Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Be An Active Citizen

Thanks to a fellow Sunset Park parent for reminding me of options in addition to 311 when I see disturbing items (she suggests "be it trash, vomit, or a broken swing at the playground") in Sunset Park. I would also include plastic foolishness vendors inside the playground and my epic favorite: broken, mangled fencing around the park.

Here's the useful list:

Community Board 7:
phone: 718.854.0003

Sara Gonzalez, District 38 Council member:
phone: 718.439.9012

Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn B. President:
phone: 718.802.3700

Local 72nd Precinct:
phone: 718.965.6311

Julius Speigel, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner:
phone: 718.965.8920

Geoffery Croft, NYC Parks Advocate:
phone: 212.987.0565


Anonymous said...

I think you've blown the email address for SG, not that it matters. We've emailed her on a host of issues, including the drug dealing on the street in front of her office. No reply, no change. The tags on the walls of her building should tell you all you need to know.

BestViewInBrooklyn said...

The email address is fixed now. I hope you keep emailing, and perhaps adding a few addresses to the emails. No reply may mean politicians WANT us to become disaffected, but it doesn't mean we have to give them what they want. That would really be "blowing" things.

Shannon said...

Marty's office is sick to death of hearing from me. Now, every time I have an issue with any city agency, I CC Marty. I've done this with the jerks who park by hydrants as well as the summons I received because the DOS decided not to take my garbage on trash day. I find its the only way to be heard.

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know- all the fencing along the edges of the park were just added a few years ago. The contractor was paid (a decent amount I looked it up awhile ago) to erect new fences- but as far as I could tell they just went to the garbage dump and took used, broken fences and just taped it together (literally)