Welcome to the official website of the
Forest Regional Residents' Civic Association (FRRCA)
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.
-FRRCA (Zoom) Community Meeting with Councilwomen Kamillah Hanks 5/11 @ 7:30pm
-FRRCA Litter Walk 5/14 @ 9am (Hart Blvd and Forest Ave)
Visit us on our community Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/155958795259472/
Updates from the FRRCA Board
911 Memorial Daffodil Planting
On Saturday November 6th, the FRRCA partnered with Michael McMahon's office as well as the Forest Ave BID and UAU (United Activities Unlimited) to plant daffodils in the flower beds along Forest Ave from Hart Blvd to Davis Ave. Thank you to NY4P (New York 4 Parks) for the bulbs and all our volunteers.
FALL FRRCA LITTER WALK
Thank you to all as our semi-annual FRRCA Litter Walk had over 40+ volunteers! On Saturday November 6th, the FRRCA partnered with Michael McMahon's office as well as the Forest Ave BID to collect over 30 bags of garbage, taking down illegal signs on fences and stickers off poles from Hart Blvd to Bement Ave and the streets in-between. See you all in the fall.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
Interested in getting Little Free Library on your block?
SPRING FRRCA LITTER WALK
BREAD OF LIFE DRIVE
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.