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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.


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…)

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting
Monday, November 19, 2012, 7PM
CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street

1. Report on Crime and Quality of Life Issues – Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez, Commanding Officer, 70th Precinct, NYPD

2. Presentation on NYPD Counter-Terrorism Efforts in New York City – Deputy Inspector Phillip VanGostein, NYPD

3. Presentation on Fire Safety for the Holidays – Lt. Anthony Mancusi, Fire Prevention Unit, FDNY

4. Other Business

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


Storm Safety Tips & Power Outage Information

Con Edison is closely monitoring the rain and windstorms approaching the region and preparing to respond to any electrical service outages or other emergencies that occur. The storms could carry high winds that could knock trees into power lines, transformers and other equipment, causing customers to lose power. To report power interruptions or service problems, as well as view service restoration information, visit or call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power. Continue reading below for more safety tips! (more…)

NYC Cooling Centers Open Monday & Tuesday

The NYC Office of Emergency Management announced cooling centers will open Monday, July 16 & Tuesday, July 17, to help New Yorkers stay cool. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, the heat index is expected to exceed 95 degrees Monday and Tuesday. With temperatures soaring, it is important to keep hydrated and stay cool. During officially-declared heat waves, New York City offers hundreds of cooling centers  in air-conditioned public community centers, senior centers, and public libraries around the five boroughs. To find a cooling center or pool near you, call 311 or Click Here to use the online Cooling Center locator. These centers are free and open to the public. Individuals who have no ready access to a cool environment, and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should use the cooling centers during a heat wave.


Safety Tips: Protect Your Home

The first months of summer have seen an increasing number of home break-ins in Community District 14. Some of these burglaries have occurred in the middle of the day while the homeowners were away from home only briefly. To protect yourself and your home, make sure that you follow common sense safety rules such as locking your doors and windows every time you go out.

Not sure if your home is secure? The NYPD provides safety checks for both homes and businesses. Officers will visit and give advice on how best to secure your residence. To schedule an appointment, contact the 70th Precinct at (718) 851-5511.

Click below for new information about a bill-paying scam alert from National Grid, along with tips to protect your home, identity, cell phone security and more.


Road Closure: Ocean Ave. Entrance to Prospect Park

The roadway entrance to Prospect Park at Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Monday, June 18th.
Click here to view the DOT Parkside Project plans.

Summer Fire Safety

Every season brings its own safety hazards. During the summer months there is an increased risk of fire associated with the use of barbecues, gasoline, air conditioners and other electrical appliances. Spring into Summer by protecting yourself and your family. Learn about fire hydrant, firework and BBQ safety and more!
Click here to view all the Summer Safety Tips!

Cyber-Bullying Town Hall Event

Midwood High School is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 19th 2012 at 5 PM. The topic will be on Cyber-bullying and how schools, students, and parents can implement effective measures to deal with this problem. The guest speaker will be ADA Frank Laghezza from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. His presentation will provide insight on how to recognize and resolve matters surrounding cyber-bullying. This meeting is open to the public.

CYBER-BULLYING: How schools, students & parents can work together

MIDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: 2839 Bedford Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: (718) 724-8500

Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 5 pm

Guest Speaker: Frank Laghezza, ADA, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

Winter Fire Safety Tips from CB14

Did you know that more than 33% of all home fires occur in December, January & February? To protect yourself and your family this season, make sure that all of your fire safety equipment is up to date and working properly. Read the Winter Safety Bulletin from the New York City Fire Department for more helpful tips on how to keep your home safe and warm throughout the winter season.


Public Safety Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 8 – Public Safety Committee  Meeting @

CB14 District Office, 7:00 PM

Joint Community Environment & Public Safety Committee

Monday, May 23, 2011, Joint Community Environment & Public Safety Committee, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7 PM

1.   Meet and greet with new Brooklyn Department of Parks and Recreation leadership – Commissioner Kevin Jeffries and Prospect Park Administrator Emily Lloyd

2.   State of the 70th Police Precinct – Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte

3.   Discussion on public safety issues concerning Parade Ground

4.   Presentation on new FBI InfraGard Program, a collaboration for National Infrastructure Protection – Special Agent James G. Capozzi, Federal Bureau of Investigation

5.   Presentation on programs available at the Prospect Park Zoo

6.   Other business

Public Safety Committee

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
CB14 District Office, 810 E. 16th St., 7PM

1. State of the 70th Precinct – Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte, Commanding Officer, 70th Precinct

2. Update on proposed FDNY budget cuts and their effects on CB14 – 41st Battalion Chief

3. Other business

Public Safety Committee

Title: Public Safety Committee
Start Date: 2010-03-17

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, Public Safety Committee, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7:00 PM
1. State of the 70th Precinct – Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte, Commanding Officer, 70th Precinct, NYPD
2. Presentation on NYPD’s Counterterrorism Programs – Phil Vangostien, NYPD
3. Presentation on Fire Safety Programs – Brandon Mahon, Diversity Coordinator, Office of Recruitment & Diversity, FDNY
4. Other business

Public Safety Committee

Title: Public Safety Committee
Start Date: 2009-11-16

Monday, November 16, 2009, Public Safety Committee, CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, 7:00 PM

1. State of the 70th Precinct – Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte, Commanding Officer, 70th Precinct

2. Presentation on Winter Fire Safety Education Programs – Representative of the New York City Fire Department

3. Presentation on a New Citywide Initiative between the New York State Unified Court System and the Mayor’s Office of
Criminal Justice – Benjamin Smith, Center for Court Innovation

4. Other business

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