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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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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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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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Important phone numbers for the Red Hook Community Justice Center

When: Monday, March 16, 2020

 

Staff is still here to support you and is fielding calls and emails. Please reach out with questions using the contact information below: DEFENSE ATTORNEYS Legal Aid Society (718) 237-2000 Brooklyn Defender Services (917) 426-5616 OTHER AGENCIES Clerk's Office (718) 923-8270 District Attorney's Office (718) 250-2001 or (718) 250-4782 PROGRAM STAFF Community Service/Social Services (347) 813-0318 or (917) 860-7494 GED (Pathways to Graduation) 718-208-7324 Housing Resource Center (347) 216-5738 or email joyr@nycourts.gov / emcgoldrick@nycourts.gov Neighborhood Safety Initiatives/MAP (917) 971-6355 Peacemaking (917) 319-0121 Red Hook CARES (victim services) 646-573-4665 Youth Programs/AmeriCorps (929) 277-8554

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Freedom School: Read Aloud!

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

 

With millions of children (and many of us) at home as communities respond to the coronavirus crisis, we are looking for a way to bring great CDF Freedom Schools®  books to children who do not have books in their homes. The CDF Freedom Schools community knows the power of Read Aloud, and now we want to take that online. We're asking any partners who can participate to record a video of an at-home Read Aloud and send it to us. We hope to collect Read Aloud videos that we can share with our networks on social media, while we also encourage people across the country to record their own Read Aloud and share it with us, their children, and their friends and families. Check out these examples of a CDF staff-led Read Aloud and a Read Aloud from our partners at The Listening,  Inc. CDF Freedom Schools program to get inspired! Please send us your videos at fsphotos@childrensdefense.org or post them on Instagram and Twitter, tagging us and using #ReadAloudforKids. Please follow us on Instagram at @childdefender1973. Please feel free to share with your networks, friends, and family.

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Everyday Goods Available @ Regency

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: The Regency 22 Commerce Street

Community Drop-In Hours Next Week This is a difficult time for all of us and we are sending you supportive energy, both to fortify your immune system and for your mind to remember that this crisis will pass. We have decided to postpone the workshop portion of next week’s community drop-in, but in light of the recent news of certain essential items not being available in stores, we want to offer our continued support by hosting a 4 hour window where you can come pick up everyday items at a discounted price. We will also provide some information on anti-viral immunity practices to keep yourself and loved ones strong. We can host either Tuesday or Thursday from 4-8pm. Email ushere to let us know which day is better for you, and we will send out an email letting you know which is the most popular option! Everyday Goods Available  We have sourced coffee, chocolate, diapers, cleaning spray, laundry detergent, oxygen cleaner (alternative to bleach), toilet paper, compostable trash bags, recycling bags, concentrated glass cleaner, odor/stain remover, deodorant, face wash and toner. We have added the brands we have to our website here. Plants and Herbs for your Immune System from Awarehouse Here are some natural antivirals you can pick up at a local health/herbal store or apothecary.

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Communities for Police Reform Letter

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

In response to excessive policing during this time, CPR wrote this and is calling on the mayor to suspend broken windows policing. We should post and keep updated on this as well as what the community is saying about police response during COVID. https://www.changethenypd.org/releases/more-50-advocacy-organizations-call-mayor-de-blasio-suspend-broken-windows-policing-and?fbclid=IwAR0BR4oLPPW5uoCxoWJJAsh13Jgwcxei2rtnYVzBIOy_-Y9vPDJkZDvI-K4 Here's the Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/changethenypd/photos/a.366911343385747/2882374948506028/?type=3&av=160549567321175&eav=Afbdt_Vh4Pb1Dy6mOvl1fJV__Wa5ZzkmVM6R4p6B1Uo5RMRuRgzrOY4rGNzdChVe1zM&theater

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HPD Section 8 Information and Resources

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

HPD Section 8 has a notice on its website for HPD Section 8 tenants. The notice can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/section-8.page

The notice lays out HPD’s policy which includes:

100 Gold Street is closed to clients HPD will suspend any subsidy termination actions until further notice All tenant conferences and briefing that were scheduled will be postponed and rescheduled. If clients are experiencing a rent hardship due to a decrease in income, they should email HPD at DTRAI@hpd.nyc.gov or fax at 212-863-5299. All Hearings are cancelled and HPD will continue to pay the subsidy until a final determination is made. If your client has a recertification that is due and they can complete the recertification without putting their health at risk or risking exposure to coronavirus, they should mail, email or fax the recertification.  HPD is trying to hold clients harmless during this crisis.  They are also talking to HUD to get extensions and waivers to help protect tenants.

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Online Connectivity and Learning

When: Monday, March 16, 2020

 

Hello Families,  NYC just announced DOE Schools will close this week. Here are resources on how to get connected for families without WIFI, and resources to help with online learning and social connection. We practiced with an online sing-a-long this weekend and kids loved it.  Connect to free online resources here...

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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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