After a long winter, it is time to clean up!
What: We will pick up trash and debris on the median and the sidewalks between Plaza Street and Washington Avenue. If there is time (and energy) we will also include Underhill to St. Johns.
Where to meet: the rendez-vous point will be outside of 41 Eastern Parkway
What time: 11 am. If you miss the start you will find us on the median.
What will be provided: garbage bags and basic gloves.
Thanks to all who came to participate in our first Earth Day event. It was also an opportunity to speak about the historic district initiative and gather signatures.
After 14 years in business (16 since signing the lease), Bar Sepia at 234 Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights Brooklyn, is slated to close on March 1,2018 a few days shy of its actual anniversary as the Landlord has refused to renew their lease. Bar Sepia is more than a local small business but served for years as an "unofficial" community center. Prospect Heights needs to keep it open.
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If you could not make it you can still help:
Sign the Petition - Go to: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-bar-sepia-protect-neighborhood-small-business.
Contact local officials
On the agenda:
- summary of CuRBA’s activities in 2017
- summary of the work by the historic committee
- report on CuRBA’s finances
- election of officers: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.
- Q& A and misc.
If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please send a short biography (one paragraph) and why you are interested in running to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we will be collecting the yearly membership fee of $10 at the meeting (cash only). Although one can pay at anytime during the year, you need to be in good standing to vote
Creating an historic district in our neighborhood: FROM PARK LANDS TO OUR LANDS
Info Commons Auditorium - Brooklyn Public Library
The part of Prospect Heights between Eastern Parkway, St. John's Place, Plaza Street and Washington Avenue was originally set aside for Prospect Park. Later the Park Lands were sold and slated for townhouses. But by the early 1900s developers consolidated the lots and built multifamily dwellings. These buildings, erected between 1909 and 1929, created one of the first 'modern' apartment house districts in Brooklyn. A neighborhood was born.
On the agenda:
- Historic district committee: upcoming event on Sunday 15 October at the Public Library with PHNDC, mailer, raising funds..
- Special events committee: lessons learned from this year's Labor Day events and how CuRBA can remain engaged as a stakeholder
- Proposal for various events: Daffodil planting on the two blocks and/or in Mt Prospect Park, Halloween event for children and other suggestions
- Elections for CuRBA's officers: deciding on a date and venue
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE: Tuesday 12 September is also election day (Primary Elections).
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be announcing the winners of the 23rd Greenest Block Contest winners in residential, commercial, street tree beds, community gardens, and storefront categories. You’ll have an opportunity to meet this year’s residential winners and view the incredible container and tree bed gardens along Stuyvesant Avenue.
The press conference will feature remarks by Scot Medbury, president of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a representative of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and Renee McClure of National Grid, as well as other invited elected officials.
Agenda (Subject to change)
- Guest: Ede Fox, Candidate for City Council, 35th District
- Update from Various Committees
- Cooperation with PHNDC
- Update on 501c3 status
Chairs of the various committees:
- Historic District: Louise Trubek
- Beautification: Alan Mass
- Rat Committee: Ken Walters
- Outreach to Cultural Institutions: Ken Walters & Janet Linde
On Saturday, March 4th, the first-ever PS 9 benefit concert will be held at Littlefield, a performance space and bar in Gowanus, featuring a fantastic lineup of critically-acclaimed Brooklyn artists! This one of a kind, boundary-breaking collaboration promises a night of phenomenal live jazz along with eclectic samplings of world music, courtesy of an ensemble with roots all around the globe. Don't miss out on a rare opportunity to see these master musicians together on the same stage!
For more information about the performers and to purchase tickets visit:
From the Brooklyn Museum: "Learn how to become more active in your community and connect with vital resources offered by community-based organizations. Includes Cultural Row Block Association on Eastern Parkway (CuRBA), Brooklyn Navy Yard, Black Youth Project 100, NYC Books Through Bars, and the Safe OUTside the System Collective from the Audre Lorde Project."