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?
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.
UPDATE just in from Community Board 7 from OEM:
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.
OEM operations continue.
RESPONDING UNITS: OEM 614, OEM 6C
INCIDENT NO: Inc-111330-545-070213
And more photos and intel on South Slope News, DNAinfo and NYDN.
Here’s a notice from Community Board 7 that back up several posts to the South Park Slope news group this morning. Photos courtesy of Claudia Cusumano.
Oil leaking from the street and sewers.
Here’s what OEM has to say: Continue reading
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?
We saw this go up last week (perhaps a tad longer). Seems Greenwood Park (our local 750 person beer garden and play date location) has placed a HUGE sign out front with “da rules” of the place. Some are common sense, others…well, you decide. Perhaps this is due to the meeting at CB7 with the 72nd Pct. and the neighbors?
Any thoughts on this new sign?
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.