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No Sanitation Collection on Thanksgiving Day

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022, there will be NO trash, curbside composting nor recycling collection on the holiday.

If Thursday is your normal…

For more information visit:
  https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/resources/press-releases/no-trash-curbside-composting-or-recycling-collection-on-thanksgiving-day-thursday-november-24-2022

Postponed: Community Environment, Cultural Affairs, and Economic Development Committee Meeting

Please note: The Community Environment, Cultural Affairs, and Economic Development Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 6:30 PM is being postponed. The new meeting date will be December 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM.

Job Opening at CB14 District Office

CB14 is hiring! Brooklyn Community Board 14 is seeking a full-time Community Coordinator for the CB14 district office. Please click this link to view the complete job description and for instructions to apply.

November 2022 Meetings

Click the links below to view CB14’s November 2022 meetings calendar & agenda. Read the November newsletter for more information. Watch live and archived meetings on the CB14 channel. Email info@cb14brooklyn.com for Webex links, to sign up to make announcements or to RSVP.

November 2022 – Calendar (Updated 11/17/22)

November 2022 – Agenda (Updated 11/17/22)

Community Budget Recommendations FY 2024

Community members are invited to participate in the budget process by suggesting a new city service or capital project to be funded in Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024). Attend the November 14th budget public hearing in person, complete a District Needs Survey, or fill out a questionnaire to help determine community needs, support those already identified, and provide input that might help shape future requests and priorities. The deadline to submit FY 2024 budget recommendations is November 11, 2022. View the updated list of budget priorities here.

NYC Council Participatory Budgeting

Community members can help decide how to spend at least $1,000,000 in participating Council Districts through the Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC) process. PBNYC funds physical infrastructure projects that benefit the public, cost at least $50,000 and have a lifespan of at least 5 years. Local improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, streets and other public spaces can be funded through this process. If want to submit your idea or to see what proposals have already been submitted, visit the PBNYC website. For more information on participatory budgeting, including how to get involved, visit pbnyc.org.

MTA Service Changes: B/Q Brighton Line

The MTA will be performing track maintenance on the Brighton line (B/Q subway line) during Autumn 2022.  This work will improve the safety and efficiency of the Brighton line. The MTA will be working along the Brighton line during the weekends of October 21-24, October 28-31 and November 4-7, 2022. (more…)

DSNY Autumn Leaf Collection

DSNY will conduct two seasonal leaf collections on Sunday, November 20 and Sunday, December 4, 2022. The leaves collected on these two special collection dates are composted. Please note that leaves set out on other dates will not be composted.

All the bags we had have been claimed. Leaf bags are no longer available.

You can request free leaf bags from Brooklyn Community Board 14 by filling out this form or by calling 718-859-6357. Leaf bags will be available for pick up by appointment at the CB14 District Office starting on Monday, October 26th.

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Flatbush YMCA UPK Program is Now Open

Have you registered your child for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and 3K?

Flatbush YMCA’s free Universal Pre-K and 3K program is now accepting applications. Click on this link to view the flyer. For more information please contact Iris Clopton-Robinson at Flatbush YMCA: 718-469-8100 or icloptonrobinson@ymcanyc.org.

Flatbush YMCA is located at 1401 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210.

Community Events

Please click links below to view event flyers for upcoming events. If you would like your community event featured on this listing, please email a flyer or link to info@cb14brooklyn.com.

Oct. 20, 5:30 PM – Polish Heritage Celebration

Oct. 20, 6 PM – 8 PM – Domestic Violence Workshop Healing Through Art

Oct. 20, 7 PM – NYPD Build The Block NCO meeting (Sector D)

Oct. 21, 9 AM – Weill Cornell Center Prostate Cancer Webinar

Oct. 21, 4 PM – Shredding, Giveaways & Halloween Event (Flatbush Gardens)

Oct. 24, 10 AM – NY-NJ Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm
Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study webinar

Oct. 24, 4 PM – Understanding Crowdfunding

Oct. 24, 6 PM – Public Service Loan Forgiveness seminar

Oct. 26, 10 AM – 1 PM – Free Flu Shots (1412 Ave. J)

Oct. 26, 10 AM – DDC Design-Build Forum

Oct. 26, 4 PM – Brooklyn Community Foundation Neighborhood Briefing

Oct. 26, 7:30PM – 70th Precinct Community Council Meeting

Oct. 27, 9 AM – Justice For All: Fair Chance Symposium

Oct. 27, 12 PM – Public Relations 101 

Oct. 27, 6 PM – Self Defense and Mindfulness Workshop

Oct. 27, 6 PM – NY-NJ Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm
Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study webinar

Oct. 27, 6 PM – NAICA Job Fair

Oct. 27, 6:30 PM – Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board Meeting

Oct. 28, 11 AM – Weill Cornell Healthy Aging & Balance Webinar

Oct. 28, 4 PM – East Flatbush Village Inc. Octoberfest Celebration

Oct. 29, 1 PM – Harvest Festival (Canarsie Park)

Oct. 31, 2  -6 PM – Trick or Treat at Borough Hall

Nov. 1, 7PM – Farah Louis D45 Housing Town Hall (710 East 37th Street)

Nov. 3, 10 AM – Women In Carpentry Union Info Session 

Nov. 3, 10 AM – Free Flu Vaccines for Adults (245 Prospect Park West)

Nov. 5, 10 AM – NY-NJ Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm
Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study webinar

Nov. 10, 6 PM – Tenant’s Rights Workshop

Nov. 14, 6 PM – Future of Surgery: Start your medical career

Nov. 22, 12-6 PM – Kingsborough Community College Open House

Free Covid-19 Tests

Starting this week, every home in the U.S. will be able to order an additional set of 4 tests. Every home in the United States is eligible to now receive two shipments of four at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests from the federal government. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. To place an order, go to www.covidtests.gov.

NYC COVID-19 Information & Alerts

Visit CB14’s COVID-19 resource page for more information, news, alerts and resources about New York City & State’s response to the novel coronavirus including testing and vaccination locations. New Yorkers are encouraged to stay home and to stay up to date with all latest announcements regarding COVID-19 by visiting www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index. New York City has also set up a text alert system.  Text COVID to 692-692 and notifications will be texted to you. Visit CB14’s Covid-19 resource page at https://cb14brooklyn.com/covid-19-resources/ for more information.

Help Keep Prospect Park Clean

Want to lend a hand to keep Prospect Park clean? Visit prospectpark.org/get-involved to sign up for volunteer events, borrow trash grabbers, and learn about the many ways you can lend a hand in Brooklyn’s Backyard. Join Prospect Park volunteers on Mondays It’s My Park Day community volunteer events, where groups and individuals can help us sustain the park during these challenging times.

NYC Alternate Side Parking Rule Changes

New citywide alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations have been instituted. Residential streets will only be cleaned  once per week on each side. If an ASP sign lists multiple days, street cleaning regulations will be in effect only on the last day listed on the sign. There are no changes to streets that have just one day of ASP regulations on each side or commercial streets or metered areas. For more information on recent changes to ASP rules, go to http://on.nyc.gov/ASPReform.

CB14 District Office Closed

In compliance with the Governor’s order and New York City’s guidelines, the Community Board 14 office began providing services remotely beginning Wednesday, March 18th.  We have access to email and will periodically collect voicemail messages in order to continue to assist community members with issues related to city services. All board meetings will be held online until further notice. For service or to sign up for our monthly newsletter, please email info@cb14brooklyn.com or leave a voicemail at 718-859-6357. For additional information about how the City of New York is working to keep residents safe and healthy, please visit www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus

Compost for Brooklyn Spring Hours

The Compost For Brooklyn (C4B) Community Garden will be open to the public every Thursday from 1-3:30 pm through the end of June along with the following Saturdays from 11 am -1 pm: March 22, April 12 &  26, May 10 & 24, June 14 & 28.  Volunteers are needed to help unload trees on Friday, April 4th @ 7 am (for no more than 1 hour). Hot coffee and muffins will be provided. Email Natalia at: snucre@optonline.net if you would like to volunteer.

Composting is available for residential food scraps at the C4B Garden located at East 8th Street & Newkirk Avenue in Brooklyn. (Please no dairy, meat, bones, woody material, lawn clippings, coconut shells, or “compostable” dinnerware).  To find out more about Compost For Brooklyn’s  volunteer opportunities & community events, continue reading below. (more…)

CB14 Online Resources

Have you explored the Community Board 14 website recently? Did you know we post JOB Training Program & Employment Opportunities, SENIOR Volunteer, Job & Educational Programs, along with many YOUTH Opportunities including Sports, Educational, Internship, Job opportunities & more? Visit our Resources Page or the click on the links above to see the current listings. Check back often for new postings!

MTA Service Changes

For the latest MTA information regarding the Cortelyou, Beverley & Parkside station rehabilitation project, plus information about other general MTA service advisories, please follow the link.

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Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resources

To read the Mayor’s Report on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts on the 1-year anniversary of the storm, CLICK HERE.  For the latest Hurricane Sandy Recovery Information for Brooklyn Community District 14 and beyond, including important information regarding federal, state & citywide services, programs and available resources, (more…)

FAQ: Sidewalk Maintenance

NOTE: If your sidewalk was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, you can call the Community Board office at 718-859-6357 to request a special inspection and repairs. Sidewalks must have suffered storm damage, such as from the roots of a fallen tree, in order to qualify for free repair by the City of New York.

New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is tasked with keeping the 12,750 miles of city sidewalks safe for pedestrians. This undertaking requires the participation of home, building and business owners as well as city agencies.

CLICK HERE to view the DOT Sidewalk Guide.
Continue reading below for more info about Sidewalk Maintenance & Repairs

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Arts & Culture Fest

ARTS & CULTURE FEST
presented by The Creative Side

 

WHEN: Saturdays, 10 AM – 6 PM (April 21st through October 20th)
WHERE:
Parkside Plaza
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Street Gardening Workdays – Volunteers needed

Compost for Brooklyn & Newkirk Cares Collaborative will be hosting monthly community workdays to care for street trees along Newkirk Avenue.  Volunteers are welcome!

Next Volunteer Date : Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m.
To Join, email newkirk.collaborative@gmail.com

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Zone Green Text Amendment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to find out more about the Zone Green Text Amendment.

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.
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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

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