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:
- Bag all of your garbage before putting it into the can
- Rinse all of your recycling (obviously not paper, but clean off them pizza boxes, yo!) before putting into the can
- Make sure the can lids are locked. Don’t have locking lids? Get a can that does (or ask your landlord).
- 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.
- 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).
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?
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.
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.).
Some of this info already appeared on the CCGH newsgroup a few weeks ago.
Here’s the official announcement from CB7 with the locations… 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.
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?
To help out, we have set up a survey on our Facebook page for the community to weigh in. Take a moment to cast your vote, add to the list or leave a comment. And while you are there, become a fan of the CCGH page.
For those not on Facebook, feel free to post your thoughts on the blog or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org