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February 23, 2018

Liberty Church Starting 2/25 in Bay Ridge

 

 

 

 

 

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February 23, 2018

Class for Dancers with Autism in Brooklyn

 

 

Jete Dance Center is at 274 3rd Avenue. This program is for dancers age 6-11.  More info here

 

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February 23, 2018

Golden, Malliotakis and Harris Fall Short on State Property Tax Legislation for Bay Ridge

 

 

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis unsuccessfully ran for Mayor in 2017. She talked about property tax reform. Malliotakis is a state legislature and had a way to control the property tax in NYS for a long time. Senator Andy Lanza introduced bill S1214A which establishes a 2% limitations upon real property tax levies in cities of over 1,000,000 (unless City Council has a 2/3 vote to override he levy cap). Michael Cusick in the Assembly sponsored the bill.

 

 

Why didn’t they freeze property taxes for areas like Bay Ridge and Staten Island that over taxed?  Why didn’t they change the tax rate? What about rebates for property tax owners who have been over taxed?

 

At the start of February, we thought Nicole Malliotakis woke up and was going to write a great property tax bill, but as usual Malliotakis falls short.

 

The state controls the tax too so blaming the Mayor isn’t beneficial.  Councilman Borelli’s bill for the city seems to be a game changer.  Borelli urged residents to encourage their state reps to back a tax bill. When I asked him this week if there was a state bill, he said no.

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis should be writing several bills as their areas have been hit hard by property taxes, yet they are just co-sponsors to this one cheap bill.  Don’t worry though, these two media hounds will fill the paper with look at what DeBlasio has done, rather than owning up to what they haven’t done

 

Senator Golden did manage to write four bills for the cigarette industry, yet he is only the co-sponsor of one bill for property taxes?  C’mon!  Senator Golden wrote a bill to give huge tax breaks to developers in Manhattan and he doesn’t have anything for Bay Ridge residents?  (Nicole Malliotakis voted yes to Golden’s bill.) 

 

 Pam Harris is indicted and we are surprised she hasn’t tried to throw her name on bill S1214A…..I hear it’s a pretty easy thing to be a co-sponsor of a bill.

 

In addition, Senator Golden should be making himself accessible to deBlasio so that a discussion can be held between the city and state over the property tax rates. Enough of the nonsense banter, Golden!

 

 

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February 23, 2018

Take a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 5/16 – 5/25

 

 

 

This trip cost $3598 which includes everything- meals,entrance fees,  bus and guide & of course airfare.

 

 

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February 23, 2018

District 20 & 21 – Safe School Districts in NY

 

 

 

District 20 and 21 were named in the list of the safest school districts in NY State.  District 20 was #11 out of 670. It sounds good, but one serious incident could happen in any district.

 

District 21 was #21 on the list. On February 15th,  IS 281 Joseph B. Cavallaro School at 8787-24th Avenue had a 14-year-old student taken into police custody after he told a teacher that he planned to “shoot up the school.” (Source)  So is District 21 still 21 or did is fall lower?

 

On February 14th around 4:00 pm, two 16-year-old male teens at the Brooklyn Prospect Charter School at 3002  Fort Hamilton Parkway (it’s across the street from Sean Casey Animal Rescue)  threatened to kill their classmates over Snapchat.  They said, “Don’t come to school tomorrow. We are gunning you down.” (Source) There was mention of a picture of an AR-15 type weapon. More here and here The teens were arrested.

 

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February 23, 2018

Embrace Winter Festival in Bay Ridge 3/3

 

 

 

 

 

Businesses along Third Avenue from 69th Street to 89th Street will have music or fun art activities for kids from noon until 6 pm. Some shops have special displays, some have games and some establishments have music.

 

Appletree Natural Market 7613 3rd Avenue is creating paper roses from 12:00 – 4:15 pm.

 

In other years, Consentino’s  Fish Store at 6927 3rd Avenue had a ice fishing game hosted  and the owner dressed up as Olaf the Snowman (so cute)

 

Salty Dog has music.

 

Hom 8806 3rd Ave has a movie at the end of the day. This year a movie about stickball, “When Broomsticks Were King”  will be shown at 5:30 pm and the producer will take questions afterwards.(Source)

 

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February 23, 2018

Steve McInnis, Carpenter Union Prez Steps Down

 

 

 

In the November election, the Carpenter’s Union made an endorsement in our area, Bay Ridge.  Usually unions make careful decisions, but the Carpenter’s Union backed a candidate who was supported by REBNY, a Super Pac (John Quaglione – more info here).

 

Most of the unions supported our new Councilman, Justin Brannan as Brannan supported unions. Solidarity is pretty important with unions, so it was weird to see the Carpenter’s Union make that endorsement. In how many other communities did the Carpenter’s Union make such a careless endorsement?   

 

Today, I saw the president of the carpenter’s union, Steve McInnis stepped down. (Story here and here)   They removed his name from the union website already!!  Maybe the Carpenter’s Union will get a good leader,  who will understand that making an endorsement in a community is not something to be taken lightly.

Then I saw this.

 

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February 22, 2018

Become the Brooklyn Cyclones Mascot

 

 

 

 

You are from Brooklyn and you want to represent……as Sandy the Seagull, the Brooklyn Cyclones other Mascot.  It sounds like a fun job.  Fill out the application here.

 

 

 

 

 

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February 22, 2018

Free Home Depot Workshop for Kids – March 3rd

 

 

 

 

Home Depot has free workshops for children to build a periscope on Saturday, March 3rd between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm

 

Register at the Cropsey Home Depot Store  2970 Cropsey Avenue
Brooklyn

 

Register at the Hamilton Avenue Home Depot Store  550 Hamilton Avenue 

 

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February 22, 2018

Brooklyn Cyclone Camp – August 1st – 3rd

 

The Brooklyn Cyclones Camp is for children 7-14 years old. It cost $200, but they have an early bird special for $180 for the three days if you register by March 1st. Registration Form here   

 

 

See other Summer camps: here

 

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February 22, 2018

Summer Jobs for Teens in Brooklyn 2018

 

 

 

1) The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August.

Many teens in our are worked with elementary school children in NYC Summer school programs in the area. They hire 14 and 15 year olds for this job. Participants are selected by lottery for the program.

 

20-25 hours per week. $13.00 an hour

 

 

SYEP Application Deadline is March 16th, 2018.

 

2)  Server job at Pizzeria Uno on 92nd Street and Fourth Avenue.

 

3) Work at McDonald’s on 3rd Avenue and 71st Street

 

4) Jobs at TJ Maxx on 86th Street and 5th Avenue.  16 and up

 

5) Barista at Starbucks on 3rd Avenue and 75th Street

 

6) Also Barista at the other Starbucks

 

7) Deliveries/Driver for Home Depot  or Cashier

 

8) Babysitter at Care.com

 

9) Barista at the Park Slope Starbucks

 

10) Shake Shack on Fulton Street 

 

11) Lifeguard at Aviator 

 

12) Summer Camp Counselor – even mention of position for 14 and 15 year olds as Counselors in training.

 

13) JCH Camp Counselor Assistant Counselors/Junior Assistant Counselors: 15-17 years old (entering 11th-12th grade   AND   Counselor-in-Training: 14-15 years old (entering 10th grade) 

 

14)  Starbucks on Flatbush Avenue is looking for a barista.

 

15) Uber delivery person – need a car.   

 

16) NYC Parks Department jobs    17+ can work at Adventurers Amusement Park

 

 

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February 22, 2018

Movie at St. Ephrem – February 25th

 

 

 

Saint Ephrem’s is showing this movie on February 25th at 1:15 pm.

 

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