Monday, April 29, 2019

ANSWER FAIR: GET ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS FROM CITY AND STATE AGENCIES

Annual Brooklyn Answer Fair
Sunday, May 19th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
More than three dozen local, city, and state agencies, organizations, and service providers will answer your questions face-to-face at New York State Assemblymember Robert "Bobby" Carroll's first annual Brooklyn Answer Fair.

The community resource event will take place at the P.S. 130 Upper School on Sunday, May 19th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Some of the agencies, organizations, and service providers that will be present are
  • MTA,
  • NYPD,
  • FDNY,
  • NYC Transportation Department,
  • Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs,
  • NYC Parks Department,
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection,
  • NYC Health Department,
  • NYC Department for the Aging,
  • NYC Buildings Department,
  • NYC Sanitation Department,
  • NYC Finance Department,
  • CAMBA,
  • AARP, 
  • Green-wood Cemetery,
  • National Grid,
  • Brooklyn SolarWorks,
  • Brooklyn Lifelong Learning,
  • the Y,
  • Council of Peoples Organization, and
  • Flatbush Development Corporation.

While you're there asking questions and getting answers, you can also have documents shredded for free, and you can sign up for a free mammogram.

Free rain barrels will be given away to the first 100 people who call Assemblymember Carroll's office at (718) 788-7221 or send him an e-mail at carrollr @ nyassembly.gov prior to the event.

Location
P.S. 130 Upper School
713 Caton Avenue
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn

COMMUNITY BOARD 12 PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA FOR APRIL 30TH


Community Board 12 Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12 (representing Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood) will hold its monthly public meeting on Tuesday, April 30th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Agenda
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Public Session
  3. Chairman's Remarks - Yidel Perlstein
  4. District Manager's Remarks - Barry Spitzer
  5. Adoption of March Minutes
  6. Old Business
  7. New Business
  8. Attendance
  9. Adjourn

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 (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. 


Public 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., subject to change.

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

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

OCEAN PARKWAY SHUTTING DOWN FOR HALF MARATHON



Popular® Brooklyn Half Marathon
Sunday, May 18th

For a few hours on Saturday, May 18th, the Popular® Brooklyn Half Marathon will shut down Ocean Parkway and limit parking spaces.

The race will kick off on Eastern Parkway at 7:00 a.m. near the Brooklyn Museum. Participants will run past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Grand Army Plaza, enter Prospect Park, run a loop around the park, exit at the southwest corner onto Ocean Parkway, run down Ocean Parkway, turn right onto Surf Avenue, turn left onto the Coney Island boardwalk, and run about a mile to MCU Park.

A three-hour time limit has been imposed so that roads can reopen to traffic as scheduled. Runners who cannot maintain a pace of 13:45-per-mile can board a sweep bus (starting at mile 7, the exit from the park) or they can run on sidewalks.

On Saturday, from 3:00 a.m. to noon, roads will be closed at the discretion of the NYPD from
Park Circle between South Lake Drive and the Ocean Parkway entrance ramp and on Ocean Parkway between the Ocean Parkway entrance ramp and Surf Avenue

Parking is not allowed from Friday at 4:00 p.m. to Saturday at noon.

Organized by New York Road Runners, the annual half marathon is the largest in the country, with about 30,000 participants.

Friday, April 26, 2019

F AND G TRAINS SKIP LOCAL STATIONS THIS WEEKEND


F Train MTA Subway Brooklyn New YorkG Train MTA Subway Brooklyn New York



Electrical Improvements
Friday, April 26th, 9:45 p.m., to Monday, April 29th, 5:00 a.m.

Coney Island-bound F and Church Avenue-bound G trains will skip the 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations.

For service to these stations, take the F or G train to 7th Avenue or Church Avenue and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F or Court Square-bound G.

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


Monday, April 22, 2019

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT PROSPECT FARM (FREE)

Earth Day Prospect Farm Windsor Terrace Brooklyn New York

 Earth Day Celebration at Prospect Farm
Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Prospect Farm invites the community to join its annual Earth Day party.

Activities for all ages will include spring planting projects, a scavenger hunt, a lesson in composting, music and sing-alongs, a tour of the farm, and crafts, plants, and books for sale.

Although the event is free, donations will be welcomed.

Prospect Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. 

Since March 2010, Prospect Farm has been a community project development toward producing healthy local food as an alternative to industrial food. Its objective is diversity in food production and membership. It is slowly creating healthy soil through its community composting project and farm without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. 

Prospect Farm is a community association with membership open to all. Members improve and farm the land and sustain ties with local residents, businesses, and organizations. It supports the Brooklyn Food Coalition and other initiatives for food sovereignty and food justice.

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.




Sunday, April 21, 2019

PROVIDE CRITICAL CARE TO ANIMALS AT SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE THROUGH THIS FUND RAISER



"Imagine If...Community Donations" explains why Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Critical Care Fund needs--and deserves--donations:

It's critical that you care!
 

A no-kill rescue is expensive.

Imagine If...Community Donations is proud to organize this campaign for Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Critical Care Fund.

Sean Casey is a HERO! Not an opinion, but a fact. If you ever met this humble man, you would be shocked what he does behind the scenes.


Sean has risked his life while rescuing an animal. The most recent episode was an injured swan reported on the Prospect Expressway. Sean arrived on the scene and captured this beautiful, but terrified creature, and brought it to a safe haven. The saga of Sean has been going on since childhood, rescuing any animal in need.

You may see Sean at the Rescue, but he is always busy, taking animals to vets, picking up abandoned or injured animals, administering the proper care, carrying heavy bags of food, cleaning cages and anything needing to be done.

Now it is time that we, the general public, become HEROES. The Critical Care Program is expensive, in fact, it runs $15,000.00 above the other expenses incurred by SCAR.

Our campaign will run through May 14th, please be a Hero and donate, or be a Super Hero and not only donate, invite family, friends, groups and contacts to also support this cause.

Be on the lookout: exciting bonus rewards blasts for all registrants to our campaign.

About Sean Casey Animal Rescue 
Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals.

Location
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-5163
info @ nyanimalrescue.org

Friday, April 19, 2019

GREENMARKET AT BARTEL-PRITCHARD SQUARE WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAYS, STARTING IN MAY

Greenmarket Windsor Terrace Brooklyn New York

The greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays, from May 5th through December 22nd. The Sunday hours are in addition to the year-round Wednesday hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Among the items sold will be fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, wild-caught fish and shellfish, eggs, herbs, breads, pastries, jams, flowers, and plant starts.

Farmers attending will include
  • Baker's Bounty Breads and pastries from Union County, N.J.,
  • F & G Family Farm Vegetables from Orange County, N.Y.,
  • Grape Hollow Farm Fruits, vegetables, chicken, jams, and flowers from Dutchess County, N.Y.,
  • Haywoods Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, N.Y.,
  • Nolasco’s Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty produce, and herbs from Warren County, N.J., and
  • Williams Fruit Farm Orchard fruit from Ulster County, NY.

Free cooking demonstrations, raffles, and family-friendly activities will be featured throughout the season.

Pay for your purchases with cash, SNAP/EBT, debit cards, credit cards, WIC, Senior FMNP coupons, and Health Bucks. For every $5 that SNAP/EBT users spend, they get a $2 bonus--a Health Buck coupon--to purchase additional fresh fruits and vegetables.

Food scrap and clothing are no longer collected at this greenmarket. 

Location
Bartel-Pritchard Square
Prospect Park West at 15th Street
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn (on the border of Park Slope)
map

NEXT WEEK'S PARKING RULES

Transportation Department New York City


Alternate side of the street parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Thursday through Saturday, April 25th through 27th, for Holy Thursday (Orthodox), Good Friday (Orthodox,) and Passover (7th and 8th days). All other regulations, including the ones for parking meters, will remain in effect.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

POSTPONED: KITTENS GALORE AT SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE

Sean Casey Animal Rescue Windsor Terrace Kensington Brooklyn New York


Update:
postponed because of weather conditions;
new date to be decided


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Kitten Shower
Saturday, April 20th, noon to 3:00 p.m.

April through late autumn is kitten season, a time when the feline birth rate is high. During these months, lots of kittens are brought to Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR); for the first eight weeks of their lives, the kittens need foster parents.

At SCAR's Kitten Shower, you can enjoy treats, games and prizes, and a fun photo booth while you see if you connect with a kitten you'd like to bring home, feed, and love until it's old enough to be adopted.

If you're interested in fostering a kitten, you can learn more at the Kitten Shower. Or you can send an e-mail to foster @ nyanimalrescue.org.

If you bring a donation to the Kitten Shower from SCAR's Amazon Wishlist, you'll be helping to provide the essentials that foster parents need to properly take care of kittens from the time they're born until they're about eight weeks old.


About Sean Casey Animal Rescue 
Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals.

Location
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-5163 
info @ nyanimalrescue.org
http://nyanimalrescue.org
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html 

WINNING PROJECTS IN PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING VOTE IN COUNCILMEMBER BRAD LANDER'S DISTRICT




 

City Council District 39's 2019 Winning Projects


Expense Projects
  • Trash Bins for Clean Streets, district-wide (4,181 votes)
  • Diaper Changing Stations for Parks & Playgrounds, nine locations around the district (2,214 votes)
  • Sewing Circles for Survivors of Domestic Violence, led by Sakhi for South Asian Women, Kensington (2,176 votes)
  • Train Spanish-Speaking Teens to Be Educators, led by One World Project, Windsor Terrace (1,977 votes)
  • Bilingual Mental Health First Aid Training, led by Muslims Thrive, Kensington (1,892 votes)
 Descriptions of the Expense Projects are at https://pbnyc39.com/2019-expense-projects.

Capital Projects
  • "Down Payment" on Elevator at 7th Avenue F and G Subway Station, Park Slope (3,958 votes)
  • P.S. 58: Make Greener, Safer, Improved Play Yard, Carroll Gardens (3,272 votes)
  • P.S. 130: New Flooring for Safer Environment, Windsor Terrace (3,052 votes)
  • M.S. 51: New All-Gender Bathrooms & Water Fountains, Park Slope (2,880 votes)
 Descriptions of the Capital Projects are at https://pbnyc39.com/2019-capital-projects/.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CLOTHES, BOOKS, TOYS, AND MORE FOR SALE AT THE FLEA MARKET / BOOK SALE / PLANT SALE



Flea Market and Book Sale (and Plant Sale)
Sunday, May 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A flea market and book sale (and plant sale) will be held at the P.S. 130 Lower School on Sunday, May 5th, from 9:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.

The P.S. 130 PTA's fourth annual Flea Market and Book Sale is open to the public. It'll feature
  • gently-used baby and children’s clothes, shoes, and gear,
  • books for both kids and adults,
  • toys, games, and puzzles,
  • household goods, including small appliances,
  • home d├ęcor,
  • sporting goods,
  • accessories, and
    plants (herbs and annuals).

Donated items are welcome. Bring them to the back door of 70 Ocean Parkway on Saturday, May 4th, between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Adult clothes, children’s underwear and socks, bulky items, or i
tems that are broken or are missing parts can't be accepted. All items should be clean, in good shape, and free of stains and rips.


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

Monday, April 15, 2019

PARKING RULES AFFECTED BY THIS WEEK'S HOLIDAYS



Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Thursday through Sunday, April 18th through 21st, for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the first and second days of Passover.

All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will remain in effect.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ONLINE BIDDING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR P.S. 130 PTA'S ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION


News from the P.S. 130 PTA:
The P.S. 130 PTA is holding its 9th Annual Spring Auction on Saturday, April 13th. Bidding is open to the public and is entirely online at https://tinyurl.com/130springauction2019. Bidding will end promptly at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th.

P.S. 130 is a special school--it is both academically robust and incredibly diverse. However, given the current state of funding for public education, fundraising efforts, such as this Auction on April 13th, go a long way to ensuring the continued success of P.S. 130's programs, including author visits, Chess in the School, and recess coaches.
 
The auction features nearly 300 items, including
  • Disney Park Hopper Tickets;
  • sleepaway camps, like Pocono Springs and Camp Ballibay;
  • local camps, like Aviator, Barking Cat, IRT’s Summer Drama Program, and Kids in the Game;
  • Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including Aladdin, Frozen, Long Lost, and Make Believe;
  • unique experiences, such as an exclusive tour of Jim Henson’s creature shop, a Marc Maron WTF Podcast gift set that includes the opportunity to sponsor an episode, and VIP tickets to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert;
  • food and beverage deals to our favorite local restaurants;
  • countless classes and lessons for adults and children, including BAX, Blitz Dojo, Brooklyn Children’s Theatre, Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Brownstone Tutors, Camp Olympia, and Wingspan Arts; and
  • fine art, including a print and book from Hiroshi Sugimoto, a contemporary Japanese photographer whose esoteric practice explores memory and time.
Thank you,
 
--

Lisa

Lisa Jackson Zelznick
PS 130 PTA Co-President with Ashley Kreamer Colao
Please “like” our “PS 130 PTA” Facebook page
follow us on Twitter + Instagram @ps130PTA
Navigate to Amazon from ps130pta.com to earn us $ rewards

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING THIS WEEK (KENSINGTON, BOROUGH PARK, AND MIDWOOD)

66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting
Thursday, April 11th, 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, April 11th, 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


Thursday, April 4, 2019

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


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

The regular monthly public meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, April 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the board office.

Board meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are given two opportunities to speak during the meeting (items 7 and 14 on the agenda below).

This 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 February 20, 2019
5.    Adoption of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of March 20, 2019
6.    Presentation: N.Y.C. Emergency Management about the C.E.R.T. Program
7.    Public Comment
8.    Committee Reports:
    A)    Ad Hoc Committee on Census 2020 (No Vote Required)
       1)    Deep dive into census data
       2)    April 1 – Census day of action
    B)    Membership & Attendance Committee (Vote Required)
        1)    Review of Ms. Mitaynes' Complaint
        2)    Review of Ms. Ruiz' Complaint
        3)    Response from Mr. T. Murphy
    C)    Personnel/Internal Budget Committee (No Vote Required)
       1)    Personnel updates and next steps
       2)    Internal budget updates and next steps
    D)    Public Safety Committee (Vote Required)
       1)   New liquor license application for Sheryll Princess CG 539238 operating at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Pier 4 located at 80 58th Street
       2)   New liquor license application for JS Entertainment Inc. located at 317-319 39th Street
    E)    Transportation Committee (No Vote Required)
        1)   Presentation by NYC Economic Development Corporation on the Sunset Park Infrastructure project
9.      Elected Officials/Representatives
10.    District Manager's Report
11.    Chairperson's Report
12.    Old Business
13.    New Business
14.    Public Comment
15.    Adjournment



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

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
communityboard7 @ yahoo.com
website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb7/index.page

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225

Monday, April 1, 2019

BENGALI NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT AVENUE C PLAZA IS FOR EVERYONE


Bengali New Year Celebration
Saturday, April 13th, noon to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Bengali New Year 1426, whether you're Bengali or not. The day will feature Kids' Entertainment, Face Painting, Magic, Cotton Candy, a Kids' Contest, Dress as a Bangladeshi, Rickshaw Ride, Rally with Boishakhi Masks, and a Performance.

Everyone is invited to join the celebration.

Schedule of Events

  • Noon: kids’ face painting, magic show
  • 1 p.m.: "Dress as a Bangladeshi" contest
  • 2 p.m.: performances: live band plus Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA), South Asian Cultural Collective
  • 2 p.m.: rickshaw rides
  • 4 p.m.: rally gathering
  • 4:15 p.m.: speakers
  • 4:30 p.m.: rally starts with Fogo Azul, NYC, an all-women drum band, leading masked celebrants in a walk around the Avenue C Plaza area.

Location
Avenue C Plaza
Avenue C at McDonald Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn