Welcome to the official website of the
Forest Regional Residents' Civic Association
Our mission is to foster our wonderfully diverse community and maintain the quality of life in the West Brighton, Brighton Heights, Silver Lake, Livingston and Randall Manor neighborhoods. Speaking up on behalf of our residents, researching issues, distributing information and working with elected officials will be our priority.
Next FRRCA Virtual Community Meeting:
3/31/2021 @ 7:00pm
We are pleased to announce the launch of our online Community Survey!
Updates from the FRRCA Board
LITTLE FREE LIRARY
Interested in getting Little Free Library on your block?
FRRCA VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING
Participatory Budgeting Committee:
This past winter, our FRRCA President Neil Anastasio, participated in the Participatory Budgeting Committee of Debi Rose. Neil was able to demonstrate to the committee to place our community projects on the voting list (10 or so projects made the final ballot). It is a tricky process as many of the projects were thought to be “a go” were rejected by city agencies. Silver Lake and Clove Lake projects being one of them.
Due to COVID, there was no voting, but our neighborhood projects made the budget and will be funded by Debi Rose. Remember, that these projects needed to meet criteria such as serving an underserved area and/or underserved people. Glad to report that these projects below are now getting funding.
From Rose Office:
I am writing with some good news: Even though we had to cancel the participatory budgeting process, Council Member Rose reviewed the projects and allocated funding to five of them as part of her discretionary funding allocations.
The following projects are funded in this year's budget:
Renovation of outdoor basketball court at the Richmond Terrace Houses, $320,000
Security cameras at Tompkinsville Park and Nicholas Estates, $144,000
Pure Water Filtration System at PS 45, $56,000
Upgraded technology at Curtis High School, PS 19 and PS 68, $150,000
Trail Restoration at Jones Woods Park, $80,000 (this is the park above Goodhue on the hill)
For more information please visit: https://www.debirose.nyc/pb
COVID-19 Update: Please join The Giving Tree project! 💚
We hope you and your family are staying well and safe during these difficult times.
Let's join together to show our support for those on the frontlines. FRRCA is accepting donations that will be used to purchase foods, snack, drinks, and meals for healthcare works at RUMC and SIUH.
We can only accept donations via mobile payment options. Install the Venmo app and search for @FRRCA. If you have any issues or would like to contribute another way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRRCA Medical Equipment Drive!
All year long, you can drop off any new or used medical equipment to 500 Bard Ave (white house behind the CVS) please leave items near back porch.
We donate those items to MedShare. For more info on MedShare please see website link below.
October FRRCA Community Meeting !
Thank you to all who attended the Tuesday October 22nd FRRCA Community Meeting. Over 30 people!!
The highlight of the meeting was the presentation from Aileen Fuchs and Alexandra Patrone from Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Please stayed turned for more information on Snug Harbor's "Master Plan" and how you can help.
We thank all our guest speakers and have posted the following resources:
January FRRCA Community Meeting - a success!
Thank you to all who braved the weather on Wednesday, January 30 and came to the FRRCA Community Meeting. We did not expect the turnout of over 30 people!!
The meeting was one of the MOST informative meetings! We thank all our guest speakers and have posted the following resources:
Visit the Meetings page for meeting agenda and minutes.
Visit the Announcements page for the form letter and additional information shared by Joe Dicks in opposition to a liquor license at Forest & Kissel.
Visit the Links and Resources page for the updated contact list in the event you have a community concern and/or issue.
Visit the Share Your Opinion page to take our online survey.