New York Tree Trust Tree Guard Program

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We are undertaking efforts to get the city to provide tree guards for the remaining tree beds on our block that do not have them. But in the meantime, residents are able to have one installed through a donation program run by the New York Tree Trust. You basically look through the styles they offer, and sizes then make the requested donation, and they will handle everything. It seems that this is cheaper than privately going elsewhere to have this work done, and certainly quicker than waiting for the city to approve the expense.

You can read more about the plan here:

And here is a list of the treeguards they offer, and the prices:

Thanks to Randall for bringing this info to the block association’s attention!

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.

2nd Annual Spring Planting “Kids Are Blooming” event on June 1, 2013

Please join us for our second annual spring planting and block beautification event “Kids Are Blooming” on Saturday June 1st. There will be free mulch for planting and we will be selling flowers for planting. Enjoy pot luck refreshments (and please feel free to bring something!).

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)