Posted on 04 November 2010.
Here’s the note from the Community Board for the meeting coming up on Wednesday, Nov. 17:
The regular monthly Board Meeting of Community Board #7 will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 6:30 P.M. at our Board Office, located at 4201 4th Avenue (Entrance on 43rd Street & 4th Avenue).
Following is the proposed agenda:
1. The Pledge of Allegiance
2. Opening of the meeting
3. Adoption of the agenda
4. Adoption of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of October 20, 2010
5. Presentation: Frank Laghezza, Executive Assistant District Attorney
6. Committee Reports: Economic Development Committee, Health & Mental Health Committee, Housing Committee, Membership & Attendance Committee, Parks Committee, Youth Committee, Youth Committee
7. Acknowledgment of Elected Officials & Elected Officials Representatives
8. Chairperson’s Report/Executive Committee
9. District Manager’s Report
10. Old Business
11. New Business
12. Public Comment
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BOARD MEETING, PLEASE CALL THE BOARD OFFICE AT (718) 854-0003 AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
Posted in Announcements, Happenings, In the News, Politics
Posted on 04 November 2010.
The Brooklyn Ink, a local website run by the Columbia J School, had some great election coverage this week. Check it out.
Posted in Economy, In the News
Posted on 19 June 2010.
Short notice, yes, but its a lovely day and you should go get your tipico on in Sunset Park. It starts at noon, runs until 6 p.m., and I have full faith that someone will be able to carry the festivities forward. Boriqua festival next week. Stay tuned.
Posted in Announcements, Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Features, In the News
Posted on 29 May 2010.
Many of you have written in over the past few months with concerns about the safety (and future safety) of Fourth Avenue. Here is your chance to tell the community what you think needs to happen with one of Sunset Park´s busiest streets:
CB7 announcement below:
COMMUNITY BOARD #7
ON COMMUNITY ISSUES CONCERNING
TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
CB7 OFFICE – 4201 4TH AVENUE
(ENTRANCE ON 43RD STREET)
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Posted in Announcements, Happenings, Health and Environment, Politics, development
Posted on 29 May 2010.
Since September, Sunset Park Chron has reported on gang-related issues in the community. This month, the precinct, the community board, and several local organizations and churches are getting together for a second forum. The biggest challenge at the first meeting was getting people in the door most touched by gang problems—they are often also those least willing or able to speak with police.
This is an opporunity not only to learn, but also to educate others about what you think is happening with gangs in Sunset Park. Whether you are associated with a community organization, a school, or have faced gang issues yourself, this is a chance to tell the community what you think is important.
See the announcement below from Community Board 7:
The 72nd Precinct, Community Board #7 Brooklyn, Community Based Organization and Churches are working together to combat Gangs in OUR Community
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE
GANG AWARENESS FORUM
GANG VIOLENCE IS DESTROYING LIVES AND
DEVASTATING FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY
THE PURPOSE OF THIS GANG FORUM IS TO:
• REACH OUR KIDS • INFORM THEM OF THE DANGERS OF GANG LIFE • OFFER POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES TO GANGS •
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH
545 60TH STREET (GYMNASIUM)
GANG THEATER PERFORMANCE
PERSONAL TESTIMONY FROM FORMER GANG MEMBERS
AND MANY OTHER SURPRISES
COME AND JOIN US!
Posted in Announcements, Crime, Events, In the News, education
Posted on 17 May 2010.
We talked a while ago about Borough President Marty Markowitz’s vision for a better, brighter Fourth Avenue. This morning, you can get a preview of what that might look like. The collaboration with students from NYU’s Wagner School show green medians, bike racks and remarkably traffic-free streets. Some of those commenting on Curbed seemed skeptical. Thoughts?
Posted in Economy, Features, In the News, development
Posted on 06 May 2010.
This have been rather neglected around here of late, but I wanted to drop in for a couple of quick reminders about upcoming community board meetings. Both will take place at 6:30pm at the CB7 offices in the old court building at 43rd Street and Fourth Avenue.
*Tonight’s concerns more northward matters: The parks committee will discuss the proposed dog run on 18th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
*Next week on Wednesday, May 12th, there will be a public hearing with the public safety committee on the liquor license renewal application for 2004 Viva Mexico Inc., at 3913 Fifth Avenue. Liquor licenses at this restaurant have been contentious in the past, as you can see in the Best View in Brooklyn archives.
Posted in Announcements, Economy, Events, In the News
Posted on 29 April 2010.
*The only man convicted of Malcolm X’s shooting was released from prison this week and went home to Sunset Park, The Brooklyn Eagle reports.
*This blog did a piece about “going green” in low-income communities. Elizabeth Yeampierre of UPROSE spoke about some of the problems that crop up in Sunset Park.
*Folks at Time Out New York got hungry, and, armed with a dollar, came to Sunset Park to get its fill.
*In other foodie news, a “chowhounder” (yes, I said it) tells us that if you time it right, you can see those dim-sum rice noodles made down on Eighth and 61st.
*The MTA is looking to make some major cuts, the Daily News reported, cutting about 750 jobs, mostly from the bus division.
*The Bloomberg administration has announced plans to overhaul the city’s special education system. The plan hopes to downscale the number of special education classrooms, shifting from a decades-long approach that separated children with learning disabilities into their own programs.
Posted in Announcements, In the News, education, food
Posted on 29 April 2010.
In a great example of how community journalism can work, I got this note about the goings on at a Community Board 7 meeting on parks. A reader attended, and sent this note back:
Sunset Park will be undergoing some serious changes–$4 million in renovations starting this year. Sara Gonzalez helped acquire the funding, the reader said.
The first is a reworking of the concrete baseball/soccer field (“the big slab”) in the middle of the park. It will be turned into a more legitimate multi-purpose field, faux-grass and all, as the picture above shows. The comfort station (I believe that’s the bathroom) and the area with the chess tables will also get spiffed. The playground, however, will not get reworked…yet. Some of the parents at the meeting were not too happy to hear that, but the playground will apparently top next year’s list.
Another unfortunate budget victim is summer camp: registration in Sunset Park has been delayed as the is no money in the budget for it. Rumor is it may not happen this year, the reader said.
Posted in Announcements, Economy, Features, Happenings, In the News, development, seen and heard
Posted on 27 April 2010.
*There’s been quite a look at Sunset Park schools of late. Yesterday, the New York Times did a story about P.S. 172, the little elementary school that could. Despite challenges that tend to stymie efforts to score high on tests (low-income students, English language learners and kids with learning disabilities) the Fourth Avenue school regularly outperforms its neighbors in Carroll Gardens and Park Slope.
*This follows the recent Daily News story on the long waiting list at P.S. 105.
*Things are happening in Sunset Park proper. The Community Board last week announced plans to revamp the “big slab” that serves as a baseball/soccer field. Stay tuned for a more detailed post this week.
*The Times last week also chronicled one of more than one hundred Latino evangelical Christians who appear to have been scammed by a Red Hook pastor.
*Sarah DiGregorio of the Village Voice has been on the eat again. Check out her piece on the new hand-cut noodle shop in Sunset Park.
Posted in Arts & Culture, In the News, education, food