Friday, January 27, 2012

Possible Changes to our District and Ports

The Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association has shared two pieces of news about our neighborhood's future. 

There are concerns about a proposal to split up the Columbia Waterfront District on the State Assembly map, giving us two different Assemblymembers and splitting our votes. Read here for the whole story:

You may have heard that American Stevedoring is no longer the operator at the container port. Council member Brad Lander has organized a meeting to update the neighborhood on these developments and, hopefully, help us understand what the future may hold.

Date: 9 February 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Postgraduate Center, 177 Columbia Street

Learn more on the COWNA blog:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Improvements to the B61

Good news for the B61!

Monday, the MTA board voted to add buses to Brooklyn’s B61 route during the evening rush hour. The move, part of a package of changes to bus schedules citywide, will mean that buses on the route will come more frequently and follows a study on the bus line released by Brooklyn elected officials and community groups in December.

Read the rest of the news here

Big thanks to our City Councilmember Brad Lander and all the volunteers who collected data on our overpopulated bus route. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

A New Garden on Columbia Street?

Brownstoner reports on a proposal to transform the vacant lot on Columbia and Sackett, next to MikNic.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lingerie, clothing & sparkly things

I never thought I'd find beautiful, sexy lingerie nearby until I walked into Winkworth.

The store is magic and Susie, Sonya and Carla are the ladies that make it happen. I spoke to Susie, one of the owners of the shop about things you'd talk to a woman who sells lingerie and makes made to measure clothing.

The first question asked was "What do you think all women should have?" The answer? "A bicycle, really good underwear and a dog that you love." A woman with brains and a sense of humor who also has x-ray vision when it comes to sizing bras? She is amazing.

I asked Susie what she thinks is sexy, "Someone who is confident enough to be super silly, Sofia Vergara is off the charts." What about if you don't look like Sofia Vergara? "Everybody's got at least one thing that is fabulous, the trick is knowing where that is and how to accentuate it." Susie's favorite piece in the store right now? "The feather belts which are beautiful, silly, goofy and flirty." Don't get me wrong, there's seriously beautiful lingerie here that I haven't seen in other places. I own a bunch of pieces and they have all held up beautifully.

These ladies are pros and they make you feel comfortable enough to prance around the store in your skivvies. They're also extremely honest, if something's not working they'll tell you immediately and find something else to try on. Not all bras and panties are equal, so come with a little time to try on a few things. The stuff is so gorgeous you'll want to anyway.

Besides bras and panties, Winkworth's got half slips, cut to cup size slips, camisoles, baby dolls, nightgowns, sweaters, stockings, garters, nighties and robes, not to mention hats, bags and other lovely necessities. Ask about made to measure clothing, they're wicked with a needle and thread.

Men are more than welcome in the store, bring them along for a fun afternoon. This is where I shop, you don't find service like this often and you leave feeling sexy and gorgeous. How much fun is that?

Winkworth is located at 119 Columbia Street, between Kane and Degraw, they're closed on Mondays.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Meeting for the Planned Columbia Street Park

Nearly a year ago the Regional Plan Association and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative held a visioning meeting to collect suggestions from the community for a new park on Columbia Street between Kane and Degraw. Tomorrow night Brooklyn Greenway Initiative has scheduled a report-back meeting for the planned park. Preliminary renderings will be presented and the community will be invited to comment.  Visit the BGI website regarding the meeting here and RSVP.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Time: 6:30p - 8:30p
Location: Union Street Star Theater, 101 Union Street

Thanks to the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association blog for the news!