Site of a teardown of a detached Victorian house in Ditmas Park West, Flatbush, Brooklyn
Monday Morning Coffee Talk, with the Flatbush Gardener
Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Community bloggers are increasingly the voice of local neighborhoods. As larger newspapers focus less and less on the day to day, neighborhood-based blogs have assumed the role of providing updated, detailed accounts of the issues that directly affect built environment and quality of life. With little more than an internet connection and a digital camera, these activist reporters monitor communities with a passion and in the process end up mobilizing their fellow neighbors to take action and make change.
Join Chris Kreussling, otherwise known as the Flatbush Gardener, as he recounts his blogging experiences since launching his site in 2006. Mr. Kreussling's blog covers a number of local issues in great detail - including the proposed Flatbush rezoning, citywide greenspace concerns, and Brooklyn community gardens - and he's learned a great deal along the way.From attracting new readers, to launching related email list-serves, to understanding what "Twitter" and other social media sites are all about, February's talk will tackle the blogging industry head-on and give you the tools for starting your own.
This event is FREE to the public. Reservations are required, as space is limited. For more information, please contact Lauren Belfer at (212) 614-9107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historic Districts Council Neighborhood Partners Program is sponsored in part by Deutsche Bank, The New York Community Trust, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Assembly Members Deborah J. Glick & Richard N. Gottfried, and State Senators Thomas K. Duane, Liz Krueger, Andrew J. Lanza & Diane J. Savino.
Flatbush RezoningNew Flatbush Rezoning Proposal Gets It Right, 2008.10.07
Community GardensGardens are not Parks, Parks are not Gardens: New challenges facing Brooklyn's community gardens, 2008.11.06
Green SpaceBarbara Corcoran Hates the Earth, 2007.11.18
Basic Research: The State of the Forest in New York City, 2007.11.12
Landscape and Politics in Brooklyn's City Council District 40, 2007.02.14
NASA Earth Observatory Maps NYC's Heat Island, Block by Block, 2006.08.01
LinksHDC Community Blogging: HDC Monday Morning Coffee Talk, February 2nd
Historic Districts Council Web site