Monthly Archives: March 2015

Take Home a Free Tree

NYRP (New  York Restoration Project) partners with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away thousands of trees to New Yorkers nearly every weekend of spring and fall seasons.
Registration links will be posted to each event’s calendar page approximately two weeks prior to the event. If registration is full, a limited quantity of trees is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event.
To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:
  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard and NOT along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Find all upcoming tree giveaways by visiting the website :

Garbage Collection on April 3rd

*The NYC Department of Sanitation announced special Sanitation collections for Passover.


Please place all your garbage out for collection on THURSDAY evening APRIL 2nd, 2015, after 5p.m. Recycling and regular garbage still need to be separated.

For your convenience a public dumpster will be located at the following location on Friday morning, APRIL 3rd, 2015 and will be removed before nightfall:

  • James Madison HS Sports Field – Southside of Quentin Road (between East 27th and East 28th)
  • In front of 2810 Nostrand Avenue, corner of Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue


People in charge of burning chometz either in front of a home or a Synagogue must insure that the fires are small and controlled so that the Fire Department is not called to respond to an “OUT OF CONTROL FIRE”

All fires must be supervised by a mature, responsible adult. No paint thinner, aerosol cans, sprays, lighter fluid or any other flammable liquids are to be used to ignite the fire. These items have caused accidents and are dangerous. Water, fire extinguishers, or sand should be readily available at the site of the chometz burning. Do not burn chometz enclosed in silver wrap. Chometz should be put at the curb in plastic bags. This will eliminate the necessity for retrieving and washing out garbage cans. Do not park cars on smoldering embers. Your cooperation will expedite the pickup.

* There will be a regular garbage pick-up on Thursday!

Build it Back in Brooklyn

Build it Back will be at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club on Sunday, March 22nd.

Build it Back staff will be on hand to look up your case status, answer questions, and resolve issues related to your individual application. For questions or concerns, please contact Borough Director Andrew Olsen at

We hope to see you there!

What: Build it Back in Brooklyn
When: Sunday, March 22nd, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, 3076 Emmons Avenue

Little Blurb

At the MBCG meeting on March 18, 2015, a presentation was made regarding Pre-K.  The following is sent as a Public Service at the request of our members:

Apply for Free Pre-K!

The Pre-K for All system of free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K for All programs includes both New York City Early Education Centers and district schools. At all pre-K programs, children will learn to problem solve, ask questions, work together, and will have an early start to a high-quality education.

Applying to pre-K has never been easier. This year, applications for both types of programs across the city will be combined in a single easy to use application at from March 16th through April 24th. Our mission is to reach every family that is eligible for this important opportunity. If you or anyone you know has a child born in 2011, please call 718-935-2067 or visit

The Pre-K for All Outreach Team will have staff across the city – in parks, museums, libraries, and community events – ready to assist parents in finding the school that’s right for them. If you or your organization would like to participate in this historic effort, please contact Rebecca Bruckenstein at or by calling 347-449-4352 or 212-637-8021. We would be happy to provide more information, training, and direct outreach to eligible families.