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NYC Cooling Centers

Get ready for some hot weather NYC! When temperatures rise, New York City operates Cooling Centers in air-conditioned public facilities including libraries, senior centers, community centers and NYCHA facilities to offer people relief from the heat. Hot and humid conditions can lead to heat-related health issues, particularly for the elderly. Take extra precaution and stay hydrated. Click here to find a Cooling Center near you or call 311 or the Community Board 14 office at 718-859-6357.

Change Clocks & Batteries This Weekend

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 5th. In addition to changing your clocks, FDNY reminds New Yorkers to check and change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It’s quick and easy, and it saves lives. Click Here to view an FDNY flyer with information about upcoming fire safety events.

CB14 Public Safety Committee Meeting Tonight

The public is invited to attend a meeting of Community Board 14′s Public Safety Committee this evening, Monday, November 21st at 7 PM. The meeting will be held at the CB14 District Office at 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn. Click here to view the meeting agenda.

Set Your Clocks Back On Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6th. Please remember to set clocks back 1 hour. FDNY reminds all New Yorkers to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks for the end of Daylight Saving Time.

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, May 18, 2015, 7 PM
Location: CB14 District Office (810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn)


1. Presentation on Fire Safety – Captain Timothy Smith, New York City Fire Department

2. Other business

Public Safety Committee Meeting

DATE & TIME: Monday, April 18, 2016, 7 PM
LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. State of the 70th Precinct Report – Captain James Palumbo, Commanding Officer, 70th Police Precinct, NYPD
2. Report on Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Initiatives – Mark Shelton, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner, External Affairs, OEM
3. Other business

Community Fire Safety Event

LOCATION: PS 193 (2515 Avenue L, at Bedford Avenue)
TIME: 7:00 – 9:30pm
Click Here to see Event Flyer.

The public is invited to attend a Community Fire Safety Training & Free Smoke Detector Giveaway.   The event will include speeches from local elected officials, a Fire Safety Presentation by the FDNY and a Trauma Counseling Presentation by Dr. Norman Blumenthal of Ohel.  For more information, call Councilmember Chaim Deutsch’s office at 718-368-9176.

Counter-Terrorism & Safety Open Forum

The public is invited to attend an open forum on Counter-Terrorism & Safety Awareness hosted by City Council Member Chaim Deutsch on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM at Madison High School.

Click Here for Event Flyer. Topics to be addressed include: threat and hazard awareness, planning for and avoiding a disaster, and reacting to an emergency situation.  For more information, Council Member Deutsch’s office at 718-368-9176.

NYPD Electronics Registration Event

Where: Assemblyman Jim Brennan’s Office
1414 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn
When: Tuesday, December 16th, 3-7 PM
Click Here to see Event Flyer.

Stop in to register your phone & other electronics with officers from NYPD’s 70th Precinct. You can also drop off new unwrapped toys for the Toys For Tots Drive, pick up a Cortelyou coupon book & enjoy some hot cider & cookies.

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Be safe this winter & holiday season! Click here to read some helpful FDNY fire safety tips to keep you and your family safe and sound this season. More than one-third of home fires occur during the months of December, January and February. The heating system kicks on and people prepare for the holidays by hanging decorations and cooking holiday feasts. Most fires and injuries are preventable by taking precautions that can ensure you and yours enjoy a happy and safe holiday season.

Town Hall Meeting

DATE: Thursday, November 20, 2014
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: P.S. 139 Auditorium
(330 Rugby Road, Brooklyn 11226)

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams invites the community to attend a Town Hall Meeting this evening to address concerns regarding the recent increase in criminal activity in our community, especially against our small businesses. The Borough President will be joined by local elected officials, community leaders and officers from the NYPD’s 70th Precinct.

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The community is invited to attend a Public Safety Committee meeting at the Community Board 14 District Office (810 East 16th Street) on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7 PM.  Deputy Inspector Richard Di Blasio, Commanding Officer, 70th Police Precinct, NYPD, is the featured speaker and will provide a report on the state of the precinct, an update on community concerns, and holiday crime prevention tips.

NYC Law: Drive 25 MPH

As of November 7, 2014, the speed limit on all New York City streets is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted. Excessive speed contributes to 25 percent of roadway fatalities on New York City Streets and is the leading cause of motor vehicle crashes. Reducing vehicle speed from 30 to 25 mph doubles the likelihood of a pedestrian surviving a crash. Lowering the speed limit is one of 63 initiatives being undertaken by New York City Mayor de Blasio’s administration as part of Vision Zero, a comprehensive set of policies to reduce traffic fatalities in New York City. Click Here to read responses from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to frequently asked questions regarding the new reduced city speed limit.


FDNY Fire Prevention Week Events

October 5th – 11th is FDNY Fire Prevention Week. The FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit will provide outreach programs intended to educate New Yorkers from every walk of life by promoting safe practices and techniques at various locations throughout New York City. Click Here to see a flyer with the schedule of events. Visit for more information.

NYPD Alert: Green Dot MoneyPak Scam

The New York Police Department has requested that we notify the community of a scam being perpetrated in our area using “Green Dot MoneyPak” cash cards. Please Click Here to see the NYPD flyer or continue reading below for additional details and tips about how to protect yourself. If you have information about this scam, please call your local police precinct or 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). (more…)

Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Workshop

DATE: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Brooklyn College Student Center, 2nd floor (Campus Road & East 27th Street)

The public is invited to participate in a Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Workshop this Tuesday, April 29th.  Join New York City Elected Officials, community organizations & local residents to learn about Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative and how street projects are being prioritized in New York City. Share information to inform policy about the streets where you live, work  & travel. Click here to see the event flyer with more details.

Joint Public Safety & Transportation Committee Meeting

DATE: Thursday, May 15, 2014
7 PM
CB14 District Office (810 E 16th Street, Brooklyn)

1. Introduction of Deputy Inspector Richard DiBlasio, Commanding Officer, 70th Police Precinct, NYPD; Report on the Precinct

2. Report on Traffic Issues, High Crash Locations in the 70th Precinct and Vision Zero Solutions

3. Vision Zero in Community Board 14 – Keith Bray, Deputy Borough Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation

4. Other business

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:00 PM
CB14 District Office,
810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230

1. Report from the 70th Police Precinct – Inspector Eric Rodriguez, Commanding Officer, 70th Police Precinct

2. Other business

Public Safety Committee Meeting

DATE: Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00PM
CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. Report on the State of the Precinct; Update on Community Concerns; Holiday Crime Prevention Tips – Deputy Inspector Richard Di Blasio, Commanding Officer, 70th Police Precinct, NYPD

2. Other business

Fire Prevention Week 2013

The New York Fire Department (FDNY) will celebrate Fire Prevention Week from October 6 – 12, 2013. Learn more about events planned for your neighborhood, including where you can get free smoke alarm batteries. Did you know the FDNY offers free Fire Safety & CPR training workshops? Click here to learn more.

Cash for Guns event

Turn in a Operable Handgun or Assault Rifle and receive a $200 Bank Card.  Turn in a Operable Rifle or Shotgun and receive a $20 Bank Card. You can turn in as many guns as you wish.  No Questions Asked! Please pass this information on to your community. Let’s get the guns off the streets! 

LOCATION: Saint Paul’s Church (157 Saint Paul’s Place, Brooklyn)
DATE: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 10 AM to 4 PM
CLICK HERE to see flyer with more detailsPlease call NYPD 70th Precinct Community Affairs at 718-851-5557 for more information.

Cash for Guns

Turn in a Gun, Get Cash!
$200 BANK CARD For Operable Handguns & Assault Rifles * $20 BANK CARD For Operable Rifles and Shotguns

SATURDAY, JULY 13th, 10 AM – 4 PM

2828 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn 11224
Drop Off Site Open 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

CLICK HERE to see the flyer & FAQ sheet.

Change Your Clocks & Change Your Batteries

Free 9v Batteries will be distributed by the FDNY as part of the 2013 Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries campaign.

EVENT DATE: March 7, 2013, 12 PM – 4 PM
LOCATION in CB14: Corner of Avenue L & Coney Island Avenue
Change your clocks on Sunday, March 10th.

The New York City Fire Department’s (FDNY) Fire Safety Education Unit will be handing out free 9V Batteries for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at many locations around the five boroughs between March 6-8, 2013. Call 311 for additional locations. Remember when you “change your clocks on Sunday, March 10th – change your batteries” and keep your family safe!

Crime Prevention Town Hall Forum Tonight

Crime Prevention Town Hall Forum

DATE: Tuesday, February 19th

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Church of the Nativity (1099 Ocean Avenue)

In response to the recent sexual assault, robberies and burglaries, NYPD representatives will be in attendance at this evening’s Crime Prevention Town Hall Event to discuss preventative measures residents can undertake to safeguard their homes and report criminal activity. CLICK HERE to see the event flyer. For more information, please call event sponsor NY City Council Member Jumaane Williams’ office at (718) 629-2900.


NYC Prepares for Snow

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for New York City from 6 AM Friday, 2/8 to 1 PM Saturday, 2/9. The current forecast calls for 10-14 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds. Use caution if you must travel.

Weekend Parking: Alternate Side Parking Regulations and Parking Meters have been suspended citywide on Saturday, Feb. 9, because of weather conditions. Meters & Regulations are not in effect on Sunday, Feb. 10.

CLICK HERE to find out how to prepare for and stay safe during the storm.


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