Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happenings (Free Book Talk April 6)

Two Brothers, One North One South

A Book Talk with Author David H. Jones

Sponsored by The Green-Wood Historic Fund

A story of the Prentiss Brothers, Marylanders who fought on opposite sides in the Civil war and are buried side by side at Green-Wood. Author Jones will also give a book signing on his book.

Admission is FREE but space is limited. Call for reservations 718.768.7300

WHEN: Sunday April, 6, 2008 @ 1:00 PM

WHERE: Green Wood Cemetery's Historic Chapel
500 25th street on 5th Avenue.

Following the Book Talk Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman will lead a trolley tour to adjoining graves of the Prentiss brothers, as well as othe significant Civil War Gravesites. The trolley Tour is $20 / $10 for Historic Fund Members.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happenings (Free GED prep class)

The Fifth Avenue Committee is sponsoring adult education classes for the General Equivalency Diploma or GED.

Registration must be done by March 28.

WHERE: P.S. 94 Henry Longfellow School
5010 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220

WHEN: Classes will be held Mondays and Fridays from 9 AM to 12 PM

For more information call: 718.624.3475

WEBSITE: http://www.fifthavenuecommittee.org

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Happenings (Foster Parents needed)

Our local Center For Family Life is currently looking for singles or couples interested in helping other families within our community by providing a loving and safe foster home to children in need.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 @ 5 PM

WHERE: The Center for Family Life
345 43rd street
Brooklyn, New York 11232

Please RSVP Stephanie Ruiz or Karen Tesoriero @ 718.788.3500

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Happenings ( 72 precinct Council meeting)

The 72nd Precinct Community Council will hold it's meeting this Tuesday March 11. Cop of the month will be announced at the meeting. For more information call the precinct @ 718.965.6326.

When: Tuesday March 11, 2008 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Marien-Heim Senior Citizen Houses, 4520 4th Avenue

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Happenings (Sunset Park Zoning Plans)

The city will be unveiling the new zoning plans for Sunset Park. Representatives from the Department of Urban Planning will make a presentation to Community Board 7.

For further information on this forum you may call the community board @ 718.965.6326

When: Thursday March 13, 2008

Where: 4201 4th Avenue

When: 6:30 PM

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Trying to get back to blogging

The last couple of weeks have been rather difficult in trying to find the time to blog. However, I wish to assure the few readers that I have that we will be getting back to it on a regular basis as soon as I free up more time. At this moment, time for blogging is in short supply but I will make an effort to post when I can.

It's Confirmed, It's a Hotel

I reported when I started this blog a couple of months ago that the construction on 39th street between 8th and 9th Avenues was going to be a hotel. Those were the rumors and buzz going around. One could also see that the architecture seemed to be more fitting for an office building or a hotel. Now we can confirm that it is a Hotel that is nearing completion at the location. It is ideally situated near the 9th Avenue D train station placing it within a half hour of midtown Manhattan and it is also within easy reach of the B35 and B70 bus lines. One of the work permits at the site states that they are in the process of obtaining a certificate of occupancy for a "transient hotel". When construction will be completed we do not know at the moment. But it appears that the building is mostly already built.

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