Posts Tagged ‘Summer 2012 Civic News’

Transformation and Preservation, in the Latest Civic News

Transformation and Preservation, in the Latest Civic News The Summer 2012 issue of Civic News is out, focusing on how one man helped turn Park Slope around and how his legacy is moving forward today. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

Remembering Everett Ortner

Remembering Everett Ortner Everett Ortner, who passed away in May, was one of the most influential leaders of the revival of Park Slope and of older urban areas across the country. His efforts to bring about this dramatic change touched the lives of many. Here we present a few of their memories. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

Preserve and Protect

Preserve and Protect “In my 30 years of living in Park Slope, one of the days I will long remember is April 17, 2012 — the day the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to add more than 600 buildings in the South Slope to the Park Slope Historic District.” read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

Preserve and Protect:
A View from the South

Preserve and Protect: <br>A View from the South It’s not easy to pick out individual buildings to highlight in the recent Historic District expansion, since the “whole” of Park Slope is always greater than the sum of its parts. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

Honors for Serving Our Community in Need

Honors for Serving Our Community in Need “I think we are all responsible for each other,” Sister Mary Maloney said recently, “and that we are all our brothers and sisters.” This deeply felt belief has helped Sister Mary lead Park Slope Christian Help — better known as CHIPS — for a quarter-century. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

Slope Library to Reopen in September

Slope Library to Reopen in September Park Slope residents have been waiting three years for renovations to the Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street to be completed. It might seem even longer, as the initial reopening date last fall came and went. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

A-Yards Backers Lose Their Appeal

A-Yards Backers Lose Their Appeal In a final defeat for Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation, the New York State Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier ruling that requires a supplemental environmental impact study (SEIS) for the Atlantic Yards megaproject. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

Celebrating a Good Civic Year

Celebrating a Good Civic Year The Park Slope Civic Council honored the work of organizations, volunteers and professionals, and students to keep our community great, at this year’s General Meeting on June 7. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

Taking Root: Kickoff for Fourth Avenue Trees Program

Taking Root: Kickoff for Fourth Avenue Trees Program The inaugural event for the Forth on Fourth Avenue Committee’s comprehensive tree-care and maintenance program was a great success. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc

A Community Court Transforms a Neighborhood

A Community Court Transforms a Neighborhood For more than a decade, a court for people who live in and around Red Hook has emphasized problem-solving over jail for many criminal offenders. Its success has helped change the neighborhood for the better. read more >>
  • Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by pscc