Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Adirondack Beat
Saturday, September 9th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DJ Kyle Brown will spin rhythm & blues, soul, girl groups, oldies, instrumentals, and more on 45 rpm vinyl at The Adirondack on Saturday, September 9th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Admission is free. 

During Adirondack Beat, draft beers are $1 off, and well drinks cost $4. This neighborhood bar focuses on New York State craft beer, featuring beer on tap, bottled, and in cans, cocktails, and snacks.

Subway directions to The Adirondack: Take the F or G to the Fort Hamilton Parkway station. Exit at the Reeve Place-Prospect Avenue end of the station (the back of the Coney Island-bound train or the front of the Queens-bound train).

Adirondack Beat normally takes place on the first Saturday of the month, but in September, the first Saturday will be on a holiday weekend (Labor Day).

Event location

The Adirondack
1241 Prospect Avenue
between Greenwood Avenue and Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace
(718) 871-0100
theadirondackbar @ gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Adirondack
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theadirondack/

Monday, August 21, 2017


Our neighbors in the Kensington Family Shelter need these items, as of August 2017.

Tracy and Catherine, the neighborhood residents who serve as liaisons between the shelter and the Kensington and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods, sent out this e-mail.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We hope that you have enjoyed a fun-filled, relaxing, and rejuvenating summer! This email includes an updated list of ongoing needs for the Kensington Family Shelter, as well as a special ask for back-to-school.

Back-to-School Event

We are happy to let you know that Volunteers of America will provide backpacks and school supplies for all the school-age children who live at The Kensington. Therefore, we will focus this donation drive on their parents, who are also heading back to school, back to work, or entering training programs.

The shelter staff is hosting a Back to School, Back to Work Fashion Show on September 9th, and will recognize those parents who are starting jobs, school, or training programs. These items will be gathered into care packages for the adults. Please consider donating anything from this list, and please be sure it arrives by Wednesday, September 6 (address below).
  • Single-ride MetroCards (no one wants to miss work or class because they don’t have the cash for the train--these cost $3 and are available only at vending machines)
  • Small notebooks
  • Packages of pens and pencils
  • Breath mints
  • Pocket packages of Kleenex
  • Pocket-size hand sanitizers
  • Small umbrellas

In addition, career wear for women and men are needed. Any very gently used, office-appropriate clothing is welcome. Please package neatly and label the contents (i.e., 2 men’s suits {size 42 long} and 3 ties; 3 women’s blouses, size 12; etc.)

Additional Donation Needs

Due to storage constraints exacerbated by your generosity, shelter staff have asked that ONLY THESE ITEMS in new/unopened condition be donated at this time:

Baby Items

  • Baby Soap
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Conditioner
  • Baby Bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Socks

Adult hygiene (full or travel size welcome; supplies needed for women and men)

  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Soap/body wash

All items can be dropped off any day before 8:00 pm at the shelter, Attn: Uniquia Parker or mailed to the Kensington Family Shelter, 385 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218.

It’s been nearly 2 years since the shelter opened, and we remain grateful and humbled by our community’s ongoing generosity and kindness. Stay tuned for future opportunities to help.

Tracy & Catherine

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Bike Smart
Tuesday, August 29th, 11:00 a.m. to noon

Join Bike New York for a free, fun, interactive presentation designed to teach young people that cycling is a fun and healthy activity. It will also teach them that biking has rules that they should know, respect, and follow.

The session will take place on Tuesday, August 29th, from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

Registration is not required. 

The "Bike Smart" session is intended for children in the 3rd grade and up.


Kensington Library
4207 18th Avenue

between Ocean Parkway and Seton Place
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-0545


Winston Reid, missing

Silver Alert issued 8/20/17 at 3:10 PM.

The NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of Winston Reid, pictured above. He is a 74-year-old Black male from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

Description of Mr. Reid: 6'1" tall, 190 pounds, with a beard and short hair. Last seen wearing black hat, green polo shirt, shorts, and black sneakers.

Last seen on August 19th at approximately 4:00 p.m. in the area of East 21st Street and Dorchester Road, Brooklyn.

Photo: http://imgur.com/MjOPMS6.jpg.

If you see him or know where he is, call the New York Police Department (NYPD) by dialing 9-1-1.

To view this message in American Sign Language (ASL), العربية, বাঙালি, 中文, Français, Kreyòl Ayisyen, Italiano, 한국어, Polski, Pусский, Español, اردو or ייִדיש : http://on.nyc.gov/1ZlUYf1.

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Flatbush Stands Together
Monday, August 21st, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Flatbush stands together. Ditmas Civic stands in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and across America against all forms of racism and hate.

Join Ditmas Civic at Newkirk Plaza B/Q station (map) on Monday, August 21st, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30pm. Bring signs and placards.

Organized in collaboration with the offices of Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams.


Argyle Yarn Shop will donate 25% of the profits it makes today (Saturday, August 19th) and tomorrow (Sunday, August 20th) to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Argyle Yarn Shop
288 Prospect Park West
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(347) 227-7799
argyleyarnshop @ gmail.com 

Friday, August 11, 2017


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Tuesday, August 15th, for Feast of the Assumption.

Parking meter regulations and all other parking regulations will not be suspended.
Parking meter regulations are only suspended on the major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.



A low rate of the synthetic pesticide Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin and piperonyl butoxide) will be sprayed next week in 

part of Brownsville, City Line, Crown Heights, Ditmas Park, East New York, Farragut, Greenwood Heights, Kensington, New Lots, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park South, Remsen Village, Rugby, Spring Creek, Starrett City, Weeksville, Windsor Terrace, and Wingate.
The affected zip codes are
parts of 11203, 11207, 11208, 11212, 11215, 11217, 11218, 11219, 11220, 11225, 11226, 11232, 11234, 11236, 11238, and 11239.
The pesticide will be sprayed from trucks for the purpose of reducing the number of adult mosquitoes and minimizing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile Virus and Zika Virus.

Spraying will begin at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15th, and finish at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16th. If the weather isn't conducive to spraying during those hours or if the equipment malfunctions, spraying will be delayed until Wednesday, August 16th.

The boundaries of the spraying area are
  • 4th Avenue to the West;
  • Ocean Parkway, Prospect Park West, Eastern Parkway, Mary Pinkett Avenue, Lenox Road, Nostrand Avenue, East New York Avenue, Remsen Avenue, Lenox Road, East 98th Street, Riverdale Avenue, New Lots Avenue to the North;
  • Schenck Avenue, Hendrix Creek to the East; and
  • Belt Parkway, Paerdegat Basin, Ralph Avenue, Ditmas Avenue, Avenue D, Flatbush Avenue, Albemarie Road, Church Avenue, 14th Avenue, 39th Street, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 53rd Street to the South.

Watch a truck spraying pesticide in 2012 at http://nospray.org/2015/09/07/watch-how-nyc-sprays-neighborhoods-by-truck-pesticides-you-wont-believe-it.

Before spraying begins and while it's taking place, take precautions to minimize your direct exposure. Also, reduce your exposure to mosquitoes, the carriers of West Nile Virus.

Stay indoors and keep your pets indoors during spraying.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) explains that 
West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause viral encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or viral meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord). 

West Nile virus is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. A mosquito becomes infected by biting a bird that carries the virus. You or your child cannot get West Nile virus from a person who has the disease. 

West Nile virus is not spread by person-to-person contact such as touching, kissing, or caring for someone who is infected.

 New Yorkers can take steps to protect themselves during West Nile virus season by reducing the presence of mosquitoes in their surroundings, and safely using insect repellent.

DOH has published the 44-page "Comprehensive Mosquito Surveillance and Control Plan 2017" and posted it here.

For more information about West Nile virus, contact the New York City Citizen Service Center, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 311. Or check the DOH website at www.nyc.gov/health/wnv.