Thursday, August 30, 2018

A BARBECUE FOR THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD

Community Barbecue
Sunday, September 16th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A community barbecue open to all neighborhood residents will be hosted by Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish on Sunday, September 16th. The annual event will feature barbecue food, games, inflatable rides, raffles, and a DJ.

Tables, chairs, and umbrellas will be set up in the schoolyard of Brooklyn Prospect Charter School.

Tickets cost $15 per person if purchased before September 4th and $20 per person if purchased from September 4th through September 12th. Children under the age of three can get in for free.

No tickets will be sold after September 12th.

You can purchase tickets in the church after Mass.

Mass times
  • Mondays through Saturdays at 8:45 a.m.,
  • Saturdays at 5:00 p.m., and
  • Sundays at 8:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and after saying Rosary at 4:30 p.m. (Rosary and Mass are in Urdu)

Tickets can also be purchased in the rectory Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The church is at 2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets. The rectory is right next to the church.

BBQ location
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School schoolyard
3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

CHANGES/OVERHAUL PROPOSED FOR THE PROSPECT EXPRESSWAY

"PX Forward: A Corridor Study of the Prospect Expressway"

NYU urban planning graduate students have studied numerous aspects of the Prospect Expressway (PX) and prepared a report about it on behalf of the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President.


"PX Forward: A Corridor Study of the Prospect Expressway" assesses existing conditions at and around the Prospect Expressway Corridor. It summarizes user participation in the project, including the community visioning workshop. It also explores case studies and best practices on highways in other American cities.

Recommendations and implementation strategies are presented that identify opportunities for improvement, enhancement, and alteration. They center around the safety issues posed by the expressway, the lack of connectivity between different parts of the neighborhood, greening (access to parks and open space), and neighborhood identity.

The full report is online on the Brooklyn Borough President's website here.


Monday, August 27, 2018

FEEL THE (ADIRONDACK) BEAT


Adirondack Beat 
Saturday, September 8th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DJ Kyle Brown will spin oldies, soul, and instrumental records on 45 rpm vinyl at The Adirondack on Saturday, September 8th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

$1 off draft beers, $4 off well drinks. Admission is free. 

The neighborhood bar focuses on New York State craft beer, featuring beer on tap, bottled, and in cans, cocktails, and snacks.

Subway directions to The Adirondack: Take the F or G to the Fort Hamilton Parkway station. Exit at the Reeve Place-Prospect Avenue end of the station (the back of the Coney Island-bound train or the front of the Queens-bound train).
 

Adirondack Beat normally takes place on the first Saturday of each month, but in September, the first Saturday falls on Labor Day Weekend.

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

 

PARKING REGULATIONS SUSPENDED ON LABOR DAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, September 3rd, for Labor Day. Parking meter regulations will also be suspended.

Parking meter regulations are suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 14 SEPTEMBER MEETING


Regular Monthly Meeting Of Brooklyn Community Board 14
               Monday, September 17th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
 
7:15 p.m.: Public Hearing with respect to the City’s Capital and Expense Budgets for Fiscal Year 2020

7:30 p.m.: Regular Monthly Meeting of Brooklyn Community Board 14


                                         Agenda
1. Call To Order
2. Minutes
3. District Manager’s Report
4. Chairman’s Report
     a) Report on Executive Committee
     b) Report on Special Meeting – Community Residence at 1548 East 19th Street
5. Topical Committees – Reports And Items:
     a) Human Services
     b) Youth Services
     c) Public Safety
     d) Community Environment
     e) Education, Libraries and Cultural Affairs
     f) Transportation
6. Public Session
7. Adjournment


If you would like to speak during the public hearing or during the public portion of the board meeting, call the Community Board 14 District Office at (718) 859-6357 to register. Or register on the evening of the meeting.


Meeting Location
Edward R. Murrow High School
East 17th Street
between Avenue L and Avenue M

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is located at 810 East 16th Street. Phone: (718) 859-6357, fax (718) 421- 6077, e-mail: info@cb14brooklyn.com, website: www.cb14brooklyn.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SPEED HUMP PROPOSED FOR E. 5TH STREET



Community Board 7 Transportation Committee
Meeting on Speed Humps
Wednesday, September 5th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A speed hump has been proposed for E. 5th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue. It'll be discussed and voted on at Community Board 7's next Transportation Committee meeting. All committee meetings are open to the public.

A speed hump--which is not a speed bump--is a traffic-calming measure that's a gradual rise in the road. Its goal is to slow vehicles down to between fifteen and twenty miles per hour. Its measurements are three to four inches high and up to twenty feet long.

At the intersection of E. 5th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway are the playground of the P.S. 130 Lower School and the Windsor Terrace Library. Even though one side of the playground is on E. 5th Street, this isn't a designated school block, CB 7 says, because the school itself is on Ocean Parkway.

For that reason, the board has a voice in whether or not to approve the speed hump. Community Board 7's Transportation Committee will vote on the proposal at its September 5th meeting, and it will make its recommendation to the full board to vote on at its September 26th monthly meeting, also open to the public.

Two other speed humps are listed on the agenda, one on 28th Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues, and one on 45th Street, between 2nd and 3rd avenues.

The date of the meeting is Wednesday, September 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

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


Saturday, August 18, 2018

KORNER PIZZERIA ON VACATION


Korner Pizzeria will be closed for vacation from Monday, August 20th, through Sunday, September 2nd. It will reopen on Monday, September 3rd.

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."

Location
Korner Pizzeria
226 Church Avenue at E. 3rd Street

Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 853-3755 or (718) 633-9828

https://www.facebook.com/kornerpizzeria

                SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.
 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

NO G TRAIN THIS WEEKEND


No G trains will run from 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17th, through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20th, due to structural improvements.

F trains and free shuttle buses will provide alternate service.

Buses will make all G stops between Court Sq and Hoyt-Schermerhorn, connecting with the F at Jay St-MetroTech.

F trains will make G stops between Bergen St and Church Av.

• Transfer between F trains and buses at Jay St-MetroTech.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED NEXT WEEK


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Tuesday, August 21st, Wednesday, August 22nd, and Thursday, August 23rd, for Idul-Adha (Eid Al-Adha).

All other regulations, including parking meter regulations, will be in effect. Those are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Monday, August 13, 2018

APPLY FOR AFFORDABLE CONDOS ON 37TH STREET IN BROOKLYN

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Applications are now available for first-time homeowners interested in buying an affordable condo on 37th Street in Brooklyn, between 12th and 13th avenues (map).

The thirty-six newly-built condos each have either three or four bedrooms. Some units have a den, and some have a balcony.

A chart here indicates--based on the number of members in a household--the minimum and maximum allowable annual income range, the estimated prices of the units, and the estimated monthly housing expenses.

Download the application in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Haitian, and Korean here. Or get an application in the mail by writing to SBCO c/o Culver Housing Developments, LLC, 4006 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218 and including a self-addressed envelope.

Applications have to be postmarked by Tuesday, September 25, 2018, in order to be entered in the housing lottery.

Neither an application fee nor a broker's fee is being charged.

Free informational sessions about purchasing a condo will be held in Brooklyn on Tuesday, August 28th, at 7:00 p.m. at West End Gardens Community Center, 1002 44th Street, near 10th Avenue, and on Tuesday, September 11th, at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Center, 411 46th Street, near 4th Avenue.

This offer marks the end of Phase 1 of the Culver Affordable Housing Project. Thirty-two more condos will be built on 37th Street, between 13th and 14th avenues, during Phase 2. In total, seventeen four-story buildings will contain a total of sixty-eight condos, one on each floor.

Condo owners are required to live in the condo they purchase, and the condo must be their primary residence.

Eligibility is based on income as well as other criteria. New York City residents get preference.

A percentage of units is set aside for people with disabilities (5% for mobility, 2% for vision/hearing), residents of Brooklyn Community Boards 7, 12, and 14 (50%), and municipal employees (5%).

More information is available at www.sbcony.org/culver.
 
The F and G subway station at Church Avenue (map) and the B35 and B16 buses are nearby.

These buildings are being constructed through the New Foundations Project of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

PLAY BOARD GAMES OUTDOORS (FREE)


Board Game Night Outdoors
Tuesday, August 14th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Whether you play for fun or competitively, you'll sharpen your skills and meet people from the neighborhood at the first game night held at Avenue C Plaza.

People of all ages and at all skill and experience levels are invited to play board games, including chess, at the plaza on Tuesday, August 14th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Kensington Stewards, who are the managers of Avenue C Plaza and Kensington Plaza, will host the free event.

If attendance is good, The Kensington Stewards will offer it again.

Avenue C Plaza is located in Kensington on the eastern side of McDonald Avenue where it intersects with Avenue C. It can be reached via the F and G subway lines to Church Avenue or the B67 and B69 buses.

Twitter: #AveCPlaza
Facebook: https://facebook.com/avecplaza
@avecplaza

Friday, August 10, 2018

F AND G LINES SKIP WINDSOR TERRACE STATIONS THIS WEEKEND


F and G Weekend Service Notice
 

Because of track maintenance from Friday, August 10th, at 9:45 p.m. until Monday, August 13th, at 5:00 a.m., Queens-bound F and G trains will skip three stations in Brooklyn: Fort Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and 4th Avenue-9th Street.

For service to these stations, take the F or G to 7th Avenue or Smith-9th streets and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F or Church Avenue-bound G.

For service from these stations, take the F or G to 7th Avenue or Church Avenue and transfer to a Queens-bound F or G.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

NO ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING NEXT WEDNESDAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Wednesday, August 15th, for Feast of the Assumption.

All other regulations, including parking meter regulations, will be in effect. Those are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MISSING PERSON: MOHD KHAN


Mohd Khan, a sixty-two-year-old Asian male, is missing from the area of Ditmas Avenue and East 2nd Street in Brooklyn. He may need medical attention. 

Mr. Khan is 5'5" tall, weighs 152 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants when he was last seen on Sunday, August 5th, at about 4:00 p.m.

If you see Mr. Khan or have any information about him, call 911.

Monday, August 6, 2018

SPRAYING FOR WEST NILE VIRUS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS THIS WEEK



UPDATE: Spraying has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 9th, between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. 

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Weather permitting, trucks will conduct ground-based spraying of mosquito adulticide on Wednesday, August 8th, between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., to help prevent Zika Virus and West Nile Virus.

In case of bad weather on Wednesday, the alternate time frame is Thursday, August 9th, between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

The map above shows where the spraying will be conducted. It includes parts of these Brooklyn ZIP codes: 11201, 11203, 11205, 11207, 11212, 11215, 11216, 11217, 11218, 11219, 11225, 11226, 11232, 11234, 11236, 11238, and 11239. 

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will use very low concentrations of DUET®.

The risks of pesticides applied by the Health Department for mosquito control are low to people and pets. Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory conditions may also be affected.

To stay safe during spraying:
 
  • Stay indoors, whenever possible.
  • Air conditioners can remain on. While unnecessary, you may wish to close air conditioner vents, or choose the recirculate function.

After spraying:

  • While unnecessary, you can wash outdoor toys and equipment with soap and water.
  • Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.
  • Always wash fruits and vegetables with water.

The most effective way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate any standing water. New Yorkers are also encouraged to mosquito-proof their homes and take precautions when spending time outdoors.

Reducing exposure to mosquitoes:

  • Use an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under 3), or products that contain the active ingredient IR3535.
  • Make sure windows have screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.
  • Eliminate any standing water from your property and dispose of containers that can collect water. Standing water is a violation of the New York City Health Code.
  • Make sure roof gutters are clean and draining properly.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty or covered if not in use. Drain water that collects in pool covers. 
Report standing water by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov/health/wnv. For more information about West Nile virus, call 311 or visit nyc.gov.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

VENDORS WANTED FOR CRAFT FAIR AND FLEA MARKET



Craft Fair and Flea Market
Sunday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
A Craft Fair and Flea Market featuring local artists, craftspeople, collectors, and others with new or used items to sell will take place at Flatbush Jewish Center on Sunday, October 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Additional information and the downloadable application/contract for vendor space are available at https://fjcbrooklyn.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/craft-fair.

Set-up time will be from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Fees for vendor space:

  • A 10' x 10' space with one 6' rectangle table and two chairs costs $50.
  • An 8' x 8' space with one large round table and two chairs costs $40.
  • Additional chairs cost $10 each.

Location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

Friday, August 3, 2018

72ND PRECINCT NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME (FREE)


                72nd Precinct National NIght Out Against Crime (free)
                   Tuesday, August 7th, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free community-building event for the community and the local police precinct: at the nation's 35th Annual National Night Out Against Crime, meet leaders and personnel from the 72nd Precinct (Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park).

Interact with neighbors, community members, and local businesses who share the common goal of partnership and safety.

Live music, snacks, youth activities,  and basketball with the NYPD 72nd Precinct.

The event is held annually on the first Tuesday in August.

The National Association of Town Watch introduced National Night Out--America's Night Out Against Crime--in 1984. The night's goals are to

  • heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts,
  • strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

In the 1970s, in a grass-roots movement that preceded the creation of National Night Out Against Crime, people in several communities participated in an effort to deter crime by turning on their porch lights, sitting outside, and talking with their neighbors.

Location
Sunset Park Soccer Field
6th Avenue, between 41st and 44th streets
Brooklyn