Saturday, February 28, 2015

ORDER PRESCRIPTIONS ON PARKWAY PHARMACY'S WEBSITE


On Parkway Pharmacy's new website, you can register to
  • send a new prescription (Bring the original prescription to the pharmacy when you pick up the medication.),
  • request refills of prescriptions that you can either pick up or have delivered by foot, FedEx, UPS, and USPS,
  • transfer your prescriptions from another pharmacy, and
  • review your active and non-active prescriptions.

Parkway also supports RefillRx Mobile for iPhone and Android.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are all accepted at Parkway.

To view the website in Spanish, click on "Ver en Espanol" in the upper-right corner of your screen.

Parkway has been serving the neighborhood since 1980. Its pharmacists are knowledgeable, interested in the well-being of their customers, and dedicated to providing excellent service.

Open hours:
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed 


Parkway Pharmacy
531 Church Avenue, at the northwest corner of Ocean Parkway
Kensington, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 436-5501
fax: (718) 437-9490
online e-mail: https://parkwaypharmacyny.com/contact.php
website: https://parkwaypharmacyny.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parkway-Pharmacy/263454267196685

SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.

Friday, February 27, 2015

LIVEN UP YOUR HOME WITH FREE HOUSEPLANTS (GROWN FROM CUTTINGS)



Growing Houseplants from Cuttings
Saturday, March 7th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Houseplants make a home homier. Learn how to start vigorous new houseplants expertly from cuttings in this interactive free workshop led by local resident Susan Braverman.

Susan, a Horticultural Therapist Master and founder of Urban Oasis, will show you how to start--or increase--your plant collection at no cost. You'll be given two free potted plants and a how-to guide to take home.

Register by phone at (718) 686-9707 or online at http://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/growing-houseplants-cutti-windsor-terrace-library-030715.

Windsor Terrace Library  
160 E. 5th Street, at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11218   
(718) 686-9707  
http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/windsor-terrace

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED FOR FRIDAY



The New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Department of Sanitation have announced that
Alternate side of the street parking regulations, normally in effect for street cleaning, will be suspended on Friday, February 27th, because of cold weather conditions.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

STABBING IN DENNY'S BAR IN KENSINGTON

An argument between two men in Denny's Pub (Beverley Road at Church and McDonald avenues) at 3:00 yesterday morning led to one of them slicing the other one's neck.

The New York Post reports in its Daily Blotter that the victim was playing pool when the perpetrator attacked him, leaving him with serious injuries that aren't life-threatening. The two men knew each other. Multiple charges have been filed against the perpetrator.

Additional information is in the Post article.

JAZZ GREAT BERTHA HOPE'S INSPIRED PERFORMANCE IN KENSINGTON

left to right: tenor saxophonist Kit McClure, pianist and leader Bertha Hope,
P.S. 130 Principal Maria Nunziata, and bassist Jennifer Vincent

The incredible pianist Bertha Hope conquered an audience of over 300 kindergarten through 5th grade students yesterday at P.S. 130 in a performance in honor of Black History Month. Ms. Hope brought along Jennifer Vincent on bass and Kit McClure on tenor saxophone.


Playing traditional jazz standards written by several towering figures in jazz--Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk--the trio tailored its performance to the audience of students by incorporating an interactive educational component.

Not only did the children hear an amazing luminary of this country’s greatest gift to the world--jazz--they also learned some music theory as they became familiar with some of the repertoire, including Horace Silver's "Song For My Father," Monk's "Well You Needn't," and the Billy Strayhorn favorite made popular by Duke Ellington, "Take The 'A' Train." Since the school's 2nd graders are currently working on a New York City subway system curriculum, the Strayhorn song fit in perfectly!

The children were engaged and couldn't have been happier.

We are forever indebted to The Jazz Foundation of America for making this event possible.

-- Text and photos courtesy of Kim Smith,
president of Kim Smith Public Relations

NYC EDUCATION AND NYC TRANSIT ARE GETTING CHEATED IN THE STATE BUDGET



Press Release
NEWS
Assemblymember Jim Brennan
44th Assembly District

OFFICES:           416 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 718-788-7221                                     1414 Cortelyou Road,  Brooklyn, NY 11226, 718-940-0641
                                         422 LOB, Albany, NY 12248, 518-455-5377

CONTACT:          Melanie Hirsch 718 788-7221


 
 

   Assemblymember Brennan to Hold Town Hall Meeting on
State Budget to Discuss Education and Mass Transit

Education
New York State Assemblymember Jim Brennan (D-Wf) is concerned that Governor Cuomo’s education budget links any increased State funding for public schools to proposals that will damage our public schools, not help them.

According to Brennan, increasing the use of test scores to fire teachers and principals and close schools will not work to improve our public schools; it will just result in greater demoralization of staff and rejection by students and parents.


Adding 100 more charter schools, along with current charter expansion, will divert tens of thousands of students and hundreds of millions of dollars and much needed resources away from our public schools, undermining and destabilizing them.

Assemblymember Brennan is strongly encouraging Governor Cuomo to “work with the legislature on a healthy increase in State aid of $2.2 billion and restore progress toward compliance with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity court decision, which directed the State to assure adequate funding for the public schools.”

Transit
In vetoing the MTA Capital budget, Governor Cuomo is leaving a $14 billion shortfall in scheduled replacement of trains, buses, track, signals and other investments. According to Brennan, “a fully funded statewide transit system will better each and every corner of New York State.”

Assemblyman Brennan is mobilizing his constituents and asking, “How Should Progressives Respond to These Proposals?” The Town Hall Budget Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at PS 139, 330 Rugby Road between Beverley and Cortelyou Roads, Entrance on Rugby Road.

Assemblyman Brennan encourages all to have their voices heard in making a difference and urge them to join the effort by signing and sharing these two on line petitions that he has developed. Please sign the petitions by following the links:


Education petition
https://www.change.org/p/andrew-cuomo-we-reject-your-holding-state-aid-hostage-to-your-damaging-education-budget

 
Transit petition
https://www.change.org/p/andrew-cuomo-keep-new-york-state-moving-forward-prioritize-funds-for-public-transportation


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ADOPT A FURRY FRIEND AT NEW VET'S OFFICE IN WINDSOR TERRACE


Adoption Event
Saturday, February 28th, noon to 5:00 p.m.

The dog or cat (or maybe the dog and cat) of your dreams will be waiting for you at Alison Animal Hospital this Saturday, so head over there to pick them up and take them home. They'll love you for it.

Alison's vets, Dr. Alex Klein and Dr. Susan Ryan, are hosting this adoption event for Sean Casey Animal Rescue, the no-kill shelter in Windsor Terrace that's filled with wonderful creatures who are waiting for a home.

Alison Animal Hospital
224 Prospect Park West, between 16th Street and Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(718) 473-0081
sayhi @ alisonanimal.com
http://alisonanimal.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alison-Animal-Hospital/1493783764186763

PURIM CARNIVAL FOR THE FAMILY


Purim Carnival
Saturday, March 7th, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Purim at Temple Beth Emeth's Purim Carnival. It'll be fun and games in the banquet hall, featuring a costume parade, mask making, hamantashen, face painting, basketball, bowling, and more--with prizes for all. Go in costume and win a prize!

The admission fee is $10.00 per person for everything, including a pizza lunch. Children under two years old will be admitted free. The maximum charge per family is $25.

Purim begins at sunset on Wednesday, March 4th, and lasts until sunset the following day.

Temple Beth Emeth is a Reform congregation. 

Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek
83 Marlborough Road at Church Avenue
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 282-1596
fax: (718) 282-1537
templebeth83 @ aol.com
https://www.facebook.com/TBEOPSZ 

The synagogue is near the Church Avenue station on the B and Q subway lines.

BLACK HISTORY TROLLEY TOUR AT GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY


Black History Trolley Tour
Saturday, February 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A special trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery with historian Jeff Richman will recognize the significance of Black History Month in Brooklyn and the deep impact that black New Yorkers have had on New York City culture since its inception.

Slavery was abolished in New York State in 1827. Founded eleven years later in 1838, Green-wood Cemetery, has always been integrated.

Stops will be made on the tour to honor the life and accomplishments of many prominent black New Yorkers as well as several abolitionists who worked for freedom in America.

Cost: $15 for members of Green-Wood Cemetery or Brooklyn Historical Society. $20 for non-members. 

The trolley tours are fully accessible and are ADA-compliant.

Register here.

Green-wood Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark.

Green-wood Cemetery

NO ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH



The New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Department of Sanitation made this announcement a few minutes ago.
Alternate side of the street parking regulations, normally in effect for street cleaning, will be suspended on Thursday, February 26th, because of cold weather conditions.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

THE KESTREL IS HALF EMPTY. OR HALF FULL.

Brownstoner reports that half of the apartments in Kestrel, a luxury rental building, have been rented as of yesterday. Leasing began in September 2014.

The eight-story building, located in "idyllic Windsor Terrace," has 126 apartments, including studios (starting at $1,662) and one-bedroom (starting at $2,162), two-bedroom (starting at $3,102), and three-bedroom apartments (starting at $4,809).

A lot of amenities are offered, including a fitness center, pet spa, children's playroom, bike storage, and attended on-site parking.

Kestrel is at 33 Caton Place, between E. 8th Street and Ocean Parkway.

Monday, February 23, 2015

NO ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING REQUIRED TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH



Alternate side of the street parking regulations, normally in effect for street cleaning, will be suspended on Tuesday, February 24th, to facilitate snow removal.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

TALMUD CLASS STARTS THIS WEEK AT FLATBUSH JEWISH CENTER

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An Introducation to Talmud;
a Journey into Traditional Text Study
Tuesdays, beginning February 24th, at 7:30 p.m.

An introductory Talmud class with Rabbi Sara Zacharia will provide novices as well as those familiar with Talmud study with an opportunity to explore rabbinic text and tradition and its relevance today.
Through hevruta study (partnership study), pairs of students will read, discuss, and explore the text together, followed by a teacher-led text review and discussion.
This is a co-ed class.
Location:
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street, corner of Church Avenue
Kensington
phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204
e-mail: news @ flatbushjewishcenter.org
http://www.flatbushjewishcenter.org
https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushJewishCenter
Enter the synagogue via the ramp on E. 5th Street. Take the stairs or the elevator down to the Hanid Room on the lower level. 
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About Rabbi Sara Zacharia
Rabbi Zacharia was brought up in the ultra-Orthodox community of Brooklyn. Her rabbinic ordination was by a Conservative school of rabbinic studies. She has developed and teaches Jewish mindfulness through study, meditation, prayer, and eating practices.
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NO ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD



Alternate side of the street parking regulations, normally in effect for street cleaning, will be suspended on Monday, February 23rd, to facilitate snow removal.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A POSSIBLE DOG RUN IN KENSINGTON

Kensington Dog Run Association Meeting
Monday, February 23rd, 7:30 p.m.

Kensington Dog Run Association has been working on getting a dog run established near Caton Avenue and Coney Island Avenue. Everyone interested in a place in Kensington where dogs can run free is invited to the group's next meeting. Two of the topics at the meeting of this community group will be finding funding and building a website.

The meeting will take place in the Recreation Room of the apartment building at 346 Coney Island Avenue, between Caton Place and Kermit Place. 

For more information, contact Lynn at lpradov @ mindspring.com.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

PRE-PURIM PARTY AT EZRAGUITAR


Pre-Purim Party
Sunday, March 1st, 11:00 a.m.

Chabad of Ditmas Park is having a pre-Purim party at EzraGuitar. Wear a costume, enjoy a musical Purim performance by Leilah and Maoz Ezra (guitar and voice), decorate your own hamantaschen, make masks and groggers, and dance.

Light refreshments will be served. The party is open to people of all ages. The admission fee is $10 per family at the door.

Make reservations by sending an e-mail to info @ ezraguitar.com or calling (718) 434-2103. Space is limited.

EzraGuitar
785 Coney Island Avenue
between Cortelyou and Dorchester roads
Brooklyn

ANOTHER PARKING RULES SUSPENSION FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST



Alternate side of the street parking regulations, normally in effect for street cleaning, will be suspended on Friday, February 20th, and Saturday, February 21st, to facilitate snow removal.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

EXPRESS F TRAIN IN BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND


Coney Island-bound F trains will run express from Smith-9 Sts to Avenue X from Friday, February 20th, at 11:45 p.m. until Sunday, February 22nd, at 8:00 p.m. 

Coney Island-bound F trains won't be stopping at 4th Av-9th St, 15th St-Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Ditmas Av, Avenue I, Bay Pkwy, Avenue N, Avenue P, or Avenue U.

The travel alternatives are
  • For 4th Av-9th St, 15th St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy, take the G train instead. Transfer between trains at Smith-9th Sts, 7th Avenue, or Church Avenue.
  • For service to Ditmas Av, Avenue I, Bay Pkwy, Avenue N, Avenue P, and Avenue U, take the F train to 18th Av, Kings Hwy, or Avenue X and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F train.
  • For service from these stations, take the F train to Kings Hwy, 18th Avenue, or Church Avenue and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F train.

"THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN": FINAL EPISODE OF "RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION": FREE SCREENING

Movie: "The House We Live In"
Sunday, February 22nd, 8:00 p.m.

Occupy Kensington will show the third and final episode of the PBS documentary "Race: The power of an illusion" (http://www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm). This episode deals with institutional racism and white privilege.
If race doesn't exist biologically, what is it? And why should it matter? Our final episode, "The House We Live In," is the first film about race to focus not on individual attitudes and behavior but on the ways our institutions and policies advantage some groups at the expense of others.

Its subject is the "unmarked" race: white people. We see how benefits quietly and often invisibly accrue to white people, not necessarily because of merit or hard work, but because of the racialized nature of our laws, courts, customs, and, perhaps most pertinently, housing.

The film begins by looking at the massive immigration from eastern and southern Europe early in the 20th century. Italians, Hebrews, Greeks, and other ethnics were considered by many to be separate races. Their "whiteness" had to be won. But who was white?


The 1790 Naturalization Act had limited naturalized citizenship to "free, white persons." Many new arrivals petitioned the courts to be legally designated white in order to gain citizenship. Armenians, known as "Asiatic Turks," succeeded with the help of anthropologist Franz Boas, who testified on their behalf as an expert scientific witness.

In 1922, Takao Ozawa, a Japanese immigrant who had attended the University of California, also appealed the rejection of his citizenship application. He argued that his skin was physically white and that race shouldn't matter for citizenship. The Supreme Court, however, decided that the Japanese were not legally white based on science, which classified them as Mongoloid rather than Caucasian.


Less than a year later, in the case of United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind, the court contradicted itself by concluding that Asian Indians were not legally white, even though science classified them as Caucasian. Refuting its own reasoning in Ozawa, the justices declared that whiteness should be based not on science, but on "the common understanding of the white man."

Next we see how Italians, Jews and other European ethnics fared better, especially after World War II, when segregated suburbs like Levittown popped up around the country, built with the help of new federal policies and funding.


Real estate practices and federal government regulations directed government-guaranteed loans to white homeowners and kept non-whites out, allowing those once previously considered "not quite white" to blend together and reap the advantages of whiteness, including the accumulation of equity and wealth as their homes increased in value. Those on the other side of the color line were denied the same opportunities for asset accumulation and upward mobility.

Today, the net worth of the average Black family is about 1/8 that of the average white family. Much of that difference derives from the value of the family's residence.


Houses in predominantly white areas sell for much more than those in Black, Hispanic or integrated neighborhoods, and so power, wealth, and advantage - or the lack of it - are passed down from parent to child. Wealth isn't just luxury or profit; it's the starting point for the next generation.

How does the wealth gap translate into performance differences? New studies reveal that when the "family wealth gap" between African Americans and whites is taken into account, there is no difference in test scores, graduation rates, welfare usage and other measures.


It's a lack of opportunities, not natural differences, that's responsible for continuing inequality. Wealth, more than any other measure, shows the accumulated impact of past discrimination, and shapes your life chances.

"Colorblind" policies which ignore race only perpetuate these inequities. As Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun wrote, "To get beyond racism we must first take account of race. There is no other way."


As "The House We Live In" shows us, until we address the legacy of past discrimination and confront the historical meanings of race, the dream of equality will remain out of reach.
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The movie will be shown at 347 East 5th Street, between Church Avenue and Beverly Road, in Kensington, in a private home. Admission is free.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MORE ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENSIONS: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, AND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH



Alternate side of the street parking regulations, normally in effect for street cleaning, will be suspended on Wednesday, February 18th, for Ash Wednesday and Thursday, February 19th, for Asian Lunar New Year.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL WILL MEET THIS WEEK


66th Precinct Community Council Meeting 
Thursday, February 19th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Deputy Inspector Michael Deddo, the Commanding Officer of the 66th Precinct, will give an update at the next meeting of the 66th Precinct Community Council on the latest crimes within the precinct's boundaries and what the precinct is doing about crime. 

This is an opportunity to ask the inspector questions and bring crime issues to the precinct's attention. You can also learn about the many programs available through the NYPD. 

The meeting is open to the public.

The 66th Precinct Community Council serves Borough Park, part of Kensington, and part of Midwood. It meets from September through June on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting place:
Community Board 12 office
5910 13th Avenue
between 59th and 60th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
(718) 851-5601 (66th Precinct Community Affairs)

To get there, take the B16 bus to 13th Avenue and 57th Street and then walk two blocks to the building. To get home, catch the bus on 14th Avenue.


COMMUNITY BOARD 7 WILL MEET TOMORROW

Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The proposed agenda for this month's meeting of Community Board 7:

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 January 21, 2015
5. Adoption of the Minutes of the Public Hearing of February 17, 2015
6. Public Comment 
7. Committee Reports: Education Committee, Housing Committee 
8. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials & Elected Officials Representatives 
9. Chairperson’s Report 
10. District Manager’s Report 
11. Old Business 
12. New Business 
13. Public Comment 
14. Adjournment


Meeting location:
Community Board 7 Board Room
4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
e-mail: communityboard7 @ yahoo.com
http://www.brooklyncb7.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225

Community Board 7 represents Windsor Terrace, East Windsor Terrace, South Park Slope, Greenwood Heights, and Sunset Park.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH



Alternate side of the street parking regulations, normally in effect for street cleaning, will be suspended on Monday, February 16th, for Presidents Day, and on Tuesday, February 17th, to facilitate snow removal.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

ALTERNATE PARKING SUSPENDED FOR TWO DAYS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH



The alternate side of the street parking regulations that are normally in effect for street cleaning will be suspended on Friday, February 13th, and Saturday, February 14th, to facilitate snow removal.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 12TH



The alternate side of the street parking regulations that are normally in effect for street cleaning will be suspended on Thursday, February 12th, for Lincoln's birthday.

All other parking regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.