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Press event announcing legal strategy to fight homeless intake relocation

Start Date: 
March 8, 2009 - 2:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Local elected officials; community organizations
Location: 
Steps of City Hall
New York City Hall, Manhattan
United States
Description: 

Council Member Letitia James; Council Member Al Vann; Council Member Bill de Blasio; State Senator Eric Adams; State Senator Velmanette Montgomery; Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries; Assemblymember Karim Camara; along with community groups including the Crown Heights Revitalization Movement; the Crown Heights North Association; and the Crow Hill Community Association; as well as neighborhood residents and advocates for the homeless will gather for a press conference on the Steps of City Hall, to oppose the Department of Homeless Services’ (DHS) plan to move the men’s homeless intake center from Manhattan to the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Homeless Shelter in Brooklyn.

Elected officials at press conference will announce that a law firm has been retained to stop the men’s homeless central intake center move - this Sunday, March 8th at 2 pm, on Steps of City Hall.

This press event is in support of homeless individuals, and the community. Please join local elected officials and community organizations to fight this misguided plan that will not benefit the City’s male homeless population (nearly 60% reside in Manhattan), and will harm an overburdened community. Manhattan has the highest concentration of street homelessness of all five boroughs, and since the late 1970s, the City of New York has always maintained an intake center for homeless men in Manhattan.

By moving the central intake center to Crown Heights, Brooklyn -- an area with limited public transportation options -- DHS is essentially moving the front door to the shelter system farther away from those who need it most. This plan will significantly decrease access to shelter for homeless men throughout the City. Also, the Bloomberg Administration has not kept its pledge to create intake sites for homeless men in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

For more information, contact Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191 or (646) 201-8183.

Open to: 
General public

PHNDC general meeting

Start Date: 
March 3, 2009 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Social services
Local development projects
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9, room 134
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)
United States
Description: 

The March 2009 PHNDC general meeting will be open to the public so community members interested in finding out more about PHNDC's current projects will have an opportunity to hear updates and ask questions.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Roll call
  • Committee reports
    • Historic designation
    • Transportation
    • Zoning
    • Atlantic Yards
  • Old business
    • "No flyers" signs for Prospect Heights
    • "Pedestrian Streets" initiative for Vanderbilt Avenue
    • Update to Prospect Heights neighborhood study
  • New business
  • Community questions and answers
  • Adjournment
Open to: 
General public

PS 9/MS 571 Library design presentation

Start Date: 
January 28, 2009 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
PS 9
Location: 
PS 9 Auditorium
80 Underhill Avenue (between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue)
United States
Description: 

Please join PS 9 and MS 571 faculty and parents on Wednesday, January 28th, to see seven visions of the new PS 9/MS 571 library. These designs are by teams of architecture students from the New York City College of Technology College taught by a PS 9 parent, Illya Azaroff, AIA. The event will offer the PS 9 and MS 571 community the opportunity to hear about the library project, give feedback on designs, and offer ideas for what they would like to see in the new school library, which the school hopes will be completed by Fall 2009.

Babysitting in the PS 9 gymnasium will be available. Interested parents must RSVP to Rebecca Herz at rherz@guggenheim.org by Tuesday, January 27 with the number of children taking part.

Open to: 
General public

PHNDC general meeting

Start Date: 
December 2, 2008 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9, room 134
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)
United States
Description: 

The December 2008 PHNDC general meeting will be open to the public so community members interested in finding out more about PHNDC's current projects will have an opportunity to hear updates and ask questions.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Roll call
  • Committee reports
    • Historic designation
    • Transportation
    • Zoning
    • Atlantic Yards
  • Old business
  • New business
  • Community questions and answers
  • Adjournment
Open to: 
General public

Silent Auction to Save P.S. 9 Arts Programs

Start Date: 
October 24, 2008 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
The Teunis G. Bergen Elementary School (Public School 9)
Location: 
Prospect Park Picnic House
Long Meadow, Prospect Park
United States
Description: 

The Teunis G. Bergen Elementary School (Public School 9), along with the entire NYC Public school system has been hit with severe budget cuts this school year. The school's loss of an estimated $125,000 has resulted in the non-renewal of all student art residency programs. P.S. 9 was cited as one of New York City’s top improved educational sites for the 2007 school year due to a record 3-year gain in math and reading scores. With the untimely budget cuts, P.S. 9 have had to let go of the very programs that we used to create an excelled learning environment.

P.S. 9 has planned a benefit fund raising event, "A Silent Auction to Save Our Arts Programs." This event will be held on Friday, October 24, 2008 from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Picnic House at Prospect Park. Funds from this event will be used to pay for partnerships with various cultural and arts institutions (i.e. Studio in A School, the Guggenheim Museum, Alvin Ailey Dance Co., LAVA Acrobatics Studio, The Prospect Park Zoo and The Brooklyn Historical Society).

Please support the school by attending the auction, donating a gift item or service to auction, or donating supplies for use at the event. Tickets for this event are priced at $20 per person; the admission price includes refreshments and an open bar.

To purchase tickets, donate an item, or to participate in any other way, please contact Ms. Charmaine Derrell-Jacob, (718) 638-3260 X 1121, (347) 563-5324, or cderrell@schools.nyc.gov.

Open to: 
General public

Help save the arts at P.S. 9!

Posted: October 7, 2008 - 5:13pm

The Teunis G. Bergen Elementary School (Public School 9), along with the entire NYC Public school system has been hit with severe budget cuts this school year. The school's loss of an estimated $125,000 has resulted in the non-renewal of all student art residency programs. P.S. 9 was cited as one of New York City’s top improved educational sites for the 2007 school year due to a record 3-year gain in math and reading scores. With the untimely budget cuts, P.S. 9 have had to let go of the very programs that we used to create an excelled learning environment.