Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eat Pie & Shop - A Benefit for PS29

Our wonderful local elementary school is throwing another amazing fundraiser to help support all the great program it has for our neighborhood children. And this time... it's not just in the charitable category, it's also DELICIOUS!
On December 4 from 11am to 4pm, PS 29 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, will host the their annual “Eat Pie and Shop” Holiday Gift Fair and Pie Social, to benefit the school.  Featuring local bakers as well as shops like Shake Shack, soon coming to Downtown BK, and Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain in Carrol Gardens... it's sure to be an appetizing event.

Full details are available on the event website...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Rat Information Portal

Though most of our local streets are rather well cleaned, some have observed an uptick in Rat sightings. This isn't just a matter of keeping our neighborhood attractive, it's also a serious health concern. Fortunately, just this week the city's Department of Information Technology has made it easy to access the Department of Health's "Rat Information Portal."
The Rat Information Portal (RIP) is a web-based mapping application where users can view rat inspection data. Findings from the Health Department’s inspections are searchable by address, or by borough, block and lot (BBL). You can use the map tools to find information about properties on the map. Visit the Rat Information Portal at to view rat inspection data.
Be sure to track the issue on your block and always call 311 if you come across a problem in Cobble Hill concerning rats, rodents, or any other creatures that do not belong.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Electronics Recycling Update

Just a few weeks ago, the Cobble Hill Association helped plan yet another electronics recycling event at PS29 with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. With the dedication of amazing volunteers from the school's PTA, the scope of the collection went far beyond computers and cell phones - it included paper shredding, textiles recycling, and even had composting demos from the NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn. All in all, a complete success and we are now report the final tallies.... 212 families came to drop off 4.5 tons of electronics!
Look to the spring for another e-waste event....Tentative date is already set for April 22nd 2012.... Earth Day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cobble Hill Halloween

We hope everyone enjoyed the massive Halloween parade through Cobble Hill Park this year, but are curious if you also remembered to check out the neighborhood's other spooky celebration... the annual
'Impalements' installation done by local artist Jane Greengold.
Image courtesy of the artist Jane Greengold
It's a dizzying celebration of pumpkins that showcases 100 individually carved creations on the corner of Kane and Strong Place.  Though its been going strong for many years already, this time around the NYTimes even got in on the action!

For articles and images of the fantastic work, please check the links below.