Courtesy of Svetlana Negrimovskaya,, the supervisor at the Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn Public Library (2636 East 14th Street), here are March’s events at the local branch. Personally, I can’t wait for Intellectual Club “What? Where? When?”
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With the thrill of victory still fresh, Miss New York City 2014 Kira Kazantsev has been going around the city using her new title to bring attention to things like child abuse and domestic violence prevention. But tomorrow, Kazantsev, the first Russian-speaking Miss New York City, will visit the neighborhood to celebrate her fellow women around the globe.
Kazantsev will visit Cherry Hill food market at 1901 Emmons Avenue for a noon celebration organized by the Be Proud Foundation. The first Russian-speaking Miss New York City will be presented by the first Russian-speaking assemblyman in New York State, Alec Brook-Krasny.
Kazantsev is 23 and she won the crown on February 2. Her talent for the event was vocals. She’s a recent graduate of Hofstra University’s Honors College and works as a waitress to pay her way through law school.
A group of city planners and neighborhood activists will be meeting tomorrow, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. to begin creating a new comprehensive vision of the Sheepshead Bay waterfront’s commercial and recreational corridors.
The public forum, open to all and taking place at the Kings Bay Y Emmons Avenue Annex at 2801 Emmons Avenue, is organized by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and NYU’s Wagner Capstone Team. Support for the initiative is being provided by Empower Sheepshead.
The Capstone program is doing the groundwork of the initiative, researching, conducting site visits, attempting to organize a merchant association and conducting interviews with local stakeholders.
The point of the plan is to come up with a slate of new proposal to reinvigorate the business and recreational life of Sheepshead Bay. The planners are looking to hear from residents and business owners on ideas to unify, beautify, strengthen and enrich the waterfront for years to come.
And while there have been many meetings on the future of Sheepshead Bay since Superstorm Sandy, the Capstone program has a record to stand behind of getting things done in New York City neighborhoods.
The program partners student planners with nonprofit organizations to help solve real-world business and planning problems. They’ve previously drawn up a vision to increase business along Bay Ridge’s 4th Avenue, and elements of that are currently being put into effect with help from city agencies. They’re also behind the proposals to reactivate the Crown Heights Armory.
The Sheepshead Bay – Plumb Beach Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow, March 4, at 7:45 p.m. in the community room of the Waterford on the Bay (2900 Bragg Street).
All are invited, and refreshments will be served.
Former District Leader Michael Geller, director of the Lighthouse, an alcohol and substance abuse program at Kingsborough Community College, will moderate a discussion on the implications and consequences of the legalization of marijuana at the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association’s (MBNA) next meeting this Monday, March 3, 8:00 p.m. at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street.
For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.
A representative from FEMA will be on hand to answer questions at the next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG), February 26, 8:00 p.m. at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street at Hampton Avenue.
If you want to know about flood insurance premiums, why some received more FEMA money than others, what FEMA “flood elevation planes” are, and how do they affect future flood insurance premiums, then this is a meeting you won’t want to miss.
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 email@example.com, or visit www.manhattanbeachbrooklyn.org.
Community Board 15 is meeting tomorrow, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulavard) in the faculty dining room.
On the agenda are public hearings for several zoning items in Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach. Here are the applications being considered:
- 1807 East 22nd Street: An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family home
- 1824 East 22nd Street: An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family home
- 2801 Brown Street: An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family home
- 145 Girard Street: An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family home
In addition to the zoning items, the board’s chairperson and district manager will deliver their monthly reports. There will also be time to hear residents’ concerns and discuss various committee reports, and elected officials may be in attendance.
Refreshments will be served.
Correction: The original version of this post stated that the address of the first zoning item on the agenda is 1897 East 22nd Street. That was incorrect; it is 1807 East 22nd Street. The post has been amended, and we regret any confusion this may have caused.
The Coney Island History Project and Urban Neighborhood Services are hosting a slideshow presentation by Charles Denson titled “The History of Coney Island’s West End and the Presence and Contributions of African Americans in Coney Island from the 1600s to the Present.”The slideshow will feature never-before-seen images from Charles Denson’s archive and photos that he took in the 1970s.
U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Coney Island’s first African American Congressman, will be a special guest.
“The West End of Coney Island is a vibrant and resilient community that’s survived many challenges over the last few decades,” said Coney Island History Project director Charles Denson. “I grew up there and documented the wave of urban renewal in the 1960s and 1970s that transformed our community and changed the lives of its residents. This slide show will tell the story of the area going back to 1600s.”
I, for one, have always been kind of curious about the West End, which sticks out from the rest of Southern Brooklyn both figuratively and in terms of demographics and culture. It’ll be interesting to check this out.
Here’s one of Denson’s great photos from that era:
The Laura S. Stewart Garden Club is inviting the public to a presentation by Brooklyn’s exceedingly knowledgeable Borough Historian Ron Schweiger.
Schweiger will give what is sure to be a fascinating talk, on “How the Boroughs Came To Be,” this Thursday, February 13, 12:45 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4118 Avenue R between Coleman Street and Hendrickson Street.
Admission to this event is free. For further information, call (718) 998-0555.
Svetlana Negrimovskaya,, the supervisor at the Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn Public Library (2636 East 14th Street), asked us to start passing along the monthly calendar of events for the local branch. Lots of good stuff to do at our local libraries, especially if you’ve got kids!