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 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 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 02 April 2010.
*The adult shops along Third Avenue have been a, well, touchy subject for a while now. A reader sent this Daily News piece around yesterday on a court decision that may make complicate the adult bookstore/movie store industry. The Brooklyn Eagle had an article yesterday as well.
*Lots of Greenway coverage this week, including a piece in the Daily News, and some live blogging here at Sunset Park Chronicled.
*Remember Federal Building No. 2? The Times did a multimedia package on the full-of-potentials-with-a-hint-of-problem piece of waterfront real estate this week. The photos have a touch of Nathan Kensinger’s style to them I thought. Take a look.
*The Village Voice’s Sarah DiGregorio put out her list of the top ten spots to fill your belly in Sunset Park.
*The New York Time’s Fernanda Santos has a piece (with graphics, video, etc) tracking the 2010 Census. Convincing people to fill out and return the forms is still proving a hard sell it seems. Do it! It’s how you get money for schools, transpiration, hospitals–and we reporters love us some census data.
Posted in Happenings, In the News, Politics, development, seen and heard
Posted on 31 March 2010.
Cyclist making his way through west Brooklyn via Sunset Park's busy Third Avenue.
I’ll be covering the tonight’s forum on the new Brooklyn Greenway planned to run from Greenpoint to Sunset Park. It takes place at UPROSE tonight, Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30pm at 166A 22nd Street in Brooklyn. Come out to participate in the forum, or tweet a question with the hashtag #spgreenway and I’ll try to pass it along.
Posted in Economy, Happenings, In the News, development
Posted on 23 March 2010.
One man was found dead and 8 firefighters injured in an early morning blaze in Sunset Park, the Daily News reported. The fire began around 1:22am, and ran through the third floor of the row-house at 322 56th Street. Firefighters found a body of a man in his 30s, according to the Brooklyn Ink. His name has not yet been released.
Neighbors told the Daily News the abandoned row-house had people coming and going at all hours, and may have been home to squatters for at least two years. It has been in disrepair since at least 2003, according to records from the Department of Buildings.
Posted in Happenings, Health and Environment, In the News, seen and heard
Posted on 22 March 2010.
Community Board 7 will hold its Youth Committee meeting this Monday, March 22 at 6:30pm at the Board Office at 4201 Fourth Avenue. On the agenda is to create a mission and agenda for the year. How to address some of the recent youth and gang violence is one consideration of the Board this year.
I’m going to be covering the event live, so you can tune in at 6:30 to see what the Committee has to say. Show up! Or, if you can’t make it, leave questions and/or comments for the committee in a comment, and I’ll bring them to the meeting.
Just got a note that the meeting has been canceled. I’ll keep you posted on re-scheduling.
Posted in Events, Happenings, Politics
Posted on 19 March 2010.
Sunset Park Chronicled is overdue for a news update. Below are a couple of links to the latest news about Sunset Park, but it’s just a teaser. Stay tuned for more in the next few days:
*There has been talk for a while about the 14-mile Green way slated to connect Greenpoint to Sunset Park. The Department of Transportation this week announced that it will hold community workshops in conjunction with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Regional Planning Association to educate the neighborhoods about the bike and pedestrian path. Sunset Park gets its own, which will take place Thursday, April 8 at 6:30pm at St. Michael R.C. Church on Fourth Avenue and 42nd Street.
*Images of the Sunset Park waterfront featured in a show in February called Gentrification: The Pink Elephant Speaks, a recent art exhibit at The Museum of African Diasporan Art. You an read about the show at the Indypendent, and others that capture the lesser known sites in New York City.
*The New York Times took a tour around Sunset Park. Anything you didn’t know? Anything left out?
Posted in Announcements, Arts & Culture, Happenings, Health and Environment, In the News, Picturing Sunset Park, education, food
Posted on 01 March 2010.
A friendly reminder. See information below:
Please be advised that the next meeting of Community Board #7’s Transportation Committee Meeting will be held on TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010 @ 6:30 P.M. at the Board Office, 4201 4TH AVENUE (ENTRANCE ON 43RD STREET).
The agenda is as follows:
- Rehabilitation of ramp from Gowanus Expressway to Prospect Expressway
Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Please contact the Board Office to confirm your attendance.
Posted in Happenings, In the News, Politics
Posted on 26 October 2009.
See more of the Health Plus Halloween party here.
Posted in Happenings