. 839 PTA will hold a spring silent auction fund raiser --open to the public--featuring a live karaoke band, food, and an open bar on Friday, May 10th, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

The karaoke band is The Occasionalists, a Brooklyn-based group that often plays at benefits for causes that they believe in. The Occasionalists are John Marshall, Barry Stelboum, John Allgood, and Mark Vincent.

The school is located at 713 Caton Avenue, between E. 7th and E. 8th streets, but the event will be held at Camp Friendship, 339 8th Street (at 6th Avenue) in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer to help, write to

Friday, May 3, 2019


Volunteer Clean-up of Thomas J. Cuite Park
Saturday, May 4th, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Friends of Thomas J. Cuite Park invites neighborhood adults and children to clean up Thomas J. Cuite Park (Froggy Park) and playground tomorrow between 10:00 a.m. and noon.

The park is at 19th Street, between 11th Avenue and Seeley Street.

The flower beds and playground flooring tiles will be weeded and the leaves around the fencing will be raked. The city will provide tools and gloves for your use.

The clean-up will take place if the weather is misting or sprinkling but not in a heavy rain.
This is an annual event of "It's My Park," presented by Partnership for Parks, a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

Monday, April 29, 2019


Annual Brooklyn Answer Fair
Sunday, May 19th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
More than three dozen local, city, and state agencies, organizations, and service providers will answer your questions face-to-face at New York State Assemblymember Robert "Bobby" Carroll's first annual Brooklyn Answer Fair.

The community resource event will take place at the P.S. 130 Upper School on Sunday, May 19th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Some of the agencies, organizations, and service providers that will be present are
  • MTA,
  • NYPD,
  • FDNY,
  • NYC Transportation Department,
  • Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs,
  • NYC Parks Department,
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection,
  • NYC Health Department,
  • NYC Department for the Aging,
  • NYC Buildings Department,
  • NYC Sanitation Department,
  • NYC Finance Department,
  • CAMBA,
  • AARP, 
  • Green-wood Cemetery,
  • National Grid,
  • Brooklyn SolarWorks,
  • Brooklyn Lifelong Learning,
  • the Y,
  • Council of Peoples Organization, and
  • Flatbush Development Corporation.

While you're there asking questions and getting answers, you can also have documents shredded for free, and you can sign up for a free mammogram.

Free rain barrels will be given away to the first 100 people who call Assemblymember Carroll's office at (718) 788-7221 or send him an e-mail at carrollr @ prior to the event.

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


Community Board 12 Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12 (representing Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood) will hold its monthly public meeting on Tuesday, April 30th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Public Session
  3. Chairman's Remarks - Yidel Perlstein
  4. District Manager's Remarks - Barry Spitzer
  5. Adoption of March Minutes
  6. Old Business
  7. New Business
  8. Attendance
  9. Adjourn

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

If you have any concerns, questions, solutions, needs, or problems that you'd like the community board to address, arrive at the meeting before 7:00 p.m. and sign up to speak during the public comment period (agenda item 2). You'll have three minutes to present your topic.

Some issues you may be concerned about 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. 

Public meetings of Community Board 12 are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., subject to change.

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

Community Board 12's committees are

  •         Planning, Zoning Variances and City Map
  •         Education, Library, Cultural Affairs
  •         Sanitation & Environmental Protection
  •         Fire, Safety & Police
  •         Health & Social Services
  •         Housing & Buildings
  •         Legislation
  •         Parks, Capital Projects & Site Selection
  •         Transportation & Franchises
  •         Youth & Community Development

Meeting location
Amico Senior Center
5901 13th Avenue, 3rd floor
corner of 59th Street
Borough Park, Brooklyn

Enter the building on 59th Street. The meeting room is accessible by elevator.

Community Board 12's office is at 5910 13th Avenue.
phone: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @

Sunday, April 28, 2019


Popular® Brooklyn Half Marathon
Sunday, May 18th

For a few hours on Saturday, May 18th, the Popular® Brooklyn Half Marathon will shut down Ocean Parkway and limit parking spaces.

The race will kick off on Eastern Parkway at 7:00 a.m. near the Brooklyn Museum. Participants will run past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Grand Army Plaza, enter Prospect Park, run a loop around the park, exit at the southwest corner onto Ocean Parkway, run down Ocean Parkway, turn right onto Surf Avenue, turn left onto the Coney Island boardwalk, and run about a mile to MCU Park.

A three-hour time limit has been imposed so that roads can reopen to traffic as scheduled. Runners who cannot maintain a pace of 13:45-per-mile can board a sweep bus (starting at mile 7, the exit from the park) or they can run on sidewalks.

On Saturday, from 3:00 a.m. to noon, roads will be closed at the discretion of the NYPD from
Park Circle between South Lake Drive and the Ocean Parkway entrance ramp and on Ocean Parkway between the Ocean Parkway entrance ramp and Surf Avenue

Parking is not allowed from Friday at 4:00 p.m. to Saturday at noon.

Organized by New York Road Runners, the annual half marathon is the largest in the country, with about 30,000 participants.

Friday, April 26, 2019


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Electrical Improvements
Friday, April 26th, 9:45 p.m., to Monday, April 29th, 5:00 a.m.

Coney Island-bound F and Church Avenue-bound G trains will skip the 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations.

For service to these stations, take the F or G train to 7th Avenue or Church Avenue and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F or Court Square-bound G.

For service from these stations, take the F or G train to 7th Avenue or Smith-9th Streets and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F or Church Av-bound G.

Monday, April 22, 2019


Earth Day Prospect Farm Windsor Terrace Brooklyn New York

 Earth Day Celebration at Prospect Farm
Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Prospect Farm invites the community to join its annual Earth Day party.

Activities for all ages will include spring planting projects, a scavenger hunt, a lesson in composting, music and sing-alongs, a tour of the farm, and crafts, plants, and books for sale.

Although the event is free, donations will be welcomed.

Prospect Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. 

Since March 2010, Prospect Farm has been a community project development toward producing healthy local food as an alternative to industrial food. Its objective is diversity in food production and membership. It is slowly creating healthy soil through its community composting project and farm without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. 

Prospect Farm is a community association with membership open to all. Members improve and farm the land and sustain ties with local residents, businesses, and organizations. It supports the Brooklyn Food Coalition and other initiatives for food sovereignty and food justice.

Prospect Farm
1194 Prospect Avenue
between Seeley and Vanderbilt streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
e-mail: prospectfarmbk @

Subway directions: take the F or G train to the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station. Exit at the Prospect Avenue end of the station.

Sunday, April 21, 2019


"Imagine If...Community Donations" explains why Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Critical Care Fund needs--and deserves--donations:

It's critical that you care!

A no-kill rescue is expensive.

Imagine If...Community Donations is proud to organize this campaign for Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Critical Care Fund.

Sean Casey is a HERO! Not an opinion, but a fact. If you ever met this humble man, you would be shocked what he does behind the scenes.

Sean has risked his life while rescuing an animal. The most recent episode was an injured swan reported on the Prospect Expressway. Sean arrived on the scene and captured this beautiful, but terrified creature, and brought it to a safe haven. The saga of Sean has been going on since childhood, rescuing any animal in need.

You may see Sean at the Rescue, but he is always busy, taking animals to vets, picking up abandoned or injured animals, administering the proper care, carrying heavy bags of food, cleaning cages and anything needing to be done.

Now it is time that we, the general public, become HEROES. The Critical Care Program is expensive, in fact, it runs $15,000.00 above the other expenses incurred by SCAR.

Our campaign will run through May 14th, please be a Hero and donate, or be a Super Hero and not only donate, invite family, friends, groups and contacts to also support this cause.

Be on the lookout: exciting bonus rewards blasts for all registrants to our campaign.

About Sean Casey Animal Rescue 
Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals.

Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-5163
info @

Friday, April 19, 2019


Greenmarket Windsor Terrace Brooklyn New York

The greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays, from May 5th through December 22nd. The Sunday hours are in addition to the year-round Wednesday hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Among the items sold will be fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, wild-caught fish and shellfish, eggs, herbs, breads, pastries, jams, flowers, and plant starts.

Farmers attending will include
  • Baker's Bounty Breads and pastries from Union County, N.J.,
  • F & G Family Farm Vegetables from Orange County, N.Y.,
  • Grape Hollow Farm Fruits, vegetables, chicken, jams, and flowers from Dutchess County, N.Y.,
  • Haywoods Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, N.Y.,
  • Nolasco’s Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty produce, and herbs from Warren County, N.J., and
  • Williams Fruit Farm Orchard fruit from Ulster County, NY.

Free cooking demonstrations, raffles, and family-friendly activities will be featured throughout the season.

Pay for your purchases with cash, SNAP/EBT, debit cards, credit cards, WIC, Senior FMNP coupons, and Health Bucks. For every $5 that SNAP/EBT users spend, they get a $2 bonus--a Health Buck coupon--to purchase additional fresh fruits and vegetables.

Food scrap and clothing are no longer collected at this greenmarket. 

Bartel-Pritchard Square
Prospect Park West at 15th Street
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn (on the border of Park Slope)


Transportation Department New York City

Alternate side of the street parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Thursday through Saturday, April 25th through 27th, for Holy Thursday (Orthodox), Good Friday (Orthodox,) and Passover (7th and 8th days). All other regulations, including the ones for parking meters, will remain in effect.

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Sean Casey Animal Rescue Windsor Terrace Kensington Brooklyn New York

postponed because of weather conditions;
new date to be decided


Kitten Shower
Saturday, April 20th, noon to 3:00 p.m.

April through late autumn is kitten season, a time when the feline birth rate is high. During these months, lots of kittens are brought to Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR); for the first eight weeks of their lives, the kittens need foster parents.

At SCAR's Kitten Shower, you can enjoy treats, games and prizes, and a fun photo booth while you see if you connect with a kitten you'd like to bring home, feed, and love until it's old enough to be adopted.

If you're interested in fostering a kitten, you can learn more at the Kitten Shower. Or you can send an e-mail to foster @

If you bring a donation to the Kitten Shower from SCAR's Amazon Wishlist, you'll be helping to provide the essentials that foster parents need to properly take care of kittens from the time they're born until they're about eight weeks old.

About Sean Casey Animal Rescue 
Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals.

Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-5163 
info @ 



City Council District 39's 2019 Winning Projects

Expense Projects
  • Trash Bins for Clean Streets, district-wide (4,181 votes)
  • Diaper Changing Stations for Parks & Playgrounds, nine locations around the district (2,214 votes)
  • Sewing Circles for Survivors of Domestic Violence, led by Sakhi for South Asian Women, Kensington (2,176 votes)
  • Train Spanish-Speaking Teens to Be Educators, led by One World Project, Windsor Terrace (1,977 votes)
  • Bilingual Mental Health First Aid Training, led by Muslims Thrive, Kensington (1,892 votes)
 Descriptions of the Expense Projects are at

Capital Projects
  • "Down Payment" on Elevator at 7th Avenue F and G Subway Station, Park Slope (3,958 votes)
  • P.S. 58: Make Greener, Safer, Improved Play Yard, Carroll Gardens (3,272 votes)
  • P.S. 130: New Flooring for Safer Environment, Windsor Terrace (3,052 votes)
  • M.S. 51: New All-Gender Bathrooms & Water Fountains, Park Slope (2,880 votes)
 Descriptions of the Capital Projects are at

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Flea Market and Book Sale (and Plant Sale)
Sunday, May 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A flea market and book sale (and plant sale) will be held at the P.S. 130 Lower School on Sunday, May 5th, from 9:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.

The P.S. 130 PTA's fourth annual Flea Market and Book Sale is open to the public. It'll feature
  • gently-used baby and children’s clothes, shoes, and gear,
  • books for both kids and adults,
  • toys, games, and puzzles,
  • household goods, including small appliances,
  • home d├ęcor,
  • sporting goods,
  • accessories, and
    plants (herbs and annuals).

Donated items are welcome. Bring them to the back door of 70 Ocean Parkway on Saturday, May 4th, between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Adult clothes, children’s underwear and socks, bulky items, or i
tems that are broken or are missing parts can't be accepted. All items should be clean, in good shape, and free of stains and rips.

P.S. 130 Lower School
70 Ocean Parkway
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn