NYC DEP provides maintenance to Rain Gardens in the BID
June 15, 2018
EAST NEW YORK COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
JUNE 9, 2018
For the second year, as part of Citi's Global Community Day, volunteers gathered in the EBBID for a neighborhood "clean and green" event. They were joined by staff from the Department of Environmental Protection as part of a special focus on the rain gardens in the area to promote awareness and maintenance of the city's green infrastructure.
BROADWAY JUNCTION & EBBID TOUR WITH COLUMBIA URBAN DESIGN STUDENTS
JUNE 6, 2018
EBBID District Manager, Bill Wilkins, and consultant, Shan Jayakumar, led Columbia GSAPP students and faculty on a tour of the area for their summer studio. Part of the visit included an overview of the district's challenges and future proposals by Lloyd Lesperance, Chief of Staff to Council Member Espinal.
EBBID SUPPORTS THE PUBLIC THEATER'S HENRY V
APRIL 7, 2018
Under the initiative of Neighborhood 360 Fellow, Shan Jayakumar, and with support from the EBBID, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit was invited to East New York to help expand the district’s cultural capacity. The effort culminated in an evocative performance of Shakespeare’s Henry V at the North Brooklyn YMCA on April 7. Due to the overwhelming audience response to the drama’s themes of struggle, sacrifice, and leadership, the Public Theater plans to return soon with their next production.
EBBID sponsors film, pressure
March 23, 2018
The EBBID was proud to support the premiere of the film Pressure, a movie depicting Harlem in the 1980s and 90s and reflecting on life's choices and their consequences. Written and directed by Brooklyn-based filmmaker, Abdu Dandridge, the film offers a vital message to urban youth.
EBBID Meeting with NYCEDC
march 15, 2018
EBBID Manager, Bill Wilkins, and Neighborhood 360 Fellow, Shan Jayakumar, met with NYCEDC Chief of Staff, James Katz, to discuss issues pertinent to the industrial park. They were joined by NYCEDC senior staff Darryl Connelly, Julieanne Herskowitz, and Ricky Da Costa.
Broadway Junction and EBBID Tour with UVA Architecture Students
February 9, 2018
Joining Koren Manning and Alexandra Diaz from the Department of City Planning, BID District Manager, Bill Wilkins, and Neighborhood 360 Fellow, Shan Jayakumar, helped lead a tour of the area for graduate students from the University of Virginia School of Architecture. With us for an earlier part of the overview were Richard Bearak from the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Annemarie Gray of NYCEDC, and Lloyd Lesperance, Chief of Staff to Council Member Espinal. The students will be studying the district as part of their Spring semester design studio. We look forward to their concepts!
Hollywood Comes to East Brooklyn
Filming of Edward Norton's adaptation of "Motherless Brooklyn" (based on a novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem) commenced on Belmont Avenue. Period cars (ca. 1950s) and costumes enlivened the EBBID streetscape. The East Brooklyn District Management Association coordinated with the film crew for the temporary removal of BID banners to create historical authenticity. Audiences will get a glimpse of old-time East New York!
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Centennial Celebration: 100th Year Anniversary
February 6, 2018
BID District Manager, Bill Wilkins, and Neighborhood 360 Fellow, Shan Jayakumar, joined Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Andrew Hoan, for an update on The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) report and to celebrate the Chamber's 100th year. Of local importance is the report's focus on Broadway Junction in which the BID serves on the advisory council.
NYPD 75th PCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL children's CHRISTMAS PARTY
Annual holiday party to connect the East New York community with the local precinct. The East Brooklyn BID was represented by Shan Jayakumar, Neighborhood 360 Fellow.
EBBID holiday giving
Trey Whitfield School, Consolidated Bus and the EBBID come together to sponsor event with Santa for children in East New York.
Annual nyc sbs & nypd Brooklyn North meeting
Annual NYC SBS and NYPD Brooklyn North meeting to discuss relevant issues with the police department in the respective BID's. Representing East Brooklyn BID Shan Jayakumar Neighborhood 360 Fellow
Inspector Chell 75 Pct touring Eastern Effects
tour of the EBBID with DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray
Joining us were Commissioner Bray's staff (DOT Community Coordinator Nathan Albert, and DOT Brooklyn Borough Engineering staff, Lashon Green) and Officer Judy Beltre of the the NYPD 75th Precinct, Community Affairs division. EBBID businesses visited included: Harris Plumbing,
Legion Lighting, Eastern Steel and Adriatic Wood.
Legion Lighting, Eastern Steel and Adriatic Wood.
National manufacturing day
Department of Small Business Services
Neighborhood 360° Fellows EBBID Corridor Tour
EBBID Sponsors 75th precinct National night out
August 1, 2017
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, 8th Congressional District with Bill Wilkins, BID Manager and Shan Jayakumar, Neighborhood 360 Fellow from NYC Department of Small Business Services.
Trey Whitfield Foundation Diner Dance
Global day of service
EBBID participated with Citi Bank's Global Day of Service with the Midwood Development Corporation
EBBID Sponsors LDCENY annual gala
meet the developer
EBBID ANnual meeting
national manufacturing day
Students from Trey Whitfield High School tour the Legion Lighting facility on National Manufacturing Day. The event was covered by News 12 Brooklyn.
Meet the developer
NYC DEP CLEANING & WATERING THE BIOSWALES IN THE EBBID
DEVELOPER BRP MEETS WITH EBBID BUSINESSES:
MSI, ACURATE, PRECAST, & LEGION LIGHTING
WHITFIELD FOUNDATION DINNER
AB Whitfield and Bill Wilkins, BID Manager at the Trey Whitfield Foundation Dinner Dance.
EAST NEW YORK TOWN HALL MEETING
Mayor Bill DiBlasio and Councilman Rafael Espinal at East New York town hall meeting.
NYCEDC COMMISSIONER VISITS LOCAL BUSINESS IN ENY
BYLAWS MEETING AT NYC SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES
Joseph Costanzo, President of the EBBID (left), with Fred Hooke, Program Manager at SBS (center) and Bill Wilkins, EBBID Manager (right).