Chinese New Year Celebration in Kings Bay Y’s Social Adult Day Care program will take place on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The Social Adult Day Care program is celebrating with a festive lunch, an award ceremony for volunteers and members, music, dancing, tai chi and a lottery.
Kings Bay Y located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Ave. U and V).
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Doors and windows are decorated with red color paper scrolls graved with wishes of happiness, wealth and longevity. People buy presents, decorations, food and clothing. Children receive money in red paper envelopes, which are said to bring luck and prosperity both to the giver and the recipient. Families thoroughly clean their houses to sweep away any misfortune. In 2011, the celebrations begin on February 3, 2011 as Chinese enter the year of the Rabbit.
Elected officials and community leaders are scheduled to address the program participants at 10:30 am.
Do you toss all of your tax information in to a grocery bag and deliver it to your accountant, happy to be rid of it? Do you later wonder why you cannot find your PG&E bill?
Each tax season, I receive an amazing array of stuff not even remotely related to income taxes from clients.
See the list of things NOT to give your accountant this tax season.
We rarely get our hands on photos shot with film anymore, but Erica Sherman captured this with Kodak B&W Tri-X film and a Yashica
Electro 35 Rangefinder camera. Badass, no?
Photo by Michael Comeau
The Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up to take on an 18-month long project to repair and improve sewage outfall pipes at the mouth of Sheepshead Bay, but first they’re looking for your input.
The Department of Environmental Protection is coordinating with the Corps on the project, and will give a presentation at Community Board 15 tomorrow night. The public hearing will take place at Kingsborough Community College’s faculty dining room at 7:00 p.m. (2001 Oriental Boulevard). (UPDATED)
The maintenance project involves work on two existing outfall pipes leading past the mouth of Sheepshead Bay from Plumb Beach, and into Rockaway inlet. One of the pipes currently suffers from a leak at a joint, and both are being worked on to upgrade the infrastructure.
There will be some dredging as workers excavate about 5,300 cubic yards of fill, and as work winds up gravel will be dumped as bedding. When the work is done, the footprint of the pipeline won’t be much different from what currently exists.
The Corps has also determined that the project will not have a major impact on aquatic life, as the “fish populations would avoid the small area of disturbance.”
You can weigh in on the project at tomorrow’s hearing, or by mailing the US Army Corps of Engineers – New York District at:
Jacob K Javits Federal Building
New York, N.Y. 10278-0090
ATTN: Regulatory Branch
CORRECTION: The original version of this article stated the meeting time was 7:30 p.m. That is incorrect – the meeting is at 7:00 p.m. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Photo by Arthur Borko
Venezia Pizzeria at 2771 Knapp Street is now open. You can call them at (718) 676-0800. Word is there’s a flyer going around offering a free slice of pizza.
I’m handing out an assignment for today’s open thread: tell us what’s wrong on your block.
It could be an annoying pot hole, or a sign that fell down. It could be something bigger. Or smaller. But we can all think of something that needs improvement on the street we live on. Let’s share it here, and maybe it’ll tell us something more about our area and our neighbors.
THE COMMUTE: Weekend subway service delays are now as common as not getting a seat in the rush hour.
This past weekend alone, 11 subway lines were disrupted by such delays. Yes, they are annoying but necessary. Even more annoying are those long-term projects depriving access to riders at their home stations, such as the ongoing temporary closing of local stations along the Brighton Line that suspended express service, adding minutes to everyone’s commute.
Last week F and G riders in Park Slope joined B and Q riders in this frustration with the closing of Ft. Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street and Smith-Ninth Streets in one direction. But why should you care? After all, unlike Sheepshead Bay, Park Slope with its political power gets everything it wants from the City or the MTA .
Well, not exactly.
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Photo by Lisanne Anderson. She writes:
The trees in the photo were planted in 1938 when the Belt Parkway was built. Most of the turn triangles on Shore Parkway were paved with cobblestones. For some reason this one wasn’t. A lot of trees along the Belt have been cut down for various reasons. These appear to be quite healthy. They’re quite beautiful in the spring as well.
Just as the city can’t help its addiction to shuttering schools all across the five boroughs and turning them into charter schools, it also can’t stop imposing its will on Marine Park Junior High School (I.S. 278).
On the heels of a successful battle last month to prevent the Department of Education from putting a separate high school in the building’s extra space, the community is again rallying against the agency’s proposal to open an elementary school in the same spot. And before the high school proposal, the city attempted to shove a charter school in that location, too.
Meanwhile, those at the school continue to push their plan to use the extra seats for an affiliated NEST program for autistic middle-school-aged children. It would be the only program serving those needs on this end of Brooklyn.
Yet the city once again fails to recognize the voice of the community, and continues to push a contrary agenda on another Southern Brooklyn community.
Below is letter sent by Councilman Lew Fidler and Assemblyman Alan Maisel to new Schools Chancellor Cathie Black.
Read the letter.
Neck Road subway platform, photo taken this morning by BrooklynQ.