Thursday, April 22, 2010

Are YOU Prepared For A Hurricane?

Woodhull Medical Center in conjunction with New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will be holding an informal meeting for the community.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Woodhull Medical Center (Dolores E. Jackson Auditorium- 3rd Floor)

All are welcome to attend and participate in this community event.
Light refreshments will be served.

Please call 718-963-8701 to RSVP ( RSVP required)
Light refreshments will be served

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Moving Pictures: Zach Galifianakis Is In Everything

On Tuesday, April 21st until April 23rd, as well as April 26th & 27th, the television production “Bored to Death” will be shooting interior scenes as well as rigging/de-rigging at 410 Clinton Avenue between Gates Avenue & Greene Avenue, and 317 Clermont Street between Lafayette Avenue & Dekalb Avenue.

APPROXIMATE TIMES: 7am– 7pm on 4/21, 4/22 ,4/26, 4/27–rigging/de-rigging

8am– 11pm on 4/23– shooting.

Things We May Have Neglected To Mention: Get Trained, Get Out, Get Healthy

Brooklyn Navy Yard hiring college students for the summer

The NYT-Local reports that the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be hiring around 30 students for various jobs including administrative work and woodwork. The positions will be available starting June 28th, and will span 8 weeks. Contact Community Board 2 at (718) 907-5936 for more information. Applications are due June 1st.

No More Rubber Rooms

As of April 15, 2010, the Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers have put an end to the much-hated teacher temporary assignment centers (aka "rubber rooms"). Those who enjoy legal agreements can go to town here.

Health Care Reform

Representative Ed Towns will host a town hall meeting on the Health Care Reform bill, and the benefits it will provide, on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 10am to 1pm at Polytechnic Institute.
NYU-Poly is located at 6 Metrotech Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

Moving Pictures: This Man Is On A TV Show About Something, And We Should Watch That

On Wednesday April 21st, 2010 the television show “White Collarreturns to shoot interior scenes at 1 Hanson Place between Ashland Place & Felix Street.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reminder: Keep It Funky

Reminder: NYS Senator Eric Adams
and NYC Council Member Letitia James

Present a Spring Concert featuring
“Black Velvet” aka James Brown, Jr.

Where: Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts (Walt Whitman Theatre)
2900 Campus Road and Hillel Place
Brooklyn, NY 11210

When: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 2PM

Tickets are free can can be obtained by contacting Rosalyn Johnson or Fay Brown at the Office of State Senator Eric Adams at 718-284-4700, or the Office of Council Member Letitia James at 718-260-9191.

CMs James and Levin, CB2 Sponsor DOT Public Meeting Concering Bike Facility on Flushing Avenue; 4/21; Navy Yard Houses; 6PM

Public Meeting regarding a planned Bike Facility
on Flushing Avenue from Kent Street to Navy Street

Sponsored by:
Council Member’s Letitia James & Steve Levin
Community Board 2
NYC Department of Transportation

NYC-DOT has proposed the addition of a two-way bike lane on Flushing Avenue (between Kent & Navy Streets) that would result in Flushing Avenue converting to one-way westbound, and the shifting of the east bound B62 bus to Park Avenue.

We want to hear your thoughts and comments. Please attend the Public Meeting:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Community Room at the Navy Yard Houses
45 North Elliott Place
(between Park Place & Flushing Avenue)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CM James and Peace Advocates Call On Military Cuts To Fund Citywide Budget Deficit, Human Needs

On April 15, 2010, Council Member Letitia James joined peace and hunger advocates from Brooklyn for Peace, Westside Campaign Against Hunger, and the Hunger Action Network of New York State to call for military cuts to fund the Citywide budget deficit and human needs.

Council Member Letitia James joined advocacy groups on the steps of City Hall on Thursday, April 15, 2010 to announce the upcoming introduction of a Council resolution urging the United State Congress to cut the military budget to help solve the City budget deficit and other urgent human needs such as affordable housing (including Section 8 vouchers), child nutrition programs, job training and development, and education program.

Joining Council Member James at the news conference were Mark Dunlea of the Hunger Action Network of NYS; Doreen Wohl of the Westside Campaign Against Hunger, Christy Robb of Hour Children, and Brooklyn Peace Coalition.

New York City is presently facing a $4.9 billion budget deficit. To resolve the deficit, the Mayor has proposed draconian cuts to essential city services and jobs. The Council resolution will urge the state's Congressional delegation to see cuts in the record military budget proposed by President Obama to provide funding to state and local governments to deal with the massive budget deficits throughout the country.

The resolution also asks that military spending be transferred to support job creation, affordable housing, anti-hunger programs, environmental protection, education and other essential human needs. For instance, anti-hunger groups and Senator Gillibrand are seeking an additional $4 billion annually in funding as part of the reauthorization of the various federal child nutrition programs (e.g., school and summer meals, WIC). The Senate Agriculture Committee, however, is proposing only a $450 million increase.

The City recently announced that in addition to rescinding 2,600 Section 8 housing vouchers it had promised low-income cuts, the lack of federal funds may require it to cut off 10,000 existing families receiving federal section 8 housing assistance. Advocacy groups note that New York taxpayers have paid $81.4 billion just for Iraq and Afghanistan war spending since 2001. According to the National Priorities Project, taxpayers in New York will pay $63.2 billion for Total Defense Spending in FY2010.

For more information on this issue, please call the Office of Council Member Letitia James at (212) 788-7081.

Job Opportunity- How Many Pieces of Flair Do YOU Have?

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership brought our attention to a couple places in Downtown Brooklyn that are currently looking to fill employment positions. To give proper credit, these openings were compiled by McBrooklyn.

1). A new Applebee’s restaurant is opening in the Atlantic Terminal mall– they have job postings on Craigslist here.

2). Macy’s is hiring for at least two openings including an Assistant Store Manager as posted here and a Cosmetics Beauty Advisor as posted here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BK Boro President Markowitz Presents 9th Annual Assembly of the Fed. of BK Block Assns. 4/22; BK Boro Hall; 5:30PM

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz invites you to the Ninth Annual Assembly of the Federation of Brooklyn Block Associations at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday, April 22nd from 5:30pm- 8:30pm.

Keynote Speaker

Caswell F. Hollaway (Commisioner, New York City Department of Environment Protection)

Assistance for Community Building Projects (Citizens Committee for NYC)

Postal Service and Solutions for Residents (United States Postal Service)

Volunteer Services and Skills Exchange (TimeBanks, Department for the Aging)

Census 2010 (U.S Census Bureau & Brooklyn Borough Presidents Office)

Social Security Online Pension Services (Social Security Administration)

This is a chance for you to talk with agencies, organizations and company representatives about issues and concerns facing our blocks and communities.

Please RSVP 718-802-4042 by April 14th, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

State Senator Eric Adams and CM Letitia James Present Outreach Session For Those In Danger of Liens Sale; 4/13; PS 316; 5PM

State Senator Eric Adams and Council Member Letitia James present...

a special community outreach program for individuals behind on their water or sewer taxes.

"On Tuesday, April 13, we have arranged for representatives from both the Department of Finance and the Department of Environmental Protection to come to our district to enable you to make arrangements to begin
a payment plan. Representatives of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development will be present
with information on low-cost loans."
The information is as follows:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
PS 316– Elijah G. Stroud School
750 Classon Avenue
(between Sterling Place and Park Place)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday, April 5, 2010

Moving Pictures: And The Life And Times of Nucky Thompson

On Monday, April 5, 2010 thru Thursday, April 8, 2010, and Monday, April 12, 2010 and Tuesday, April 13, 2010, the television show “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” is scheduled for rigging at 380 Clinton Avenue between Greene Avenue & Lafayette Avenue.

Approximate Time: 7am – 7pm

On Monday, April 5, 2010 thru Thursday, April 8, 2010 the television show “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” returns to film interior scenes at St. Patrick Church at 285 Willoughby Avenue between Taafe Place & Kent Avenue.

Approximate Time: Monday- Thursday 7am – 7pm
Tuesday 7am – 10pm
Wednesday 8am – 11pm

CM James, Sens. Sampson and Adams Present "Black Velvet"/James Brown, Jr. Seniors Concert; 4/22; BK Center for Performing Arts; 2PM

State Senator John Sampson, New York State Senator Eric Adams and Council Member Letitia James present a free senior citizen concert. "Black Velvet" aka James Brown, Jr. will be performing Thursday, April 22nd at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theater.

Where: Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts (Walt Whitman Theatre)
2900 Campus Road and Hillel Place
Brooklyn, NY 11210

When: April 22, 2010, 2PM

Tickets are free can can be obtained by contacting Rosalyn Johnson or Fay Brown at the Office of State Senator Eric Adams at 718-284-4700.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


The Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) is an innovative summer program for kids ages 7-12, which gives them the chance to interact with their local environment and community in enriching ways.

BCAP Summer Camp is sponsored by Heart of Brooklyn, a unique partnership among six of Brooklyn’s most treasured cultural institutions. All lessons are consistent with New York State Learning Standards and are taught by professional educators. BCAP Summer Camp is licensed by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly. All counselors are mature individuals that have been First Aid/CPR certified.

For more information or to register, see here.

CM James, ActNow Fdtn Extends Invitation To ActNow Film, "Inside A Change"; 4/8; BAM Rose

Council Member James invites the community to a special film screening at BAM on Thursday, April 8th:

ActNow: New Voices In Black Cinema
"Inside a Change"

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Showings: 4:30PM, *6:50PM, 9:30PM

BAM Rose Cinema
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11243

*The 6:50PM showing includes a Q&A with director Rik Cordero

Moving Pictures: Are On Your Gift Registry

On Friday April 2, 2010 a photo shoot for “Crate and Barrel” is scheduled to shoot interior scenes at 470 Flushing Avenue between Spencer Street and Walworth Street.