West Nile Spraying in Greenwood Hts. and other 11215 zip code areas 09/09/15

Thanks to the poster to the CCGH, South Slope and WTA newsgroups for the info we knew would never come from DOH. Spraying will commence on Wednesday night, 9/09 starting at 8:30pm thru 6AM.

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New development for 695-705 6th Avenue

First reported by the NYDN, Brownstoner and then South Slope News, looks like the corner of 21st Street and 6th Avenue, 695-705 6th Avenue, is up for some change. Seems the former yeshiva was recently sold to the development company RNS Holdings for $9.9M.

So, redevelopment of an underutilized site (and former glass factory), good! Overdevelopment of the neighborhood, not so good…though no where near as bad pre-2006 rezoning (TBD due to Mayor’s and CPC’s newest plans, but that’s for another post). Development by a controversial developer (who has been banned from selling condos in NYC for the past 16 months, VERY BAD!

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West Nile Disease found in 15 Bklyn Neighborhoods

Including ours! DOH released a report outlining the affected areas and spraying schedule. Currently 11215 and 11232 are not on the list. Bust as in the past, DOH basically gives zero warning before a spray date. So let’s keep our eyes peeled for any spray updates.Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 2.32.29 PMYou can read a very extensive post on Patch.com. Anyone have intel?

Tonight: Movies Under The Stars in Sunset Park! 7/17

A belated posting to tonight’s event in Sunset Park…Movies Under The Stars! Brought to you by NYS Senator Jessie Hamilton (Co-hosted by other local electeds, see flier).

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There’s a dance party starting at 6:30pm and X-men: Days of Future Past is being shown starting at 8:30pm.

It ought to be a beautiful night for the festivities. You can download the flier here.

So, who’s up for a flick in the park?

REPOST: Green-Wood Cemetery Reveals Plans for Weir Greenhouse Makeover and Visitors Center

Our friends at Brownstoner broke the news of Green-Wood’s new rendering of the Weir Greenhouse redo. to LPC before we had a chance to post. Since they did such a great job, we’re reposting part of it here. They took a very unbiased point of view to what some folks in the community feel may not have been the best idea for the secondary Green-Wood offices and archives that wrap around the restored greenhouse. The restoration renderings look very nice. They can be found on LPC’s website. What do you think?

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Sidewalk repair for street tree damage underway in CB7

Happy summer CCGH folks! We were informed by a subcontractor for the City, who has been managing a project on our block, that CB7 is having over 60 sidewalk repairs made due to street tree damage by NYC Parks.

About time! We know of at least four blocks where 311 calls were made, in some cases starting 8 years ago, for repair.

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Sidewalk being broken up on 23rd Street

If an owner can show that a street tree has damaged their sidewalk, in most cases it’s on the City’s dime (well, really us taxpayers) to fix the sidewalk. So if you are in Greenwood Heights, Sunset Park or Windsor terrace and have filed, you may get repaired this summer. Need to file? The call 311 or Community Board 7 for help. Anyone else out there seeing repairs?

9th Annual 23rd Street mega stoop sale-Sat. May 16

And another year for everyone’s favorite BLOCK LONG stoop sale. The 23rd Street Neighbor’s Association along with the CCGH is throwing a block-long stoop sale (15 house holds and growing) on 23rd St. between 6th and 7th Aves. (and around the corner on 7th between 23rd and 22nd St.).

So come and visit the sale on Saturday, May 16, from 11am-4pm (rain date is Sunday, May 17, same time). To download a bilingual PDF flyer, click here.

Help spread the word!

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Know of more stoop sales coming up? Then post the dates and locations on this thread and we’ll repost them the week before.

New flea in the hood?

After seeing a post on South Slope News, we went to check out the new flea’s website and see what barnyard FLEA is all about.

So, will our neighborhood stoop sales get some tough competition from the 2500 sq. ft. space next to Mary’s Bar on 22nd St. and 5th Ave.? Bet not, just looks like another fun addition to the neighborhood!

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We have always wondered what a good use for the space would be. Good use? Let us know.

Meeting to discuss proposed, and needed, stop sign and speed bump on 22nd st.

Fresh from the 23rd St Neighbors Assoc., there will be a transportation committee meeting is Tuesday 3/24, 6:30pm at Community Board 7 to discuss a proposed, and as per the Association poster’s email “This is a very dangerous corner at which there have already been a number of accidents. Something need to be done ASAP,” corner of 7th Avenue and 22nd Street, along with a speed bump on the same block.

To find out more, and sign the ipetition, you can go here (for the entire email, see below). 

 Hi All,

I’ve been working with Molly to get Stop Sign placed on the corner of 22nd and 7th. There is a Community Board committee meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 to discuss the matter (see the flyer attached for info) Feel free to come out if you’d like your voice to be heard. Some of you have already signed the petition asking for a stop sign. If you have not please follow the link below and add your name.

This is a very dangerous corner at which there have already been a number of accidents. Something need to be done ASAP.

It also seems that some of our neighbors on 22nd street between 6th and 7th) have requested a speed bump. That will also be brought up at the meeting, so it’s  a good two for one chance to make our community safer. As 23rd and 22nd are often used as a cut through for people heading to and from the Expressway and eager to avoid the lights on 5th Ave our neighborhood needs to do as much as possible to create safer streets for all our residents.

Lets get this done! (And then try again for the stop sign on 23rd and 6th!) Hope to see you there.

Mayor’s Proposed Zoning Plans: Will they set us back 10 years?

The City has recently released “Housing New York: Zoning For Quality and Affordability.” While at face value it plans some interesting solutions to senior housing and affordability, Andrew Bergman of the GVSHP has warned New Yorker’s of one of the perils of the plan: change in zoning laws that could change the downzoning we fought so hard for and were granted as part of the South Park Slope rezoning in 2006!

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This plan identifies ways that the

Zoning Resolution can be updated to

better promote the creation of

affordable housing and foster diverse,

livable neighborhoods.

The proposed changes would

modernize the Zoning Resolution to

better promote housing affordability

and higher-quality buildings.

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