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 →
A happy and healthy New Year to all our community group members, neighbors and community. Here’s to a great 2013!
(and a wee bit of humor from a local tattoo parlor)
So, while on the topic of a better 2013, what are some of the things the community is looking for in Greenwood Heights? More amenities? More restaurants and bars? Better fresh produce options? Cleaner streets? What are we lobbying for this year for the community?
Looks as if the major upgrade to the damaged power line is finished. And the belated upgrade to the substation will now begin on 10/29/12 and last through early 2013. Id you have questions, call 718-802-5672 or e-mail BrooklynPa@coned.com.
So, very hyper-local, but we wanted to update folks on the work Con Edison will be doing (five months delayed) at the Greenwood sub-station on 23rd Street/24th Street, between 5th Avenue/6th Avenue. The work will be concentrated on the 23rd St. side of the sub-station. CB7 met with the Con Ed foreman and construction company to get a low-down on the work which is supposed to begin the week of October 1, 2012. Continue reading →