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.
Seems spring has sprung and so have many long awaited speed bumps (or is that humps?) in GWH. 23rd St. between 6th and 7th Aves. got theirs on Monday (and BUMP marks at 2 AM in the morning!).
Any other new ones out there we don’t know of? Are they reducing speeders or just changing traffic patterns? We’d love to know. Post below.
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!
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.).
Here’s the official announcement from CB7 with the locations… Continue reading
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).
The forum is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Community Board 7, CM Gonzalez and CM Lander.
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.
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
From the CCGH newsgroup. If you want to add your voice to the discussion, post here on the blog or e-mail us.
CB7 finally heard back from DOT on the traffic/speed review of 6th Ave. from 20th St. to 24th St. (a year late!). If you remember correctly, there was concern about 6th Ave becoming a raceway since there are no lights or traffic calming measures after 20th St. In addition, folks were concerned about the visibility at the corner of 23rd St and 6th Ave due to the rental building (it has become a even worse issue with accidents).
In their wisdom (or lack there of, depending on your POV), here’s what they came back with after CB7′s request and CM Gonzalez’s request: Continue reading