Working Together to Make PLG a Better Place to Live.
PLGNA was incorporated in 1969 by PLG residents who opposed unfair real estate and bank practices like redlining and wanted to form a working interracial neighborhood. One of its first projects was to document 300 abandoned and 300 deteriorating buildings within the neighborhood. In 1973, PLGNA became involved in a landmark legal battle to combat redlining. Over the years, it has helped tenants to organize unions and blocks to form associations; supported safety programs; transported seniors; developed youth programs; and served as an umbrella organization for other neighborhood groups.
Let’s discuss the Future of PLG, Saturday September 28th
We’ll be screening Kelly Anderson’s My Brooklyn followed by discussion with your neighbors.
Date/Time: Saturday September 28th, 4pm - 6pm Place: Grace Chapel 1800 Bedford Avenue, Grace Reformed Church
(between Lincoln and Lefferts)
This is the trailer for My Brooklyn, a documentary by Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean that documents the ways government and corporations colluded to remake Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall, displacing longtime businesses and shoppers. More information can be found at www.mybrooklynmovie.com. Like us on facebook at www.facebook/MyBrooklyn.
When: Monday, September 30th 2013, 7:30pm Where: Erasmus HS Auditorium, 911 Flatbush Ave (btw Church and Snyder)
City Council Candidate Forum, Aug 22
Let’s meet the candidates and learn how they plan to address issues affecting our community.
Candidates Mathieu Eugene, John Grant, Sylvia Kinard and Saundra Thomas all plan to attend.
We’re compiling a list of questions for them. Please do submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Thursday August 22, 2013 Time: 6:30pm Place: Gabriel’s Episcopal Church 331 Hawthorne St
Community Meeting with Captain Lewis, August 8
Captain Lewis of the 71st Precinct would like to meet as many people from the community possible at the next Community Police Meeting. He wants to discuss quality of life issues on and near Flatbush Avenue. People should come with their concerns and experiences related to crime and quality of life in this area.
The meeting will be well-attended by the 71st precinct and will include the Commanding Officer (Captain Lewis), officer Martinos (the community affairs officer) and several detectives and officers. They are very interested in hearing about residents’ experiences and concerns. Please come!
Our focus for this event will be on the OceanAve/Parkside Ave side of the lake.
We will scan and clean the banks of the watercourse for harmful debris such as plastic, fishing line and hooks and other trash.
We will also reach out and speak to visitors about the effects of feeding waterfowl and how they can become better stewards of the park’s wildlife.
When: Sunday, July 28th
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (Please arrive a few minutes early as we will be distributing supplies)
Where: Meet at the Rustic Shelter located inside the park by the lake near the Parkside and Ocean Ave entrance
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See you then!
~WILD for Prospect Park Steering Committee
Wildlife Interests, Learning and Development (WILD) for Prospect Park is a group of community members committed to ensuring that Prospect Park is safe and healthy for all animals and plants that call the park’s incredible ecosystem home.
WILD seeks ways to address and remedy hazards to flora and fauna, and identify solutions towards an improved environment.
WILD aims to promote compliance with Prospect Park’s established rules and regulations through education and awareness by helping visitors learn to appreciate and respect urban wildlife and fostering empathy for all beings with whom we share this multi-purpose park space.
NAB Community Services Hearing, Jun 18th
Time and Location
Tuesday, June 18th 6:30pm - 8pm
Crown Heights Library
560 New York Ave, Brooklyn 11225