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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SNOW: How did you make it through?

Look like our neck of Brooklyn got about 6+ inches yesterday from our good buddy Storm Thor (what a name!). We shoveled out last night and ice this morning. How did everyone else do in Greenwood Heights?

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REPOST: Finding A Safer Traffic Solution For 20th Street

Posted today on South Slope News, the take away from CB7’s and DOT’s presentation of additional plans to give relief to residents along the 20th Street truck route.

Discussions have been going on for years, an we’re not really sure any solutions will completely work (past or present). Ultimately some part of Greenwood Heights, Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace will be affected. Just feeling the best mix may not be there yet.

What do you think?

Here’s more from South Slope News:

“We don’t have any agenda except to make our street safer,” said 20th Street resident Miriam at a meeting on Tuesday night with the Department of Transportation, Community Board 7, and Community Board 14 — and it was a sentiment echoed by everyone in attendance.

With sleet falling outside, it was a fairly small turnout for the meeting at the Windsor Terrace Library, which is right around the midpoint of the areas the 20th Street Truck Route Area Study is looking at. Following a petition signed by more that 200 20th Street residents in 2010 citing property damage, congestion, and additional safety issues, the DOT launched the study to see if the truck route along that road might be altered to improve the situation.

“The issue on 20th Street is no so much that vehicles are being hit — it’s a safety issue for pedestrians,” said Miriam, her young son in tow. “For instance if you’re getting into your car, people’s doors have come off, people have been nudged into their cars. Because it’s a bit wild, people drive with a lot of bravado and crossing the street is quite difficult and scary.”

The study — which so far has involved analyzing land use and traffic and crash data, interviews with truck drivers on the street, arial surveys, and more — continues, and this meeting will be just one of more to come throughout the affected communities, because the issue is a fairly complicated one.

“We don’t have a solution yet that jumps out and says, ‘That’s the answer,’” said Stacey Hodge, director of the Office of Freight Mobility at the DOT. MORE>

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)