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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5/6 Event: Annual Health Fair

The FSBC Christian Community Health Team Announces The Annual Health Fair

Saturday May 6, 2017

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Open to the public

Free services, including:

  • Adult/Children physical examinations
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Diabetes and cholesterol screening
  • Pap smear/Mammogram/OB-GYN
  • Seminars/Health Teaching/Nutrition
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Podiatrist
  • Dentist
  • Psychiatrist & Counseling

Event held at Eglise Baptiste D’Expression Francaise, 204 Vanderbilt Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

For more information, call (917) 202-4984.

4/27 Deadline: Senior housing opportunity at Mitchell-Lama development

Interested in living at 9000 Shore Road Brooklyn, NY? Seniors (age 62 and over with a limited income based on the household size) have an opportunity to apply for housing within the Mitchell-Lama senior development, supervised by New York State Homes and Community Renewal must submit their applications for the studio waiting list for 450 applicants by April 27th, 2017 at 11 am.

If selected, qualified veterans, who served during times of war and reside in New York State, or their surviving spouses, will be afforded an admission preference. All other applications will be processed in order of selection. Qualifications will be based on HUD Section 8 and IRS 42 Tax Credit Program guidelines.

Interested persons may obtain an application by writing to Shore Hill Housing and include a STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE, no smaller than 9 x 4 inches, to:
Shore Hill Housing Associates, LP 9000 Shore Road Brooklyn, NY 11209 Attn: Management Office/Application.

Completed applications must be sent by REGULAR MAIL TO THE POST OFFICE BOX stated on the application (no certified, priority, registered, overnight or express mail will be accepted). Applications must be mailed in a white #10 business size envelope (4 1/8″ x 9 1/3″)/ Applications received after the deadline date will be returned. If more than one application is received, the applicant will be disqualified.

5/18 – Join Brooklyn Public Library and Borough President Eric L. Adams for an event celebrating Brooklyn’s older adults!

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5/12 Event: Mother’s Day Luncheon

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4/19 Event: Celebrating Historic Preservation in Crown Heights North

 

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Celebrating Historic Preservation  in Crown Heights North

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:45 p.m.

 

5:45 p.m.: Refreshments

6:30 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

6:45 p.m.: Presentations

 

Hosted by the Crown Heights North Association and 

the New York Preservation Archive Project

 

Join us for a celebration of the historic preservation movement in Crown Heights North, Brooklyn. The character and history of Crown Heights endures through the memories of its residents and the architectural beauty of the streetscape. The evening’s speakers have contributed to that lasting legacy by documenting oral histories and by campaigning for historic landmark status of unique sites and neighborhoods. The program will showcase oral history initiatives by the New York Preservation Archive Project, and the successful historic preservation achievements of the Crown Heights North Association, emphasizing the current designation efforts in the Crow Hill community. The event will also feature exemplary work by the Weeksville Heritage Center to preserve the Hunterfly Road Houses, establish an African American History museum at the site, and to document essential stories of Crown Heights communities.

Speakers will include:

  • Tia Powell Harris, President and Executive Director of Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Suzanne Spellen, board member of the Crown Heights North Association, writer and architectural historian, and contributor to Brownstoner
  • Gabriel Solis, a Brooklyn College student who is conducting oral histories in Crow Hill as well as photo surveys to assist the landmark preservation campaign
  • Anthony C. Wood, Founder and Chair of the New York Preservation Archive Project, an organization that promotes the history of New York City’s preservation movement through public programs, accessible primary source archives, and oral histories
  • Deborah Young, Co-Founder and President of the Crown Heights North Association, dedicated to the preservation of the historic buildings of the Crown Heights North community, and the revitalization, economic advancement, housing stabilization, and cultural enhancement of its residents

 

This event will take place at the:

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11213

 

RSVP HERE

 

Visit the event page for more information on this program.


 

Image: Crown Heights North, photo by Carl Forester, 2007; Courtesy of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission