Citizens of the World Charter School Hearing

A hearing to protest allowing a new charter school called Citizens of the World took place at JHS 126 tonight. I attended for a while this evening after work. The auditorium was full and the attendees were boisterous. I am totally against establishing an elementary charter school in JHS 126 for a number of reasons and I left feeling more sure of my opinion. I hope the DOE will listen to us and do the right thing.

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Town Square Halloween Parade 2012

This past Saturday that picturesque thoroughfare Manhattan Avenue was blocked by people double parking descended on by tiny-and-medium sized revelers representing for this year’s Town Square Halloween Parade. Marchers braved traffic to show off their costumes and take advantage of a great excuse to walk in the street. Two days later, Hurricane Sandy hit, but when this video was taken, we had no idea what lie ahead.

 The marchers start at Java

 

Marching down Manhattan Avenue

Just another day walking in traffic.

Greenpoint is the place to be on  Halloween (and every other day)!

Reblogged from Greenpointers.com

 

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Living La Vida Local: The Dentist

So one great thing about living in Greenpoint is you can find just about any good or service you could possibly need within blocks of your apartment (for the  most part).

One thing I wanted to do this year was find a dentist close to home. Like even the thought of traveling to Williamsburg  was unacceptable. I’m so happy to report that just two blocks from our apartment I found Norman Dental Associates. Today, Brendan, my 7 year old, had a tooth pulled. It couldn’t have gone better. Dr. Christopher Bayer is great with kids and really communicated with Brendan well.

They put his molar in this cute necklace.

They put his molar in this cute necklace.

Their office is cheerful and welcoming. The receptionist was very friendly and worked with me very patiently scheduling appointments for our whole family over the next couple of months. It’s unbelievable — you know you do get attitude at doctors’ offices sometimes. Not here.

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Williamsburgh Library New Story Times

I wanted to share this information just sent to me from Lisa Goldstein, Neighborhood Library Supervisor, Williamsburgh Library:

The Williamsburgh Library, located at 240 Division Ave (JMZ to Marcy Ave, G to Broadway), has a regular storytime on Fridays at 11am. This is open to ages 0-5. After a half hour of stories, songs and rhymes, the children have time to play with our First Five Years toy collection.

We are also having a special storytime on Thursday, August 21 at 2pm. We’re calling it “Mixtape Storytime.” It’s a storytime with a quirky, indie rock soundtrack. Again, the primary audience for this is 0-5, but older children are welcome. Every child who attends will receive a free gift book.

Here is a link to our branch page, which also includes our events calendar.

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Cue The Music

Or the failhorn.

Today while updating WordPress I somehow “misplaced” my archives. That means I have to start new.

I’m not too sad about it. It’s exciting to have a new beginning. I’ll be posting about my summer soon and new things I’ve discovered in the neighborhood. And I will revisit some old favorite places to find out how they’ve changed.

Time to get writing.

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