Tuesday, October 16, 2018


An invitation to parents and children
from a Windsor Terrace entrepreneur

Dear Parents,

My kids, who are 3 and 7, are picky eaters, like many. The older they get, the pickier they get. And the pickier they get, the more concerned I, as a parent, get that they are not receiving enough nutrition from their diets.

It's tough--really tough--being a parent who only wants the best for their kids, especially with a pizza shop on every corner and store aisles full of "healthy" snacks.

So, two years ago, I decided to do something about it. I decided to make the world's healthiest tomato sauce. I enlisted my friend, Maxime Bilet, who co-wrote a book called Modernist Cuisine, which is 2,438 pages on the science of cooking.

We spent hundreds and hundreds of hours studying, testing, and laying the groundwork for what we hope will be an incredibly disruptive product that has the chance to truly improve peoples' lives. The sauce is called "otamot," and it launches in a month.

As part of our launch, we are shooting a video at a beautiful home in Park Slope on Sunday, October 21st. While we have enlisted our friends and family, we are still short on kids and parents. We are looking for picky eaters aged 6 to 9 and their parents, who struggle (like us) with giving them healthy meals as often as we wish we could.

We'll have two taping sessions. The morning session (four hours) pays $100 per family, and the afternoon session (two hours) pays $50 per family.

The film crew will tape parents speaking about their challenges and kids speaking about what they like to eat and don't like to eat. And of course, we'll have plenty of our "otamot" sauce to go around. We'll be making pizza, playing games, and, hopefully, having plenty of fun.

If you are a parent and this sounds like something you might want to do, please visit this link for more information: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/tlg/d/video-shoot-for-new-healthy/6722924950.html

From one Windsor Terrace parent to another, thanks in advance for giving this a read. Feel free to share.


Andrew Suzuka


Andrew Suzuka, CEO
Super Sauce, Inc.
Phone: (347) 497-2537
553 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Monday, October 15, 2018


66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 18th, 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, October 18th, 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 @ gmail.com
website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/66th-precinct.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct or @66precinctcc

Saturday, October 13, 2018


Community Board 7 Monthly Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 17th, 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, October 17th, 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 6 and 13 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.

The following 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 September 26, 2018
5. Adoption of the Minutes of the Public Hearing of October 20, 2018

6. Public Comment
7. Committee Reports:

   A) Capital and Expense Committee (Vote required)
       1) Fiscal Year 2020 Capital and Expense Budget Priorities

8. Elected Officials and 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
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

Friday, October 12, 2018


Craft Fair
Sunday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Crafters will be selling new items, many handmade by local artists, at a Craft Fair at Flatbush Jewish Center on Sunday, October 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At the indoor event, a variety of interesting items will be available, including
  • jewelry,
  • paintings,
  • wearable art,
  • scarves,
  • crocheted apparel for people and pets,
  • quilts,
  • tablecloths,
  • bow ties,
  • baby clothes,
  • vintage comic books,
  • Judaica,
  • painted shells,
  • henna tattoos, and
  • handmade soaps.

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


Gospel Sundays Anniversary
Sunday, October 14th, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Celebrate the second anniversary of Gospel Sundays at Butterfunk Kitchen, featuring soul food and hard-to-find gospel 45s. Guest DJs will include Richard Lewis aka DJ Honky and Adam Lore of 50 Miles of Elbow Room.
The celebration will be on Sunday, October 14th, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Butterfunk Kitchen is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Chef Chris Scott and Eugenie Woo, who also own Sumner's Luncheonette, located right next door.
Butterfunk Kitchen
1295 Prospect Avenue
near Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Prospect Farm Open House
Saturday, October 13th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate the end of an excellent growing season at a community gathering at Prospect Farm on Saturday, October 13th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Activities will be offered for all ages, including bulb planting, composting, music, crafts, tours, and a bake sale.

Open to the public, admission to the event is free, but donations are welcome. Prospect Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so donations are tax-deductible.

Prospect Farm 
1194 Prospect Avenue
between Seeley and Vanderbilt streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

e-mail: prospectfarmbk @ gmail.com
website: http://prospectfarm.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


P.S. 130 Annual Fall Fest
Sunday, October 14th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The P.S. 130 PTA is holding its Annual Fall Fest on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the P.S. 130 Upper School, located at 713 Caton Avenue at E. 7th Street.

Fall Fest is open to the public. Come to Fall Fest, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same!

There will be fun activities for the entire family to enjoy, including a haunted house, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, pony rides, Lego activities, henna tattoos, face painting, live music, and a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexicanos Unidos.

We are especially grateful to Brooklyn Game Lab and Wingspan Arts who will be running a Battle Lab and art table for free.

We have an amazing array of goodies to raffle, thanks to Der Pioneer, Greenwood Park, Union Market, and more. Be sure to get your raffle tickets early!

Baked goods, drinks, and assorted snacks will be available for purchase. All funds raised will be used to support the P.S. 130 PTA.  

"This event is a wonderful way for the community to support P.S. 130 and for P.S. 130 to support the community," said P.S. 130 PTA Co-President Lisa Jackson Zelznick. "Fall Fest is an opportunity to celebrate the season and our community; we are excited to provide a day of fun for our neighbors while also raising funds to support important PTA initiatives, like professional development, direct support to classroom teachers, and improving our curriculum."

Ashley Kreamer Colao and Lisa Jackson Zelznick, Co-Presidents
Sarah Yorra, VP Fundraising
Liz Edmund, Fundraising Co-chair
info @ ps130pta.org

Saturday, October 6, 2018


From The Kensington Stewards
Avenue C Plaza is offering a FREE 45-minute Pilates class on Saturday, October 6 from 2pm to 2:45pm, taught by Judy Thurau of Blitz Dojo at 312 Church Avenue [not at Avenue C Plaza, despite the wording of the above flyer]. Please reserve your spot by calling (718) 851-2425.

Pilates is a physical fitness system created by Joseph Pilates at the beginning of the 20th century, frequently used by dancers to strengthen their core and endurance. The exercises emphasize control, breathing, coordination and postural alignment. 

At a friend's suggestion, Ms. Thurman took up Pilates to recover from a broken ankle. Before that scoliosis had painfully affected her postural alignment for years but found that Pilates relieved it. More than 11 years later, Ms. Thurman has spent time training under some of the best Pilates teachers in NYC and now shows her students how to better organize their bodies through awareness, breath, and movement. Join her.
Sponsors: The Kensington Stewards and Blitz Dojo

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


A Guest Post from Ami Bangladeshi

Dearest neighbors,

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Ami Bangladeshi, a new multimedia series documenting stories within the Bangladeshi small businesses where many of us shop daily.

Each installment of the series includes a short, intimate video interview with a shop owner or employee about their lives outside of work, along with photographs of the shop. During our interviews we ask merchants to talk about their backgrounds, families, and pastimes—the stuff you talk about when you go to the same place several times a week and form an unspoken friendship.

Our main goal with Ami Bangladeshi is to highlight a group of people who add tremendous value to our daily lives without even knowing it. People who are there when we need a specific type of condiment or to be spoken to in our native tongue. We are so lucky that they are still around for us despite all of the digital and chain competition they face.

Even though we’ve have grown up frequenting these shops in the neighborhood, we have always been too busy/too oblivious/too self-absorbed to really know the people who shelve our groceries, ring up our orders, and pack our bags. We’ve rarely gone beyond “hello,” “how much,” or “thank you.” With this project, we are forcing ourselves out of norms and comfort zones, and inviting you to do the same.

Our inaugural story, out now, is from Bangla Nagar at 87 Church Avenue. Read, watch, listen at AmiBangladeshi.nyc.

Samiha & the Ami Bangladeshi Team


72nd Precinct Community Council Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 9th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

At the 72nd Precinct Community Council's monthly meetings with the public, residents and police officers discuss crime and find out what the precinct is doing to prevent future crimes from happening. Learn what types of crime have been occurring, their frequency, and why they can happen.

Members of the public are invited to voice their concerns about crime and tell officers what's on their minds: armed robberies, sexual assaults, home break-ins, burglaries in local stores, bank robberies, drivers who are speeding or breaking other laws, stolen bicycles, package theft, and any other crimes.

Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park are within the 72nd Precinct. Everyone who lives or works within the precinct's boundaries is invited to attend Community Council meetings. Contact the Community Affairs officers at (718) 965-6326 if you have any questions.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Marien Heim Senior Center
4520 4th Avenue
between 45th and 46th streets
Sunset Park, Brooklyn


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, October 8th, for Columbus Day.

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, October 1, 2018


Green-Wood Cemetery's fall and winter hours go into effect today. They are

Main Entrance (Fifth Avenue and 25th Street)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 1st to March 31st, every day
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 1st to September 30th, every day

Sunset Park Entrance (Fourth Avenue and 35th Street)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., every day

Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance (Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., only on weekends and days of remembrance*

Prospect Park West Entrance (9th Avenue and 20th Street)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., only on weekends and days of remembrance*

*Good Friday, Memorial Day, Sept. 11, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, All Soul's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Friday, September 28, 2018


Albemarle Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

For the first time since they began patrolling it in July, the police officers assigned to the Kensington beat will meet with its residents.

At next week's meeting of the Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA), share your experiences and your concerns about neighborhood crime and safety with the 66th Precinct's Neighborhood Coordination Officers for Sector D (Kensington), Shawney Chow and Joel Ramirez.

Let the officers get an up-close look at the people who live in the community they serve. Share your thoughts with them about the needs of Kensington's residents.

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

Two additional guest speakers that evening will be our New York City Councilmember, Brad Lander, and his Director of Organizing and Community Engagement, Shahana Hanif.

All Kensington residents, whether or not they're members of ANA, are invited to attend and participate in this free meeting. 

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Flatbush Jewish Center.

As usual, Foodtown and ANA will provide free refreshments.

Meeting location 
Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center 
Hanid Room
327 E. 5th Street 
at the corner of Church Avenue 
Kensington, Brooklyn 

Enter the synagogue via the ramp on E. 5th Street. Use the stairs or the wheelchair-accessible elevator to go down to the basement to the Hanid Room.


About Albemarle Neighborhood Association

Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) is the oldest neighborhood association in Brooklyn. Since its founding in 1973, it has worked to advance Kensington's quality of life.

ANA meets five times a year. Its meetings are free and are open to the public.

Meetings provide a place for Kensington's residents to address safety, security, and quality of life issues. ANA helps create a safe and stable neighborhood by working closely with its members, other neighborhood residents, city agencies, and elected officials to address key issues.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


From 9:45 p.m. on Friday, September 28th, to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, October 1st, D trains and free shuttle buses will replace F trains between Jay Street-MetroTech and Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn.

D trains will run via the F in both directions between Jay Street-MetroTech and Kings Highway.

F trains will run between Jamaica-179th Street and Lexington Avenue-63rd Street, and via the Q express to/from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center (skipping DeKalb Avenue, days and evenings), and via the D to/from Stillwell Avenue.

For direct service between Stillwell Avenue and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the F or Q instead.

• Transfer between D trains and buses at Kings Highway.
• Transfer between F and Q trains and buses at Stillwell Avenue.

Station Shuttle Bus StopBus Stop
Kings Hwy DMcDonald Av at Kings HwyB82
Avenue UMcDonald Av at Avenue U
Avenue XShell Rd at Avenue X (to Stillwell Av)B4
McDonald Av at Avenue X (to Kings Hwy)
Neptune AvShell Rd at Neptune Av (to Stillwell Av)
W 6 St at Station Entrance (to Kings Hwy)
West 8 St QSurf Av at W 8 StB36
Stillwell Av F, N, Q Surf Av at Stillwell Av


Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, September 30th, 4:00 p.m.

All neighbors are invited to bring their pets, stuffed animals, or pictures of pets to the annual Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, September 30th, at 4:00 p.m. 

Sing along to live music and say a few prayers to peace that are attributed to St. Francis. Each pet will be blessed. This will take place outside on the lawn.

Sean Casey Animal Rescue will have a table set up there so people can sign up to volunteer to walk a shelter dog or help in other ways. Also, meet some of the rescued animals that are available for adoption. 

Snacks and treats will be available for purchase. All donations will be given to Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

Event location
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles
612 Greenwood Avenue
between Prospect Avenue and E. 7th Street

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(718) 871-1615

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


                                               Music and Magic
             Saturday, September 29th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Free story time, music, and a magic show will take place at Thomas J. Cuite Park ("Froggy Park") on Saturday, Sept 29th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Friends of Thomas J. Cuite Park and Partnership for Parks.

You'll be able to make your own magic wand, and crafts and light snacks will be provided.

At 10:30 a.m., Joanne Riel of Flying Teapot will provide music and story time for children under age five. At 11:00 a.m., Brian McGovern (mcmagical.com) will perform magic for all ages.

Thomas J Cuite Park ("Froggy Park")
19th Street, between 11th Avenue and Seeley Street
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, October 1st, for Shemini Atzereth.

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, September 24, 2018


Used Books for Sale
Sunday, September 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

PS 130 PTA to Hold Fourth Annual Used Book Sale
By Sally Skinner

Brooklyn, NY – The PS 130 PTA is holding its Fourth Annual Book Sale on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm at the PS 130 Lower School, located at 70 Ocean Parkway.
The Book Sale is open to the public and will feature a huge array of books for babies, children, and adults. All books are $2 or less. 
The PTA welcomes donations of gently used books from the community. They can be dropped off at the back door of 70 Ocean Parkway (entrance on East 5th Street) on Saturday, September 29, between 9 am and 1 pm. Donations are tax deductible. 
 "This event is a wonderful way for the community to support PS 130, and for PS 130 to support the community," said PS 130 PTA Co-President Lisa Jackson Zelznick. "By allowing neighbors to donate books that we sell at a very reasonable price, we are promoting reading, literacy, and sustainability in the community while also raising funds to support important PTA initiatives, like professional development, direct support to classroom teachers, and improving the school library.” 
All funds raised will be used to support the PS 130 PTA. Baked goods, drinks, and assorted snacks will be available for purchase. 
Sally Skinner
Co-Chair, Book Sale
ps130flea @ gmail.com

Saturday, September 22, 2018


Curbside collection of electronics will be available upon request in Southern Brooklyn as of Monday, October 1, 2018, for residents of 1-9 unit buildings.

This free curbside pick-up service is already available in Northern Brooklyn and on Staten Island. It started as a pilot program on Staten Island in October 2016.

Since January 1, 2015, New York City residents have not been permitted to put electronics in the regular trash or with their recycling. They could only be disposed of by transporting them to an electronic waste collection site or through a manufacturer's free take-back program. Manufacturers of computers, televisions, and other electronics are required to accept their products for recycling under New York State law through free take-back programs.
Items eligible for pick-up include CRT televisions, LCD televisions, monitors, laptops, electronic keyboards, electronic mice/pointing devices, fax machines, document scanners, printers, and other computer peripherals.

It's advisable to erase all computer hard drives and clear your private information before putting them out at the curb.

Other eligible items are VCRs, digital video recorders, DVD players, digital converter boxes, cable/satellite receivers, video game consoles, computer/small scale servers, other TV peripherals, portable digital music players, and other portable devices.

A maximum of twenty items, including no more than five TVs, can be picked up per request.

Schedule a pickup by the Sanitation Department at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/contact/e-waste-pickup-request. Put your E-Waste at the curb after 4:00 p.m. the night before.

Pickups will be done weekdays (Monday through Friday), except on city holidays. Pickups can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.

DSNY employees won't ring your doorbell, and they won't go into your house to pick up items; you have to put the items out at the curb. 

Buildings with 10 or more units can continue to enroll in the existing ecycleNYC free program at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/services/electronics/overview-electronics-ecycle; three free service options are available, depending on the size and type of building.