Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Thursday: Occupy Brooklyn GA in Flatbush, New CHCA Site, and More

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- Occupy Brooklyn, whose march against stop-and-frisk policing in Brownsville yesterday garnered national headlines (see video above), host their next General Assembly today (Thursday) at the Flatbush Development Corporation (890 Flatbush Ave, Church Ave B-Q stop) at 7pm.

- The CHCA has a handsome new website, complete with a regularly-updated blog where they'll be posting regular updates about everything from local job and housing opportunities to their current campaigns. One issue they're working on at the moment, along with several other local groups and Councilwoman Letitia James, is the implementation of residential parking permits for local residents in advance of the opening of the Barclays Center next summer.

- Local architectural design studio Ground Up Designers has brought back "Tips For Tuesday," a free sweepstakes for anyone looking to improve the space where they work, live, or play. From their website:

The Giveaway: Every week, from Tuesday to Friday, you can post a picture of your space (or any other design issue you’re dealing with) on our facebook page – at the end of the week we’ll pick our favorite submission and do a custom made Tips-for-Tuesday blog post specifically for you the following Tuesday. Your post will feature a couple tips, sketches, and diagrams on ways to improve your space — nothing too serious but hopefully a little helpful!


  1. Glad to see Brooklyn represent on this important issue! The protest was pretty wide. Cornel West was arrested at the stop-n-frisk protest in Harlem:

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