With the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy soon upon us, state Senator Martin Golden will host Build It Back customer service representatives, tomorrow, October 24, at the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue from 12pm to 8pm.
The representatives will be on hand to answer questions from those recovering from Sandy.
If you have any questions or need additional information, call Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 or email email@example.com.
The Carmine Carro Community Center
The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association’s first meeting of the 2014-15 season will be held tomorrow, October 23, 7:30pm, at the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.
A “Talking Politics” panel of political reporters, including moderator Paul Moses (Brooklyn College journalism professor and member of Pulitzer Prize winning team at Newsday), Erik Engquist (assistant managing editor at Crain’s NY Business), Azi Paybarah (senior reporter at Capital NY) and Jonathan Lentz (Albany bureau chief for City & State), will discuss “separating fact, fiction, gossip and spin in politics.”
The 61st Precinct’s new commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Carlos Valdez, will also be on hand, as will various elected officials. Light refreshments will be served.
The meeting is free and open to the public. For additional information, call (718) 375-9158.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson will be in Coney Island tomorrow night to hear residents’ concerns about safety and the justice system.
The summit is open to any and all Brooklyn residents, and will be a town-hall style, allowing attendees to ask questions of the borough’s top prosecutor and share their concerns. It’s the second such event Thompson has done, following one in Brownsville over the summer.
The meeting will take place at Liberation Diploma Plus High School, 2865 West 19th Street. It begins at 6:30pm and lasts until 9pm.
61st Precinct Deputy Inspector Carlos Valdez
Deputy Inspector Carlos Valdez, commanding officer of the 61st Precinct, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG), Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00pm inside Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street at Hampton Avenue.
Valdez will discuss his vision for community policing as he begins his tenure at the 6-1. He will also talk about how he will enforce Mayor Bill de Blasio’s zero tolerance traffic and speeding plans within Manhattan Beach.
The MBCG encourages members of the community to attend and participate in their monthly civic meetings. For more, contact MBCG at (718) 200-1845 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.manhattanbeachbrooklyn.org.
Ryan Visitor Center
Jamaica Bay remains one of New York City’s most important natural jewels, a network of marsh islands and waterways spanning from Rockaway Inlet and Sheepshead Bay to JFK International Airport.
Tonight, you can get involved and learn more about preservation and restoration efforts at the park during the Jamaica Bay Task Force Meeting at Floyd Bennet Field’s Ryan Visitor Center.
The group is a coalition of community groups, non-profits, city and state agencies and other local stakeholders. More often than not, the group meets in Queens, so a meeting at Floyd Bennett Field is an opportunity for Southern Brooklyn residents to more easily attend.
The group will discuss oyster bed restoration projects, an update on endangered features of its landscape like the marsh islands and the West Pond, marine debris removal and a progress report on the budding Science and Resilience Institute that will one day bolster research and preservation efforts in Jamaica Bay.
The meeting is today at 6:30pm, at the Ryan Visitor Center (50 Aviator Road, off Flatbush Avenue).
The following is from our friends at the Sheepshead Bay – Plumb Beach Civic Association:
Public School 195 is located at 131 Irwin Street. For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.
From a recent pet blessing in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Erica Sherman)
Saint Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church is hosting a Blessing of the Animals and pet adoption event in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron and protector of animals.
The pet adoption event is being done in coordination with Kensington’s Sean Casey Animal Rescue, who will have puppies, kittens, dogs and cats for adoption beginning at noon. The blessing of the animals begins at 1pm. Both events take place in the church’s driveway on Avenue T, between East 19th Street and Ocean Avenue.
It’s entirely free to have your animals blessed, and it’s not just for pets: children can also bring stuffed animals. If animals are unable to attend (well-behaved animals only, the church asks) you can also bring a photo, collar, toy or anything else. They’ll also say prayers for deceased pets.
Each pet and caretaker will receive a memento of the event to bring home, and be entered into a free raffle. There will also be pet treats and food from Bargain Bow-Wow pet shop.
More information can be found here.
Community Board 15 is meeting tomorrow, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. at Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulavard) in the faculty dining room. It’s the first general meeting of the season.
The Board was slated to have a full vote on the proposed 10,000 square foot expansion of Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza, but it has been postponed for further review. Because there’s a full agenda of nine other local projects, the Board held a special meeting last week for the zoning committee to hold public hearings. A final vote on those projects from the full Board will come tonight.
The nine projects are:
- 1601 Gravesend Neck Road – An application to legalize an existing physical culture establishment. This project, for FG Fitness Gallery, was previously denied by the Board after owners failed to send representation in June 2013. The Board at that time also voted to refuse to consider the matter again in the future.
- 2442 East 14th Street – An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family dwelling.
- 2137 East 12th Street - An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family dwelling.
- 4167 Ocean Avenue - An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family dwelling.
- 325 Avenue Y – An application for a special permit to allow a school within a M1-1 Zoning District
- 1937 East 14th Street - An application for a special permit to allow the conversion of a two family dwelling into a single family dwelling.
- 1981 East 9th Street - An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family dwelling.
- 1977 Homecrest Avenue - An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family dwelling.
- 2268 West 1st Street – An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement and conversion of an existing two family residence to a single family residence.
The board’s chairperson and district manager and various committee heads will deliver their monthly reports. There will also be time to hear residents’ concerns and discuss the reports, and elected officials may be in attendance.
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It’s hard to believe that summer isn’t even officially over, and yet Rosh Hashana will be upon us this week.
To that end, Kehilat Moshe of Sheepshead Bay, under the leadership of Rabbi Shlomo Segal, invites all to usher in the spirit of the High Holiday season with a Selichot service and concert, this Saturday evening, September 20 at 8:30pm.
The concert, featuring the beautiful violin and piano music of the High Holy Days, will be held at 2801 Emmons Avenue between East 28th Street and 29th Street. No fee is required but you must RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling (347) 850-4170.