Monday, May 26, 2014

Volunteer at Cobble Hill Park, Tuesdays @ 7:30 am

Keep Cobble Hill Park looking its summer best. Join us for pruning, planting, and more.

What: Cobble Hill Park volunteers needed
When: every Tuesday morning @ 7:30 am (rescheduled when it rains)
Where: Meet at the Clinton Street entrance to the park
Please RSVP to if you'd like to join.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring General Meeting Tuesday, May 20th

Tomorrow night, Tuesday May 20th, please join your neighbors....

Volunteer at Cobble Hill Park, Tuesdays @ 7:30 am

Help us keep Cobble Hill Park looking it's most perfect. Whether you're a master of horticulture or don't know a weed from a willow tree, we can still use your help.  Join us!

What: Cobble Hill Park volunteers needed
When: every Tuesday morning @ 7:30 am (rescheduled when it rains)
Where: Meet at the Clinton Street entrance to the park
Please RSVP to if you'd like to join. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Your Turn to "Put Your Money Where Your Map Is"

Last week, Community Board 6 unveiled a new online map that allows residents to offer their ideas for local capital improvements related to buildings, roadways and open space. With an easy-to-use interface and no deadlines for ideas, submitting projects has never been easier. Users can also support and comment on existing priorities as well as find useful links for contacting city agencies regarding other, smaller projects not suitable for capital dollars.

Users have already mapped several needs within our own Cobble Hill area. They include the need for the CHA led initiative to "Fix the Ditch," a desire for a traffic signal on Columbia Street at Congress, and more. Take a look at the map at this link - - and read more about it's creation at the Friends of CB6 website.  

Monday, May 12, 2014

UPDATED: Volunteer at Cobble Hill Park, Tuesdays @ 7:30 am

***Tues, May 13th has been canceled because if rain. But please join us the week after instead!

Nice weather is upon us and there's nothing like enjoying it in our neighborhood's beautiful Cobble Hill Park. However, it takes a combined effort by both the NYC Parks Department and local volunteers to ensure the park is always looking it's finest. Barbara Krongel, head of the CHA's Park's committee, leads a heroic volunteer effort every week to plant and seed, trim and tidy, and both spruce up and sweep up our park. Have a spare hour or two? Come join us.

What: Cobble Hill Park volunteers needed
When: every Tuesday morning @ 7:30 am (rescheduled when it rains)
Where: Meet at the Clinton Street entrance to the park
Please RSVP to if you'd like to join. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Brooklyn "Skyscraper" Park?

For years, the Cobble Hill Association has advocated for the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park to serve the growing borough's needs for active recreation and green space. We are glad to see tens of thousands now come to the waterfront each day to enjoy the developing park, but have long felt private housing should not be in the mix. We need a park, not a large scale project with private high rises. Unfortunately, that has been the path towards the creation of Brooklyn Bridge "Park" and it shows no signs of stopping. 340 Furman is already in place, but recently revealed plans suggest two new towers will soon be dominating the Atlantic Avenue gateway as well.
Rendering of the development sizes slated for Pier 6 at the foot of Cobble Hill. Site A will be a max 315 feet (with 290 units) while site Site B will reach up to 155 feet (with max of 140 units of affordable housing & retail)
The press has begin taking note of this potentially massive change to our neighborhoods landscape with articles in both Brownstoner and the Wall Street Journal. Concerned residents have begun this petition to oppose the pending monoliths and the Cobble Hill Association has signed on to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund letter below which was sent to Mayor DeBlasio asking for his leadership to eliminate new housing in the park.

Save the Date - Spring General Meeting May 20 with DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg

Save the date: 2014 Spring General Meeting. See flyer below for details.

Friday, May 2, 2014

76th Precinct Sunday Traffic Alert

Our officers at the local 76th precinct just shared this bit of traffic news for all to be aware of this weekend.

Please be advised that traffic in our area will be affected by following two separate events this weekend, both on Sunday, May 4, 2014:

1. Five Borough Bike Tour - Cyclists will be travelling throughout all five boroughs causing Street and Highway closures.  In our area, Atlantic Avenue, between the BQEEastbound Entrance ramps and the dead end at the Brooklyn Bridge Park andColumbia Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic from approximately 8:00 am, through 3:30 pm.

2. Court Street Festival - Court Street, between Union Street and W. 9th Streetwill be closed to vehicular traffic for the street fair from approximately 8:00 am, through 8:00 pmto accommodate set-up and clean-up.  Additionally, all side streets leading into the festival route on Court Street, from Smith Street and from Clinton Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic.  The B57 Bus that runs southbound on Court Street will be re-routed via a left turn off Court Street onto Union Street, a right turn onto 3rd Avenue, a right turn onto W. 9th Street, a left turn back onto Court Street and then will continue onto it's regular route.  It will make all the corresponding stops along 3rd Avenue. 

Please plan ahead accordingly and allow extra time if you intend on drivingthis Sunday in the affected areas.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cobble Hill CSA opens 2014 registration

Just in from the CSA....

Cobble Hill CSA opens registration to new members for the 2014 season, which will run from June 3-December 9. The Cobble Hill CSA is proud to work with vegetable farmer Bill Halsey of Green Thumb Organic Farm, located on Long Island’s South Fork, and fruit farmer Fred Wilklow of Wilklow Orchards in the Hudson Valley.

Launched in 1996, 2014 marks the 19th year of the CSA partnership with Green Thumb Organic Farm. In a CSA, members purchase a share from a farmer in the spring and share in the risk and reward of the farmer’s harvest throughout the season. CSA is a great way for New Yorkers to get the best quality produce and to support local family farms that use sustainable growing practices.

What: New Member Registration Now Open for Cobble Hill CSA. Visit for more information about joining the CSA and for a link to online registration. See video below about Green Thumb Organic Farm and Farmer Bill Halsey.
When: CSA distributions will happen Tuesdays from 4 to 8pm from June 3rd - December 9th.
Where: Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane Street, between Clinton & Court Streets, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

For more information:
Members of the public can contact Martha Rowen, Cobble Hill CSA Webmaster, at
Members of the press can contact Amy Blankstein, CSA Marketing Coordinator, at 718.781.5093