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 […]

Zerowaste in NYC by Sachia Munroe

I met a young woman at my train stop in Bed-Stuy who works for NYC Compost Project and is collecting items for soiling at Red Hook Community Farm. Living in a city among so many other human beings, we all know how important it is to reduce our waste. Here is just one small thing […]

Bell House hosts Women’s History Variety Show Tonight.

This event not only sounds like a lot of fun but it’s perfect timing after International Women’s Day and the “A Day Without Women” strike yesterday.  Time After Time is a variety show about movies and women’s history. So plan on seeing amazingly tough women on screen throughout the years. There is more or a […]

Today Without Women.

As most of you know today is the National Women’s Strike, “A Day Without Women”. Many women across New York are participating in the strike, which is wonderful, but it’s been a little controversial as well.  Many can’t afford to take a day off.  There were also questions about whether teachers and substitutes should strike. […]

General Nationwide Strike on February 17th.

As many of you may have already heard, most likely from your Facebook feeds, Anti-Trump resistance organizers are calling for a general strike the Friday before Presidents day, February 17th.  What exactly does this mean? Citizens are urged to stay home from work and school and not spend any money.  It’s meant to exclaim our […]

Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Forum Tonight.

We just got word from Carlos Menchaca’s office that there will be a forum tonight to address the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming members of our community.  The meeting will begin at 6pm at the YWCA of Brooklyn (30 3rd Ave) and will run until 9pm.   The purpose is to strategize with fellow community leaders, elected […]

100 Days of Impact Offers Free Workshops.

If you are like many Americans that went to the Women’s March on Saturday and are thinking “What can I do now?”, these workshops are for you.  So many of us want to stay active and don’t want the momentum to end.  100 Days of Impact offers free workshops every weekday.  The kick off party […]

New Bar on Court Street.

We passed a bar at 517 Court Street that we’d never seen (or never noticed) before called The Watershed.  It’s quite large so we assumed we’d have noticed it before.  As you can see in the photo it’s the storefront of a new building and has nice big windows spanning the whole space. You can […]

Trump Sites on the Boycott List.

Feeling anxious during the congressional hearing process?  You can definitely use that energy to call your senators.  You can also use your money (or rather not use it) to make a difference.  There is a national #grabyourwallet movement boycotting businesses that Trump or his family are involved with.  And there are a lot of them! […]

Big Ideas for Small Spaces.

 There is no doubt that what New York lacks in apartment sizes it makes up for in so many other ways. Some of us that have been living in the city for a while have become pros at making the most of a small rooms.  Others may feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to […]