Park Slope

MTA: Revise Planned Station Closures at Ft. Hamilton Pkwy and 15th St

Please sign our petition, urging the MTA to work with our community to revise its planned service suspension at the 15th Street & Fort Hamilton F/G stations, to address safety concerns.

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Volunteer escort program gets women home safely after string of sex attacks hit Brooklyn

Volunteer escort program gets women home safely after string of sex attacks hit
New York Daily News
10/23/2011

It was dark and rainy outside the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station in Brooklyn when Tim Malloy approached a woman and offered to walk her home.

She looked confused, even alarmed - and no wonder, since the Windsor Terrace neighborhood is one of the areas where serial gropers have struck.

Malloy, 46, a security guard, explained that he had started a volunteer escort program because of the string of 20 sexual attacks.

"I thought you were being creepy," the woman said, apologizing. Read more »

Will MTA Make Changes to Upcoming F/G Platform Closures for Safety Reasons?

Fort Hamilton subway sign
Windsor Terrace Blog
10/21/2011

When service in one direction at two local subway stationsis suspended for five months, residents are concerned that the walk home from an alternate station, or waiting on an empty platform to transfer backwards, is incredibly dangerous given the recent string of sexual attacks. Councilmember Brad Lander agrees, and has asked New York City Transit to consider some alternatives to its current plan. Read more »

Volunteers with the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign

Volunteers are needed for the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign at the Park Slope Halloween Parade, sponsored by Brooklyn for Peace. There are five stations along the parade route that need to be staffed in two shifts, 4 pm to 6 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm.

If you want to help, please write to mcforpeace [at] gmail [dot] com or visit the online sign up sheet.

Audio: Participatory Budgeting

The Brian Lehrer Show
10/21/2011

Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D-39), and Melissa Mark-Viverito, city council member representing East Harlem and parts of the Bronx and Upper West Side, and member of the council's Progressive Caucus, discuss their new plan to involve constituents in budget allocation.

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Ongoing Safety Concerns in Windsor Terrace and South Slope

As most of you know, there has been a string of sexual assaults, ranging from groping to rape, in South Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and Sunset Park over the last few months. Police believe that many of these attacks were perpetrated by the same suspect.

Most recently, this past Sunday night (Oct. 9th), a woman was attacked in Windsor Terrace while on her way home.

All of us have the right to walk the streets our neighborhoods without fear of attack. We must bring the men behind these vicious actions to justice. Read more »

Ready, set ... PB!

We're off-and-running with participatory budgeting.  After much preparation -- thanks again to our district organizing committee and all the volunteers helping so far -- we've started the outreach to get hundreds of people to contribute ideas & help shape the projects that will eventually appear on the ballot. Read more »

Brooklyn Residents Push to Halt Sex Attacks

CB7's public safety committee meeting
The New York Times
09/28/2011

They will employ neon-shirted escorts, self-defense classes, green whistles and park protests. They will fill subway stations with fliers in Spanish, Chinese, English and maybe Polish that warn of an assailant or assailants on the loose. They may even do a light show in a dark train entrance, in their pleas for better-lighted spaces to the Department of Transportation. Read more »

Please join me at Wednesday's safety meeting

Thank you to everyone that has reached out to my office regarding the terrible string of sexual assaults that has plagued South Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and Sunset Park. As I have mentioned to some of you, the 72nd and 78th Precincts have been increasing their presence (both uniformed and plain-clothes officers) throughout these neighborhoods. But it is not enough until these predators are captured. We must bring the men behind these vicious actions to justice. Read more »