We received a note for CM Sara Gonzalez’s office in regards to the continued delays to the opening of the rebuilt Slope Park on 6th Ave. Looks like it’s been bumped again till the end of June (good news for Greenwood Park). From the note:
Councilwoman González has allocated approximately $2 Million dollars in capital funds for the complete renovation of the playground. She requested an explanation [ from Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey] as to why work was delayed on behalf of her constituents who have been eagerly awaiting the Park’s opening.
Green-Wood Cemetery was chartered by the State of New York on this date in 1838. The Greenwood Heights community should be thankful to be living so close to this National Historic Landmark and fantastic place to stroll, learn and relax (heck, all of Brooklyn should!). You can find out more info on their 175th on their website.
From the South Park Slope Community Group’s news group:
Join us for a fundraiser at Freddy’s Bar to benefit Neighbors Helping Neighbors. There is no cover- Freddy’s will be donating tips & a portion of all drink sales. NHN works to empower low and moderate income residents to have and keep affordable quality housing.
This just in from NYC DOT on rehab work on the bridge on 5th Avenue that goes over Green-Wood starting Monday, April 1.
Looks like it’s going to be a bit of a mess with only one travel lane open at a time, a temporary walkway, no parking in the work area and the improvements will go through July 2013. See the attached PDF of the flyer and the text from the flyer below. Going to be a fun spring and summer!
The event, which will be on Monday, March 4 at Brooklyn Community Board 7, was announced last night at the Board’s monthly meeting. They also have flyers for the SRO/Illegal Conversion Community Forum available at the Board office. Or you can download a PDF version. It is important for folks to resend this info to your neighbors and even better if you can put flyers up in your area (either pick them up or print them out).
It’s important for folks to attend the meeting , listen to the City agencies, have Q&A and report any issues you are aware of. We hope to see a good turn out on March 4.
Via Community Board 7. Councilmember Lander’s office and CB7′s Buildings and Construction Committee are co-hosting a meeting on Feb 6. at 6:30pm about new and ongoing construction work at 701-711 Caton Avenue and 22 Caton Place. The School Construction Authority will be updating the community on PS/IS 437 construction and the new developer for 22 Caton Place, Hudson Properties, will make a presentation about the new development and scope of construction (this was a long stalled construction site, so the new development seems to be a positive thing; you can read more on brownstoner).
Since our little enclave (and our surrounding neighbors) have so many artists, writers, musicians…heck, a creative bunch, CM Gonzales’s office thought we might be interested in this year’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Cultural Development Fund (CDF) for fiscal year 2014. you can find out more information here or read below.
A happy and healthy New Year to all our community group members, neighbors and community. Here’s to a great 2013!
(and a wee bit of humor from a local tattoo parlor)
So, while on the topic of a better 2013, what are some of the things the community is looking for in Greenwood Heights? More amenities? More restaurants and bars? Better fresh produce options? Cleaner streets? What are we lobbying for this year for the community?
To help out, we have set up a survey on our Facebook page for the community to weigh in. Take a moment to cast your vote, add to the list or leave a comment. And while you are there, become a fan of the CCGH page.
For those not on Facebook, feel free to post your thoughts on the blog or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org