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The next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association will be held tomorrow evening, November 20, 7:30pm, at the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.
The meeting will feature a discussion and analysis on what the implications of the most recent election for Brooklyn mean, particularly in the southern end. Featured participants include Jerry Kassar, chairman of the Brooklyn Conservative Party and vice chairman of the New York State Conservative Party, and Lew Fidler, Democratic District Leader of the 41st Assembly District and former New York City councilman.
Additionally, Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic is concluding its Thanksgiving food drive to help its less fortunate neighbors. Residents are being asked to please donate non-perishable foods, kosher and non-kosher, that you might serve on Thanksgiving to the following places: Michael’s Bakery, JoMart Chocolates, and Pronto Pizza (all situated on Avenue R at Nostrand Avenue); Tom’s Cleaners (2917 Avenue S); the Avenue U Fish Market (2704 Avenue U), G & S Pork Store (2611 Avenue U), T & D Bakery (2307 Avenue U), and the Roosevelt Savings Bank (2925 Avenue U). Food items and donations may be brought to the civic meeting on November 20 and checks to purchase turkeys, payable to “Madison-Marine Civic Assn.” can also be sent to: MMHCA, PO Box 432, Homecrest Station, Brooklyn, NY 11229.
For additional information, call (718) 375-9158.
The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group will be November 19, 8:00pm at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street. The meeting will focus on the topic of home values with regard to Superstorm Sandy. Among the issues to be addressed are: Will new building laws affect your property values? What will Manhattan Beach look like five years from now?
Guest speakers will include 195 Principal Bernadette Toomey, who will discuss school overcrowding, what is new and exciting at PS 195, whether PS 195 has dedicated staff for art, music, and physical education, and if the community could help the school in any way, as well as Winston von Engel, director of the Brooklyn Office of the NYC Planning Department. He will discuss what is currently mandated for reconstruction/construction in Manhattan Beach, why some homes are going to be built higher than zoning allowed before the storm, whether there can there be legal basement apartments, how the Special Permit law will change what Manhattan Beach will look like, and if there should be a rule keeping the footprint of a building within certain boundaries.
All are welcome to attend. If you have questions, it is requested by MBCG that you send them in via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting.
Additionally: PS 195 is holding a holiday food drive to help less fortunate families. Canned goods are being collected at the meeting.
The Beth El Jewish Center of Flatbush invites all to a showing of “Time of Favor,” an Israeli drama about a plot to blow up the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem. The film will be screened this Saturday, November 15, 7:00pm inside the synagogue’s daily chapel, 1981 Homecrest Avenue at Avenue T.
The film is timely in light of recent unrest and conflict in Israel over conflicting claims to the Temple Mount. All are welcome to attend.
For further information, call (718) 375-0120.
Map of the coverage area for this NY Rising committee. Source: NY Rising
Neighbors in Mill Basin, Mill Island, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, and Georgetown are invited to a public meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 12, to hear the latest from the state-sponsored NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program and provide input on projects proposed for funding, designed to meet the community’s recovery needs. This program aims to leverage local knowledge and build upon existing efforts and plans to help storm-impacted communities become more resilient through innovative community-driven plans.
When: Wednesday, November 12 – 7pm-9pm
Where: Saint Bernard School Auditorium, 2030 East 69th Street, Brooklyn NY 11234
Who: Southeast Brooklyn Waterfront Planning Committee (including Bergen Beach, Georgetown, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island), NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program
Contact: Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, email@example.com
The NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program is one of several Storm Recovery Initiatives and was established to provide additional rebuilding and revitalization assistance to Communities severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. To facilitate community redevelopment planning and the resilience of Communities, the State has established the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. For additional information, check out the website.
You can learn about the specific plans being drawn up for the Southeast Brooklyn area, including the presentation and minutes from past meetings, here.
Councilman Alan Maisel is teaming up with two organizations during the week of Veteran’s Day to bring cell phones for active military members deployed abroad, and food for stateside veterans in need.
The pol is asking neighbors to bring non-perishable food to his district office at 2424 Ralph Avenue between now and Thursday, November 20. Close to 30 percent of New York City’s veterans and their families rely on emergency food, according to information from his office, and local food pantries and soup kitchens need the items to assist those who’ve served with hot meals for the holiday season. The items will be collected from his office and brought to pantries by Food Bank for New York City.
Meanwhile, he’s working with Cell Phones for Soliders to collect used cell phones so some of the 200,000 troops currently abroad can make free calls to family and friends back home. The phones are recycled and the funds are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards for servicemembers. For every donated phone valued at $5, the organization provides two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops.
Phones can be dropped off at Maisel’s district office. For more information, e-mail AMaisel@Council.NYC.Gov or call (718) 241-9330.
The 61st Precinct Community Council Meeting will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, November 12, at YDE School, 2533 Coney Island Avenue.
The Community Council is comprised of concerned residents and top brass from the 61st Precinct, and offers neighbors an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about crime and safety issues in the area. The monthly meetings are attended by the commanding officer of the precinct, who will present a report on incidents and trends in the neighborhood, and speak face-to-face with neighbors about specific concerns.
For further information, or if you have questions or comments concerning Community Affairs, call (718) 627-6847.
This is a paid announcement from American Fine Craft Show:
Two weeks from now, the American Fine Craft Show will hit the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway between Washington and Underhill Avenues) for the second year–and with it, handmade pieces from 90 US artists, including talented neighbors from Brighton Beach and beyond.
From 12-6pm on Saturday, November 22 and 11am-6pm on Sunday, November 23, attendees will be able to browse an enormous range of stunning jewelry, clothing and other fiber arts, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, and more in the museum’s two-level Beaux-Arts Court. There’s also an exclusive Brooklyn Museum members’ preview from 11am-12pm on Saturday for those who can’t wait to see the beautiful crafts available.
In addition to a selection of carefully curated items including glass vessels from neighbor Nick Leonoff and fiber art from Jean Lugrin Ferlish, archguitar player Peter Blanchette will provide a live score for the event.
Tickets for Saturday’s preview hour, regular admission for students, and regular admission for Brooklyn Museum members is $6; regular admission for adults is $12 (discounted to $10 if purchased before November 15); regular admission for seniors is $11, and kids under 10 get in free. While student and senior tickets are only available for purchase with cash and a valid ID at the show’s door, you have the option of reserving standard adult tickets ahead of time here. Tickets also include admission to the rest of the museum.
Images via the American Fine Craft Show
Photo by Erica Sherman
Update (4:47pm): I thought these people cared about my health, but apparently they want to give me a heart attack. Moments after this piece was published Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s office informed me that the event has been postponed.
Worried about your blood pressure? After this week’s elections, we can’t blame you.
Fortunately, you can get it checked out, as well as a have your body mass index, height and weight analyzed at an event tomorrow at Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s office.
From 11am to 2pm, medical professionals from SUNY Downstate Medical Center will be at the pol’s 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road district office.
Get your health checked and seek advice from those in the know for no charge at all.
All visits are confidential, but appointments are required. Just call (718) 743-4078 to schedule a visit.
The Waterford on the Bay. Source: Bing Maps
The Sheepshead Bay Plumb Beach Civic Association will meet tomorrow, November 4, 7:45pm at the Waterford On The Bay, 2900 Bragg Street, corner of Emmons Avenue.
The meeting’s agenda includes plans for the empty Loehmanns retail space, reports from local elected officials and the 61st Precinct, as well as public discussions on issues and concerns from residents in attendance.
The following is from the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association:
Public School 195 is located at 131 Irwin Street. For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.