Pandemic has made all kinds of public meetings move online, and the Police Community Council (PCC) meetings are no exception. However, Sector Meetings have always been intended to be neighborhood-specific and more intimate, and the Sector NCOs (Neighborhood Coordinating Officers) are committed to holding them live. 70th Precinct NCOs held
Callender takes it all in. Nathan Thompson/BklynerSector D Meeting St. Paul’s Church March 11, 2020. The NCO meetings are smaller groups designed to target more specific areas. The idea is to give residents a chance to connect with officers that actually know a particular neighborhood. This differs from
Q Gardens. Nathan Thompson/BklynerIn 1978, the NYC Parks Department established GreenThumb to support a thriving movement of neighbors beautifying and gardening in vacant lots across the city. Forty years later, they are the nation’s largest urban gardening program, assisting over 550 gardens throughout NYC. A few years ago,
Officer Junior Sesay, 70th Precinct. Nathan Thompson/BklynerFLATBUSH – Neighborhood Coordinating Officers (NCOs) Sean Callender and Junior Sesay came to St Paul’s Church to update us on the summer activity in the D sector. They were accompanied by two Officers from the Transit Police. The Transit Police now has NCOs
PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS – New York’s transit infrastructure has been under ever-increasing strain—last Friday and again this Monday, trains were stalled for hours during peak rush hour. Riders were stuck on trains in the midst of the summer’s hottest heatwave. This failure comes off the heels of several high
PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS/FLATBUSH – Zombie House [https://www.facebook.com/RompinShop/] was lit up Wednesday night by the official launch of the Distinction Street Banner Art Campaign [http://www.flatbushavebid.com/events-2/distinction/]. Launched in September 2018, the goal of the campaign is to engage Flatbush Avenue BID [http://www.flatbushavebid.
FLATBUSH — Like much of the community related machinery (Community Board, Neighborhood Association meetings,) the Precinct Community Council takes a break for the summer. Some residents feel the police precinct meetings are one event that should not break then. As life heats up in the summer, connections to the NYPD are
Brooklyn Democrats are organizing, and so it seems, are their clubs. Ernest Skinner Political Action (ESPA): [https://www.facebook.com/groups/259172237537935/] Ernest Skinner (after whom ESPA is named) with 70th Precinct CO Palumbo (Photo by Nathan Thompson/ BKLYNER)Mr. Skinner is an old hand at fighting for change. From
Drummers at the Parade Grounds, National Night Out 70th Precinct 2017. (All photos by Nathan Thompson)Last night was the NYPD’s annual National Night Out Against Crime [/celebrate-national-night-neighborhood-tomorrow/], and in the 70th Precinct, it was one of the best attended ever. This is a political season, so candidates for
(Photos by Liena Zagare/BKLYNER)On June 5, City Council Candidates for District 40 (Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens) held a debate on the most pressing issues facing our district. In case you missed it, check out this comprehensive review of the issues that matter most, before heading over to
(Photo by Nathan Thompson)Notice more flowers and fresh coats of paint in the neighborhood lately? The annual get together to clean up the neighborhood from Newkirk Avenue to Prospect Park earlier this month was deemed a major success, with volunteers of all ages repainting nearly 60 mailboxes and fire
Eva Lewandowski L, Anne Schoeneborn, L2 and volunteers test driving the new bee suits! (Photo via Nathan Thompson)The explosive growth in non-commercial beekeeping has generated excitement throughout New York City, especially since beekeeping became legal here in 2010. But it’s a challenge to find trained beekeepers and appropriate
(Photo submitted by Kim Walker)Saturday morning, March 11 was Mike Smith’s funeral [/community-mourns-70th-precinct-officer-found-dead-apparent-suicide/]. He worked in Community Affairs at the 70th Precinct, so the public saw more of him than the average police officer. When Dominic Scotto transferred out of his CA Post, Detective Kim Walker, an old
Kettle & Thread, 1219 Church Avenue. (Photo by Nathan Thompson)More events inspired by the call to political activism are popping up along Church Avenue. Kettle & Thread is hosting #resist nights every Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm [http://www.kettleandthreadbrooklyn.com], and owner Beth Barraclough is keeping the doors open for
Photo: Raymond Campaign The 40th District has three candidates running against the incumbent Mathieu Eugene: Pia Raymond, Jennifer Berkley [/meet-your-candidate-jennifer-berkley-for-flatbushs-district-40/] and Brian Cunningham [/meet-candidate-brian-cunningham-flatbushs-district-40/]. These candidates are vying to represent Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Read our discussion with Pia Raymond below.