Category Archives: Community Events


Friends of the End


Meeting about the Dead End

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Neighbors Joanna and Cynthia are hosting a meeting for anyone interested in improving the dead end area: 8:30 pm on May 11th in B3.

Dead End

We’ve written about the trash and disrepair in the dead end before; here’s a photo I took back in 2011:IMAG0396
Not a very nice place to walk your dog, let your kids watch the trains, or make a phone call!

If you’re interested in seeing that area cleaned up, getting the MTA to take responsibility for repaving, and stopping the dumping and parking on the sidewalk, then join neighbor Cynthia in making a “sidewalk condition complaint” to 311. You can call or make a complaint online. Here are some of the details Cynthia included:

to have the deadend repaved and anti parking posts installed. I spoke of how this area was a hazard to children who often go there to watch the trains. How people park on the sidewalk, dump, break bottles and urinate due to poor lighting and no barriers.


Toys for Tots — Dec. 18th

Toys-for-Tots-Flyer-2014For the fourth year, this holiday season our building is taking part in a Toys for Tots campaign.

Click here to read more information about the Toys for Tots program,whose goal is “to collect new, unwrapped toys . . . and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.”

Look for a gift-wrapped donation box in the lobby in the coming days, and please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy by Thursday, December 18.

If you are unable to purchase a toy, but would still like to donate, you can do so online here:

Q Gardens

Neighbor Christine writes with some information about Q Gardens, a volunteer-run community garden, that is coming to East 18th Street!

What: Free and open to the public Q Gardens planning meeting
When: Monday October 27, 2014 at 7:30pm
Where: Family of Light Holistic Center, 717 Coney Island Avenue

Email with questions.

Q Gardens info meeting

End of Summer Sidewalk Sale

September 7, 2014 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

General Information


  • You can begin setting up your area between 7 – 8 AM
  • You must provide your own table and staging area.
  • We will be in the front of the building against the fence between 18th Street and the parking lot.

Contact: Connie Bush at

Websites that may be helpful:

Victorian Flatbush House Tour


Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 1-6PM
Tickets: $30 advance, $35 day of tour.

“Developed more than 100 years ago to be a piece of suburban living just minutes from Manhattan, Victorian Flatbush maintains that special atmosphere today — right in the heart of Brooklyn. Stroll the streets of this spectacular neighborhood, home to five NYC Historic Districts, and tour interiors of stunning homes, each lovingly preserved and restored.”

See the Flatbush Development Corporation’s website for details about purchasing tickets.

Support Our Neighbors

Our neighbor Gail is walking on May 10th for NAMI-NYC. Let’s support her. You can make a tax-deductible donation at

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2014 Easter Egg Roll


From Connie comes a reminder that the White House Easter Egg Roll registration opens on Friday 3/7 & closes on Monday 3/10. For more details, visit


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Holiday Party, and especially to Connie for organizing!

Also, huge thanks to those who contributed to this year’s successful Toys for Tots drive. We matched our contributions from last year, and the Marines thank us!