26th Annual Holiday Gift Drive
COMMUNITY BOARD #7
26TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE
WE ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS OF NEW TOYS & NEW CLOTHES FOR BOYS & GIRLS, AGES FROM INFANT TO 12 YEARS OLD

Please bring donations to our office located at 4201 4th Avenue (Corner of 43rd Street). If you wish to make a monetary donation or need further information, please call our office at 718-854-0003.  (Posted: October 30, 2013)
 
IMPORTANT PUBLIC FORUM
Community Board 7/Buildings & Construction & Housing Committees
Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez
Councilman Brad Lander

Invite you to a

Community Forum on
SROs (single room occupancies) and
Illegally Converted Apartments

On

Monday, March 4, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
At the Office of Community Board 7
4201 4th Avenue
Entrance on 43rd Street


Agencies expected to attend:
Department of Buildings, Fire Department, Department of Health and Mental Health, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Mayorís Illegal Occupancy Taskforce, Fifth Avenue Committee, Neighbors Helping Neighbors
(list in formation)

Come voice your concerns and ask questions


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT COMMUNITY BOARD 7 AT
(718) 854-0003 OR communityboard7@yahoo.com  (Posted: February 21, 2013)
 
25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive
COMMUNITY BOARD #7íS
25TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE

We are accepting donations of NEW & UNWRAPPED toys
& clothing for infants to age 12 (Boys and Girls)
Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm
Until FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

For further information or you wish to make a monetary donation, please call Community Board #7 at
718-854-0003  (Posted: November 14, 2012)
 
ASP Regulations Return August 6, Enforcement Begins August 13 in area west of 4th Avenue
NYC DOT announces reduced parking restrictions in sunset park and greenwood heights to begin in August

Enforcement of new regulations begins August 13th

Reduced Alternate Side Parking regulations in parts of Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights sections of Brooklyn Community District 7 go into effect following posting of new regulations to ease parking for local residents; Second of two phases now complete in CB 7

New Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations in parts of the Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn Community District 7 take effect Monday, August 6th, with enforcement starting Monday, August 13th, now that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has completed the second of two phases to install new, reduced parking regulations. Approximately 2,400 signs in the area were installed during this phase, reducing residential street cleaning parking restrictions from twice a week to just once a week to ease parking for local residents. The new rules were established by the Department of Sanitation at the request of Community Board 7, which became the first community to receive reduced parking regulations since legislation passed the City Council in 2011 allowing for a reduction if local streets met City standards for cleanliness. To be eligible, local streets within the district must receive an average street cleanliness scorecard rating of at least 90 percent for two consecutive fiscal years. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced in September 2009 that the City would continue to reduce parking restrictions in additional locations if street cleanliness ratings remained at high levels, following the implementation of pilot programs in Brooklynís Community Districts 2 and 6, and immediately prior to a reduction pilot commencing in Community District 8 in the Bronx.

The new sign regulations apply within the following borders, with enforcement beginning August 13th:

North: 15th Street (included) from Hamilton Avenue to 4th Avenue.
East: 4th Avenue (not included) from 15th Street to 65th Street.
South: 65th Street (not included) from 4th Avenue to the Bulkhead.
West: The Bulkhead from 65th Street to 15th Street.

Prior to the new law, regulations were similarly converted in previous years in Brooklynís Community District 2 and Community District 6, as well as Community District 8 in the Bronx.

For more information, please contact 311 or visit the Department of Sanitationís web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation or the Community Board 7 web site at http://www.brooklyncb7.org/.
 (Posted: August 02, 2012)
 
Windsor Terrace/PS 154 Greenmarket is open
Beginning July 8 greenmarket will sell a selection of fresh, locally-grown food produced and sold by regional farmers. The offerings will range from vegetables, fruit, plants and flowers, to fresh fish and baked goods. Look for cooking demonstrations, raffles and family-friendly activities at the market all season long.

The Windsor Terrace PS 154 Greenmarket is located in front of PS 154 on 11th Avenue between Windsor Place and Sherman Street and will be open every Sunday until November 18 from 9 am to 3 pm.
* WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farmer stands
* EBT/Food stamps. debit/credit accepted at market info tent
* GrowNYC's Food Scrap Collection - 9am to 1 pm  (Posted: July 09, 2012)
Greenmarket website
 
CB 7 votes against truck rerouting
CB7 voted to oppose the proposal to reroute westbound truck traffic from 20th Street to Prospect Avenue at its June 20, 2012 meeting. The resolution is contained in the letter sent to DOT available for download below.  (Posted: June 27, 2012)
20th Street truck route change letter
 
Alternate Side Regulation Suspension Announced for Phase 2
Beginning June 25, 2012 Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspendied west of 4th Avenue (going towards the waterfront) in Community District 7 to replace signs.  (Posted: June 18, 2012)
DOT announcement
 
Alternate side parking regulations to return for most of the community
Beginning July 2, 2012, alternate side parking regulations will return for the areas of Community District 7 which are east of 4th Avenue (going AWAY from the waterfront).  (Posted: June 18, 2012)
DOT announcement
 
20th Street Truck Route Study Link Available
The link to the presentation given at the Community Board 7 Transportation Committee on May 30, 2012 concerning proposed changes to the 20th Street Truck Route and surrounding streets is available below.  (Posted: June 12, 2012)
20th Street Truck Route Presentation
 
Youth Services Meeting is Cancelled!
The Youth Services Committee meeting scheduled for June 12, 2012 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  (Posted: June 12, 2012)
 
Alternate Side Parking Suspension Flier in Spanish and Chinese
*please see attached flier  (Posted: March 28, 2012)
Chinese and Spanish ASP notice
 
Alternate Side Parking Regulation Suspended in Much of Community for 6 to 8 Weeks
Beginning March 26, 2012, alternate side parking regulations have been suspended east of 4th Avenue (going towards central Brooklyn) for sign and regulation changes

* Please see attachment  (Posted: March 28, 2012)
ASP Changes Flier 1
 
Basic Tree Maintenance workshop
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation would like to thank you for your active involvement in the greening of Brooklyn! Because of your request, Parks planted a new tree near your address within the past few years. We hope you are enjoying the tree and the new look int brings to your neighborhood.

Like all New Yorkers, young street trees face significant challenges like tight living quarters, pollution, and hot temperatures. But our research has shown that added care given by nearby residents makes a difference in how well a tree thrives. To help you care for them, Parks is offering free workshops. These stewardship workshops provide training for basic tree maintenance through hands-on experience. If you formally adopt your trees, you walk out of the workshop with free tools.

We currently have workshops planned in Brooklyn. You can get more information and register for these and other workshops by visiting: http://www.nycgovparks.org/milliontrees/tree_stewardship_workshops

Day Date Time Location
Thursday May 19 6pm-8pm St. Michael's
Church, Sunset Park

To learn more about the Adopt-a-Tree Program and all MillionTreesNYC has to offer, please visit www.milliontreesnyc.org/stewardship. If you would like to request a street tree workshop for your own block, please contact: michael.mitchell@parks.nyc.gov or 347-903-TREE (8733).

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!!!  (Posted: May 03, 2011)
 
Youth Summer Job Fair
The Red Hook Community Justice Center will be holding a Youth Summer Job Fair on Wednesday, May 11 from 3:30 -6:30pm. Youth ages 14-18 will have the opportunity to learn about and apply to summer opportunities, including internships and Summer Youth Employment Programs. While there are no paid or stipended opportunities for youth ages 12-13, depending on interest, the Justice Center may decide to run a smaller, unpaid program for that population as well.

There will also be a number of other organization and agencies onsite offering a diverse range of summer opportunities.

Young people must be Brooklyn residents.

Feel free to contact Elise White, Director of Youth and Community Justice at (718) 923-8219.  (Posted: May 03, 2011)
 
Windsor Terrace Neighborhood Library Service Upgrade
The Windsor Terrace library will be closed between February 20 and March 21, 2011, to complete customer service enhancements at the branch. As part of this work we will:

* Install self-check machines
* Replace the existing circulation desk with smaller
customer service and information desks
* Install book return slots to allow for quicker, more
efficient processing.

These changes begin the implementation of BPL's new model for public service at Windsor Terrace which allows patrons to borrow and return books without staff intervention, and allows staff to spend more time working closely with patrons. During the closure, BPL will assign Windsor Terrace staff to nearby neighborhood libraries to supplement the service there and to libraries with the new customer service model to learn how the system works.

While Windsor Terrace is closed, patrons will be encourage to use BPL neighborhood libraries at:

* Borough Park, 1265 43rd Street, (718) 437-4085
* Cortelyou, 1305 Cortelyou Road, (718) 693-7763
* Flatbush, 22 Linden Boulevard, (718) 856-0813
* Kensington, 410 Ditmas Avenue, (718) 435-9431  (Posted: February 18, 2011)
 
Change of Meeting Location for 1/13/11
The Land Use Committee meeting on the proposal by Grand Prospect Hall to build a hotel in their parking lot will still be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 6:30 PM, but the location has changed.

The new location is PS 10, which is located at 511 Seventh Avenue, between Prospect Avenue and 17th Street.

You can download the meeting notice with the change of location below.  (Posted: January 12, 2011)
 
Youth Committee Canceled
Tonight's Youth Committee meeting has been canceled due to the weather forecast. Check back with the board or the website soon for the new date.  (Posted: January 11, 2011)
 
Community Board 7 has New Chair and First Vice Chair
As of January 1, Community Board 7's Chairperson is Fred Xuereb and its First Vice Chair is Cesar Zuniga. Both moved up one position with the resignation (from the Executive Committee, not the Community Board) of Chairperson Randy Peers.

The position of Second Vice Chair is currently vacant.  (Posted: January 04, 2011)
 
Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE)
The Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) is launching it's volunteer recruitment campaign and asking partners to please share this information with their staff, community and constituents. Volunteers for HOPE commit to assist overnight on Monday, January 31, from 10:30pm until 4:00am. A brief online training will be available upon registration and a more detailed training will be provided on the night of HOPE.

For additional information or to register to volunteer please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/dhs. If you need further information, or would like to request additional HOPE 2011 flyers, posters or other marketing materials, please feel free to contact the HOPE 2011 Team at (212) 697-5366 or hope@dhs.nyc.gov.  (Posted: January 04, 2011)
 
Institute for Senior Action (IFSA)
Join the Institute for Senior Action (IFSA) and learn how to get more involved in the legislative process and be an effective advocate! The 10-week IFSA program integrates critical aging policy issues with practical grassroots action. Classes focus on a wide variety of subjects including: navigating the federal, state and local legislative processes, public speaking, understanding senior benefits and entitlements, techniques of social action, and much more. Apply today!

Institute for Senior Action
Thursdays, March 17th - June 2nd, 2011
10am-2:30pm
Hudson Guild Elliot Center
441 West 26th Street
Manhattan

For more information, or to request an application, please contact Bola Aribidesi at (212) 273-5261 or ifsa@jasa.org. All adults 55+ are invited to apply.  (Posted: January 04, 2011)
 
Weekly Milling and Repaving Schedule for CB7 12/12/10 to 12/18/10
The Department of Transportation will be milling and paving in our district next week on the following dates and streets (weather permitting):

* Monday 12/13/10 - 54th Street, 1st to 8th Avenues

* Tuesday 12/14/10 - 40th Street, 2nd to 8th Avenues
and
51st Street, 3rd to 8th Avenues

* Wednesday 12/15/10 - 40th Street continued, 51st Street continued
and
62nd Street, 2nd to 7th Avenues

* Thursday 12/16/10 - 40th, 51st and 62nd Streets continued

* Friday 12/17/10 - 40th, 51st, 54th Streets continued  (Posted: December 09, 2010)
 
Hamilton Avenue CAG meeting
Tonight's meeting of the Hamilton Avenue Community Advisory Group has been postponed (new date TBD) due to a scheduling conflict with DSNY. A new date will be chosen in the new year.  (Posted: December 09, 2010)
 
CB 7/Brooklyn's Testimony Concerning Vision 2020 Available
CB 7/Brooklyn has made a download available of its testimony in response to the Department of City Planning's Vision 2020, Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Draft. The attachment will also be posted to the Land Use Committee's page.  (Posted: November 15, 2010)
CB 7/Brooklyn Vision 2020 Response
 
November 30 Land Use Committee Meeting Canceled
The joint committee meeting between our Land Use Committee and that of CB12/Brooklyn has been canceled and will be rescheduled. No day has been chosen yet for a rescheduled meeting.  (Posted: November 15, 2010)
 
Youth Services Committee Canceled
The Youth Services Committee for November 8, 2010 has been canceled. No new meeting has been set.  (Posted: November 08, 2010)
 
197-a Plan Available on the Land Use/Landmarks Committee Page
CB 7 has made our entire (all 250+ pages) of our 197-a Plan available in PDF format on our Land Use/Landmarks Committee page.  (Posted: November 03, 2010)
 
Community Board 7 Meeting Minutes Now Available on Website
Community Board 7's monthly Board Meeting minutes are available on our website for the first time. The Word document is attached to this announcement. In future months, you will be able to find the meeting minutes on the Executive Committee page.

Please note that this is the previous month's (September's) minutes, which were approved by the board in October. October's minutes will be available once they are corrected and approved at our November meeting.  (Posted: November 03, 2010)
CB 7 September 2010 minutes
 
23rd Annual Holiday Gift Drive
Community Board 7 is accepting donations of unwrapped new toys for girls and boys (infants to 12 years old).

Please bring your donations to our office at 4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street) no later than Friday, December 17.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, please contact our office at (718) 854-0003 or email us at communityboard7@yahoo.com for information.

These donations will be distributed to needy children from this community through local community-based organizations.  (Posted: November 03, 2010)
 
Vanderbilt Street Playground Celebration
Celebrate the Newly Renovated
Vanderbilt Street Playground

Monday, November 1, 2010
11:30 A.M.

The Vanderbilt Street Playground is located near Vanderbilt Street and Prospect Park Southwest.

Please RSVP via email to elandau@prospectpark.org
For more information call (718) 965-8953  (Posted: October 19, 2010)
 
CAPITAL & EXPENSE PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMITTEE MEETING POSTPONED
Community Board 7's Capital & Expense Pblic Hearing and the Meeting of our Capital & Expense Committee has been POSTPONED to Monday, October 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM.  (Posted: October 13, 2010)
 
Middle School Principal's Forum
Community Education Council - District 15
Middle School Principal's Forum
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 7 PM

PS 295/MS443 New Voices
330 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Subway: F train to 15th Street/ D, M, N, R to Prospect Ave

Bus: B63, B67, M5, M6, M7  (Posted: October 06, 2010)
 
Autum Health Fair
An Autumn Health Fair:
"Clocks Should Fall back"...Not You

Thursday, October 21, 2010
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Our Lady of Angels Auditorium
347-74th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209

Free Screening
* Balance and flexibility testing
* Home safety evaluation and information
* Simple home exercise & information
* Information on treatment options

Please RSVP by calling Phyllis Lawless at (718) 630-7588 by October 15  (Posted: September 29, 2010)
 
Citywide High School Fair: October 2 & October 3
The annual Citywide High School Fair will be held this weekend, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 at Brooklyn Technical High School, located at 29 Fort Greene Place off DeKalb Avenue. The fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days.



This event provides a great opportunity for parents and students to speak with representatives from the City's public high schools. Families will also be able to attend various information sessions related to the high school admissions process. Translated materials and interpretation services will be available. For more information, visit the High School Admissions website .



Please help us with our outreach efforts by sharing this information with any families who may be interested in the event.



If you have any questions, please call the Office of Student Enrollment at (718) 935-2399.  (Posted: September 29, 2010)
 
Sunset Park Meeting: NYC DOT Greenway Workshops, Round 2 - Route Selection
The second round of community planning workshops for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, led by NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), will host a planning session for the Sunset Park community on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Michael's Church, 352 42nd Street.

DOT will present route options and gather feedback as to the community's preferred alternative. Route options will reflect information gathered at DOT's first round of community planning workshops, which were held in March/April 2010.

These planning workshops will continue to inform DOT's master plan for constructing the greenway, so please mark your calendars and tell your neighbors.

To RSVP, email brooklynwaterfrontgreenway@dot.nyc.gov  (Posted: September 23, 2010)
 
Help Plan the City's Waterfront!
Vision 2020
The New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

The Department of City Planning is hosting a public meeting on October 12, 2010 to get public input on the Draft Recommendations of Vision 2020: The New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. A presentation of the plan's goals and draft recommendations will be followed by an opportunity for public comment.

Citywide Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor, New York, NY  (Posted: September 23, 2010)
Draft recommendations
 
Love Your Block Grant Awards
NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City invite you volunteer-led neighborhood group to apply for a block transformation grant and receive:

* Grants from $500 to $1000
* Support from City agencies, including DOT, DSNY and Parks to help revitalize your block
* Assistance with local media coverage for your event

The application deadline is November 15, 2010.

For more information, contact Saleen Shah (212-822-9566) sshah@citizensnyc.org
or
January Sanalak (212-822-9564) jsanalak@citizensnyc.org  (Posted: September 23, 2010)
To download an application:
 
Welcome to Our New Website!
Community Board 7 is pleased to be able to (finally) have a website up and available to anyone who wishes to access information about the board or issues within our community.

Please understand that this site is a work in progress and we will update information over the next few weeks so that we have a very comprehensive and informative site.

Please feel free to share your experience with this site and make suggestions for improved content and information. Feel free to contact us at communityboard7@yahoo.com  (Posted: September 14, 2010)
 
 
 
 
  26th Annual Holiday Gift Drive
 
  IMPORTANT PUBLIC FORUM
 
  25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive
 
  ASP Regulations Return August 6, Enforcement Begins August 13 in area west of 4th Avenue
 
  Windsor Terrace/PS 154 Greenmarket is open
 
  CB 7 votes against truck rerouting
 
  Alternate Side Regulation Suspension Announced for Phase 2
 
  Alternate side parking regulations to return for most of the community
 
  20th Street Truck Route Study Link Available
 
  Youth Services Meeting is Cancelled!
 
  Alternate Side Parking Suspension Flier in Spanish and Chinese
 
  Alternate Side Parking Regulation Suspended in Much of Community for 6 to 8 Weeks
 
  Basic Tree Maintenance workshop
 
  Youth Summer Job Fair
 
  Windsor Terrace Neighborhood Library Service Upgrade
 
  Change of Meeting Location for 1/13/11
 
  Youth Committee Canceled
 
  Community Board 7 has New Chair and First Vice Chair
 
  Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE)
 
  Institute for Senior Action (IFSA)
 
  Weekly Milling and Repaving Schedule for CB7 12/12/10 to 12/18/10
 
  Hamilton Avenue CAG meeting
 
  CB 7/Brooklyn's Testimony Concerning Vision 2020 Available
 
  November 30 Land Use Committee Meeting Canceled
 
  Youth Services Committee Canceled
 
  197-a Plan Available on the Land Use/Landmarks Committee Page
 
  Community Board 7 Meeting Minutes Now Available on Website
 
  23rd Annual Holiday Gift Drive
 
  Vanderbilt Street Playground Celebration
 
  CAPITAL & EXPENSE PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMITTEE MEETING POSTPONED
 
  Middle School Principal's Forum
 
  Autum Health Fair
 
  Citywide High School Fair: October 2 & October 3
 
  Sunset Park Meeting: NYC DOT Greenway Workshops, Round 2 - Route Selection
 
  Help Plan the City's Waterfront!
 
  Love Your Block Grant Awards
 
  Welcome to Our New Website!