Thursday, November 21, 2019

GIFTS, A MEAL, COOKIES, AND HOLIDAY HELP ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FAMILIES AT THE KENSINGTON FAMILY SHELTER






Gifts for the children, gifts for the parents, a meal, and cookies--the families at The Kensington, the family shelter on McDonald Avenue near Church Avenue, will appreciate all of these. 

Before the shelter opened in December 2015, neighborhood residents Catherine and Tracy volunteered to bring the neighborhood together to support the sheltered families in any way we're able to and to serve as liaisons between the neighborhood and the shelter.

Periodically throughout the year, they send e-mail to neighborhood residents with information about what the families need. Sometimes it's clothing, sometimes it's personal care products, sometimes it's holiday gifts, and sometimes it's participation at parties or other events.

To get on the mailing list for updates from Catherine and Tracy, send an e-mail to givemeshelterbk @ gmail.com.

And now, here's the e-mail they sent today.

Happy holidays to you all!

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Hello Neighbors!

We hope everyone is having a terrific autumn. A few weeks ago we threw a Halloween party for the kids at the shelter. A local resident, Beth Boyle Machlan, coordinated a bunch of NYU students to put on the event, which featured a visit from Spider-Man. A huge hit, as you can imagine.

We are now in the thick of planning our winter events. This neighborhood has always come through in a big way to make the families' holidays super-special and we know you will do it again. Now onto the details!

As you know, we try to provide three gifts for every child at the shelter, each chosen specifically for them with input from shelter staff. We have created an Amazon wishlist for this purpose. You can order from Amazon, or buy the same item elsewhere and mark as bought on the wishlist. Please do not wrap! We will be holding a wrapping event. https://amzn.to/2KEOPLk
 
We also try to provide a gift for the adults. As in the past, we hope to collect one new bath-and-body set or perfume/cologne for each parent. We have created an Amazon wishlist for convenience — https://amzn.to/2pxjSRQ — but you are also welcome to purchase elsewhere (or regift!) and bring or ship to the shelter.

The gifts will be handed out at the holiday party (details in a future email) and on Christmas morning. On Dec. 15, we will host a wrapping event at the shelter. If you would like to volunteer for that, you can sign up here (18+ for on-site volunteers please!): https://bit.ly/2Oxs1OG

We have two more ways to help out this season:

We are providing a harvest meal the day after Thanksgiving. You can sign up here to donate a cooked dish, dessert, paper goods or beverages (details in the link as well): https://bit.ly/2qzOqmq  Shelter staff will handle serving the meal, so no volunteers are needed for this event.

And we are doing our cookie brigade again! If you would like to drop off some cookies at the shelter during the holiday weeks, sign up here: https://bit.ly/2XvUXuA

The shelter address is 385 McDonald Ave., Brooklyn NY 11218. All donations for these events should be marked attn: Uniquia Parker.

Thank you for all you do for our neighbors who are struggling. It's really a gift to the community and to us! We will send you one more email with further details on the Holiday party scheduled for Dec 22. In the meantime, stay warm!

Love,
Catherine and Tracy


CRIME-FOCUSED MEETING CALLED FOR THE 72ND PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Special Meeting of the 72nd Precinct Community Council
Tuesday, November 26th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  
The special meeting of the 72nd Precinct Community Council that Windsor Terrace residents were promised has been scheduled for next week.

At last week's meeting, the commanding officer was caught unawares of a number of the crimes residents reported at the meeting. Some of the crimes they reported were

  • group assaults,
  • groups of people armed with guns and/or knives,
  • verbal threats of physical violence,
  • house break-ins,
  • car break-ins,
  • people climbing on top of garages to get access to private backyards,
  • young teenagers smoking pot in the presence of younger children in parks,
  • crimes by the Fort Hamilton Parkway/E. 5th Street F and G subway station due to the absence of a clerk inside and low lighting outside, and
  • package theft.


Quite a few took place in the southwestern portion of Windsor Terrace--the part that's closer to Kensington and is west of the Prospect Expressway.

Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez committed to following up on those matters and reporting back to the community at a specially-called meeting, rather than waiting until the Community Council's regularly-scheduled monthly meeting in December.

This follow-up meeting of the 72nd Precinct Community Council will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, at 7:30 p.m.

Location
Marian Center
Immaculate Heart of Mary Rectory
2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 4th and E. 5th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

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72nd Precinct contact information
Phone number: (718) 965-6311
web page: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/72nd-precinct.page
CompStat report (crime statistics): http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-072pct.pdf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD72Pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct:  https://www.facebook.com/NYPD72pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct Community Council: https://www.facebook.com/72nd-Precinct-Community-Council-1611883092371304


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE WILL MEET WITH KENSINGTON RESIDENTS IN TWO WEEKS


            Kensington Neighborhood Policing and Safety Meeting
              Wednesday, December 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) and the Steady Sector Officers in the 66th Precinct's Sector D (Kensington and Ditmas) will meet with residents on Wednesday, December 4th, to discuss pedestrian and highway safety.


At 6:30 p.m., refreshments will be served at this Build The Block Neighborhood Policing and Safety Meeting. At 7:00 p.m., the meeting will start.

The NYPD divides each precinct into four or five sectors to carry out neighborhood policing. This means that the same officers work in the same neighborhoods on the same shifts. The radio dispatchers, supervisors, and sector officers work together. Sector officers and sector cars stay within the boundaries of their assigned sectors, except in precinct-wide emergencies.

The four sectors in the 66th Precinct are Sector A or Adam, Sector B or Boy, Sector C or Charlie, and Sector D or David.

Sector D's boundaries are Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue to the north, Coney Island Avenue to the east, 18th Avenue and Avenue F to the south, and McDonald Avenue and 37th Street to the west.

 The NCOs for Sector D are
  • Police Officer Viviane Perrone (phone: (917) 863-5169, e-mail: viviane.perrone @ nypd.org)
  • Police Officer Karol Smiarowski (phone: (917) 826-6569, e-mail: karol.smiarowski @ nypd.org.

The officers will update the community about public safety issues in the neighborhood.


Ask questions and express your concerns, complaints, and suggestions about assaults and robberies on the street, home burglaries, packages stolen from porches and lobbies, street safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, and any other issues that you have.

Meeting Location
P.S. 889

21 Hinckley Place
between E. 8th Street and Coney Island Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

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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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NYPD66pct/posts/?ref=page_internal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct or @66precinctcc


Monday, November 18, 2019

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING THIS WEEK (FREE)



66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting
Thursday, November 21st, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The public can 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, Deputy Inspector James King, will update residents on recent crimes in those neighborhoods, but the input of people who live within the boundaries of the precinct is also 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, November 21st, 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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NYPD66pct/posts/?ref=page_internal

Sunday, November 17, 2019

AGENDA FOR THE PUBLIC MONTHLY MEETING OF COMMUNITY BOARD 7 (WINDSOR TERRACE AND SUNSET PARK)


                    Community Board 7 Public Monthly Meeting
                Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


The regular monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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 October 16, 2019
  5. Presentation: Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  6. Public Comment
  7. Committee Reports:
  1. Personnel & Internal Budget (no vote required)

  1. Review of FY19 activities
  2. Goals for FY20: A) Budget, B) Personnel

  1. Sanitation/Environment (no vote required)

  1. Presentation from the Department of Environmental Protection on the installation of rain gardens in Windsor Terrace

  1. Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness Issues (no vote required)

  1. Interviews with Shelter Managers
  2. Next steps
  3. Status update on the Fourth Avenue shelters

  1. Land Use/Landmarks Committee (no vote required)

  1. Public Speak Out on November 6
  2. Review of ULURP application for Industry City  

  1.  Joint Committee Meeting of Immigration Committee, Economic Development-Waterfront Committee, Transportation and Ability and Access Committee (no vote required)
  1. Discussion on ULURP application for Industry City

  1. Joint Committee Meeting of Health Committee, Public Safety Committee, Sanitation/Environment Committee and Housing Committee (no vote required)

  1. Discussion on ULURP application

  1. Education/Youth Committee (no vote required)

  1. Discussion on ULURP application for Industry City
  2. Second Annual Youth Recognition Award

  1. Nominating Committee (no vote required)

  1. Organizational meeting of the committee

  1. Elected Officials/Representatives
  2. District Manager’s Report
  3. Chairperson’s Report
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business
  6. Public Comment
  7. 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: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb7/index.page
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225

 

STREET CLOSINGS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR ROAD WORK



These streets in Windsor Terrace and Kensington will be closed for milling this week:

Monday, November 18th

  • E. 5th Street, from 19th Street to Albemarle Road
Tuesday, November 19th
  • E. 4th Street, from Vanderbilt Street to Caton Avenue


Each week, a new milling and paving schedule is posted on the Department of Transportation's website at https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/bkresurf.pdf. To avoid having your vehicle relocated to another street without your knowledge, check that page at the beginning of every week.

Signs indicating street closings for milling and paving are supposed to be posted on the streets in advance of the work, but that isn't always done.

From the DOT website:
Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway. This is usually done in preparation for paving, although there are exceptions where no milling or only partial milling is needed.

Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway, whether or not it has been milled.

The milling process is noisy and may cause discomfort in the affected neighborhood for several days. Much of the work is done at night in order to minimize disruptions to traffic.

Although DOT takes steps to minimize the inconvenience, milling requires trucks, special machinery and portable lights. To minimize disruption, machinery is fitted with noise reduction equipment and crews attempt to keep noise to a minimum.

Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or emergencies.

Friday, November 15, 2019

BRING YOUR LEAVES TO THE COMMUNITY GARDEN FOR COMPOSTING

Rake up your fallen leaves and donate them to the East Fourth Street Community Garden's Fall Leaf Drive this Sunday, November 17th, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The leaves will be mulched, and they'll be used in the garden's compost operation. Leaves are valuable "browns" (carbon-rich material) that balance the food scraps in compost bins.

Just bring leaves--not twigs, branches, or trash. 

People of all ages are welcome. Cider and donuts will be served.

Location
East Fourth Street Community Garden
173 E. 4th Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

https://www.facebook.com/groups/246036418909475
https://eastfourthstreetgarden.tumblr.com

Thursday, November 14, 2019

THREE TO FIVE GUEST SPEAKERS, A RAFFLE, AND REFRESHMENTS AT THIS MONTH'S NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING (FREE)


Albemarle Neighborhood Association Meeting
Thursday, November 21st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The guest speakers at the next Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) meeting and their probable speaking order have been announced. They'll discuss subjects that are of interest and importance to our neighborhood and community.

  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: An FDNY representative will discuss fire safety issues.

  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.: Moinul Alam and, possibly, his daughter, Manijaah Armin Faria, will represent the Bangladeshi community.
        Mr. Alam is
    • the owner of Architrade Contracting, LLC,
    • General Secretary of Church McDonald Bangladeshi Business Association (CMBBA),
    • CEO of M&M Academic Support Tutoring Center;
    • President of Bangladeshi-American Center of North America (BACONA), and
    • a member of the Executive Committee of The Kensington Stewards.
         Ms. Faria
    • maintains M&M Academic  Support Tutoring Center,
    • helps set up meetings for BACONA, and
    • is a member of Muslim Student Association (MSA).

  • 7:20 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.: Uniquia Parker is Recreation Coordinator for The Kensington Family Shelter. She creates and organizes events and tasks to prepare family members to function well in life's endeavors and to build self-esteem.

One possible additional guest speaker is
  • John Venable, Customer Relations Coordinator, Office of the Brooklyn Postmaster, United States Postal Service (USPS).

Five gift certificates from Foodtown  will be raffled off for Thanksgiving.

Foodtown and ANA will provide refreshments, which will be served after the meeting.

Meetings are free, and all residents are welcome to attend. The next meeting will be held in March 2020.

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

The Hanid Room is on the lower level and is accessible by stairs and by elevator. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

PERSISTENT CRIME AND THE FEAR IT'S STIRRED UP IN WINDSOR TERRACE


UPDATE: A special meeting of the 72nd Precinct Community Council will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Location: the Marian Center in the basement of Immaculate Heart of Mary Rectory, 2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets, in Windsor Terrace.

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The Commanding Officer of the 72nd Precinct got an earful of complaints from incensed Windsor Terrace residents at tonight's monthly meeting of the 72nd Precinct Community Council.

People who have lived in Windsor Terrace for ten, twenty, and thirty years asserted that the situation is the worst it's been since they moved here.

The air was filled with reports of
  • group assaults,
  • groups of people armed with guns and/or knives,
  • verbal threats of physical violence,
  • house break-ins,
  • car break-ins,
  • people climbing on top of garages to get access to private backyards,
  • young teenagers smoking pot in the presence of younger children in parks,
  • crimes by the Fort Hamilton Parkway/E. 5th Street F and G subway station due to the absence of a clerk inside and low lighting outside, and
  • package theft.

Residents, particularly those living in the southwestern portion of Windsor Terrace--the part closer to Kensington and west of the Prospect Expressway--are alarmed. They're experiencing fear for their own safety, but they're especially concerned about the safety of their children of various ages.

Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez shared that when he became commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct in March 2016, 110 officers were assigned to it. Today, it has 163 officers. In response to complaints about the lack of officers patrolling the streets--especially side streets--he said he plans to look into assigning more officers to patrols.

He also wants to get the lighting improved in dimly-lit areas and increase the number of clandestine surveillance cameras. 

A resident suggested forming a neighborhood watch, since the one that the Albemarle Neighborhood Association operated ended several years ago. He asked if the precinct would give the community advice on how to set it up and operate it, and Inspector Gonzalez agreed to do that.

The Inspector said that he wasn't aware of a number of the issues reported tonight, and he promised to look into them. But rather than wait until the Community Council's regularly scheduled meeting next month, he'll report back to the community at a special meeting two weeks from now in the same location. The date of that meeting will be announced.

KICK-OFF PARTY FOR COAT DRIVE: HELPING NEW YORKERS KEEP WARM THIS WINTER


                                   Winter Coat Drive Kick-off Party
                   Sunday, November 17th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
Sycamore Bar and Blue Point Brewing and Jameson kick off their Winter Coat Drive on Sunday, November 17th, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bring new and gently-used coats for children, women, and men in all sizes, colors, and styles.

Get free pizza, $5 Syc Strength Frozen Margaritas, and a free Jameson shot for every new and gently-used coat donated. 

In cooperation with the New York Cares annual coat drive, Sycamore Bar will collect coats during all of its business hours from Sunday, November 17th, through Sunday, December 1st.

The hours of operation are
  • Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

After 5:00 p.m., nobody under the age of twenty-one is permitted in the bar. Children must be supervised at all times.


From New York Cares:
For the last 31 years, we have channeled the generosity of our city into our annual Coat Drive. Last year we distributed our two millionth coat, and this year our goal is to collect 100,000 new or gently used coats for our Community Partners, which include social service agencies, public schools, and transitional housing shelters.

Location
Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop
1118 Cortelyou Road
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
(347) 240-5850
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com
http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com
https://www.facebook.com/sycamore.brooklyn
https://twitter.com/SycamoreBklyn


Monday, November 11, 2019

TOY AND CLOTHING DRIVE FOR CHILDREN FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Gifts of new and unwrapped toys and clothing for girls and boys--from newborn to sixteen years old--are being collected during Community Board 7's 32nd Annual Holiday Gift Drive.

CB 7 is collecting donations through Wednesday, December 18th. Drop donated items off at their office at 4201 4th Avenue in Sunset Park weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The
entrance to the building is on 43rd Street.  

Monetary donations are also welcome. Call CB 7's office at (718) 854-0003 or send an e-mail to bk07@cb.nyc.gov to find out how to donate money.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

STREET CLOSINGS FOR ROAD WORK THIS WEEK IN WINDSOR TERRACE



These streets in Windsor Terrace (and some in Kensington and Park Slope) will be closed for milling and paving work next week:

Tuesday, November 12th

  • Prospect Avenue, from 7th Avenue to 10th Avenue, paving
  • 11th Street, from 8th Avenue to Prospect Park West, paving
  • 8th Avenue, from 15th Street to 20th Street, milling

Wednesday, November 13th

  • 8th Avenue, from 15th Street to 20th Street, milling
  • Seeley Street, from 18th Street to Prospect Park Southwest, milling

Thursday, November 14th

  • Seeley Street, from 18th Street to Prospect Park Southwest, milling
  • E. 5th Street, from 19th Street to Albemarle Road, milling

Friday, November 15th
 
  • E. 5th Street, from 19th Street to Albemarle Road, milling 

That information was obtained from the Department of Transportation's website at https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/bkresurf.pdf

Signs indicating street closings for milling and paving are supposed to be posted on the streets in advance of the work, but that isn't always done. Avoid having your vehicle relocated to another street without your knowledge by checking that page at the beginning of every week.

From the DOT website:
Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway. This is usually done in preparation for paving, although there are exceptions where no milling or only partial milling is needed.

Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway, whether or not it has been milled.

The milling process is noisy and may cause discomfort in the affected neighborhood for several days. Much of the work is done at night in order to minimize disruptions to traffic.

Although DOT takes steps to minimize the inconvenience, milling requires trucks, special machinery and portable lights. To minimize disruption, machinery is fitted with noise reduction equipment and crews attempt to keep noise to a minimum.

Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or emergencies.

PRE-THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS TOMORROW


Food Drive
Sunday, November 10th, 8:00 a.m. to noon

To replenish the food pantry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in time for Thanksgiving, the church's Cub Scout Pack 187 will collect non-perishable food on Sunday, November 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

They'll collect the food in front of Foodtown, 382 McDonald Avenue at Albemarle Road, in Kensington, for the benefit of neighborhood residents in need.

Non-perishable foods have a long shelf life, with expiration dates far into the future. They can be safely stored at room temperature.


A few examples of non-perishable foods are canned fish, canned meat, canned and dried beans, nuts, peanut and other nut butters, jelly, honey, canned fruit, dried fruit, 100% fruit juice, bottled water, dry or shelf-stable milk, canned vegetables, crackers, uncooked rice, uncooked pasta, hot and cold cereals, granola, flour, dried herbs and spices, etc.

Healthy food options are best: whole grains, low fat, low or no sugar, low or no salt, and few or no chemical additives.
 
Recent statistics showed that almost 13% of New York City’s population suffer from food insecurity, meaning that they aren't able to afford an adequate supply of food.

Last year, in fact, 34% of the food pantries and kitchens in New York City didn't have enough resources to meet people's needs, so they had to turn people away, reduce portion sizes, and cut back on their open hours.

MEMORIAL WALK IN KENSINGTON FOR PEOPLE KILLED IN TRAFFIC VIOLENCE


Walk on Monday, November 11th, starting at 6:00 p.m., to commemorate the lives sacrificed in our neighborhood to traffic violence. The walk will go past the locations where those people's lives were taken from them.

In addition to those deaths, many other people have been injured on our streets, and we demand that effective measures be taken to protect us. Traffic-calming efforts to date haven't gone far enough.

The walk will start at 401 Church Avenue, at the intersection of Church Avenue and E. 4th Street, in Kensington, Brooklyn.

Route
  • Meet at the intersection of Church Avenue and E. 4th Street. 
  • Walk on Church Avenue to E. 7th Street.
  • Turn left at E. 7th Street and walk to Caton Avenue.
  • Turn right at Caton Avenue and walk to E. 8th Street.
  • Turn right at E. 8th Street and walk to Church Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Church Avenue and walk to Coney Island Avenue.

Please also attend the Kensington Safe Streets Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 18th, in P.S. 889 on Coney Island Avenue near Turner Place. Talk to representatives from the Department of Transportation as well as several of our elected officials. Tell them what you expect them to do.

Monday, November 4, 2019

ASP SUSPENDED ON VETERANS DAY



Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, November 11th, for Veterans 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, November 1, 2019

F TRAIN REPLACED BY SHUTTLE BUSES THIS WEEKEND


Planned structural improvements this weekend will affect F train service from Friday, November 1st, at 9:45 p.m., through Monday, November 4th, at 5:00 a.m.

From 179th Street to Church Avenue, F trains will run normally. But F train service between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue will be replaced by free shuttle buses. Transfer between F trains and shuttle buses at Church Avenue.

Shuttle buses running between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue will 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.

However, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, some of the shuttle buses will only run between Church Avenue and Kings Highway.

For direct service between Coney Island and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the Q train instead.

In Manhattan, transfer between the F train and the Q train at 34th Street-Herald Square.

In Brooklyn, transfer between the Q train and shuttle buses at Stillwell Avenue or West 8th Street.



Station Shuttle Bus StopBus Stop
Church Av McDonald Av at Church Av B67
Ditmas AvMcDonald Av at Ditmas Av
18 AvMcDonald Av at 18 Av
Avenue IMcDonald Av at Avenue I
Bay PkwyMcDonald Av at Bay Pkwy
Avenue NMcDonald Av at 24 Av (to Stillwell Av)
McDonald Av at Avenue N (to Church Av)
Avenue PMcDonald Av at Avenue P
Kings HwyMcDonald Av at Kings Hwy
Avenue UMcDonald Av at Avenue U
Avenue XShell Rd at Avenue X (to Stillwell Av)B4
McDonald Av at Avenue X (to Church Av)
Neptune AvShell Rd at Neptune Av (to Stillwell Av)
Neptune Av at W 6 St (to Church Av)B68
W 8 St Surf Av at W 8 StB36
Stillwell Av | Stillwell Av at Neptune AvB82 



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR AND FLEA MARKET THIS WEEKEND



Holiday Craft Fair and Flea Market
Sunday, November 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At Flatbush Jewish Center’s annual Holiday Craft Fair and Flea Market, l
ocal artists and craftspeople will sell an array of

  • fine art,
  • ceramics,
  • precious metal and stone handmade jewelry,
  • tote bags,
  • mugs,
  • hand-dyed silk scarves and other fabric pieces, 
  • painted rocks, 
  • crocheted hats, and
  • sweaters for humans and pets.

The craft fair and flea market will be held on Sunday, November 24th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vendors include

Dari from The Craft Salon will be teaching how to make fun pompom tassels to hang on purses, backpacks, and elsewhere. Crafting sessions will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fee for a session is $10 per person. Sessions are open to ages 8 and up.

Location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn, New York
https://flatbushjewishcenter.org/