Monday, April 18, 2011

Upcoming Meeting Thursday April 21

Greetings ... OK … I am going to keep this short and sweet. For three of the last four months our newsletter has not arrived on time to allow you to attend our meeting. Three out of four months. That is a pitiful performance. So I’m hoping for a much better result this month. Thursday the 21st will tell. We were honored last month by our guest speaker Michael Reiser who is the Recycling Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education with growNYC. Mr. Reiser talked to us about the Paper Challenge contest being conducted across the three Community Boards as well as other updates on our recycling efforts. Community Board 2 actually won $4 thou for the first quarter of 2011. ( I think we came in 2nd.) This month we will hear from Randy Lee on a proposal to develop a senior residence atop the Municipal Parking Lot on New Dorp Lane. It would be called the St.James Residence and … well come to the meeting and hear all about it. Present your questions. Get the answers you need. In May we will be visited by Adena Long, the Borough Parks Commissioner. 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, or comment on the blog. Check us out at for continuous updates. 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 helps 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. Lastly and as I’ve mentioned quite a bit lately, 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, President

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meeting Next Week

Just wanted to send out an early reminder. We meet Thursday April 21. Our guest speaker will be Randy Lee who will give us an overview of a proposal to build senior housing atop the current Municipal Parking Lot on New Dorp Lane. Mark your calendars. Bring a friend. Bring your questions and concerns. I hope to see you then. > Joe Markowski