Via artist and South Slope neighbor Tom Keough about this weekend’s Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists “Open Studios” weekend. You can find more info about each artist (and see some of their work you’ll be seeing) on the group’s website. Additional info after the jump.
A quick reminder that the organics collection trial run starts tonight , for October 9 pick-up, in our area. The (cute) brown cans showed up last week and pick up for Greenwood Heights and parts of the South Slope begin tomorrow. For more info, click here. Is everyone ready? Are you participating?
It’s that simple. Not sure where you vote in our area? You can find out here.
While South Slope News already had a post on this, we thought we’d pass along the info and links we received from CM Gonzalez’s office yesterday. Seems we’re part of this year’s DSNY Organics Collection pilot program. Greenwood Hts. (or most of it) is on the Wednesday mornings (just like recycling) with a
drop off point at 15th St. and 7th Ave. (which strikes us as an odd location) CORRECTION: No location on this flyer/letter. Check their website for updates.
Via CM Gonzalez’s office about the upcoming meeting for District 38 Participatory Budgeting (PB). District 38 is most of Greenwood Heights, so this involves all of us. The first meeting is on Thursday, August 22, from 6:30-8:30pm at Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow – 783 Fourth Avenue (@27th Street).
You can find out more about the macro PB process city-wide at The Participatory Budgeting Project’s website.
Via CM Gonzalez’s office, seems the 58th Street ferry service returns to Sunset Park and south Brooklyn. While a tad to the south of us, we have to think this will be utilized by some of our neighborhood’s residents and certainly by much of south Brooklyn.
Here’s the press release:
Via CB7′s Facebook page and CM Sara Gonzalez’s office:
Due to the efforts of the Restore the B37 Coalition, the B37 bus service has been RESTORED!! This comes at a critical time as the Montague Street Tunnel will be under construction from August 2 to October 2014 to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy which affects the R & G lines. This restoration will also provide a much needed access for local residents along 3rd Avenue to get to work in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park and Downtown Brooklyn. We thank Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, Councilman Vincent Gentile, UPROSE and the other members of the Restore the B37 Coalition for their collaborative efforts in restoring this much needed and sorely missed mode of transportation.
As a follow-up to last week’s oil leak on 23rd Street and 3rd Ave, Con Edison set an update to Community Board 7 about the ongoing work that will be done to repair the damaged line.
From Con Edison:
As discussed, it was determined that the cause of the 23rd St. oil spill was due to a water service leak that impinged on our feeder pipe, causing the feeder to leak oil.
A note via CM Gonzalez’s office about this weekend’s rally to restore the B37 bus. This affects all of us in the area, will you be there?