Saturday, September 30, 2017

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION DRIVE BY NYPD


The NYPD is conducting a disaster relief donation drive on behalf of the disaster victims. These specific supplies can be donated to your local precinct:
  • Rubber/latex gloves
  • Heavy-duty construction gloves
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Battery-operated flashlights
  • Lanterns
  • Filtered face masks
  • Diapers
  • Dry baby food
  • Batteries
  • First aid supplies
  • Feminine hygiene products

Drop-off locations for the donations are at every police precinct, transit district, and Housing Bureau public service area command. Click here to find your nearest precinct on an interactive map.


Precincts in or near Kensington:

Friday, September 29, 2017

ARRESTS MADE IN CASE OF ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF TEENAGE GIRL







Two suspects were arrested tonight for the September 22nd attempted kidnapping of a fifteen-year-old girl. The crime took place in front of a commercial building at 370 19th Street (between 7th and 8th avenues) at 2:40 p.m.

Brooklyn residents Raymond Ortiz, 60, of Wyckoff Street, and Delgria Lynch, 33, of Avenue T, were charged with two counts of second degree attempted kidnapping, acting in a manner injurious to a child, and two counts of second degree harassment. Two publications give his name as Richard Ortiz.

Allegedly, Lynch lured the girl over to the SUV that Lynch was a passenger in. Ortiz then grabbed the girl by her arms and tried to pull her into the SUV, but she was able to break away from him and escape.

PEOPLE AND THINGS ARE NEEDED FOR A HALLOWEEN/HARVEST PARTY FOR THE KIDS AT THE KENSINGTON FAMILY SHELTER


A Halloween/Harvest party is being planned for the families in the Kensington Family Shelter.

Catherine and Tracy, our neighbors who volunteer as liaisons between the shelter and the Kensington and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods, sent this e-mail to the community. To receive their e-mails about the shelter (about once a month), send an e-mail to givemeshelterbk @ gmail.com.

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Neighbors,

We hope everyone is having a fantastic start of fall. This is a busy time at the Kensington family shelter and we wanted to share with you some of the upcoming activities.

First of all, thanks to everyone who donated clothing and other items for the back-to-school, back-to-work drive this month. The shelter got everything it needed and was very grateful for the community support.

Our next big project is a Halloween/Harvest party for the shelter kids. It will be held Saturday, October 28th, from noon to 2 p.m.

Here's how to help:

Costumes: Please drop off costumes in excellent condition to the shelter, 385 McDonald Ave. (across the street from Foodtown), attention Uniquia Parker, by October 15th. That Spider-Man or panda bear costume your kid wore last year for three hours of trick-or-treating that is not tattered or stained is just the type of thing to donate. Toddler/pre-school costumes are particularly needed.

An event captain: This is someone who can work with us to make sure we have everything we need for the party and be on site the day of from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to ensure things go smoothly. We keep these events relatively simple, so it's not a ton of work, but will require some emails and phone calls.

Face-painters: As anyone who has been to one of the shelter parties in the past can attest, the face-painters are the stars of these events. We will supply the paints (unless you have some of your own that you prefer to use) and you supply the creativity. You don't have to be Michelangelo for this gig, but you should be comfortable with kids and a paintbrush. If you would like to volunteer for a couple of hours, raise your hand by sending an email to givemeshelterbk @ gmail.com with the subject line FACEPAINT.

Entertainment: We would love to provide some kind of kid-friendly entertainment. Maybe it's a sing-along. Maybe it's a DJ who can get the kids doing the Monster Mash. Maybe you're a magician who can spare an hour of your time? Please raise your hand by replying with the subject line ENTERTAINMENT.

Volunteers: We need a few volunteers to be on hand to help with drinks and snacks, run a craft project and assist with setup and cleanup. You can sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0848AFAF2AA5FA7-halloween1

Note: The shelter has an 18-plus policy for onsite volunteers so you cannot bring your own children if you volunteer. Sorry!

Stuff: We've created an Amazon wishlist for a few things we need: crafts, some snacks, a few decorations (we have a lot left from last year). Here's the link: http://a.co/6NsW0ra

Going forward, we are planning more holiday activities, including a big holiday toy and gift drive, so please keep your eyes peeled for details on those in the coming weeks.

As always, we thank you for being amazing neighbors and want you to know how much the shelter staff and the families appreciate this community's ongoing generosity and kindness.

Love,
Catherine and Tracy


FLEA MARKET AND A PUMPKIN SALE

Flea Market and Pumpkin Sale
Saturday, October 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Shop at the East Fourth Street Community Garden flea market, where gardeners will be selling "tons of stuff," sweet treats, and pumpkins. All of the proceeds from the sidewalk sale will go into the garden fund to support and sustain the garden.

Location
The East Fourth Street Community Garden
179 E. 4th Street
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
http://eastfourthstreetgarden.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/246036418909475


BLUEGRASS MUSIC CONCERT (FREE)

Bluegrass Music Concert
Saturday, September 30th, 2:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective will perform a free concert on Saturday, September 30th, at 2:00 p.m. The three-member group features Christian Apuzzo on guitar, Grant Ziolkowski on mandolin, and Ellery Marshall on banjo.

An art exhibit that opened last week is still on display.

Location
The East Fourth Street Community Garden
179 E. 4th Street
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
http://eastfourthstreetgarden.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/246036418909475

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

TENANT IS SENTENCED FOR KILLING HIS LANDLORD WITH A SWORD

Press Release from the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office


Kensington Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
For Fatally Stabbing Landlord with Sword

Apprehended in Airport before Boarding Flight to his Native Bangladesh

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a 31-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing his landlord with a samurai sword during a dispute inside a basement he was leasing from the victim.

Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This defendant caused a tragic and completely senseless death, taking the life of a beloved businessman and a father of three. He will now serve a very long prison sentence for his brutal and violent conduct.”

The Acting District Attorney identified the defendant as Rasel Siddiquee, 31 of Kensington, Brooklyn. He was sentenced today by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog to 25 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision following his guilty plea earlier this month to first-degree manslaughter.

The Acting District Attorney said that, according to the evidence, on January 6, 2014 the defendant was inside a basement apartment at 546 McDonald Avenue in Kensington, which he was renting from the victim, Mahiuddin Mahmud.

The defendant, who was holding a sword, became angry at the victim over a pedicab license that was received in the mail. He struck the victim with the sword multiple times and continued to strike him in the throat after he fell to the ground, the evidence showed.

The defendant was apprehended on January 8, 2014 in Kennedy Airport after using his credit card to buy a flight ticket to Bangladesh.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Melissa Carvajal, Deputy Bureau Chief of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Timothy Gough, Chief.

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Previous posts about this murder are posted at https://karmabrooklyn.blogspot.com/search?q=Mahmud.

PARKING REGULATIONS CHANGED ON YOM KIPPUR





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, September 30th, for Yom Kippur.

Parking meter regulations will not be suspended.

Street cleaning will be suspended.


KORNER PIZZERIA IS HONORED FOR ITS LONGEVITY


At the One Brooklyn Fund's inaugural gala last night at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams presented Korner Pizzeria with a Certificate of Recognition "for 51 years of service as a Brooklyn Cornerstone Business."

Korner has been family-owned and family-operated since 1966. It won a Golden Slice Award from Eater in July 2016. See the Eater article "The Neighborhood Pizzeria Hall of Fame Presents: The Golden Slice Awards."

Treat yourself to Korner's very tasty pizza, entrees, heroes, calzones, rolls, and more.

            SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.

Korner Pizzeria
226 Church Avenue, corner of E. 3rd Street
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 853-3755
https://www.facebook.com/kornerpizzeria
Menu: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/korner-pizzeria/menu 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPERS OF TEENAGE GIRL ARE BEING SOUGHT


The intended victim of a kidnapping--a fifteen-year-girl--thwarted the attempted crime last Friday, September 22nd, at about 2:30 p.m. A video of the attempted abduction is posted on Windsor Terrace Patch here.

The incident occurred in front of 370 19th Street (photo), between 8th and 7th avenues. That portion of the block has only commercial buildings. It's across the street from an on-ramp to the Prospect Expressway.
 
The man pictured on the poster above tried to pull the girl into the vehicle that he was driving, but she was able to break away from him and escape.

The vehicle is a gray, late-model BMW SUV. The driver was accompanied by a woman passenger.

The driver is described as a white or white Hispanic male with several arm tattoos, in his late 30s, and 5'8" to 5'10" tall.

The passenger is described as Asian, heavy-set, in her 30s, and with a tattoo of a bow on her lower back.

Anyone who has any information at all about this crime should call Detective Anthony Biondolillo at (718) 965-6336 or Detective Borough Brooklyn South at (718) 287-3239. The case number is 2017-1453. The complaint report number is 2017-072-05211.

CHARTER SCHOOLS ON AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 7'S EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The next meeting of Community Board 7's Education Committee will take place on Thursday, October 12th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meetings of all committees are free and open to the public.

Agenda:
  • charter schools
  • follow-up on ongoing school construction
  • a conversation on renaming a local school for Antonia Panja

Community Board 7 covers Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park.


Meeting location 
Community Board 7 Board Room
4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
e-mail: bk07 @ cb.nyc.gov 
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb7/index.page
https://www.facebook.com/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7-195263140637225
https://twitter.com/bkcb7
https://www.instagram.com/brooklyncb7


G TRAIN SKIPPING STATIONS THIS WEEKEND


No G trains will stop at the stations between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Av. this weekend. G trains will operate in two sections.

A and F trains will provide alternate service.

From Friday, September 29th, at 11:30 p.m., until Monday, October 2nd, at 5:00 a.m., these stations will not have G train service, so t
ake the F train instead:
Bergen Street, Carroll Street, Smith-9 streets, 4th Avenue-9th Street, 7th Avenue, 15th Street-Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Parkway, and Church Avenue.
• Transfer between A and G trains at Hoyt-Schermerhorn.
• Transfer between A and F trains at Jay St-MetroTech.

G service will operate in two sections:
1. Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand avenues and
2. Between Bedford-Nostrand avenues and Hoyt-Schermerhorn, every 20 minutes.

• Transfer at Bedford-Nostrand avenues to continue your trip.


PUERTO RICO NEEDS THESE ITEMS FOR DISASTER RELIEF


As a result of the horrendous devastation that hurricanes have caused in Puerto Rico, its residents have an immediate need for food, underclothes, diapers, toiletries, and more.

These items are desperately needed:
  • medical and first aid supplies, including bandages and gauze,
  • batteries,
  • diapers,
  • feminine hygiene products,
  • new, unopened packs of socks and underwear,
  • toiletries, including shampoo, toilet paper, sponges, and hand sanitizer,
  • nonperishable, ready-to-eat food, and
  • gallon bottles of water.

Occupy Kensington (OK) is assisting El Grito de Sunset Park with collecting these essential items. OK's collection point is the stoop of 309 E. 5th Street, a private house located between Church Avenue and Albemarle Road.

Your donations will be delivered to El Grito de Sunset Park's collection points on a regular basis.

https://www.facebook.com/occupykensington
https://occupykensington.com

USED BOOKS FOR SALE CHEAP


Used Books Sale
Sunday, October 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thousands of used books will be sold at drastically low prices at P.S. 130's third annual book sale. The books have been used gently and they'll appeal to children and adults of all ages. They're priced at under $2.00 each, with many available for just $1.00.

All of the proceeds will be used to benefit P.S. 130 and help support its libraries. The book sale is hosted by the P.S. 130 PTA.

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

COMMUNITY BOARD 12 AGENDA, SEPTEMBER 2017


Community Board 12 General Meeting
  Tuesday, September 26th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12's monthly general meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26th, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting, as always, is open to the public.

If you have any concerns, questions, solutions, needs, or problems that you'd like the community board to address, arrive at the meeting before 7:00 p.m. and sign up to speak during the public comment period at the beginning of the meeting. You'll have three minutes to present your topic.


General meetings of Community Board 12 are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Amico Senior Center. To get there, take the B16 bus to 57th Street on 13th Avenue, and then walk two blocks to the building. On the way home, get the bus on 14th Avenue.

Every neighborhood in New York City is represented by an all-volunteer community board, which serves as the neighborhood's liaison to city agencies. Board members are appointed by the neighborhood's city councilperson and the borough president.

The goal of a community board is to help resolve issues involving pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, housing, land use and zoning, outdoor lighting, potholes, sanitation, libraries, crime, police presence, social services, rodents, trash collection, public litter baskets, street and sidewalk conditions, etc.

Community Board 12's committees are

    Planning, Zoning Variances and City Map
    Education, Library, Cultural Affairs
    Sanitation & Environmental Protection
    Fire, Safety & Police
    Health & Social Services
    Housing & Buildings
    Legislation
    Parks, Capital Projects & Site Selection
    Transportation & Franchises
    Youth & Community Development

Meeting location
Amico Senior Center
5901 13th Avenue, 3rd floor
at the corner of 59th Street
Borough Park, Brooklyn

Community Board 12
phone: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @ cb.nyc.gov
website: http://www.brooklyncb12.org
https://www.facebook.com/BkCB12/ 

Chairperson: Yidel Perlstein
District Manager: Barry Spitzer


Friday, September 22, 2017

NO F TRAINS BETWEEN CHURCH AVE. AND CONEY ISLAND THIS WEEKEND


From Friday, September 22nd, at 11:45 p.m., until Monday, September 25th, at 5:00 a.m., F trains will operate between 179th Street and Church Avenue, as usual.

But no F trains will stop at any stations between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue.

Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service, operating between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue.

You can transfer between F trains and shuttle buses at Church Avenue. The shuttle buses will then stop at Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue N, Avenue P, Kings Highway, Avenue U, Avenue X, Neptune Avenue, and West 8th Street. 

If you want direct service between Coney Island and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the D, N, or Q train instead. 

  • Transfer between D, N, and Q trains and the buses at Stillwell Avenue. 
  • Transfer between Q trains and the buses at West 8th Street.

CHURCH AVENUE (KENSINGTON) STREET FAIR THIS WEEKEND


Church Avenue Fall Street Fair
Sunday, September 24th, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meteor Festivals will present the Church Avenue Fall Street Fair on Church Avenue, between McDonald Avenue and E. 3rd Street, on Sunday, September 24th, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Highlights of the family-friendly event will be food, games, rides, and shopping.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SAFETY MEETING FOR WINDSOR TERRACE, GREENWOOD HEIGHTS, AND SOUTH SLOPE


Neighborhood Safety Meeting with
72nd Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers
Tuesday, September 26th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Share your concerns, complaints, and questions with the 72nd Precinct's Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs)
for Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope.

Officers Daniel McGrath and Francis Ghanney will hold a community meeting with residents and business owners of the three neighborhoods. The officers will update the community about neighborhood safety and crime.

The 72nd Precinct Crime Prevention Officer will also be at the meeting. Bring your cell phones, iPads, tablets, and bicycles to be registered free of charge in Operation I.D. That will improve the chances of them being recovered if they are lost or stolen.
 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Meeting location
Bishop Ford High School auditorium
500 19th Street, Windsor Terrace
between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue

Contact information for the officers:

  • Police Officer Danny McGrath, (917) 853-2601, daniel.mcgrath @ nypd.org
  • Police Officer Francis Ghanney, (929) 343-7645, francis.ghanney @ nypd.org

Monday, September 18, 2017

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED FOR ROSH HASHANAH


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Thursday, September 21st, and Friday, September 22nd, for Rosh Hashanah.

Parking meter regulations will not be suspended.

Street cleaning will be suspended.


Friday, September 15, 2017

FREE FINANACIAL WORKSHOP


Financial Foundation Educational Program
Sunday, September 17th, 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

A free financial workshop, presented at Borough Park Library by Brooklyn Financial Center, will cover
  • Increasing cash flow
  • Debt management
  • Building a strong foundation
  • Proper protection
  • Building wealth
  • Asset accumulation
  • Retirement planning
  • Wealth preservation

The number of seats that will be available is limited. RSVP on Eventbrite for this free event.

Location  
Borough Park Library
1265 43rd Street at 13th Avenue
(718) 437-4085
Borough Park, Brooklyn
 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

FREE BICYCLE HELMETS


Bicycle Helmet Giveaway
Sunday, September 17th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bicycle helmets are going to be given away at 18th Avenue/Gravesend Park. The exact location is 18th Avenue and 56th Street.

The New York City Department of Transportation, along with New York City Councilmember David G. Greenfield, will give them away on Sunday, September 17th, between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Helmets are available for children and for adults. Adults over the age of 18 who receive a helmet must sign a waiver. For a child under the age of 18 to get a helmet,
a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the waiver.
 
Helmets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. 

You must be present to get a helmet. Nobody will be allowed to pick up a helmet for someone else. Before it can be given to you, you will be shown how to properly fit and wear it.

In New York City, 74% of fatal crashes involved a head injury. 97% of the bicyclists who died were not wearing a helmet.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

STEALING PAPER GARBAGE, POSSIBLY FOR IDENTITY THEFT--SO SHRED YOURS



Thieves are rummaging through cans and bags in Windsor Terrace and Kensington that are filled with paper to recycle. The cans and bags are put outdoors the night before the Sanitation Department is scheduled to collect the paper.

Discarded mail is the target of the thieves. Foil them by shredding papers containing personal information before you put them in your paper recycling bags or cans and then outdoors. Using a cross-cut paper shredder is preferable.

The types of papers that include personal information are Social Security statements, credit card and bank and other financial statements, pre-approved credit card applications, ATM receipts, utility bill account numbers, medical records, store register receipts with your partial credit card numbers, mailing labels, pay stubs, etc.

The thieves seem to be operating at night, so you might want to wait until the morning of the collection to put your paper recycling by the curb.

Report trash tampering incidents to the Department of Sanitation by calling 311 or by filling out the form on the department's website. The department won't deal with individuals rummaging through the recycling, but it does want to be informed when a vehicle is involved in the theft.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MEET WITH THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 66TH PRECINCT; REPORT PROBLEMS, ASK QUESTIONS

Captain David A. Wall

66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 14th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Meet the 66th Precinct's commanding officer, Captain David Wall, at the next meeting of the 66th Precinct Community Council.

This month, the meeting will be held on September 14th, the second Thursday of the month, rather than the usual third Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Captain Wall will update residents of Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood on recent crimes in those neighborhoods. He will also provide information about what the police are doing to deter crime and arrest criminals.

This is an opportunity to bring crime-related issues to Captain Wall's attention.

In addition, you can find out about various programs that are available through the precinct.

The Community Council provides the critical interface between citizens and police through regular monthly meetings. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, from September through June. The Community Council does not meet in July or August.


Meeting location
Community Board 12 Office
5910 13th Avenue
between 59th and 60th streets
Borough Park 
(map)
B16 bus to 13th Avenue at 56th Street; return on 14th Avenue (schedule)

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Contact information for the 66th Precinct:
phone: (718) 851-5611 
e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com
website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_066.shtml 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct 
5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn

UNI POP-UP READING ROOM: LEARN TOGETHER NYC (FREE)

Uni + HYPOTHEkids
Wednesday, September 13th, 4:00 p.m.
 
Read a curated collection of books at a portable reading room and explore specimens through microscopes and magnifying glasses at a portable science lab.

EXPLORE programming developed in partnership with Harlem-based non-profit, HYPOTHEkids, for their STEAM the Streets Initiative. Uni Project participation made possible courtesy of NYC DOT with funding from The Charles H. Revson Foundation. 

The free, kid-friendly event, hosted by The Kensington Stewards (https://www.facebook.com/avecplaza), will take place at Avenue C Plaza, at the intersection of Avenue C and McDonald Avenue in Kensington.
 

GOOD NEWS: EATING SWEETS WILL BENEFIT RESCUED ANIMALS


Bake Sale to Benefit Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Support Sean Casey Animal Rescue by buying sweet treats at their bake sale. While you're enjoying the goodies, feel free to spend time with a rescued animal: walk a dog, cuddle with a cat, or talk to a bird. If one wins your heart, apply to adopt it!

The bake sale will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All of the proceeds will be used to benefit the day-to-day needs of Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

Everyone who can donate bake goods is invited to bring them to the shelter on the day of the bake sale, between 10:30 a.m. and noon.


About Sean Casey Animal Rescue

Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals. The rescue has been serving New York City’s homeless animals since 1998.
 

Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
near the Windsor Terrace - Kensington border
(718) 436-5163
nyanimalrescue @ yahoo.com
http://nyanimalrescue.org
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html
https://www.facebook.com/SeanCaseyAnimalRescue

SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT, SMALL BUSINESSES!

Monday, September 11, 2017

66TH PRECINCT REP WILL SPEAK AT ALBEMARLE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING


Albemarle Neighborhood Association Meeting
Thursday, September 14th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The guest speaker at the next Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) community meeting will be a representative from the 66th Precinct. Discussion will focus on issues of interest and importance to the neighborhood, including any issues that you would like to talk about. 

At ANA's June meeting, community members brought up several long-standing complaints about car, electric bike, and non-powered bike traffic problems as well as trash problems. These concerns prompted ANA to invite the precinct to be this month's guest speaker.

Light refreshments will be provided by Foodtown and ANA. 

Members and non-members of ANA are welcome to attend all ANA community meetings. Admission is free.

Meeting location
Flatbush Jewish Center
Hanid Room
327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington

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.

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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 free and 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:

  • northern border: the north side of Caton Avenue
  • southern border: the south side of Beverley Road
  • western border: the west side of McDonald Avenue 
  • eastern border: 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.

NO F TRAINS BELOW CHURCH AVENUE THIS WEEKEND


From Friday, September 15th, at 11:45 p.m., until Monday, September 18th, at 5:00 a.m., F trains will operate between 179th Street and Church Avenue, as usual.

However, F trains won't be stopping at any stations between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue.

Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service, operating between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue, with this exception: from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, some of the shuttle buses will only operate between Church Avenue and Kings Highway.

You can transfer between F trains and shuttle buses at Church Avenue. The shuttle buses will then stop at Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue N, Avenue P, Kings Highway, Avenue U, Avenue X, Neptune Avenue, and West 8th Street. 

If you want direct service between Coney Island and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the N or Q train instead. 

  • Transfer between N and Q trains and buses at Stillwell Avenue. 
  • Transfer between Q trains and buses at West 8th Street.
  • Transfer between N and F trains at 4th Avenue-9th Street.