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Kings Chapel. Source: Google Maps

Find incredible bargains on clothes, furniture, kitchen items and more during a yard sale hosted by the Kings Chapel, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the chapel, corner of Quentin Road and East 27th Street.

Funds raised from the sale of table and lawn spots will be used towards critically needed repairs of Kings Chapel’s roof and foundation.

Vendors: Reserve a seller’s table by October 5 for $15. Lawn spots are $10. In the event of rain, the yard sale will be rescheduled for October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Jason at (917) 207-4048 or email

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More than 20 families will be joining forces to hold a garage sale with “something for everyone,” on two consecutive weekend days — September 22 and 29 — from 9:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Brigham Street between Avenue W and Avenue X.

The multi-family garage sale will feature household items, clothing, hardware, tools, toys, glassware, electronics and “computer stuff.”

So come on down and get your local bargains on!

We received the above notice for a yard garage sale going on this weekend, and since it’s summertime, and last Sunday was a complete washout due to the massive torrential soakage we endured, I thought it seemed like a cool thing to alert people to. And wait, what is this? Oh lookywe’ve written about this particular yard garage sale before. Long live this great neighborhood tradition!

If you think I’ve milked this post about a yard sale enough, just you wait. Here is a music video on YouTube about yard sales. It’s a catchy ditty too.

One person’s junk is another person’s treasure, right? Well, there will be a lot of junk and a lot of potential treasure available tomorrow, June 4, when the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association cobbles together 15 to 20 garage sales worth of stuff into one location: the Neighborhood Yard Sale at King’s Chapel.

The event is the second annual fundraiser for the Mary Powell Award, a cash gift given to a local eighth grade student that demonstrates a commitment to civic duty through volunteering in the school or community. The award is in memory of their long-time president Mary Powell, who passed away in February 2010.

There might still be tables left, too, so if you want to offload some of the stuff you’ve had laying around your house, let the civic know you are interested by calling Pat at (718) 627-3335, or Joe at (718) 382-0812.

The yard sale kicks off tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m., at King’s Chapel on Quentin Road and East 27th Street.

Normally we’d write our own little thing about it, but Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association sent me this amusing little letter I thought I’d leave untouched:

Today’s “To Do” list: (1). Write a check for $25 (payable to Madison-Marine Civic Assn.). (2). Bring the check to the civic’s meeting this Thursday, May 19th, 7:30 p.m. at the King’s Chapel on Quentin Rd. & East 27 St. (3). During the next 2 weeks, go through your basement, garage, attic, look under the bed, inside that box in the corner of the closet, even check your car’s trunk. Search for odds and ends you forgot existed, clothing you haven’t worn in years, books, records, baseball cards, pieces of furniture collecting dust…you know, things that fit the saying: “one person’s junk is another’s treasure.” (4). Prepare to sell all this “stuff” and keep whatever money you make on the sales!

Clearly, it’s time to sign up for a seller’s table at the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association’s “Neighborhood Yard Sale.” While the event doesn’t take place until Saturday, June 4th, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., on the ground’s of the country-like King’s Chapel, the deadline for reserving a table is May 28th. So, do it now.

The alternative to hand delivering your $25 table fee is mailing it to:
MMHCA, PO Box 432, Brooklyn, NY 11229. It’s all for a good cause. Money collected from table reservations goes to the “Mary Powell Awards” for civic minded students at Marine Park JHS and Cunningham JHS. The awards are in memory of the late, long-time president of the association.

For more information or to let the civic know you are interested, call asap either Pat at 718-627-3335, or Joe at 718-382-0812.

And, for prospective buyers: good luck in finding something that might land you on “Antiques Road Show.”

PS The raindate for the yard sale is Sat., June 11.

A neighbor would like to invite everyone down to the following event:

Saturday Sept. 11th
Rain date Sun Sept. 12th
10:00 am -4:00 pm

2482 Batchelder Street – Corner of Avenue Y

Toys, dolls, doll stroller, Barbie and Ken Dolls, Care Bears, lot and lots of kids books from book clubs and Scholastic books (Magic School Bus, Dr. Seuss etc….), Disney Princess stuff for girls room, Hot wheels and Matchbox cars, Hess Trucks, kid’s DVDs, Girls 16 inch bicycle, Princess Big Wheel, Little Tykes kitchen, Jewelry boxes, Cookie jars and lots more…..

Everything in excellent condition – some stuff brand new

Swing by and take a look

Just one of the homes that participated in May's block-long yard sale

A resident of Oxford Street sent me the following note. It’s the second block-long garage sale they’ve organized this year, the first being in May:

After a hot and humid summer with the 90 to 100 degree weather, some residents of Oxford Street and Pembroke Street in Manhattan Beach are planning to have another garage sale on Saturday, August 28th. The event will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with rain date the following day (Sunday, August 29th).

This is a perfect opportunity to clean house, mingle with your neighbors before the summer begins to wind down and turn some of your “excess baggage (and don’t we all have at least some of that?)” into a few useful dollars. So get your things together and put a table or two in front of your house on August 28th.
Looking forward to your participation!

More Street Sales Tomorrow!

When I posted yesterday’s piece about the Ford Street yard/garage sale, I had this nagging feeling that I was forgetting something. In addition to the Ford Street sale, there’s going to be an Oxford Street sale – also a block long – and a sidewalk sale.

On Saturday, May 15, residents a throwing a street wide garage sale on Oxford Street in Manhattan Beach. All are invited to sample wares, compare prices and buy stuff.

In addition to the two yard sales, Sheepshead Bay fixture The Learning Wheel is having their annual sidewalk sale. From test prep materials to toys and games, The Learning Wheel is offering up steep discounts. Located at 1514 Avenue Z, the sale is both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

This is not Ford Street. It's a random photo of a yard sale I found on Flickr. Did I need to use it? No. But studies show that including photos increases the chances that an article will be read. Did I trick you?

I don’t know about you, but I love hitting up garage and yard sales. I rarely buy anything, but it gives me a look into other people’s lives; it satisfies the voyeur in me and often I end up feeling less weird than I think I am.

Then I realize I just went to a garage sale for that very peculiar reason, once again confirming that I am, indeed, that weird.

Well, I get to go through this whole cycle of psychosis this weekend, at what sounds like a really neat event. On both Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, the residents of Ford Street between Emmons Ave and Shore Parkway are planning to clean house. The neighbors are pooling together household goods, tools, electronics, Bric-a Brac and clothing.

There are also two or three other sales in the coming weeks we’ll tell you about as we near those dates. If you have a garage or yard sale and would like us to post it, just shoot us an email.

(l. to r.): Mary Powell, Pastor Ron Weinbaum of the King's Chapel, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Ed Jaworski at MMHCA's 2009 Holiday Party

Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association (MMH) is creating an award for civic-minded students of Marine Park Junior High School in memory of their long-time president Mary Powell, who passed away in February.

The Mary Powell Award is a $250 cash gift to an eighth grade student of the school that demonstrates a commitment to civic duty through volunteering in the school or community.

“After the passing of Mary we wanted some kind of fitting living memorial to her,” said Anthony Giacobbe, a board member of MMH that is coordinating with the school. “Not only do we want to be a watchdog, but we’re also trying to get involved in community activities … We thought that by honoring one of our local eighth graders at Marine Park Junior High School it would be fitting.”

The organization is planning to make the award an annual occurrence, taking place this year at the school’s end-of-year awards ceremony on June 16. This year, members of Powell’s family will present the award. The student will be picked by a committee at the junior high school. The school is contributing a plaque that with the recipient’s name, to hang in the hallways to inspire future generations.

Keep reading to learn about Mary Powell and how you can help support the award

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