Did you lose a bird recently?
We stopped at 6th Ave veterinary yesterday (Saturday 5/18) then a woman with a kid & a goldendoodle came in and said that they had just found (or rather a parakeet had found them) at the park. The bird had flown up to the dog and started playing with it.
She brought it to the vet hoping that they could take it, but the office was closing and no staff were there. The bird climbed right up onto my partner's finger, onto her arm, and nuzzled into her neck & hoodie. The parakeet wasn't afraid of our dogs either.
We took the bird and ended up at Unleashed (pet smart?) on 7th ave to buy a crate and some food. Fortunately for us, an animal rescue shelter was there - and the guy driving the van does bird rescue!
He said it was a girl. She was cold and hungry. She was a bit thin so probably had been loose for a few days.
If this is your bird, please contact:
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E 3rd Street
open daily 11a-7p
We gave her up to the driver. We told him to name her Molly. He said parakeets usually go pretty quickly - so hopefully she will find a good home.
Anyone know what happened in front of the Museum last night? Lots of cops, saw a few cars in the street, a woman with cuffs on, a bike in the middle of the street. It looked like it should be bad, but didn't see an ambulance or anything indicating a big accident.
Formerly the site of 3-Ds, this site has undergone a really slooooow renovation over the course of the last three+ years:
Today (May 18, 2013), I was able to look in at the inside, and see that carpentry tools are finally absent. Tables and chairs are in place and ready for use.
In addition, a website (complete with some branding) has recently been launched: http://www.islandczcafe.com/
Here's what this location used to look like:
Based on my view, this place looks like it will be the type of venue that serves alcoholic drinks.
However, in a sign that we may still have a while to wait, there has been no activity with the SLA or the Community Board that I am aware of.
.... navigating this process often takes several months.
Does anyone think this site is actually going to open prior to July 4th?
So the city provides hundreds of them for the Brooklyn Marathon but zero for the West Indian Day parade. Hmmm...I wonder why.
This summer I will be doing a summer course in New York at the Miami Ad School (located in Dumbo near the Brooklyn bridge). I'm looking for a place to stay during those 3 months, but as an international student (I live in The Netherlands) it's quite hard to exactly understand where it's safe to life and where it's not. Hopefully you guys can help me out.
Currently I'm looking at 2 appartments (via nyurbanliving.com ):
Kingston ave / St Marks ave
What's this block like?
Nostrand ave / Eastern Parkway
What's this block like?
Would you guys consider these apartments a good deal and in a good (enough) neighbourhood for a student? Is it easy to find transportation from here to Dumbo?
Thanks a bunch!
GRL'D CHZ PLZ
July 23, 2011- Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen launches at Dekalb Market, in Downtown Brooklyn.
The how the where and perhaps the why
I have never seen this many porta-potties in my life.
FUN & INTERACTIVE WAY TO GET YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS ON TRACK
Finally get your business plan done and have fun doing it! Do you stress out at the mere thought of planning your business? But you know how important it is to have clear goals and action steps for your business to succeed. This workshop is designed just for you! Instead of staying stuck and frustrated, how about having fun while moving forward with the [b]Right Brain Business Plan 1-1/2 day workshop on June 7th & 8th, Friday night 7-9:45PM and Saturday 9AM-4:45PM in Brooklyn.[/b]
This interactive workshop is based on the bestselling book The Right Brain Business Plan by author/coach Jennifer Lee and led by licensed facilitator & artist, Karen Friedland. You will learn a visual, creative and accessible process to illucidate your vision, goals and actions. Even the traditional (a.k.a. “intimidating”) parts like competitive analysis, marketing and finances will be tackled in a way that’s creative, inspiring, engaging and expressive (just like YOU!)
This fun and interactive workshop is perfect for you if…
* You've tried to do a business plan the "traditional way" and you got stuck, overwhelmed, and demotivated
* You already have a business plan, but you need to breathe new life into it
* You can't stand spreadsheets
* Numbers numb you out
* AND you’d be a heck of a lot happier planning your business in the same intuitive, authentic, and expressive way that you live your creative life (yes, indeed, it can be that fun and fulfilling!)
You get the following (and much, much more!) from this workshop:
* Detailed, do-able assignments… that deal with all the parts of a business plan, from start to finish
* Intuitive exercises and inspiring materials… that tap into your natural creative genius, transforming drudgery into joy
* Hands-on support, guidance, and accountability… from a licensed facilitator plus the wisdom and perspectives of your fellow creative cohorts in the circle
* A copy of the best-selling book The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success by Jennifer Lee
* A follow up coaching session with your facilitator
What people have said about the Right-Brain Business Plan® and Karen Friedland:
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Plus, if you register by May 24th, save $50! Register with a friend and you both get 10% more off!
When the art world starts selling paintings of a topless Bea Arthur for almost $2 Million, it makes me wonder what the true value of my Weiner is.
Join us for the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Baby Expo – Sunday June 2, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the International School of Brooklyn (477 Court Street) in Carroll Gardens presented by A Child Grows in Brooklyn (www.achildgrows.com/expo)
The event is for expectant and new parents (of children up to age 3) and will be a day of fun and education, where participants can interact with other parents, exhibitors and experts. Exhibitors will showcase products and services covering all phases of life as a new parent!
Bring your partner, a friend or the whole family (older children are welcome!) and enjoy free lunch in our Fairway Café, play in our movement room and get comfortable in our nursing lounge!
Attendees can learn about and shop for everything from gear, clothing and furniture, to child care services and organic baby food. Hands-on activities include testing baby carriers, strollers and car seats, participating in demos, and learning how to make baby food.
Parents (and parents-to-be) can attend seminars about preparing for birth and post-natal care, navigating the new-parent world in Brooklyn, raising a good sleeper, best gear for baby and kids, and more.
Everyone will be entered to win awesome raffle prizes throughout the day, individually valued between $50-$850. Giveaways include strollers, high chairs, car seats, carriers, kid classes, tickets, gift certificates and more.
VIP ticket holders will receive a gift bag hand made by Hiho Batik, which will include a BabaSling Lite by Joovy (retail value $99), and many other full-sized samples and premium gifts from sponsors, valued at over $250. Premium ticket holders will receive a gift bag filled with fabulous samples from our sponsors, values at over $150.
This summer I'll be moving from Chicago to a 2br apartment in Crown Heights just off Eastern Parkway. The apt is amazing.. living room, dining room, kitchen, foyer and the price is AMAZING. Like really amazing.
The problem is that my potential roommate who just got a job in NYC is scared to move to Crown Heights because she thinks there is too much violence.
Since I'm from Chicago, AND I grew up in a gentrifying neighborhood with boarded up houses, corner drunks, illicit drug activity, the "violence" in NYC doesn't make me scared to move to Crown Heights. That same lakefront neighborhood is coveted now. The neighborhood where my mother bought a boarded up house for $20,000 and now houses go for $500,000 STILL barely has any commercial activity (we only have Popeyes and J&J Fish and one cafe that closes at 6:30pm). So in short, Crown Heights would be heaven for me.
My potential roommate on the otherhand is scared of the violence that has been reported in Crown Heights. I'll admit that the news coming from the neighborhood is very skewed. Up until 1.5 yrs ago, all the online articles ONLY talked of violence and NOTHING else. So I can understand why she might have this view of the neighborhood. And I'm not doubting that violence still exists too.
So what can I say to her to convince her to move here or is it a lost cause? Should I just let her find another neighborhood and PAY DOUBLE?
Please join the Friends of the Berms this coming Saturday, May 18 from 10 am-Noon for cleaning and greening of the Plaza Street Berms.
We'll meet at our usual spot - the corner of Plaza St & Vanderbilt Ave. - and then move to the day's work area. Please try to arrive by 10:00 so we don't miss you! All hands are welcome - adults and supervised children, experienced or not. Gloves and tools are provided.
Please also mark this upcoming date on your calendar: Saturday, June 15 (10 - 12 noon)
Whether or not you can attend this time, you can help us spread the word.
Please: Print the attached flyer and post it in your building lobby, elevator, laundry room. Forward the email or flyer to neighborhood list serves and bulletin boards. Tell a friend or neighbor about Friends of the Berms
We hope to see you!
Friends of the Berms
If you have a reasonably obedient dog and want to participate, you are welcome to join.
We are gathering with leashed dogs at 3:30 and walk at 3:40.
To enter> contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Brower Park Dogs through facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brower-Park-Dogs/193621164016854
Or show up on Kingston south of St Marks by 3:30.
You may also participate in our community contest for most popular canine by submitting a photo of your dog with name and brief info. Deadline for submitting photo is Friday at 7 pm
If you haven't a dog, too bad for you. Still, you shouldn't want to miss this fun event.
The Brower Park Dogs Parade at The Kingston Avenue Festival Sat. May 18th.
Over the next few days, you will start to see this flyer posted in lots of places around "Crown Heights West":
The flyers advertise a community meeting which is planned for 7 PM Tuesday, May 21st, in the synagogue on St. Johns, between Classon and Franklin.
...the one near the shuttle tracks.
This meeting is a follow-up to one which took place at a nearby school about 2 months ago, which was attended by over 200 people.
22/F moving to Prospect Lefferts Gardens specifically near the intersection of Bedford Ave and Lenox. What is this area like? Places I should check out? Safe? Any and all insight appreciated.
anyone know what this place is going to be?