The Fall 2012 Civic News: A Special Issue

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Comment: Coming Together for the Community

“No doubt many of you who are reading this … know what the Civic Council is, but it never ceases to surprise me that many others around the community do not. … Look all around the neighborhood, and you’ll see evidence of the Civic Council’s work.”


Improving Our Public Spaces

Given a chance to weigh in on the challenges they found on local streets, residents in 2006 cited Grand Army Plaza’s inaccessibility and speeding on Prospect Park West — resulting in the Civic Council’s Livable Streets Committee, the Grand Army Plaza Coalition, and more.


Helping Students Succeed

The Scholarship for Community Service Committee grants awards to graduates of the three secondary schools housed in the John Jay High School building who are heading to college.


Scaring Up Halloween Fun in BOOklyn!

Get ready for the annual Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade is set for Mon., Oct. 31. How scary can you get?


Working for a Greener Slope

Park Slope should be a model community for sustainability and responsible stewardship. As concerned citizens, every action we take is important as a message to others.


Preserving Local History

Many residents assume Park Slope to be fully landmark-protected. In reality, only about a quarter of the neighborhood is landmarked.


Moving Fourth Forward

Development along Fourth Avenue is in a state of flux right now. FORTHonFourth seeks out opportunities to get involved now, at this inflection point of growth along the avenue, and help contribute to its future.


Granting Local ‘Wishes’

Every year, we provide up to $10,000 in grants to local nonprofits and noncommercial organizations that have an impact on the quality of life in our neighborhood.


Making Holidays Happier

For the last 16 winters, the Civic Council has organized a Toys for Tots gift collection drive to help children and families in need.


Showing Off Homes, Guiding through History

Every third Sunday in May, the Civic Council hosts a self-guided walking tour of lovely and interesting homes in Park Slope, a new section every year.


Keeping an Eye on a Megaproject

The BrooklynSpeaks sponsors, including the Civic Council, continue to advocate for principled development of the Atlantic Yards site.


Thanking Our Supporters

Special recognition to our business and professional members, patrons, benefactors, and other supporters who have given our efforts in the community greater backing over the past year.