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






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




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

Learn About Your Eligibility for Public Benefits

The office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is partnering with Benefit Kitchen, a Brooklyn-based company that is helping New Yorkers learn about their eligibility for benefits like child care, public assistance, SNAP, and many others.

Benefit Kitchen is a financial literacy app that connects working families with a path out of poverty. In ten minutes, a head-of-household can learn about potential eligibility and dollar amounts for up to eighteen federal, state, and local benefits. In the U.S. there are currently 10.5 million families living in poverty. But $80B in benefits are left on the table every year. In New York and California, only half of eligible families receive SNAP and a mere 7% of eligible families receive all of the top three benefits (SNAP, childcare, and healthcare). Benefit Kitchen helps close this knowledge gap and empowers families to apply for (and receive) the benefits for which they’re eligible.

Download the app or visit www.app.benefitkitchen.com to get started. Use the “agency code” bbpbenefits. Log in with an email address and take 10 minutes to answer the questionnaire. When you are done, you will have eligibility information and dollar amounts for all the benefits you and your family can receive.

Once you have this information, the office of the Brooklyn Borough President can help you apply. You can contact the Constituent Assistance Center at 718-802-3700 or call/visit Brooklyn Job Centers on www.nyc.gov/2b6ew12.

4/14-15 Event: Begin Again


Building on the success of 2016, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office brings Begin Again to Bedford-Stuyvesant this April to give Brooklyn residents an opportunity to deal with summonses for low-level offenses quickly and easily right in their community. These summons warrants – ordered when people fail to answer a ticket for minor quality of life offenses such as drinking alcohol in public or being in a park after closing – have ballooned into a total of over a million in New York City, with about a quarter originating in Brooklyn. These open warrants weigh down an overburdened courts system and can hold back individuals who have them on their records.

Of the 2,588 Begin Again participants who have attended events so far, no one has been arrested and all have received consultation with attorneys from Legal Aid on how to resolve their warrants and on any other legal issues they had.

For more information and to pre-register: 718-250-3888






Free Legal Services for All

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is pleased to present Free Legal Services for All at the People’s House, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209  Joralemon Street, Downtown Brooklyn.

Legal services are offered in a variety of fields. Please call 718-802-3777 to make an appointment.


Free Legal Services for All


04/14 Event: Veterans Empowerment Symposium & Awards Luncheon


Every Monday: Helping Veterans Find Employment


Events for the Week of September 14-18, 2015



bklyn hosp

PB Budgeting

employment fair at kings plaza on sept 17

source 360 LC

For more information or updates to the schedule of SOURCE360 events:

Website: http://thesource360.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/source360
Join The Conversation: #2015SOURCE360, #SOURCE360

Contact: source360@thenorthstargroup.biz.

Peace Over Violence March-Prayer Walk 9.17.15

Job Search Skills Training 18 and 25 Sept 2015

Jazz966 sept - oct 2015 Schedule

9/18 & 9/25 Event: Interview & Online Job Search Training for Veterans

The American Red Cross, in partnership with the Manhattan VA, is offering two “Resume Writing and Job Skills Training” sessions to assist military veterans looking for employment. The first will be on Sep 18th and the other on Sep 25th.  Both session from from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The sessions will be held at the VA Manhattan campus, the deadline to register is August 28th.

The trainers are experts in Information Technology and Human Resources.  The goal is to help veterans improve their resumes and learn how to effectively use employment websites to post their resumes and look for jobs.  We will also have training in interviewing.

Please feel free to forward this information along with the attached flyer to any veteran you think might benefit from the training and to your social media contacts.

job search skills training

Events for the Week of August 10-14, 2015

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc

Flip the switch

East New York How to market your business


Summer Movie under the Stars

SBA 101