March to End Violence – Thursday June 7th @ 5:30 P.M.

From the SOS Crown Heights website:

We need your help to end gun violence in Crown Heights. Please join Save Our Streets Crown Heights (S.O.S.) for our annual March to End Gun Violence on Thursday, June 7th, convening at Brower Park at Kingston Avenue and Park Place at 5:30 PM and departing at 6 PM. The March will be an opportunity to celebrate the reduction in shootings in the S.O.S. target area in the past two years, from 23 incidents in 2010 to only 12 in 2011, and an opportunity to commit to taking action to make our streets safer. Before the march, S.O.S. will host a block party from 12:00 – 4:00 PM on Park Place.

The March to End Gun Violence is part of Save Our Streets Week, June 2nd – June 10th, a week of events to celebrate our accomplishments, identify the costs of gun violence in our neighborhood, and discuss the next steps in reducing violence in the neighborhood. Religious leaders throughout Crown Heights will commence and close the S.O.S. Week of Peace with “Worship Weekends” June 2-3 and June 9-10 by dedicating their religious services to nonviolence messages. Monday, June 4th will be “Virtual Peace Day” when we spread our message online, and on Tuesday, June 5th we will have our first Peace Games, a day of games for people of all ages in Brower Park, 4:30-7:00 PM. We will also screen Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed at The Candy Rush at 733 Franklin Avenue, on Friday, June 8th at 8:00 PM. Please see the complete schedule below. Please see more details on our blog.

S.O.S. needs volunteers to run this week of events. If you can volunteer at any time during the week of June 2nd – June 11th, please email Eliana at

“Kids Are Blooming” a huge success!

We had perfect weather, and a huge turnout for our first “Kids Are Blooming” event on Saturday. Here are some photos. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this happen, and to those who helped plant all those beautiful flowers!

You can also view the photos in hi-res at Flickr:

Kids Are Blooming – Saturday, May 12, 2012


is proud to present

Kids Are Blooming All Along Dean Street!

Meet your neighbors, plant some flowers, celebrate living on one of Brooklyn’s most beautiful blocks.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Planting and Fun All Start at 10:30 AM

We’ll supply all the plants, the soil, the tools and the water. You supply the desire to help make Dean Street an even more beautiful place to live.


1230 Dean Street Additional water station at 1251 Dean Street


1:00 PM at 1236 Dean Street

Face Painting, too!

Hey, is that a rose on your nose?

What truly makes our block beautiful are the people who live on it. Including you. Please join us on this special day.

Click here to download the flyer to print out: PDF Flyer

77th Precinct Community Council Meeting – Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:30 P. M

Please be advised that the next meeting of the 77th Precinct Community Council Meeting will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:30 P. M., at the precinct house located at 127 Utica Avenue @ the corner of Bergen Street. The meeting is held every second Monday of the month at the precinct unless otherwise noticed.

December Block Association Meeting – Dec. 6th at 6:30 P.M.

The next 1200 Dean Street Block Association, Inc. meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM Tuesday December 6th 2011 at 1236 Dean Street (ground floor). Please note the new location!

Homeowners and tenants are welcome.

Real estate agent Barbara Brown Allen will join us to discuss the state of commercial real estate in the neighborhood.