Housing: What can you do?
"My Brooklyn" - documentary has a companion guide with suggestions to drive discussions on what to do. I’ve listed them below to spark some solution based discussions. To learn more click through. You’ll find more details and links to resources.
Affordable and Low-Income Housing
- Strengthen the city’s rent laws
- Protect and maintain public housing
- Protect Mitchell-Lama housing
- Ensure that newly built housing is truly affordable
- Stop speculation
Equitable Economic Development
- Demand that public subsidies and other economic development programs are used to create
genuine public benefits
- Rezone equitably
- Stop unfair commercial displacement
- Strengthen the community boards
- Respect community-led planning
- Increase the transparency of the New York City Economic Development Corporation
- Make Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Public-Private Partnerships more transparent
What you can do?
- Donate to progressive organizing around these issues
- Hold elected officials accountable
- Organize in your community
- Go to a community board meeting in your district
- Know your rights
Link to companion guide
Photo credit: curbed.com
"Irresponsible" and "out of control" were just a few ways neighbors described the 23-story residential tower planned for 626 Flatbush Avenue, between Fenimore and Hawthorne Streets just a block from Prospect Park. Last night during a standing-room only town hall meeting organized by the Prospect Park East Network, residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens expressed their deep disapproval of the development, which was first announced by developer Hudson Companies last summer. A number of city officials and politicians, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, were there to hear their concerns—and boy, did they get an earful.
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Reminder - Town Hall with Eric Adams, Monday April 7th
Come out and express your thoughts about new development constructions.
In the meantime, feel free to ask questions or express an idea/opinion in either the
- comment section below
- facebook page
- by email to me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- by email to plgna at mailto:email@example.com
I’ll try my best to find you an answer.
Trail Blazers Summer Camp Open House, April 12
The nation’s second oldest summer has found a home in PLG.
They’ve recently moved their offices to 394 Rogers Ave, just off of Empire.
They’re having an open house on Saturday, April 12th from 10am - 4pm
Trail Blazers is teaming up with PLGNA and other community organizations to help bring Youth programming to PLG.
Let’s give them a warm PLG welcome. Stop by, get to know them and learn more about their programming.
Check them out at http://PLG.trailblazers.org
Trail Blazers knows how to appreciate the environment and find enjoyment in all it has to offer. Whether it is a densely built urban setting in New York City or a natural forest, lake, or garden that flourishes within the urban setting, there is plenty to do and learn – all you need to do is look up and around and explore.
Prospect Park Carousel Opening Thursday March 27th
Good spot for a happy video…
The kid with the Happy face in the pic is my son. He’s having fun no doubt, but trust me, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the carousel as much as he does:)
I had a few of these while growing up in the Bronx. Some of the SYEP jobs I had included “all things” at the Lehman College Cafeteria and cleaning and grooming the Woodlawn Cemetery. It wasn’t the most glamorous work, even down right creepy sometimes, but I did learn some things and earned a few bucks to boot. It was good to be busy.
Youth must be 14 or older to qualify.
I’ve linked the paper and digital application below. Help me get the word out… Thanks - Martin
The Parkside Empire Flatbush Ave Merchants Association Meeting
The newly formed merchant association will be holding their first general meeting on Monday, January 27th.
** from their press release **
The Parkside Empire – Flatbush Avenue Merchants Association is holding its first
General Meeting on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 7:00 pm, at DR. Cuts, located at 612 Flatbush
Avenue, near Chester Court.
We invite all the merchants along Flatbush Avenue, between Parkside >and Empire, as
well as interested area residents, to join us for a “meet and greet”, and >a short meeting.
We will discuss our plans for the Merchants Association, and ask for your input and
support. We want to make sure that this strip of Flatbush Avenue continues to thrive while
maintaining its unique character. Our mission is to help and support our local merchants, while
also catering to the needs of the community.
We need our merchants to get involved, as well as the residents in our community. We
are establishing several committees and will need volunteers from our merchants and our
residents to make this a successful organization. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
If you have any questions, please call me at 718-875-2000.
VP for Communications
Obamacare Info Session, Nov 2nd
Saturday, November 2nd 2013
11am - 2pm
1401 Flatbush Ave, Room #104
Brooklyn, NY 11210
* NYC Council Member Jumaane D. Williams
* Assembly Women Rhoda Jacobs
* Health First
* Brooklyn YMCA
* Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
email or post your questions here.