Thank you for your response so far to Participatory Budgeting (PB) Vote Week. You’ve been terrific. The cycle ends on April 15 so there’s still more time to vote. If you can’t make it to a site, you can vote on line by clicking here:

Any resident of my district age 11 (or in the 6th grade) and older can vote – even if you are not a registered voter. All you need is an ID (license, passport, IDNYC), a utility bill, or some other document stating your name and address.

So get out and vote! And thanks for you continued partnership.

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Tenth Graders, Meet Me on Broadway

How Broadway Bridges® Works

What is Broadway Bridges®?

Broadway Bridges® is a program developed by The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway Industry, in partnership with the Office of Arts and Special Projects of New York City’s Department of Education. Its goal is to bring every tenth grade student in a New York City public high school to a Broadway show. By bringing students to live theatre on Broadway, the League is working to cultivate the next generation of theatregoers and professionals.

How does a school purchase Broadway Bridges® tickets?

A teacher or administrator from a New York City public high schools should fill out a simple Broadway Bridges® application; you can find it here. For our pilot season in winter 2017, The Broadway League worked closely with the NYC DOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects to invite schools with a demonstrated interest in the performing arts. Every season, Broadway Bridges® and the Arts Office will include more schools–regardless of their performing arts programs–with expanded ticket offerings until we achieve our goal of giving every tenth grader in a New York City public high school the chance to see live theatre on Broadway.

Requesting Tickets

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets cost $10 each for students and chaperones. Producers offer tickets that typically sell for anywhere from $40 to $160 each for just $20 to Broadway Bridges® participants. In doing so producers demonstrate a long-term commitment to partnering with New York City and welcoming all its residents. The Broadway League pays the balance of the $20 ticket plus $3 in fees ($13 per ticket) to ensure an accessible price for all students.

Can we purchase Broadway Bridges® tickets to any performance?

Blocks of tickets will be available for evening performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and matinees on Wednesday and Thursday. Participating schools will receive a schedule of available Broadway Bridges® performances.

Can any school buy Broadway Bridges® tickets?

Only New York City DOE high schools are eligible for Broadway Bridges® tickets. If your school is a public, non-DOE high school in New York City and you would like to participate in Broadway Bridges, please contact Robin Aronson at

Will we receive paper or electronic tickets?

Broadway Bridges® tickets are all paper. You will pick them up on the afternoon or evening of the assigned performance at the Will Call box office window in the theatre’s lobby. Plan on arriving at least a half hour before the show is scheduled to begin to make sure you have time to pick up and distribute the tickets and go through standard security.

I’m a tenth grader-can I get tickets?

Only schools can purchase Broadway Bridges® tickets. We encourage you to tell your teacher and principal about the program and ask them to enroll in it.  You might also be interested in becoming a member of Theatre Development Fund ( Membership is free for students and as a member, you can purchase discounted tickets ($9-$47) to a wide range of performing arts events in New York City, including Broadway shows.

Milling & Paving Preview, Spring 2018

Courtesy of Brooklyn Community Board 2

You are forewarned: All of the work will take place at night.

The Department of Transportation has announced the streets that it plans to mill and pave in Community District 2 in “April” and “Spring” 2018, as it is scheduled on a spreadsheet received from DOT. The list is subject to change and the scheduled work is weather dependent.

Flatbush Avenue, between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue
Hanover Place, between Fulton and Livingston streets
Hoyt Street, between Fulton and Livingston streets
Duffield Street, between both Nassau and Tillary streets and Myrtle Avenue and Fulton Street
Park Avenue, in both directions, between Clermont Avenue and Ryerson Street

Front Street, between Old Fulton Street and Hudson Avenue
Myrtle Avenue, between Duffield Street and Washington Avenue
DOT schedules overnight milling and paving due to daytime traffic volume. The agency recognizes that the noise is annoying but doing the work during the day is deemed infeasible. Thank you in advance for your forbearance.

Weekly notices will follow, generally on the Thursday or Friday before the week when work is scheduled. Vehicles left on the streets when work is ready to be performed will be relocated, generally within three blocks.

Free Visits for Artists of 101 Spring Street

Judd Foundation is pleased to offer free visits of 101 Spring Street for practicing artists in New York.

If you are an artist living and working in New York, please contact to book your visit. Fridays at 11:00am are reserved for free artist visits. Reservations on public visits Tuesday through Saturday are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please provide a range of available dates so that we can best accommodate your preference.

The New York Artist Engagement Project is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Trunk and Distribution Water Mains Replacement PROJECT #: BED777 Weekly Bulletin for March 19-23, 2018

Enclosed is the “Weekly Bulletin” regarding BED777 – Look-Ahead 03-16-18.  Please note that during that week operations such as: Installation of Con Ed Ducts, Excavation and installation of 20″ DIP WM, Installation of CB and Chute Connections and Installation of CFA Piles for the 15″ Sewer will be taking place.

Now-June 2018: Free Pre-K to 5th grade field trips to Brooklyn Children’s Museum


March 19-23: Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Notice

Dear Community,

Attached for your information is the Atlantic Yards Project PPB Construction Alert March 12 and 19. A Community Notice about overnight work and paving  at 461 Dean Street is also attached.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The ESD Atlantic Yards Team

(212) 803-3736

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