Jun 052015

HGBNA meeting Tuesday June 16

Tuesday June 16 brings our next neighborhood association meeting, with our very first Kid’s Table. (Yes, I have the date correct 😉

Come catch up on what’s happening with Glenwood-Brooklyn, say Hi and be part of your neighborhood association… see you there!

Where: Jenkins United Methodist Church, 725 North Boylan Av, Raleigh
Time: 6:30 pm

 June 5, 2015  Posted by at 5:02 pm HGBNA, HGBNA meetings No Responses »
May 302015

2015 Block Party!
Our Spring Block Party is coming up next weekend, Sunday June 7! This year we’ll be at Adams @ Filmore so please save the date!

This family-friendly event will from 3pm to 7pm (or so) and we’ll have another dessert contest as well as good food and drink, music and children’s activities. Cross your fingers for good weather and hope to see you there.

 May 30, 2015  Posted by at 10:29 am Block Party, Events, HGBNA Comments Off on 2015 Block Party next Sunday, hope for good weather!
May 212015

Hi neighbors!

Remember that this Sunday’s block party will be from 3-7 pm at Adams and Filmore. This even is rain or shine! Please bring a dessert or a side dish to share. We hope to have Lucky Dog’s food truck there as well. Please reply if you would be willing to bring a table, and cross fingers for showers scattered far away from Glenwood Brooklyn!

Below are the meeting notes from our most recent meeting:

UDO – city council initiated HOD-S. Look for an information table at the block party to learn more about this initiative, and to get involved.

Median project and crosswalk. There has been progress on this and we will learn more about what monies are available to beautify the medians. Please keep in mind that we’ll be calling for volunteers eventually to help with the work.

Park cleanup – will be monthly. The next park cleanup date is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 from 9-10:30 am. Meet at the picnic shelter, and please RSVP by replying.

Broughton parking issue. Please look for more information about speaking to a representative of Broughton at an upcoming open forum about improving the Broughton-neighborhood relationship through better parking practices and solutions.

Neighborhood Safety. Continue to call 911 when you notice suspicious behavior. Every time, at the time.

Home Tour. An officer meeting will be before the next open forum on Tuesday, June 16 at 6 pm. Please plan to attend if you will be joining the tour committee. Please note that we need a committee of at least 4 to ensure that the tour is held this year!

Many thanks! We look forward to seeing many of you this Sunday!

Rachel + leadership team

 May 21, 2015  Posted by at 1:19 pm Block Party, Events, Fletcher Park trash pickup, Glenwood median project, HGBNA, HGBNA meetings, Neighborhood Issues, Neighborhood Rezoning, Public Safety, Raleigh, Tour of Homes Comments Off on Notes from May 19, 2015 HGBNA meeting
May 172015

Raleigh News & Observer

Glenwood-Brooklyn’s remapping saga begins to get some press:

It’s a question of how to make technical definitions match, but the broader dilemma is how best to preserve a historic downtown neighborhood as the area grows. The houses in the neighborhood primarily were built between 1910 and 1940, many in the bungalow and craftsman style popular at the time.

Now, most of Glenwood-Brooklyn has an unusual zoning, one that comes with special rules about setbacks, heights and other architectural elements in the mostly residential neighborhood.

“That has given us protection from tear downs and very dense infill that would be out of character for the neighborhood,” said Philip Poe, a resident and member of a neighborhood committee that has tackled the issue.

Rezoning of historic Raleigh neighborhood proves tricky

Our monthly meetings will become even more important as we get into the effort to keep our zoning protections as we are remapped to the new zoning code. Did you know we are the last neighborhood in Raleigh to be remapped? That’s because we are a unique historic neighborhood with a special protected zoning status from back before there was such a thing as a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (NCOD) which is what many other old neighborhoods in this city now enjoy. How the old morphs into the new is a key issue this year.

May 122015

2015 Summer in the Park Concert Series

Raleigh’s 2015 edition of their popular Summer in the Park Concert Series continues on Sunday June 14. The shows are pretty much bi-weekly on Sundays and always start at 6pm

While series will continue through September at both Pullen Park and Fletcher Park, we of course will be following the goings-on at our own Fletcher Park.

There is no admission fee for the shows, but please bring a lawn chair or blanket for your seating.

May 31 at Fletcher Park – Milagro Saints, Folk, Rock, Country and Americana

June 14 at Fletcher Park – Raleigh Jazz Orchestra, Performing jazz from the entire history of big band jazz

June 28 at Fletcher Park – Village Band, Featuring a broad range of compositions from traditional to contemporary

July 19 at Fletcher Park – Nick Driver, Singer/Songwriter and Raleigh Native

August 2 at Fletcher Park – Triangle Taiko, Japanese Drumming

August 16 at Fletcher Park – The Moonlighters Orchestra, Not your typical Big Band!

More info here…

 May 12, 2015  Posted by at 10:55 pm Events, Raleigh, Summer in the Park Comments Off on in the Park Concert Series show – Sunday August 16