Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church 85 South Oxford Street (Side entrance between Lafayette/Fulton Street) Doors open at 7pm.
PRESENTLY ON THE AGENDA:
Andrew Kalish, Director of Cultural Development, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership – to discuss BAM Park and new and future developments in downtown Brooklyn
Lynn Ellsworth, Co-Founder of New Yorkers for a Human-Scale City – to discuss limiting real estate campaign contributions, height restrictions and contextual development, air-rights, and the extension of Historical Districts
Keith Stubblefield, Chief Financial Officer of Brooklyn Academy of Music
Jessica Sucher, Manager, Community Engagement at BRIC (Brooklyn Arts and Culture)
Piruz Partow, Executive Director of Brooklyn Music School
Other neighborhood stakeholders have been invited
Question and Answer Session to follow
MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD ON THESE AND OTHER COMMUNITY ISSUES
SAVE THE DATE: The FGA Annual Holiday Party and Fundraiser on Dec. 2, 2016
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.
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.
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!