The next Community Board 1 meeting will take place tonight at 6 p.m., so if you have any questions, comments or concerns, stop by!
The meeting will be taken place at Swinging 60’s Senior Center, located at 211 Ainslie Street.
For more information,
visit the board’s website here.
Local artist Ellie Balk, along with students from Williamsburg High School of Arts & Technology, have completed their new mural at 772 Grand Street.
The piece, entitled “Moods & Modes,” is an artistic visualization of data collected by the students, who mapped their emotional reactions to interactions that happened in person or across digital platforms.
Each participating student conducted research for two weeks, and also contributed to the painting the final work.
The piece is located on the southwest corner of Grand Street and Humboldt Avenue.
If you live in Greenpoint, Williamsburg or Bushwick, you’ve likely seen these electronic mopeds on the streets.
Now you’re likely to see even more of them.
Last week, Revel, the company behind these blue e-mopeds, announced that it will expand its fleet to 1,000 vehicles.
After a pilot program in north Brooklyn with just 68 of them, Revel will disperse them throughout 20 neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens.
The new e-moped fleet is now built for two riders, and will have a simple kickstand for parking.
Each ride will cost a flat rate of $1 to start, with 25 cents per minute thereafter. The first minute of every ride, called the “safety minute” is free.
Revel has also created a new “Equitable Access Program,” giving riders who use public assistance programs or live in NYCHA housing 40 percent off.
Come see the Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus perform works by Mozart, Gershwin et al at the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 85 South Oxford Street in Brooklyn.
The annual green festival at McCarren Park is set for this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
There will be a boatload of fun activities for the whole family at this event. Check out the full schedule here:
For more information,
check out the Facebook event page here.
New York City’s measles outbreak has ballooned to 535 cases, the majority of which have occurred in Williamsburg.
By the department of health’s count, 78 percent of cases are in the Williamsburg ZIP codes of 11205, 11206, 11211 and 11249.
Since April 8, people who live or work in these ZIP codes were required to be vaccinated with the MMR vaccine.
But there have been 40 hospitalizations and 11 admissions to the ICU due to complications since the outbreak began last October.
Join NYC Audubon ecologists Kaitlyn Parkins and Dustin Partridge on Thursday, May 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a special sunset roof tour and lecture.
The ecologists will present findings from two years of monitoring and research at the Kingsland Wildflower green roof.
They will discuss green roofs are habitats for birds, bats and arthropods in urban environments, and the benefits of native plants as a way to attractive biodiverse pollinators, and more.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
The North Brooklyn Boat Club is continuing its public paddle series on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Avenue Street End Park, near the shores on Newtown Creek.
This free outdoors/community event is in collaboration with NYC Parks.
NBBC’s public paddles fulfills the group’s mission to enable access to New York City waterways for the local community.
Canoe tours will feature spectacular views of Manhattan, beverages, snacks and fellowship with neighbors.
Walk-up participants are welcomed to join NBBC guides for the trips.
Celebrate Flag Day at PS 34 on June 14, beginning at 9 a.m.
Lunch will be served after the celebration dance festival and opening ceremony.
RSVP to parent coordinator Deise Kowalski at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov, or call 718-389-5842.
In District 33, represented by Councilman Stephen Levin, eight total projects received enough votes to be funded as part of participatory budgeting.
Levin doled out $1.525 million for capital projects.
In a new twist this year, the councilman also rolled out a second ballot for capital expense projects, and allocated $20,000 for those winners.
Here are the capital project winners in District 33:
IS 318, East Williamsburg ($250,000) Renovated library for better learning PS 31, Greenpoint ($225,000) PS 38, Prospect Heights ($400,000) Automotive High School, Greenpoint ($350,000) Infuse STEAM into curriculum with new tools PS 380, Williamsburg ($300,000) Provide shorter and safer crossings at four intersections
Expense project winners in District 33:
Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Gowanus ($10,000) NYCHA Gardening Project with GCC Williamsburg Library, Williamsburg ($5,000) Automotive High School, Greenpoint ($10,000) Training teachers to use 21st century tools and design thinking
In District 34, Councilman Antonio Reynoso funded $1.32 million worth of projects. Here are the winners in his district:
More street trees ($500,000) Install over 200 trees in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood Williamsburg Houses, East Williamsburg ($500,000) Brooklyn Arbor School, Williamsburg ($270,000)