Our 2011 Block Party was a great time!

June 27, 2011

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Thanks to everyone who came out and made our block party a success, with special shout outs to the organizers, BBQ grillers, face-painters, game-organizers, raffle-ticket-sellers, street-cleaners, Millie & Ed Barreto, Brad White of Primerica and DJ Felix!

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for their generous donations!

Ample Hills Creamery
Beast Tapas Bar, Restaurant, Lounge
Cataldo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
Christie’s Jamaican Patties
Dubai Mini Mart
FDNY Engine Co. 219 & Ladder Co. 105
James Restaurant
Kaz An Nou French Caribbean Restaurant
Maya Taqueria
Met Foods
Tracy Collins Photography
Wine Exchange


Community Meeting: ADDRESSING THE RODENT PROBLEM

June 21, 2011

Please note the meeting location has changed.  Please be prompt.  The meeting will end on schedule.

ADDRESSING THE RODENT PROBLEM

Time: Thursday, June 23rd, 6 to 7 pm
Place: Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt

Sponsors: Council Member Letitia James, Dean Street Block Association
Invited: NYC Department of Health, NYC Department of Sanitation, Empire State Development Corporation, Forest City Ratner Corporation

Subject:  Areas of our neighborhood currently are engaged in a battle with rats.  http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/66  At this meeting we will review sources of the problem and develop a strategy to address them. 


Block Party! This Saturday, June 25

June 18, 2011

Dean Street Block Party

Saturday, June 25, Noon – 6PM

Invite your family and friends! Bring out your lawn chairs, grills, coolers, frisbees, footballs and games!  The block will be closed to traffic so we can enjoy the space!

There will be a firehouse and ambulance tour for the kids, as well as games and always popular face painting!

DJ Felix will be providing the music.  Work on your moves for the dance contest!

Local stores and restaurants are generously donating food or funds.  Thank you!  (I’ll give them a proper shout-out when I know the full list)

We have lots of great donations for our raffle so far, including many from local restaurants. Tickets are only $1.

NOTE: There will be NO PARKING on Dean Street between 6th & Carlton Avenues during our block party.

More information? Want to help?
Please contact Rhona Hetsrony, 516-509-3890 or rbk888@aol.com

See you Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 


Atlantic Yards 2011: Real Governance Matters

June 7, 2011

It’s been more than a year since Atlantic Yards broke ground, and more than four years since the project was approved. Now construction may take 25 years or longer. Promised jobs and affordable housing haven’t materialized, while hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars have been spent already.

Join the BrooklynSpeaks sponsors , Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and other local elected officials Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:00PM at Atlantic Terrace for a community forum on real reform of Atlantic Yards oversight. Find out what community organizations and local legislators are doing to make Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation accountable to Brooklyn and to New York City.

http://www.phndc.org/events/atlantic-yards-2011-real-governance-matters

June 11, 2011 – 2:00pm
Atlantic Terrace
673 Atlantic Avenue (corner of South Portland Street)

One Minute Voices – Episode 2 – Doug

June 6, 2011

This is the second episode in a series of one-minute, casual, interviews with people who live and work in the neighborhood of the Dean Street Block Association (DSBA), 6th to Vanderbilt Avenues, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York. This episode is an interview with Doug, a 17-year resident of Dean Street.

Yes, I know this episode is much longer than one minute (the entire conversation was about 10 minutes). Rules are meant to be broken, right?

Do you live or work in the area? Would you like to add about 60 seconds of your voice to the conversation? If so, contact me at tc[at]3c[dot]com.


One Minute Voices – Episode 1 – Abdul

June 1, 2011

This is the first in a series of one-minute casual interviews with people who live and work in the neighborhood of the Dean Street Block Association (DSBA), 6th to Vanderbilt Avenues, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York.

This first episode is an interview with Abdul, one of the owners of the Dubai Mini Mart at 486 Dean Street at 6th Avenue. The store sits diagonally across from the southeast corner of the under-construction Barclays Center of the Atlantic Yards project.

Do you live or work in the area? Would you like to add about 60 seconds of your voice to the conversation? If so, contact me at tc[at]threeCeeMedia[dot]com.


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