Monday, August 18, 2014

Volunteer at Cobble Hill Park, Tuesdays @ 7 am

image credit belongs to local artist & talent Adam Suerte
Cobble Hill Park is our neighborhood gem, but sparkles even brighter with volunteers's weekly elbow grease. Join us for some morning park-keeping!

What: Cobble Hill Park volunteers needed
When: every Tuesday morning @ 7:00 am (rescheduled when it rains)
Where: Meet at the Clinton Street entrance to the park
Please RSVP to cobblehillassociation@gmail.com if you'd like to join. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2014 Music in the Park Tonight : Adam Smale

Please join us tonight, Thursday August 14th, at 7pm in Cobble Hill Park for the final performance in this years Music in the Park series with the musical styling of Adam Smale.

This Canadian native has played jazz worldwide but now calls the Big Apple home sweet home, and we're lucky enough have him as a local closing out this year's concert series. With a masters in Jazz performance, Adam Smale, will delight the crowds his unique, self-built seven string performing exciting jazz standards beside his fantastic Quartet.

This year's concert series has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Ridgewood Savings Bank, Ted & Honey Cafe, Brooklyn Bridge Realty and the Cobble Hill Community Fund. We hope that you can join us for this wonderful Summer event.
Last week, Kelley Mcrae played before a huge neighborhood crowd

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Kane Street storefronts will remain

Check out the Brooklyn Eagle's recent article about coming changes to our Kane Street corridor. Though the businesses at 132 Kane St have closed, their historic facades will remain. Of the two storefronts... one is an 1850's-vintage row house, while the other is a mid 19th Century residence. We look forward to their restoration and the removal of plywood and graffiti currently on the corner.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Volunteer at Cobble Hill Park, Tuesdays @ 7 am

Image borrowed from local blog, 66 square feet
Cobble Hill Park is our neighborhood gem, but sparkles even brighter with volunteers's weekly elbow grease. Join us for some morning park-keeping!

What: Cobble Hill Park volunteers needed
When: every Tuesday morning @ 7:00 am (rescheduled when it rains)
Where: Meet at the Clinton Street entrance to the park
Please RSVP to cobblehillassociation@gmail.com if you'd like to join.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cobble Hill Concert Series: Tonight! August 7th - Kelly McRae

Last week's show was a big success so come on out and join us again tonight as the Cobble Hill "Music in the Park"concert series continues tonight! Please join us in Cobble Hill Park today, Thursday, at 7pm.

August 7th: Kelly McRae
Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, but tonight are back in the neighborhood for their second appearance in our Cobble Hill concert series. 
This year's concert series has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Ridgewood Savings Bank, Ted & Honey Cafe, Brooklyn Bridge Realty and the Cobble Hill Community Fund.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Volunteer at Cobble Hill Park, Tuesdays @ 7 am

photo credit to Bored In Brooklyn
Cobble Hill Park is our neighborhood gem, but sparkles even brighter with volunteers's weekly elbow grease. Join us for some morning park-keeping!

What: Cobble Hill Park volunteers needed
When: every Tuesday morning @ 7:00 am (rescheduled when it rains)
Where: Meet at the Clinton Street entrance to the park
Please RSVP to cobblehillassociation@gmail.com if you'd like to join.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bodega Tall Boys at Cobble Hill Park tonight

The Cobble Hill "Music in the Park" concert series continues this week! Please join us tonight, Thursday, at 7pm.

Thursday, July 31st: The Bodega Tall Boys
A gang of barnstormers from New York City and Brooklyn, The Tallboys have been at it for only a year but their sound is the timeless kind, born of lost highways and deep woods. Collectors of roughhewn country and soul tunes, rambling ballads, original barnyard stompers, and classics turned on their heads, this five-piece heart-on-its-sleeve outfit of guitars, mandolin, banjo, harp, sax, and percussion, plays musical chairs every time they take the stage. They swap instruments, trade off vocals, and always deliver a high-octane performance and their infectious brand of urban Americana

Rain Date for all concerts is the following Friday when possible.

This year's concert series has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Ridgewood Savings Bank, Ted & Honey Cafe, Brooklyn Bridge Realty and the Cobble Hill Community Fund.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Volunteer at Cobble Hill Park, Tuesdays @ 7 am

Cobble Hill Park is our neighborhood gem, but sparkles even brighter with volunteers's weekly elbow grease. Join us for some morning park-keeping!

What: Cobble Hill Park volunteers needed
When: every Tuesday morning @ 7:00 am (rescheduled when it rains)
Where: Meet at the Clinton Street entrance to the park
Please RSVP to cobblehillassociation@gmail.com if you'd like to join. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Music in the Park Concert series begins this week

The Cobble Hill Association kicks off our 2014 summer concert series this Thursday at 7pm with young folk singer Nadim Silverman. Come join us at Cobble Hill Park and enjoy the music, the park, and a perfect summer evening in the neighborhood.

Share traffic safety concerns by 7/31

Mayor DeBlasio's Vision Zero plan aims to end the epidemic of traffic crashes that claim nearly 200 lives each year and severely injure thousands more. Since January, the city has brought the Department of Transportation, NYPD, Taxi & Limo Commission, and Department of Health together in workshops, presentations, and public meetings to discuss the problems in all communities and solicit feedback on solutions. For those who haven't made any of the meetings in person, they have allowed for online exchanges via a mapping tool at the website below.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/visionzero/pages/dialogue/map.html

Cobble Hill is not immune from traffic violence and we all see too much of it every day. Please take time to add your own input, and comment on suggestions others have already made, before the public dialogue period ends July 31st.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Judge blocks towers, Politicians hope to halt development

As Mary Frost reports in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a new park advocacy group - People for Green Space Foundation - has won a temporary restraining order that prevents Brooklyn Bridge Park from moving forward with its Request for Proposals (RFP) that could bring two residential towers to the foot of Atlantic Avenue adjacent to Cobble Hill. The advocates have argued that the RFP was altered after the fact to include affordable housing, a key issue that Mayor DeBlasio has raised citywide in all potential developments.

In response, the four local elected officials - State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, and City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Steve Levin - released a joint statement below:
"This lawsuit is yet another example of why we have urged the administration to stop moving forward at a breakneck speed on the Bloomberg-era plan for housing at Pier 6, and instead begin to work with the community.
“We have long voiced concern about housing in the park and will continue to do so, especially in light of the continued unknowns at the LICH site, which is a stone’s throw from Pier 6 and will have infrastructure and planning impacts on the same immediate area. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the Administration should immediately cease any action on this RFP and begin a community-driven process to revisit other viable options to the Bloomberg plan for housing at Pier 6."
The Cobble Hill has long been opposed to housing within Brooklyn Bridge Park, and instead hopes to see all park land maximized for the active use of the residents of Brooklyn. Judi Francis, president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund - of which the CHA is a coalition partner - added, “We are now at a crossroads and look to the Mayor’s leadership to pull us away from the draconian Bloomberg policy of privatizing our public parks with private housing.” The Defense Fund's full statement can be found here.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Volunteer at Cobble Hill Park, Tuesdays @ 7 am

Cobble Hill Park is our neighborhood gem, but sparkles even brighter with volunteers's weekly elbow grease. Join us for some morning park-keeping!

What: Cobble Hill Park volunteers needed
When: every Tuesday morning @ 7:00 am (rescheduled when it rains)
Where: Meet at the Clinton Street entrance to the park
Please RSVP to cobblehillassociation@gmail.com if you'd like to join.