Sunday, November 4, 2007

11/8/2007 General meeting agenda

The Third open meeting of the year of the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association will be Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 at Jalopy Theatre - 315 Columbia St. btwn. Woodhull & Rapelye Sts.

The agenda will include:
1. Election of officers for 2008.
2. Updates from each standing committee:
-Land Use
-Public Services
-Parks & Open Space

3. Provide information concerning the 150+ unit residential development proposal for Congress/ Warren/ Baltic Sts. 4. Solicit feedback on the new Columbia St. traffic patterns.

Please attend and tell your neighbors. See you there!
Mike Webster

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Columbia Street traffic conditions - please respond

The Public Services Committee (PSC) of Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association is compiling information regarding unsafe and hazardous conditions that have surfaced in the neighborhood, particularly in light of Columbia Street reverting back to 2-way traffic south of Degraw Street.

If anyone has observed such conditions, please forward your comments and include photographs, if possible, so that the PSC can, as a first step, comprehensively identify the range of problems. PSC will then use this information to inform what remedial actions are available and which actions are pursued.

In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to call 311 and Community Board Six at 718.643.3027 to document your concerns. Please also consider joining the PSC so you can help us with our work of creating a safe and pleasant experience for all who live, work or visit the Columbia Waterfront District.

Thank you!
Meg Fellerath

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Public Presentation re:Proposed Development @Warren/Baltic/Hicks

Hi All-
Please attend this meeting,it is very important that we have a strong turnout.


Find out about the plans by NYC and a private developer to build 152 units between Congress & Baltic Sts., between Hicks & Columbia Sts.

Thursday, October 25th, 2007 6:00 pm Long Island College Hospital 339 Hicks Street (at Atlantic Ave.)

Community Board #6 Presentation by NYC and Developer to Land Use Committee


Saturday, May 19, 2007

May 29th General Meeting


The next general meeting will be held Tuesday, May 29th, at 6:30 pm, at Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street. Agenda items will include vote on proposed bylaws, election of officers pending bylaw approval, committee updates. Please attend and bring your neighbors.

The Steering Committee

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Anyone else get called by a polling agency called OTR?

I just answered a call from someone identifying himself as from "OTR". I'd never heard of them, but they seem to be some kind of opinion research group. (I thought he said OPR, but he said OTR.)
After a few obligatory "are things in Brooklyn moving in the right direction of have they gotten off on the wrong track" type questions, he asked me several questions about what he called the "Red Hook Waterfront Redevelopment Plan". Asked me how much I knew about it, whether I was for or against it, what I thought was best about it, what I thought was worst about it.
His last "set" of questions was something like "I'm going to name some people and organizations and ask you to rate them based on how much you trust them--quite a bit, more or less, a little bit or not at all." I said OK and his first group was "Economic Development Council". I said "not at all". He said "That's all my questions."
I'm guessing he would have had a longer script for me if I stated a more favorable opinion on the EDC.
Anyway, I wanted to share my experience and put others on the lookout for EDC pollsters.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

**Notice** Next General Meeting - Thursday March 15 @ 6:30

The next General/Open meeting of the Columbia St. Association will be held Thurday March 15 @ 6:30 at Jalopy.

Jalopy is located at 315 Columbia St. between Woodhull and Rapelye Sts.

Please attend to hear and discuss issues important to the neighborhood. There will also be a vote for an official name of the organization, presentation of draft by-laws and an opportunity to become more involved through membership in a committee.

All are welcome!!!
Mike Webster

Monday, January 8, 2007

Wed CB6 general meeting

This Wed 1/10 is the first general meeting of our community board this year. I plan on going, anyone else? I think it is essential that this group establish itself as a real entity with the board and develop some direct lines of communication. Many of the questions people brought up at the last B61 meeting are ones that ultimately need to be brought to the board anyway, or have already been addressed at the general meetings. At the very least it seems that the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Assoc. should strive to always have a representative - a pair of ears anyway - at each meeting.