Filming: Wednesday May 24 (DanceAfrica 2017″ )

On Wednesday May 24 2017 a Theater for “DanceAfrica 2017” is scheduled to film scenes at the following locations:

EXT Opera House 05/24/2017 08:00 AM – 05/24/2017 02:00 PM 
319 ASHLAND PLACE between HANSON PLACE and LAFAYETTE AVENUE, Brooklyn (Exterior)
Description: Theatre Load in
VTU Request: No


• Street Side: East
• Street Control: 1/2 Block

Permit# 351704

Filming: Tuesday May 16 (Ardene)

On Tuesday May 16 2017 a Still Photography for “Ardene” is scheduled to film scenes at the following locations:

Ardne 5.16 05/16/2017 07:00 AM – 05/16/2017 12:00 PM 
Fort Greene Park : Central Lawn South, Brooklyn (Exterior)
Description: Tennis Court 6: taking pictures of 2 models in work out clothing at and around the tennis courts. working with handheld camera and scrim all easy portable no heavy equipment on tennis court. with behind the scene video
VTU Request: No

Permit# 350869

Apply for the Homeowner Tax Credit

If you own a house that is listed on the State and National Registers of
Historic Places individually or is contributing to a listed historic district and
located in an eligible census tract, you may qualify for a state historic
rehabilitation tax credit equal to 20% of the repair costs.

▪ You must own and live in the house.
▪ The repair costs must exceed $5,000 and you must spend at least 5% on exterior work.
▪ All the work must be approved by the Division for Historic Preservation before you begin.
A wide range of work items are eligible, including the repair of walls, floors, chimneys, doors and windows as well as new roofs, mechanical systems, electrical wiring and plumbing. The credit does not cover work outside the house, such as landscaping, fencing and new additions.

For more information, download the Homeowner Tax Credit Handout. Enclosed is the NYS Tax Credit Application Form.

For tax credit information, applications and assistance, click here or call 518-237-8643.

State of the District 2017

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Past-Present-Future Count Down to SOTD 2017

As my team and I reflect on the past 3.5 years that we have served District 35, we are overjoyed by the many victories that we have won to strengthen and revitalize our beloved community. Over the next three weeks, we will be counting down to my Third Annual State of the District, which will feature an overview of our successes during my first term as Council Member for Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, parts of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant. We are not done yet, this is only just a preview of the amazing work that we have accomplished collaboratively as one community and the vision for our future. I invite you to join me on Thursday, May 18th at 6PM along with your family, friends, and neighbors at the Ingersoll Community Center located at 177 Myrtle Avenue.


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4/28 Event: Unity Night 3 – Know Your Rights!

Unity Night 3 – Know Your Rights!

Friday, April 28th from 5PM – 7:30PM

P.S. 139 Alexine A. Fenty School – 330 Rugby Road Brooklyn, NY

  • Featuring workshops on immigrant legal rights and resources, community organizing and coalition building, housing/tenant rights.
  • In attendance: Ditmas Civic, The Legal Aid Society, American Civil Liberties Union, The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Council of People’s Organization, Jews for Radical & Economic Justice, P.S. 139/P.S. 217 Families
  • Free potluck community dinner and childcare
  • Interpretation in Bengali, Urdu, Haitian Creole, Spanish