Windsor Terrace

New Program Lets Taxpayers Do More than Gripe About City Spending

Gotham Gazette
12/02/2011

From the Occupy protestors to millions expressing disgust with debt ceiling debacle, many American are angry about how the government spends money,. something most of them have little control over outside the polling booth. Now, four New York City Council members are trying to change this and give residents a direct say in where the funding goes, at least on a local level.

"I walk down my street every day, wishing I could do something about the conditions," said Ali Abdul Rahman, a resident of Brooklyn’s 39th district, who is getting the opportunity to do some budget . "Well, now there is." Read more »

Julian Brennan Way (aka PPW and 15th Street)

Julian Brennan Way Co-Naming Ceremony

Prospect Park West at 15th Street (where it intersects Bartel Pritchard Square) is now "Julian Brennan Way."  Marine Lance Corporal Julian Brennan lived in South Park Slope, in a family that reflects much of what is best about our community. He loved his country, and he expressed a deep empathy for the Afghan people. Julian was 25 when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s Farah Province on January 24, 2009.  On Saturday, October 29, we had the honor of remembering him by co-naming the block in his memory.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Thank you to Safe Slope organizers

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you - and congratulations - to the organizers of last week's Safe Slope rally and march.

It was a very moving and successful event.  At a moment when so many people in our community are feeling scared and vulnerable, the Safe Slope rally empowered our residents to stand up and speak out.

Its (relatively) easy to complain about crime - its much harder, and much more valuable, to organize an event to do something about it. Read more »