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Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School Annual Garden Party and Auction

Start Date: 
May 19, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
PS 705 PTA
Location: 
BASES Garden
443 St. Marks Avenue
United States
Description: 

This adult-only fund raising PTA event is held in the school's lovely garden, it is a wonderful way to end another year of greatness at Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School (BASES), and raise needed funds for the school and its teachers.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact ps705pta@gmail.com.

Open to: 
General public (tickets required)

Intersection | Prospect Heights report highlights community reaction to neighborhood gentrification

Posted: February 27, 2017 - 2:47pm

How has gentrification affected the way community members feel about Prospect Heights, and what do they want for the neighborhood's future?

To answer these questions, Intersection | Prospect Heights collected oral histories and survey responses from over 500 current and former residents of Prospect Heights. The results are discussed in a new paper, "We're All Part of the Neighborhood," available for download from the Intersection | Prospect Heights web site.

The report describes how a surge in development since 2000 coincided with a sharp increase in housing cost. In the process, a large segment of Prospect Heights' population was displaced as more affluent residents moved in. While residents' perceptions of public education and security from crime have improved, the sense of community that many cherish may be threatened.

NYC Rent Freeze Program enrollment event

Start Date: 
November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Public Library, elected officials
Location: 
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza Dweck Auditorium
United States
Description: 

The NYC Rent Freeze Program, which includes the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program, helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent.

Under this program, a property tax credit covers the difference between the actual rent amount and what you (the tenant) are responsible for paying at the frozen rate.

The longer you are in the program, the greater the benefit. If you enter the program today, continue to renew and meet all eligibility requirements, the current amount you pay for rent today could be the same in 20 years.

If you are a senior or a person with a disability, this event will provide you with all of the necessary information you need, including eligibility requirements, the application process, benefits, renewals and answers to your questions.

Application assistance will be available to help you enroll. It will be helpful if you bring originals and copies of the following documents:

  • Proof of age, such as birth certificate, passport, drivers license or other government ID with your date of birth
  • Proof of income for yourself and all household members, such as income tax returns, W2, 1099, Social Security statement, pension statement, IRA or annuity statement, public assistance benefit letter
  • Cost of housing, such as prior and current signed lease, preferential rent rider, Notice of Maximum Rent and Certification of Fuel Cost, DHCR annual apartment registration for prior and current year and letter from manager or owner.

More informatio is available at the NYC Rent Freeze Program web site.

To RSVP, call (347) 450-8162 or email jbrown@liveon-ny.org.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP requested)

P.S. 9 Silent Auction

Start Date: 
November 19, 2016 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
P.S. 9 PTO
Location: 
Union Temple Ballroom
17 Eastern Parkway
United States
Description: 
On Saturday, November 19, 2016, parents, friends and staff of P.S. 9 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn will come together for the school’s annual Silent Auction.   Join the P.S. 9 PTO for a night of great music, complimentary light fare, and lively bidding! This highly anticipated event is the school’s largest fundraiser and proceeds from this event help raise the critical funds that P.S. 9 needs to maintain arts and academic enrichment programs going for the 2016-2017 academic year. To purchase tickets, volunteer, or donate items for bidding, please visit ps9silentauction.com.
Open to: 
General public (tickets required)

SCRIE/DRIE informational workshop

Start Date: 
April 18, 2016 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Council Member Laurie Cumbo, Representative Yvette Clarke, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assembly Member Walter Mosley
Location: 
Hope City Empowerment Center
650 Washington Avenue (between Dean Street and Bergen Street)
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Tenants who qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program for Seniors (SCRIE) or the NYC Rent Freeze Program for Tenants with Disabilities (DRIE) can have their rent frozen and be exempt from future rent increases.The New York City Department of Finance will inform senior citizens and disabled community members how to apply to these programs.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Matthew Pitt at MPitt@council.nyc.gov or at (718) 260-9191, ext. 1.

Open to: 
General public

Help envision a new middle school in Prospect Heights at the M.S. OneBrooklyn Design Charrette

Posted: March 14, 2016 - 10:27am

When a new public school begins construction in Prospect Heights at the Atlantic Yards site later this year, community members will already have put forward a vision for how the facility can best meet the needs of the middle school students of Brooklyn’s District 13 today and for the future.

At this event hosted by the organizers of the M.S. OneBrooklyn campaign and the Brooklyn Public Library, District 13 community members, designers, planners, and representatives from the New York City Department of Education will come together to imagine a new middle school to be located at the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Dean Street. Breakout sessions will allow attendees to explore requirements for facilities, common space and street design to create a 21st century learning environment, as well as to identify and address safety concerns in the environment where the school will be situated. The results of the charrette will be compiled into a report for presentation to the Department of Education and the School Construction Authority.

The M.S. OneBrooklyn Design Charrette will take place on Saturday, April 2 at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.