Councilman David Greenfield stopped by last night’s Community Board 15 meeting in his first appearance before the board since winning his seat in a special election in March.
Representing District 44, which covers Midwood, Boro Park and Bensonhurst, Greenfield has only a small sliver of Community Board 15 residents. But, according to the statements made, he’s the first representative from that district to regularly send a liaison to meetings in decades.
In front of the board, he spoke about several of his 25-or-so legislative initiatives, including an effort to bar full body scanners in all of New York City – including its two airports. He said the scanners are invasive and ineffective, and were only installed by the TSA after a questionable contracting scheme.
Other initiatives include painting red lines to show where you can’t part around fire hydrants, and waiving fees for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking city jobs.
The councilman also said he is open to serving residents who don’t live in his district, and his office (4424 16th Avenue) can be reached by calling (718) 853-2704 or (718) 853-2068.
From our friends at the Manhattan Beach Community Group:
Bring yourself, your neighbor, your friends to our 69th annual membership meeting this Wednesday night, Dec. 1, 8PM at PS 195.
The exciting, honest and engaging NYC Comptroller John Liu will be our keynote speaker. He will be introduced by our very dear friend NYS Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz.
Directors and Officers will be sworn in. Delicious food and wonderful kosher bagels, Nova Scotia lox, whitefish spread, etc. will be available for your delight. And of course, potato pancakes (latkes) for you Chanukah aficionados.
The following op-ed is by Allan Rosen, a Manhattan Beach resident and former Director of MTA/NYC Transit Bus Planning (1981). For a complete list of his contributions to Sheepshead Bites, which includes many articles about the bus cuts, MTA and DOT, click here.
Kings Plaza is having free parking days next week on Monday through Wednesday December 6 through December 8. Better take advantage or else you will pay $3.00 to park there all day. Of course you probably know that already. But what if it is your first time shopping there? You would think that you would be informed of that fact before you enter the parking garage.
A reader posted the following to our Facebook page. Anyone have an idea?
I need some help from my neighbors here. I live on Ocean Ave and Ave S. For the past few weeks, I have often (but not every night) heard noises starting in the very early morning hours that sound like it could be cars driving over a loose metal plate or hammering. once when it woke me up i thought it was a basketball bouncing till i realized it was coming from outside and, I think, a distance…kind of boom boom stop a few seconds, repeat. I’m hoping that if someone else hears this, it can be identified and stopped. Does anyone hear it?
Allan Rosen sent me this photo last night, taken in Manhattan Beach, exclaiming that I had not yet taken the opportunity to celebrate autumn. That’s because I do not like autumn. Nor do I like winter. In fact, all I want to do is stock up on food, crawl into a cave, and go to sleep until spring.
But for those of you who do not think as I do, here is a photo celebrating autumn. Yay.
We don’t dabble much with national issues around here, but when we got this quote from Congressman Anthony Weiner we felt it needed to be published.
President Barack Obama is spearheading an effort to draw Republican leadership to the table with a bipartisan meeting at the White House after months of pre-election obstructionism. But Congressman Wiener is reeling with skepticism that much will be accomplished.
“President Obama is meeting with leaders of the ‘Party of No’ in the hopes that they’ll finally agree to help get something done? Good luck with that.”
“John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have already made it clear that instead of putting the needs of the American public first, their primary goal over the next two years is to make sure President Obama isn’t reelected – that’s why this meeting will be a waste of time.”
With the latest salvo fired at the GOP, Wiener continues to look increasingly like a Democratic bulldog. He has previously blasted them for their blocking of health funds for 9/11 responders and other initiatives, and decries the Republican’s attempts to sabotage the president’s initiatives by demonizing him as a socialist.
Community Board 15 is holding its monthly meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard).
There will be a public hearing on two zoning items for houses in Manhattan Beach and a land use item for Midwood.
Aside from that, the Community Board will hear questions and concerns about issues in the neighborhood. If you have a request for service or want to ask about an ongoing issue on your block, attend the meeting and bring it to the board’s attention.
We just received this press release from Councilman Nelson’s office. Read it, and see if you have the same concern I do.
(City Hall) – Council Member Michael C. Nelson proudly announces the installation of “Keep Intersection Clear” signs at Voorhies Avenue and East 18th Street. Councilman Nelson requested the installation of the signs on behalf of his constituents who had expressed the burden that many drivers endure when attempting to make a left or right turn from East 18th Street onto Voorhies Avenue. Having also personally been stuck in traffic in this area, Councilman Nelson immediately contacted the Department of Transportation to investigate this location.