Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Help publicize Begin Again – the District Attorney’s program that stops the criminalization cycle by disposing of outstanding summonses and summons warrants. We want to make sure that everyone in our community who can benefit knows about Begin Again.
Your assignment: distribute flyers about the program for 2 hours between now and April 13. Let us know when you can help, and if you can print out leaflets or want us to get them to you. We will give you a specific assignment so that activities of volunteers are coordinated and we get great coverage.
Also, let us know about neighbors and organizations that also can help get the word out to people likely to benefit.
Contact JED MARCUS or KATRICE CLERMONT at INFO@ONECOMMUNITYNYC.ORG OR 718-643-6555.
More about the Program: Begin Again can free people who find their lives limited by low-level criminal matters. There is no risk in participating. Participants have to attend on April 14 or 15. Preregistration is encouraged to speed their processing. A downloadable flyer with information is available below.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EVENT FLYER.
The second page of the PDF has a full list of FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
Please help us distribute the flyer and spread the word about this great program.
FORT GREENE ASSOCIATION OPEN MEETING
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
Side entrance: 85 South Oxford Street
(between Lafayette/Fulton Street)
Doors open at 7pm.
PRESENTLY ON THE AGENDA:
- BQX Connector Proposal – with Emma Pfohman, Sr. Project Manager, NYC Economic Development Corp. Participate in a discussion about the creation of a new state-of-the-art streetcar line running from Astoria, Queens to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which could service some 400,000 New Yorkers. Click here for more info.
- NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer – NYC Looks to the Future.
- One Community Project – presented by Jed Marcus, Esq.
- Other neighborhood stakeholders have been invited
- Question and Answer Session to follow
MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD ON THESE AND OTHER COMMUNITY ISSUES
The Fort Greene Association gratefully thanks the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2016 Holiday Party held December 2 (in alphabetical order):
Brooklyn Music School
Greene Grape Provisions
Greene Grape Wines
Green Light Bookstore
Cafe Habana/Habana Outpost
Peaches Shrimp & Crab
Piece of Velvet
Theater for a New Audience
Wallabout Seafood & Co.
And to Gardell Green Garden for the donation of the Holiday Tree
Please thank these donators for a successful party by visiting their locales and enjoying once again their services.
Board of Directors
Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of Song and Good Cheer at the FGA’s ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
At the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1st Floor,
(Jarvie Room/Gym) between Lafayette Ave & Fulton St.
Don’t miss our spectacular local merchant gift raffle!
Dinner will be provided by your favorite restaurants. Entertainment and beverages by the FGA. Admission is $15 per person and includes five complimentary raffle tickets, food and beverages.
Children welcome at No charge!
This year’s spectacular Local Merchant Raffle features generous prizes of gift certificates for dining, shopping and services right here in Fort Greene! With admission you’ll receive 5 complimentary raffle tickets. Admission proceeds fund the FGA which helps to provide holiday dinners to the needy.
We hope to see you there!
The 33rd Annual Fort Greene House Tour is being held on May 1, 2016 from noon to 5pm. This self-guided walking tour provides inside access to one of Brooklyn’s most interesting and diverse neighborhoods, In addition to our wonderful selection of homes to visit, this tour features two special reservation-only guided tours: A backstage tour of the 1908 Brooklyn Academy of Music and a guided tour of Fort Greene Park featuring access to the Prison Ships Marytyrs Monument. Reservations to our special tours are available only to PayPal purchasers and must be arranged in advance. For more information go to www.fgahousetour.org. Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased either via PayPal (through the website) or at the following local establishments (cash only). Day-of-tour tickets are $30 and can be purchased solely at BAM (cash only).
Tickets are available at the following Fort Greene locations (until April 30):
- BAM Box Office, 30 Lafayette Avenue
- Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street
- Yu Interiors, 15 GreeneAvenue
- Gnarly Vines, 350 Myrtle Avenue
- The Farmers Market, DeKalb Avenue & Washington Park (Saturdays only)
- The Brooklyn Flea, Lafayette Avenue & Clermont Avenue (Saturdays only)
250 Ashland Place, a new affordable housing building in Fort Greene, is accepting applications now through April 11th, 2016
Studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments will be offered to low, moderate and middle income families. The selection process is by lottery giving each applicant an equal chance of selection. There is no application fee. There is no brokers fee. The apartments will be permanently rent stabilized.
Apartments at 250 Ashland Place are beautifully appointed, and feature central air, plank wood floors, granite counters, dishwashers, stainless steel appliances, and washer/dryers (in all 2 and 3 bedroom units). Amenities in the building include: 24-hour attended lobby, fitness center, playroom, resident lounge, concierge, bike storage, and laundry in building (Additional fees may apply).
Eligibility is based on total annual income and household size. The application period runs until April 11 and applications can be submitted at www.nyc.gov/housingconnect. Paper applications can also be requested and must be postmarked by the April 11th deadline. Residents of Brooklyn Community Board #2 will receive a 50% preference, municipal employees will receive a 5% preference and 5% of the apartments will be set-aside for applicants with mobility impairments as well as 2% for applicants with hearing or vision impairments.
For more information about the building and the application process please visit www.ashlandlottery.com
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE FLYER.
Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of Song and Good Cheer at the FGA’s ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY! Friday, December 4, 2015 @ 7:30 PM at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1st Floor, (Jarvie Room/Gym) between Lafayette Ave and Fulton St.
Don’t miss our spectacular local merchant gift raffle! This year’s spectacular Local Merchant Raffle features generous prizes of gift certificates for dining, shopping and services right here in Fort Greene! With admission you’ll receive 5 complimentary raffle tickets. Admission proceeds fund the FGA which helps to provide holiday dinners to the needy.
Dinner will be provided by your favorite restaurants. Entertainment and beverages by the FGA. Admission is $10 per person and includes five complimentary raffle tickets, food and beverages. Children welcome at no charge!
*Please RSVP Roslyn Huebener at 718-744-4910 or email roslyn@HistoricFortGreene.org
We hope to see you there.