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"Invest in Prospect Heights," says PS 9 to neighbors

Posted: November 28, 2012 - 9:45pm

On Tuesday, November 27—billed this year as "Giving Tuesday" after Black Friday and Cyber Monday—the PS 9 Parent-Teacher Organization kicked off its 2012 Holiday Fundraising Challenge. In addition to seeking new donors from within the school community, the PTO is addressing the larger Prospect Heights community with the slogan, "Invest in Prospect Heights.

Health and Harvest Fair

Start Date: 
October 27, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Health and Harvest Fair Volunteer Team
Location: 
Underhill Avenue (between Sterling and St. Johns Places)
United States
Description: 

The Health and Harvest Fair is a fun, family-oriented event that will provide good food, medical screenings, and healthy living resources to our neighbors. There will be health screenings, local health practitioners, and resources to help you find healthy affordable food in your neighborhood. There will be FREE food giveaways, FREE massages, cooking demos, martial arts and yoga, live music, and children's games and activities. This a great opportunity for you to get to know your neighbors and meet local businesses and organizations committed to improving your health!

Please contact Jesse Alter at healthandharvestfair@gmail.com if you would like to help with outreach and invite your neighbors!

Please contact Alison Conforti at alison.conforti@gmail.com if you would like to participate as a health service provider and table at the Fair!

 

Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
October 11, 2012 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8 represents North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville.

Agenda:

  • Meeting Call to order
  • Roll Call
  • PUBLIC HEARING ITEM: Community Board No. 8 District Needs for the Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2014. (Persons interested in viewing the budget items may do so at the District Office. Also, persons interested in speaking at the public hearing may register by calling the District Office at 718-467-5574. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes).
  • Acceptance of Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Update by NYC Comptroller John Liu
  • Report from the following committees:
    • Aging/Health
    • Economic Development
    • Education
    • Environment/Sanitation
    • Fire/Safety
    • Housing/ULURP
    • Parks Police
    • Transportation
    • Youth & Family Services
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Public Comments
  • Acknowledgement of Elected Officials
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

Open to: 
General public

Press conference on DOE use of Park Place

Start Date: 
July 26, 2012 - 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Park Place/Underhill Avenue Block Association
Location: 
Mount Prospect Laboratory
355 Park Place (corner of Underhill Avenue)
United States
Description: 

Despite expressions of concern by community groups, repeated requests and a series of meetings, no documentation has been provided by the Department of Education (DOE) about a proposal to site two Alternative Learning Centers (ALCs) for suspended high school students in that building. We worry about the inadequacies of the facility, the punitive rather than educative tone of security procedures and the need for accountability to members of Community Board 8 Education Committee, District 13 Community Education Council and the Park Place Underhill Avenue Block Association and neighbors.

The DOE will need to provide handicapped accessibility, to mitigate regular flooding during heavy rains and to provide enough space for instruction and the amenities necessary for a healthy learning environment – cafeteria, science lab, library and adequate classroom space. We are asking to see the ‘footprint’ of the building, exact measurements of each room, as well as the schemata of how the rooms will be used. Accountability runs in various directions.

Research published by the NYCLU concludes that programs should include restorative justice, conflict resolution and mediation training for the young people so they return with a skill set that offers them alternative behaviors to those which contributed to the problems for which they have been excluded from regular assigned schools.

Speak out/meeting immediately following the press conference at Duryea Church, entrance on Sterling Place near Underhill, from 7 to 8:30pm. Share experiences, information and suggestions for continued organizing. Comments, questions and concerns of from 3 to 5 minutes will be invited from each participant.

Open to: 
General public

Community meeting on Alternative Learning Center for 355 Park Place

Start Date: 
July 12, 2012 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (between Park Place and Prospect Place)
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8's Education Committee invites you to attend a meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation located at 727 Classon Avenue (in the Atrium), to discuss the proposed Alternative Learning Center (Suspension Site) that the NYC Department of Education plans to open at 355 Park Place. Representatives from the DOE and NYPD School Safety Division have been invited to answer your questions and concerns.

Open to: 
General public

77th Precinct Community Council meeting

Start Date: 
January 9, 2012 - 7:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
77th Precinct Community Council
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Ave. (Park Place and Prospect Place)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

The next 77th Precinct Community Council meeting will take place at 7:30 PM on Monday, January 9 at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Precinct Council meetings enable community members to raise issues and voice concerns about crime and quality of life problems in their neighborhoods to the commanding officer of their local police precinct. You’ll also find out more about police activities in and around your area.

Open to: 
General public