Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunday Early Morning Implosion Scheduled for Governors Island

Tomorrow morning, Sunday, June 9th at 7:36 am, the tallest non-historic building on Governors Island is scheduled to be demolished by implosion opening up space for 30 acres of park to be added and views of the Statue of Liberty. While we may not hear or see the actual implosion from our windows, they are going to be broadcasting it live for your viewing pleasure on the Governors Island blog. They will open the feed up at 7:20 am so grab that cup of coffee and watch the live implosion (the first in the city since 2001) or if you want to see it first hand their blog lists the top 5 spots to view it from:

5) The foot of Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
4) Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian and Bike Path, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
3) Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey
2) Battery Park Promenade, Lower Manhattan
1) 7:30 AM Staten Island-bound Staten Island Ferry

Friday, June 7, 2013

Summit Street Community Garden Tag Sale

The Summit Street Community Garden Tag Sale is slated for Saturday June 8, from 9-3. However, if the rain is still falling the rain date is Sunday, June 9. 

Stop by for deals on books, clothing, CDs, LPs, jewelry and household items, as well as children's books, toys and clothing. They'll also have homemade pickles, jams and baked goods. Items will be priced to sell, but they're willing to bargain! All proceeds benefit the Summit Street Community Garden.

For more info:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Give Our Columbia Street Trees Some Love

Columbia Street tree mulching flyer

Get together with neighbors on Saturday, June 14 for a tree-mulching party, sponsored by the Parks Department. Work will be done from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting at the corner of Columbia and Woodhull, and hey, free coffee and donuts. Ask for Wylie!

For more info email wylie.goodman [at] 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Last Minute Alert! Spring Carnival till 3pm!



On Saturday, June 1st the Annual Spring Carnival will take place on Baltic Street, between Court and Clinton Streets in Cobble Hill. Sponsored by Families First, which is located on Baltic Street, the day is a celebration of family and community for families of toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.


The Carnival features the kids’ favorites: baby animals in a petting zoo, bouncy house, face paintingspin art, tattoos, mini-carouselcarnival games, arts & crafts, a bake sale and balloons!



The Annual Spring Carnival is the principle fundraiser for Families First, a not-for-profit organization established in 1981 to provide families with children’s classes, workshops for parents, and an indoor PlaySpace.  Parents, caregivers, and young children, six months to 5yearsfind a warm and supportive educational environment here that prepares them to successfully enter the school age years. Other sources of support for Families First are membership and program fees, grants and donations. We would like to thank Ridgewood Savings Bank and Goldman Sachs for underwriting assistance for the 2013 Spring Carnival. Proceeds from the event will be used to support parent/child education programs at Families First.