Tagged: quality of life

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 ccgreenwoodhts.com. 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!

West Nile Disease found in 15 Bklyn Neighborhoods

Including ours! DOH released a report outlining the affected areas and spraying schedule. Currently 11215 and 11232 are not on the list. Bust as in the past, DOH basically gives zero warning before a spray date. So let’s keep our eyes peeled for any spray updates.Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 2.32.29 PMYou can read a very extensive post on Patch.com. Anyone have intel?

Greenwood Hts. is Raccoon town

So while we have had a few here and there this season, 23rd St. btwn 6th/7th Ave had T…E…N last night mid block! Two broods w/ moms showing of the eateries along our wonderful street. Anyone else out there? If so, post below or e-mail us.

So a reminder to everyone, and I know we are all MUCH BETTER than years past:

  1. Bag all of your garbage before putting it into the can
  2. Rinse all of your recycling (obviously not paper, but clean off them pizza boxes, yo!) before putting into the can
  3. Make sure the can lids are locked. Don’t have locking lids? Get a can that does (or ask your landlord).
  4. If so see trash on the sidewalk or in front of your building, pick it up and put it where it belongs…in a can.
  5. If you are out at night and see them, MAKE NOISE. They need to be afraid of us humans (and a broomin’ doesn’t hurt either).

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Restore The B37 Bus Coalition Rally, June 15th

New rules for Greenwood Park?

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?

Da rules!

Any thoughts on this new sign?

Is Greenwood Hts. full of bumps?

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.

Meeting with the owners of Greenwood Park and 72nd Pct on May 8

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.”

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Speed hump requests meeting at CB7 on March 12

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.).

Some of this info already appeared on the CCGH newsgroup a few weeks ago.

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Reminder SRO/ILLEGAL CONVERSION COMMUNITY FORUM on March 4 @ 6:30pm

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).

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The forum is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Community Board 7, CM Gonzalez and CM Lander.

Get your CB7 SRO & Illegal Conversion Community Forum flyer

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).

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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.