ornamentedbeing:

c. 1870sCulture:AmericanMedium:cottonDimensions:[no dimensions available]Credit Line:Gift of Richard Martin, 1993Accession Number:1993.35.1a–c
Metropolitan Museum of Art

I bet this dress saw some mean iced tea.

isensualist:

Handsome!

isensualist:

Handsome!

(Source: stuffdoer, via todaystie)

yazbukeyloves:

Seeds of Love

Adore

yazbukeyloves:

Seeds of Love

Adore

michelleviolyharper:

MY L’OFFICIEL 100 ANNIVERSARY COVER
Nicola Formichetti, Danilo Dixon, Maki Ryoke, Guy Aroch, & Dress by Dior.

Get it girl!

michelleviolyharper:

MY L’OFFICIEL 100 ANNIVERSARY COVER

Nicola Formichetti, Danilo Dixon, Maki Ryoke, Guy Aroch, & Dress by Dior.

Get it girl!

On Wednesday Night from 630-9 we met with Brooklyn Shade's founder, Marc to learn how to build the tree guards we got a grant to build from Citizen’s Committee.

We learned so much!

And we built our first guard on one of the new trees near ACP boulevard. It got too dark for us to finish it but it’s nearly there.

We can’t wait to build many more at the Block Party!

BA Minutes from May 17th Meeting

Since we do not have a secretary I am not doing official minutes but here is what was discussed from the agenda. NEW ITEMS IN BOLD CAPS. THANKS!

IV.  Ongoing Business

a. Discussion of Goals for BA for upcoming year

  i. General Maintenance of Block

 

-   -Care of street trees on our block – We have new trees!!!

GRAND TOTAL OF 26 TREES ON THE BLOCK NOW

 

-   Cator filled out a grant to Citizens Community for New York City for tree guards. GRANTED! More to come. We need to get a group together who will help build the tree guards

MEETING AT CATOR’S HOUSE WITH CITIZENS COMMUNITY JUNE 14TH AT 630 FOR ONE HOUR IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

-   Harlem Flo has taken over the private park at the end of the block. Looks great

                 

  ii. Support for Education

 

- Any news from Haja about education in the garden?

 

  iii. Funding:

            - Membership drive – Pat has emailed the BA a sample invoice for everyone to send in their dues.

( $24 per family)

PLEASE CONTACT PAT FUQUA IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHEN YOUR DUES ARE DUE                 

V. Block News

a. Precinct Meeting - Precinct Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. You can also check local crime statistics online:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_028.shtml

b. JD Wilson Garden Updates –

CSA STARTS IN JUNE. IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED IN JOINING CONTACT CINDY AND HAJA

VI. Old Business

a.     Tote bags are still available for $15 each.

b.     Block Party- JULY 9th. More info to come.

VII. New Business

       a. Motorcycle madness. Does anyone know people who ride those really loud dirt bikes? Cator has been speaking with the police about this ongoing irritating situation.

ALSO IF ANYONE KNOWS WHO OWNS THE MOTORCYCLE THAT IS ILLEGALLY PARKED IN FRONT OF THE GARDEN PLEASE ASK THEM TO MOVE IT.

MR KING IS ASKING EVERYONE TO CALL 311 ABOUT THE #10 BUS STOP THAT WAS MOVED TO 121ST STREET AS IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS INTERSECTION FOR A BUS STOP. WE WOULD LIKE IT MOVED BACK IN FRONT OF THE PRECINCT

IT SEEMS LIKE THE LOT WITH THE BLUE FENCE AT THE END OF THE STREET MAY BE BUILDING AGAIN

THE MONEY HOLE IN TEDDYS BUILDING HAS FINALLY BEEN SHUT DOWN.

LAND YOGA OPENS IN JUNE!

MR. JOHNSON’S MIRRORS WERE STOLEN OFF HIS CAR. HE ADVISES GETTING LOCKS ON YOUR MIRRORS.

NOTE:  Haja urges all to tune into WHCR 90.3 fm radio – the Voice of Harlem, where he hosts the community affairs program Fridays 6-8pm.  (also streaming live from www.whcr.org)

 

 

PLEASE DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT DONATING $1 FOR THE CHURCH FOR USE OF THEIR SPACE!

ADJOURNMENT

BA122 Meeting Minutes – March 15, 2011 
Date: March 15, 2011 
BA 122 Public Meeting - held at CPSR
Meeting Minutes

I.    Roll Call: Cator Sparks (President), Walter King, Pat Fuqua, Fialka Semenuik, Bishop Marks, Haja Worley, Nathaniel Ayeke
 
II. Adoption of Meeting Minutes: Because we don’t have a Secretary, no minutes were submitted for the last meeting. 

III. Board Report 
TREASURER’S REPORT
Activity from May 18-Sept 2oth 
BEGINNING BALANCE:$2,280.13
- Expenses: $82.16 (Lamination of tree flyers and snow removal from hydrants) 
ENDING BALANCE: $2,197.97
NOTE: It is now the residence’s responsibility to clear the hydrants.
 
IV. Ongoing Business  
a. Discussion of Goals for BA for upcoming year
  i. General Maintenance of Block 
- Million Tree NYC is planting eight trees on our block. Mr. King and several others neighbors did not want trees in front of their homes because they can make the street dark. Others are concerned about wheel chairs getting around the trees. Million Trees emailed us and said “The tree pits must be at least three feet by five feet in order to accommodate root growth and ensure greater surface area for stormwater retention, which will help the trees thrive and prevent uprooting of the sidewalk. The City requires a minimum of three feet sidewalk clearance, with which we comply.” 
 
- Cator filled out a grant to Citizens Community for New York City for tree guards. We will see if it is approved in early April
 
- Cator made 16 copies of tree signs and had them laminated. We will wait to see if we are getting new trees to hang them. Rod volunteered to hang them.
 
- Corner lot – where construction has halted, leaving an open basement: 
The corner of 122 Street and Frederick Douglas Blvd is still messy and a 
hazard. (2272 FDB). Hans said that he can see from his apartment that they 
are not pumping water out of the property and that can be a MAJOR problem 
this summer for mosquitoes. Please call 311 and report unsanitary conditions. 
To reach the owner/property manager, call 212-997-1234.
 
 
 
  ii. Support for Education 
Cindy was now able to attend but emailed us this update:
 
 We DO plan a summer youth program—likely for two weeks in July, dates not yet established (pending funding, to an extent).
—sorry I didn’t give Haj the snow removal receipt!  Totally skipped my mind!
 
—garden work schedule—so far 1st 3 dates established—all in April:
      1. April 9, general clean-up/fix-up.
 
      2.April 16.Hands-On New York Day—painting, spucing up, possibly early planting.
 
      3.April 23: get ready for Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for that afternoon/raindate, Sunday April 24time TBA
 
  iii. Funding :
 - - Membership drive – Pat has emailed the BA a sample invoice for everyone to send in their dues.
( $24 per family) 
   
 
V. Block News 
a. Precinct Meeting - Precinct Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. 
b. JD Wilson Garden Updates – see www.projectharmonynyc.org
c. Block Party – We have called Reverend Sullivan, emailed him and tried to talk to him at the church but we have not had any luck. We will continue to try to talk to him to begin work on the party.  
 
VI. Old Business 
1. BA 122 Tote bags are still available for $15 each.
VII. New Business 

a. PS  144 burning harmful heating oil. 
Irene brought this to our attention and here is what she said: I think, as the BA,  we should send a letter to Manhattan Borough president Scott Stringer, who by the way, is the invited speaker at the monthly meeting of the MMPCIA at the Rice school tonight, and send to other council members. Perhaps Harlem Children Zone as well, since they are concerned with health issues and this building is right in the zone, the MMPCIA, other BAs.

The BA voted to write a letter to Scott Stringer. Cator will write the letter.
 
b. Bus Stop moved.
Mr. King requested that everyone call 311 to have the M10 bus stop moved from 121St Street and St. Nick to where it used to be in front of the Police Precinct. 
The new location is too dangerous. 
 
NOTE:  Haja urges all to tune into WHCR 90.3 fm radio – the Voice of Harlem, where he hosts the community affairs program Fridays 6-8pm.  (also streaming live from www.whcr.org)
 
 
minutes submitted by
Cator Sparks

BA122 Meeting Minutes – March 15, 2011 

Date: March 15, 2011

BA 122 Public Meeting - held at CPSR

Meeting Minutes

I.    Roll Call: Cator Sparks (President), Walter King, Pat Fuqua, Fialka Semenuik, Bishop Marks, Haja Worley, Nathaniel Ayeke

 

II. Adoption of Meeting Minutes: Because we don’t have a Secretary, no minutes were submitted for the last meeting.

III. Board Report

TREASURER’S REPORT

Activity from May 18-Sept 2oth

BEGINNING BALANCE:$2,280.13

- Expenses: $82.16 (Lamination of tree flyers and snow removal from hydrants)

ENDING BALANCE: $2,197.97

NOTE: It is now the residence’s responsibility to clear the hydrants.

 

IV. Ongoing Business  

a. Discussion of Goals for BA for upcoming year

  i. General Maintenance of Block

- Million Tree NYC is planting eight trees on our block. Mr. King and several others neighbors did not want trees in front of their homes because they can make the street dark. Others are concerned about wheel chairs getting around the trees. Million Trees emailed us and said “The tree pits must be at least three feet by five feet in order to accommodate root growth and ensure greater surface area for stormwater retention, which will help the trees thrive and prevent uprooting of the sidewalk. The City requires a minimum of three feet sidewalk clearance, with which we comply.”

 

- Cator filled out a grant to Citizens Community for New York City for tree guards. We will see if it is approved in early April

 

- Cator made 16 copies of tree signs and had them laminated. We will wait to see if we are getting new trees to hang them. Rod volunteered to hang them.

 

- Corner lot – where construction has halted, leaving an open basement:

The corner of 122 Street and Frederick Douglas Blvd is still messy and a

hazard. (2272 FDB). Hans said that he can see from his apartment that they

are not pumping water out of the property and that can be a MAJOR problem

this summer for mosquitoes. Please call 311 and report unsanitary conditions.

To reach the owner/property manager, call 212-997-1234.

 

 

 

  ii. Support for Education

Cindy was now able to attend but emailed us this update:

 

 We DO plan a summer youth program—likely for two weeks in July, dates not yet established (pending funding, to an extent).

—sorry I didn’t give Haj the snow removal receipt!  Totally skipped my mind!

 

—garden work schedule—so far 1st 3 dates established—all in April:

      1. April 9, general clean-up/fix-up.

 

      2.April 16.Hands-On New York Day—painting, spucing up, possibly early planting.

 

      3.April 23: get ready for Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for that afternoon/raindate, Sunday April 24time TBA

 

  iii. Funding :

- - Membership drive – Pat has emailed the BA a sample invoice for everyone to send in their dues.

( $24 per family)

 

V. Block News

a. Precinct Meeting - Precinct Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month.

b. JD Wilson Garden Updates – see www.projectharmonynyc.org

c. Block Party – We have called Reverend Sullivan, emailed him and tried to talk to him at the church but we have not had any luck. We will continue to try to talk to him to begin work on the party. 

 

VI. Old Business

1. BA 122 Tote bags are still available for $15 each.

VII. New Business

a. PS  144 burning harmful heating oil.

Irene brought this to our attention and here is what she said: I think, as the BA,  we should send a letter to Manhattan Borough president Scott Stringer, who by the way, is the invited speaker at the monthly meeting of the MMPCIA at the Rice school tonight, and send to other council members. Perhaps Harlem Children Zone as well, since they are concerned with health issues and this building is right in the zone, the MMPCIA, other BAs.

The BA voted to write a letter to Scott Stringer. Cator will write the letter.

 

b. Bus Stop moved.

Mr. King requested that everyone call 311 to have the M10 bus stop moved from 121St Street and St. Nick to where it used to be in front of the Police Precinct.

The new location is too dangerous.

 

NOTE:  Haja urges all to tune into WHCR 90.3 fm radio – the Voice of Harlem, where he hosts the community affairs program Fridays 6-8pm.  (also streaming live from www.whcr.org)

 

 

minutes submitted by

Cator Sparks

BA122 Meeting Minutes - Nov. 16, 2010

Date: November 16th, 2010

BA 122 Public Meeting- held at CPSR

Meeting Minutes

I. Roll Call : Fialka Semenuik(Treasurer), Walter King, Pat Fuqua, Mario Pinto,
Camille Hartmann (Community Pride) 
II. Adoption of Meeting Minutes: Walter moved that the Minutes from the last
meeting of Sept.21/10 be adopted as submitted. Mario seconded that motion.
III. Board Report 

BA122 Inc. TREASURER’S REPORT

Activity from Sept. 21/10 to Nov. 15/10

BEGINNING BALANCE: $2,285.24

Revenue: + $48.94 (BA memberships $48.00+bank dividends $0.94)

Expenses: ($5.00 ) (Credit Union annual membership fee $5.00)

ENDING BALANCE: $2,329.18

IV.  Ongoing Business 
a. Discussion of Goals for BA for upcoming year:

  i. General Maintenance of Block 
	-Care of street trees on our block – Tree workshop scheduled for 
Oct. 23rd was postponed. David Kane would like to organize a workday
on the trees (mulching, breaking up the dirt) before the weather gets
too cold. Jay Medabalmi has also expressed interest in street tree care.
We will let the block know when this is scheduled so everyone can join in. -Tree Guards/fences: Cator has been reaching out to other block
association presidents to discuss installation of tree guards and cost
effectiveness of purchasing/ordering them together. - Dog waste problem along corner lot of 122nd/FDB: Cator found
the culprit! If you see a brown German Shepherd on our block again,
please follow it to the neighbors house and complain. He lives on 121st
Street. Walter observed that the property owner does not appear to
care about this problem. Residents may call 311 to complain.
(note that the property address is 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd) ii. Support for Education - Report on this past summer's teen environmental program
in the garden: Haja reported that two college student interns from
Stony Brook University assisted in running the program for which they
were able to receive college credit. Teen participants focussed on
sustainability, took several field trips including one out to the CSA farm
operation upstate, participated in workshops including canning/food
preservation, tree care, and beekeeping. iii. Funding: - Membership drive – Fialka has re-emailed the BA a sample invoice
for everyone to send in their dues ( $24 per family) . No response to
that email has been received to date. So far, 11 memberships have
been paid this year. - Donation 'in kind' of 1,200 bags from 'Target' for the block party
total in value over $4,000 by Target's estimate. V. Block News a. Precinct Meeting - Precinct Meetings are held the second Wednesday
of every month. You can also check local crime statistics online:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_028.shtml b. JD Wilson Garden Updates – Kids' Halloween party was a great success!
Estimates are that close to 50 kids attended. VI. Old Business
  1. BA's annual $50 donation to CPSR was voted on at last meeting 
    and will be mailed out soon.
  2. BA Tote bags are still available for $15 each.
VII. New Business 
a.  Annual Election of BA122 Board Officers:
-nominations for President – Cator Sparks willing to stay on as President.
-nominations for Treasurer – Pat Fuqua to take over from Fialka Semenuik
-nominations for Secretary – open
-nominations for Vice President – open
Walter moved that positions for President and Treasurer  be filled as proposed.  
Haja seconded that motion. No objections. Thank you to Cator and Pat for accepting! Positions of Vice President
and Secretary are still open. Residents are encouraged to volunteer
for the open positions. b. Xmas Holiday Party: Cindy & Haja's annual Open House/Holiday Party will
take place Dec.11/10.
c. Camille reported that Community Pride was collecting donations of personal
care items for Veterans care packages that will be sent out in January. Drop
off donations to Community Pride offices on 122
nd St. d. Summer Block Party- The BA would like to get an early start in the planning
process together with CPSR for the next party.
d. Upcoming Mulchfest: Jan.8/9, 2011 – bring your Xmas trees to designated
parks to be chipped for mulch
e. Haja urges all to tune into WHCR 90.3 fm radio – the Voice of Harlem,
where he hosts the community affairs program Fridays 6-8pm.
(also streaming live from www.whcr.org)
VIII. Plate Collection for use of CPSR meeting space: $10 was collected
from meeting attendees.
ADJOURNMENT

FDB Wins Best Neighborhood!

We are so excited that our neighborhood won in the annual Curbed.com competition.

Read all about it HERE.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Inside the new Harlem Flo boutique!