Friday, November 29, 2019

KARAOKE AND ITALIAN DINNER FUND RAISER FOR SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE



Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Holiday Party Fundraiser
Thursday, December 12th, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Food, dancing karaoke, raffles, and 50/50 will be the highlights of the holiday party fundraiser for Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

The donation price of $30 includes guaranteed entrance, an Italian buffet dinner prepared by Bruno Ristorante in Howard Beach, cake, and five raffle tickets.

You must be at least 21 years old to attend.


For tickets and more information, go to https://seancaseyanimalrescue.ticketleap.com/party.

You can also buy tickets at the rescue at 153 E. 3rd Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue, in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.
 
If you can't attend but you'd like to support the rescue's work anyway, you're welcome to donate tickets to the rescue's volunteers. At the ticket site, write "Volunteer" in the space where you are asked to write in the name of the ticket holder.

All of the proceeds will be used to benefit Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

Event location
Shenanigans Pub
802 Caton Avenue
corner of E. 8th Street
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York


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Sean Casey Animal Rescue is located at 153 E. 3rd Street,
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway, on the border of Windsor Terrace and Kensington in Brooklyn.
(718) 436-5163
nyanimalrescue @ yahoo.com
http://nyanimalrescue.org
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html
https://www.facebook.com/SeanCaseyAnimalRescue
https://twitter.com/nyanimalrescue
https://www.instagram.com/nyanimalrescue

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 12 MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING, NOVEMBER 2019


Community Board 12 Monthly Public Meeting
Tuesday, November 26th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Subject: November Board Meeting Agenda
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:58:16 -0500
From: Community Board 12

Dear Board Members, Elected Officials, & Interested Parties 

Attached is the agenda for November's board meeting tonight Tuesday, November 26th at
 
Amico Senior Center - 5901 13th Avenue, 3rd floor (entrance on 59th St) at 7:00pm.

Thank you
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Community Board 12 (representing Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood) will hold its next meeting tonight, Tuesday, November 26th, 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 (item 4 on the agenda). You'll have three minutes to present your topic.

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.


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Community Board 12's office is located 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

LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE IS LIMITED, LEAVING US UNDERINFORMED


Reprinted from Bklyner, with the permission of the editor and publisher

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Who Pays For News In Brooklyn?

Liena Zagare is the editor and publisher of Bklyner.


Monday, November 25, 2019

PARKING REGULATIONS SUSPENDED ON THANKSGIVING


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Thursday, November 28th, for Thanksgiving. Parking meter regulations will also be suspended.

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

PHOTOS WITH SANTA, CRAFTS, GAMES, A COOK-OFF, AN AUCTION: A BUSY DAY AT THE WINTER BAZAAR


                     P.S. 130 Annual Winter Bazaar Holiday Market
                   Saturday, December 7th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2019

PS 130 Annual Winter Bazaar, Saturday, December 7, 11 AM - 3 PM
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue

Open to the public, the free event supports local artisans selling handcrafted items for holiday gifting.

Highlights include: 
• Free Crafts & Activities from Brooklyn Game Lab, Barking Cat Art Studio, and others
•Chili/Hot Soup Cook Off with Local Celebrity Judges 
•Summer Camp Auction
• Photos with Santa & Elsa
•Scholastic Book Fair 
•Performances from PS 130 Students & Parents 
BROOKLYN, NY – The P.S. 130 PTA is excited to announce that it will be hosting its annual Winter Bazaar from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at its Upper School, located at 713 Caton Avenue, between E. 7th and E. 8th streets, on the Windsor Terrace/Kensington border.

The highly-anticipated event is open to the public, supports our local artisans, and provides a place for communal gathering. From jewelry to home decor, paper goods to beauty products, families and neighbors will be able to shop local for unique gifts while enjoying a festive, inclusive atmosphere. 
Free Crafts, Games, & More
Highlights include free crafts and games, live music performances by P.S. 130 students and parents, a hot soup/chili cook-off judged by local celebs, a Scholastic book sale that benefits the school, photos with Santa and Frozen’s Elsa, a summer camp auction, and more! 
Winter Auction
Our Winter Auction gives parents the chance to snag some deals on summer camps, recess camps, and goods and services from local businesses! Bid from Monday December 2 through Saturday December 7 at 2:45pm https://tinyurl.com/s9qakoy. Bids are tax deductible! 

Chili and Soup Cook Off
Put on your chef hat and bring a pot of homemade chili or soup for a chance to win bragging rights in the annual chili/hot soup cook off. This year’s celebrity judging panel is made up of 44th District Assembly Member Robert Carroll; Oliver Rivera, partner at popular Windsor Terrace restaurant Cena; and Ms. Maria Nunziata, our school’s beloved principal. The winner will take home a very special P.S. 130 Best Chili trophy.

Cook off entries will be available for sale, as well holiday baked goods and treats.

Proceeds from the event support the PTA at P.S. 130, a diverse, Title I school community serving over 800 students in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Kensington and Windsor Terrace.

Contact

Liz Edmund & Nate Gray, PS 130 PTA Co-Presidents

Sunday, November 24, 2019

IT'S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL...4:00 P.M., AT P.S. 154'S WINTER FAIR

                                             Winter Fair
                      Saturday, December 7th, noon to 4:00 p.m.

P.S. 154 invites the public to the school's annual Winter Fair on Saturday, December 7th, from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is free. $1 tickets will be sold for games, crafts, food, and treats.


Enjoy Drag Queen Story Hour with Flame at 12:30 p.m. as well as student performances, a silent auction, a teacher experience raffle (a child's one-on-one experience with a teacher), and games from Brooklyn Game Lab.

Stomping Ground Photo will offer family photo sessions for $40. Sessions will begin at 11:40 a.m., prior to the event. The last session will be at 3:50 p.m. Advance sign-up is required at https://sgp.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=11855980.

Location
P.S. 154
1625 11th Avenue
between Windsor Place and Sherman Street
Windsor Terrace
pta_info @ ps154.org


Saturday, November 23, 2019

UPDATE: FAREWELL PARTY FOR STEVE OF SAL'S DRY CLEANERS


  
UPDATE: NO PARTY - SAL'S CLOSED EARLY.
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Thank You, Sal's Dry Cleaners! 30 Years in Kensington Celebration
              Wednesday, November 27th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 

Sal's Dry Cleaners is a known landmark in Kensington, hugged by P.S. 230, Foodtown, and Rubi Beauty Salon. After serving the Kensington-Windsor Terrace community for thirty years, Steve is retiring.

New York City Councilmember Brad Lander will honor Steve with a City Council Citation for his commitment and service to the neighborhood.

Join the free celebration on Wednesday, November 27th, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be hosted by Shahana Hanif, Director of Organizing and Community Engagement for Councilmember Lander.

Steve's last day in the store will be November 30th.

Location
Sal's Dry Cleaners
373 McDonald Avenue
between Albemarle Road and Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

FITNESS STUDIO WILL OPEN ON MCDONALD AVENUE IN WINDSOR TERRACE

A fitness studio will open in Windsor Terrace soon on McDonald Avenue. Mike Olivieri, who's from the neighborhood, is the owner and founder of Terrace Fitness. The business will be located at the former site of Rapid Realty

The studio will be for private and semi-private personal training.

Until he decided to go into business for himself, Mike was an Elite Personal Trainer at Town Sports International and a Master Trainer at New York Sports Club. Mike worked at New York Sports Club for thirteen years, specializing in functional training, pre- and post-natal exercise, sports rehabilitation, and nutrition.

At Brooklyn College, Mike studied Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He studied to be an NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement Specialist at National Personal Training Institute.

Mike is a Master Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Golf Fitness Specialist. He's also Pre- and Post-Natal Certified and Post-Rehab Certified.

Location
Terrace Fitness
101 Vanderbilt Street
corner of McDonald Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York
(917) 572-5504
http://www.terracefit.com


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 and any other issues you wish to address.


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.