Thursday, March 24, 2011

70th Precinct February 2011 Newsletter

Greetings From The 70th Precinct
February, 2011

The 70th Precinct would like to thank everyone for attending our annual 2011 Clergy meeting. We had the opportunity to meet many members of the community that can assist us in getting vital information out to the community and we are grateful for that partnership.

Our very own School Crossing Guard, Velda Louison was honored on Valentines Day by the Ditmas Park community for watching over the corner of Cortelyou and Argyle Road since March 1980. Velda’s a dedicated employee of this department and this precinct is delighted to have her as part of its staff.

In an effort to reduce crime at our locale fitness gyms, we are asking the community to
leave valuables like credit cards and jewelry at home. Please do not put these items in your
locker due to the recent locker break-ins.

As the weather gets warmer, we know that everyone would love to open their windows in
order to let some fresh air in, but if your window is on the lower level make sure no
individuals can enter your premise if your sleep or leave your house.

For further inquires, please contact the 70th Precinct at 718-851-5511.

In an effort to ensure both pedestrian and motorist safety, the 70th Precinct would like to
remind motorist to remain alert and refrain from talking and texting on their cell phone
while driving.

Bicycle accidents and bicyclist injuries have seen a dramatic increase in the past
year. Please be advised that in an effort to reduce these types of accidents, the 70 Precinct will be holding bicyclists more accountable for their actions, as they already do motorists, by issuing traffic violations. Bicyclists must adhere to many of the same rules of the road as motorists do. For example, stopping at red lights, obeying traffic devices, etc... In addition, to reduce serious injuries to bicyclists, the 70 Precinct will have "zero tolerance" towards bicyclists who utilize headphones while riding a bicycle, and do not utilize a bicycle lane when it is available. It is the 70 Precinct's mission to keep the roadways safe for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Thank you for your compliance.

***FYI*** Recent business from Transit District 34 reports that there has been an increase in electronic devices being stolen from passengers on board the subway system. Be aware, as train door are closing, property is being removed.

New Truck Delivery Windows To Help Alleviate Congestion on Church Avenue
The Department of Transportation has implemented the new truck delivery “windows” along Church Avenue from East 16th to East 21st streets. The new parking regulations set aside 40 metered spaces for weekday truck deliveries from 7 a.m. – noon, plus the North side of Church Ave. from E. 18th to E. 19th Street from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.. This plan will ease congestion along the busy commercial corridor, improve parking opportunities for all motorists and enhance deliveries for the many businesses in the area. Please be aware of the hours to avoid receiving a ticket at this location.

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Collins at the Church Avenue BID at 718-282-2500, x 234 or email

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 2011 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City's Community Room at 175 Lawrence Avenue.