Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ATTENTION: Sanitation Resume Refuse and Recycling Removal Tonight, Continue Snow Removal

Sanitation Department to Resume Limited Refuse and Recycling Collection Tonight, While Continuing Snow Removal Clean Up of Saturday's Storm

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.

Moving Pictures: Are Damaged Bad At Best

On Monday, January 4, 2010, our most frequent filmers are scheduled to film interior scenes at 275 PARK AVENUE between Waverly Avenue & Washington Avenue.


Friday, December 18, 2009

ATTENTION: Dr. Marco Mason Hosts Holiday Fiesta


Hosted by Dr. Marco A. Mason

When: Friday, December 18 2009
Time: 7:00pm-12:00am
Where: The Institute for Pan-American Affairs
216 Hall Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Come, Celebrate, Enjoy!
RSVP Errol Grimes at 718-596-0560 or errol@errolgrimesdancegroup.org

Moving Pictures: Keep It Short and Sweet

On Sunday, December 20, 2009, a short film is scheduled to film exterior scenes on Flushing Avenue between Walworth and Spencer Streets.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Moving Pictures: Are Building Bridges....Not Arenas!

On Monday, December 21, 2009 thru Wednesday, December 23, 2009 the production “BRIDGE PROJECT” is scheduled to load-in at 212 Ashland Place between Dekalb Avenue & Fulton Street

APPROXIMATE TIME: Monday 6am –11pm
Tuesday/Wednesday 6am – 6pm

Elevate Holiday Benefit!


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)
For more information on how to attend ELEVATE please visit:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ATTENTION: U.S. Census Hiring Again for Position Starting in 2010


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/2010censusjobs/

New York West
William Street
Manhattan, NY 10038
Phone: 917-267-3640
Census takers start at: $18.75/hour

Brooklyn South
86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone: 347-967-4020
Census takers start at: $18.75/hour

Brooklyn Northwest
Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-360-5150
Census takers start at: $18.75/hour

Most jobs will be short term and ALL jobs will be temporary

Moving Pictures: Have Always Depended On The Kindness of Strangers

On Sunday, December 20, 2009 the production “A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE” is scheduled to load-out at 212 Ashland Place between DeKalb Avenue & Fulton Street.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Brooklyn Free Clinic for the Uninsured

So a while back, we posted some information on the New York City Free Clinic, which is by far the most comprehensive free clinic in New York City.

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

Moving Pictures: Damaged on Mondays

On Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, our regular guests from “Damages” will be shooting interior scenes at the following location:


8am- 5pm--
82 Washington Avenue @ Park Avenue.
3pm- 3am--
80 Lafayette Avenue @ South Portland St.

ATTENTION: Board of Elections Will Hold Public Demonstrations Of Poll Sites; 12/16; 6PM


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/

Moving Pictures: Accommodating Those Who Don't Cook

On Thursday, December 17, 2009 and Friday, December 18, 2009 the production “FRESH DIRECT” is scheduled to film interior scenes at 470 Flushing Avenue between Spencer Street & Walworth Street.


ATTENTION: The Institute for Responsible Citizenship DC Leadership Program

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship prepares high-achieving black men in college for successful careers in business, law, government, public service, education, journalism, the sciences, medicine, ministry, and the arts, providing unparalleled networking opportunities, leadership development, and life‐long mentorship. The Institute is currently accepting applications for its summer leadership program in Washington, DC.


Exposure to congressmen, Supreme Court justices, doctors, business executives, educators, and other influential leaders• Rigorous academic seminars• Roundtable discussions, including seminars on leadership development• High‐level internships around Washington, DC• Activities that promote strong bonds with each other


The program runs from June 5 to July 31, 2010•

Students must commit to two‐summers•

Housing is paid for by the Institute•

Students work at paid internships based on their career interest

You should be a college sophomore to apply. The Institute does not have a GPA requirement. However, the median GPA for recent classes is 3.65. An applicant’s GPA is not the only criterion that is evaluated during the admissions process. Campus involvement, awards earned, athletics, and volunteer work are also important factors. The application can be found on the web at www.i4rc.org/application.htm. Applications must be received, not postmarked, by the deadline. Inquiries should be directed to info@i4rc.org or (202) 659‐2831.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

ATTENTION: Holiday Jobs for Youth!


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 chcmcblog@gmail.com.
The center is located at 256 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 11213.

Rep. Town and Assembly Member Towns Host Annual Holiday Party; 12/17; BK Job Corps; 6PM


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

Moving Pictures: It's The Fiber!

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 and Wednesday December 16, 2009 the commercial “NY 1- AntiFIOS” is scheduled to shoot interior scenes at 470 Flushing Ave between Spencer Street & Walworth Street.


CM James and Bridge Cleaners Partner to Collect Coats in "Coats for Kids" Drive

**For Immediate Release**

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

(Brooklyn, Dec. 7, 2009) - This week, Bridge Cleaners & Tailors will kick off the National Cleaners Association’s annual “Coats for Kids” drive. The mission of Coats for Kids is simple - anyone in need of a coat will have one. Bridge Cleaners & Tailors, a premiere dry cleaner located in downtown Brooklyn is accepting gently used kid, adult and baby sized winter coats from December 7, 2009 – January 31, 2010. This will start Coats for Kids 25th year of service. Coats collected will be donated to the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services.

“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)


Moving Pictures: Are Sponsored By WE and Troy Dunn*

On Thursday, December 10, 2009 and Friday, December 11, 2009 the commercial “THE LOCATOR” is scheduled to film interior scenes at:

Bedford Avenue Armory- 1579 Bedford Ave at Union Street


*not really

Monday, December 7, 2009

ATTENTION: Research Conference at CUNY's Center for Puerto Rican Studies; 12/11; 9AM


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

Moving Pictures: Repeatedly Damaged

On Thursday December 10th, 2009 “Damages” will be returning to shoot interior/exterior scenes at the following location:


9am –5pm 275 Park Avenue btw Waverly & Washington Aves.
3pm – 3am 80 Lafayette Avenue @ S. Portland St.

Moving Pictures: They're Electric.

On Tuesday December 8, 2009, the commercial “ELECTROLUX BIRTHDAY” is scheduled to shoot exterior scenes at 39 South Oxford Street between DeKalb Avenue & Lafayette Avenue.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Moving Pictures: Have Shooting Titles That Make Us Giggle

On Monday December 7th, 2009 a commercial entitled “Making It” will be shooting exterior scenes at the following locations:


6am–10am: 840 Atlantic Avenue between Underhill, Pacific Street & Vanderbuilt Avenue.

10am– 6pm: 317 Clermont Avenue between Lafayette Avenue & S. Portland Avenue.

ATTENTION: CM James Hosts Holiday Party/Toy Drive

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:

Rustick Tavern
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

North Flatbush BID Hold Their 4th Annual Silent Auction!

Please join the North Flatbush BID for their 4th

Annual Silent Auction!!!

WHEN: December 15, 2009

7PM- 10PM

WHERE: Oceans 8

Sports Bar and Grill

308 Flatbush Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(between 7th Avenue and Park Place)

For more information, please contact (718) 783-1685.

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 byusuf@cityhall.nyc.gov
Please limit testimony to 2 minutes.
Please bring a hard copy of your testimony for VAC records.

Residents Encouraged to Holiday Shop on Flatbush Strip!

Celebrate the Holiday Season on Flatbush Avenue!!!
Residents who shop on Flatbush Avenue can receive special offers from participating merchants!
A North Flatbush BID Holiday Season Event will feature an appearance by Santa Claus, face-painting, and designable dreidels. Additionally, the North Flatbush BID encourages all residents to donate blood.
WHEN: December 12, 2009
WHERE: Flatbush Avenue
(from Plaza Street to Bergen Street)
(blood donation at 357 Flatbush)