Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Atlantic Avenue Bulb Planting Day

Atlantic Avenue Bulb Planting Day 
is Saturday November 12, 2016 
Meet at Nevins St & Atlantic Ave at 8am 
Join the effort to beautify Atlantic Avenue: Brooklyn's Main Street 
Please sign up and RSVP at: http://bit.ly/atlanticbulbs

Monday, October 24, 2016

BQE Rehabilitation Public Meeting

The DOT is hosting a public meeting about the BQE Rehabilitation plan for the triple cantilever, between Atlantic Ave. and Sands Street. Details in the flyer below:

BQE Rehabilitation Public Information Session
Tuesday, November 1st
6:00pm - 8:30pm
NYU Poly Tandon Auditorium
#5 Metro Tech
Ground Floor Entrance 

Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 Halloween Parade

The Cobble Hill Halloween parade will be on Halloween evening, Monday, October 31st at 4:00pm. Meet in Cobble Hill Park dressed to impress. Please contact us at cobblehillassociation@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering to help decorate the park and clean up.
Photo Credit Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Two More Autumn Concerts in the Park!

Great news for fans of music in Cobble Hill Park! The summer concert series was so popular, two more events have been scheduled:

The Jose Conde trio
Saturday, October 22 at 3:00 pm

Audra Rox
Saturday, November 5 at 3:00 pm

See you in the park! 

4 Questions for Cobble Hill Association on Citi Bike, Small Business, LICH | DNAinfo

DNA info reporter Nikhita Venugopal interviewed Cobble Hill Association President Amy Breedlove and Communications Chair Rebecca Johnson. Read the full story below:
4 Questions for Cobble Hill Association on Citi Bike, Small Business, LICH | DNAinfo

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Next Concert in the Park Tuesday August 2, Featuring AudraRoxSteady

If you were at Cobble Hill Park last night for the second of our annual outdoor concerts then you had a fabulous evening! The Brooklyn band Rookin was cookin'! Don't miss the next one: Audra Rox on Tuesday, August 2. Concerts begin at 7pm in Cobble Hill Park. We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Next Concert in the Park Tuesday the 26th, Featuring Rookin

This Tuesday, SweetCane brought out the neighbors to groove out in the park. The second concert of the series features Brooklyn-based folk/soul group Rookin. You can listen to and buy their EP The Lookout here. As always the concert is free and open to the public, at 7:00pm, Tuesday the 26th in Cobble Hill Park.

The final concert of the season will be the following Tuesday, August 2nd, featuring AudraRoxSteady.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer concerts return to Cobble Hill Park

Save the dates! Cobble Hill Music in the Park returns, beginning July 19 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a carefully curated musical series of outstanding performers. Forget about the construction and mingle with the good people of our neighborhood.

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at Cobble Hill Park

July 19

Get ready for SweetCane’s vintage Reggae and Afrobeat rhythms with infusions of bluesy funk, soul, and R&B.

July 26

This Brooklyn-based folk-soul quartet sings selections from their latest EP, "The Lookout."

August 2

Don’t miss local hero Audra Rox and her family-friendly Rock Steady Reggae.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Senior Resource Fair on June 24

Attention, Cobble Hill seniors! Our Assemblymember, Jo Anne Simon, is hosting her annual Senior Resource Fair this coming Friday, June 24, from 11 AM to 2 PM at St. Francis College. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fence upgrade at Cobble Hill Park

If you’ve noticed that the iron fence around Cobble Hill Park is looking better and brighter, you’re seeing correctly! With the collaboration of The Friends of Cobble Hill Park, local businesses, the Cobble Hill Association, and private donations, a major rehabilitation and painting of the perimeter fence is currently underway. Much of the labor is being supplied by The Friends of Cobble Hill Park, the volunteer group that has tended the half-acre park for nearly 30 years.

In conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and supported by the Cobble Hill Association, the volunteers of FCHP regularly plant, water, weed, clean, and repair the park’s greenery and grounds. They also spearhead special improvement projects, like last year’s tree survey, which involved the surveying, pruning, and protecting of the park’s forty trees, an endeavor funded by the Cobble Hill Association and the Cobble Hill Tree Fund.

This year’s special assignment is the fence upgrade, organized by longtime resident Barbara Krongel, in which several hundred feet of fencing are being scraped, primed, and painted. "That fence is a major feature," Krongel said, "and when it's shabby, the entire place is affected." John Parker, owner of JP Interiors, arranged for a Benjamin Moore representative to inspect the site and make recommendations. "I know many of my customers love the park and I wanted to contribute," he said. And JP Interiors’ staffers contributed as well, by helping with scraping and prep work. They aren’t the only generous friends of the park: Matt Mazzone of Mazzone's Ace Hardware donated paint and supplies, while store manager Liz Civiletti and staff answered endless questions from the willing but inexperienced volunteers. The local NYC Parks Department district office has provided logistical support.

Because the job is so enormous, other organizations are also pitching in. Hannah Gall and Jaimie Beddoe of Partnership for Parks, a joint program of City Parks Foundation and the NYC Parks Department, recently fielded a crew of over seventy fence-painting volunteers from Viacom. And new Cobble Hill resident, Liz Ott, an operations manager with YouTube, is recruiting colleagues from her office for a June 30th volunteer day at the park.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Recycle Your E-Waste at P.S. 29 This Saturday

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding an e-waste drop off event this Sunday at P.S. 29 from 10am - 4pm. You can bring old phones, computers, batteries, light bulbs, and other defunct electronics for them to be recycled or properly disposed of through the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse. Event details and flyer below:

E-Waste Drop Off with LES Ecology Center
Sunday, May 22nd
10:00am - 4:00pm
at P.S. 29 on Baltic Street between Henry and Clinton

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MTA Announces Express F Service to Return in 2017

On Tuesday the MTA announced that express service is set to return to the F line in Brooklyn beginning this summer and with full implementation in 2017. Express service was cancelled in 1987, but due to a political campaign led by City Council Member David Greenfield, who represents Borough Park, it will be reinstated during rush hour.

The change will save time for many south Brooklyn commuters, but it does mean that express trains will skip Bergen Street, Carroll Street, 4th Ave - Smith Street, and 4th Ave - 9th Street. According to the MTA's ridership data (below) these are some of the most heavily used F stations in Brooklyn. Every other train will go express, and since MTA is unable to run additional trains that means a 50% service reduction at local stations.

In MTA's analysis express stop riders will save an average of 3.4 minutes on trips into Manhattan, while local stop riders will add 1.3 minutes to their trip. In exchange, the agency claims local trains will be less crowded, which may be attractive to Bergen Street riders who sometimes must let packed trains pass them by.

Our local representatives Council Member Lander, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon released a joint statement with other officials expressing dismay at the decision and the MTA's opaque process.

Bergen Street has an express platform on the lower level that has sat defunct for years. The $75 million renovation required to open it to the public means it will not be an option MTA considers any time soon.

2015 MTA ridership data. Express stops in red.
All The MTA's Depressing Details About F Train Express, Like 50% Less Peak Service For Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens | Gothamist
(Includes full text of statements from officials in support and against)
Report: Feasibility and Analysis of F Express Service in Brooklyn | MTA

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Citibike to Present Its CB6 Locations on Thursday

The Community Board Six Transportation & Public Safety Committee will meet on Thursday evening at 6:30pm at the P.S. 58 auditorium. Items on the agenda include:
  • Presentation and discussion with representatives of the Kings County District Attorney's Frauds Bureau and Police Department on the prevention and reporting of debit/credit card and ID theft.
  • Rescheduled update and presentation on the Department of Transportation's plans to roll-out CitiBike, the City's bike share program, to the district.
  • Presentation and discussion with representatives for the Department of Transportation on a proposal to upgrade the existing Bond Street bicycle lane in the district.
The Citibike presentation is on this month's schedule after being postponed at March's meeting. The Committee expects the company to present it's final locations after conducting community outreach about station locations beginning last summer. Last fall, the Cobble Hill Association worked with CB6 to submit feedback based on local input to Citibike and the DOT about the docks slated for our neighborhood. See the results at this Thursday's meeting.

CB6 Transportation and Public Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 19 at 6:30pm
P.S. 58 Auditorium 
330 Smith Street at 1st Place

Friday, May 13, 2016

Welcome to the New Board

At the Spring General Meeting of the Cobble Hill Association Wednesday night, the following officers were elected to a two-year term, effective immediately:

Amy Breedlove, President
Michael Epstein, First Vice President
George Sanchez, Second Vice President
Charles “Chip” McEnhill, Treasurer
Leslie Cohen, Membership Secretary
Bennette Kramer, Recording Secretary
Susan Mulcahy, Corresponding Secretary

Please lend them your support and offer help where and when you are able. We, former members of your Board, will be doing the same. There will be significant challenges ahead but, as we heard from Councilman Lander, our strength is found in our active and unified community.

It has been a privilege to meet so many neighbors during my time on the board and I look forward to working closely with the new team.

With sincere congratulations from former members of the CHA board and best wishes for the new board going forward as they work to represent our community,

Laurel Burr

Friday, May 6, 2016

Spring General Meeting on Wednesday, May 11th

Come to the Cobble Hill Association Spring General Meeting this Wednesday, May 11th. Along with neighborhood updates, we will discuss developments at the Fortis site with Council Member Brad Lander, and vote in the 2016-2017 CHA Executive Board. On the agenda:
  • The current board will provide a brief update.
  • We will hold the election of new officers.
  • Council Member Brad Lander will recap How We Got to Now on the Fortis/LICH
  • Richard Bearak will provide an overview of the ULURP process.
  • Richard is the Director of Land Use for the Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams.
All are welcome. Voting is open to everyone who is current (2016) on their membership dues and a resident or business owner within the Cobble Hill Historic District.

To join or renew your membership, visit: http://nycharities.org/app/cha/ 

Cobble Hill Spring General Meeting
Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00pm
P.S. 29, 425 Henry St 
(between Baltic and Kane Streets)

“This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.”

Friday, April 29, 2016

BQE Triple Cantilever Rehabilitation to Begin Soon

Last week the CHA joined other local associations and elected officials for our first look at the rehabilitation plans for the Brooklyn Queens Expressway triple cantilever. This is the layered section of the expressway nested under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as the road runs adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

NYC DOT states that design is set to begin in 2016, and construction will start in 2021 and last for 5 years with a completion date of 2026. During construction the agency has examined multiple alternatives for rerouting traffic, but none are entirely viable. In any case, this plan will unleash a good deal of traffic in and around the neighborhood through the course of its work. Community outreach is scheduled to continue throughout multiple stages of the project.

The plan includes a traffic study at the Atlantic Avenue interchange, to explore possible improvement to the "sub-standard geometry" at ramps. This has the potential to result in safer conditions on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks and Columbia Street, along the entry way to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Click here to see the NYC DOT 04/20/2016 presentation

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This Saturday: Help Prep the Fence at CH Park for a Fresh Coat of Paint

Care to help out in the park this Saturday morning? Join your neighbors to prep the perimeter fence for an upcoming paint job — no heavy lifting or painting required. Weather forecast predicts another lovely spring day!

If you have them, bring your garden/work gloves and scrapers.

Cobble Hill Park Fence Prep
Saturday, April 23rd at 9:00am
Cobble Hill Park

If you are able to pitch in, a quick RSVP to Barbara Krongel would be appreciated.


Town Hall Meeting on Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Issues

The Brooklyn Heights Association along with its coalition partners –Save the View Now, Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund  and People for Green Space Foundation– invite you and your neighbors to a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 4th to hear an update on three important development issues within Brooklyn Bridge Park:

1. The obstruction of the views of the Brooklyn Bridge by the Pierhouse
2. The violation of the Scenic View District (SV‐1)
3. The unnecessary towers proposed for  Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue.

BBP Development Town Hall
Wednesday, May 4th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague Street

Monday, April 25, 2016

Support Area Farms by Joining a Local CSA

Cobble Hill is lucky to have two Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs operating in our neighborhood. Joining a CSA is a great way to get fresh, seasonal, local produce on your table, and support regional farmers. CSA supporters offer important capital to local farmers at the beginning of the growing season to support farms with sustainable practices. In exchange for investing in the CSA, farmers send you their fresh harvest, week by week.

This year marks the 21st season for the Cobble Hill CSA, started in 1996. This CSA works with Green Thumb Organic Farms in Long Island and Wikklow Orachards in the Hudson Valley. In addition to vegitable shares, members can sign up to recieve optional shares of flowers, herbs and other products. Weekly pickup is at the Kane Street Synagogue. This Tuesday, April 26th, meet the farmers to find out more about the CSA, and learn what types of produce you'll get this summer, at the Synagogue on 236 Kane Street. For more information about the event see the flyer below. Fore more about joining, visit the Cobble Hill CSA website here.

Cobble Hill CSA Meet & Greet
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kane Street Synagogue
236 Kane Street (btwn Court St. and Tompkins Pl.)

Local Roots CSA is another great option with a Tuesday pickup location at 61 Local on Bergen. This CSA offers members a wide array of choices in their weekly pickups. In addition to produce, options are available for eggs, meat, cheeses, teas and specialties like gluten-free packages and more. Local Roots is hosting the Good Food Mini Fest on May 15th, at Threes Brewing in Gowanus. You'll find workshops about sustainable agriculture, and talks with local farmers. For more information about joining and about the conference visit the Local Roots CSA website here.

UPDATE: Use the code "chacha" at checkout on orders over $250, and Local Roots will donate $10 to the CHA!

Local Roots CSA Good Food Fest
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Threes Brewing
333 Douglass Street (btwn 3rd Ave. & 4th Ave.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Annual Plant Sale May 14th

It seems like spring is finally here for good, and that means it's time to spruce the garden. Join us at our annual Cobble Hill Tree Fund Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14th. The event details are below and see the flyer for more information.

Cobble Hill Tree Fund Plant Sale
Saturday, May 14th, 10:30am - 3:00pm
Cobble Hill Park (Clinton and Congress Streets)

Volunteers Needed: The Tree Fund is seeking volunteers to help run the plant sale and children's activities. Ideally 2-3 hour shifts between 9:30am & 4:30pm. If you would like to help out, please email Georgia Willett at gawillett@earthlink.net.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Join the Cobble Hill Association and Make Your Voice Heard!

May 1st will be the start of the new fiscal year for the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) and we hope that you will consider becoming a member or renewing your membership for the 2016-2017 year.

Click the "Join the Cobble Hill Association" button at the bottom of this email or simply click this link, where you can quickly and easily sign up using a credit card:


Membership starts at just $25.  We ask that you please consider joining at the Sustaining Member level of $100 if that is comfortable for you.  Your dues are needed and will be well used in the coming months.

In addition, we hope  you will attend our annual meeting on May 11 where members will vote in a new governing board.

The Cobble Hill Association was formed as a non-profit organization over 50 years ago in order to protect and promote the interests of the community. Today our mission is more important than ever as we face the construction of the largest new residential complex in the history of our neighborhood on the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

In the coming months, we will be engaged in the public rezoning process of the LICH site known as ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Process).  Well-informed, motivated, and active community members will be our best chance to influence the outcome of this massive development at our doorstep.

In addition to aggressively promoting the community’s interest during the ULURP, the CHA will continue performing its vital duties in the neighborhood. The CHA maintains Cobble Hill Park, organizes events such as the Halloween Parade and the summer concert series, and serves as the main liaison between the community and our local elected officials.
Please join or renew your membership today so you will be eligible to vote on May 11 and make your voice heard.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

News from the Cobble Hill Assocation

As was reported on this blog last January, Fortis still has not provided a more detailed plan for its proposed development of the LICH site. However, the Cobble Hill Association has been hard at work on a number of fronts relating to the LICH development, as well as organizational issues of the Association.

Legal developments. As we wait for Fortis to file a ULURP for the LICH project, our attorney Marvin Mitzner has been actively corresponding with the Department of Parks and Buildings to have public access restored to the northern Henry Street playground and the Pacific Street pedestrian walkway.

Urban Planning Issues. CHA's Urban Planning Committee—nine members including architects, urban planners, a landscape architect and community members—has met weekly since late February to formulate "foundational principles" that will serve as guidelines for evaluating the components of Fortis’ ULURP proposal once it is filed and the review process begins.

CHA Nominating Committee. A Nominating Committee has been formed to propose a slate of new board officers for the next two-year term. Service on the board is open to all Cobble Hill Association members in good standing. The election will take place at the May 11 spring meeting.

Membership Drive. A membership campaign will be taking place over the coming weeks.  Watch for forthcoming emails and mailings, and please consider joining or re-joining. Your engagement and support will be so important over the coming year.

Cobble Hill Association Spring General Meeting
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
P.S. 29

All are welcome! Please attend! Make your voice heard!

Friday, April 1, 2016


The Spring General Meeting of the Cobble Hill Association will be held the evening of Wednesday, MAY 11th, at P.S. 29, 7:00 pm.

Please attend! All are welcome!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

E-Waste Recycling Drop Off Next Saturday

Remember that old printer sitting in your closet? That tangled knot of wires haunting your drawers? And don't forget all your old cell phones, tapes, and VCRs. It's time to do some spring cleaning and recycle all that E-junk the right way. Next Saturday, April 2nd, the Lower East Side Ecology Center's E-Waste Warehouse in Gowanus will set up shop on Smith Street between President and Union to take all that stuff off your hands.

It's a great time to sift the useless tech and obsolete clunkers out of your house, and send them to a new home, or to be properly disposed. Don't get fined by the city for chucking your electronic waste into your curbside trash. The Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse ensures that the harmful chemicals and heavy metals in all our electronics are disposed of safely, and don't end up in land fills. Items that still works can be refurbished and sold from their space at President Street and Nevins Street, and vintage items are rented as props for plays and movies.

E-Waste Recycling Drop Off
Saturday, April 2
10am - 4pm
On Smith Street between President and Union Street

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Participatory Budgeting Vote Week is Coming Up!

Participatory Budgeting is back for its fifth year with a new set of proposals! This NYC Council initiative encourages its members to set aside a portion of their budget dedicated to funding proposals that are created, and voted on, by their constituents. Our representative Brad Lander was among the first four Council Members to bring this innovative process of community engagement to New York, and this year he will be joined by 27 of his peers.

Council Member Lander's office accepted proposals for PB capital projects through the fall. Since then, volunteer budget delegates have refined the proposals and had vetted them with the relevant city agencies. The 13 projects below will appear on the 2016 District 39 PB ballot, competing for $1.5 million in funds that CM Lander dedicated to the process. Any District 39 resident 14 years or older may vote for up to 5 proposals. Participants do not have to be a registered voters, they must only show proof of address.
  • Create New Teen Space at Carroll Gardens Library
  • Beautify Outdoor Space at Borough Park Library
  • "Mobile Studios" for Artists and Orgs in Gowanus
  • Retrofit 75 Auditorium Lights for Safety at PS 282
  • PS 124 Dye Garden/Makerspace STEAM Enrichments 
  • West Brooklyn Community HS Portable Laptop Lab
  • New “Lake Mess Monster,” an aquatic weed harvester
  • Year-round, freeze-resistant drinking fountains along Prospect Park Drive
  • New Kensington Dog Run: Areas for Big and Small Dogs
  • Curb extension & safer crossing near Carroll Park
  • Pedestrian safety: Curb extension on Columbia St
  • Replace painted cross-hatch with concrete on PPSW
  • "Bus Clocks” on B67/B69: see when bus will arrive!
To view the full ballot with price estimates and short descriptions, visit: bradlander.nyc/2016-pbnyc-ballot

Participatory Budgeting Vote Week
March 28 - April 3
See here for the full list of voting sites

PBNYC Expo & Vote Kick Off
Tuesday, March 29th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Park Slope Library
431 6th Ave., between 8th St. and 9th St.

The Voting times at our closest locations:
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St. (at Court St)
Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1
10am - 5pm

Carroll Gardens Library
396 Clinton St at Union St
Saturday, April 2
10 am – 6 pm

If you're interested in volunteering to help get out the vote, or run a voting site, visit: http://bradlander.nyc/pbVolunteer.

Watch this video for more about PBNYC

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Brooklyn-Queens Street Car

At Thursday night's State of the City address, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a proposal to add a new street-level tram along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The BQX street car would run from Sunset Park up to Astoria, passing through several waterfront neighborhoods that do not have subway access, like Red Hook. Preliminary maps show the trolley traveling along Columbia Street, with a station at Pier 6. In addition to the expanded East River Ferry service, this is the second new transit route proposed for the Columbia waterfront.

The plan's $2.5 billion price tag has been criticized by some transit advocates, who suggest that the money could be put to better use increasing express bus service or expanding transit options in more poorly served areas. Questions about the future line's ridership and its integration with the MTA Metrocard are still unanswered. The project will begin gathering community input this year, and is expected to get construction permits no earlier than 2017.

Brooklyn train enthusiast Bob Diamond, who discovered the Cobble Hill Tunnel under Court and Atlantic in 1981, has long been an advocate for the return of the waterfront trolley that ran through Red Hook and DUMBO. He lauded Thursday's news, and hopes to work with the De Blasio administration to make the new proposal a reality.

Additional coverage:

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Public Meeting with NYU Langone

This Wednesday, representatives from NYU Langone will present updates on their Cobble Hill healthcare operations to the Community Board Six Human Services Committee. The committee will discuss the current, and future, healthcare offerings in the neighborhood. Community Board committee meetings are open to the public. The meeting details are below, and available on the Community Board Six website.

6:30 pm Wednesday, January 27th 
Cobble Hill Health Center 
380 Henry Street 
(Congress & Warren Streets) 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

An Update on the Proposed Redevelopment of the LICH site

A few days before Christmas, the Cobble Hill Association and all the elected officials who have been involved on the community’s behalf were asked to attend a meeting at City Hall because Mayor de Blasio's administration was taking a direct interest in the redevelopment process and had a new ULURP proposal to present.

The CHA agreed to participate in the meeting so we could understand the new ULURP proposal as fully as possible.  We made it clear to the administration that we were not indicating any acceptance or agreement with City Hall or Fortis as part of the process of information gathering that the meeting represented.

CHA representatives had also attended a December meeting where NYU described their plans for the new medical center to be developed on the former LICH site, regardless of what type of residential development occurs.  After this meeting, CHA and the Brooklyn Heights Association, which also attended, sent a letter to NYU outlining a number of concerns about infrastructure issues relating to the medical center.

In the pre-Christmas City Hall meeting, two members of the de Blasio administration outlined a new ULURP plan that includes a reduction in market-rate residential and affordable housing square footage, but a larger school than previously proposed.  During the meeting, CHA representatives made it clear that the plan does not fully address the community's issues with the original ULURP proposal, and that our information from the NYU meeting and the proposal of a larger school raised many infrastructure- and traffic-related issues.  The City Hall representatives asked that the CHA to develop a list of information requirements and that we attend a second meeting early in the new year.

The list of information requirements requested after the first City Hall meeting included questions relating to basic infrastructure issues, such as traffic, parking, safety, access and entrances to the medical center and school, and other subjects relating to neighborhood open spaces and environmental issues.  At the post-New Year meeting at City Hall, some information was provided and additional information promised.

CHA is continuing to pursue information gathering on all the elements of the new ULURP plan and intends to communicate its best understanding of the plan to the community at the earliest possible time.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Don't Trash Your Tree, Mulch It!

Happy New Year Cobble Hill! The NYC Parks Department will be running its annual Mulchfest, where the city collects christmas trees to be chipped into mulch. Rather than leaving your tree on the curb, "treecycle" it at Cobble Hill Park next weekend on January 9th and 10th. Bringing your tree to Mulchfest saves the DSNY time and money and supplies the Parks Department with mulch that it uses in its stewardship of the city's natural areas. Mulch will also be available at Cobble Hill Park for any home gardeners.

Mulchfest 2016 at Cobble Hill Park
January 9th and 10th, 10:00am - 2:00pm