Happy summer CCGH folks! We were informed by a subcontractor for the City, who has been managing a project on our block, that CB7 is having over 60 sidewalk repairs made due to street tree damage by NYC Parks.
About time! We know of at least four blocks where 311 calls were made, in some cases starting 8 years ago, for repair.
If an owner can show that a street tree has damaged their sidewalk, in most cases it’s on the City’s dime (well, really us taxpayers) to fix the sidewalk. So if you are in Greenwood Heights, Sunset Park or Windsor terrace and have filed, you may get repaired this summer. Need to file? The call 311 or Community Board 7 for help. Anyone else out there seeing repairs?
Community Board 7 reached out to us to let the neighborhood folks know about an upcoming public safety committee meeting that will feature “a conversation with the owners of Greenwood Park and the 72nd Precinct.”
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.).
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 →
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).
Community Board 7’s office (4201 4th Avenue, corner of 43rd Street, Brooklyn) is a drop off point for clothing, diapers, non-perishable food and other items for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Our office is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM (although we are closed Tuesday, November 6 for Election Day and Monday, November 12 for Veterans’ Day) and we are able to accept these items during these times.
We know many of us are in difficult situations and trying to get back on our own feet and back to a normal life, but many of our friends and neighbors continue to suffer and have lost everything. If you are able to donate, we would be extremely grateful.
Distribution will be offered to local organizations and families first and then to regional organizations.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at (718) 854-0003.
Thank you for your generosity and your continued support of your neighbors.