Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Council Member Bill de Blasio, Community Board 7, Friends of ChurchAvenue, KWT Neighbors, and the Windsor Terrace Alliance.

Come and share your ideas on Residential Parking Permits in a community forum!
Date/Time: Wednesday March 26, 2008, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: Shepherds Hall at Holy Name Church
245 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

RIP - Estelle

It is with great regret and sorrow that Estelle will be closing its door. The space is now officially up for rent. Rent is $1400 - space is renovated and ready to move in. The store has a full basement. The landlord is open to a food business ie: coffee/tea house.

Also available for rent is a small space next to Tonnino's Pizza on East 5th across the play section of Greenwood Playground

Saturday, March 15, 2008

F Rehab

New York City Transit last month presented an outline of its plans to rehabilitate the F subway line, and especially the Culver Viaduct (the elevated section running from Carroll Street to 7th Avenue) to the Park Slope Civic Council. The plans include a major rebuilding of the Smith/9th Street Station, as well as a significant revamping of the 4th Avenue Station. Work on the line is expected to begin toward the end of 2008, and NYCT hopes to complete the project sometime in 2012.

During the first phase of the project, from November 2008 to August 2010, F service will run as normal, and G train service will be> extended to Church Avenue indefinitely. During later phases of the work, there will be some reconfigurations of service, and temporary suspensions of service to certain stations for several months of work. The good news is that 7th Avenue will have continuous service throughout, as will 4th Avenue, though at times 4th Avenue straphangers will have to use a temporary platform. And longer term, there's a good chance that we will see F Express service become a reality once the rehabilitation work is completed.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Falafal Fusion Open for Business

There is one review on YELP. Here's an excerpt and a picture of the front of the menu.
The pita was fresh and fluffy and the salads were great. The place was clean and roomy. They have a variety of breakfast items and sandwiches.
Let's all try and support it in hopes we get more non-pizza and chinese restuarants.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Where the Locals at?

Pistolera is on thier southwest tour but back in NYC for the date below.
3/29 - Knitting Factory - NYC
w/Rana Santacruz, Uli & The Gringos & Fresa Salvaje

Bubbles the Clown at WT Library

Upcoming events at the Brooklyn Public Library
Windsor Terrace Branch - 160 East 5th Street

Thursday, March 13, 3:30 p.m.
Visit with Bubbles the Clown and enjoy singing, dancing and face painting.

Friday, March 7, 2008

We're Pooped!

Two emails in two days regarding the poop! Here goes:
The Poopiest Blog - I mean BLOCK in Brooklyn (The Big Orange Spot)

Kensington has gone to the dogs
My days as a high school football player were lackluster. I wasn't left with trophies, accolades or championships. When it was over and the time came for more responsible pursuits, I wondered if I had carried away anything purposeful from those "glory days" on the field, as the Bruce Springsteen song goes. Well, thanks to my life in Kensington, many years later I have come to realize that sports helped prepare me for life. The team's practice routines were full of drills. One exercise called for running through a series of tires or ropes. The trick was to move along by stepping exactly within the tires or between the ropes, without tripping up on anything. "Precision stepping" is a skill also needed by any pedestrian looking to maneuver the sidewalks of Kensington without, let's call it, getting his or her shoes untidy. For the former footballer, it's the tire drill all over again, just without the stopwatch. Some of our neighbors who are dog owners possess a very low character. I would venture to say there's more inconsiderate dog-walking going on in Kensington than there is lobbying going on in Washington. How did allowing one's animal to disgrace the public domain became tolerable, even fashionable? I have witnessed dog owners actually walk away from a "hit and run" in broad daylight with a virtual swagger, as if they were thinking, "Heh, heh, that was a good one." There is no worse disgrace to a neighborhood. I believe this problem warrants strong enforcement and harsh penalties. First offense should incur a costly fee - hundreds of dollars. Second offense ought to incur a month jail time. Nothing short of such a system will make a difference. However, I do not know what can be done, or if authorities are interested to, you'll excuse the pun, step in. Does anyone else feel frustrated about this? Can anyone suggest a plan? Is it me, or is there something seriously wrong with a neighborhood being continuously besieged by canine droppings? I have better ways to put my old football skills to use.

Blogade in Kensington

March Brooklyn BlogadeThe monthly social event for Brooklyn bloggers takes place on Sunday in Kensington at the Old Brick Cafe. Bad Girl Blog hosts. Bloggers are encouraged to share favorite entries and pictures. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. $15. 507 Church Avenue (between Ocean Parkway and E. 5th Street).