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Rally against relocation of homeless intake center to Crown Heights

Start Date: 
June 1, 2008 - 12:30am
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Crown Heights Revitalization Movement (CHARM)
Location: 
Bedford-Atlantic Armory Shelter
Bedford and Atlantic Avenues
United States
Description: 

Join community leaders and elected officials for a rally opposing the City's plan to relocate the intake center for all homeless men from its current location on First Avenue and 28th Street in Manhattan to the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Shelter in Crown Heights North, Brooklyn.

Despite the City's own data that shows that 60% of all homeless individuals currently live in Manhattan, the Mayor announced last week a plan to move the City's intake center for all single men from its current location on First Avenue and 28th Street in Manhattan to the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Shelter in Crown Heights North, Brooklyn. The losers in this plan will be thousands of the City's most vulnerable citizens who will have to travel long distances to find a bed for the night and a Brooklyn neighborhood already over-saturated with more than its fair share of residential social service beds.

Data recently compiled from the City's own agencies reveals that the central Brooklyn neighborhood where the Bedford-Atlantic Shelter is located (Community Board 8), although small geographically, houses more residential social service beds per acre than any other Brooklyn community. At 112 bed per 100 acres—more than five times the average—the situation has become a crisis demanding immediate attention. The data used for this analysis is the City's own, and includes beds from both State (Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities), Office of Mental Health, Office of ASIS) and City (DHS) agencies, as well as those contracted through non-profit organizations. This data does not include the many ¾ houses in the community as the information was not available at the time of assessment.

Expected to participate are Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Council Member Letitia James, NYS Assemblymen Karim Camara and Hakeem Jeffries, and NYS Senator Eric Adams.

For regular updates and information, visit CHARM's new website at www.revitalizecrownheights.org.

Open to: 
General public

Forum: What to do when stopped by the police

Start Date: 
May 9, 2008 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
57th Assembly District Leaders Olanike Alabi and William Saunders
Location: 
Brown Memorial Baptist Church
484 Washington Ave. at the corner of Gates Ave.
United States
Description: 

The forum will feature a discussion with the following panelists:

  • Roger Abel, National Black Police Association, Northeast Region
  • Honorable Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Noel Leader, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
  • Manuela Hernandez, Criminal Defense Attorney, Legal Aid Society
  • Honorable John Sampson, State Senator & Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Pia Wood, Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department - Family Court Division

For information call (718) 398-0750. Refreshments will be served.

Open to: 
General public

Public Safety Forum for Businesses

Start Date: 
April 28, 2008 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8 Police and Public Safety Committee
Location: 
The Usual
637 Vanderbilt Avenue (Between Prospect Place and St. Marks Ave.)
United States
Description: 

Representatives from the CB8 Police and Public Safety Committee will discuss how the business community, residents, police and the community board can work together to control crime and foster public safety.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information please feel free to contact Community Board 8 at (718) 467-5574
or Shalawn Langhorne, Committee Chair and Jesse Hamilton, Committee Co-Chair.

Open to: 
General public

CB 8 General Meeting

Start Date: 
March 8, 2007 - 7:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Zoning
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park & Prospect Place)
United States
Description: 

Monthly Community Board meeting.

Open to: 
General public