Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WARNING FOR ALL LIVING CREATURES: PESTICIDE WILL BE SPRAYED IN OUR STREETS


Protect yourselves. Close your windows. Don't hang around outside. The reason: the Department of Health is going to spray against West Nile virus between 8:00 tonight and 6:00 tomorrow morning in parts of these zip codes: 1203, 11208, 11215, 11217, 11218, 11219, 11225, 11226, 11232, 11238.

This is ground-based spraying of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin) from trucks. The map above (and at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/images/wnv/wnv-notice-20140916-map-bk.jpg) shows the boundaries of the area that will be sprayed.

If spraying can't be done tonight because of weather conditions (rain, high winds) or equipment malfunctions, it'll be done between 8:00 p.m. tomorrow and 6:00 a.m. Thursday. 

"Anvil is applied at very low concentrations to control mosquitoes. It is unlikely that adverse health effects will occur as a result of this use for most people, but some individuals may experience health effects. For these reasons, individuals should consider taking steps to minimize their exposure to Anvil if it is applied to control mosquitoes." https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2738

SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP MEETS TONIGHT

Prospect Park South Networking Group meeting
Tonight, Tuesday, September 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A representative from the New York City Department of Small Business Services will speak to local small business owners tonight about its classes and the various forms of assistance it can provide to small businesses.

Formed in March, the Prospect Park South Networking Group meets once a month at Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Avenue, between E. 10th Street and Stratford Road.

Time is set aside for open networking among its members. New members are always welcome.

Members of the group are from Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Midwood and are self-employed, work from home, or own local small businesses.

If you have any questions, send an e-mail to Melanie at yogamelly11217 @ yahoo.com.

Monday, September 15, 2014

PROSPECT PARK WILL GET ITS SEMI-ANNUAL GROOMING IN A FEW WEEKS

It's My Park! Day
Saturday, October 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.

Work alongside dozens of other park-loving volunteers on It's My Park! Day as you clean up "Brooklyn's back yard."

Volunteers will be preparing Lookout Hill for winter. Cleaning, path maintenance, and woodland restoration are on the agenda. The Prospect Park Alliance and REI are organizing the day's activities. Up to 120 people can be accommodated in the Prospect Park clean-up crew.

A free REI Volunteer t-shirt will be given to each volunteer. A yoga warm-up at 9:00 a.m. will help get your day started. Later, lunch will be provided.

Online pre-registration is required. Individuals pre-register on the REI website. Community, corporate, and other groups fill out the Group Inquiry Form on the Prospect Park Alliance website.

It's My Park! Day is held twice a year in parks and public spaces in the five boroughs--in the spring and in the fall.

Meet at Lookout Hill in Prospect Park, near the 16th Street entrance on Prospect Park Southwest.

TONIGHT: STREET AND TRAFFIC SAFETY


 TONIGHT
Street and Traffic Safety in Windsor Terrace:
A Community Meeting
Monday, September 15th, 6:30 p.m.

How to make Windsor Terrace safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists will be discussed tonight by representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation and New York City Councilmember Brad Lander's office at this public meeting.

The input of residents is important for making Windsor Terrace safer.

Meeting location:
P.S. 130, The Parkside School 
70 Ocean Parkway 
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue, and between E. 5th Street and Ocean Parkway
Windsor Terrace

Event organizer:
Terrace Safe Streets
https://www.facebook.com/winsdorterracesafestreets
https://twitter.com/windsorsafe
windsorterracesafety @ gmail.com

STOLEN BIKES FOUND -- ARE ANY OF THEM YOURS?

Four thieves riding stolen bikes tonight (Sunday) were seen stealing more bikes. This occurred in the general vicinity of Caton and McDonald avenues. They fled when several neighbors pursued them, abandoning the stolen bikes that they rode in on. One of them was caught. He ratted out one of the others.

If your bike was stolen, send an e-mail to olowisious @ aol.com with a detailed description of the bike.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

BEER AND WINE BEING SERVED AT FINA PIZZA

Wine and beer are now available to accompany Fina's pizza and calzones.

The beer is in bottles; Fina will soon install a system for draft beer.


The beer and wine list--whites and reds.


Open Hours
Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

Fina is owned and operated by the friendly and gracious
Anthony Carrubba.

Fina Pizza
3007 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Windsor Terrace-Kensington 
(718) 854-3462
finapizzabar @ aol.com

LINENS NEEDED FOR RESCUED SHELTER CATS

Cats and kittens need clean towels, sheets, and blankets to lie on. They can be old, or they can be new. Clean newspapers are needed too, for a variety of furry and non-furry species. Bring it all to Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

Open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

153 East 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue 
Windsor Terrace-Kensington

Phone: (718) 436-5163 
E-mail:nyanimalrescue @ yahoo.com

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

NO SPEAKER AT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING


Albemarle Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
Thursday, September 18th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) will mark the opening of its fall season of community meetings with a return to its former home, the Flatbush Jewish Center.

No speaker has been booked; that will give neighborhood residents the whole hour to focus on the issues they would like the neighborhood association to address.

Foodtown and the ANA will provide light refreshments.

All of ANA's community meetings are free and open to the public.

Future meeting dates (location to be announced):
Thursday, October 23rd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Meeting location:
Flatbush & Shaare Torah Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street, corner of Church Avenue
Use the wheelchair-accessible entrance on the ground floor.

Friday, September 12, 2014

DATE CHANGE FOR START OF DERBY FIT

The Derby Fit fall 2014 session will begin on Saturday, September 20th, not on September 13th. 

Derby days will be September 20th, September 27th, October 11th, October 18th, and October 25th, all Saturdays, and November 2nd, a Sunday. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The deadline for registration has been extended to Thursday, Sept 18th. 

Questions or concerns? Send an e-mail to Derby Fit at derbyfit.greenwood @ gmail.com.

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The fall 2014 session of Derby Fit at Greenwood Playground begins this Saturday, September 13th. Derby days will be September 13th, September 20th, September 27th, October 11th, October 18th, and October 25th, all Saturdays. No session on Saturday, October 4th. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

All levels of ability are welcome. The teacher is Ariel Assault of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby. 

Friends of Greenwood Playground wants you to know that 
Derby Fit is a fun and challenging total-body workout for skaters of all levels, based on drills adapted from the sport of roller derby.
A typical Derby Fit class consists of 10 to 15 minutes of jogging and dynamic movement to warm up, followed by land drills to build the muscles used in skating. Then skates are put on for skating drills.
All drills are non-contact and focus on skating fundamentals and cardio endurance. No skating skills are required, but you do need to be able to get around the track without holding onto anything. Derby Fit skaters can expect to build strength, get fit, and have a great time doing it!

The fee for the six-week women's rollerskating class is $100. Send your payment via PayPal to greenwoodfriendsfunds @ gmail.com to secure your spot. All proceeds above the instructor fee will benefit Friends of Greenwood Playground.

The registration period will close on Friday, September 12th, at 12:30 p.m.

Information about the class, the proper gear to have, and safety requirements are laid out at http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org/greenwood-playground-programs/derby-fit/.

Greenwood Playground
E. 5th Street

between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue
near the Windsor Terrace-Kensington border

Friends of Greenwood Playground
(347) 497-3490

contact: http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org/contact-us
http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Greenwood-Playground/223014854379847

G TRAIN CHANGES THIS WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 13TH AND 14TH

From Saturday, September 13th, at 6:45 a.m. through Sunday, September 14th, at 7:00 p.m.,
  • Court Square-bound G trains will skip the Fort Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and 4th Avenue-9th Street stations.
    • For service to the skipped stations, take the F or G train to 7th Avenue or to Smith-9th Streets and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F or Church Avenue-bound G.
    • For service from the skipped stations, take the F or G train to 7th Avenue or to Church Avenue and transfer to a Court Sq-bound G.

CUB SCOUT OPEN HOUSE, FOR SCOUTS WHO "DO STUFF"

Cub Scout Pack 187 Open House
Friday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

At Cub Scout Pack 187's Open House/Registration/Orientation, learn about Cub Scouts, meet the leaders, and find out which activities the scouts of Pack 187 will be engaging in this year.
Cub Scouts is a year-round family program designed for boys in the 1st through 5th grades (ages 6-10). The program emphasizes leadership, learning about the community and the environment, family, character, and citizenship.
As a family program,
Cub Scouts is not a “drop-off" activity. A parent or guardian should accompany each scout at activities to serve as his teacher and helper (also known as the boy's "Akela").
Membership in Pack 187 is open to any family in any neighborhood. New scouts are welcome to join at any time. Pack 187 welcomes the participation of boys with special needs.

The Boy Scouts of America charters community organizations to organize and operate Cub Scout packs. The organizations manage the units and control the program of activities to support their goals and objectives. Cub Scout Pack 187 is chartered by Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

For additional information, write to Cubmaster Christopher Dono at Cubmasterdono187 @ aol.com.

The pack meets on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, 3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets, in Windsor Terrace (a block from the Kensington border).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

SPACE FOR RENT ON MCDONALD NEAR CHURCH

The storefront formerly occupied by Shapla Supermarket is for rent--486 McDonald Avenue, between Church Avenue and Avenue C.

The description on Craigslist reads:
About 2000 sft storefront with another 1300sft basement, both high celling. Good for Dunkin Donuts, Medical Office, Diagnostic Lab, Chain Store, high traffic area, near F train, Bus, School, Hub of construction contractor, Bank and Post office. Rent only storefront $9,000.00 with basement $11,500.00 Monthly. Negotiable. Other terms; regular commercial lease term.
post id: 4663180774


preferred contact method:
  • email or phone
contact name:
  • RAFIQ
contact by phone:
  • ☎ 9174351102
reply by email:
  • vv9j7-4663180774 @ hous.craigslist.org
webmail links:
  • gmail
  • yahoo mail
  • hotmail, outlook, live mail
  • aol mail
copy and paste into your email:
vv9j7-4663180774  @  hous.craigslist.org

WOMEN, LACE 'EM UP AND ROLL

UPDATE: The Derby Fit fall 2014 session will begin on Saturday, September 20th, not on September 13th. It will end on Sunday, November 2nd, not on Saturday, October 25th. The class time remains the same: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The deadline for registration has been extended to Thursday, Sept 18th. 

Questions or concerns? Send an e-mail to Derby Fit at derbyfit.greenwood @ gmail.com.

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The fall 2014 session of Derby Fit at Greenwood Playground begins this Saturday, September 13th. Derby days will be September 13th, September 20th, September 27th, October 11th, October 18th, and October 25th, all Saturdays. No session on Saturday, October 4th. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Friends of Greenwood Playground wants you to know that 


Derby Fit is a fun and challenging total-body workout for skaters of all levels, based on drills adapted from the sport of roller derby.

A typical Derby Fit class consists of 10 to 15 minutes of jogging and dynamic movement to warm up, followed by land drills to build the muscles used in skating. Then skates are put on for skating drills. 

All drills are non-contact and focus on skating fundamentals and cardio endurance. No skating skills are required, but you do need to be able to get around the track without holding onto anything. Derby Fit skaters can expect to build strength, get fit, and have a great time doing it!

The fee for the six-week women's rollerskating class is $100. Send your payment via PayPal to greenwoodfriendsfunds @ gmail.com to secure your spot.

The registration period will close on Friday, September 12th, at 12:30 p.m.

Greenwood Playground
E. 5th Street

between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue
near the Windsor Terrace-Kensington border

Friends of Greenwood Playground
(347) 497-3490

contact: http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org/contact-us
http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Greenwood-Playground/223014854379847

IT'S A HOOT

Harvest Hootenanny
Sunday, October 19th

The annual HOOT (Harvest Hootenanny) in Greenwood Playground will be a feast of music and dance performances, spooky storytelling, a Halloween Costume Parade, face painting, raffle prizes, and more.

Friends of Greenwood Playground--local parents who generously volunteer their time to make Kensington and Windsor Terrace even better places to live--will need help with putting this event together. Anyone who can give them a hand can call or e-mail them (contact information below). In the past, they needed help with set-up, selling raffle tickets, monitoring lines, helping with arts and crafts, and clean-up.

Previous blog posts about HOOTs:
Harvest Hoot at Greenwood Playground (2011)
Fun in Greenwood Playground at the Harvest Hootenanny (2011)
Harvest Hoot Help Needed (2012)
The Harvest Hoot Meets Halloween (2013)
What's Happening and When at the Harvest Hoot (2013)

Event location
Greenwood Playground 
E. 5th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace
One block from Kensington

Friends of Greenwood Playground
phone: (347) 497-3490
e-mail:
http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org/contact-us
website: http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Greenwood-Playground/223014854379847 
Twitter: FOGP1
Instagram: FOGP1
Hashtags: #FOGP #friendsofgreenwoodplayground #greenwoodplayground

WALKERS' MEET-UP STARTS UP


Walking Group
Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Walkers in a new meet-up will get together every week on Mondays and Thursdays, starting next Monday, September 15th. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Foster Avenue and Ocean Parkway, near Torah Umesorah at 620 Foster Avenue. 

Irina, the organizer, writes
We'll get together early in the morning and walk, may be jog a bit. Might grab a breakfast or coffee afterwards. If you have a friendly dog and would like to add human company to your walks, you are welcome to join as well:)
These walking events are free. To sign up, click "Join and RSVP" on the meet-up's page.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

COMMANDING OFFICE WILL REPORT ON CRIME IN 66TH PRECINCT

66th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Thursday, September 18th, 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. 

It will be 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 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.

IF YOU'RE DONE USING YOUR BABY CARRIER...


Donate your used baby carriers to a great cause!
 
Do you have a baby carrier you loved but aren’t sure what to do with now? Maybe one you never used that you would like to pass on to a good cause? Babywearing International of NYC is looking for carrier donations for its lending library!

Babywearing International is a non-profit, volunteer-run group that works to promote babywearing and babywearing education across the country. Meetings are free to attend and are always led by at least one trained volunteer babywearing educator.

The lending library is available to try at meetings, and paid members are allowed to check out one carrier to keep for a month. Membership is $30/year.
 
We are looking for any and all baby carriers (for wearing the baby on your body, not car seat carriers). Any carriers that we are unable to use or that are in excess of our needs will be donated to needy families. Please bring your clean carriers to
LARK Cafe
1007 Church Avenue
between E. 10th Street and Stratford Road

during the month of September to help out in our carrier drive! 

Please contact Nicole Bouchard Tejeiro at nikolrose @ yahoo.com with any questions.
 
You can learn more about Babywearing International of NYC at https://www.facebook.com/BWIofNYC or join the online community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/babywearersnyc.
                                                                               -- Nicole

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

HOWL-O-WEEN PARTY FOR PETS AND THE HUMANS WHO LOVE THEM






HOWL-O-WEEN PICTURE COLLAGE
WHEN:
Sunday
October 26. 2014
From 12pm to 5pm
WHERE:
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
155 East 3rd Street
(Btwn Fort Hamilton Pkwy & Caton Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11218


WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE 2014 HOWL-O-WEEN BARK 
BLOCK PARTY!

Annual Fundraising/Adoption Event 
Hosted by Sean Casey Animal Rescue & The Hamilton Dog House
Activities for both kids & pets to enjoy!
Sing and dance to live music (ft. the band Where's Gary?), make your own arts & crafts for kids and dogs or smooch a puppy at the Puppy Love Kissing Booth!

Walk through our mobile adoption van to see the animals that are waiting for their furever families or get tips on your newly adopted furball at our Animal Care Booths!

All attendees will receive swag bags valued at $40*

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE ANIMALS OF SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE.

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOU & YOUR FURBALL FRIENDS!
OWNER & PET IN COSTUME
RAFFLE PRIZES
HALLOWEEN CUPCAKES
COSTUMED FUN FOR YOU & YOUR FURBALL FRIENDS! 


TAKE PICS OF THE FAMILY ALL DRESSED UP AT OUR PHOTO BOOTH OR ENTER THE "BEST COSTUME" CONTEST.
WIN RAFFLE PRIZES!




STAY TUNED--RAFFLE PRIZES WILL BE ANNOUNCED.
ENJOY DELICIOUS FOOD OR ENTER YOUR CREATIONS IN A CONTEST!

ENTER THE "MOST CREATIVE HALLOWEEN CONFECTION", "BEST TASTING PIE" & DONUT-ON-A-STICK EATING" CONTESTS.
Sean Casey Animal Rescue Logo
If you would like to volunteer to participate in this event, please contact volunteer@nyanimalrescue.org.

 
If you would like to sponsor the event, please contact donate@nyanimalrescue.org to receive our SCAR Howl-O-Ween Event Sponsorship Opportunities package which outlines how to benefit from becoming a Friend, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Presenting Sponsor!

 
Your sponsorship will help us continue to serve New York City's animals in need. These animals depend on the support of generous individuals and businesses to find "furever" homes. Our annual Howl-O-Ween Bark Block Party is a community event that is attended by animal lovers and neighborhood families in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Every year, thousands of people are expected to attend attend Howl-O-Ween Bark. It is Sean Casey Animal Rescue's primary fundraiser that allows our staff to cover the shelter's operating expenses. 

*While supplies last
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