The South Slope News blog added a very interesting post today about our ‘nabe…we thought worthy of further discussion. From the post:
According to a new list by website RealtyTrac, zip code 11232 (comprised of Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park) is one of the country’s top 25 hipster havens. Somehow, Williamsburg didn’t even make the list.
How is that possible, you ask?
That’s a great point. Just new neighbors (hipster or not) to 11232 AND 11215, ex-hipsters priced out of other trendy areas, ex-hipsters wanting to start families (observed by the surge of strollers this past spring/summer) or just a change in the demographic due to the inevitable gentrification of South Brooklyn? Continue reading →
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.
South Slope News reported today that Guerrero Food Center (5th Avenue and 23rd Street) is gone for good and the space is up for rent by Rapid Realty for $5,833 per month. This seems a tad high for the neighborhood (we love you Greenwood Hts.!). South Slope News has a poll going on to see what folks think should go there. What do you think?
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 Wednesdaymornings (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.
So while we have had a few here and there this season, 23rd St. btwn 6th/7th Ave had T…E…N last night mid block! Two broods w/ moms showing of the eateries along our wonderful street. Anyone else out there? If so, post below or e-mail us.
So a reminder to everyone, and I know we are all MUCH BETTER than years past:
Bag all of your garbage before putting it into the can
Rinse all of your recycling (obviously not paper, but clean off them pizza boxes, yo!) before putting into the can
Make sure the can lids are locked. Don’t have locking lids? Get a can that does (or ask your landlord).
If so see trash on the sidewalk or in front of your building, pick it up and put it where it belongs…in a can.
If you are out at night and see them, MAKE NOISE. They need to be afraid of us humans (and a broomin’ doesn’t hurt either).
Due to the efforts of theRestore 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.
Tue Jul 02 12:16:32 2013
STATUS: Open – Active
Brooklyn 23rd Street 3rd Avenue
OEM 614 reports Con Edison has identified the substance as dielectric fluid from a high voltage transmission line. The line has been de-energized. Con Edison reports there is no PCB substance from the line.
FDNY Command Post is located on the corner of 23rd Street and 3rd Avenue. FDNY is in the process of checking basements for signs of dielectric fluid. FDNY Haz Mat is attempting to pump the fluid into temporary pools.
The following agencies are en-route to the scene to provide additional assistance and resources:
Various Con Edison personnel, DSNY, DEP DERTA, DOT HIQA, NYPD Traffic Control, and NYS DEC.
NYPD is diverting traffic from the immediate area and six additional traffic agents are en-route to assist with traffic control.
The following street closures are in effect; 3rd Avenue between 22nd Street and 24th Street and 23rd Street between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue to vehicular traffic.