Do you want to create change and serve Brooklyn? Are you a non-profit, faith, or community leader who wants to expand your network? Are you seeking professional development and leadership training? Community Leaders are encouraged to apply for the 2013-2014 We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship. CLICK HERE to visit the WAAB Website to read more about the opportunity and to download the application. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:00pm. For more information, email MedeirosA@jcrcny.org
Free Workshop! “Social Media & Email Marketing: How they can benefit you and your business.”
CLICK HERE to see the event flyer.
DATE: March 5, 2013, 11:30 AM.
A free workshop will be presented at the Brooklyn Public Library – Midwood Branch (Avenue J and East 16th Street.) Workshop presented by Midwood Merchants Association & Midwood Development Corporation. Community Members & Business Owners are invited to attend. To register, call (718) 376-0999 ext. 101 or 106 or email Midwoodmerchants@gmail.com. (more…)
Click on links below for information about employment opportunities in the community. For more information, visit our Job Training Resources page.
Hurricane Recovery Jobs Available - New York State has announced that is has secured over $27 million in Federal Funding to hire workers displaced by Sandy to help with the clean-up and recovery efforts in New York City. CLICK HERE for more information or to apply online or call 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).
FEMA JOBS – Full-time, temporary positions are available in New York City. Positions range from Community Relations Specialists providing outreach to the disaster-stricken communities, to administrative assistants. Individuals interested in applying for a job with FEMA should visit Governor Cuomo’s Jobs Express website at http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm
Con Edison Job Openings: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison has 900 IMMEDIATE job openings available for Safety Site Inspectors, whose duties to include placing yellow safety tape around areas with downed trees ensuring that the public stay away from trees or downed lines. Con Edison is also seeking Bi-Lingual Interpreters fluent in English plus any other language to work at a Brooklyn location. CLICK HERE to see flyer and job details. Email resumes or letter of interest to: email@example.com
Services provided will include health information, foster parent sign-up, mental health information, shelters and housing options, daycare vouchers and children’s resources, loan modifications, employment information and more!
The event is free and open to the public. Click Here for more information.
ARTS & CULTURE FEST
presented by The Creative Side
WHEN: Saturdays, 10 AM – 6 PM (April 21st through October 20th)
WHERE: Parkside Plaza (Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue, Flatbush, Brooklyn.) (more…)
The Citywide Statement of Needs, FY 2013 and 2014 are now available for review by the residents of Community Board 14. The Statement of Needs describes City facilities that are proposed for closing or expansion in the next two (2) years. Community Board 14 will be submitting comments on these documents no later than April 30, 2012.
Please click on the links below for more information.
Letter to Community Residents regarding Citywide Statement of Needs
Citywide Statement of Needs for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014
The Flatbush-Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District (BID) is conducting a survey to learn about how local residents and shoppers feel about the Junction shopping area. By gathering local input about the area’s strengths and weaknesses, the BID hopes to discover ways to strengthen the business district and make the Junction a successful shopping destination and vibrant commercial district. Please take a few minutes to take the survey by clicking on the link below.
If you have any questions, contact Paula Crespo at the Pratt Center for Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 637-8646
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn elected officials, along with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, Brooklyn Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), merchant associations and local development corporations and business owners greeted shoppers at Fulton Mall, officially launching the borough-wide “Shop Brooklyn” initiative.
“Shop Brooklyn” is an awareness campaign highlighting the uniqueness of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and thriving shopping corridors, re-introducing Brooklyn to Brooklynites, and inviting tourists and visitors to experience this cultural and shopping destination—not just during the holidays, but year-round.
To learn more about the Shop Brooklyn initiative, including how merchants can participate and which merchants are participating, visit http://www.ishopbrooklyn.com.
The Wall Street Journal’s Kavita Mokha recently wrote a glowing piece on the growing number of restaurants and cafés on Cortelyou Road. Congratulations to all the merchants on Cortelyou Road!
Ditmas Park’s leafy environs, ornate Victorian homes and designation as a historic district already make the area a draw for nest seekers. Now, the emergence of a string of new restaurants along the neighborhood’s main drag, Cortelyou Road, is spicing up the neighborhood and solidifying its status as a foodie destination.
In the past year alone, half a dozen new eateries have opened up within a seven-block radius on Cortelyou Road, between East 17th Street and Coney Island Avenue. The three most recent to open within steps of each other are: Café Madeline, Catskill Bagel Co. and Qathra Café.
Qathra, which opened its doors in September, has had a brisk reception since opening day.
“Never before has a café I helped launch picked up business this fast,” said manager Collin Crockett, who has experience with opening more than a dozen coffee shops around the country in recent years. “We had an opening party Sept. 14 and the next day it was packed.” (more…)