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July 2011

Volume XXXIX Number VII 

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GREC Cuts Ribbon on New Building
Rent Regs Expanded, Extended
Grand Street Student Drafted By Boston Red Sox
Foodways of East W's Burg
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GREC Cuts Ribbon on New BuildingGREC Ribbon Cutting 

5th of 7 Buildings in Community Plan for Greenpoint Hospital Site 

On June 17th, community advocates formally cut the ribbon on the Greenpoint Renaissance Center at 2 Kingsland Avenue. The event marked a major milestone in the nearly 30-year-long community struggle to redevelop the former Greenpoint Hospital campus, which closed in 1982.


Rent Regs Expanded, Extended 

Affordable Housing Advocates Ambivalent, Say Laws Don't Go Far Enough

The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo agreed to a set of new laws last month expanding and extending protections for rent-stabilized apartments.


The set of laws represents the first time that stabilization protections have been strengthened rather than weakened since 1993, when vacancy decontrol - the ability of landlords to lift rent-stabilization protections once apartments become vacant - went into effect in New York City.  During this time, the number of rent stabilized units in New York City has shrunk from 1.3 million to around 1 million, despite the fact that city rents have increased dramatically during this period.

Grand Street Student Drafted By Boston Red SoxGrand Street Baseball
Williams Jerez Taken 81st Overall, Highest for PSAL Player since 1996 
Williams Jerez was sitting in social studies class when he got a text message from  a summer league baseball teammate: The Boston Red Sox had just selected the Grand Street Campus outfielder with the 81st pick in the Major League Baseball Draft. Jerez was excused from class, and the good news was announced on the school-wide loudspeaker. One whirlwind journey was over, and another was just beginning.



Foodways of East W's BurgFoodways
Urban Oyster Tour Unearths Layers of Immigrant History 

The name of the Brooklyn-based tour company, Urban Oyster, pretty much says it all: In the innermost recesses of city neighborhoods lie pearls of historical significance and a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for how things got to be the way they are. Such is the case with the three-year old company's new tour, Immigrant Foodways, which takes a close look at a several-block stretch of East Williamsburg near Graham Avenue and tells the story of its layered ethnic history through its food.




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School Sett Students Depict 'Hard Knock Life'

Production of 'Annie' Caps Year of Hard Work
A year of hard work for around 50 mostly middle school students culminated last month with an impressive theater production of Annie...


Annual Career Day at PS 196

91 Professionals; 'The Regulars Keep Coming Back'
Career Day

Last month marked the return of an event that has become a much-anticipated tradition in these parts: Career Day...

Fiesta Time on Graham AveFiesta Time

The Graham Avenue Business Improvement District kicked off the warm weather season in May with its annual Fiesta...


Summer Kicks off at Carmine's II 

Carmine's II
Carmine's II, Union Avenue's younger brother establishment to Graham Avenue's famous Carmine's Pizzeria, kicked off...

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El Puente Dancers Take Home First Prize
When given an opportunity to effectuate social change through art, a talented, close-knit group of North Brooklyn young people...


Study: Brooklyn's Older Pedestrians At Risk

Brooklyn residents over 60-years-old are 4.5 times more likely to be a victim of a pedestrian fatality than those under 60, according to a recent study released by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, an advocacy group focusing on public transportation and pedestrian issues.


Capri Jet Realty: Portrait of a Successful Realtor

 Capri Jet 

The secret of success in the real estate business is exposure and effort. That's certainly the case for Capri Jet..


Wait 'Til Next Year for St. Nicks Hoopsters

Advance to Second Round Before Losing to Eventual Champs

St Nicks Hoops
There was a palpable sense of excitement around the St. Nicks Alliance offices in the weeks leading up to the...


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New East River Ferry Service Begins

Rush hour trips every 20 minutes to Wall Street and Midtown
East River Ferry

The new year-round East River Ferry service, a much-needed form of supplemental transportation for a North Brooklyn neighborhood...



Flag Day at PS 34

Flag Day
Students at PS 34 celebrate Flag Day on June 14.  The day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States...


EWVIDCO Honors Local Businesses

The East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation, better known locally as EWVIDCO, honored..


Community Rallies for Firehouses  Firehouses 'Saved'
Local residents and elected officials came out at the beginning of last month in full force to protest the Bloomberg...


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