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Learn to Tell Your Sandy Story

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism will host an event sponsored by AdaptNY, the Center for Community and Ethnic Media and the Online News Association on "Using Design Thinking for Digital Storytelling in the Post-Sandy Era." The event on Saturday, February 22, from 8 a.m-6 p.m. at 219 West 40th Street in Manhattan offers attendees the chance to “spend the day with some of the industry’s leading experts in design thinking and media to develop more effective ways to communicate about the perils of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy.”

"This interactive workshop is for journalists, editors, designers, developers and problem solvers. You'll spend the day adding tools to your creative toolkit and finding friends to collaborate with on your next project," the sponsors write. "You will be immersed in human-centered design methods and learn how to leverage them to better understand and engage new audiences, how to harness the power of new technologies, and how to create more real and dynamic stories that resonate." Click here to RSVP. Continue Reading →

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Liquor Licenses on Docket for CB2 Health Committee

Community Board 2's Health, Environment & Social Services Committee meets Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 6 p.m. in Dining Rooms A&B at Brooklyn Hospital, 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street. The committee will continue its review of the Citywide Statement of Needs for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016. Tanya Thomas, an outreach specialist and intake assistant at Hostos Community College, will make a presentation on the school's Allied Health Career Pipeline Program. Over a five-year project period, the program will train over 900 public assistance recipients and other low-income individuals to become health workers. Continue Reading →

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Bed-Stuy Board Eyes Slow Zones

Bedford-Stuyvesant's Community Board 3 will hold a public meeting on Monday, February 3, at 7p.m., at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. at 1368 Fulton Street. People wishing to speak must sign up by 7:30 p.m. The agenda includes:

a hearing on neighborhood slow zones (Bedford Stuyvesant/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn), with a presentation by Bob Viola, NYC D.O.T. Traffic Planning Office of Research Implementation and Safety
presentation by the Community Advisory Board for Interfaith Medical Center. committee updates and the chairperson's report

For more information, go to www.cb3brooklyn.org. Continue Reading →

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Brooklyn Community Board 14 Releases February Schedule

The board, which covers Flatbush and Midwood, has scheduled the following meetings:

Wednesday, February 5
District Service Cabinet (11 a.m.) and Nominating Committee meeting (6 p.m.) and Public Hearing (7 p.m.)
District office, 810 East 16th Street

Monday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
Regular monthly meeting
Public School 249
Caton Avenue & Marlborough Road

Tuesday, February 11, 9:30 a.m.
Borough Service Cabinet
Borough Hall

Wednesday, February 19, 7 p.m.
Human Services Committee
District office, 810 East 16th Street

Monday, February 24, 7 p.m.
By-Laws Review Committee
District office, 810 East 16th Street

Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
70th Precinct Community Council
175 Lawrence Avenue

Click here to see agendas for these meetings, and here for more information. Continue Reading →

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Rep. Jeffries Plans ‘State of the District’ Speech

If the president's State of the Union, governor's State of the State, mayor's State of the City and borough president's State of the Borough don't already have you in a state, check out the address by the city's newest member of Congress at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 30 at the Boys and Girls High School at 1700 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Said Jeffries in a statement: "During the speech, I will discuss the progress we have made in our community over the last year and outline the issues related to jobs, public safety and housing that we must tackle in 2014. The event will also feature musical entertainment and artistic performances from local residents. A reception will be held upon conclusion of the speech, where refreshments will be served." Continue Reading →

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Assemblyman Walter Mosley Sponsors Job Fair

The event from 10 to 4 on Friday, January 24 at the Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building (55 Hanson Place, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, between Fort Greene Place and South Elliott Place) offers training on resume writing, interviewing skills, financial literacy training as well as information about available internships, apprenticeships and jobs. For more information call 718-596-0100. Continue Reading →

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Board 8′s January Meeting Agenda

Community Board 8's Thursday, January 9 meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Calvary Community Church at 1575 St. John’s Place (on the corner of Buffalo Avenue). There will be action items related to the Housing/ULURP and SLA and Sidewalk Café Review committees as well as reports from the Aging/Health, Career Building,Economic Development, Education, Environment/Sanitation, Parks, Public Safety, Transportation and Youth & Family Services committees. Continue Reading →

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Community Board 6 Permits and Licenses Agenda Out

Board 6's Environmental Protection/Permits & Licenses meeting on Monday, December 3rd will cover:

Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Tour De Pre LLC at 435 7th Avenue (between 14th/15th Streets) in our district. Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Gin Blossom BK, LLC at 210 Smith Street (between Baltic/Butler Streets) in our district. Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Los Robles Corp. at 376 5th Avenue (between 6th/7th Streets) in our district.   

Presentation and review for the renewal of a unenclosed sidewalk café permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of Marco Polo Take Out LLC dba Enoteca on Court at 347 Court Street (between President/Union Streets) to permit 4 tables and 8 seats. Board 6 is at 250 Baltic Street. Continue Reading →

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