Sunday, February 7, 2016

MOONDOS GRILL IS FOR SALE


The restaurant on the first floor of 424 Church Avenue--Moondos Grill--is for sale. The asking price is $110,000 complete.

The seller of the fully-operating restaurant, located on the southeast corner of East 5th Street, is including all fixtures in the sale, along with the takeover of a long lease.

The storefront, built in 1931, has two large windows, one on Church and one on E. 5th. Its prior occupants include Connie's Cafe and, before that, Church Avenue Cafe.

To get answers to your questions or to arrange a visit to the site, call SMD Neighborhood Realty at (718) 435-0281 or send an e-mail to NeighborRealty @ aol.com. Our former City Councilmember Stephen DiBrienza is a licensed broker and the owner of SMD Neighbor Realty, 2903 Fort Hamilton Parkway, at the corner of E. 5th Street.

NO ALTERNATE PARKING TOMORROW


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Monday, February 8th, for Asian Lunar New Year.

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

Friday, February 5, 2016

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARRIVE WITH SPRING


Get ready for a treat: Girl Scout cookies will be sold in thirty-four locations in Brooklyn during March, April, and May. Two of those locations are Thai Tony's and P.S. 10.

These seven types of cookies will be available:

  • Samoas -- caramel and toasted coconut-covered
  • Thin Mints (vegan) -- round, mint-flavored cookies with a delicious chocolaty coating
  • Trefoils -- shortbread
  • Tagalongs -- a layer of peanut butter with a rich chocolaty coating
  • Do-si-dos -- sandwich cookies with crisp and crunchy oatmeal on the outside and creamy peanut butter inside
  • Savannah Smiles -- zesty, lemon-flavored cookies dusted with powdered sugar
  • Rah-Rah Raisins -- hearty oatmeal cookies packed with plump raisins and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks

The cookies sell for $4.00 per box.

Consult the Food Allergens Guide to see which ingredients in each cookie might cause an allergic reaction.

The sale at Thai Tony's will be on Sunday, March 20th, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The one at P.S. 10 will be on Friday, May 6th, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

See the list of other locations by entering your zip code here.

A piece of advice based on experiences in previous years: if you have one or more favorite types of cookies, get to the cookie booth early and snap them up before they're gone. 

See you on the line!

Locations

Thai Tony's
3019 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
http://thaitonys.com/

P.S. 10
511 7th Avenue
between 17th Street and Prospect Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Thursday, February 4, 2016

STORY BOOKS COME TO LIFE IN "TWICE UPON A TIME"

"Twice upon a Time"
Saturday, February 6th, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Madeline Solomon of Music Garden Productions will perform her original puppet show/play "Twice Upon a Time" this Saturday at Willow Nest Studio in Windsor Terrace. 

"Twice Upon a Time" is the tale of a little girl named Anushka, who struggles to fall asleep one moonlit night. While Anushka's mother becomes increasingly worn out, children will be delighted when they see Anushka's story books come to life and spring to her rescue.

Characters from the children's books "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," "Madeline," "Where the Wild Things Are," "Goodnight Moon," and "Goodnight Gorilla" unite to bring this musical play (accordion and cello) to life. 

"Twice upon a Time" premiered in London in 2010. 

Children will experience an interactive performance in an intimate setting. Following the performance, children and parents will be sharing in a creative arts workshop relating to one of the characters.


The play is suitable for children ages 0 to 7.

Tickets cost $14.71 each. Buy them through Eventbrite.

This is the first of many creative Theatrical Performances hosted by Willow Nest, an early childhood alternative space that is currently enrolling 2- to 5-year-old children in a range of programs.

Event location

Willow Nest Studio
592 16th Street (at 11th Avenue/Prospect Park Southwest)
Windsor Terrace
(646) 236-3116
Elisha@willowneststudio.com
willowneststudio.com

https://www.facebook.com/WNS592/?fref=ts 

SURVEY OF JEWISH/HEBREW ENRICHMENT NEEDS IN KENSINGTON

In a "Survey of Jewish/Hebrew Enrichment Needs in Kensington, Brooklyn," Flatbush Jewish Center is assessing children's need for Jewish and Hebrew enrichment in the Kensington area. Parents' input will help the synagogue build a program to meet the needs of as many families as possible.

On the survey form,

  • give the age of your children,
  • describe their Jewish learning background, their skills, and what to improve on,
  • rank the importance of various categories of knowledge,
  • choose the days and frequency that you would like the instruction to be held, and
  • provide your name and e-mail address.

Flatbush Jewish Center, Hanid Room 
327 E. 5th Street 
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn 
phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204 
e-mail: fandstjc  @  verizon.net
http://www.flatbushjewishcenter.org
https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushJewishCenter

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SEE "THE JUNGLE BOOK"



Family Movie Night: The Jungle Book
Saturday, February 6th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Watch the Walt Disney movie The Jungle Book this Saturday at the P.S. K280 Pre-K Center, located in the former Bishop Ford High School.

The K280 PTA will host Family Movie Night, and local residents and their children are invited to join K280 students and their parents at the viewing.

The Jungle Book is an animated film produced in 1967. It runs for 78 minutes.

The synopsis begins
"The story of 'The Jungle Book' concerns a young man-cub named Mowgli. A panther named Bagheera one day comes across an abandoned boat, in which a small baby is seen. Taking pity on the baby, Bagheera takes it to a small family of wolves, who adopt the boy."
The suggested donation is $2 per ticket. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Location
P.S. K280 Pre-K Center Auditorium
500 19th Street
between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue (entrance is closest to 10th Avenue)
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn 
(718) 369-4450
http://ps10.org/k-280
https://www.facebook.com/PSK280PTA

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

GOOD MUSIC WITH A GOOD BEAT


Adirondack Beat
Saturday, February 6th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DJ Kyle Brown will spin oldies, instrumentals, soul, and doo-wop on 45 rpm vinyl for two solid hours on a new day and at a new time: Adirondack Beat will be presented on the first Saturday of each month, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Adirondack is a neighborhood bar with a focus on New York State craft beer. It features beer on tap, bottled, and canned, cocktails, and snacks.

By subway: F or G train to the Fort Hamilton Parkway station. Get out at the Reeve Place-Prospect Avenue exit (back of Coney Island-bound train, front of Queens-bound train).

Event location
 

The Adirondack
1241 Prospect Avenue
between Greenwood Avenue and Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace
(718) 871-0100
theadirondackbar @ gmail.com
http://www.theadirondackbar.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Adirondack 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theadirondack/

TRASH COLLECTION RESUMES THURSDAY

The Department of Sanitation will start collecting trash and recyclables on Thursday, January 28th. Starting tonight (Wednesday), place your trash and recyclables at curbside, following your normal collection schedule. Because of the backlog in trash collection and ongoing snow operations, expect some delays in collection.

Make sure that Sanitation Department employees can easily get to your trash by clearing any snow surrounding it.


LIBRARY NEEDS FACEBOOK LIKES FOR A CHILDREN'S LITERARY GARDEN


If enough people click "Like," the Windsor Terrace Library could get funding from BKLYN Incubator to create a Children's Literary Garden.

BKLYN Incubator is going to provide money to a Brooklyn Public Library branch for a new community program. Help the Windsor Terrace Library's program win the money by clicking "Like" and commenting by Wednesday, February 3rd.

A description of the Windsor Terrace Library's program:

"The inspiration for this program comes from literature. We hope to plant a love of reading. From Greek myths to Shakespeare to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, plants have always played an important role in works of literature.
The goal of the program is to create a children’s literary garden that is filled with flowers and plants mentioned in works of literature. The Children’s Literary Garden is a program that incorporates plant care and reading."

The Windsor Terrace Library will partner with GreenWorks Team for this project.


To vote for the WT Library's project, go to
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153748528380250.1073741836.8544515249&type=1 and vote for Children's Literary Garden. Actually, all that's visible on the page is "ildren’s erary arden." The project is in the top row, third from the left--but the order that the projects are listed in might change.


Monday, January 25, 2016

DONATION WISH LIST FOR SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE


Stand Up For Pits Donation Drive
Saturday, April 30th, noon to 5:00 p.m.

All supplies donated during the Stand Up For Pits Donation Drive will go directly to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR). Last year, the donation drive raised over $25,000 worth of shelter supplies nationwide. This year's goal is to double that amount.

Set aside supplies now to drop off at SCAR on April 30th. These simple supplies and that one effort makes all the difference in the world to shelter animals.


Drop-off Location
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn

(718) 436-5163 
e-mail: info @ nyanimalrescue . org
website: http://nyanimalrescue.org 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeanCaseyAnimalRescue
adoptable pets on Petfinder: 
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=NY637 
home page on Petfinder:
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html


SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.

TRIVIA NIGHT TONIGHT



Get free drinks if you win.

Pop's Wings won't be able to get through the snow to be there tonight.

Location
Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop
1118 Cortelyou Road 
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

(347) 240-5850 
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com
http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/sycamore.brooklyn
https://twitter.com/SycamoreBklyn 
http://instagram.com/sycamoreflowershopbar

Sunday, January 24, 2016

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENSION EXTENDED


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended from Monday, January 25th, through Friday, January 29th, to facilitate snow removal. Regulations are normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned.

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

Saturday, January 23, 2016

ALTERNATE PARKING FOR SNOW ON JANUARY 25TH


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, January 25th, to facilitate snow removal. Regulations are normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned.

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

HEALTH WARNING ABOUT DOLE PACKAGED SALADS


Dole Salad Company has informed Foodtown that it is voluntarily withdrawing from the market all Dole-branded packaged salads, which are sold in the produce department of Foodtown and other supermarkets.

This withdrawal is being performed voluntarily by Dole in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.


A multistate outbreak of listeriosis has been linked to packaged salads produced at the Springfield, Ohio, Dole processing facility. Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness.

These packaged salads were sold under various brand names: Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and President's Choice. The packaged salads can be identified by the letter "A" at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package.

Twelve people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from six states since July 5, 2015, including New York. Twelve were hospitalized, and one died as a result of listeriosis.

See more about this withdrawal at http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

ALTERNATE PARKING FOR SNOW ON JANUARY 23RD


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Saturday, January 23rd, to facilitate snow removal.

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING


66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 21st, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.     


Meet Captain Kenneth Quick and several of his officers at this month's 66th Precinct Community Council meeting.

Captain Quick, the Commanding Officer of the Kensington - Borough Park - Midwood precinct, will update the community on the latest crimes in our neighborhood and what is being done about them.

The purpose of a precinct's Community Council is to provide a critical interface between residents and the police through regular monthly meetings. Residents have an opportunity to bring crime issues to the precinct's attention and can also find out about the many different programs available.

Community Council meetings are free and open to the public. All are welcome.


The 66th Precinct's meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of each month from September through June.

Meeting location
Office of Community Board 12
5910 13th Avenue, at 59th Street
Borough Park, Brooklyn


66th Precinct Community Council e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com.


Monday, January 18, 2016

BOWIE RECORD NIGHT


Remembering Bowie
Tuesday. January 19th, 8:00 p.m.

Feel the music of the late, great David Bowie at an all-Bowie Classic Rock Record Night, hosted by La Grange at neighborhood bar The Adirondack.

To get to The Adirondack, take the F or G train to the Fort Hamilton Parkway station. Exit at the Reeve Place-Prospect Avenue end of the station (back of Coney Island-bound train, front of Queens-bound train).

Location
The Adirondack
1241 Prospect Avenue
between Greenwood Avenue and Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 871-0100
e-mail: theadirondackbar @ gmail.com 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

SHELTER CAN NOW ACCEPT MORE DONATED ITEMS


The family shelter across the street from Foodtown can now accept donations of the items that its residents need the most. The items should be new or in like-new condition.

To find out which types of items are needed and the times that you can drop them off at the shelter, send an e-mail to Catherine and Tracy at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com.

Catherine and Tracy are neighborhood residents who have been doing a beautiful job of coordinating this and other efforts to lend a helping hand to the people who are currently living in the shelter.

At Christmas, neighborhood residents prepared and served dinner to the shelter residents. This activity will take place again on Valentine's Day. Write to Tracy and Catherine at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com, and they'll tell you how you can help with this.

People are needed to pop popcorn for shelter residents to enjoy during the weekly movie screenings that will start soon. Write to Catherine and Tracy at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com for more information.

If you or someone you know has a particular skill or talent or ability to share with children and/or adults, contact Tracy and Catherine at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com.

Financial donations are also being accepted. They're tax-deductible. Details about donating are available from Catherine and Tracy at givemeshelterBK @ gmail.com.


Help is much appreciated.

Friday, January 15, 2016

RECITAL AT IHM CHURCH--MUSIC AND MORE


#young@heart Recital
Saturday, January 16th, 7:30 p.m.

Third annual recital by young adults tomorrow night: sacred music, classical music, musical theater, visual art, poetry, singers, and instrumentalists.

Free, although free will offerings are welcome.

For more information, contact Steven Vaughan at (718) 871-1310, ext. 14 or music @ ihmbrooklyn.org.

Location
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 4th and E. 5th streets
Windsor Terrace (one block from the Kensington border)

PARKING RULES FOR MONDAY, DR. KING'S BIRTHDAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Monday, January 18th, for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

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

Thursday, January 14, 2016

FAMILY OF LIGHT HOLISTIC CENTER, OPEN HOUSE


Open House, Family of Light Holistic Center
Sunday, January 17th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location
Family of Light Holistic Center
717 Coney Island Avenue
between Cortelyou Road and Avenue C
Ditmas Park - Kensington, Brooklyn

(347) 587-9344
(718) 928-7771
 support @ familyoflight.center

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SUSTAINABILITY OF THE WINDSOR TERRACE FOOD COOP TO BE DISCUSSED



Windsor Terrace Food Coop Meeting
Thursday, January 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Members of the Windsor Terrace Food Coop are invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Coop's Board of Directors.

The main discussion will be on a proposal from the Board Committee on Sustainability and the Task Force on Sustainability. The proposal addresses orientation and training, the distribution of work, and increasing the number of coop members as well as some other aspects of running a coop.

At board meetings, members have the right to participate in discussions and vote on decisions.

Meeting location
Knights of Columbus Hall
1511 10th Avenue

between Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street
Windsor Terrace
(map)
http://www.windsorterracefoodcoop.com
https://www.facebook.com/windsorterracefoodcoop

HELP PLAN THE NEW PLAZA AT MCDONALD AND AVENUE C


Avenue C Plaza Planning Meeting
Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A second pedestrian plaza is in the works for Kensington; this one will be at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Avenue C. Everyone interested in learning about what has been accomplished so far as well as helping to plan the plaza is invited to the next meeting of the Kensington Stewards at the Windsor Terrace Library.

Some of the features of the plaza would be movable tables and chairs, umbrellas, planters, and a granite block.

The proposed plaza is a joint project of the Kensington Stewards and the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership (NPP), who would work together to manage the plaza and keep it clean.

The Kensington Stewards 
The Kensington Stewards is a group of volunteers who live in Kensington and Windsor Terrace that got together a few years ago to work on community beautification and quality-of-life projects: creating Kensington Plaza, protecting trees on Church Avenue with metal tree guards, planting daffodils and other flowers around the trees, and holding community "sidewalk clean-up days."

Neighborhood Plaza Partnership (NPP)

Neighborhood Plaza Partnership is a program of The Horticultural Society of New York that is working with The Kensington Stewards. With their professional guidance, the proposed plaza would be clean, green, and well-managed.

For more information, contact Dorothy Le of the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership at dle @ thehort.org or (212) 757-0915, x. 125.

Meeting location
Windsor Terrace Library
160 E. 5th Street, corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PROPOSALS WILL BE MADE TO SOLVE EXISTING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ISSUES AT TERRACE AND ON 11TH AVENUE


Terrace Place Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Tuesday, January 12th, 6:30 p.m.

Plans are afoot for increasing pedestrian safety where Terrace Place, Windsor Place, and Prospect Park Southwest intersect and on 11th Avenue between McDonald Avenue and 19th Street.

Proposals for the existing problems on these streets include the marking of lanes, shortening the length of street crossings, adding crosswalks, and adding a turn to the traffic signal phasing.

The New York City Department of Transportation will present its proposals at a regular meeting of Community Board 7's Transportation Committee on Tuesday, January 12th, at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting is open to the public.

View a PDF of the DOT's proposal here.

Meeting location

Shepherd's Hall
Holy Name of Jesus Church
245 Prospect Park West
between Prospect Avenue and Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Enter Shepherd's Hall through the parking lot next to the church.

Monday, January 11, 2016

NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT FOR CATON AVENUE

A traffic light will be placed at the intersection of Caton Avenue and E. 8th Street, on the east and southeast segment of E. 8th, now that a Department of Transportation (DOT) study has confirmed its necessity.

Keith Bray, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner for the DOT, has told Community Board 7 that installation is tentatively scheduled to be completed by April 30th. Curb extensions and pedestrian refuge islands have already been installed at that intersection.

Caton at E. 8th is near a public school. It's on a local truck route, and it's between two other heavily-traveled roads--Ocean Parkway (two blocks away) and Coney Island Avenue (one block).

Another traffic light was recently installed next to a public school--this one housed in the former Bishop Ford High School--where the Prospect Expressway exits onto 10th Avenue at 19th Street.

A traffic light will also be installed in February at Windsor Place and 8th Avenue, by the Bishop Boardman Apartments (senior housing). This also resulted from a request to the DOT to study the intersection.

These safety improvements and others are the result of residents' demands for traffic safety, followed by working with elected officials and the DOT on specific needs.

Let's keep pushing for traffic safety in Kensington and Windsor Terrace. Join forces with other people who are interested in traffic safety by signing up for the Facebook group KWT Safe Streets and liking the Facebook page Windsor Terrace Safety.