Wednesday, January 27, 2016

GOOD MUSIC WITH A GOOD BEAT


Adirondack Beat
Saturday, February 6th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DJ Kyle Brown will spin oldies, instrumentals, soul, and doo-wop on 45 rpm vinyl for two solid hours on a new day and at a new time: Adirondack Beat will be presented on the first Saturday of each month, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Adirondack is a neighborhood bar with a focus on New York State craft beer. It features beer on tap, bottled, and canned, cocktails, and snacks.

By subway: F or G train to the Fort Hamilton Parkway station. Get out at the Reeve Place-Prospect Avenue exit (back of Coney Island-bound train, front of Queens-bound train).

Event location
 

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

TRASH COLLECTION RESUMES THURSDAY

The Department of Sanitation will start collecting trash and recyclables on Thursday, January 28th. Starting tonight (Wednesday), place your trash and recyclables at curbside, following your normal collection schedule. Because of the backlog in trash collection and ongoing snow operations, expect some delays in collection.

Make sure that Sanitation Department employees can easily get to your trash by clearing any snow surrounding it.


LIBRARY NEEDS FACEBOOK LIKES FOR A CHILDREN'S LITERARY GARDEN


If enough people click "Like," the Windsor Terrace Library could get funding from BKLYN Incubator to create a Children's Literary Garden.

BKLYN Incubator is going to provide money to a Brooklyn Public Library branch for a new community program. Help the Windsor Terrace Library's program win the money by clicking "Like" and commenting by Wednesday, February 3rd.

A description of the Windsor Terrace Library's program:

"The inspiration for this program comes from literature. We hope to plant a love of reading. From Greek myths to Shakespeare to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, plants have always played an important role in works of literature.
The goal of the program is to create a children’s literary garden that is filled with flowers and plants mentioned in works of literature. The Children’s Literary Garden is a program that incorporates plant care and reading."

The Windsor Terrace Library will partner with GreenWorks Team for this project.


To vote for the WT Library's project, go to
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153748528380250.1073741836.8544515249&type=1 and vote for Children's Literary Garden. Actually, all that's visible on the page is "ildren’s erary arden." The project is in the top row, third from the left--but the order that the projects are listed in might change.


Monday, January 25, 2016

DONATION WISH LIST FOR SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE


Stand Up For Pits Donation Drive
Saturday, April 30th, noon to 5:00 p.m.

All supplies donated during the Stand Up For Pits Donation Drive will go directly to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR). Last year, the donation drive raised over $25,000 worth of shelter supplies nationwide. This year's goal is to double that amount.

Set aside supplies now to drop off at SCAR on April 30th. These simple supplies and that one effort makes all the difference in the world to shelter animals.


Drop-off Location
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn

(718) 436-5163 
e-mail: info @ nyanimalrescue . org
website: http://nyanimalrescue.org 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeanCaseyAnimalRescue
adoptable pets on Petfinder: 
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=NY637 
home page on Petfinder:
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html


SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.

TRIVIA NIGHT TONIGHT



Get free drinks if you win.

Pop's Wings won't be able to get through the snow to be there tonight.

Location
Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop
1118 Cortelyou Road 
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

(347) 240-5850 
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com
http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/sycamore.brooklyn
https://twitter.com/SycamoreBklyn 
http://instagram.com/sycamoreflowershopbar

Sunday, January 24, 2016

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENSION EXTENDED


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended from Monday, January 25th, through Friday, January 29th, to facilitate snow removal. Regulations are normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned.

All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

ALTERNATE PARKING FOR SNOW ON JANUARY 25TH


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, January 25th, to facilitate snow removal. Regulations are normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned.

All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

HEALTH WARNING ABOUT DOLE PACKAGED SALADS


Dole Salad Company has informed Foodtown that it is voluntarily withdrawing from the market all Dole-branded packaged salads, which are sold in the produce department of Foodtown and other supermarkets.

This withdrawal is being performed voluntarily by Dole in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.


A multistate outbreak of listeriosis has been linked to packaged salads produced at the Springfield, Ohio, Dole processing facility. Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness.

These packaged salads were sold under various brand names: Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and President's Choice. The packaged salads can be identified by the letter "A" at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package.

Twelve people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from six states since July 5, 2015, including New York. Twelve were hospitalized, and one died as a result of listeriosis.

See more about this withdrawal at http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

ALTERNATE PARKING FOR SNOW ON JANUARY 23RD


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Saturday, January 23rd, to facilitate snow removal.

All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING


66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 21st, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.     


Meet Captain Kenneth Quick and several of his officers at this month's 66th Precinct Community Council meeting.

Captain Quick, the Commanding Officer of the Kensington - Borough Park - Midwood precinct, will update the community on the latest crimes in our neighborhood and what is being done about them.

The purpose of a precinct's Community Council is to provide a critical interface between residents and the police through regular monthly meetings. Residents have an opportunity to bring crime issues to the precinct's attention and can also find out about the many different programs available.

Community Council meetings are free and open to the public. All are welcome.


The 66th Precinct's meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of each month from September through June.

Meeting location
Office of Community Board 12
5910 13th Avenue, at 59th Street
Borough Park, Brooklyn


66th Precinct Community Council e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com.


Monday, January 18, 2016

BOWIE RECORD NIGHT


Remembering Bowie
Tuesday. January 19th, 8:00 p.m.

Feel the music of the late, great David Bowie at an all-Bowie Classic Rock Record Night, hosted by La Grange at neighborhood bar The Adirondack.

To get to The Adirondack, take the F or G train to the Fort Hamilton Parkway station. Exit at the Reeve Place-Prospect Avenue end of the station (back of Coney Island-bound train, front of Queens-bound train).

Location
The Adirondack
1241 Prospect Avenue
between Greenwood Avenue and Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 871-0100
e-mail: theadirondackbar @ gmail.com 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

SHELTER CAN NOW ACCEPT MORE DONATED ITEMS


The family shelter across the street from Foodtown can now accept donations of the items that its families need the most. The items should be new or in like-new condition.

To find out which types of items are needed and the times that you can drop them off at the shelter, send an e-mail to Catherine and Tracy at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com.

Catherine and Tracy are neighborhood residents who have been doing a beautiful job of coordinating this and other efforts to lend a helping hand to the people who are currently living in the shelter.

At Christmas, neighborhood residents prepared and served dinner to the families in the shelter. This activity will take place again on Valentine's Day. Write to Tracy and Catherine at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com, and they'll tell you how you can help with this.

People are needed to pop popcorn for the families to enjoy during the weekly movie screenings that will start soon. Write to Catherine and Tracy at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com for more information.

If you or someone you know has a particular skill or talent or ability to share with children and/or adults, contact Tracy and Catherine at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com.

Financial donations are also being accepted. They're tax-deductible. Details about donating are available from Catherine and Tracy at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com.


Help is much appreciated.

Friday, January 15, 2016

RECITAL AT IHM CHURCH--MUSIC AND MORE


#young@heart Recital
Saturday, January 16th, 7:30 p.m.

Third annual recital by young adults tomorrow night: sacred music, classical music, musical theater, visual art, poetry, singers, and instrumentalists.

Free, although free will offerings are welcome.

For more information, contact Steven Vaughan at (718) 871-1310, ext. 14 or music @ ihmbrooklyn.org.

Location
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 4th and E. 5th streets
Windsor Terrace (one block from the Kensington border)

PARKING RULES FOR MONDAY, DR. KING'S BIRTHDAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Monday, January 18th, for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

FAMILY OF LIGHT HOLISTIC CENTER, OPEN HOUSE


Open House, Family of Light Holistic Center
Sunday, January 17th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location
Family of Light Holistic Center
717 Coney Island Avenue
between Cortelyou Road and Avenue C
Ditmas Park - Kensington, Brooklyn

(347) 587-9344
(718) 928-7771
 support @ familyoflight.center

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SUSTAINABILITY OF THE WINDSOR TERRACE FOOD COOP TO BE DISCUSSED



Windsor Terrace Food Coop Meeting
Thursday, January 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Members of the Windsor Terrace Food Coop are invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Coop's Board of Directors.

The main discussion will be on a proposal from the Board Committee on Sustainability and the Task Force on Sustainability. The proposal addresses orientation and training, the distribution of work, and increasing the number of coop members as well as some other aspects of running a coop.

At board meetings, members have the right to participate in discussions and vote on decisions.

Meeting location
Knights of Columbus Hall
1511 10th Avenue

between Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street
Windsor Terrace
(map)
http://www.windsorterracefoodcoop.com
https://www.facebook.com/windsorterracefoodcoop

HELP PLAN THE NEW PLAZA AT MCDONALD AND AVENUE C


Avenue C Plaza Planning Meeting
Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A second pedestrian plaza is in the works for Kensington; this one will be at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Avenue C. Everyone interested in learning about what has been accomplished so far as well as helping to plan the plaza is invited to the next meeting of the Kensington Stewards at the Windsor Terrace Library.

Some of the features of the plaza would be movable tables and chairs, umbrellas, planters, and a granite block.

The proposed plaza is a joint project of the Kensington Stewards and the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership (NPP), who would work together to manage the plaza and keep it clean.

The Kensington Stewards 
The Kensington Stewards is a group of volunteers who live in Kensington and Windsor Terrace that got together a few years ago to work on community beautification and quality-of-life projects: creating Kensington Plaza, protecting trees on Church Avenue with metal tree guards, planting daffodils and other flowers around the trees, and holding community "sidewalk clean-up days."

Neighborhood Plaza Partnership (NPP)

Neighborhood Plaza Partnership is a program of The Horticultural Society of New York that is working with The Kensington Stewards. With their professional guidance, the proposed plaza would be clean, green, and well-managed.

For more information, contact Dorothy Le of the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership at dle @ thehort.org or (212) 757-0915, x. 125.

Meeting location
Windsor Terrace Library
160 E. 5th Street, corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PROPOSALS WILL BE MADE TO SOLVE EXISTING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ISSUES AT TERRACE AND ON 11TH AVENUE


Terrace Place Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Tuesday, January 12th, 6:30 p.m.

Plans are afoot for increasing pedestrian safety where Terrace Place, Windsor Place, and Prospect Park Southwest intersect and on 11th Avenue between McDonald Avenue and 19th Street.

Proposals for the existing problems on these streets include the marking of lanes, shortening the length of street crossings, adding crosswalks, and adding a turn to the traffic signal phasing.

The New York City Department of Transportation will present its proposals at a regular meeting of Community Board 7's Transportation Committee on Tuesday, January 12th, at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting is open to the public.

View a PDF of the DOT's proposal here.

Meeting location

Shepherd's Hall
Holy Name of Jesus Church
245 Prospect Park West
between Prospect Avenue and Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Enter Shepherd's Hall through the parking lot next to the church.

Monday, January 11, 2016

NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT FOR CATON AVENUE

A traffic light will be placed at the intersection of Caton Avenue and E. 8th Street, on the east and southeast segment of E. 8th, now that a Department of Transportation (DOT) study has confirmed its necessity.

Keith Bray, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner for the DOT, has told Community Board 7 that installation is tentatively scheduled to be completed by April 30th. Curb extensions and pedestrian refuge islands have already been installed at that intersection.

Caton at E. 8th is near a public school. It's on a local truck route, and it's between two other heavily-traveled roads--Ocean Parkway (two blocks away) and Coney Island Avenue (one block).

Another traffic light was recently installed next to a public school--this one housed in the former Bishop Ford High School--where the Prospect Expressway exits onto 10th Avenue at 19th Street.

A traffic light will also be installed in February at Windsor Place and 8th Avenue, by the Bishop Boardman Apartments (senior housing). This also resulted from a request to the DOT to study the intersection.

These safety improvements and others are the result of residents' demands for traffic safety, followed by working with elected officials and the DOT on specific needs.

Let's keep pushing for traffic safety in Kensington and Windsor Terrace. Join forces with other people who are interested in traffic safety by signing up for the Facebook group KWT Safe Streets and liking the Facebook page Windsor Terrace Safety.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

J & L GARDENING CENTER IS OPEN ADDITIONAL MONTHS


Unlike years past, J & L Landscaping and Gardening Center did not close right after Christmas. The owners are tentatively planning to stay open at least until Valentine's Day.

Neighbors have been taking advantage of the extended open hours to shop for houseplants as well as the all-weather plants that are now outside the store. Visit the home page of their website to find out how to get 5% off.

The family-owned and operated business, opened in 1969, provides various services, depending on the season:

  • lawn yard maintenance,
  • professional lawn and garden design and installation,
  • patio gardens / balcony gardens,
  • weed / yard cleanup,
  • fall and spring lawn seeding,
  • bulb and seed planting, and
  • Christmas and other holiday plants and trees.

Open Hours
Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

J & L Landscaping and Gardening Center
702 Caton Avenue, corner of E. 7th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn (across the street from Windsor Terrace)
(718) 438-3199
http://jllandscapingnyc.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-L-Landscaping-Gardening-Center/116804118358453?v=info 

Friday, January 8, 2016

STORIES, MUSIC, AND DANCE FROM YEMEN FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

Juha and His Donkey: Stories, Music and Dance from Yemen
Saturday, January 9th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Singing Winds: Storytelling from Around the World presents "Juha and His Donkey: Stories, Music and Dance from Yemen," a story for all ages.

Date: Saturday, January 9th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Multimedia Room, P.S. 230 Lower School, 425 McDonald Avenue (next to the Kensington Post Office)

Cost: free

For information, call (718) 564-5983.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CALAVERAS RESTAURANT CLOSING


The owners of Calaveras Mexican Grill have sold the building that their restaurant is located in; they will be closing the restaurant this Saturday, January 9th. They need to deliver the space vacant, so they will be selling the equipment and furniture.

Anyone who is interested in purchasing equipment and/or furniture can contact the owners at (718) 854-4424.

Calaveras Mexican Grill
2905 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 4th and E. 3rd streets
Windsor Terrace, one block from Kensington


DOT PRESENTATION ON PLANS FOR INTERSECTIONS IN WINDSOR TERRACE

Community Board 7 Meeting
Wednesday, January 20th, 6:30 p.m.

The regular monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, January 20th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Board Office, located at 4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street).

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 December 16, 2015
5. Public Comment
6. Presentation by BK7a CERT
7. Committee Reports:
   A) Transportation Committee
     1) DOT presentation on plans for intersections in Windsor Terrace
   B) Immigration and Education Committee (Tabled)
     1) Identifying strategies for fulfilling the educational needs of CB7’s immigrant communities
   C) Health and Mental Health Committee (Tabled)
     1) Update on NYU/Lutheran activities
8. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials and Elected Officials Representatives
9. Chairperson’s Report
10. District Manager’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: communityboard7 @ yahoo.com
website: http://www.brooklyncb7.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

THIRD ROOT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER'S OPEN HOUSE

                                                      photo courtesy of Third Root

Third Root Community Health Center Open House
    Saturday, January 16th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


From Third Root:

Let us support your well-being in 2016.

Third Root Community Health Center's Open House is a free event that will offer these services for free:
  • Chair Yoga with Estelle Miller,
  • T'ai Chi with Vinny Peterson,
  • Open Level Yoga with Emily Kramer and co-teacher/s,
  • Auricular Acupuncture with Carmichael Monaco...
  • and more.
Everyone who visits during the Open House will receive one (1) complimentary yoga class.
Third Root Community Health Center is a worker-owned cooperative of holistic healthcare practitioners, providing accessible classes and treatments to the Brooklyn community--yoga, acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine.

Third Root believes in collaborative care, where providers and patients work together to foster collective well-being in body, mind, and spirit. Learn about what we offer while getting to know your neighbors. Chat over herbal tea, join in for mindful practices, and help sustain the well-being of our community.
Location
Third Root Community Health Center
380 Marlborough Road
between Cortelyou and Dorchester roads
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: (718) 940-9343
http://thirdroot.org
https://www.facebook.com/Third-Root-Community-Health-Center-204758465930
https://twitter.com/@thirdrootclinic