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: http://stewardship.nycparks.org/library/tree_guard.php
And here is a list of the treeguards they offer, and the prices: http://www.milliontreesnyc.org/downloads/pdf/tree_guard_donation_table_2014.pdf
Thanks to Randall for bringing this info to the block association’s attention!
The April block association meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm on Tuesday April 1st at 1230 Dean Street.
Please bring a light refreshment to share with others.
Request from Transportation Alternatives
Spring Beautification Project
*Please feel free to submit other agenda items
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 ( email@example.com ) by Monday, February 3rd.
Please be reminded that a Block Association is scheduled for Tuesday Oct. 29th 7pm @ Nostrand Pub.
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!).
Our next block association meeting on Monday April 15th at 7pm at Connecticut Muffin.
There will be forms available to sign up for a tree guard (or have your existing tree guard replaced or repaired).
Thanks, see you then!
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: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=47318
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.
Our next Block Association Meeting will be held on Tuesday ,October 2nd @ 6:30pm.
- Citizens Committee for New York City grant
- 1200 Dean Street Google Group
Where: Bedford Central Presbyterian 1200 Dean Street Brooklyn New York 11216
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 (http://www.brooklynanimalfosternetwork.org) 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: http://www.indiegogo.com/Suna
Thank you so much!
Judith and neighbors,
P.S. Check in the updates section for more details about Suna’s needs! Thank you so much!
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)