Monday, February 29, 2016


Lidiya Piddubna, missing, Brooklyn, New York

Missing Senior: Lidiya Piddubna

A Silver Alert was issued for Lidiya Piddubna from the area of 10th Street and 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She suffers from dementia, and she may be in need of medical attention.

Description of Lidiya Piddubna:
75 years old, white, female, 5'3" tall, 160 pounds, gray hair. When she was last seen, she was wearing a gray and blue shirt, a blue fleece vest, black pants, and black boots.

She was last seen on February 28th, at approximately 6:50 p.m. near her residence.

If you see her, or if you know anything about her whereabouts, call 9-1-1.

Friday, February 26, 2016


Albemarle Neighborhood Association Meeting
Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Have you noticed that sometimes
  • our streets and sidewalks are not as clean and litter-free as they're supposed to be?
  • the corner litter baskets get filled up quickly?
  • households and businesses are illegally throwing their garbage in the corner baskets?
  • store owners don't sweep the sidewalk or street in front of their building, which is required by law?

guest speaker at the Albemarle Neighborhood Association's (ANA) first meeting of 2016 will be Nicholas Circharo, a representative from the Community Affairs Unit of the New York City Department of Sanitation. He will answer your questions and will also gather information from you about the trouble spots you've observed.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend all ANA meetings. Admission is free to this and all other ANA monthly meetings.

Light refreshments will be provided free by Foodtown and ANA.

Meeting location
Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center

327 E. 5th Street
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 downstairs 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's meetings are open to the public. They 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.

New members are welcome to join. This strengthens ANA's impact. Membership is open to everyone who resides in or owns a business in the geographic area ANA that serves:

  • north: the north side of Caton Avenue
  • south: the south side of Beverley Road
  • west: the west side of McDonald Avenue 
  • east: the east side of Ocean Parkway

An individual or family membership costs $20 per year. Associate Membership dues for business owners cost $25 per year.

Meetings are held in March, April, May, June, September, October, and November.

Thursday, February 25, 2016


Billiards, Booze, and Board Games
Thursday, February 25th, 7:00 p.m.

Tonight in the upstairs pool room at the Flatbush Jewish Center:
  • billiards,
  • board games,
  • booze,
  • snacks, and
  • socializing.

All donations to the beer and snacks fund are welcome.
Flatbush Jewish Center, Upstairs Pool Room
327 E. 5th Street

corner of Church Avenue 
Kensington, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 871-5200 
fax: (718) 871-5204
e-mail: fandstjc  @

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Black History Month Trolley Tour
Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A special trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery, led by historian Jeff Richman, will recognize the significance of Black History Month in Brooklyn and and the deep impact that black New Yorkers have had on New York City culture since its inception.

Established in 1838, eleven years after slavery was abolished in New York State, Green-wood Cemetery has always been integrated.

Stops will be made along the way to honor 

The ticket price is $15 for members of Green-Wood Cemetery or Brooklyn Historical Society and $20 for non-members. 

The trolley tours are fully accessible and are ADA-compliant.

Register here. 

Green-wood Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark. 

Green-wood Cemetery
500 25th Street

(718) 210-3080

info @


Beginning this Thursday, February 25th, the Windsor Terrace Food Coop will be open on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

The complete schedule of open hours is
Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Windsor Terrace Food Coop is a member-owned, member-operated food coop.

Windsor Terrace Food Coop
825 Caton Avenue
corner of E. 8th Street
Windsor Terrace - Kensington

(718) 972-4600
e-mail: windsorterracefoodcoop @ gmail . com


Drop the Mike: An All-female Stand-up Comedy Series
Wednesday, February 24th, 8:00 p.m. 

Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop 
1118 Cortelyou Road
between Stratford and Westminster roads
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
(347) 240-5850
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com


Live Irish Session Music
Thursday, February 25th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Musicians playing Irish music appear at Shenanigans Pub every other Thursday. After tomorrow's performance, their next appearance at Shenanigans will be on Thursday, March 10th, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and then again on Thursday, March 24th.

On alternating Thursdays, they perform at Church Bar, 416 Church Avenue, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets. Their next appearance at Church Bar will be on Thursday, March 3rd, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Shenanigans Pub
802 Caton Avenue, at the corner of E. 8th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 633-3689

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


M.S. 839, the middle school on the Kensington-Windsor Terrace border that opened in September 2015, is recruiting additional teachers. The qualifications that they would like candidates to have are delineated on the hiring page of their website.

They would like to fill these positions, and possibly more, depending on the amount of funds available:

  • Humanities (ELA and Social Studies)
  • Special Education ICT (Math/Science and Humanities)
  • Math
  • Science
  • World Language
  • Physical Education
  • English as a New Language
  • Restorative Justice Coordinator

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter to info @, and clearly state in the subject line the position that you are applying for. 

M.S. 839 
713 Caton Avenue 
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets 
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn 
(718) 686-2730 
PTA page

Sunday, February 21, 2016


The parents in our local family shelter, The Kensington, are in need of several items for their babies. Donors can either bring the items to the shelter during specific hours or order them from a wish list on Amazon and have them shipped to the shelter.

To find out what the babies need, the brands, and the sizes, send an e-mail to neighborhood residents Catherine and Tracy, who are coordinating and facilitating assistance on behalf of the community. Their e-mail address is givemeshelterBK @


Springtime at the Parkside:
6th Annual Silent Auction and Party
Saturday, April 2nd, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Bid on interesting and unusual items while enjoying food, beer, and wine with your neighbors at this silent auction and party. The event will benefit the P.S. 130 (The Parkside School) PTA, and it is open to the public.

The donated items that will be auctioned off have not been announced yet, but some that were included in past auctions are
  • a soccer lesson,
  • a knitting lesson,
  • accent reduction classes,
  • birding in Prospect Park,
  • gift certificates from Brancaccio Food Shop and Le Paddock,
  • a family membership to the New York Transit Museum,
  • a family pass to MOMA,
  • toys (including a Lego set),
  • games, and
  • jewelry.

Funds raised will be used to supplement classroom instruction and the enrichment programs provided by teachers and staff.

Questions? E-mail info @ 

Event location
Prospect Range
1226 Prospect Avenue
between Vanderbilt Street and Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Saturday, February 20, 2016


At the beginning of Church Avenue is Ice Cream House, named for the Klein's 100% kosher-certified ice cream that it serves.

Klein's desserts come in many varieties: hard ice cream, soft ice cream, and sorbet; dairy and non-dairy (certified vegan by; regular fat, low-fat, and fat-free; sugar-free; and gluten-free and can be purchased in a cone or packed in bulk, from a pint to a half-gallon.

Beautifully-decorated ice cream cakes can be bought on the premises or custom-ordered.

Also available are numerous kinds of fresh-squeezed fruit juices and vegetable juices.

The salad bar/buffet counter offers quite a choice of ingredients.

Credit cards are accepted.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight
Monday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to two hours before sunset
Saturday: one-half hour after sunset to midnight

Ice Cream House
2 Church Avenue
between 36th Street and Old New Utrecht Road
Kensington, Brooklyn 
(718) 972-0222
info @

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Saturday, February 20th
Advanced Chakra Balancing & Energy Healing with Essential Oils
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

TimeLine Healing Meditation inside Six-foot Pyramids 
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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 @

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


P.S. 130 Flea Market and Book Sale
Sunday, March 6th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A combination flea market and book sale is coming to P.S. 130 Lower School on Sunday, March 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The public is invited to shop among gently-used household items, clothes, toys, and books. For flea market items, pay what you think an item is worth. For books, the prices are $1.00 for a paperback and $2.00 for a hardcover.

Baked goods will be available to purchase.

All of the money raised will benefit P.S. 130/PTA.

Event location
P.S. 130 Lower School Cafeteria
70 Ocean Parkway
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn


Irish Music
Thursday, February 18, 8:00 p.m. until at least 10:00 p.m.

Live Irish traditional music rules at The Church Bar this Thursday. Light bites and drinks are on the menu. 

Musicians playing Irish music appear at The Church Bar every two weeks on a Thursday. After this week's performance, their next appearance at Church Bar will be on Thursday, March 3rd, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

On alternating Thursdays, they perform at Shenanigans Pub, 802 Caton Avenue, at the corner of E. 8th Street. Their next appearance at Shenanigans will be on Thursday, March 10th, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Church Bar
416 Church Avenue
between E. 4th and E. 5th streets
Kensington, Brooklyn
phone (718) 435-2574
fax (718) 435-3027

Monday, February 15, 2016


Zipcar and the  Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) system have formed a partnership that offers cars to the public at nine neighborhood libraries, including Windsor Terrace. Two cars are available at each branch. The parking spots being reserved for Zipcar vehicles were not previously available for public use, so no patron spaces are being lost.

A special discount for Brooklyn Public Library members: for a limited time only, library members who sign up for Zipcar are charged $30 less for the first-year annual fee (bringing the fee down to $65), and they get $30 in free driving credits.

The nine Brooklyn libraries engaging in the program are Bay Ridge, Bedford (3 cars), Bushwick, Coney Island, Flatbush, Park Slope, Saratoga, Windsor Terrace, and Walt Whitman.

The Zipcar/BPL partnership raises money that the library needs to support its operations, and it provides Brooklyn residents with a convenient transportation resource. The branches that are hosting Zipcars receive additional funding as part of the partnership.

For customer service regarding Zipcar or your cardholder membership, call Zipcar at 866-4- ZIPCAR (866-494-7227).

Windsor Terrace Library 

160 E. 5th Street, off Fort Hamilton Parkway 

Brooklyn, NY 11218  

(718) 686-9707 

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Holy Name's food pantry will distribute food from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 20th, March 5th, and March 19th. Access to the distribution point is through the back parking lot.

At this time, donations of cans of tuna fish, cans of pasta sauce, and boxes of cereal are needed. Drop off your donations in the front part of the church, which is open until 6:00 p.m. on most days, or bring them to the rectory, if you prefer.

The non-denominational food pantry currently serves about sixty families. It relies entirely on community donations.

Holy Name of Jesus Church
245 Prospect Park West

between Windsor Place and Prospect Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 768-3071
fax: (718) 369-2039

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Sunday, March 6th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Play Bingo--and while you're having a good time, you'll also be helping local Girl Scouts raise money! Admission is first come, first served; experience has shown that seats do run out.

The cost to play is $5.00 per person, which includes two bingo cards. Special bingo papers and additional boards cost extra.

This fun, family event takes place twice a year at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, where the Girl Scouts regularly meet. 

Membership in the troops is open to girls ages 7 to 18. The troops are chartered by Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and girls of any faith, living in any neighborhood, are welcome to join.

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