Red Hook Hub Weekly

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Join the Red Hook Community Advisory – CAG

When: September 17-30, 2020

 

Hello Leaders and Community Advocates, Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez's office is putting together a Resident Community Advisory Group for Red Hook. This will be a group of 15 to 25 individuals who will represent Red Hook and Red Hook Houses. Two seats will be appointed by the Resident Council Presidents. If you are interested in participating in this advisory group; please complete the short survey posted below. Community Partners; feel free to share with your members as well. We want a good variety of applicants. Submissions will be accepted up until Friday, September 25th. Contact  Tevina Willis at tevina@rhicenter.org or Melissa Ortiz at Melissa.delValleOrtiz@mail.house.gov.   Red Hook Community Advisory Group: CAG

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, , Business, Community, Employment, Information, News

Employment Readiness Workshop

When: Sep 14-Oct 14, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center (Virtual)

Let us help you prepare for your next job opportunity! What we offer: - Resume building, - Mock interviews, - Helpful tips for interviews, - Useful information, and - Job resources. Virtual Sessions: September 14th & 16th or October 12th & 14th from 10AM - 11:30AM Zoom ID: 951 2066 8798 NO PASSCODE NEEDED HTTPS://COURTINNOVATION.ZOOM.US/J/95120668798 Please have a pen and paper at hand since you will be building your resume. For more information please call or text (929) 277-9467 or (646) 707-4218.

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, Community, Employment, Information

Youth Impact: Red Hook – We’re Recruiting!

When: September 10-30, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

We are looking for creative and outspoken young people from Red Hook ages 14-24. WE offer a wide variety of programs ranging from restorative circles, civic engagement, theatre, photography, entrepreneurship, and more. All programs are paid opportunities that emphasize community healing, social justice, giving youth a voice, and bringing about change. For more information, contact rhyc@courtinnovation.org or call (929) 277-8554.

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Community, Employment, Information

Join AMERICORPS, we’re hiring!

When: Sep 10-Oct 5, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Join the Red Hook Resilience Corp! Applicants must be 18+ yrs old, U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a HS Diploma. Paid service opportunity, starting November 1st. Full-time positions must: - Commit to one year of service, - Complete 1,700 hours total (35hrs/wk), - Total stipend amount $13,732, - Basic health coverage, - Reimbursement for childcare, - Educational grant award $6,095. Half-time positions must: - Commit to 9 months of service, - Complete 900 hours total (25hrs/wk), - Total stipend amount $5,314., - Educational grant award $3,047.50. Deadline October 5th. For more information, contact Leslie Gonzaga (929) 277-8554 or Lganzaga@nycourts.gov

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, Housing, News

NYCHA Recovery & Resilience: Red Hook Houses Update

When: September 7-20, 2020

Where: NYCHA Red Hook Houses

To sign up for email updates of the ongoing resilience work at Red Hook Houses please email disaster.recovery@nycha.nyc.gov Power Plant & Pods Phase Percentage Completion: 8% Project Start: Q4 2019 Anticipated Completion: Q4 2022 Ongoing Activities: • Continued installation of new underground utility lines by buildings 1W, 2W, and 3W, 5E o New utility lines will be installed throughout the site and will connect to the new utility pods to provide all Red Hook buildings with heat, hot water, and backup electricity • Installation of underground retention tanks by building 4E o The underground retention tanks will capture excess stormwater runoff to help prevent flooding during periods of heavy rainfall o The retention tanks by buildings 2W and 3W were successfully installed and backfilled Upcoming Activities: • Excavation for and instillation of new underground electrical, heating, and plumbing lines between buildings o This work will involve reconfiguring the building exits, however, access to all buildings will remain open and ADA-accessible at all times o Buildings 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 15 through 18 will be the first buildings affected by this work o Residents will be notified in advance via flyers and phone calls once a start date is established o These plans have been shared with property management, resident association presidents, and the FDNY • Drilling of foundation piles for the new utility pods (small buildings) by building 2E, 4E, and 1W (West Pod) o The piles will form the foundation of the new utility pods o The utility pods will house critical electrical and mechanical equipment above the flood elevation to better protect building services during a flood event. • Full demolition of building 28 (590 Clinton Street) o The Red Hook East Plant will be constructed in its place to house standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood elevation

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Housing

NYCHA Recovery & Resilience Red Hook Houses Update

When: Aug 17-Sep 2, 2020

Where: ex: at the Verezano pier

To sign up for email updates of the ongoing resilience work at Red Hook Houses please email disaster.recovery@nycha.nyc.gov Power Plant & Pods Phase Percentage Completion: 7% Project Start: Q4 2019 Anticipated Completion: Q4 2022 Ongoing Activities: • Installation of underground retention tanks by building 1W The underground retention tanks will capture excess stormwater runoff to help prevent flooding during periods of heavy rainfall The retention tanks by buildings 2W and 3W were successfully installed and backfilled • Continued installation of new underground conduit by buildings 1W, 2W, and 3W New conduit will be installed throughout the site and will connect to the new utility pods to service all Red Hook buildings • Testing of foundation piles by building 28 (future East Plant) The piles will form the foundation of the new East Plant which will hold standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood elevation Tests are performed on site to confirm the piles are capable of holding the load of a structure as designed Upcoming Activities: • Service interruptions: Hot water interruption at Red Hook East buildings 1 through 5, Senior Center, and Miccio Center on August 19 from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of this interruption is to replace existing pipe insulation in the building basements. This work will allow for additional upgrades to Red Hook building basements including floodproofing measures to better protect the buildings during a storm. Buildings were posted on 8/14. • Drilling of foundation piles for the new utility pod (small building) by building 2E The piles will form the foundation of the new utility pods The utility pods will house critical electrical and mechanical equipment above the flood elevation to better protect building services during a flood event. • Demolition of building 28 (590 Clinton Street) The Red Hook East Plant will be constructed in its place to house standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood elevation

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, Food

Free prepared meals, from Rethink and RETI Center

When: Fridays at 3:00 pm, from August 21, 2020 until October 30, 2020

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St

Rethink NYC will be providing about 100 free, delicious, prepared meals (choice of meat or vegetarian) from its food truck at about 3 pm on Fridays in front of the Red Hook Library. All are welcome! Courtesy of rethinkfood.org and with the help of reticenter.org

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Comptroller Scott M. Stringer To Deliver Remarks on Creating Outdoor Classrooms as Part of a Safe School Reopening Plan.

When: Thu, Aug 6, 2020 12:00 pm

 

TODAY 12PM Comptroller Comptroller Scott M. Stringer To Deliver Remarks on Creating Outdoor Classrooms as Part of a Safe School Reopening Plan. Livestream will be available on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Twitter. Go to his pages. Copying the following from email press release, so links do not appear. Follows Comptroller's Op-Ed and recommendations to safely reopen schools: (New York, NY) — On Thursday, August 6 at 12:00 PM, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, parents, and educators will urge the Department of Education to fully utilize the city’s outdoor schoolyards that can be repurposed into classroom space to help keep our city’s students, teachers, and staff safe and outside as much as possible in the upcoming academic year. To read Comptroller Stringer's op-ed on how to create outdoor classrooms, click here. To read Comptroller Stringer's recommendations to safely reopen New York City schools for Fall 2020, click here. WHO: Comptroller Stringer Parents Educators WHEN: Thursday, August 6 — 12:00 PM WHERE: Outside P.S. 234 Independence School 292 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007

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August 5th at 7pm: How to log in to NYCHA Construction Update Meeting

When: Wed, Aug 5, 2020 7:00 pm

 

Joining the Zoom Meeting (4 ways to join the call): 

1.       Zoom Desktop Client (preferred method): Click the link below to join the webinar:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86379973191?pwd=UkhCVW94YkNXdGhNMWVsVXQwUUR4dz09  Passcode: redhook 

This option will only work if you already have the Zoom Desktop Client downloaded to your computer. Don’t have Zoom installed on your computer? Click the following link and download it prior to tomorrow’s meeting: https://zoom.us/download.  

2.       Zoom Phone App: You can join by smart phone via the Zoom App by downloading Zoom Cloud Meetings from the App Store or Google Play. This will allow you to participate in the video call using your smart phone.  

3.       Web Browser: If you don’t have Zoom Desktop Client you can join via your web browser here.  

4.       Phone Call (Audio Only): You can join by phone (audio only)  

Via iPhone one-tap:  +19294362866,,86379973191#,,,,,,0#,,2224238#   

Or by telephone:  +1 929 436 2866  Passcode: 2224238 

·         If you have any issues calling in or if you receive a busy signal, try calling back. It may take a few times to get through.  

·         Please note that you will not be able to ask any questions if you call in to the meeting. 

 

Participation During the Call: You will be muted upon entry and cameras will be turned off until you ask a question.  

·         To ask or respond to a question, please type your question into Q&A box, and the host will unmute you.    

·         You may need to Join Audio upon joining the meeting by selecting the icon on the bottom left of the tool bar.  

 

Q&A Instructions: 

Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, clicking the button at the bottom of your screen, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. Please note that you will not be able to ask questions if you call in. 

To ask a question: 

1.       Type your question into the Q&A box. Click Send. 

2.       If the host replies via the Q&A, you will see a reply in the Q&A window. 

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, , Community, Emergency, Health, Information

COVID-19 Testing Site in Red Hook

When: Jul 7 9:00 am-Oct 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center 151 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

COVID Testing Pop-Up Site opening in Redhook starting July 10th with hours of 9a-7p, seven days/week (for aprox 3 months). Apertura del sitio emergente de pruebas COVID en Redhook a partir del 10 de julio con horas de 9 a 7 p, siete días a la semana (durante aproximadamente 3 meses).

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What's Going On in Red Hook

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Community, Employment

Brooklyn Public Library Closed

When: Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

https://www.bklynlibrary.org/coronavirus Along with the City's increased efforts to slow the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brooklyn Public Library has decided to close our doors. Beginning Monday, March 16, all our locations will be closed through at least March 31.  While we are closed, we encourage patrons to use our digital resources, many of which are linked at the bottom of this page. It is important to remember that COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to combat misinformation. Find reliable and up-to-date information about the outbreak from the following vetted resources: NYC Department of Health: Key information from the City of New York on COVID-19 updates, including preparation and response measures. Center for Disease Control: Updates on the federal response to COVID-19, including travel advisories and national infection numbers. World Health Organization: Information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19, including daily situation reports with international infection numbers. BPL's Remote Resources Did you know that many of the Library's resources are available online? Here are just some of the things you can do from home: Check out an eBook Read the newspaper Browse dozens of magazines Listen to BPL's podcast, Borrowed Pick up a new language Learn a new software, business or creative skill Children and teens might enjoy: Hearing a story from our singing librarian Learning about career options Discovering different cultures Practicing for the SAT and other tests Learning about social issues like climate change Putting together a submission for our teen writing contest And the whole family can learn about the 2020 Census together.

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Emergency

NYC Schools Closed March 16th through April 20th

When: Mar 16-Apr 20, 2020

 

UPDATE Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020. Monday, March 16, 2020 Tomorrow, March 16, there will be a one-day full system closure, however breakfast and lunch will be available at every building through Grab-and-Go meals. From Tuesday through Thursday, teachers and administrators will participate in professional development on remote learning, and students will begin picking up materials for continued instruction. Grab-and-Go meals will be available for students at all schools until further notice. The schedule, as we move to remote learning, is as follows: Monday, March 16: Citywide closure. Students, teachers, and principals do not report. Tuesday, March 17: Thursday, March 19: All staff reports. Teachers and principals participate in professional development on remote learning. Thursday, March 19-Friday, March 20: Students who need it will be able to begin process of picking up the technology necessary for remote learning. More guidance to families will be sent this week. Monday, March 23: Remote learning launches, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23. Monday, March 23, 2020 Effective Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers will be available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and our most vulnerable populations, with more details to follow. Additionally, remote learning will go into effect for grades K-12. DOE will support schools at all levels of readiness to deliver remote learning, and more information will be provided to families about online platforms. Learn at Home Get DOE-specific Learn at Home instructional resources in English for students in grades Pre-K through 12, including for diverse learning and students with disabilities (coming Monday, March 16, 2020). Helpful Links For Families Get Learn at Home activities for all grades See Parent Teacher Conference information Text COVID to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments For Staff For translated versions of family letters, go to Coronavirus Parent Letters(Open external link). For principal, school and staff guidance see the InfoHub(Open external link). Our Commitment to Health and Safety The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. We encourage everyone in our school communities to listen to facts and not respond to fear. It’s important we come together as a city and support one another as neighbors and New Yorkers during this time. COVID-19 is not more likely found in any one race or nationality, and we must each model inclusion and actively work to combat bias in our workplaces and communities.

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, Emergency, Health, Information, News

Coronavirus Information and Resources

When: Apr 27-May 31, 2020

 

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April 2020: Coronavirus Update Here (download) NYC SCHOOLS TO CONTINUE REMOTE LEARNING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HERE. Click here to view a video by RHI's Youth Leaders on Coronavirus. 

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, Emergency, Health, Information

Coronavirus Info

When: Monday, March 9, 2020

 

Text COVID to 692-692 for real-time updates or visit nyc.gov/coronavirus. Call 311 to report harassment or discrimination. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia. Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously seen in humans. The disease, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person. There are no specific vaccines or treatments available for this novel coronavirus, or any other coronavirus. However, medication and vaccine research is underway. Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Factsheet (PDF, March 8) Other Languages: 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | Español  

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, Art/Music

Yeah, Good. Okay: A Comedy Fundraiser

When: Mar 19, 2020 8:00-10:00 pm

Where: Record Shop 360 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Yeah, good. OK. Because we are once again asking that you help out our man Bernie Sanders, we've assembled four of Brooklyn's finest lefty comedians for a comedy show on March 19th at 8PM. What better a location than Red Hook's own Record Shop, the equalizer of the community?

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Art/Music

Silent Disco Party

When: Mar 13, 2020 7:00-9:30 pm

Where: Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St Brooklyn

Presented by MAP Program come for a night of  Free Dancing, Music & Food.

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, Employment

Bike Share Organizer Needed

 

 

Red Hook Initiative is seeking a Bike Share Organizer to implement an outreach program to increase awareness and utilization of the Citi Bike program within communities of color who reside in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Red Hook contains 15 Citibike station docks, connecting community members with neighborhoods throughout New York City. The Bike Share Organizer will host events to promote Citibike access including free rides and other promotional events and will distribute information about Citibike through in person outreach and presence at community events and meetings. The Bike Share Organizer will be responsible for documenting and reporting of outreach efforts. The ideal candidate is passionate about biking, knowledgeable of the Red Hook community, and confident engaging with community members about bike access. If interested click link below and apply. Bike Share Application

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