Category: Upcoming events

Community groups don’t die, they just fade away…

We started the CCGH newsgroup back in 2006 when the neighborhood was going through huge changes due to over development, illegal construction and eminent gentrification.

As a community group and community, we did so great work towards the eventual contextual rezoning, fights at the BSA, protecting the view from Green-Wood’s Battle Hill and neighborhood improvement and growth.

Fast forward 11 years and we’re still here and the community continues to evolve, and while CCGH’s mission still applies to protecting the quality of life in our community, the newsgroup and website have been used less and less.

Next month we will be retiring this website at I am happy to move our newsgroup’s and website’s full list to a Yahoo or Google group if folks would like to continue to use the community group as a umbrella for discussion about the neighborhood. We will keep the groups Facebook group and Titter account active for the foreseeable future.

Please let me know if would collectively move, otherwise I’ll be sending out a few more posts before we fade off into the sunset. Not literally, just on the web!

Thanks for the support over the years!

Tonight: Movies Under The Stars in Sunset Park! 7/17

A belated posting to tonight’s event in Sunset Park…Movies Under The Stars! Brought to you by NYS Senator Jessie Hamilton (Co-hosted by other local electeds, see flier).

Hamilton-Movies-Under-the-Stars-Sunset copy

There’s a dance party starting at 6:30pm and X-men: Days of Future Past is being shown starting at 8:30pm.

It ought to be a beautiful night for the festivities. You can download the flier here.

So, who’s up for a flick in the park?

REPOST: Hawaiian Holidays come to 22nd Street

Originally posted on South Slope News, our festive neighbors Chris and Ryan have done it again for another Holiday Light Spectacular! So mosey on down to 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues for the show, which runs every 20 minutes starting tonight running through January 3.

10387461_826017227460343_6769216534123921883_n Continue reading


Help support CB7’s Annual Holiday Gift Drive this year. Detail’s below and here.

And we hope all of our Greenwood Heights and South Slope friends had/have a happy and healthy holiday weekend.

Microsoft Word - HGD2014FLYER.docx

What do you have to be thankful for this holiday season? (HINT: post below)

7th Annual 23rd St. Mega Stoop Sale 5/18

It’s that time of year again…

7th Annual  23rd St. Mega Stoop Sale
(23rd St. between 6th & 7th Aves.)

“Come one, come all to our block-long stoop sale.”
20+ households will be ready for you with our stuff!

Saturday, May 18
11:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.


Houses will have lots of stuff for sale, at, of course, very reasonable prices! (or you can just haggle with everyone)

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.


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

Recycle your Xmas trees at TreeCycle and MulchFest in our area

Post Xmas greetings. A quick note on where you can drop you tree once all the lights, ornaments and tinsel come down this year via the NYC Parks’ TreeCycle program. Two closest drop offs are at the Green-Wood Cemetery 5th Ave./25th St.) and Sunset Park (6th Ave./44th St.) from January 12 and 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (though you can drop off at Green-Wood all week long, to the inside left of their main entrance on 25th St./5th Ave. next to their mulch piles).

Continue reading

CB’7s 25th Annual Holiday Gift Drive is on!

Remember to vote tomorrow!

While we all are still dealing with the aftermath of Sandy, a friendly reminder to vote in tomorrow’s election! Regardless of how you vote, just make sure you do.

Here’s a few resources for tomorrow, where to vote, etc.

Continue reading