from Brooklyn Based Tip Sheet: May 19-25:
Atlantic Yards Art
Students in Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts MFA Program have spent the past semester creating visual interpretations of the Atlantic Yards controversy. Now they’re inviting the community to participate in their art-based conversation as they present their work in “A Question of Domain: Art About Atlantic Yards.” The exhibition begins at 6:30pm in the playground located on 6th Avenue between Dean and Bergen Streets (look for the U-Haul parked on Bergen) and then moves indoors to the lower level of Southpaw at 8pm.
The block association’s clean-up and beautification day April 17th was a big success. Over the course of the day around twenty five people of all ages swept the streets, planted flowers in the street tree beds, distributed mulch around the playground trees, and constructed wooden street tree guards. No doubt you have seen some of the changes as you have walked through the neighborhood.
There is still more work to do. Window boxes and planters will be distributed following May 15th. A few more tree guards will go in place soon. And keep watering the tree beds and trees — spring has been a lot drier than anticipated. New trees like 10 gallons of water a week!
As our neighborhood changes, our block association is committed to making it cleaner, safer, greener and more liveable.
DSBA Monthly Meeting
(held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays)
TIME: Monday, May 17th
7:30 – 9:00 pm
PLACE: 638 Dean Street, (btwn. Carlton and Vanderbilt)
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
- Block Party Planning: It’s official: the date of the block party is June 26th. Come to this meeting to contribute to the block party plans. There is a lot that needs to get done!
- Atlantic Yards: Are you struggling to understand what is going on? Come with your questions and concerns. Among other things, we will discuss the recent approval of mechanical demolitions for the arena block, the locations of construction staging, the problems caused by increased traffic, and continue laying plans for the future.
YOUR INPUT IS ESSENTIAL – PLEASE INVITE YOUR NEIGHBORS