The guy who used to spend every day sitting in front of the deli on the corner of Classon and Lincoln passed away last week. He went by Trini and was presumably from Trinidad, with a strong Caribbean accent. His struggles with the bottle left him with an unfulfilled life, yet he was a fixture in the neighborhood for years. I like to think that his constant presence on the corner added a bit of security to the immediate neighborhood. RIP Trini.
Two buildings are planned for the lots.
Each will be 4 stories.
We are in need of an emergency plumber who won't charge a fortune for a toilet problem (overflow, possible blockage, our plunger ain't doing the trick).
Any help would be most welcome!
Note: You should not freak out yet: It has been on the market for over a year.
In part because It Takes a Village (located off Classon Ave) recently closed, a group of parents are looking to open a new play space for young children:
Our vision is to create a community play and gathering space for children and their families, located at 615 Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Operating as a membership-based organization, we will offer a safe, fun, creative, and nurturing environment for children of all ages, while providing a welcoming space where members are invited to come together under one roof, to build a true community of families.
In order to make this happen we need commitment from 25 families in the neighborhood. Read more to see how your family can help.
This playspace would be directly across the street from the brewery development site:
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Click thru for video of puppeteer on subway....
Can anyone recommend a reliable, affordable landscaping/yard maintenance company, or an individual that performs these services, in the Crown Heights area?
This is not just an excuse to use the word "monger."
I'm intrigued by the three fresh fish markets on Nostrand:
Ses Blue FIsh between sterling and St. johns
Mermaid Fish market at president
and then another one...not sure of the name, up by the A train stop on the east side of Nostrand
I can't find any reviews of these places on the internet or any of mentions of them on these boards. Has anyone shopped there and lived to tell the tale?
A really great article on the proposed expansion:
Following received from Save Park Slope;
Thank you for signing our petition to oppose the massive construction project in Park Slope proposed by New York Methodist Hospital.
Please join your neighbors on Thursday, November 21 at 6:00pm when Brooklyn Community Board 6 will be holding a public hearing on this project at the John Jay Educational Campus (237 7th Ave. between 4th and 5th Streets). Preserve Park Slope and the Park Slope Block Coalition will be organizing a rally beginning at 5:30pm in front of the building. Please attend and voice your concern.
Spread the word about this petition among your neighbors and friends!
If you use Twitter, consider posting the following Tweet to your followers:
- Please join me and @PreservePkSlope in opposing @nym_hospital’s proposed mega-complex in #parkslope http://chn.ge/1dLcWzg #brooklyn
If you use Facebook, consider posting the following status update:
- I oppose NY Methodist Hospital’s mega-complex in Park Slope and have signed this petition to preserve the unique character of the neighborhood and limit high-rise construction in the middle of a residential landmark district: http://chn.ge/1dLcWzg
Dear Ms. Whynot,
We wanted to let you know that we are reorganizing and redirecting our business. In the near future, AweDacity Boutique will operate as a pop-up shop in different locations and as an online business.
We have been very happy on Washington Ave. We met lots of interesting people and formed many friendships, but the time has come for us to move on. Keep an eye out for our pop-up shop next Spring and be on the lookout for the re-launch of our website.
Thank you so much for your support and patronage and come take advantage of our big sale! Just in time for holiday shopping... Everything at AweDacity is now 50% off.
Come quickly for the best selection... Our last day will be Sunday, November 24th.
...Till we meet again, be happy and healthy and have an amazing 2014!
Dana, Miguel and Staff
They scored Starbucks as a sponsor.
Please join us at the PLG Arts Membership Launch
Help us support the arts, the neighborhood, and your quality of life in one fell swoop!
Come to our special cocktail party to meet current and new members, and learn more about our goals, activities, and history.
Where: The Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave (betw Sterling & Lefferts), Brooklyn, NY 11221
When: Friday November 22, 7-9 PM
Over the last 6 years, PLG Arts has focused on the vibrant creativity of the residents of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods. Our successes to date, though impressive, have been accomplished with a fairly small number of dedicated volunteers. You probably already know PLG Arts through some of our activities:
· Art exhibitions at the Tugboat Tea Company coffee shop
· Jazz at the Inkwell (twice-a-month music series)
· Theater program kickoff event August 17
· Mural near the Q train and on Flatbush Ave (beautification of construction site by local artists, including children)
· Mural on Fenimore Street off Flatbush, etc. (filling in the blank spots with creativity!)
· Neighborhood Group Art Show 2011 (over 3,000 attended in just 2 weeks)
By joining PLG Arts, you will help us create and sponsor more visual arts, dance programs, theater events, and music for the children and adults of our community. Here are just a few of the benefits you will receive as a member:
· Be among the first to know about PLG Arts events
· Enjoy “Dinner with the Artist” events
· Receive discounts from local merchants who also support PLG Arts
· Platinum Membership provides free access to PLG Arts events for a year
· Artist Memberships and Institutional/Corporate Memberships also available
Come share a cocktail and join your neighbors in local arts!
We look forward to seeing you there.
(Please RSVP to [email protected] so we can cater for numbers)
Grahame Conibear, Rina Kleege and Brian Fernandes-Halloran
After seeing a bunch of EMS and police vehicles on Lincoln between Underhill and Washington, I did a little digging and found:
Units O/S with a EDP inside the location armed with a gun.
364 Lincoln Place
11/17/2013 4:07 p.m.
O/S: On scene
EDP: Emotionally Disturbed Person
Hopefully this ends well...
The round table will be moderated by Fordham University Professor, Christina Greer and Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner.
What: Future of the Council: A discussion between leading candidates for NYC Council Speaker
Who: Councilmembers confirmed Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mark Weprin, Daniel Garodnick; (others invited)
Moderators: Susan Lerner and Christina Greer
When: Monday, December, 2nd , 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Details: A Free-wheeling Roundtable discussion. This event is free and open to the public - please join us and bring friends!
This beautiful pup is looking for a home. He was saved from being euthanized at the CACC with only few minutes to spare. Keith has been staying in a great foster home with people that love him, but unfortunately because of their increasing crazy work schedule Keith is in desperate need of a real home.
We know a lot about Keith and his personality -- He is about 1.5 years old and a lover boy. He is housebroken, crate trained, neutered and has had all his shots. Keith does not have any "issues" and is very smart. Keith has also been working with a trainer to polish all his manners. However, Keith is also very strong, so will definitely need a home where he will get exercise or with a nice yard to play ball. Keith does not like cats, but he is OK with other dogs.
If Keith is adopted in Brooklyn (within the areas covered by our walking services), HouseBroken is willing to do the daily afternoon walk for free.
If you are interested in learning more about Keith please contact us. He needs a home for the holidays!
I have been watching this forum for years hoping that we may be able to organize/create a dog run in Crown Heights. I was thrilled and inspired by our Franklin Ave. community garden and sad to see it abruptly shut down. While I'm still hoping we will eventually find a location and the funds to open a dog run, in the meantime my dog has been stuck socializing at fire hydrants when we're lucky enough to run into friends.
I have a safe, fenced in backyard where my dog plays, and I was thinking it would be nice to have a small dog meetup where dogs could run free in my yard, possibly on a Saturday 10-11am. I am located near the corner of St. Marks/ Classon Ave, (Neptune Diner).
If you have a small dog and you are interested, let me know. If you'd like to join us but that time doesn't work for you, send me a note also.Write a gratitude list everyday and see the blessings in your life magnify immensely
Anyone have a handyman they use that they would recommend? Basic light maintenance and light fixture installation/removal.