TONIGHT: Tenant Resource Fair in Bushwick

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Hope Gardens Community Center gym, the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and local elected officials are hosting a tenant resource fair.

It’s a chance for residents to get information on their rights and responsibilities, housing code violations, housing court, protections under the New York State rent stabilization laws, harassment protection, discrimination and more.

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Manhattan Avenue Chase catches fire

A screen shot from Google Maps of the Chase at 794 Manhattan Avenue.
A screen shot from Google Maps of the Chase at 794 Manhattan Avenue.

Early this morning, the Chase at 794 Manhattan Avenue caught on fire, according to the FDNY.

On the FDNYalerts Twitter page, followers were alerted to a commercial fire on the 1st floor. An hour later, the Twitter account posted that it was under control.

It appears the building wasn’t damaged, just the sign, which has to be removed, according to media reports. No injuries have been reported by authorities.

Grab a drink with the Greenpoint Chamber

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Twitter/@GPointChamber

Celebrate the start of summer by grabbing a drink with the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

Bring a non-Chamber friend, meet new people and help spread the word about the benefits of joining your local chamber. Brooklyn Bowl will provide drinks, food and a wonderful view!

The event will be at The Trailer, located at 29 N 10th Street at Kent Avenue.

RSVP is required here.

PHOTOS: Brooklyn Day at McCarren Park

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Last week was the 116th annual Brooklyn Day. Every year, the Borough President’s office hosts the event at a different park in Brooklyn.

Two years ago, it was at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Last year, Brooklyn Day was in Canarsie. This year, Borough President Eric Adams took the festivities to McCarren Park.

With public schools closed, dozens of kids and their families enjoyed a nice, warm day playing in the sun. They were given free food, courtesy of Subway, and even free lemonade.

See photos below from the annual celebration!

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City finally offers to buy land for Bushwick Inlet Park

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Twitter/RepMaloney

For those who have asked, “Where is our park?” for the last decade, the answer may be coming soon.

The de Blasio administration made an offer to acquire the land, currently owned by CitiStorage, for a whopping $100 million. Federal, state and local elected officials gathered last weekend to urge the company to take the deal.

“You are recognized in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities as being philanthropic, as caring about open space, and as giving back to the community at large,” writes Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen to CitiStorage in an open letter. “As such we hope that you will partner with the city and accept this very generous offer so we can work, together, making this important park – which the community has been advocating for decades – a reality.”

See the full letter from the city below.

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Pedestrian/Bike Safety Event Today!

13412225_10156957004370655_6022238168171022110_oTroop 996’s Joseph Nieves (Eagle Scout Service Project), the Department of Transportation, NYPD and Transportation Alternatives are hosting a pedestrian/bike safety event today from 1 to 5 p.m. at St. Francis School Yard.

The event will feature fun and educational activities, a free bike light giveaway and free raffle prizes. Bikers are also encourages to bring their bikes and register them, courtesy of the NYPD.

For more information, email Joseph Nieves at jnievestroop996@gmail.com

 

TOMORROW: Planting with Audubon New York

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These kids are putting the green in Greenpoint.

Audubon New York is teaming up with the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund to plant native plants for birds with third graders from P.S. 110.

It’s part of an education program that teaches children environmental awareness, science and appreciation of nature. For eight weeks, these students learned about the natural world, participated in bird walks and even took a field trip to Prospect Park.

Their culminating project is providing birds essential food and habitat by planting these greens.

Join them on Friday, June 10, starting at 9 a.m., at 124 Monitor Street.

TONIGHT: L Train Public Forum with CB1

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Join members of Community Board 1’s Transportation Committee to learn more about the process of rebuilding the L train’s Canarsie Tunnel.

Representatives from the MTA will be on hand to provide more information about the work needed to be done, the construction timeline and how it will affect your commute.

The meeting will be tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street).

Greenpoint deli robbed of $700

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94th Pct.

Police say that on Sunday, May 29, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a man walked into Driggs Finest Deli, located at 162 Driggs Avenue, and approached a 25-year-old employee.

The suspect then displayed a handgun to the employee and demanded money, authorities said. The employee handed over about $700. The suspect then fled by foot eastbound on Driggs Avenue.

Police describe the suspect as a 25-year-old black male carrying a white plastic bag. He was last seen a black hoodie and black jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.