Wednesday, October 31, 2018

STAND UP AGAINST ANTISEMITISM AND OTHER HATREDS AT KENSINGTON'S FLATBUSH JEWISH CENTER



Memorializing the Jews Murdered in the Pittsburgh Synagogue
and Opposing All Forms of Hate
Friday, November 2nd, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 3rd, 9:30 a.m.

Flatbush Jewish Center invites everyone--whether you are Jewish, are a member of any other religion, or have no religious affiliation at all--to attend services this weekend for two purposes: to honor the memory of the Jews murdered in a synagogue in Pittsburgh and to stand up to antisemitism and all other forms of hate.

For Jews, showing up for sabbath services means "We aren't afraid." For all others, showing up delivers the message "We stand with you."
The American Jewish Committee is the organizer of the #ShowUpForShabbat campaign, which has gone international.

Shabbat services at Flatbush Jewish Center will be held on Friday, November 2nd, at 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 3rd, at 9:30 a.m.

Join your fellow human beings in standing up to hate, no matter who the victim is.

The event is posted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/313659182782925.
Location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn, New York

(718) 871-5200
office @ flatbushjewishcenter.com

Monday, October 29, 2018

KENSINGTON'S 70TH PRECINCT "BEAT COPS" WILL MEET WITH RESIDENTS TONIGHT


The Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) for Sector C of the 70th Precinct will meet with the community at a safety meeting tonight (Monday, October 29th) at 7:00 p.m. Sector C covers the precinct's portion of Kensington.

The NCOs are Officer Dilek Kahveci and Officer Bryan Cipolla. They can be e-mailed at, respectively, Dilek.Kahveci @ nypd.org and Bryan.Cipolla @ nypd.org.

The meeting will be held at Pakistani American Youth Society, 1001 Newkirk Avenue, between Coney Island Avenue and Westminster Road (map).

The doors will be opened at 6:30 p.m. to serve refreshments.
 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

TOY AND CLOTHING DRIVE BY COMMUNITY BOARD 7

Donations of new toys and clothing for girls and boys from ages one to twelve are being accepted for Community Board 7's 31st Annual Holiday Gift Drive. Community Board 7 includes Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace.

Bring your donated items to the community board's office Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm. until December 19th.

Donations can also be dropped off on the following days after 5:00 p.m. Please see a Community Board 7 staff member to drop off the donation on any of these days after 5:00 p.m.:
  • Wednesday, December 12th, 5:00 to 7:30
  • Monday, December 17th, 5:00 to 7:30
  • Wednesday, December 19th, 5:00 to 8:00
If you have any questions, send an e-mail to the community board at bk07 @ cb.nyc.gov.

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

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142

bk07 @ cb.nyc.gov
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb7/index.page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225


NO ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING ON ALL SAINTS DAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Tuesday, November 1st, for All Saints Day.

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.


Friday, October 26, 2018

FREE SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES AND FIRE SAFETY LITERATURE



Turn your clocks and other time-telling devices back an hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4th. Prevent injury, loss of life, and property damage by, at the same time, changing the batteries in your smoke alarms. It wouldn't hurt to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors and your flashlights too.

Get free smoke alarm batteries and free fire safety literature in all five boroughs, including at Alumni of NY, 1624 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, on Monday, October 29th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 12 OCTOBER MEETING


Community Board 12 Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12 (representing Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood) will hold its monthly public meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 23rd, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The board's monthly meetings are 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 (agenda item 2). You'll have three minutes to present your topic.

Some issues you may be concerned about are

  •     pedestrian safety,
  •     traffic congestion,
  •     housing,
  •     land use and zoning,
  •     construction sites,
  •     outdoor lighting,
  •     potholes,
  •     sanitation,
  •     libraries,
  •     crime,
  •     police presence,
  •     graffiti,
  •     social services,
  •     rodents,
  •     trash collection,
  •     public litter baskets, and
  •     street and sidewalk conditions. 

Agenda for the October 23rd meeting
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Public Session 
  3. Chairman's Remarks - Yidel Perlstein
  4. District Manager's Remarks - Barry Spitzer
  5. FY20 District Needs Capital & Expense Budget Requests - Barry Spitzer
  6. Variance - Full Board Vote - 2084 60th Street - David Shlomovich 
  7. Adoption of September Minutes
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business
  10. Attendance
  11. Adjourn

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.

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.

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
corner of 59th Street
Borough Park, Brooklyn

Enter the building on 59th Street. The meeting room is accessible by elevator.

Community Board 12's office is at 5910 13th Avenue.
phone: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @ cb.nyc.gov

https://twitter.com/BrooklynCB12
https://www.facebook.com/BkCB12


Friday, October 19, 2018

SIDEWALK SALE, SING-ALONG, QIGONG, AND ART SHOW AT THE COMMUNITY GARDEN, OCTOBER 20TH AND 21ST


Sidewalk Sale, Sing-along, Qigong, and Art Show
Saturday, October 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


An Invitation from the East Fourth Street Community Garden
This weekend, come on out for our Fabulous Fall Flea! We'll have books, clothing (for adults AND kids), housewares, toys, and knickknacks. Pumpkins and baked goods too! Our hours are:

Saturday, Oct 20th, 9AM to 2PM
Sunday, Oct 21st, 10AM to 1PM

All flea market proceeds fund expenses and programs at the garden, which is tended and operated by volunteers.

After you browse our sidewalk sale, come inside the gates for the following FREE events:

At 10:30AM Saturday, enjoy a singalong class led by Joanne Riel, whose musical play will encourage children and their families to explore expression, creativity, and learning through music and movement. Joanne will sing some children’s favorites, multicultural music, as well as songs from her CD, Flying Teapot.

On Sunday at 10AM, chill out with some gentle qigong. Its simple sequence of flowing movements, breathing techniques, self-massage, and guided meditation will help promote feelings of balance, relaxation, and renewal. Our practice will be led by Marisa Carroll, Certified Healer-Within Qigong Practice Leader, The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.

And don't forget to spend a few minutes taking in the garden’s third annual art show, "Jewel Box," featuring works by Eric Boucourt, Deborah Morris, and Tom Brown. Come enjoy a delightful fall weekend with your neighbors and a trove of artworks to uncover along our lovely shade garden path.

The East Fourth Street Community Garden, located between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue, has served the neighborhoods of Windsor Terrace and Kensington for 40 years.


All events at the garden are FREE; check our upcoming events at eastfourthstreetgarden.tumblr.com or on our Facebook page.

Best,
Lisa Guernsey
Head of Special Events

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

STOP SIGN REMOVAL ON VANDERBILT STREET?

Community Meeting about Street Safety
Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Department of Transportation and Brad Lander's office will hold a community meeting about street safety on Vanderbilt Street and East 3rd Street. Will the street sign on Vanderbilt at East 3rd be removed?

Location
One World Project
302 Vanderbilt Street 
between E. 3rd and E. 4th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn 
(917) 749-0682
http://www.oneworldproject.org

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

VIDEO SHOOT FOR HEALTHY TOMATO SAUCE NEEDS PARENTS WITH PICKY KIDS



An invitation to parents and children
from a Windsor Terrace entrepreneur

Dear Parents,

My kids, who are 3 and 7, are picky eaters, like many. The older they get, the pickier they get. And the pickier they get, the more concerned I, as a parent, get that they are not receiving enough nutrition from their diets.


It's tough--really tough--being a parent who only wants the best for their kids, especially with a pizza shop on every corner and store aisles full of "healthy" snacks.

So, two years ago, I decided to do something about it. I decided to make the world's healthiest tomato sauce. I enlisted my friend, Maxime Bilet, who co-wrote a book called Modernist Cuisine, which is 2,438 pages on the science of cooking.


We spent hundreds and hundreds of hours studying, testing, and laying the groundwork for what we hope will be an incredibly disruptive product that has the chance to truly improve peoples' lives. The sauce is called "otamot," and it launches in a month.

As part of our launch, we are shooting a video at a beautiful home in Park Slope on Sunday, October 21st. While we have enlisted our friends and family, we are still short on kids and parents. We are looking for picky eaters aged 6 to 9 and their parents, who struggle (like us) with giving them healthy meals as often as we wish we could.


We'll have two taping sessions. The morning session (four hours) pays $100 per family, and the afternoon session (two hours) pays $50 per family.

The film crew will tape parents speaking about their challenges and kids speaking about what they like to eat and don't like to eat. And of course, we'll have plenty of our "otamot" sauce to go around. We'll be making pizza, playing games, and, hopefully, having plenty of fun.

If you are a parent and this sounds like something you might want to do, please visit this link for more information: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/tlg/d/video-shoot-for-new-healthy/6722924950.html

From one Windsor Terrace parent to another, thanks in advance for giving this a read. Feel free to share.

Best,

Andrew Suzuka

…………………………………...


Andrew Suzuka, CEO
Super Sauce, Inc.
Phone: (347) 497-2537
553 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Monday, October 15, 2018

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL'S OCTOBER PUBLIC MEETING, OCTOBER 18TH



66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 18th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Report crimes and other policing matters in Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood at the upcoming 66th Precinct Community Council meeting. 

The 66th Precinct's commanding officer, Captain David Wall, will update residents on recent crimes in those neighborhoods, but the input of people who live within the boundaries of the precinct is essential. 

At the meeting, the public can learn about the various programs available to the community through the precinct. 

The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It's free, and it's open to the public. 

Boundaries of the 66th Precinct:


The purpose of the 66th Precinct Community Council is to provide the critical interface between citizens and police through regular monthly meetings. Meetings are normally 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, Brooklyn
(map)

To get to the meeting, take the B16 bus to 13th Avenue at 56th Street and walk three blocks along 13th Avenue to 59th Street. To return home, take the B16 on 14th Avenue (schedule).

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Contact information for the 66th Precinct:
phone: (718) 851-5611
5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com
website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/66th-precinct.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct or @66precinctcc

Saturday, October 13, 2018

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 7'S OCTOBER PUBLIC MEETING, OCTOBER 17TH



Community Board 7 Monthly Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The regular monthly board meeting of Community Board 7, which represents Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park, will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The board's monthly meetings are open to the public.

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

At the Community Board 7 meeting, members of the public are invited to comment on any issue during the two Public Comment periods (items 6 and 13 on the agenda). 

Some issues that you might want to bring to the board's attention are

  •     pedestrian safety,
  •     traffic congestion,
  •     housing,
  •     land use and zoning,
  •     construction sites,
  •     outdoor lighting,
  •     potholes,
  •     sanitation,
  •     libraries,
  •     crime,
  •     police presence,
  •     graffiti,
  •     social services,
  •     rodents,
  •     trash collection,
  •     public litter baskets, and
  •     street and sidewalk conditions.

The 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 September 26, 2018
5. Adoption of the Minutes of the Public Hearing of October 20, 2018

6. Public Comment
7. Committee Reports:

   A) Capital and Expense Committee (Vote required)
       1) Fiscal Year 2020 Capital and Expense Budget Priorities

8. Elected Officials and Representatives
9. District Manager’s Report
10. Chairperson’s Report
11. Old Business
12. New Business
13. Public Comment
14. Adjournment


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

Friday, October 12, 2018

INDOOR CRAFT FAIR ON CHURCH AVENUE


Craft Fair
Sunday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Crafters will be selling new items, many handmade by local artists, at a Craft Fair at Flatbush Jewish Center on Sunday, October 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At the indoor event, a variety of interesting items will be available, including
  • jewelry,
  • paintings,
  • wearable art,
  • scarves,
  • crocheted apparel for people and pets,
  • quilts,
  • tablecloths,
  • bow ties,
  • baby clothes,
  • vintage comic books,
  • Judaica,
  • painted shells,
  • henna tattoos, and
  • handmade soaps.


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

GOSPEL SUNDAYS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION


Gospel Sundays Anniversary
Sunday, October 14th, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
 
Celebrate the second anniversary of Gospel Sundays at Butterfunk Kitchen, featuring soul food and hard-to-find gospel 45s. Guest DJs will include Richard Lewis aka DJ Honky and Adam Lore of 50 Miles of Elbow Room.
 
The celebration will be on Sunday, October 14th, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Butterfunk Kitchen is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Chef Chris Scott and Eugenie Woo, who also own Sumner's Luncheonette, located right next door.
 
Location
Butterfunk Kitchen
1295 Prospect Avenue
near Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
 
        SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

PROSPECT FARM OPEN HOUSE OFFERS ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

Prospect Farm Open House
Saturday, October 13th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate the end of an excellent growing season at a community gathering at Prospect Farm on Saturday, October 13th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Activities will be offered for all ages, including bulb planting, composting, music, crafts, tours, and a bake sale.

Open to the public, admission to the event is free, but donations are welcome. Prospect Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so donations are tax-deductible.

Location
Prospect Farm 
1194 Prospect Avenue
between Seeley and Vanderbilt streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
 

e-mail: prospectfarmbk @ gmail.com
website: http://prospectfarm.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ProspectFarmBK

Subway directions: take the F or G train to the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station. Exit at the Prospect Avenue end of the station.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

FALL FEST AT P.S. 130 WILL BE PACKED WITH FUN ACTIVITIES


P.S. 130 Annual Fall Fest
Sunday, October 14th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The P.S. 130 PTA is holding its Annual Fall Fest on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the P.S. 130 Upper School, located at 713 Caton Avenue at E. 7th Street.

Fall Fest is open to the public. Come to Fall Fest, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same!

There will be fun activities for the entire family to enjoy, including a haunted house, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, pony rides, Lego activities, henna tattoos, face painting, live music, and a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexicanos Unidos.

We are especially grateful to Brooklyn Game Lab and Wingspan Arts who will be running a Battle Lab and art table for free.

We have an amazing array of goodies to raffle, thanks to Der Pioneer, Greenwood Park, Union Market, and more. Be sure to get your raffle tickets early!

Baked goods, drinks, and assorted snacks will be available for purchase. All funds raised will be used to support the P.S. 130 PTA.  

"This event is a wonderful way for the community to support P.S. 130 and for P.S. 130 to support the community," said P.S. 130 PTA Co-President Lisa Jackson Zelznick. "Fall Fest is an opportunity to celebrate the season and our community; we are excited to provide a day of fun for our neighbors while also raising funds to support important PTA initiatives, like professional development, direct support to classroom teachers, and improving our curriculum."

Contacts:
Ashley Kreamer Colao and Lisa Jackson Zelznick, Co-Presidents
Sarah Yorra, VP Fundraising
Liz Edmund, Fundraising Co-chair
info @ ps130pta.org

Saturday, October 6, 2018

FREE INTRO TO PILATES CLASS AT BLITZ DOJO


From The Kensington Stewards
Avenue C Plaza is offering a FREE 45-minute Pilates class on Saturday, October 6 from 2pm to 2:45pm, taught by Judy Thurau of Blitz Dojo at 312 Church Avenue [not at Avenue C Plaza, despite the wording of the above flyer]. Please reserve your spot by calling (718) 851-2425.

Pilates is a physical fitness system created by Joseph Pilates at the beginning of the 20th century, frequently used by dancers to strengthen their core and endurance. The exercises emphasize control, breathing, coordination and postural alignment. 

At a friend's suggestion, Ms. Thurman took up Pilates to recover from a broken ankle. Before that scoliosis had painfully affected her postural alignment for years but found that Pilates relieved it. More than 11 years later, Ms. Thurman has spent time training under some of the best Pilates teachers in NYC and now shows her students how to better organize their bodies through awareness, breath, and movement. Join her.
Sponsors: The Kensington Stewards and Blitz Dojo

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

INTRODUCING AMI BANGLADESHI, A NEW MULTIMEDIA SERIES


A Guest Post from Ami Bangladeshi

Dearest neighbors,

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Ami Bangladeshi, a new multimedia series documenting stories within the Bangladeshi small businesses where many of us shop daily.

Each installment of the series includes a short, intimate video interview with a shop owner or employee about their lives outside of work, along with photographs of the shop. During our interviews we ask merchants to talk about their backgrounds, families, and pastimes—the stuff you talk about when you go to the same place several times a week and form an unspoken friendship.

Our main goal with Ami Bangladeshi is to highlight a group of people who add tremendous value to our daily lives without even knowing it. People who are there when we need a specific type of condiment or to be spoken to in our native tongue. We are so lucky that they are still around for us despite all of the digital and chain competition they face.

Even though we’ve have grown up frequenting these shops in the neighborhood, we have always been too busy/too oblivious/too self-absorbed to really know the people who shelve our groceries, ring up our orders, and pack our bags. We’ve rarely gone beyond “hello,” “how much,” or “thank you.” With this project, we are forcing ourselves out of norms and comfort zones, and inviting you to do the same.

Our inaugural story, out now, is from Bangla Nagar at 87 Church Avenue. Read, watch, listen at AmiBangladeshi.nyc.

Yours,
Samiha & the Ami Bangladeshi Team

MEETING OF 72ND PRECINCT COMMANDER AND RESIDENTS OF WINDSOR TERRACE AND SUNSET PARK


72nd Precinct Community Council Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 9th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

At the 72nd Precinct Community Council's monthly meetings with the public, residents and police officers discuss crime and find out what the precinct is doing to prevent future crimes from happening. Learn what types of crime have been occurring, their frequency, and why they can happen.

Members of the public are invited to voice their concerns about crime and tell officers what's on their minds: armed robberies, sexual assaults, home break-ins, burglaries in local stores, bank robberies, drivers who are speeding or breaking other laws, stolen bicycles, package theft, and any other crimes.

Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park are within the 72nd Precinct. Everyone who lives or works within the precinct's boundaries is invited to attend Community Council meetings. Contact the Community Affairs officers at (718) 965-6326 if you have any questions.


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 9th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location
Marien Heim Senior Center
4520 4th Avenue
between 45th and 46th streets
Sunset Park, Brooklyn