Posted on 24 January 2010.
Greenwood Heights on the north side of Community Board 7 recently won an “Love Your (NYC) Block” grant from the Citizens Committee of New York City.
With support from the Green-Wood Historic Fund, the Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights and the 23rd St. Neighbors Association applied for funds to help beautify the neighborhood beginning this spring. See below for more information on the grant and the Greenwood project. You can join in the discussion in my commenting here or on the Brooklynian message board.
“I Love My (NYC) Block” Grant Information Sheet
Greetings! Based upon a grant application submitted to the Citizens Committee of NYC, we have received a block grant!
This is an informational flier to educate our fellow group members and neighbors about the proposal made by The Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights and the 23rd St. Neighbors Association (formed after a community meeting in June 2009) with the support of The Green-Wood Historic Fund (Green-Wood Cemetery’s not-for-profit arm).
The grant was awarded for beautification and education projects to take place this April or May, 2010 in the following areas:
23rd Street, from 5th Avenue to 7th Avenue
24th Street, from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
7th Avenue, from 23rd Street to 20th Street
6th Avenue, from 23rd Street to 24th Street
We need your help and want your input!
EDUCATION & BEAUTIFICATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, PHASE ONE:
The macro objectives of the project are: 1.) Increase awareness/education through a forum, signage and brochures; 2.) Clean-up and surveillance of existing trouble spots; 3.) Beautification through street tree replacement and plantings; 4.) Beautification through neighborhood upkeep of existing infrastructure; 5.) Partnerships with local community members and its stakeholders.
We will begin working on these objectives through a public forum and “action plans,” a neighborhood meeting/planning session and one or two clean-up and beautification days in partnership with The Green-Wood Historic Fund and New York City agencies (Parks, DSNY, DOT).
The tentative dates are:
Public Forum: April 3 or April 4 with Clean-up day: April 17 or April 18, 2010
Public Forum: May 29 or May 30 with Clean-up day: June 19 or June 20, 2010
Planting Date TBD
The clean-up/beautification day(s) will include street cleaning, tree pit cleaning and planting (with plant kits purchased from BBG’s “Greenest Block in Bklyn” program), tree surveying for replacement/new planting by NYC Parks, tree pit guard building via Brooklyn Shade and installation of “Please Keep Our Streets Clean & Green” custom signs in tree pits.
The initial work has been done. we have received the grant on the neighborhood’s behalf. We need your input, help and volunteerism!
Please contact Aaron Brashear (311 23rd St.) at 718-852-7630 / aaron(at)ccgreenwoodhts.com or Jason Goldberg (313 23rd St.) at 617-429-2591 / jasonmgoldberg(at)hotmail.com for more information and to volunteer your time.