October Newsletter

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Afternoon of Fright

The Fourth & Fifth Street Block Association and the Harsimus Cove Association present the Fourth Annual Afternoon of Fright on Saturday, October 26 from 3:00 to 6:00.  The block party will take place on Fourth Street between Jersey Avenue and Coles Street. Activities will include a DJ, dance area, games, face painting, balloons, a photo booth and a live band!  The kids will love it!

Would you like to help out?  We especially need help the day of the event to setup, manage activities and clean-up afterwards.

More information on our website >
Complete the volunteer form on our website >
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook >

Board of Education Candidate Forum

The Historic Paulus Hook Association invites you to their Board of Education candidate forum to be held this Thursday, October 24 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at PS 16 (Bradford School), 96 Sussex Street.  The event is free and open to the public.

More information on Facebook >
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook >

Burglar Arrested

JCPD East District Captain Daniel Sollitti reported at tonight's meeting that that an arrest has been made in the burglary that occurred on Sunday, October 13 at 11:30 PM. The actor was arrested in the west district yesterday. Good going JCPD!  Captain Sollitti also spoke about pedestrian safety at length, referencing Councilwoman Osborne's traffic calming recommendations for Ward E and saying, "It's full of good ideas."

Street Repaving on First Street and Bay Street

Thanks to Jessica for calling the city to get a status update for the milling and repaving that is underway on First Street and Bay Street.  She says on Facebook, "Signs should be going up any moment now that the paving is taking place beginning tomorrow morning through Fri 5 pm, much as the milling was done. They are doing this in phases which is why the signs were taken down and there were two days of no work."

View the Facebook discussion >

Embankment Preservation Coalition Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM is the annual meeting for Embankment Preservation Coalition members and supporters.  It will be held at Grace Church Van Vorst at Erie & 2nd (entrance on 2nd).

The meeting will feature Carter Craft (Director of Long Range Planning, The New York Harbor Foundation, and Principal, Outside New York) giving a presentation entitled, "Designing the Edge:  Making Our Cities Resilient from the Fringes Forward."

Carter Craft is an urban planner with 20 years experience in waterfront and transportation issues. He has helped created and grow more than two dozen water-related non-profit organizations, consulted after Hurricane Sandy with the Consulate of the Netherlands on approaches to flooding that could be used here, and has created and taught environmental courses at Pratt and Fordham. Carter has been active in making people rethink their relationship to the waterways of New York and New Jersey through more active use and interaction. He was an early champion of Embankment preservation and its role in providing access to the Hudson River via the East Coast Greenway.

Litter Patrol

This weekend's Litter Patrol will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning. We'll focus on our attention on and around the block of 4th Street that will be hosting the Afternoon of Fright.  Meet at 4th & Jersey.

More information on our website >
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook >

Next Meeting: November 11, 7:30

Our next meeting is our annual meeting where will elect a new board. There is no guest speaker this month, the president will give a "State of the Neighborhood" speech.  Agenda TBA. 

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