Monday, June 30, 2014


Kensington Youthmarket
Saturday, July 12th to Saturday, November 22nd,
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kensington Youthmarket will soon embark on its fourth season. Get ready to lug home some of the largest produce you've ever seen ("Giant Vegetables Invade Brooklyn").

The GrowNYC farm stand is stocked with fresh, high-quality food from regional small farms. It's got peaches, apples, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, cilantro, basil, parsley, radishes, beets, carrots, green pepper, red onions, yellow onions, scallions, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, corn, and more, more, more.

It's on Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets, alongside the Windsor Terrace Library.

Young folks operate this market. GrowNYC provides them with important information about health, nutrition, and the environment, provides them with business training, and hones their interpersonal skills.

Payment can be made with cash, EBT cards, debit cards, credit cards, WIC checks, and FMNP checks.

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Compost for Brooklyn (C4B) is Kensington's community composting project and native plant garden. It accepts the community's residential food scraps for composting, like potato peels, apple cores, coffee grinds, tea leaves, etc. It doesn't accept dairy, meat, bones, woody material, lawn clippings, coconut shells, or "compostable" dinnerware.

The open days and hours during July, August, and September are

  • Thursdays, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and
  • the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on
    • July 12th and July 26th,
    • August 9th and August 23rd, and
    • September 13th and September 27th.

Volunteers are needed to help out for just two hours per month. To sign up online at VolunteerSpot, send an e-mail to Natalia, the volunteer coordinator, at snucre @ She will then send you the link to Volunteer Spot, along with more details. 

Compost for Brooklyn (C4B)

Newkirk Avenue at E. 8th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn
compostforbrooklyn @

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Blood Drive
Sunday, June 29th, 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Donate blood to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church's blood drive tomorrow--Sunday, June 29th. IHM says that "No social security number is requested but an ID is required."

The church is at 2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets, in Windsor Terrace.

Friday, June 27, 2014


The Golden Farm workers have a contract!
The boycott is over!

Thanks for sending us the announcement of this excellent news, Occupy Kensington.


The Golden Farm workers have a contract!

Almost 2 years after it first started, the boycott of Golden Farm is over!

Join the workers for a celebration BBQ on Saturday, 6/28, at 8 pm, at 351 E 4th St.

The contract includes paid sick days, holidays, and vacation time and a small raise which takes their pay above the minimum wage for the first time. It also includes a "good cause" clause, which requires that there be a reason for firing an employee and the right of the workers to have active union representation (something the owner, Sonny Kim, deeply objected to for the last two years).

This victory is a testimony to the determination of the Golden Farm workers, the support they received from their union, RWDSU Local 338, and from our community.

Thank you for your support.

The workers asked that we pass on these messages to the Kensington community.
"We the workers of Golden Farm thank you for all your help, thank you for your time on the picket line. Above all thank you for making this campaign a dream come true - a campaign that nobody stopped, only victory." Yours Truly Martin Gonzalez

"Hi, My name is Roberto and in the name of my co-workers from Golden Farm we greet you most sincerely and thank you very much to everyone of you for the unconditional help. This victory is also yours. Thank you to everyone and God bless you."
Occupy Kensington would also like to thank everyone who supported the boycott by not shopping there but also for all the other acts of support:

Thank you to everyone who spoke to Mr Kim or his manager expressing their support for the workers.

Thank you to the lady who went on vacation and left a note for her apartment sitter telling her where the best local takeouts were and NOT to shop in Golden Farm. (The sitter stopped by our picket line to find out why).

Thank you to the local graphic designer who made us very cool buttons and the teenage Hasidic rapper who composed a song for the workers.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the support fund for Felix's wife and children after he died and everyone who contributed to the Xmas toy drive for the worker's kids.

Thank you to the local blogger who wrote reviews of alternative places to buy good fruit and vegetables.

Thank you to the dedicated few who chalked the word BOYCOTT on the sidewalk day after day.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in front of the store for pickets or rallies and to everyone who stopped by to get updates and find out how the campaign was going.

And thanks also to the members of the Green Party, Socialist Alternative, Occuevolve, and OWS Labor Outreach Committee who helped us sustain the pickets over the course of the last 2 years and to the Rude Mechanical Orchestra for visiting us several times.

What next?

The boycott is over. For the workers in Golden Farm, the struggle continues. They have a contract; now they must ensure that Mr Kim abides by it. Occupy Kensington will continue to be in contact with the workers and let Mr. Kim know that our community continues to take an interest in their situation.

Occupy Kensington continues to meet, discuss, and campaign on issues both local and further afield. We have recently gotten involved with the $15 Now campaign, which is pushing for raising the minimum wage to $15.

In Seattle, they have already succeeded. San Francisco will vote on $15 this fall. In Chicago, 21 city aldermen have put forward a call for $15. In NY, it looks as if politicians at the city and state level are moving towards $10.10 statewide with a possibility of NYC being higher, at a maximum of $13.30. We think we should aim higher.


To read about the history of this years-long labor dispute--including attempts at intimidation and efforts to pit immigrant groups against each other--visit the blog "Kensington Community Supporting Justice for Golden Farm Workers" at

If you'd like to join a neighborhood group to get involved in workers' rights struggles and other significant issues of our time, see Occupy Kensington's Facebook page at, whose mission is to have the minimum wage set at $15 per hour, has a New York City branch, 15 Now NYC. Its Facebook page is at


Kensington's milling and paving schedule 
Monday, June 30, to Thursday, July 3, 2014

Monday, June 30th
  • milling of E. 8th Street, from 18th Avenue to Caton Avenue

Tuesday, July 1st
Wednesday, July 2nd
  • paving of McDonald Avenue, from Church Avenue to Caton Avenue

Work schedules can change because of weather conditions and emergencies. 
To find out if this schedule has changed, call 311 on a weekday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Residents with safety on their minds have joined together to focus the attention of city agencies on hazardous streets and intersections in Windsor Terrace. They are concerned about traffic safety and street safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists alike. 

To help this group of residents pinpoint the neighborhood's worst trouble spots, fill out the brief survey that they've put together--"Windsor Terrace Street Safety Concerns"--and posted at They want to hear your thoughts on the factors that contribute to a lack of pedestrian safety, and they want to know which areas you think should be taken care of first. 

This summer, the group will call a public meeting of the community to share the survey results. They'll also be looking for additional volunteers to work on behalf of safety issues. They then intend to get the Department of Transportation and the NYPD involved in improving safety on the streets that you've prioritized.

If you have any questions about this effort toward safer conditions, send an e-mail to windsorterracesafety @

The Windsor Terrace residents who are currently organizing this effort are Archina D'Agostino, Carlyn Kolker, Maria D'Agostino, Chris Thayer, Ryan Lynch, Lisa Perlmutter, and Jessica Foreman. Thank you, folks!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


P.S. 130


TUES JULY 15, 2014
6:30pm at P.S.130
70 Ocean Parkway

The District 15 Community Education Council is holding a meeting Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 6:30pm, at P.S. 130.  This meeting is about the new school on Caton Ave and E 7th St, which will have a significant impact on our school community. (Childcare will be provided.)

One possibility under consideration is expanding P.S. 130 to use both buildings to create an upper and lower school (K-5).  A P.S. 130 upper and lower school would:

·       Keep our diverse community together

·       Relieve overcrowding immediately when the school opens in September 2015.

·       Provide our students with new resources like a gym, science lab, art room, library, auditorium, etc.

We urge as many parents & community members as possible to come to this meeting and help support our school!


The meeting is open to parents of P.S. 130 students as well as anyone else in the neighborhood who is interested in learning more about the possibilities. Meet in P.S. 130 (70 Ocean Parkway) on Tuesday, July 15th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sign up at 6:00 p.m. to make a comment during the public comment period.

Currently under construction, and with an anticipated opening date of September 2015, P.S./I.S. 437 will seat about 750 students. The school will be bounded on the north by Kermit Place, on the south by Caton Avenue, on the east by East 8th Street, and on the west by East 7th Street.


Hey, zip code 11218 residents -- you're the fifth best tippers for meal delivery in all of New York City! You're proof that you don't have to be rich to be a good tipper.

The rankings on are based on data accumulated by GrubHub, "the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company," from March 2013 through March 2014.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Kids get to do such fun and interesting stuff at Greenwood Playground. They have the chance to make paper sculptures, make bracelets, learn to skate, sing along with a singer/guitarist, drum on buckets, listen to a storyteller/storyweaver--and do quite a few other things.

Greenwood Playground is on E. 5th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue, in Windsor Terrace, just a block away from Kensington.

Friends of Greenwood Playground
(347) 497-3490


The Kensington streets being milled this week,
Monday, June 23, to Friday, June 27, 2014,
Beverley Road, E. 4th Street, 12th Avenue,
Clara Street, Louisa Street, and Tehama Street.

Monday, June 23rd

  • Beverley Road, from Church Avenue to E. 5th Street
  • E. 4th Street, from Caton Avenue to 18th Avenue

Tuesday, June 24th

  • E. 4th Street, from Caton Avenue to 18th Avenue

Wednesday, June 25th
  • E. 4th Street, from Caton Avenue to 18th Avenue

Thursday, June 26th
  • E. 4th Street, from Caton Avenue to 18th Avenue
  • Clara Street, from Dahill Road to 36th Street
  • 12th Avenue, from Dahill Road to 36th Street
  • Louisa Street, from Dahill Road to 36th Street
  • Tehama Street, from Albemarle Road to 36th Street

Friday, June 27th

  • Clara Street, from Dahill Road to 36th Street
  • 12th Avenue, from Dahill Road to 36th Street
  • Louisa Street, from Dahill Road to 36th Street
  • Tehama Street, from Albemarle Road to 36th Street

It's possible for a work schedule to change because of weather conditions and the possibility of emergencies. To verify the schedule, call 311 on a weekday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Milling & Paving Schedule 

Monday, June 23, 2014


Q&A with the Sanitation Department
Thursday, June 26th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sanitation Department representative Bruno Iciano will be the guest speaker at the Albemarle Neighborhood Association's monthly community meeting, the last one until September. Mr. Iciano is known for coming up with answers to people's tough questions as well as knowing which city agency or department to turn to for action.

Attend the meeting so you can tell Mr. Iciano about our neighborhood's problems, such as

  • public litter baskets getting filled beyond their capacity quickly,
  • the Sanitation Department removing needed public litter baskets,
  • residents illegally throwing their household garbage in the baskets,
  • businesses illegally putting their garbage in the baskets,
  • businesses failing to sweep the sidewalk or street in front of their building, as required by law, and
  • graffiti defacing public and private buildings and street furniture, in violation of the law.

The meeting will be held outdoors, in the street, on Albemarle Road, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets. If rain is a possibility for the evening, the meeting will be in the lobby of 415 Albemarle Road instead. Bring a chair with you if you'll want to sit down.

Foodtown and ANA will provide light refreshments for free.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Danielle Selig, missing
The NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of Danielle Selig. She is white, 44 years old, from Manhattan Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn, has Down syndrome, and can't speak.

Ms. Selig is 4'6" tall, weights 90 lbs., and has red hair and green eyes. She was last seen in a doctor's office at about noon yesterday (Saturday, June 21st) at Gallatin Place and Fulton Street in Brooklyn. She was dressed in a pink shirt, pink pants, and white gloves.

If you see her, call 9-1-1.


Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety at Ocean Parkway Intersections
Monday, June 23rd, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday will be the one-year anniversary of the death of pedestrian Ngozi Agbim at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Church Avenue. Dialog, proposals, and actions to make walking and bike-riding safer on Ocean Parkway continue as the long-standing dangers of venturing onto Ocean Parkway remain very much on area residents' minds.

At a public meeting tomorrow night, Assemblymember Jim Brennan and representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation will present a plan that's intended to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at Ocean Parkway intersections from Avenue C to Avenue I.

Methods that would be used to help reduce accidents include installing pedestrian refuge islands, upgrading signage, adjusting signal timing, and more.

Neighbors, you're needed at this meeting to evaluate the merits of the plan, comment on it, and suggest alternatives.

Meeting location:
Ditmas Junior High School (Ditmas I.S. 62)
700 Cortelyou Road
at the corner of E 7th Street

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Windsor Terrace Food Coop Monthly Community Meeting
Tuesday, June 24th, 6:30 p.m.

The agenda for the June 2014 monthly community meeting
of the Windsor Terrace Food Coop
  1. Introductions
  2. Elections to the Board of Directors
  3. Park Slope Food Coop Work Credit
  4. The Future - A Discussion

The Slate of Nominees for
the Windsor Terrace Food Coop Board of Directors
at the Annual Meeting, June 24, 2014

Mario Caggiano
Mario Caggiano is an enthusiast with a zest for excellence in any endeavor that he undertakes.

As a proud veteran of 15 years in the NYC school system, he has been a coach and leader to thousands of students. As a Physical Education, Biology, and Health teacher, he has made a career out of motivating students to achieve.

He also counsels children with his New York state certificate in substance abuse and alcoholism counseling certificate (CASAC-T). Presently, Mario is back at Coldwell Banker where he and his wife Michelle work together as "Team Caggiano," recently winning "Agent of the Year" with seven-figure sales revenues.

As a proud Italian-American, Mario likes to spend his time with his wife Michelle and their beautiful children Valentina and Antonio.

Alyssa Ciccarella

Mika Dashman 
Mika is an attorney and a mediator who has lived in New York City for 17 years and in Windsor Terrace for the past 4. She was raised in the Hudson Valley where she developed her lifelong love affair with fresh produce. She has been a member of the Kensington/Windsor Terrace CSA and regularly shops at the farmer’s markets on 11th Avenue and at Grand Army Plaza.

She has enjoyed being involved in the development of the co-op from early on, and is looking forward to helping to bring it to fruition.

Marie-Alyce Devieux 
Marie-Alyce is a proud Brooklyn native who has lived with her family in Windsor Terrace for the last seven years. She is currently a member of the 4th Street Community Garden and board member of the Smart Kids R Us Group Family Day Care.

She is a past board member and Trustee for the Open Meadows Foundation.

Rosanna Gowell
Rosanna Gowell has lived in Windsor Terrace for over 35 years with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. She is currently a member of the Park Slope Food co-op. She has spent her professional career as a social worker and continues to be involved with the NYC Dept of Education.

Mark Horberg
Mark's interest in forming a community food coop started at the first public meeting with Walgreens. He and his wife Risa have lived in Windsor Terrace for several years. He has a background in the environmental field and is currently a manager at the NYC Department of Health.

David Mann
David has lived on Windsor Place since 1985, and has belonged to Park Slope Food Co-op since 1999. Following his retirement from healthcare, he has tried to find lessons for WTFC from other local food co-ops.

Terry Moogan 

Terry has been a member of the Park Slope Food Coop since 1982 and would love to see a coop open closer to her home in Windsor Terrace. She has spent her professional life in various capacities in publishing.

Jack O'Connell
Jack and his wife Gretchen have raised two children and lived in their Seeley Street home since 1985. He has been involved in the endeavor to create a Food Cooperative in Windsor Terrace since its beginning. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees of North Shore LIJ Health System, Media in the Public Interest and most recently as Chairman of the Empire Justice Center of New York.

Christine Petro 
Christine has been a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op since 2011 and has lived in Windsor Terrace for 10 years. She is committed to creating better access to affordable, regionally-sourced food in Windsor Terrace and a community-owned and operated enterprise.

She works as the Director of Education Programs at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and is a member of Community Board 7.

Meeting location:
Knights of Columbus Hall
1511 10th Avenue
between Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street
Windsor Terrace


Granville Shaw, missing

Granville Shaw has disappeared from Lenox Road and Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn. He is black, 75 years old, and 5'5" tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has salt-and-pepper hair.

When he was last seen, he was wearing a khaki shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes, a gold wristwatch, and glasses.

Mr. Shaw has dementia, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

If you see Mr. Shaw or have any information about where he is, call 9-1-1. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014


"PS10 Brooklyn NY Flash Mob, June 18th 2013"

PS 10 Goes Back in Time for Flash Mob 2014

For the third year in a row, PS 10's parents, teachers, administrators, and staff will create a Flash Mob for a fun-filled drop-off time. 

With a theme of "Reflecting Back, Moving Forward," the old school cheer will represent the past, along with various songs and dances. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" will be part of the celebration. 

The Flash Mob adventure will include fence-climbing acrobatics led by a parent who was in the circus, Laura Scott and her amazing Zumba-dancing principals, and...we don't know what else might happen! 

Friday, June 19th, at 8:40 a.m.
PS 10
511 7th Avenue
between 17th Street and Prospect Avenue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


The 66th Precinct Community Council's next monthly meeting will be held tomorrow--Thursday, June 19th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meet Deputy Inspector Michael Deddo, Commanding Officer of the 66th Precinct. He will update residents about recent crimes in the area and will tell us what the precinct is doing to prevent additional crimes.

You are welcome to introduce any crime issues at this meeting that are related to your neighborhood.

Meet in the Community Board 12 office at 5910 13th Avenue.

The meeting is open to the public.

The council meets on the third Thursday of every month from September through June.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


The Flatbush Gardener--Chris Kreussling--will throw open his garden gate to the public for a "Pollinator Safari." Get a free ticket to this rare glimpse into Chris' garden by registering here on Eventbrite.

Chris is offering this guided tour in partnership with NYC Wildflower Week, to observe National Pollinator Week. Who, you may ask, are the pollinators? Birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles, and others. Pollination leads to fertilization. Without this process, we would be without many foods and beverages we enjoy.

On Saturday, June 21st, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, June 22nd) explore Chris' garden on Stratford Road at Matthews Court,
 between Lewis Place and Slocum Place, which are between Beverley Road and Cortelyou Road.

Monday, June 16, 2014


Summer hours at Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera:
  • Saturdays, noon to 6
  • Sundays, noon to 6
  • Any other days, by chance or by appointment

Windsor Place Antiques and Ephemera
1624 10th Avenue at Windsor Place
phone: (718) 986-7615
e-mail: rebecca @

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Gemini Star Sign Party
Tonight, Saturday, June 15th, from 8:00 p.m. on

Geminis! Tonight is an all-night Happy Hour for you at Sycamore. Just show your ID with your birth date on it. The party starts at 8 p.m.

tarot card readings

Sycamore Bar and Flowershop

1118 Cortelyou Road
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road, Brooklyn

phone: (347) 240-5850

Saturday, June 14, 2014


Seventh Heaven Street Fair
Sunday, June 15th, noon until 6:00 p.m.

At least two Kensington residents will display their work tomorrow at Park Slope's 40th annual Seventh Heaven Street Fair.

Sherry Davis' affordable original art and prints will be on display. Sherry can also provide information about custom portraits.  

Jonathan Blum's work includes portraits, ketubot, and murals.

Jonathan has organized an artists section for the street fair, where you can find him, Sherry, and others. It's situated on 7th Avenue between Carroll and President streets.

Friday, June 13, 2014


Luli Tonix Tasting 
Saturday, June 14th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

As of today, Juice Pedaler is partnering with Luli Tonix to sell Luli's bottled blended juices, rejuvelixers, potions, and cleanses. Tomorrow, you can taste them at Juice Pedaler.

You can also, for now, place an order for Luli's cleanses by sending an e-mail to Juice Pedaler. 

Owners Deborah Capone and Nicole Bilu will soon mark Juice Pedaler's second anniversary; it opened in August 2012.

Juice Pedaler
154 Prospect Park Southwest
between Seeley and Vanderbilt streets
Windsor Terrace

phone: (718) 871-7500
e-mail: info @


"Make Music New York" at EzraGuitar
Saturday, June 21st, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

EzraGuitar is making it happen--bringing the free music festival "Make Music New York," now in its eighth year, to Kensington. The festival takes place annually on the summer solstice in indoor and outdoor venues throughout the five boroughs, wherever it's offered a home.

Lend your ears to six hours of a variety of music, brought to the community by EzraGuitar.

The schedule:

785 Coney Island Avenue
between Cortelyou Road and Dorchester Road
Brooklyn, NY 11218
phone: (718) 434-2103
e-mail: info @

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Windsor Terrace Food Coop Community Meeting
Tuesday, June 24th, 6:30 p.m.

A Board of Directors will be elected at the June meeting of the Windsor Terrace Food Coop. An interim board has been serving since the March meeting.

Nominate yourself or someone else to be a director. E-mail your nominations to windsorterracefoodcoop @ On the subject line of your e-mail, type "Nominations Committee Chair, Christine Petro."

The other agenda item is a discussion about the Park Slope Food Co-op work credit requirements.

All meetings of the Windsor Terrace Food Coop are open to the public.


Meeting location:
Knights of Columbus Hall 
1511 10th Avenue
between Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street 
Windsor Terrace

Monday, June 9, 2014


Spring Fling
Saturday, June 14th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At this year's Spring Fling, kids will delight in

  • the bouncy castle,
  • the pirate swing and other rides,
  • the dunk tank,
  • crafts, and
  • games (pin drop, bean bag toss, ring toss).

Kids: dunk the principal, teachers, and dads without getting in trouble!

Everyone is invited--for a fee of $5 per pie--to enter as many pies in the pie-baking contest as they want to, in hopes of winning a trophy. At least one of each person's pies has to have a crust, and pies from stores can't be entered. Turn in your pies by 5:00.

The pie judges will be David Massoni of Talde, Georgia Read of Hamilton's, and Olivier Dessyn of Mille-Feuille Bakery.

At 6:00, the winner will be announced.

Over at the spin art station, everyone can make their own t-shirt spin art.

Local food vendors Dub Pies, Krupa Grocery, Piccoli, and Hamilton's will be selling their wares.

Groove on the sound of area rock bands:
  • The Guitar Mutants (all of the members of the Cruise Control Guitar School),
  • Rock Band,
  • the 5th Grade Band, and
  • Dan Green and His Dive Bombers.

The cost of admission to all this fun is $10 per family. All of the proceeds will be given to the P.S. 154 PTA. 

Spring Fling will take place In the schoolyard of P.S. 154-The Windsor Terrace School.

1625 11th Avenue, at Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace 
phone: (718) 768 0057
fax: (718) 832 2573 

school website:

PTA website: 

PTA e-mail: info @ ptaofps154brooklyn . org