Thursday, May 23, 2013

Updates from Tuesday's Town Hall Meeting: Go Brooklyn, City Council Candidates Forum, & More

Thanks to everyone who came out to Tuesday's Crow Hill Community Association Town Hall Meeting, and thanks to Congregation Kol Israel for hosting us. The bulk of the meeting consisted of breakout sessions for brainstorming and planning concrete actions in five working groups: 

- Community Engagement and Outreach
- Political Engagement
- Housing
- Livable Neighborhood
- Youth

While ILFA was helping to coordinate things and didn't get a chance to sit in on any single group's session, most folks who came seemed energized to start work on a number of initiatives to bring the Crown Heights community together. There will be an official report of minutes from the meeting published next week, but in the meantime, a pair of upcoming events bear reporting:

- Two local educators have founded Go Brooklyn, a non-profit that will be providing FREE summer youth programming in Crown Heights. They will be hosting information sessions about their 2013 session tomorrow and Saturday at St. Francis de Sales school for the Deaf on Eastern and Classon.

- Crow Hill is teaming up with the Crown Heights North Association and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council to host a Candidates Forum for the 35th Council District on Wednesday, June 5 at PS 9 on Bergen and Underhill. You can submit questions online here

In addition to these, ousing working group moderator (and Brooklynian blogger) MikeF submits these two informational links about housing in NYC:

If you came to the meeting and have something to share, either about how it went or what you plan to do afterward, post it below. Onward!

1 comment:

  1. mikef is even better looking in person than he is online.