Tuesday, October 28, 2008
On , , the Wyckoff Farmhouse will bring their own to Malcolm X Blvd. Community Farmers' Market to make with fresh Red Jacket Orchard apples. Come get free fresh apple cider and a $2 pumpkin for Halloween! Bring your friends and family!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
BELLEVUE HOMLESS CENTER RELOCATION PLAN (to build a luxury hotel) THEY HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE TO BEDSTUY...IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ???
Let's just ship them to Bedford Stuyvesant Armory in Brooklyn, those people living over there won't say anything...right? They never make any noise about stuff.
I'm sure those people in the mayor's office is getting a kick out of this while they sip their champagne, and say, "well as long as I don't have to live over there...I think it's a brilliant idea, good going Bloomy". We need more luxury hotels in Manhattan anyway...LOL
Well, what do you say? Just like the election coming up on Nov. 4th 2008 --
"YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE"
Community Alert: Town Hall Mtg Tomorrow
"Mayor Bloomberg has announced intent to close the Bellevue men's shelter in to build a luxury hotel. The overflow of men (850) will be moved to the Sumner Avenue Armory along with the (350) men from the Atlantic Avenue Shelter. The Sumner Ave Armory has (200) men already assigned to this facility. The astounding number is overwhelming for the BedStuy community. A large number of these men are dangerous felons released from prison. Some are sexual predators, and some have mental illness. Bus loads of homeless men are being bused into the sumner Armory each night. We need each and everyone to come out and unite with an action plan that will support a better resolution. Let your voice and presence be heard on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
***Side Note*** The Brooklyn men's shelter containing 200 beds on two floors (approximately 217,000 square feet of space) and occasional Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
Here is a comment from, George T. McDonald, founder and president of the Doe Fund, which runs a program for the homeless known as Ready, Willing & Able, said in a statement:Once again, the naysayers are trying to take a positive development in the city’s homeless services and somehow turn it into a negative. The relocation of men’s intake to Bedford-Atlantic is a step forward for the homeless men D.H.S. serves: not only will it result in a better ratio of clients to staff, it will also beef up security and improve programs such as prevention, family reunion services and financial assistance. And, despite what critics are claiming, the relocation will not hurt the community, nor will it increase the number of people living unsheltered. Thanks to the city’s innovations in street outreach services, D.H.S. has successfully moved more than 850 people indoors in the past year. Clearly, people living on the street are responding well to the city’s customized approach. D.H.S. needs to do what is in the best interests of its clients, and that is exactly what it is doing with this enhancement in services.
*** Here is one comment from someone that lived in the Bellevue Shelter
September 19, 2008 12:45 pm
I lived in the Bellevue Shelter for a month before transferring to a more comfortable city shelter run by a nonprofit. I don’t recommend it.
That being said, these programs which claim to provide a better alternative to Bellevue, as Ms. Brosnahan observes, can’t meet the need. For most people, the housing process is much more difficult and takes much more time than Mr. Hess suggests. Medical evaluations, psychological profiles, safety-net service applications become bogged down for months in an underfunded, understaffed, poorly motivated agency.
The tactic of centralizing intake is a way of ridding the neighborhood of people the neighborhood would rather not see. Moving to Crown Heights? Perfect place to ship all these shabby dark skinned people, get them out of the pocket parks, supermarkets, sidewalks.
Ethnic cleansing, the American way.— Barry Blitstein
Monday, October 13, 2008
You are Cordially Invited To Join Us For
The Official Presidential Election Night Coverage
Tuesday November 4, 2008
@St Philips Church’s Parish Hall,
265 Decatur St (btwn Stuyvesant/Lewis Ave) Brooklyn, USA
Starting from 6pm-Until
Hosted By: The Parent Committee of Boy Scout Troop/Pack #263 & St. Philips Church
Historically the Church has served as an official location to give and receive information that effect the Community. Let us view this moment in history together, come support your candidate.
With Participation from the Village of Bedford Stuyvesant
Stuyvesant Heights Brokerage Co., Oz Hardware & Home/Therapeutate,
Shops of Lewis Ave Merchants Assoc., Thompkins Ave. Merchant Assoc.,
Bainbridge Circle Block Assoc., Stuyvesant Heights Assoc.
Refreshments/Food will be available for purchase throughout the evening
As we Sit, Discuss, View and Share. Only cheers for this Historical Event
If you like to get involved or have questions contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is just a reminder that the event that was rained out a few weeks ago is re-scheduled for . The event will have live music, face painting, food stamp pre-screenings, cooking demonstrations, a home-made facial scrub demonstration, locally made truffles and , and possibly a few other events. The market will still be from with local and organic fruits and veggies from the Bed Stuy Farm, Orchards, and the Angel Farm, as well as fresh bread and baked goods from Queens. Hope to see everyone there!
Friday, October 10, 2008
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Opening Reception: - 9:00pm, with special
performance by CLOUD --- the ultimate MPC Beat maker.