Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Honorable Raymond Lohier

Congratulations to CB6 Public Safety Committee Chairman Ray Lohier, who has been confirmed to fill Justice Sotomayor's old seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (an incredibly prestigious appointment).

Ray is sharp, thoughtful, measured and civic-minded to boot.  The public is lucky to add a man of his caliber to the bench.  I feel honored to know him and look forward to great things from him in the judiciary.  Congrats!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Brooklyn Community Board 6 Holiday Party TONIGHT 12/14

When I was new to the area and wanted to get involved in our local civic life I made a point to attend the CB6 Holiday party.  It's a great place to meet and socialize with some of the people who volunteer their time to make our neighborhoods a better place to live.  We have a fantastic and dedicated District Manager in Craig Hammerman - I'd put him up against any District manager in the city - but Craig and his staff get by on a shoestring budget.  So please stop by to partake in a little holiday cheer and help support the staff that does so much for our community.  True, times are tough and money is tight, but this is one charitable contribution that not only feels good but makes a direct investment in your own backyard.  See you tonight!

CB6 Annual Holiday PARTY!

Brooklyn Community Board 6 2010 Holiday Party

Tuesday December 14th
6:00 to 9:00 PM

The DRAM Shop
339 9th Street
(between 5th/6th Avenues)  - convenient to our beloved F train
Brooklyn, NY 11215

$30 per person
Cash Bar
All are welcome, bring a friend!

(The CB6 Holiday Party is a fundraiser for “Friends of Brooklyn CB6, Inc.,” our 501-c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the work of CB6. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consider including a year-end charitable gift above the cost of the party. Checks should be made out to “Friends of Brooklyn CB6, Inc.” Thank you!)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Hyper-Local Site: Welcome, Carroll Gardens Patch!

There's a brand new site focused on Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill: the Carroll Gardens Patch.

More news is good news when it comes to local coverage. All ready the patch has articles and opinion pieces up on Gowanus CSO remediation efforts, the Clean Ports Bill and greening the BQE trench, and the battle over condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

I'm looking forward to much more from our newest local blog.