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Cooling Centers & Pools Are Open in NYC

As the heat rises, New Yorkers are encouraged to stay cool! Cooling centers are open during periods of high heat. A cooling center is a facility, such as a senior center, community center, or public library, where people may go to enjoy air-conditioned comfort during a heat emergency. To find the nearest location, including hours of operation, call 311 or visit the City’s Cooling Center Finder website. New York City’s outdoor pools will be open through Labor Day weekend, every day from 11 AM – 7 PM (closed for cleaning 3-4 PM.) For more information, go to Stay hydrated, check on elderly neighbors and relatives, and stay safe! For more heat safety information, please visit

Flood Relief Assistance this Sunday

Flood Relief Assistance Flyer

Fireworks & Community Safety

In New York City, all consumer fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal to use, buy, sell, or transport. The illegal use of fireworks can lead to serious burns, injuries, fires and even death. Teach children that fireworks are dangerous. Be #FDNYSmart – leave fireworks to the professionals! Call 311 or file a complaint online to anonymously report the use, delivery or sale of fireworks. If you see something dangerous, call 911. Please help the FDNY in sharing the info graphics, educational sheets translated in various languages and public service announcement listed below.  (more…)

Reporting Storm Damage

Please report flooding, downed branches and other storm-related concerns to 311 and to CB14 by calling or emailing your 311 service request number so that we can help track and follow up as needed. The clean-up from Tropical Storm Isaias will delay the collection of debris from previous storms but CB14 will do our best to work with the Parks Department to ensure that all reported locations are on their list. We have been very fortunate in CB14 that the Department of Sanitation-BK14 has pitched in with extra assistance to help collect storm debris throughout the district.  The City has assembled a Downed Tree Task Force with several agencies to assist in this effort.  Of course, should any emergency arise, call 911. Stay safe and well.

Community Safety & Fireworks Complaints

There have been an unprecedented number of reports of fireworks in our community over the past weeks.  Remember, fireworks are illegal and dangerous.  In addition, and in the words of one of our community residents, “They wake up babies, terrify dogs, trigger those with PTSD, and keep everyone in the neighborhood from being well-rested and healthy during this pandemic – including many essential workers who live here. They have also lit fires and put buildings and people in danger.” Please call 311, 911 or the FDNY Fireworks Enforcement Unit at 718-722-3600 to report fireworks in your neighborhood.


CB14 Public Safety Committee Meeting

The community is invited to attend this evening’s Public Safety Committee meeting. Members of Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzales’ office will outline the many critical services and programs concerning public safety, victim services and tips to avoid fraudulent schemes that have surfaced in relation to the pandemic. The Committee will also discuss community safety concerns, Brooklyn Borough Hall’s proposal on civilian oversight mechanisms for the NYPD, goals to develop a CB14 Youth Council, and the role of the Public Safety Committee in community preparedness. Click this link or follow the instructions below to join the Public Safety Committee via the Webex platform tonight at 5:30.


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

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