A developer team has targeted 1921 Cortelyou Road - the Baptist Church of the Redeemer - to be demolished and replaced with a NINE story development that will rise over 90 feet taller than any other building on the block! This will accelerate demolitions and introduce towers to the neighborhood. They are planning to use rare and precious publicly issued tax credits to do this. Sign this petition below.
Some advice. When you see Joel Mahfood, owner of nursery and garden supply center Natty Garden, don’t sidle up and ask him if he sells any “SPECIAL plants, if y...ou know what I mean?” It’s a hacky joke, first of all, and one he’s heard before. “We get that all the time,” Mahfood says with an obliging smile. Inspired by the lush vegetation of his native Jamaica, what he actually offers from his Prospect Heights store is a wide selection of leafy house plants, cacti, flowers, trees, shrubs and ivies, along with planters, pots, seeds, soil, plant food and tools. #dreadlockrasta #blackownedbrooklyn
Very excited to hear the news! Any reason to bring people out of their homes is a wonderful idea. A big community win that's gonna look great with the new performance hall open at Brooklyn College.
Long live the Junction!
Ladies and gentlemen: We are thrilled to announce the approval by Brooklyn’s Community Board 14 on the Hillel Place Public Plaza proposal, for the creation of a... Pedestrian Plaza on Hillel Place between #Flatbush Avenue and Kenilworth Place!
During the approval process, The Flatbush Junction BID received strong support from prominent City and State officials, including Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, New York State Assembly, Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams and Senator Kevin Parker. Special thanks to NYC DOT, CB 14 Board members and staff, Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson, Flatbush Junction BID Board members, #Junction residents and businesses.
The visionary Plaza Program will add desperately needed public space to Brooklyn’s Flatbush Junction, one of the areas recognized to have the least amount of open space in all of New York City. The creation of the Hillel Place Plaza will be a transformative event that will forever enhance the Flatbush Junction shopping experience as well the local Junction community. The initiative will proceed with the creation of an Interim Plaza that is expected to be in place for approximately three years as the community works together on the design and construction of a permanent one. The plaza will be a place where members of the Brooklyn College community, shoppers and local residents can sit and enjoy food and drink from local businesses. The plaza will be outfitted with Wi-Fi access, bistro chairs and tables, cameras and planters that will add more green on the block. The Hillel Place Plaza will be a community asset for all to enjoy throughout the year for generations to come! #myjunction #community #plaza #greenspace
Engage with your community and support locally owned businesses and none of that generic corporate space invader stuff.
In addition to running Cafe con Libros, Bk with her husband, Kalima Desuze is a social worker, a professor of social work and a dedicated anti-racist community ...organizer. “A café is the number-one marker of gentrification in most communities of color, and I’ve had to wrestle with that and how people view me,” Desuze says. “Sometimes people will walk right past because they don’t believe the space is for them, and that is so incredibly painful...it’s complicated.” She wants people of color to know, to quote the timeless Solange axiom: this sh*t is for us. 👊🏿👊🏾👊🏽👊🏼👊🏻 To more deeply connect with the community, Cafe Con Libros hosts regular public discussions around the ideas in its texts. Come through for their next book club meeting on Sun., March 4, on Octavia Butler’s “Kindred.” || 724 Prospect Place || #blackownedbrooklyn #blackownedcrownheights
Some wonderful murals from around the borough.
Bring back some lighter rail.
Check out our list of events across Brooklyn and find out how you can celebrate, commemorate, and learn about Black History this month BAM Rose Cinemas BRIC Myr...tle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Historical Society Green-Wood Cemetery The Municipal Art Society of New York Medgar Evers College, CUNY Brooklyn Borough Hall
The Junction circa 1969, as seen from Nostrand Avenue just south of the actual intersection. Camera is facing northeast toward the east side of Flatbush Avenue.
Came here for the gender equality, stayed for the music.
Saddened to report that La damas's cookies, serving food under the name of Tortas Oaxaca (see GrubHub), appears to have shuttered. They brought truly delicious and authentic Mexican-made dishes to the neighborhood and were home to the best chilaquiles ever.
PLEASE, let me know if they pop up anywhere else.
This recent closing may be part of a disturbing trend as nearby, another local and wonderfully authentic Mexican restaurant serving delicious goat soup every weekend closed... a year or two back. These small businesses that truly add to the value of a neighborhood need help.
Thankfully, all is not lost. Taqueria Maria & Ricardo remains, and if you have a taste for pork, you will find their tacos among the best Brooklyn has to offer.
Bring back the Branch Line! I would love to see this as a bike lane and a light rail corridor. It would open up Queens to southern Brooklynites, without traversing Manhattan, and also increase accessibility to East New York, spurring real estate development and sustainable growth in that area. Mayor Bill de Blasio NYC Mayor’s Office Eric Adams Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce The Junction BID - Flatbush Nostrand Business Improvement District
Gonna share a little secret with you: if you like fresh Dim Sum and good coffee, you are going to love this place. Love it for the right reasons as this is an establishment that is important to the local Chinese community. Things are changing rapidly in this neighborhood due to the nearby subway renovation, so it is important to help them survive without destroying what makes them so wonderful. Say hello to Peggy. Hop Fa Bakery