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CB14 Additional Passover Sanitation Collection Services

Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty has once again approved the Board’s plan for additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington areas to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commences at sundown on Friday, April 6, 2012. The plan provides for an additional collection.

For areas with regular pick up on Monday/Thursday or Wednesday/Saturday the plan provides for an additional collection on Friday, April 6th. For areas with regular pick up on Tuesday/Friday the plan provides for enhanced collection on Friday, April 6th. (Click on the map to see a larger image).

The additional/enhanced Friday recycling collection will take place from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 AM. Therefore all recycling materials must be placed at curbside on the evening of Thursday, April 5th for collection on Friday, April 6th.  The use of plastic bags for these special collections is strongly suggested.

All regular refuse materials, including Chometz, should be placed at curbside no later than 11:00 AM on Friday, April 6th.


H.E.A.T. – Help Employ Ambitious Teens

Town Meeting: Health Care In Brooklyn

Free Income Tax Preparation

Introduction to Medicare seminar


Human Services Committee Meeting

Location: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn
Thursday, September 13, 7:00 PM

1. Presentation on Hospital the Health Care Safety Net and Health Care Issues in Central Brooklyn – Representative from the Safe Our Safety Net Campaign.

2. Update on the NYC Department for the Aging Programs and Services; Pre-budget Consultation and Overview of District Needs of Community District 14 – Charise Lawrence, Director – Brooklyn Community Outreach, NYC Department for the Aging.

3. Other Business

REMEMBER TO VOTE!  Thursday, September 13th is Primary Vote Day.

Human Services Committee Meeting

DATE: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7PM

LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn



1. Presentation on Make a Wish Metro New York and Western New York Volunteer Opportunities – Katherine McManus, Manager, Volunteer Resources

2. Presentation on Single Stop Human Services Programs – Charissa Townsend, Senior Program Officer, Single Stop USA

3. Report on Flatbush YMCA Programs and Services – Kendall Charter, Executive Director, Flatbush YMCA

4. Other Business

Flatbush Town Hall Meeting, March 8th

Flatbush Promise Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting
March 8, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm
PS 269, 1957 Nostrand Ave, between Foster & Farragut

Click here to see the Event Flyer in ENGLISH.
Click here to see the Event Flyer in SPANISH.
Click here to see the Event Flyer in CREOLE.

To find out more about Flatbush Promise Neighborhood, continue reading below.


Human Services Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February  19, 2014, 7:00 PM 
CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. Presentation on Affordable Care Act In Person Assistance/Navigator Program – Melissa Chapman,  Vice President, Government & Community Relations, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

2. Presentation on Take Care New York Partner Portal – Heidi Exline, Community Relations Specialist, Intergovernmental Affairs, NYC Health Department

3. Other business

NYPD Gun Buyback Program

The 70th Precinct is encouraging people from all over Brooklyn to take advantage of a gun buyback program that’s coming up in Brooklyn North.

On Saturday, January 28, the 77th Precinct is hosting the program at the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, located at 1200 Dean Street at Nostrand. The cash-for-guns program will exchange $200 bank card for operable handguns and $20 bank card for operable rifles and shotguns.

For more information, call the 70th Precinct Community Affairs Office at 718-851-5557

NYC Prescription Discount Program

NYC Prescription Discount Card
All New York City residents and visitors are invited to take advantage of the city’s discount prescription program. No paperwork required. All are automatically qualified. Simply visit the Big Apple Rx website, call 311 or call 1-800-697-6974 to receive your new card start saving on your prescriptions.

Free Community Tax Assistance

Tax Aid Schedule
Saturdays 10am- 2pm
Free Tax Return Preparation.
No Appointments. Walk-Ins Only.
February 11, 18, 25
March 3, 10, 24, 31
April 7 & 14


Human Services Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:00 PM
CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street

1. Report on Tenants’ Rights and Fair Housing Rights – Larry Jayson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Housing and Family Services

2. Presentation on Brooklyn Neighborhood Report and Work with the Brooklyn Community Foundation – Gretchen Maneval, Director, Center for the Study of Brooklyn

3. Building a Non-Profit Network of Community Based Organizations – Linda Goodman, Executive Director, Midwood Development Corporation

4. Other business

Free Pre-K, Registration through 1/31/2012

United Cerebral Palsy of New York is offering extended registration for their free Universal Pre-K program through January 31, 2012. The UCP center is located at 160 Lawrence Avenue in Brooklyn and offers a free, high-quality, family friendly learning environment for all children. The UCP program has been in operation locally for over 60 years. All classes are taught by NYS certified teachers and assistants and the center features many additional amenities such as technology enhanced classrooms, an indoor pool and indoor and outdoor play spaces.

If you are interested or would like to refer someone to the program, please contact Project Connect at or call Jaqueline Lucas, the director of the Brooklyn Children’s Program at 1-877-827-2666. Spanish translation is available. You can also visit UCP’s website to find out more about the many additional available programs offered at

Veteran’s Hiring Event, Jan. 19, 2012

America Works MOVA Hiring Event Flier

HOPE 2012: The NYC Street Survey


ONE NIGHT… On January 30, 2012, from 10:30pm to 4am, the NYC Department of Homeless Services will conduct the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). We need thousands of volunteers to canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to count the number of people living unsheltered in the city. Just one night of your time will help us collect vital information that is used by outreach teams to help homeless people leave the streets for a better life.

3,000 NEW YORKERS NEEDED…The information gathered by volunteers during HOPE 2011 is critical to our ongoing efforts, but we need your help to make it possible. We need more than 3,000 volunteers, who are 18 years-old or older, to give just one night of their time to help count the number of New Yorkers living on city streets. We will provide you with all the training you will need to conduct the survey on the night of HOPE plus a quick, convenient online orientation when you register to give you the basics.

Registration and information for the event is online on the HOPE website. You can also call 212-607-5366 for more information. Volunteers are needed throughout the city, so there are multiple volunteer sites in all five boroughs and all volunteers will be trained. Everyone will start and end the night at the volunteer site they choose. Please encourage friends, family and colleagues who may be interested in volunteering.

Sign up to volunteer for HOPE 2012 today!

Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and willing to participate in a late night event. Volunteers will be asked to travel and be outside during the duration of the survey. For more information about HOPE, or to sign up to volunteer, please visit


Human Services Committee Meeting

Join Community Board 14’s Human Services Committee on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm at CB14’s office – 810 East 16th Street.  Learn more about Senior Services and Programs and Food Services and Programs in our community.  Representatives from Department for the Aging and from FoodBank NYC will present information and updates and to answer your questions.

Start Your Own Business! Apply for a NYC Green Cart Permit

Would you like to start your own business?  There are over 200 NYC Green Cart permits available in Brooklyn! Green Carts are mobile food stands that exclusively sell fresh fruits and vegetables in the areas that need them most. Tell everyone you know, including your clients, customers, and friends that a new Green Cart permit application waiting list will open in April!  The NYC Green Carts staff is available to speak to your staff or organization about how to apply for a Green Cart permit and answer all your questions.

What’s the first step?  Apply for a mobile food vending license. All the information you need is also on our website at If you have questions, email Peggy Leggat, the Green Carts Outreach Coordinator-

The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene will be attending the Board’s upcoming Human Services Committee meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7 PM to discuss this topic in further detail.

Human Services Committee

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

Changes to Food Stamp Center Serving CB14 Residents

Effective April 1, 2010, the NYC Human Resources Administration/Division of Food Stamps Services (DFSS) will be retaining a full service Food Stamp Center at 2865 West 8th Street, renaming it the F22 Coney Island Food Stamp Center and expand the territory it covers.  As a result of this action:

Human Services Committee

Title: Human Services Committee
Start Date: 2009-12-09

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, Human Services Committee, CB14 District Office, 810 E 16th Street, 7 PM

1. Influenza Planning: A Briefing on Schools, Flu Shots and Health Care Resources – Tammy Lee Christensen,

Community Affairs, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

2. Update on the Temporary Homeless Housing at 800 East 12th Street – Amie Pospisil, Common Ground

3. Other Business

H1N1 Influenza: What You Need to Know

1. What is H1N1 influenza?

Like regular, seasonal flu, H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory (lung) infection. It causes fever and a cough or sore throat that can last a week or more. Some people also get diarrhea and vomiting.

2. How serious is it?

H1N1 caused some severe illness last spring. But the great majority of infections (more…)

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program (SCRIE)

The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Programs offer eligible seniors, who live in rent controlled or rent stabilized apartments or certain residential hotel units, to receive an exemption from paying future increases in their rent.

For SCRIE eligibility, applicants must:

  1. Be 62 years of age or older;
  2. Rent an apartment that is rent controlled, rent stabilized or hotel stabilized;
  3. Have an annual household income of $29,000 or less;
    For applications received in 2009, income eligibility is established by the applicant’s income from calendar year 2008; and
  4. Pay more than one-third of the household’s net monthly income for rent.

For more information on applying for SCRIE, visit the Department of Finance’s website.

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