Tuesday, December 22, 2009
NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced on Monday, December 21st, that the Sanitation Department (DSNY) will resume limited refuse and recycling collections this evening, even as other workers continue to battle the aftermath of Saturday's foot deep snowfall.
Collections had been suspended when the DSNY began snow fighting on Saturday.
The Commissioner also said that the DSNY will:
-Continue plowing and salting snow and ice conditions citywide.
-Resume limited refuse and recycling collections tonight. (The public should start placing refuse and recycling out, as usual, on their scheduled days. But expect delays in collections.)
-Ask residents to clear snow from uncollected refuse and recycling at curbside.
-Use temporary snow laborers again Tuesday, December 22nd.
-Continue enforcing unshoveled snow and ice violations on sidewalks.
See link here.
APPROXIMATE TIME: 9am – 5pm
Friday, December 18, 2009
Hosted by Dr. Marco A. Mason
When: Friday, December 18 2009
Where: The Institute for Pan-American Affairs
216 Hall Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Come, Celebrate, Enjoy!
RSVP Errol Grimes at 718-596-0560 or email@example.com
Thursday, December 17, 2009
APPROXIMATE TIME: Monday 6am –11pm
Tuesday/Wednesday 6am – 6pm
Featuring DJ D-Nice & DJ M.O.S
ELEVATE 2009 will raise funds and awareness to support both non-profit organizations which focus on the academic, athletic and social development of NYC’s most promising High School student-athletes.
When: Thursday, December 17, 2009
Time: VIP Hour – 7pm till 8pm
Party – 8pm till 11pm
Where: Red Bull Space
40 Thompson (Near BROOME)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau needs local residents for a variety of exciting opportunities, including interviewing, office administration, and supervision.
They are recruiting for:
- Census Takers
- Crew Leaders
- Crew Leader Assistants
- Recruiting Assistants
- Census Clerks
Positions can be full or part-time depending upon need and hourly pay ranges from approximately $14.00 per hour to over $20.00 per hour depending upon position.
All applicants must:
Be at least 18 years old.
Pass the required written test administered by US Census.
(866) 861-2010 or (347) 967-4020
Monday-Friday: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
For more information visit: http://2010.census.gov/
New York West
Manhattan, NY 10038
Census takers start at: $18.75/hour
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Census takers start at: $18.75/hour
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Census takers start at: $18.75/hour
Most jobs will be short term and ALL jobs will be temporary
APPROXIMATE TIME: 6am –12am
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Brokelyn, a lifestyle blog for people out to enjoy NYC on a budget, expands on that list adding the Brooklyn Free Clinic at 613 Throop Avenue in Bed-Stuy. The clinic offers a number of different services, and like the NYC Free Clinic, is available to any uninsured person over 18 years of age.
More information here: http://www.brokelyn.com/no-insurance-guide-to-brooklyn-healthcare/
Monday, December 14, 2009
82 Washington Avenue @ Park Avenue.
80 Lafayette Avenue @ South Portland St.
The Board of Elections in the City of New York will be hosting public demonstrations and a public hearing of the two poll site voting systems that are being evaluated for use in the Fall 2010 elections and beyond.
When: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Where: Board of Elections Borough Office
345 Adams St. 4th floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
For more information, please call: 866-VOTE-NYC (866-868-3962). Or visit: http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us/
APPROXIMATE TIME: 6am –9pm
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
Thursday, December 10, 2009
These Atlantic Mall Stores are hiring:
RadioShack– Apply online at http://www.jobsatradioshack.com/
Bath and Body Works– Print application online at http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/
Victoria’s Secret– Print application online at http://www.victoriassecret.com/
Target– Apply online at http://www.target.com/, or ask at an in-store kios
Payless Shoes– Apply online at http://www.careersatpayless.com/
DSW– Apply in person
Old Navy– Apply online at www.gapinc.com/storejobs
Marshalls– Apply online at http://www.tjxjobs.com/
Burlington Coat Factory– Apply in store
These stores on or near Fulton Street are hiring:
Cookies Department Store– 510 Fulton Street (see Mr. Rose)
Young World Inc.*- 492 Fulton Street (see Vivian)
Pretty Girl Inc.– 490 Fulton Street
Footlocker– Duffield and Elm Street (see Darryl)
Toystore Inc.*- 468 Duffield Street (see Marisol)
Conway*- 505 Fulton Street (see Menachem)
Closeout Connection– 50 Court Street (see Michael)
Note: Stores with a (*) require a reference letter. See the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center for assistance, which can be reached at 718-733-6886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The center is located at 256 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 11213.
Hosted by Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns
and Assemblyman Darryl C. Towns
When: Thursday, December 17 2009
Time: 6p.m. until 10p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Job Corps Center
585 DeKalb Avenue (off Nostrand Avenue)
RSVP: Ms. Culpepper at 718-855-8018
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
December 9, 2009
Contact: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191
Bridge Cleaners and Council Member Letitia James partner to collect coats for the needy - this holiday season and into the winter of 2010
“I collect coats for kids year-round and clean and repair them before they’re donated to agencies and schools for distribution. I will also clean the garments of anyone who’s going on a job interview as part of a National Cleaners Association program,” said Victoria Aviles, owner of Bridge Cleaners & Tailors.
Donations will be accepted at Bridge Cleaners & Tailors located at 204 Livingston Street, along with other locations around Brooklyn, including the office of Council Member Letitia James - located at 67 Hanson Place at the corner of South Elliott Place.
Since the program began in 1984, Bridge Cleaners & Tailor’s has collected, cleaned free of charge, and distributed thousands of winter coats to men, women and children who would otherwise be without one. This program receives invaluable support from collection, promotional, supporting and distribution partners, as well as individuals.
“The Coats for Kids drive is a program that I am honored to be involved with this winter. I plan to clean out my own closet and donate coats, as well as to encourage the community to do the same as we start a brand new year. Let’s keep one another warm during the cold weather season through our generosity,” said Council Member James.
For additional information, please call Richard Aviles at Bridge Cleaners & Tailors - (718) 625-1438, or visit www.bridgecleaners.com.
When: December 7, 2009 through January 31, 2010
What: “Coats for Kids” Drive with Bridge Cleaners
Where: District Office of Council Member Letitia James, 67 Hanson Place, ground floor (corner of South Elliott Place)
Bedford Avenue Armory- 1579 Bedford Ave at Union Street
APPROXIMATE TIME: 6am– 8pm
Monday, December 7, 2009
Discussing Puerto Ricans in low wage jobs and labor markets.
When: Friday, December 11, 2009
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Where: Hunter College, School of Social Work
129 East 79th Street (near Lexington)
New York, NY 10075
Registration is required– register online at http://www.centropr.org/. Lunch will be provided.
For the most updated information visit http://www.centropr.org/ or call (212) 772-5714.
Friday, December 4, 2009
9am –5pm 275 Park Avenue btw Waverly & Washington Aves.
3pm – 3am 80 Lafayette Avenue @ S. Portland St.
APPROXIMATE TIME: 9am – 5pm
Thursday, December 3, 2009
6am–10am: 840 Atlantic Avenue between Underhill, Pacific Street & Vanderbuilt Avenue.
10am– 6pm: 317 Clermont Avenue between Lafayette Avenue & S. Portland Avenue.
You're invited to Council Member Letitia James' Holiday Party/Toy Drive. We ask you to bring an item for a child in need: new unwrapped books, toys, coats, gloves, hats, or scarfs. The party takes place at:
471 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(between Kent Avenue & Franklin Avenue)
When: Thursday, December 17, 6:00PM to 10:00PM
For more information, please contact Council Member James' office at 718-260-9191.
Hors d'oeuvres Served. Cash bar.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
ATTENTION: NYC Voter Assistance Commission and City Council Hold Public Hearing On Election Day Experiences; 12/15; 6PM
NYC Voter Assistance Commission Chairman Dr. Jeffrey F. Kraus and VAC Director Onida Coward Mayers invite you to a hearing on
Your Election Day Experiences
And How to Improve Voter Participation:
When: Tuesday December 15 2009
Time: 6pm-7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall
RSVP to Bibi Yusuf at:
(212) 788-8384 or email at email@example.com
Please limit testimony to 2 minutes.
Please bring a hard copy of your testimony for VAC records.
Monday, November 30, 2009
APPROXIMATE TIME: 6am-9pm
November 25, 2009
Brown Memorial Baptist Church Restoration Project is wholeheartedly supported by Council Member Letitia James
Council Member James will be guest speaker at Pre-Christmas Gala held to raise funds for restoration of historic church - on December 4th at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
(Brooklyn, Nov. 25, 2009) Brown Memorial Baptist Church is holding a Pre-Christmas Gala to raise funds for restoration work of the Early Romanesque Revival architectural style building, originally constructed in 1860. The distinct structure is highly ornamented; it features vaulted ceilings, decorative medallions and walls, plus stained glass windows designed by Tiffany Studios.
City Council Member Letitia James is slated as guest speaker for the event. “I’m proud to be able to give back to one of my favorite churches,” she said. The semi-formal dinner dance will feature special entertainment by Deborah Cleavist and DJ Ernest Davidson. Please call Audrey Harrigan at 732-297-3686 for more information. You can also email Dr. Harrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries contact Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191.
For nearly a century, Brown Memorial Baptist Church (BMBC) has served as a central hub of support for the community, offering a range of concrete services – from advocacy and counseling to disaster relief – to those who turn to the church for help. Over the last fifteen years, the church has significantly extended their vision and reach, adding a number of strategic, proactive programs to the overall community-building agenda. While organizational structure and strategies have evolved with the times, BMBC’s mission has always remained the same: to support the aspirations, honor the efforts, and empower the community.
In 2002, BMBC ran a major capital campaign to restore the badly damaged façade, roof, and pinnacles of our landmark church building. That campaign – which combined a $200,000 New York State Historic Preservation grant with $700,000 of individual donations – permitted the church to complete the renovation effort on time and on budget. It also, however, cut deeply into the community’s ability to support our social service programs. This year, BMBC undertakes the second stage of the renovation – replacing a damaged and out-dated electrical and heating/cooling system, repairing the ceiling of the sanctuary, and reinforcing several interior spaces so they can be better used by the after-school and drama programs.
What: Rebuilding The Temple, Pre-Christmas Gala - tickets: suggested donation - $65 each, attire: semi-formal
Where: Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 - Fellowship Hall (Entrance on Gates Avenue)
When: Friday, December 4, 2009, Reception, Dinner and Dancing - 7:15pm – 1:00am
54 MacDonough Street
(between Tompkins & Marcy Avenues)
6:00pm – 8:00pm
First A.M.E. Zion Church: (718) 638-3343
LOCATION: 279 Lafayette Avenue
(at the corner of St. James Place)
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11205
St. Luke's Church invites you to their Holiday Bazaar. There will be food, clothes, and holiday items on sale.
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2009
Brooklyn, NY 11205
You Can Make a Difference Health & Wellness Symposium
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2009
LOCATION: Medgar Evers College High School (MECHS)
(corner of Nostrand Avenue & Carroll Street)
1186 Carroll Street
Presenting topics relevant to Wellness and Disease prevention in African-Americans,
particularly, and 2010 Census information including: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, hypertension, obesity and HIV/AIDS.
Contact (646) 824-6810 or (718) 346-9847 for more information.
Albany: Have we reached the Tipping Point?
Join the League of Women Voters on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 5:30pm to 8pm in the Grand Ballroom at 4 West 43rd Street in Manhattan. To RSVP call (212) 725-3541 or email email@example.com.
Larry Norden, Senior Counsel of the Democracy Project at New York University's Brennan Center for Justice, will discuss possible solutions regarding reform in New York State government including redistricting, campaign finance, ethics and house rules.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Additionally, Council Member James has always offered her personal support and encouragement to small businesses in the 35th District. She has consistently encouraged local businesses to hire youth and unemployed adults in the communities they serve, and early-on supported expansion of the Brooklyn Navy Yard to create more industrial business opportunities.
In her continuing effort to build upon small business opportunities, the Council Member James has drafted a resolution in support of U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke's Congressional bill H.R. 3771, a bill that was amended and re-introduced into Congress in October 2009. This bill was designed to aid MWBE small businesses in building their capacity in the industry of construction. The bill would amend the Small Business Act to charge the United States Small Business Administration with establishing and/or expanding mentorship programs, and identifying problems and creating solutions to meet construction needs/demands. The bill was recently amended to include veteran-owned small construction companies, as well as to establish grant programs to enhance access to specialized education and resources.
Council Member James looks forward to using her position in the New York City Council and as Chairperson of the Council's Contracts Committee to strengthen business opportunities, and helping small businesses stay afloat in these harsh economic times.
CMs James and Eugene Join 77th Precinct Cmty Council and community to Announce Fund for Victims of Tragic Fire
Contact: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191
Council Member Letitia James; Council Member Mathieu Eugene; James Caldwell, President, 77th Precinct Community Council; community leaders; and residents hold press conference to announce fund for the Jean Family, who lost 2 little boys- Sebastian, 1, Fabrice, 2, and their father Myrtel Jean, 42, in a fire at their Crown Heights home on Wednesday
Emergency press event to support the Jean family– Friday, November 20, at 3 PM, in front of Hebron Church, 1256 Dean Street (between New York and Nostrand Avenues)
(Brooklyn, Nov. 20, 2009) In light of the tragic house fire which took the lives of a father and his two sons on Wednesday morning, Council Member Letitia James, community leaders, public officials, and residents will gather to support the Jean family, and to announce a fund to assist the surviving wife and mother, Rose Etienne, who lost everything.
“Once again we come together to support a family in need, who suddenly has lost dear loved ones through tragic circumstances. Sadly, a mattress was ignited accidentally, and smoke quickly filled the Crown Heights apartment claiming three beautiful lives, said Council Member Letitia James. I believe that it is the responsibility of the community to hold up their neighbors in times such as these; therefore we will do whatever we can to help the Jean family as they grieve, try to make sense of what happened, and put their lives back together.”
Donations for the family can be sent to Carver Federal Savings Bank, located at 4 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11217. Please make checks payable to Monique Jean, in care of Rose Etienne Jean. Deposits can also be made at any branch, and on-line transfers are accepted. Special thanks to the entire team at Carver Federal Savings Bank for their help.
Rehabilitation Fund for the Jean Family: Bank Routing #- 226072498; Account # - 801102660
Contact Telephone Numbers: Family - Monique Jean / (917) 502-1455; Jean Pericles / (917) 902-0018
Carver Federal Savings Bank - (718) 230-2900
When: Friday, November 20 at 3pm
1256 Dean Street (between New York and Nostrand Avenues) - (718) 778-6454
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Please join Council Member Letitia James and District 13 Middle Schools within the 35th Council District and other parents and students for a District 13 Middle School Fair!
When: Monday, November 30th from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Where: P.S. 46 - Edward C. Blum
100 Clermont Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Middle School Applications are due December 15th, so please come out to meet school representatives and learn about your Middle School choices.
For more information about the event, please contact Simone Hawkins at 212-788-7081.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Teachers have always had increased access to student data through ARIS. Now, the NYC Department of Education allows parents to also have increased access through ARIS Parent Link (APL)- an online tool that provides parents with detailed information about their child.
In ARIS Parent Link, you can find:
- Up-to-date academic information abut your child, available in nine languages
- Results and explanations of assessments your child has taken
- Your child's attendance record
- Contact information on file for you and your child
You can log in to ARIS Parent Link anytime, from any computer at www.arisparentlink.org. To get started, you will need a an e-mail address, your child's ID number (OSIS #), and your temporary password which you can retrieve from your child's school.
If you need further information on how to access the ARIS Parent Link, talk to the Parent Coordinator at your child's school or review the NYC DOE FAQs about ARIS Parent Link for Parents.
A Tele-Town Hall Meeting on:
THE H1N1 VIRUS: PART TWO – “HOW IS NEW YORK CITY ADDRESSING THE NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF THE H1N1 VACCINE?”
Date: Thursday November 19, 2009
Time: 6:00p.m. to 7p.m. EST
Call In Number (877) 229-8493 Pin: 13319
Special Guest- Dr. Aletha Maybank the Assitant Commissioner of New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, joins Representative Clarke to discuss how people can better access the H1N1 vaccine.
For more information please contact: 718-287-1142
November 18, 2009
Contact: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191
Entrepreneur Ruth West Passes; She Leaves Behind Restaurant Legacy in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill
(Brooklyn, Nov. 18, 2009) Ruth Collock West was born in 1934 in Bayboro, North Carolina, and passed in Brooklyn, New York on November 12, 2009.
Having spent her youth in North Carolina, Ruth found her way to Brooklyn after finishing school, and worked her way up from a waitress, to a restaurateur. Ruth worked in the food business for over 50 years; the combination of being a lover of soul food and a people person propelled Ruth forward to opening her first business in 1967, and then three decades later in 1997, she opened the infamous Ruthie’s Soul Food, which is still thriving today.
“All of us on Myrtle Avenue are deeply saddened by Ms. Ruthie’s passing. Ms. Ruthie and her family have been neighborhood fixtures for many years, and we are very grateful for the commitment and investment they have made in helping us to revitalize Myrtle Avenue,” said Michael Blaise Backer, Executive Director, Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.
Ruth West was an inspiration. An active member of Friendship Baptist Church in Bed-Stuy for nearly 40 years, she touched many lives within the community, as well as at the two locations of Ruthie’s Soul Food Restaurant in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Brooklyn.
Deaconess Bertha Brown from Friendship Baptist Church related that Ruth Brown was the most loyal church member she knew. “Ruthie was loyal during her entire membership at Friendship Baptist Church; whenever anything needed to be done – she would roll up her sleeves. A trustee for many years, she would help out wherever and whenever needed,” she said.
Ruth’s six children, 22 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other relatives along with numerous friends and customers will always remember her, and her delicious food with fondness. She shared her heart with all, and each evening at her restaurants closing, Ruth gave food to the homeless, who credit that meal as being their only one on many days.
“Ms. Ruthie was a jewel in the community; she spent her young adult years in Fort Greene and opened Ruthie’s during the mid-90s, which is now treasured within the community. She opened the first black and women owned restaurant in downtown Brooklyn, and was known for helping and feeding the poor and homeless over and over again. I am touched by a handwritten note posted at the Myrtle Avenue store that simply reads - thank you, from someone who is homeless,” said Council Member James.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A support group especially for grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relative caregivers with Family Court experiences.
- Support while navigating through the Family Court system.
- Share your thoughts on the joys and challenges of parenting a second time.
- Learn tips for coping with changing family dynamics.
- Learn effective ways to negotiate with outside systems.
When: Every other Monday at 11:30 a.m.
First three meetings: November 16th, November 30th, December 14th
Pizza will be served Metro cards will be provided.
New York, NY 10013
For more information about the group or other LIFT programs:
Monday, November 16, 2009
APPROXIMATE TIME: 10am – 7pm
APPROXIMATE TIME: 3pm – 12am
Friday, November 13, 2009
Council Member Letitia James, in collaboration with Watchful Eye, Community Youth, Inc., and Serum Music, presents...
"A Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving"
at...the "Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at the Walt Whitman Theatre"
Location: 2900 Campus Road @ Hillel Place
1 block west of "The Junction" Intersection of Hillel Place and Nostrand & Flatbush Avenues
When: Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 4:30PM
Please call the office of CM James at (718) 260-9191 for more information.
The Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center's Division of Chemical Dependency cordially invites you to an Open House-
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
12 noon- 3pm
Where: 100 North Portland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
For more information, contact (718) 260-7806. Refreshments will be served.
Economic Recovery & Business Stimulus Conference
Join the Black Church Means Business on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Riverside Church in New York City to meet, network, and begin to do business with hundreds of small business owners, more than 400 clergy and church leaders, corporate executives, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
There is a small fee to register. For more information you may call (718) 638-6397.
In recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday and the current economic crisis affecting so many, join the 57th Assembly District Democratic Organization, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, State Senator Eric Adams and 57th A.D. Democratic Organization & District Committeeperson Olanike Alabi in a canned food drive and reception to benefit the Child Development Support Corporation's (CDSC) food pantry which serves residents in Central Brooklyn. WE ENCOURAGE ALL WHO WILL ATTEND TO BRING 5 CANS OF FOOD.
When: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Where: Teen Challenge Center
444 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y 11238
To further the goal of preparing all City residents for the flu season, every weekend from November 14th through December 13th, the City’s Health Department will be offering free H1N1 vaccines at temporary clinics located in schools throughout the city. Although these clinics were originally designed for middle and high school students, vaccines will be now available for anyone in the following groups:
-Anyone 4 to 24 years of age. (Note: Children younger than 4 are not eligible to be vaccinated
at these clinics.)
-Persons 25 to 64 years of age who have underlying health conditions that increases risk of severe illness or complications. Such conditions include asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung conditions, kidney failure, or a weakened immune system.
-Anyone who lives with or cares for children less than 6 months old.
The vaccination clinics will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are limits on the number of people that the clinics can accommodate, so there may be lines.
The temporary vaccination sites in Brooklyn are located at:
Sheepshead Bay H.S. (K495)
Location: 3000 Avenue X
Dates of Operation:
Saturday, November 14, 11234
Sunday, November 15,
P.S. 196 (K196)
Location: 207 Bushwick Avenue
Dates of Operation: Saturday, November 14,
Sunday, November 15,
J.H.S. 234 Arthur W. (K234)
Location: 1875 East 17th Cunningham Street
Dates of Operation: Saturday, November 21,
Sunday, November 22,
George Wingate Educational Campus (K470)
Location: 600 Kingston Avenue
Dates of Operation: Saturday, December 5,
Sunday, December 6,
P.S. 186 Dr. Irving Gladstone (K186)
Location: 7601 19th Avenue
Dates of Operation: Saturday, December 12,
Sunday, December 13,
Please remember: Vaccination is the best way to protect children and adults from the flu and prevent community-wide transmission.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
November 11, 2009
Contacts: Alfred Chiodo at (718) 260-9191, (646) 831-6895
(Brooklyn, Nov. 11, 2009)- In an example of poor planning, two teens were injured by gunfire last night, possibly due to irresponsible management of the promotional event, as well as insufficient security at the Atlantic Center Mall. The incident occurred at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant’s Tuesday, 40-cent, Wing Promotion. An altercation between restaurant patrons happened in the mall, which then spilled into the streets of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
“Falling on the night prior to the Veterans Day school holiday, the restaurant could not accommodate, nor provide proper security for the crowd of teens that responded to the promotion – geared to middle and high school students. The NYPD was forced to maintain order, resulting in resources being withdrawn from local streets, a burden to Fort Greene and the 88th Precinct,” said Council Member Letitia James.
“I question the marketing and management of this event, and ask that restaurants and mall management seriously re-evaluate security procedures for highly attended promotions such as the one held yesterday evening. It is my hope, and those of the community that the two injured teens have a speedy recovery.”
November 12, 2009
Additional comment from Council Member Letitia James regarding the Buffalo Wild Wings promotion shooting incident on Nov. 10:
“There have been several incidents related to Buffalo Wild Wings promotions where the 88th Precinct was called to establish order. I have talked both with the 88th Precinct as well as Atlantic Center management about this problem, and will be meeting with the restaurant to seek appropriate solutions.
This is a question of Buffalo Wild Wings responsibility when it runs popular promotions but fails to provide adequate security. Gun control is the much larger issue involved with this particular incident, and I have been a firm supporter of national legislation to deal with this problem.
The perpetrators have not been arrested, and we are putting forth a reward for those who provide information leading to the arrest of the individuals that committed this senseless crime.”
Council Member Letitia James
35th Council District, Brooklyn
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
· 16 S Oxford Street between Dekalb & Lafayette Avenues
· Ft Greene Park- Dekalb Avenue @ Ft Greene Place
· 22 Ft Greene Place between Lafayette & Dekalb Avenues
APPROXIMATE TIME: 5am – 8pm
HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy costs.
HEAP also offers emergency benefits for households in heat-related energy emergencies.
HEAP offers a furnace repair and/or replacement benefit for households with inoperable heating equipment. The regular and emergency HEAP components will be accepting applications as of November 2nd. See more information here.
If you would like to attend HEAP Training please call (212) 442-7401 or (212) 442-3026.
Training will be conducted in each borough.
The HEAP application will be available online at www.nyc.gov/aging or by calling 311 and requesting a HEAP Application. Completed applications may be returned to the NYC Department for the Aging, HEAP Unit, 2 Lafayette Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Welcoming all of Brooklyn’s Homeowners, homebuyers, seniors and teens.
Where: Concord Baptist Church of Christ
833 Gardner C. Taylor Boulevard (formerly Marcy Avenue) (between Putnam Avenue and Madison Street)
Brooklyn, NY, 11216
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
This event will be a great opportunity to obtain information on a variety of things from affordable homes to financial management for teens!
Plus there will be experts from local financial institutions and government programs will be on hand to answer all your questions!
This is a FREE event – Refreshments will be provided
For more information: 718-783-3549 ext: 15 or 11 http://www.prattarea.org/
President Obama signed a federal extension of Unemployment Insurance, ensuring that nearly 55,000 New Yorkers who had previously exhausted their benefits will be entitled to an additional 20 weeks.
Unemployment Insurance was created as a safety net for workers who found themselves out of work through no fault of their own. In an economic climate where there is only one job for every six unemployed New Yorkers, Unemployment Insurance has taken on a different meaning. It has quickly changed from a safety net to a lifeline.
As I travel the State and speak with unemployed New Yorkers, I am encouraged to hear that they do not want to collect unemployment benefits forever. They want to work, and there is nothing they want more than the financial independence a good job has to offer.
I encourage the unemployed in New York to visit one of our 81 One-Stop Centers across the State as often as possible. Let our experts help you find a job. From the Department of Labor’s On-the-Job Training program to new opportunities targeting the clean energy sector, there are dozens of government programs that unemployed New Yorkers may not be aware of and they should take advantage of them.
In addition, workers should also visit the Green Careers NY website at http://www.greencareersny.com/. The site is a green jobs portal, providing a way to search all New York based green jobs training programs and jobs at one website.
As I work with the Legislature to tackle the budget deficit in the coming days, my focus remains on ensuring the fiscal strength of the State – and that we have the resources to take care of the most vulnerable among us for months and years to come.
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Time: 10:00AM until 4:00PM
Place: Congregational Nursing Home Building
123 Linden Boulevard, 1st Floor
(between Rogers and Bedford Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Meet job recruiters from various City, State and Federal Agencies as well as Employment Representatives from various corporate retail companies and healthcare organizations--
*New York Life Insurance
*Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
For more information please call: (718) 287-1142
Due to limited space, please RSVP as soon as possible at (718) 287-0943
No prior experience is necessary, and tools and training are provided.
To volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org
APPROXIMATE TIME: 6am-11am
Thursday, November 5, 2009
APPROXIMATE TIME: 1pm –6pm
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Where: 1047 Bedford Avenue
(corner of Bedford and Greene Ave)
Brooklyn, NY, 11216
11am – 1pm
Saturday, November 14, 2009
145th Street & Riverside Drive
New York, N.Y. 10031
The Social Therapy Group
The Social Therapy Group in Fort Greene presents:
Does the Community Need Therapy?
Please join the Community Therapy staff at the Social Therapy Group for a dialogue on what our communities and families need to grow emotionally and otherwise.
Where: 106 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217
Tuesday, November 10
11:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
25 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
In partnership with Council Member Letitia James of Brooklyn's 35th District, MetroClub Clubhouse presents its 1st Annual Employment Plus Wellness Expo. Members of MetroClub, a voluntary clubhouse for adults with mental illness, and members of the community will have the opportunity to connect to employment and educational services, wellness and health services, and entitlements and benefits to help them navigate through the current economic climate. Earlier this year, Council Member James cosponsored MetroClub's highly-successful Economic Empowerment Expo.
To RSVP or for more information on the Employment Plus Wellness Expo, please contact, Michelle Sutton or Christopher Henry at MetroClub at 718-596-8960.
CM James joins seniors in August 2009 to discuss changes within the NYC Department for the Aging.