Posted on 22 February 2010.
Good afternoon. It’s Monday. Not too much in the news at the moment, but a few things to put on the calendar:
*Schools! That word alone is usually enough to rile someone up. In Sunset Park’s crowded classrooms, education is of particular concern. Several of Brooklyn’s biggest names will next week offer parents, politicians and interested parties an opportunity to offer opinions about Brooklyn’s school system. The information is below. I hope to see you there.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and Councilmembers Letitia James, Brad Lander and Steve Levin will convene a town hall meeting to discuss the city’s public education system. The event will take place on Wednesday March 3, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the courtroom at Brooklyn Borough Hall. We hope that you will come out, share your ideas, and help forge a community partnership to build a stronger foundation for parental involvement in our schools.
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Chris Black at the Public Advocate’s Office, 212-669-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Feelings on Fourth Avenue? The Park Slope Civic Council will sponsor a forum, “The Future of Fourth Avenue,” on Thursday, March 4, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Park Slope.
The Council has previously voiced concern that Fourth Avenue is marginal to the rest of the neighborhood just north of Sunset Park. Borough President Marty Markowitz in his recent state of the city hoped to change the character of the thoroughfare, and rechristen the wide (and recently deadly road) “Brooklyn Boulevard.”
*Community Board 7 will hold a Public Hearing Monday, March 15 at 6:30 pm at the Board Office on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 43rd Street. It has to do with a city-owned property by the South Brooklyn Army Terminal. I’ll try to find out more. For the moment, see below for more information:
APPLICATION #C100204PPK – In the matter of one city-owned property, generally bounded by 39th Street (1st & 2nd Avenues) and the western portion of 2nd Avenue, from 37th to 29th Streets (Block 622, p/o Lot 1), in the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT), restricted to parking and accessory use only
*Sunset Park Stills has some beautiful new images up, including some Lunar New Year-themed shots. Take a look!