Thursday, January 16, 2020

MARDI GRAS PARTY WILL BRING NEW ORLEANS TO BROOKLYN


        Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Mardi Gras Party and Fund Raiser
                 Tuesday, February 25th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

What promises to be another fabulous benefit for Sean Casey Animal Rescue has just been announced. Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter that has been saving the lives of countless dogs, cats, and other furry and non-furry creatures for many years.


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Sean Casey Animal Rescue is bringing the Big Easy to the Big Apple!

Animal lovers and merrymakers from all over the NYC community are invited to attend a colorful and celebratory Mardi Gras Party at Shenanigans Pub in Kensington, Brooklyn! 


Come celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Southern/Cajun buffet dinner, Louisiana-style King Cake and Mardi Gras-inspired Cocktails. Food and drink so good you'll feel you're in a Brooklyn Bayou!

We are thrilled to have the fierce and fabulous Fiona St. James as the emcee for the evening's festivities!

There'll be lotsa contests and entertainment, including:

  • Doubloon and bead tosses, exciting raffles and a Super 50/50·       
  • “Can You Stand the Heat” Hot Sauce Contest sponsored by PSP Brooklyn. 
  • Mardi Gras-inspired Minute To Win It Challenges 
  • Win prizes: Sean Casey Animal Rescue T-shirts, gift cards, gourmet Louisiana treats, plus one lucky person will win the privilege of naming an animal at the Rescue.

DJ John will spin the perfect Mardi Gras playlist, with a generous mix of rock and dance classics.

Plus, we will present live entertainment by jazz & blues songstress Gina Healy and Brooklyn’s favorite jester, Happy the Clown!
The $30 Fun Ticket covers the Admission Fee, plus you'll enjoy a delicious Southern/Cajun Buffet and traditional King Cake. Upon your entrance we'll adorn you with a mask and strands of beads AND you'll receive 5 raffle tickets.
It's going to be a really fun night....don't miss it!  All proceeds support Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Critical Care Program.
A big thank you to our friends Brooklyn Bark Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for sponsoring this event! 

You must be 21 to attend.
Thank you: Marisha Chinsky, Dean Keim, Jobbi Eagle, James Palacio AKA Fiona St. James, Aaron Love Pesin, Gina Healy, PSP Brooklyn, Susan Cassano and our friends at Shenanigans Pub with a special shout out to Seth

The party will take place on Tuesday, February 25th, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Buy your Fun Tickets through Ticketleap here.

Location
Shenanigans Pub
802 Caton Avenue
corner E. 8th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn, NY 11218


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Sean Casey Animal Rescue is located at 153 E. 3rd Street,
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway, on the border of Windsor Terrace and Kensington in Brooklyn.


(718) 436-5163
nyanimalrescue @ yahoo.com
http://nyanimalrescue.org
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html
https://www.facebook.com/SeanCaseyAnimalRescue
https://twitter.com/nyanimalrescue
https://www.instagram.com/nyanimalrescue

F TRAIN REPLACED BY FREE SHUTTLE BUSES THIS WEEKEND FROM CHURCH AVE. TO CONEY ISLAND



Planned electrical improvements this weekend will affect F train service from Friday, January 17th, at 9:45 p.m., through Monday, January 20th, at 5:00 a.m.

From 179th Street to Church Avenue, F trains will run normally. 

But F train service between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue will be replaced by free shuttle buses. Transfer between F trains and shuttle buses at Church Avenue.

Shuttle buses running between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue will make the following stops: Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue N, Avenue P, Kings Highway, Avenue U, Avenue X, Neptune Avenue, and West 8th Street.

However, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, some of the shuttle buses will only run between Church Avenue and Kings Highway.

For direct service between Coney Island and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the Q train instead.

In Manhattan, transfer between the F train and the Q train at 34th Street-Herald Square.

In Brooklyn, transfer between the Q train and buses at Stillwell Avenue or West 8th Street.





Station Shuttle Bus StopBus Stop
Church Av | McDonald Av at Church Av B67
Ditmas AvMcDonald Av at Ditmas Av
18 AvMcDonald Av at 18 Av
Avenue IMcDonald Av at Avenue I
Bay PkwyMcDonald Av at Bay Pkwy
Avenue NMcDonald Av at 24 Av (to Stillwell Av)
McDonald Av at Avenue N (to Church Av)
Avenue PMcDonald Av at Avenue P
Kings HwyMcDonald Av at Kings Hwy
Avenue UMcDonald Av at Avenue U
Avenue XShell Rd at Avenue X (to Stillwell Av)B4
McDonald Av at Avenue X (to Church Av)
Neptune AvShell Rd at Neptune Av (to Stillwell Av)
Neptune Av at W 6 St (to Church Av)B68
W 8 St Surf Av at W 8 StB36
Stillwell Av | Surf Av at Stillwell AvB36

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH



66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting 
           Thursday, January 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, 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 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, January 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
(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

Monday, January 13, 2020

PARKING RULES CHANGE FOR KING'S BIRTHDAY




Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, January 20, 2020, for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday. All other parking regulations will remain in effect.

Parking meter regulations are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

PUBLIC HEARING ON A THIRTEEN-STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING VS. A HOTEL BY CATON PLACE


Public Hearing on Rezoning 312 Coney Island Avenue
Thursday, January 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Community Board 7 will hold a public hearing about the rezoning of 312 Coney Island Avenue (map) on Thursday, January 30th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The two items on the agenda are

  • 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.
  • 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 feet easterly of East 8th Street.

"Zoning Amendments Sought for 13-Story Building at 312 Coney Island Avenue in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn," published on New York NIMBY on December 26, 2019, reports that the proposed thirteen-story structure would contain 210 residential units with parking for 36 vehicles, the International Baptist Church and its school, commercial retail space, and "unspecified community facilities."

In "Zoning Resolution of the City of New York," community facilities fall within Use Groups 3 and 4. Use Group 3 "serves educational needs or provides other essential services for the residents;" specific allowable uses are described on pages 5 and 6. Use Group 4's specific allowable uses are described on pages 6 through 9 and include "recreational, religious, health, and other essential services for the residents."

The website Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination has details about the City Environmental Quality Review for this application. In December 2019, the Department of City Planning determined that the proposed project would not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.

If city agencies don't approve the proposed building, the developer has stated that a hotel will be built instead. The building would also include the church, its school, and medical offices.

"Repositioning the asset to reflect the evolution of Windsor Terrace" will "add to the area’s steady growth," New York citybizlist wrote on July 18, 2018.

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

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 7 JANUARY 2020 BOARD MEETING (WINDSOR TERRACE AND SUNSET PARK)



Regular Monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7
Wednesday, January 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The regular monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, January 15th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CB 7 covers Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park.
 
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 December 18, 2019
5. Committee Reports:
   A) Land Use/Landmarks Committee (vote required)
      1. Committee reports and recommendations
      2. Review coordinated response
      3. Board primer and comment process
   B) Sanitation/Environment Committee (no vote required)
      1. Presentation from the Department of Sanitation on the Make Compost, Not Trash campaign in CB7 district
6. Elected Officials/Representatives
7. District Manager’s Report
8. Chairperson’s Report
9. Old Business
10. New Business
11. Public Comment
12. Adjournment

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

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

https://twitter.com/bkcb7
https://www.instagram.com/brooklyncb7

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

KORNER PIZZA OPEN ON TUESDAYS AGAIN


Korner Pizzeria is open on Tuesdays again. It had been closed on Tuesdays since last summer, but now it's back to being open seven days a week.

In 2017, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams presented Korner with a Certificate of Recognition "for 51 years of service as a Brooklyn Cornerstone Business."

Korner has been family-owned and family-operated since 1966. It won a Golden Slice Award from Eater in July 2016. See the Eater article "The Neighborhood Pizzeria Hall of Fame Presents: The Golden Slice Awards." 

Korner Pizzeria
226 Church Avenue, corner of E. 3rd Street
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 853-3755
https://www.facebook.com/kornerpizzeria

Menu: https://www.zomato.com/new-york-city/korner-pizzeria-kensington/menu 
 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

FREE PLANT EXCHANGE FOR KENSINGTON AND WINDSOR TERRACE ON FACEBOOK


A free plant exchange/share group was created today on Facebook. Kensington-Windsor Terrace Plant Exchange is located at https://www.facebook.com/groups/KWTPlantExchange.

One hundred people have already joined the group. It's a place for neighbors around Kensington and Windsor Terrace to trade, request, and give away houseplants, garden plants, seeds, seedlings, and offshoots.

Post what you are giving away and what you'd like to acquire. You can also ask questions, make suggestions, and provide links to resources.

Events might include swaps, teach-ins, and garden-ins.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

NEW YEAR'S DAY PARKING RULE CHANGES


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, for New Year's Day. Parking meter regulations will also be suspended.

Parking meter regulations are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

PARKING REGULATIONS CHANGED ON CHRISTMAS DAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Wednesday, December 25th, for Christmas. Parking meter regulations will also be suspended.

Parking meter regulations are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Sunday, December 22, 2019

FREE WINTER CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION


Free Winter Clothing Distribution
Tuesday, January 7th, noon to 2:00 p.m.

People In Need will distribute winter clothing that was collected during its winter clothing drive. Warm clothing, including sweaters, scarves, and gloves, will be distributed to all neighbors in need. 

People In Need is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. Its mission is
  • to provide educational opportunities to the children,
  • to educate people regarding their legal rights and immigration status,
  • to support people and take stand for them against bullying and violence, and
  • to help providing support to the victims of natural disaster.

Location
People In Need
944 Newkirk Avenue
between E. 8th Street and Coney Island Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn
phone: (917) 615-8206
e-mail: peopleinneednyc @ gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/PINNYCUSA

Friday, December 20, 2019

BIG PLAY DATE AND COMMUNITY CHANUKAH CELEBRATION

                             
 
UPDATE: Discounted early registration if you sign up by noon on Tuesday, December 24th. Members: $10 per adult, $25 per family. Non-members: $12 per adult, $28 per family.

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                 Big Play Date and Community Chanukah Celebration
                                 Wednesday, December 25th
                9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Big Play Date, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


The open-play Big Play Date includes a Chanukah-themed food craft with local mother Leah Koenig (author of The Jewish Cookbook, dubbed one of the "18 Essential New Cookbooks for Fall" this year by Food & Wine magazine), a sing-along with Sarah Stein, and art and games.

Light snacks will be served.

Children of all ages are welcome. They must be accompanied by at least one adult.


The cost of the Big Play Date is $5 per child or $10 per family. Pay in advance with PayPal or pay in person on the day of the event.



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Community Chanukah Celebration, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 

3:00 p.m.: Movie
4:30 p.m.: Games for children and adults, cookie decorating, and marshmallow dreidel-making

5:20 p.m.: Menorah lighting
5:45 p.m.: Dinner (dairy/vegetarian with a Chinese touch)
7:00 p.m.: Billiards night upstairs; dreidel game in the Hanid Room in the basement
8:00 p.m.: Lailah Tov

This is open to children and adults, but adults don't need to be accompanied by a child.


The cost of the Community Chanukah Celebration for Flatbush Jewish Center members is $12 per adult and $6 per child age 6 and up. For non-members, the cost is $14 per adult and $8 per child age 6 and up. Register on PayPal or pay at the event.

Location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn, New York
https://flatbushjewishcenter.org/
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 7 PUBLIC MONTHLY MEETING


                    Community Board 7 Public Monthly Meeting
                Wednesday, December 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


The regular monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, December 18th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CB 7 covers Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park.

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 November 20, 2019
5. Public Comment
6. Presentation by the U.S. Census Bureau
7. Committee Reports:
   A. By-Laws Committee (No Vote Required)
      1. Review goals for By-Laws
      2. Discussion on what our needs are
      3. Next steps and next meeting date
   B. Economic Development/Waterfront Committee (No Vote Required)
      1. Discussion on Industry City rezoning application and manufacturing in Sunset Park
      2. Presentation by Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
   C. Housing Committee (No Vote Required)
      1. Community Benefits Agreements
      2. How has this impacted the housing?
   D. Land Use/Landmarks Committee (No Vote Required)
      1. Planning Workshop regarding Industry City rezoning application
      2. Application #C190296ZMK – In the matter of an application submitted by 1-10 Bush Terminal Owner L.P. and 19-20 Bush Terminal Owner L.P. pursuant to Sections 197-c 201 of the New York City Charter for an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section N. 16b
      3. Application #C190297ZSK – In the matter of an application by 1010 Bush Terminal Owner L.P. pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 129-21 of the Zoning Resolution
      4. Presentation by UPROSE on the GRID proposal (Green Resilient Industrial District)
   E. Nomination Committee
      1. 2019 Elections
8. Elected Officials/Representatives
9. District Manager’s Report
10. Chairperson’s Report
11. Old Business
12. New Business
13. Public Comment
14. 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: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb7/index.page
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225


Monday, December 16, 2019

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 12 MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT


Community Board 12 Monthly Public Meeting
Tuesday, December 17th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12 (representing Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood) will hold its next meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday, December 17th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Agenda 


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

The minutes of last month's meeting have not been distributed yet.


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 session (item 3 on the agenda). You'll have three minutes to present your topic.

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., but are 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.


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

https://twitter.com/BrooklynCB12
https://www.facebook.com/BkCB12


Friday, December 13, 2019

FREE OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SING ALONG


Winter Solstice Community Sing Along
Saturday, December 21st, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Raise your voices in song on the first day of winter. Sing along with family, friends, and neighbors at the 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Community Sing Along in Kensington Plaza.

Singer, pianist, and neighborhood resident Deidre Rodman Struck will lead people in song. Celebrate the season and stay warm with free hot chocolate, courtesy of Jimmy's Juice Bar & Grill.

The Kensington Stewards, in conjunction with Make Music NY, will host the free event on Saturday, December 21st, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location
Kensington Plaza
114 Beverley Road
between McDonald Avenue and E. 2nd Street
in front of Walgreens
Kensington, Brooklyn
 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

NO MEETING OF THE 66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL THIS MONTH

The 66th Precinct Community Council will not hold a public meeting in December. Its next scheduled meeting will be on January 16, 2020, in a location to be announced.

The 66th Precinct Community Council provides an interface between citizens and police during its 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.

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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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NYPD66pct/posts/?ref=page_internal

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED TOMORROW



Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspended on December 11th

Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations have been suspended for Wednesday, December 11th, to facilitate snow operations, including the use of salt spreaders, snow plows, etc.

All other parking regulations, including those governing parking meters, will remain in effect.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

MEET WITH THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE PRECINCT COVERING WINDSOR TERRACE AND SUNSET PARK


72nd Precinct Community Council Public Meeting
Tuesday, December 10th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Residents of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park will get together with police officers to discuss past crimes and find out what the precinct is doing to prevent future crimes at the 72nd Precinct Community Council's monthly meeting.

On Tuesday, December 10th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., learn what types of crime have been taking place, their frequency, why they happen, and how the public can help prevent them. The doors will be opened at 7:00 p.m.

Voice your concerns about criminal activity: armed robberies, rape and other forms of sexual assaults, home break-ins, burglaries in local stores, bank robberies, gang activity, traffic safety, stolen bicycles, package theft, and any other crimes.

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


Meetings of the 72nd Precinct Community Council typically take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Meeting location
Church of the Redeemer

4717 7th Avenue
between 47th and 48th streets
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York

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72nd Precinct contact information
Phone number: (718) 965-6311
web page: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/72nd-precinct.page
CompStat report (crime statistics): http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-072pct.pdf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD72Pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct:  https://www.facebook.com/NYPD72pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct Community Council: https://www.facebook.com/72nd-Precinct-Community-Council-1611883092371304



NOTES ON THE SPECIAL FOLLOW-UP MEETING ON CRIME IN WINDSOR TERRACE

  • Four speed cameras were installed by Fort Hamilton Parkway and E. 5th Street.
  • Patrols in the southwestern portion of Windsor Terrace were increased. That is the part that is closer to Kensington and is west of the Prospect Expressway.
  • Safety checks were conducted at the Fort Hamilton Parkway F/G subway station.

The 72nd Precinct's commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, provided that update at the specially-called meeting of the 72nd Precinct Community Council on November 26th.

Those actions and the specially-called meeting were in response to complaints that residents made at the regular-scheduled monthly meeting of the Community Council on November 12th.

Inspector Gonzalez also reported the following:
  • Calls made to the precinct about a caped man proselytizing loudly on the steps of the P.S. 130 Lower School were not assigned a high enough priority. He is working with his communications officers to investigate the slow response time.
The School Safety Officer had called the precinct to report a disorderly person at 12:30 p.m., but the police who cover the sector of the precinct that the school is located in were on a scheduled mealtime. That meant that officers in Sunset Park had to respond to the call. Because of traffic conditions, their trip to the school took thirty minutes. The man left the school's premises after the officers spoke to him.
  • Two students were fighting on Fort Hamilton Parkway by E. 3rd Street. One of them threw a garbage can, and one of them pushed the other one into the street. In the presence of the students, a teacher from Brooklyn Prospect Charter School made a racist comment to the police and told them not to interfere.
  • Two girls were fighting about a boy. A third girl smashed someone's cell phone. The two girls went to the police station with their parents for mediation. They will pay for the phone.
  • Pop-up crews are on the precinct's radar. Crews are not gangs. But they are affiliated with gangs. Crews are comprised of people who live on the same block as each other.
  • Complaints have been called in about scooters being operated carelessly.
  • CompStat reports are misleading. Statistics for theft from mailboxes are combined with statistics for robberies of individuals.

At the meeting, a resident reported a response time of one hour and five minutes for a call she made when she witnessed graffiti being written on P.S. 130. She called the precinct at 4:15 p.m. and again at 4:45 p.m. The police arrived at 5:20 p.m. She also saw similar graffiti on the school building the past weekend. She is concerned about these incidents because the perpetrator might be a parent with a restraining order in place who is not permitted on school grounds.

"Report everything," an officer from the precinct said. If something is not reported, for all intents and purposes, it is as if it did not happen.

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72nd Precinct contact information
Phone number: (718) 965-6311
web page: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/72nd-precinct.page
CompStat report (crime statistics): http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-072pct.pdf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD72Pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct:  https://www.facebook.com/NYPD72pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct Community Council: https://www.facebook.com/72nd-Precinct-Community-Council-1611883092371304


Friday, December 6, 2019

ALL ABOARD FOR THE POLAR EXPRESS MOVIE NIGHT

The Polar Express Movie Night
Saturday, December 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Travel to the North Pole on The Polar Express on Saturday, December 14th, for a night of family fun. Wear pajamas--like Hero Boy did in the movie--and bring a blanket to sit on.

The Polar Express Movie Night, presented by Immaculate Heart of Mary Youth Ministry and the Girl Scouts, will include
  • the G-rated, Christmas-themed movie The Polar Express, shown on a twenty-foot screen,
  • a Polar Express photo booth,
  • hot chocolate,
  • cookies,
  • popcorn, and
  • a special gift from Santa.
 
The Conductor and Santa will also pay a special visit.

There will also be items for sale and raffles will be held.

Doors will be opened at 6:30 p.m. The movie will start at 7:00 p.m. It runs for one hour and forty minutes.

Tickets cost $5.00 each. For a family of five, the cost is $20.00. Tickets are for sale in the rectory, located at 2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets, in Windsor Terrace. 

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