Unveiling of Smith Street Mural this Friday!

Our very talented friend, Magda Love, has been working on this project for a while now and we are so pleased that it is being celebrated this Friday! Her artwork is now covering a stretch of Smith Street commercial spaces between Douglass and Degraw that have been closed for quite some time. It’s so nice […]

Photos from the Fun Run.

There was a huge turnout for the Brooklyn public school fundraiser, the Fun Run. Parents and families raised over $20,000 to be split amongst their PTAs. Even thought the forecast called for rain, folks came out to run walk, bike and scoot the entire circle of Prospect Park Saturday morning and we were there also […]

Volunteer for District 39!

In the wake of election day, where in some Brooklyn areas turnout exceeded expectations, many of you may be feeling energized and ready to get involved in local politics.  Attending your community board meetings is definitely a good place to start and we encourage all who can to do that.  Here is another way to […]

Participatory Budgeting is Almost Here.

Participatory budgeting is a wonderful opportunity to have a say in what improvements are made to your community.  There is a list of nominated projects and you can vote for which ones, within your district, you think the budget should include.  This year it’s even easier to share your opinion because they have made it […]

Brooklyn PTA 5K

There was a huge turn out this year for the PTA 5K around Prospect Park, as you can see.  The family fun walk/run/bike/scoot was a fundraiser to raise money for Brooklyn schools.  Carlos Menchaca was there, representing District 38, as were council members  Brad Lander, Laurie Cumbo, and Stephen Levin (in the photo above).  There were […]

Reminder: It’s Participatory Budgeting Vote Week!

First of all, if you don’t know what participatory budgeting is you should watch this video.  It’s very informative. A brief description is that the community members get to vote on where a certain amount of budget goes towards improvements around the neighborhood from a list of projects. For example, there are  more than a […]