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/

Investing Techniques for Moderate Income Earners

Investing Techniques for Moderate Income Earners
Sponsored by the
Honorable Rodneyse Bichotte Female District Leader
42nd Assembly District
Medgar Evers College

Saturday October 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
Saturday December 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM EST


Bedford Central Community Development Corp in partnership with Medgar Evers College Adult and Continuing Education division will be offering

Estate Planning- Wills Trusts
Saturday Nov. 12, 12PM-3PM, 1 session $75

Financial Planning and Budgeting -Saturday
Nov. 19 & Dec 3, 12PM-3PM, 2 sessions $95

Register online at

Sponsored by the
Honorable Rodneyse Bichotte,
42nd Assembly District

Register Now!
The partnership with Medgar Evers College and Bedford Central Community Development Corp. is a great one, please take the time to review their entire catalogue.


Wayne Devonish
Bedford Central Community Development Corp.

Brooklyn Queens Land Trust: Celebrating Our Gardens

Positive RSVPs to 718.963.7020 or

You’re Invited
Saturday, November 19, 2011
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Brooklyn Job Corps Academy Center
585 DeKalb Avenue – 2nd floor. (near Nostrand Avenue.)

Celebrating Our Gardens

Thanking the Gardeners for keeping open spaces as meaningful neighborhood resources, maintaining green and healthy environments of outdoor places of beauty, creating a greener community for us all to enjoy, and growing healthy foods for our families to eat.

Guest Speakers:
Chris Randall, New Haven Land Trust, Connecticut – Executive Director
Ethan Winter, Land Trust Alliance, North East Program – NY Conservation

Invited Guests:
Congressman Ed Towns;
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery;
City Council Members: Al Vann, Darlene Mealy, Diana Reyna, Eric Adrams, Leroy Comrie, Letitia James, Mathieu Eugene, Rubin Wills, Stephen Levin;
State Assembly Members: Annette Robinson, Barbara Clark, Hakeem Jeffries,Vivian Cook;
Trust For Public Land-NYC Programs: Andy Stone, Joanne Morse;
Professor Timothy Leslie, Long Island University – Bees in the Gardens;
Andrea S. Zayas, Principal, La Cima Elementary Charter School – Children and Gardening;
District Leaders Olanike Alabi, Robert Cornegy Jr., Walter Mosley III;
Brooklyn Job Corps Academy Center; Citizens Committee for New York City

Join us for good food and fun with fellow gardeners and friends.

Meet ‘n Greet – 1:30 p.m.
Program – 2:15 p.m.
Food, Entertainment – 3:00 p.m.
Giveaways and Raffles – 4:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Queens Land Trust (BQLT) is a 501(c) (3) not-profit organization.
Tax deductible donations are welcomed — 677 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Speak Up About Parking Issues in Crown Heights

From our friends over at the Crow Hill Community Association:

***Hearing on Wednesday 11/2***
Council Member Letitia James and Brooklyn Speaks Urge the
Community to Speak Up for Residential Permit Parking in Central Brooklyn!
read more here:

***Hearing on Tuesday 11/15***
Public Hearing On the Reduction of Alternate Side Parking for
Community District 8
read more here:

November Block Association Meeting – Nov. 1st at 6:30 P.M.

Good Evening Neighbors,

The next 1200 Dean Street Block Association, Inc. meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM Tuesday November 1st 2011 at 1251 Dean Street (ground flr)

Homeowners and tenants are welcome.


* New York Landmarks Conservancy James Mahoney

*Crown Heights North Association Inc. Suzanne Spelling

*light refreshments & libations


This is the home for the 1200 Dean Street Block Association in the Crown Heights North Historic District of Brooklyn, NY. We’re just getting this set up, but we will be posting news, information and events taking place on and around our block.