Update from Jewish Future Alliance:
A major construction project is scheduled for Kingston Ave from President Street to Eastern Parkway and President Street between Kingston and Albany.
The New York City Department of Design and Construction will replace the combined sewer and water main along President Street, between Kingston Avenue and Albany Avenue, and the sewer in Kingston Avenue, between President Street and Eastern Parkway. These upgrades will help alleviate flooding and improve water distribution and fire protection in Crown Heights. The cost of the project is approximately 8 million dollars.
We helped coordinate this week a meeting with Community Board 9 and the Kingston Ave Store Owners Association, holding discussions with the city regarding the project.
The projected date for the project is from January 2024 to September 2025.
There may be possible water shut-offs on President Street or on Kingston for a few hours at a time, but notice will be given on the Friday before. Additionally, there will be no parking during different phases of the project and potential street closures.
This will undoubtedly affect traffic in the area and local businesses. We are committed to helping to disseminate information and notify the city of major holidays or events where street obstruction is not feasible.
We will also establish a WhatsApp group with updates for residents of these blocks and store owners. To be added to the WhatsApp group, send an email to [email protected].
Pau Benavides ([email protected]) is the Community Construction Liaison (CCL), and you can reach out to her if you are directly impacted and need information, or contact the office of Brooklyn Community Board 9 at [email protected].
Washington March for Israel
We’d like to share important details about the upcoming mass rally for Israel in Washington, DC, scheduled for Tuesday, November 14 at 1 pm:
National Mall between 7th and 12th streets
Main entrance on 12th street
Stage faces the Washington Monument; crowd faces the US Capitol building
ADA accessible entrance on the north side
UJA sponsored 5 buses for Crown Heights
Sign up here while there is still availability
Given potential challenges such as traffic, walking to the rally site, and security, we strongly recommend that groups arrive in Washington, DC no later than 11:30 am.
Anticipating a significant turnout, particularly in the already bustling environment of Washington, DC, organizers advise small groups and individuals to consider parking near RFK Stadium and walking to the National Mall. Alternatively, taking the Metro to the Smithsonian stop, which is close to the main entrance, is another convenient option.
For buses heading directly to Washington, DC, be prepared to park and drop off passengers at a considerable distance from the rally site. While this may involve a substantial walk, it will also be an additional opportunity to march with fellow supporters of Israel.
Questions? Please direct questions to [email protected]
Check www.marchforisrael.org for the most accurate information and for updates
90 porta-potties will be on site
Homemade hand-signs are allowed (nothing with posts/sticks that can be construed as a weapon) Luggage is DISCOURAGED; personal bags are PERMITTED
People are encouraged to bring snacks and water but keep in mind that the less stuff, the easier it will be for you.