We started the CCGH newsgroup back in 2006 when the neighborhood was going through huge changes due to over development, illegal construction and eminent gentrification.
As a community group and community, we did so great work towards the eventual contextual rezoning, fights at the BSA, protecting the view from Green-Wood’s Battle Hill and neighborhood improvement and growth.
Fast forward 11 years and we’re still here and the community continues to evolve, and while CCGH’s mission still applies to protecting the quality of life in our community, the newsgroup and website have been used less and less.
Next month we will be retiring this website at ccgreenwoodhts.com. I am happy to move our newsgroup’s and website’s full list to a Yahoo or Google group if folks would like to continue to use the community group as a umbrella for discussion about the neighborhood. We will keep the groups Facebook group and Titter account active for the foreseeable future.
Please let me know if would collectively move, otherwise I’ll be sending out a few more posts before we fade off into the sunset. Not literally, just on the web!
Been a while since we have posted. Unfortunately this is not a happy post. From the CCGH newsgroup:
An update from the sister of the our neighbor who was attacked this morning on her way to work:
I wanted to make all of you aware that one of our neighbors was attacked Tuesday, 10/25 at 5:20am. This attack took place on 23rd street between 6 & 7th avenue (closer to 6th avenue). Please be aware of your surroundings at all times.
If anyone has a camera installed on their property that is facing the street, please speak up. The police are hoping that they can apprehend this man. A police report has been filed. Suspect was Caucasian/White Latino, approximately 5’8, medium built & was wearing a black hoodie. He owns a dark colored car, no visual on license plate or type of car.
The suspect was sitting in his car then came out to attack.
They are looking for any home that has video surveillance from this morning so police can try and get a plate number or footage. She’s a long standing resident of this block and we need to help her and her family out if we can!
From a repost of a longer article on Gothamist, the long and the short of it is the MTA will be closing 30 stations for repairs in the next few years. Not sure of any exact schedule, but the announcement was accompanied by the statement:
“re-envision” 30 subway stations by 2020. The MTA plans to make these stations “cleaner, brighter… easier to navigate, with better and more intuitive wayfinding, as well as a modernized look and feel.”
While there will be wifi upgrades and e-ticketing (like that makes up for the closure) what do folks think about the closing of a busy stop in the heart of two neighborhoods that are growing by leaps and bounds…Greenwood Hts. and South Park Slope? Folks are already calling for increased train service…
We’re skeptical and torn on this as the station does need an upgrade, majorly (hell, the whole line does). But the loss of that station without increased train service is going to be a nightmare for commuters. Here’s the full map.
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!
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?
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.
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?
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!
Know of more stoop sales coming up? Then post the dates and locations on this thread and we’ll repost them the week before.