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Neighborhood civics host forum for 35th City Council District candidates June 5

Posted: May 9, 2013 - 7:35am

 

The last ten years have brought tremendous change to our neighborhoods. How will our next City Council member help maintain and improve quality of life, encourage development of affordable housing and creation of jobs, promote the safety and security of our communities, improve the education of our children, and ensure critical City services are maintained?

Join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the Crown Heights North Association and the Crow Hill Association for a discussion of issues affecting our communities with the candidates who hope to be the next City Council member representing the 35th District. Come and hear where the candidates stand on issues important to you.

Olanike Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Jesse Hamilton, F. Richard Hurley, and Jelani Mashariki will answer questions from community members from 7-9PM on Wednesday, June 5 at P.S. 9, 80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street). The discussion will be moderated by Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center.

Residents and business owners of Crow Hill, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights are encouraged to submit questions for the forum online using Google Moderator. We look forward to seeing you on June 5!

Meet & Greet with the Candidates

Start Date: 
May 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Brown Community Development Corporation
Location: 
Sanders Studios
525 Waverly Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street)
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Join Brown CDC for an opportunity to meet the candidates for City Counicl Districts 35 and 36, Brooklyn District Attorney and Brooklyn Borough President. Talk to them one on one, share your stories, find out why they are running for office and how they plan to represent you!

The event is free. Refreshments and beverages are available. Space is limited. Tickets are available starting May 1. Please call (347) 464-8850 or email bcdcommunications@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

Invited candidates:

  • Ken Thompson
  • Charles Hynes
  • Abe George
  • Robert Waterman
  • Conrrad Tillard
  • Kirsten J. Foy
  • Robert Cornegy
  • Akiel B. Taylor
  • Jelani Mashriki
  • Jesse Hamilton
  • Laurie Cumbo
  • Olanike Alabi
  • Frank R. Hurley
  • John Gangemi, Sr.
  • Eric Adams
  • Ede Fox

For more information, email jones.marjona@gmail.com.

Open to: 
General public (tickets required)

Brooklyn civics sponsor Mayoral Forum

Posted: April 15, 2013 - 9:26pm

The Park Slope Civic Council and five other community groups are holding a public forum on May 6, 2013 for candidates in the upcoming New York City mayoral race. The forum will be held at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place betweem 7th and 8th Avenues). The challenging array of candidates and issues in this year’s New York City mayoral election has been the impetus for this forum, which is also being sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association, the Boerum Hill Association, the Crown Heights North Association, the Fort Greene Association, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, and the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association. 

Brooklyn Civics 2013 Mayoral Forum

Start Date: 
May 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Park Slope Civic Council, Brooklyn Heights Association, the Boerum Hill Association, the Crown Heights North Association, the Fort Greene Association, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, and the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association
Location: 
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl. at Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

The Park Slope Civic Council and five other community groups are holding a public forum for candidates in the upcoming New York City mayoral race. The challenging array of candidates and issues in this year’s New York City mayoral election has been the impetus for this forum, which is also being sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association, the Boerum Hill Association, the Crown Heights North Association, the Fort Greene Association, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, and the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association.

The forum is an opportunity for residents to submit questions with a Brooklyn focus, on a range of topics that will include infrastructure, schools, emergency preparedness, city services, transportation and transit, parks, development, businesses, and local jobs.

All mayoral candidates as of March 2013 have been invited to attend the forum (Sal Albanese, Adolfo Carrion, John Catsimatidis, Bill de Blasio, Joe Lhota, John Liu, George McDonald, Christine Quinn, and Bill Thompson). The forum will be moderated by Andrea Bernstein of WNYC and will be strictly timed. There will be 1.5-minute opening statements and 2-minute closing statements. The Civic Council invites all interested voters to attend this forum and hear the candidates’ vision for the future of Brooklyn and New York City. Reporters from all local news outlets, publications, and blogs are also welcome to attend.

Please submit your questions through Google Moderator (separate log-in may be required) and vote on questions of importance to you by May 3.

The forum is free to the public. RSVP or tickets are not required (but you may respond through the event's Facebook page if you wish); seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Bring friends and voters!

Open to: 
General public

Heart of Brooklyn launches survey to improve Washington Avenue

Posted: March 19, 2013 - 5:09pm

Heart of Brooklyn (HOB), A Cultural Partnership is launching a survey focused on retail attraction for the Washington Avenue district between Atlantic Avenue and Eastern Parkway. The findings will be shared publicly with property owners, business owners, and community stakeholders.

The survey is available now at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/washingtonavenue.

In addition to online surveys, volunteers will be conducting surveys with residents in the area and visitors at locations surrounding Washington Avenue starting Wednesday, April 3rd. Merchants who would like a survey display at a business or a hard copy, please contact Rebeca Ramirez at rramirez@heartofbrooklyn.org.

Rolling Up The Gates Storefront Stroll

Start Date: 
February 23, 2013 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Economic development
Sponsored By: 
Pratt Area Community Council and Heart of Brooklyn
Location: 
Pratt Area Community Council
896-900 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor Between Waverly and Washington
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

If you are a start-up or an existing business wanting to expand and are looking for a home in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant, or Prospect Heights Brooklyn, come join Pratt Area Community Council in partnership with the Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association and Heart of Brooklyn for another “Rolling Up the Gates” Storefront Stroll event.

First, you will meet with local financial and business resource organizations that will be available to speak about what business services are available to help you become a better entrepreneur and make your small business more competitive.

Second, PACC is “Rolling Up the Gates” of more than 10 vacant commercial spaces along Fulton St, Bedford Ave and Washington Ave for an exclusive viewing.

Lastly, you get to take a ride on “Molly the Trolley” for a guided tour of vacant commercial spaces to locate a new home for your new business.

You can register at www.prattarea.org. For more information, call 347-823-5700 ext. 125, or email dale_charles@prattarea.org

Open to: 
Business owners and entrepreneurs