The FORT GREENE HOUSE TOUR – May 1, 2016. SAVE THE DATE!

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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)

Apply Now for Affordable Housing at 250 Ashland Place

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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

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FGA Open Meeting – March 14, 2015 @ 7:30pm

FORT GREENE ASSOCIATION
OPEN MEETING
EXPANDED AGENDA 

Monday, March 14, 2016, at 7:30pm, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church,
Side entrance: 85 South Oxford Street (between Lafayette/Fulton Street).
Doors open at 7pm.

ON THE AGENDA:

7:30PM – WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Naomi Dickerson, FGA Chair, with Richard Norton, Acting Chair.

7:35PM –  BAM PARK RENOVATION PROPOSAL: P.C.B. AND TOXIC MATERIAL REMEDIATION PRIOR TO RENOVATION.
Andrew Kalish, Director of Cultural Development. Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

8:00PM – BUFFERED BICYCLE LANE AND TRAFFIC CALMING PROPOSAL: LAFAYETTE AVENUE FROM FULTON STREET TO CLASSON AVENUE.
Abigail Ikner, Planner, N.Y. City Department of Traffic, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Office.

8:20PM – AFFORDABLE HOUSING: 250 ASHLAND PLACE.
Sarah Meier-Nimbler, Manager, Affordable Housing Initiatives, Actors Fund, and Emily Cohn, VP Marketing, Gotham Organization

8:35PM – PUBLIC BUDGET FUNDING: 19 PENDING PROJECTS. 
D.K. Holland.

8:45PM – FORT GREENE HOUSE TOUR, MAY 1, 2016.
Naomi Dickerson, Chair, House Tour Committee.

8:50PM – UPDATE ON EXPANSION OF FORT GREENE HISTORIC DISTRICT.
Howard Pitsch.

8:55PM –  OPEN MIC. As time permits. Please sign up at front desk.

MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD ON THESE AND OTHER COMMUNITY ISSUES
We hope to see you there.

A Grateful Holiday Thank You from the FGA

On behalf of the Fort Greene Association and the almost two hundred friends and neighbors who attended our Holiday Party on December 4, 2015, we give joyous thanks to:

  • Gardel’s Garden, 97 Portland Ave., for the donation of a beautiful tree
  • Barclays Center, for the many free tickets to major events donated at the party and over the year

For delicious food and other donations, thank you to:

  • Aita, 132 Green Ave.
  • Berlyn, 25 Lafayette Ave.
  • Black Forest Brooklyn, 733 Fulton St.
  • Cammareri Bakery & Café, 1 S. Eliot Pl.
  • Crunch, 691 Fulton St.
  • Deniz, 662 Fulton St
  • French Garment Cleaners, 85 Lafayette Ave.
  • The Finch, 212 Greene Avenue
  • Greene Grape Provisions, 767 Fulton St.
  • Greene Grape Wine, 765 Fulton St.
  • Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St.
  • Graziella’s Restaurant, 232 Vanderbilt Ave.
  • Habana To Go Brooklyn, 690 Fulton St.
  • Hoja Santa, 250 DeKalb Ave.
  • ICI Restaurant, 246 DeKalb Ave.
  • Irondale Center, 85 S. Oxford Street
  • Kinjo, 1 Greene Ave.
  • LuLu & Po, 154 Carlton Ave.
  • Madiba Restaurant, 195 DeKalb Ave.
  • Marietta Restaurant, 285 Grand Ave.
  • Mullanes Bar & Grill, 71 Lafayette Ave.
  • National Thai, 723 Fulton St.
  • Olea, 171 Lafayette Ave.
  • Putnam Pub & Cooker, 87 S. Elliot Pl.
  • Roman’s, 243 DeKalb Ave.
  • Scopello, 63 Lafayette Ave.
  • The Smoke Joint, 97 S. Portland Ave.
  • Yu Interiors, 15 Greene Ave.

And to the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church for providing the venue.

We urge our neighbors to enjoy the services of all Holiday Party contributors. And your continued support of the FGA is greatly appreciated.

Richard Norton, Acting Chair, FGA

Don’t Miss the FGA’s Annual Holiday Party, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

fowler's-square_xmasJoin 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.