Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hylan Blvd Transportation Improvement Study Meeting

The MTA of New York City Transit and the NYC Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting concerning the Hylan Boulevard Transportation Improvement Study.

The meeting will be Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 1830-2030 (630pm-830pm) in the Regency Room of The Renaissance at 2131 Hylan Boulevard.

This is a public meeting where you can come and learn about the goals and objectives of the study, examine display boards and talk with project team members, and voice your concerns and issues regarding transit service, traffic conditions, pedestrian safety, and curb use on Hylan Boulevard.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Lights !!!

The Lane is adorned with rows of Christmas Lights.

Lots of lights celebrating the season.

Make sure you get a peek of them at night.

They are a marvelous sight!

> Joe

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meeting Thursday Night - November 18

Greetings. The elections are past and we have a few new representatives working on our behalf and a good number of returning electeds. Let’s hope they can all learn to work together and do good things for us.

As all of you experienced last month, the newsletter arrived in your mailbox a little late. Fortunately that has not happened many times over the years … but it did happen last month. My apologies. Remember, you can always find information on our upcoming meetings by checking our website. However we are determined to make sure that you receive your newsletter in time to prepare yourself to attend our meeting.

I want to extend a special thank you to our guest speaker last month. Meg Ventrudo – the Executive Director of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art - shared with us the history of the museum and some artifacts from its collection. It was an interesting look at another treasure of Staten Island.

This month our guest speaker will be Elisabetta O’Connnor who will be talking to us about the Million TreesNYC Initiative. MillionTreesNYC, one of the 127 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide, public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade. By planting one million trees, New York City can increase its urban forest—our most valuable environmental asset made up of street trees, park trees, and trees on public, private and commercial land—by an astounding 20%, while achieving the many quality-of-life benefits that come with planting trees.

Just a reminder, our dues notices for the 2011 year have been mailed. We rely on your support to keep the Association going and involved in this community. Your support is vital both through your dues and donations. The support of various merchants and entrepreneurs help to finance our newsletter. Let us know if you are aware of a business in our community that would like to be represented in our newsletter. (Renewed already? Look for your asterisk in next month’s newsletter.)

Lastly, never forget that an important part of this dynamic is your feedback and participation. We need your comments, your concerns, your suggestions, your observations, your compliments, your complaints. It is your neighborhood. What is on your mind? Let us know at 718-979-6011, newdorpcentralcivic@yahoo.com or comment on the blog. Check us out at http://www.ndcca.blogspot.com for continuous updates.

I need you to sing aloud the need for civic involvement and invite your neighbors to join. The more voices the smoother and richer the sound. Thank you for your interest in our neighborhood. You live here. You know why it is a respected and desirable community. Be proud of it.

See you around the neighborhood.

> Joe Markowski