Wanna contribute to the CCGH Blog and Facebook Page?

Howdy CCGHers. We will be posting this on our Facebook page as well, but we’re looking for additional moderators and contributors for this CCGH blog and our Facebook page.You should be a member of the CCGH newsgroup and live in our neighborhood’s footprint (or darn close!).

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Please send us a note if you are interested in contributing and moderating. We’d like one-two posts a week (either to the blog, then repost to Facebook or the reverse, assuming Facebook posts will be shorter than blog posts), plus moderation of this site/Facebook page from any interested volunteers.

Sprinkler system freezes and floods at 312 23rd St.

A tad late in reporting this from a post to the CCGH Facebook page and on Twitter. Thankfully no one was hurt, albeit very wet. Seems the sprinkler system froze in the bulkhead and a whole lotta water was let loose on the tenants. FNDY came and clean up has occurred. Tenants are not real thrilled after some posts on the 23rd St. Neighbor’s Assoc. newsgroup, since this happened a few year’s back. Anyone else in the neighborhood have any water issues during the cold snap?

REPOST: Hawaiian Holidays come to 22nd Street

Originally posted on South Slope News, our festive neighbors Chris and Ryan have done it again for another Holiday Light Spectacular! So mosey on down to 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues for the show, which runs every 20 minutes starting tonight running through January 3.

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COMMUNITY BOARD #7’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE

Help support CB7’s Annual Holiday Gift Drive this year. Detail’s below and here.

And we hope all of our Greenwood Heights and South Slope friends had/have a happy and healthy holiday weekend.

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What do you have to be thankful for this holiday season? (HINT: post below)

South PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIO TOUR 11/8-11/9

Via the CCGH newsgroup:

Fine artists and photographers invite the general public to visit their studios over the November 8th & 9th  weekend,noon – 7 PM.   The two dozen participating studios are located within easy walking distance of each other.  Expect to see a wide range of art,including painting, photography and ceramics.  By going directly to an artist’s studio you can see a larger collection of the artists work and more variety than you would see at a gallery show. You can see what your Brooklyn neighbors have been creating and see how hard they have been working to bring you beautiful items. This is   experience, walking through the studios of several very different artists.

A great annual tour to allow neighbors to see what our artist neighbors have been working on in 2014.

This link below will show you art of the artists who are participating. It also links to our websites. Maps of all the artists can be obtained on line or at many shops in the area and at  the studio of any of the artists.

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REPOST: West Nile Spraying Tonight!

A repost from South Slope News (and thank goodness they found out since the City seems to not care about letting its residents know as we know from previous year’s spraying) about the spraying for West Nile Virus tonight, Tuesday, 9/16 from 8pm–6am (nice window DOH!).

Anyone else hear about this today? Nothing on Notify NYC e-mails to us.

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Design your GWH ‘nabe flag and win!

The folks at Uncommon Goods reached out to us with a fab contest they are running this summer the “Brooklyn Flag Project” with our fav e-newsletter/blog Brooklyn Based. And with SwissMiss and Brooklyn’s-own Marty Markowitz as judges, it ought to be fun! We may even enter on for Greenwood Heights. Who’s gonna enter?

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Raw sewage smell in GWH?

There has been a buzz on several of the local newsgroups about a very strong smell of  raw sewage in the area.  We just received an alert form NYC.gov that stated:

Notification issued on 7/19/14 at 11:18 AM. The United States Coast Guard reports that a ship in Arthur Kill off the coast of Staten Island is offloading various fuel products. As a result, there may be an odor in Staten Island and Brooklyn. Please report natural gas emergencies to 9-1-1.

Hopefully that is the cause and we hope the smell dissipates soon. We assume others have smelled this awful odor?

Eagle Provisions for Sale

A belated post, since this broke before the holiday, but the beloved (or maligned, depending on who you ask) Eagle Provisions, a South Slope/Greenwood Heights mainstay since 1930 is giving up the ghost. And for mere $9MIL according to the Commercial Observer.

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Bad Accident on 21st St and 6th Ave

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Just in from a CCGH member, a really bad accident at 21st Street and 6th Ave across from Tobby’s. Seems one car actually flipped over. He did not think anyone was fatally injured, but FDYN and NYPD were on the case asap. This is a huge problem on 6th Ave between 20th And 23rd Sts, as drivers frequently speed go get to 24th St (not sure why). With poor site lines on the side blocks, this happens a lot, thought not to today’s extent.

We hope the passengers are OK. Checking with CB7 to see if we can get more info. Anyone else witness this bad accident?

More info from South Slope News…2 of the folks in the accident went to the hospital with “serious but not life threatening injuries.