Wednesday, August 2, 2017


East Windsor Terrace/Stable Brooklyn Community Meeting
Wednesday, August 9th, 6:30 p.m.
The evolving status of three sites--Kensington Stables, the warehouse at 57 Caton Place, and Calvary Cathedral of Praise parking lot at 72 Caton Place--are the agenda items for a community meeting for East Windsor Terrace/Stable Brooklyn residents.

The boundaries of East Windsor Terrace/Stable Brooklyn are the Ocean Parkway Service Road to Coney Island Avenue and Caton Avenue to Caton Place.

The sponsors of the meeting are City Councilmember Brad Lander, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, New York State Assemblymember Bobby Carroll, and Brooklyn Community Board 7.


Kensington Stables
The city government has offered to buy the Kensington Stables building from owner Walker Blankinship and his family, with a goal of its long-term preservation as a horse stable.

Having declared bankruptcy earlier this year and having set a February date for an auction of the property, the family decided to accept the city's offer in early July. The current status of the offer and the future of the stable will be updated at the meeting.

For background information about Kensington Stables, see these blog posts: 
A Bankrupt Kensington Stables May Not Be Auctioned Off 
The City Might Buy Kensington Stables
Kensington Stables Is Moving Closer to Being Purchased by NYC

57 Caton Place
The owners of this building next to Kensington Stables filed an application with the New York City Department of City Planning to rezone the building for use as a residential development. They've been invited to the meeting to speak to the community about their proposal. 

Before being converted to a warehouse, the building housed Park Circle Roller Skating Rink.
72 Caton Place

The parking lot of Calvary Cathedral of Praise is located at this address. In 2015, the church partnered with a real estate firm to erect a nine-story residential rental and retail building.
Activity has been observed at the location, including surveys and soil borings, but no information has been forthcoming about plans for the site. Residents may, nonetheless, want to start a conversation about it, however speculative it may be.

East Windsor Terrace/Stable Brooklyn residents and anyone else who feels they may be affected by developments at any of these three sites are invited to attend.

If you can, RSVP to Catherine Zinnel, Deputy Chief of Staff in Councilmember Lander's office, at czinnel @

Meeting location
P.S. 130 Upper School
713 Caton Avenue

between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Windsor Terrace - Kensington