Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hello. It has been quite a while since I have posted on this blog and frankly, I am not sure anyone is even reading it anymore. However, there is some news to report. Signs with "No Honking - $350 Fine" are slotted to be hung along Argyle Rd. sometime this year - 2009. Also, next year (we missed the budget for this year for this one) the Department of Environmental Protection has stated that, resources allowing, they will increase patrol of the neighborhood for noise and traffic violations. On other blocks in Ditmas Park, stop lights are being installed in difficult intersections. This is not everything we had hoped for, but it is a start. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Hello one and all. If anyone is checking this website, there will be a petition to stop the noise on Argyle Rd. and on other streets in Ditmas Park, that also addresses other traffic concerns, at the FLATBUSH FROLIC. Look for it at the Sustainable Flatbush table this coming weekend and please sing to support a quieter, peaceful neighborhood.

Monday, August 4, 2008


So this blog has been set up so that anyone can now comment on the posts. Please feel free to give your feedback and let us know if you want to get involved in the community effort.

The meeting went really well and we have decided to increase the area we are targeting to the greater Flatbush area. Postcards with information will be left in businesses in the area. Our next step is to gather as many people as possible for another meeting and move forward with a petition, bringing this to the attention of local government.

Please stay tuned to this blog for details on another meeting. In the meantime, let us hear from you. What are your ideas, your hopes, your fears?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

UPDATE: There is a neighborhood meeting on the noise and traffic issue tomorrow, Thursday, July 31st at 3 pm. It is being held at Ditmas Workspace, 535 E17th street, corner of Ditmas Avenue. Its the professional space in the big gray victorian building, entrance on E17th.

Please come and share your thoughts with us.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A new Google Group has been created so that you can post directly to everyone who is a member, and we can all have discussions back and forth. If you want to join the group, email and I'll send you an invitation. You have to have a Gmail account (you can get one for free) to join. Hope to be seeing many people on-line soon!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Community Meeting

So, I see people are starting to talk about the issue in the neighborhood. In fact, there is a group of people on Marlborough Rd. that is also organizing to do something about the noise problem.

Right now, I'd like to see a meeting happen among all the people who, so far, are participating in this community project. I am going to propose a meeting at Vox Pop within the next week. If you would like to participate, please remember to email me or Hassan and let us know. Again our emails are: and Thanks. Hope to be meeting many of you soon. I'll get a date posted asap.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

So, just to let you know where we are with this project. We are just starting to get the word out. We'd like to get emails from as many people as possible with feedback on the issue. Then we are going to get a petition out and we'll really need a lot of people to sign it. Once we turn that in and know we have a lot of people behind us, we will request a community meeting with local government officials like Marty Markowitz and Yvette Clarke to see if they will take it on. Please keep returning to this site for updates. You can email us at OR Thanks!