Next Block Association Meeting: Tuesday Feb. 4th, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Please be advised that a block association/community meeting with Deputy Inspector Eddie Lott and Community Affairs officers of the 77th Precinct has been scheduled for Tuesday February 4th,2014 @ 6:30pm.

The meeting will be held at Bedford Central Presbyterian Church located on Dean and Nostrand avenue. In order to make the best possible use of our time, and afford those individuals who cannot attend the meeting an opportunity to ask questions, I am requesting that questions be submitted to our Google address ( ) by Monday, February 3rd.

2012 Making Strides of Brooklyn NY

There will be an American Cancer Society event to raise money for breast cancer research on Sunday October, 21st in Prospect Park at 9:00 am. “2012 Making Strides in Brooklyn”. You can sign up or donate from this link:

From the site:

Your reason for walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides walk is as unique and special as the story that motivates you. More than likely, you’ve been affected by breast cancer in some way, and our Making Strides walk empowers you to make a difference and fight back. This is your opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors, remember those we have lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end it forever.

Making Strides events are a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love.

Help for our neighbor Mia’s dog

Our neighbor was hospitalized and suddenly several of us needed to care for his dog, Suna.  When we realized Suna would need more long-term care, the Brooklyn Animal Foster Network ( came to the rescue and found Suna a wonderful foster home.

Then, she went to the vet.  We had no idea that her medical issues were so extensive, and her vet bill is really high.

We’d like to raise funds to pay for her vet, and also raise money for food and a few supplies.  Any assistance provided will really help!

Visit the fundraising page here:

Thank you so much!

Judith and neighbors,

Brooklyn, NY

P.S.  Check in the updates section for more details about Suna’s needs!  Thank you so much!

1200 Dean Street is in the running for the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Very exciting news!

Crown Heights semi-finalists are:

  • CHCA’s Franklin Avenue Merchants Association (Franklin Avenue between Park Place and Sterling Place, east side)
  • 1200 Dean Street Block Association, Inc. (Dean Street between Nostrand and New York Avenues)
  • Crown Street Block Association, (Crown Street between Bedford and Rogers Avenues)

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

New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Awards

Have a great idea for a community improvement project? Apply for a New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Award! Citizens Committee for New York City awards grants of $500 to $3,000 to volunteer-led groups to work on projects that bring neighbors together and that have a positive impact on the community. We also offer project planning assistance and skills-building workshops.

Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate effectively for better housing conditions, and start school recycling programs.

The New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods application deadline is January 31. For a grant application, please visit For more info, call/email Emi Wang at 212-822-9563/