Help them, help you, at Th Diamond on Sunday. via Facebook
In the famous words of the internet and some guy on TV, winter is coming. That means it’s time to switch out your closet replacing all those fun summer clothes with parkas and flannel. Instead of banishing your t-shirts to a forgotten corner of your room for the next five months, do some good by bringing them to a clothing swap to support the Red Hook Initiative at The Diamond. (more…)
All the Internet, coming soon! (Via flickr user Pro-Zak)
Well, this sounds awesome. A significant portion of Red Hook is about to get a little tech upgrade, thanks to the efforts of the Red Hook Initiative; they’ll be installing a free wireless network around the neighborhood. The project is spearheaded by Tony Schloss, RHI’s director of media programs; he and a group of neighborhood young adults involved in the youth-and-community-outreach organization, dubbed “Digital Stewards,” have been hard at work installing antennae on top of the RHI building and around Coffey Park, creating a significant wireless hotspot area. (more…)
Next, an app to to let people know you’re being Tasered. via The Verge
Of all the police procedures used in Bloomberg’s New York, stop and frisk has become the most contentious one. One the one hand, it’s supported by noted 80s caricature Curtis Sliwa, but on the other hand, it’s recently been revealed by The Nationas perhaps not a path to racial transcendence. Now Occupy Red Hook and the Red Hook Initiative community center have entered the fray with an app to for people to report when they’ve been stopped and frisked immediately after it happens. (more…)
As ze poster says, Occupy Brooklyn is having another meeting tomorrow evening, this time at Brooklyn College. And that’s about all the info we have on that, but Patch reports the group is planning an Occupy Your Block weekend with sit-ins, direct action and other stuff in and around downtown this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-9pm. So, who’s going and wants to report back to Brokelyn on the haps? Perhaps another Occupy Grand Army Plaza is in the works too?