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BPL Black American Library Card Project

From January 4–31, artists are invited to submit designs for a library card & key fob celebrating Black American culture and history. The artwork and artist should have a connection to the Black American experience; preference will be given to artists with a connection to Brooklyn. (more…)

Event: Facing the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Join the Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 PM, for a talk with Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics to hear about how single-use plastic is harming our environment from production to disposal and what we can do about it. The event is FREE, but requires advance registration. Sign up via Eventbrite.

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NYC Resource Fair: Health, Housing, Food Forum

Join The NYC Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) on Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6-8 PM, for a forum on health, housing and food crises in our community. Click here to view flyer. Register at http://bit.ly/HealthandHousingForum (Dial 646 558 8656, Code 957840.) To request interpretation or other accommodations, please email Francisca Leopold at fleopold1@cchr.nyc.gov by January 15.

January 2021 Meetings

Click the links below to view CB14’s January 2021 meetings calendar and agenda. All January meetings will be held online due to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings. Watch meetings on the CB14 channel or email info@cb14brooklyn.com for Webex link. Happy New Year!

January 2021 – Calendar

January 2021 – Agenda

CB14 Community Assistant Position Available

CB14 is hiringBrooklyn Community Board 14 is seeking a part-time Community Assistant to perform clerical and administrative duties for the CB14 district office. Please click this link to view the complete job description and for instructions to apply.

Community Board Application Period Open

Community Board applications for new members are available on the Borough President’s website. Please apply here or use the links below. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2021. For more information, contact the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office at (718) 802-3700. (more…)

Watch CB14 Meetings Online

Watch live and archived Community Board 14 meetings on the CB14 YouTube channel. (*Please note that this platform does not allow comments. To participate in online meeting discussions, please email a request to CB14 for the Webex link.) Like and subscribe to receive updates about future meetings or sign up for our mailing list by emailing info@cb14brooklyn.com.

COVID-19 Zone Map

New York City has implemented new Covid-19 restrictions in areas of New York City in areas where higher rates of Coronavirus infection have been identified. Impacted neighborhoods are divided in three zones: red, orange and yellow. Specific rules for schools, businesses and public gatherings are applied in each zone in order to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Enter your address on the Covid-19 Cluster Zone Map to view the Zone Regulations for your location. (more…)

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. 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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Wollman Rink Parking Lot Closed

Prospect Park’s Wollman Rink parking lot is currently closed while construction is underway on Lakeside.  To help you plan your trip to the Park and enjoy your visit, here is some useful information:

• Visit our Directions page for information on public transportation serving the Park and driving information.

• Find designated picnic and barbecue areas at the Park, and read rules for picnicking and barbecuing.

Find barbecue areas in other New York City parks.

• Visit primospot.com* to find the location of parking garages and other parking options near the Park (after the new web page opens, it may be necessary to refresh the page to see a complete list of local parking garages ).

• Find a safe bike route to and from Prospect Park via the Ride the City interactive map tool.

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 www.nyc.gov/greencarts. If you have questions, email Peggy Leggat, the Green Carts Outreach Coordinator- mleggat@health.nyc.gov.

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.

State Senator Eric Adams Commends CB14 for Exemplary Service

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.

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