Saturday, March 30, 2019


72nd Precinct Community Council Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 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 past crimes and what the precinct is doing to prevent future crimes. Learn what types of crime have been taking place, their frequency, and why they happen.

Members of the public are invited to voice their concerns about crime and tell officers what's on their minds: armed robberies, rape and other forms of 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 lie within the boundaries of the 72nd Precinct. Everyone who lives or works within those 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 held on Tuesday, April 9th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Marian Center of Immaculate Heart of Mary Rectory.

Meetings of the 72nd Precinct Community Council typically take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

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

Friday, March 29, 2019


UPDATE: The sale will start at 2:30 and end at 4:30 because of rain.


Last chance to buy the many delicious types of Girl Scout cookies in Windsor Terrace! The last outdoor sale of the season will be held this Sunday, March 31st, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The scouts will be outside of Walgreens/Windsor Farms at 589 Prospect Avenue, between 10th and 11th avenues, in Windsor Terrace.

Girl Scout Troop 2267 will be selling Savannah Smiles, Do-si-dos, Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, and Tagalongs for $5.00 per box and Girl Scout S'mores and Toffee Tastic (gluten free) for $6.00 per box.

If necessary, a rain date will be announced.

Thursday, March 28, 2019


Due to track maintenance from Friday, March 29th, at 9:45 p.m. to Monday, April 1st, at 5:00 a.m., F train service between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn will be replaced by free shuttle buses.

F trains will run between 179th Street and Church Avenue.

Shuttle buses will run between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue*, stopping 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.

Transfer between F trains and shuttle buses at Church Avenue.

For direct service between Coney Island and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the D, N, or Q trains instead.

Transfer at Stillwell Avenue between the D, N, or Q and a shuttle bus or at West 8th Street between the Q and a shuttle bus.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Albemarle Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
Thursday, March 28th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Two guest speakers are scheduled to appear at next week's meeting of the Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA):
Michael Garrison from The Bureau of Community Affairs, New York City Department of Sanitation, and Claire M. Harding-Keefe, LMSW, Senior Vice President, Homeless and Family Support Services, CAMBA, Inc. 

All Kensington residents, whether or not they're members of ANA, are invited to attend and participate in this free meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 28th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Flatbush Jewish Center.

As usual, Foodtown and ANA will provide free refreshments.

Meeting location
Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center
Hanid Room
327 E. 5th Street
at the corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

Enter the synagogue via the ramp on E. 5th Street. Use the stairs or the wheelchair-accessible elevator to go down to the basement to the Hanid Room.


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.

Meetings 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.


Community Board 12 Public Meeting
Tuesday, March 26th, 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, March 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Unfortunately, CB 12 doesn't e-mail us the agenda until the day of the meeting, so here it is now. The e-mail opens with the salutation "Dear Board Members, Elected Officials, & Interested Parties."

Agenda for the March 26th meeting
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Public Session
  3. Chairman's Remarks - Yidel Perlstein
  4. District Manager's Remarks - Barry Spitzer
  5. DOT Presentation of the Ocean Parkway, Church Avenue & Prospect Expressway Intersection Safety Improvements
  6. Adoption of February Minutes
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
  9. Attendance
  10. Adjourn

During the public comment period at the beginning of the meeting (agenda item 2), you can speak about any concerns, questions, solutions, needs, or problems that you'd like the community board to address. To do so, arrive at the meeting before 7:00 p.m. and sign up to speak. You'll have only 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.

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 @


70th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Wednesday, March 27th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join the Commanding Officer of the 70th Precinct, Neighborhood Officers (NCOs), and Community Affairs Officers and your neighbors, public officials, and more and the precinct's monthly public meeting.

Discuss key safety and security issues affecting our lives and our communities. Get important safety information regarding the approaching holidays. Meet the cops who patrol your neighborhood. Express your concerns, complaints, and compliments. Participate in the discussion and get answers to your questions.

The 70th Precinct covers Midwood, Fiske Terrace, Ditmas Park, and Prospect Park South.

Meeting location
ADAPT Community Network
175 Lawrence Avenue
between Ocean Parkway and Seton Place
across from the precinct
Brooklyn, New York

Monday, March 25, 2019


Spring Craft Fair and Flea Market
Sunday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Support local artists, craftspeople, and rummage sellers by shopping at Flatbush Jewish Center’s Spring Craft Fair and Flea Market. The event will take place on Sunday, May 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, lotions, candles, and more from local craftspeople as well as gently-used clothing, shoes, appliances, artwork, and more.

The Center is looking for craftspeople and rummage sellers to sell their wares at the combination craft fair and flea market. A 10x10 vendor table costs $50, an 8x8 costs $40, and each chair costs $1.

The rummage sale will take place in the Center's large outdoor space and the craft fair will be inside. But if there's rain that day, the vendors will be on both the ground floor and the 2nd floor.

Click here for the application/contract for vendor space and the payment form.

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

Friday, March 22, 2019


What We Need:
We rescued several dogs and cats who are in need of dental surgeries due to severe dental disease. Dental surgery is expensive and with several animals needing it at the same time the costs have become overwhelming. 
How You Can Help:
We are asking our friends to please make a donation today to help cover the cost of these surgeries. No donation is too small so please give whatever you can and share our appeal for help.
We'd like to introduce the precious animals your donation will directly benefit..
Unwanted by her previous owner she was given away to a stranger at a dog park. The Good Samaritan took Bambi and brought her to us. This tiny 10+ year old sweetheart was emaciated due to a parasitic infection, which we treated. Most of her teeth are missing but the ones that remain are rotted and need to be removed so Bambi can continue to regain her health and be adopted into a loving forever home. Please help Bambi get the surgery she needs!

TeeTee and Dolce:
TeeTee and Dolce came to us after their owner was, sadly, committed to a mental hospital. Family members were unable to take them in. Unfortunately it was apparent that they weren't receiving proper care for quite some time. TeeTee and Dolce were in rough shape when they first arrived and both are in need of dental surgery to remove their rotted teeth. They are so friendly and sweet and we would love to see them adopted instead of waiting for surgery at the shelter. Will you help us make it happen?

Angel will celebrate her 12th birthday this year and we want her to be SCAR Grad when she does. She was transferred to us from Animal Care Centers of NYC after being found as a stray. Angel's teeth are in very bad shape and she will most likely need all of them removed. Please help us make Angel's next birthday her best one yet!

Bella is our 2-year-old Domestic Longhair mix. Bella originally came to us skinny, feral, and had to have one eye removed because it was so badly infected. Bella has been making a lot of progress since being with us but sadly she is suffering from stomatitis and she needs to have all her teeth removed. She has already been through so much and we really want to see her thrive in a loving home. We know you want the best for her too. 
Please consider making a donation to get these precious animals the dental care they need so they can find their forever homes. 

Together we can get them the second chance they deserve <3 span="">

Thank you from Bambi, TeeTee, Dolce, Angel, Bella and all of us at SCAR! 
Sean Casey Animal Rescue

Thursday, March 21, 2019


Children's Programs

Starting on Tuesday, April 2nd, two children's programs formerly offered at Windsor Terrace Library will be resuscitated at other locations while the library is being renovated.

"Toddler Time with Miss Cindy" will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.--the same day and time as when it met at the library--at Church of the Holy Apostles, 612 Greenwood Avenue, Windsor Terrace. Enter the church through the side entrance. Strollers must be left outside in the gated area.

"Babies & Books" will meet on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.--the same day and time as when it met at the library--at JCC Brooklyn Windsor Terrace, 1224 Prospect Avenue, Windsor Terrace.

Holds at the Bookmobile
Residents can check materials out, return them, and get a library card on the bookmobile when it's parked in front of the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m

Books, DVDs, and other materials that you have placed a hold on can be picked up from the bookmobile. To place a hold online, select "Windsor Terrace Bookmobile" as your pick-up location. Under normal circumstances, holds can't be placed or picked up at any of Brooklyn Public Library's bookmobiles. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


"The Talk: Sex Ed 2.0"
Thursday, March 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Rachel Lotus will present "The Talk: Sex Ed 2.0" tomorrow (Thursday, March 21st) at 7:00 p.m. This conversation about bodies, boundaries, consent, gender, identity, and more is open to the public (adults only).

The Talk
"While many of us want to encourage conversations with our children about bodies, boundaries, consent, gender, identity, and beyond, we aren't always sure what to say, how to say it, or when  to begin.

In this workshop for parents of elementary-age children, progressive sexuality educator Rachel Lotus will discuss all of this and more. Attendees will leave equipped with actionable steps, practical help with language, and developmentally appropriate resources."

Courtesy of the P.S. 130 PTA, Camp Olympia will provide childcare for school-age children.

A donation of $5 is suggested; nobody will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

P.S. Upper School Cafeteria
713 Caton Avenue
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn


Notify NYC - Silver Alert 
Greta Cumberbatch 

A Silver Alert was issued on March 20, 2019 at 3:10 a.m. for Greta Cumberbatch, a 76-year-old black female from the area of East 16th Street and Dorchester Road in Brooklyn.

Description: 5'6" tall, 135 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. Ms. Cumberbatch was last seen wearing a pink blouse, black pants, and brown shoes.

Last Seen: East 16th Street and Dorchester Road in Brooklyn at approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 19, 2019.

If you see Greta Cumberbatch, please call 9-1-1. A photo of the missing is available at

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Monday, March 18, 2019


                              How are We Going to Pay for It?
                             A New York Health Act Forum on
                   Costs, Benefits, Savings, and Your Pocketbook
                      Sunday, March 24th, 4:50 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Do you have questions about how the New York Health Act
(Assembly Bill A4738A)  will affect your wallet?  Do you have questions about how this bill will affect the New York state budget?

The bill
"Establishes the New York Health program, a comprehensive system of access to health insurance for New York state residents; establishes the New York Health Trust Fund which would hold monies from a variety of sources to be used solely to finance the plan; enacts provisions relating to financing of New York Health, including a payroll assessment, similar to the Medicare tax; provides for collective negotiations by health care providers with New York Health."
New York Senate District 17 for Progress (NYSD 17 for Progress) and Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) will host a thirty-minute presentation on the "economics" of the act, followed by a thirty-minute Q&A session to answer your questions.

Leonard Rodberg, Ph.D., will give the presentation. He is Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and co-director of Community Studies of New York, Inc.


  • 4:00 p.m.-to 4:50 p.m.: NYSD 17 for Progress monthly meeting. All are welcome to join.
  • 4:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Presentation
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Q&A session
  • 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Networking reception

The forum is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event is child-friendly, with a side room and movies for the children.

Pakistani American Youth Society
1001 Newkirk Avenue
at the corner of Coney Island Avenue
Kensington / Midwood, Brooklyn

Friday, March 15, 2019


Supply Drive for Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Saturday, March 16th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rain Date: Saturday, March 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To take proper care of the animals at Sean Casey Animal Rescue as well as the rescue itself, particular supplies are necessary. Because some of those items are currently running low, Girl Scout Troop 2700 has decided to hold a supply drive in front of Foodtown of Kensington.

The supplies needed are
  • paper towels,
  • dish soap,
  • Brillo,
  • latex gloves (all sizes),
  • bleach (regular unscented),
  • pillowcases,
  • sheets,
  • blankets,
  • towels,
  • newspapers,
  • canned dog food (any brand),
  • canned cat food (any brand), and
  • hard chew toys.

Bring the items to the supply drive on Saturday, March 16th, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You can purchase them anyplace you want to, including at Foodtown of Kensington.

The event has a rain date of Saturday, March 30th, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Event location
Foodtown of Kensington
382 McDonald Avenue
on the corner of Albemarle Road
Kensington, Brooklyn 


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Thursday, March 21st, for Purim.

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, March 11, 2019


"Build the Block" Neighborhood Policing and Safety Meeting
Thursday, March 21st, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open at 6:00 for Refreshments

The Neighborhood Coordination Officers for the 72nd Precinct Sector A (Windsor Terrace and Park Slope) will meet with residents and business owners at the next "Build the Block" neighborhood policing and safety meeting.

Join Detective Specialist Daniel McGrath and Police Officer Francis Ghanney at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Thursday, March 21st, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as they update the community about public safety issues in Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and Park Slope, answer your questions, and listen to your concerns, complaints, and suggestions.

The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. when refreshments will be served.

Contact information for the officers:
  • Detective Specialist Daniel McGrath: (917) 853-2601, daniel.mcgrath @
  • Police Officer Francis Ghanney: (929) 343-7645, francis.ghanney @

Meeting location
Immaculate Heart of Mary
2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 5th and E. 4th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

72nd Precinct contact information
Phone number: (718) 965-6311
web page:
CompStat report (crime statistics):



66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting
Thursday, March 28th, 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, 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 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, March 28th, 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

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).


Contact information for the 66th Precinct:
phone: (718) 851-5611
5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
e-mail: 66precinctcc @
Twitter: or @66precinctcc