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Archive for February, 2011

State Senator Eric Adams Commends CB14 for Exemplary Service

Friday, February 25th, 2011

At a breakfast earlier this morning, State Senator Eric Adams, representing the 20th Senate District, presented CB14 Chairman Alvin M. Berk and District Manager Doris Ortíz with a proclamation commending CB14 for its exemplary service to the community.  CB14 is deeply honored by this recognition.

New Traffic Signal at Glenwood and East 24th Street

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The New York City Department of Transportation has informed us that, after conducting a traffic study, it will be installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of Glenwood Road and East 24th Street.  The installation should be completed by June 30th.

Executive & Interested Members

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, Executive & Interested Members, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7:00 PM

1.    Presentation on Crystal Tower Apartments, proposed affordable housing to be located at 1345-1357 Rogers Avenue – Kevin Johnson, Crystal Ball, LLC

2.    Annual review of Board Member attendance

3.    Other business

Public Hearings (2)

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011, Public Hearings (2), CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7:00 PM

SPECIAL PERMITS: Applications for Special Permits have been filed with the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), pursuant to Zoning Resolution of the City of New York §73-622, to enlarge a single or two-family detached or semi-detached residence within the designated R2 district bounded by Avenue I, Nostrand Avenue, Kings Highway, Avenue O and Ocean Avenue in Community Board 14 in the Borough of Brooklyn.

7:00 PM – 1221 East 22nd Street, between Avenue K and Avenue L, Block 7622, Lot 21, BSA# 3-11-BZ – Applicant’s Representative: Lyra J. Altman, 212-867-3820

7:15 PM – 1040 East 26th Street, between Avenue J and Avenue K, Block 7607, Lot 66, BSA#13-11-BZ – Applicant’s Representative: Lyra J. Altman, 212-867-3820

March 2011 Monthly Meeting

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF
BROOKLYN
COMMUNITY BOARD 14
EDWARD R. MURROW HIGH SCHOOL
EAST 17TH STREET
& AVENUE L
BROOKLYN
, NEW YORK
7:30 PM

Please be advised that, due to work for the Brighton Line Rehabilitation Project, Avenue L between East 15th Street and East 17th Street is closed to vehicular traffic, so please consider this as you plan your trip to the meeting tonight. The entrance to the meeting this evening will be on East 17th Street, not Avenue L as usual.

Please Note: There will be no public discussion on any matter on which a public hearing was previously held

A G E N D A

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. MINUTES

3. DISTRICT MANAGER’S REPORT

4. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:

a)   Election of Officers:

b)    Recommendation – Special Permit – 1221 East 22nd Street – BSA# 3-11-BZ

c)    Recommendation – Special Permit – 1040 East 26th Street – BSA# 13-11-BZ

5TOPICAL COMMITTEES – REPORTS AND ITEMS:

a)     Education, Libraries and Cultural Affairs

b)    Transportation

c)     Youth Services

d)    Human Services

e)     Public Safety

f)     Community Environment

6. SPECIAL COMMITTEES – REPORTS AND ITEMS:

a)     Attendance Committee

b)    Task Force on the Revitalization of the Junction Area

c)     Legal/By-Laws Committee

7.  PUBLIC SESSION

8.  ADJOURNMENT

Please be advised that, due to work for the Brighton Line Rehabilitation Project, Avenue L between East 15th Street and East 17th Street is closed to vehicular traffic, so please consider this as you plan your trip to the meeting tonight.

The entrance to the meeting this evening will be on East 17th Street, not Avenue L as usual.

Youth Services Committee

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Youth Services Committee, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7:00 PM

1.     Continue Planning for 2011 Youth Conference

2.     Other business

 

Human Services Committee

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011, Human Services Committee, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7:00 PM

1. Presentation on the effects of proposed budget cuts to the Department for the Aging – Charise Lawrence, NYC
Department for the Aging

2. Presentation on the Kinship Care Program for grandparents who raise their grandchildren – John Watkins,
Jewish Board of Family and Children Services

3. Presentation on Flatbush Addiction Treatment Center – Kersha T. Foster, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc.

4. Other business

Other Meetings

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Borough Board
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Borough Service Cabinet
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 9:30 AM

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
70th Precinct Community Council
For more information, visit http://70pctcc.blogspot.com

Community District 14 Gets a New Traffic Light

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

The New York City Department of Transportation has informed us that, after conducting a traffic study, it will be installing a new traffic light at the intersection of Farragut Road and East 23rd Street.  The installation should be completed by May 31st.

An Important Message from Con Edison

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

No Garbage, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on President’s Day, Monday, February 21st

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today that in observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, February 21, 2011. In addition, the Community Board 14 District office and all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 21st, in observance of the holiday.

Sustainable Flatbush Presents Third Annual “Greening Flatbush” on Sunday, February 27

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

“Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are” is an afternoon of short demonstrations and fun, practical hands-on workshops. Presentations will include:

•    Start Your Own Seedlings
•    How to Cultivate Edible Mushrooms in Your Apartment
•    Church Avenue Communal Garden
•    Flatbush Farm Share CSA
•    Compost for Brooklyn!
•    Gardening for Children
•    Lefferts Community Food Coop
•    Worm Bin Composting
•    Vertical Gardening

and more! We will also have an information table featuring sustainability education opportunities specifically for youth.

“Garden is a verb,” says Chris Kreussling, director of Sustainable Flatbush’s Urban Gardens & Farms Initiative, which is sponsoring the event. “It’s not just a place you visit. It’s something you do.” The Urban Gardens and Farms Initiative is centered on modeling sustainable horticulture practices, promoting urban agriculture and food sovereignty, and building community through neighborhood gardening and beautification.

Sustainable Flatbush programs provide opportunities for residents to learn about and get involved in working toward the goal of a sustainable neighborhood, while simultaneously building community and fostering local self-sufficiency.

“Hearing about what others are already doing can inspire people to work with their neighbors to take action,” says Kreussling, who also authors the local gardening blog, Flatbush Gardener . “We want to build community through gardening.”

Snacks and coffee will be available, please bring your own mug!

WHAT:
Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are

WHEN:
Sunday, February 27, from 2:00 to 5:00pm

WHERE:
Flatbush YMCA, 1401 Flatbush Avenue, located near the intersections of Farragut Road and Rogers Avenue.
Take the 2 train to Newkirk Ave, or the B41 bus along Flatbush Ave.

A $5 suggested donation includes 1 raffle ticket.

Space is limited. To register, go to http://www.sustainableflatbush.org/greeningflatbush.

If you have questions about this event, please email info@sustainableflatbush.org.
To volunteer with Sustainable Flatbush, please email volunteer@sustainableflatbush.org.

Education, Libraries & Cultural Affairs Committee

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011, Education, Libraries & Cultural Affairs, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7 PM

  1. Presentation on Brooklyn Dreams Charter School – Yvette Wilds, Principal, Brooklyn Dreams
  2. Update on new Kensington Branch Library on 18th Avenue – Steven Schechter, Brooklyn Public Library
  3. Update on Brooklyn College Center for the Performing Arts programs – Frank Sonntag
  4. Other business

Public Hearings (3)

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Please be advised that Community Board 14 has scheduled the following public hearings:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Community Board 14 District Office
810 EAST 16TH STREET
(between Avenue H and the Railroad Dead End)

BROOKLYN
, NEW YORK

** Please note that each public hearing will commence immediately following the previously scheduled hearing **

7:00 PM – CITYWIDE STATEMENT OF NEEDSIn accordance with Section 204 of the New York City Charter, the Mayor has submitted for review and comment, the Citywide Statement of Needs for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012. The purpose of this statement is two-fold: to inform the public at the earliest possible stage of the City’s needs for facilities and the specific criteria for selecting their locations; and to provide information about the existing distribution of City properties. (Documents from the Mayor’s office will be available for review at the CB14 office as well as on the evening of the public hearing).

SPECIAL PERMIT:

An application for a Special Permit has been filed with the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), pursuant to Zoning Resolution of the City of New York §73-622, to enlarge single or two-family detached or semi-detached residences within the designated R-2 district bounded by Avenue I, Nostrand Avenue, Kings Highway, Avenue O and Ocean Avenue in Community Board 14 in the Borough of Brooklyn.

7:15 PM – 2115 Avenue K, between East 21st Street and East 22nd Street, Block 7603, Lot 3, BSA#234-10-BZ, Applicant’s Representative: Moshe M. Friedman, 845-356-3999

7:30 PM – MARTENSE STREET TRAFFIC DIRECTION CHANGEProposal by the New York City Department of Transportation to change Martense Street between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue from two-way operation to one-way eastbound operation in order to reduce the congestion at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Church Avenue.

If you would like to testify at any of these public hearings, you should pre-register for speaking time by calling the Board office at 718-859-6357.  You may, in addition, register to speak at the hearing on February 9th.

Regular Monthly Meeting

Friday, January 21st, 2011

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF
BROOKLYN
COMMUNITY BOARD 14
PUBLIC SCHOOL 249
CATON AVENUE & MARLBOROUGH ROAD
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
7:30 PM

Please Note: There will be no public discussion on any matter on which a public hearing was previously held

A G E N D A

1.  CALL TO ORDER

2.  MINUTES

3.  DISTRICT MANAGER’S REPORT

4.  CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:

a)    Report from the Nominating Committee

b)    Nominations from the Floor

c)    Recommendation – Citywide Statement of Needs for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012

d)    Recommendation – Special Permit – 2115 Avenue K – BSA# 234-10-BZ

e)    Recommendation – Martense Street Traffic Direction Change

5TOPICAL COMMITTEES – REPORTS AND ITEMS:

a)    Public Safety

b)    Community Environment

c)    Education, Libraries and Cultural Affairs

d)    Transportation

e)    Youth Services

f)     Human Services

6. SPECIAL COMMITTEES – REPORTS AND ITEMS:

g)    Attendance Committee

h)    Task Force on the Revitalization of the Junction Area

i)      Legal/By-Laws Committee

7.  PUBLIC SESSION

8.  ADJOURNMENT

Transportation Committee

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, Transportation Committee, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7 PM

1. Status report on implementation of Freight Mobility projects on Church Avenue – Stacey Hodge, NYC Department of Transportation

2. Presentation on Ocean Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation – Representatives of NYC Department of  Transportation

3. Update on Brighton Line B/Q Rehabilitation Work – Larry Hirchak, Granite Construction

4. Other business

Youth Services Committee

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011, Youth Services Committee, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7 PM

  1. Continue planning for 2011 Youth Conference
  2. Other business

Other Meetings & Holidays

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Tuesday, February 1
Borough Board
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 6:00 PM          

Wednesday, February 2
District Service Cabinet
CB14 District Office, 11:00 AM

Tuesday, February 8
Borough Service Cabinet
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 9:30 AM

Wednesday, February 9
Nominating Committee
CB14 District Office, 6:30 PM

Monday, February 21
HOLIDAY – Presidents’ Day
Office Closed

Wednesday, February 23
70th Precinct Community Council
For more information, visit http://70pctcc.blogspot.com