1. On Tuesday, January 29, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., the Macon Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 361 Lewis Ave., will present a free screening of “” a film about Bed-Stuy native and baseball legend Jackie Robinson. In 1947, baseball great Jackie Robinson stepped on the baseball field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was a giant step for the nation and the world. In “Welcome to Brooklyn,” Jackie Robinson fans talk about his impact on their lives. 30 minutes. Born on January 31st, we celebrate his birthday and his life in the neighborhood that welcomed him first! Refreshments will be served.
2. This Thursday, January 31, at Fashion Rock Hall, located at 372 Tompkins Ave., from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Bridge Street Development Corporation will host another “Mapping the Road Ahead” meeting for business and community to explore the role we can play in supporting retail diversity in the changing neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Guest speakers include Stacey Sutton, president of the Community and Capital Action Research Lab and assistant professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University; Mark Dicus, former executive director of the Church Avenue BID; Ally Colvin, attorney at Helbrawn, Levey & O’Donoghue; and Ban Leow, partner at Evans and Nye Real Estate Brokerage. There will be a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception to follow at The Gallery Next Door. RSVP at info@ bsdcorp.org or 718-636-7596, x. 14.
3. Changes to the A Train schedule: All times until further notice, no A trains will run between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and the Rockaways; H shuttle trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service. A trains operate between 207 St and Lefferts Blvd/Howard Beach. Free shuttle buses operate nonstop between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway-Mott Av. Free H shuttle trains operate between Far Rockaway-Mott Av and Beach 90 St.
New Hours of Operation, as of Jan 21:
* From Far Rockaway-Mott Av to Beach 90 St: Weekdays, 4:55 AM to 9:25 PM; Weekend, 4 AM – 12 midnight.
* From Beach 90 St to Far Rockaway-Mott Av: Weekdays, 5:10 AM to 9:40 PM.; Weekend, 4:30 AM – 12:30 AM.
4. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is working with the Pratt Center for Community Development, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Bright Power, Inc. to identify ways to make it easier for homeowners to save energy and money at the same time as improving health and comfort. If you own a 2-family brick or brownstone building, you may be eligible to receive $75 as a participation incentive, a free energy audit and a chance to receive a package of energy saving measures (measures may include insulation, air sealing, appliance upgrades, etc.). Participating homeowners must provide the previous 12 months of energy usage data, and if selected for a free energy retrofit, 12 months of energy usage data after the installation. Space is limited for participation so contact Nichole Henerson-Roy at Restoration today to determine your eligibility: 718-636-6973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Alternate side parking is in effect all week. The next suspension won't be until Feb. 10 for Asian Lunar New Year, according to the DOT.