Category: Meetings

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.

District 38 Participatory Budgeting meeting 8/22

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).

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You can find out more about the macro PB process city-wide at The Participatory Budgeting Project’s website.

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Slope Park to reopen on June 27

Take Away from Greenwood Park Meeting At CB7

Community Board 7 let us know about 40 residents attended the Greenwood Park and 72nd Pct. community meeting this past Wednesday night. While we received a pretty good overview from CB7’s district mgr. Jeremy Laufer, we thought it best to hit up the CCGH and South park Slope community news groups to hear from some of the local residents who attended. Pretty much everyone’s take dove tailed with CB7’s, mostly focusing on quality of life issues, especially noise.

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Speed hump requests meeting at CB7 on March 12

Seems speed hump (bump) requests have become VERY popular in Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace. CB7’s transportation committee is holding a meeting on March 12 at 6:30pm at Community Board 7 (43rd St. and 4th Ave) to discuss SEVEN requests for traffic calming speed humps. Here’s the communities chance to come out and let folks know whether you are for or against the requests that DOT will be presenting to CB7. Some of them are requests from residents on certain blocks, several are via a recent traffic study of 6th Ave (btwn 20th and 24th Sts.).

Some of this info already appeared on the CCGH newsgroup a few weeks ago.

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Reminder SRO/ILLEGAL CONVERSION COMMUNITY FORUM on March 4 @ 6:30pm

A reminder about Monday’s SRO/Illegal Community Forum at CB7 that includes presentations by City agencies and CBOs Neighbors Helping Neighbors and the Fifth Avenue Committee. Join your neighbors to discuss this ongoing issue, what the City and CBOs can do to help and what you can do too! In addition, CB7 has Spanish language translation services during the meeting. The most recent press release is here and you can download the English flyer here and the Spanish version here.

Hope to see the community out in force on Monday, March 4 at 6:30pm at CB7 (43rd St and 4th Ave).

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The forum is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Community Board 7, CM Gonzalez and CM Lander.

Get your CB7 SRO & Illegal Conversion Community Forum flyer

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).

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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.

SRO/ILLEGAL CONVERSION COMMUNITY FORUM on March 4

This is really a great meeting for the community. Great for those who have issues with SROs and illegal conversions in their neighborhoods and also for information that will help folks living illegally, especially if they are displaced and need new housing.

You might not think SRO’s are in our neighborhoods, but they are: Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, South Park Slope and Windsor Terrace. They have an impact on the community and victimize those who live in these illegal conversions.

This should empower the community, everyone in the community, through education and Q&A from the City agencies and CBOs that will be on hand.

The forum is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Community Board 7, CM Gonzalez and CM Lander. Press release below. We’ll post the flyer when it is available.

Monday, March 4, 2013 @ 6:30 P.M. at the Community Board 7 office, 4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street). Continue reading

Green Beans and Walgreens meeting Feb. 21

CB 7 Buildings and Construction Committee meeting Feb. 6

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).

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