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We now meet Monday evenings at PARK PLAZA Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights

Because of a scheduling conflict at Pane E Vino, we are moving our meetings — at least for the next few weeks — to the Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights.

Beginning Monday, May 7, we will meet at 6–7:15 at PARK PLAZA RESTAURANT220 Cadman Plaza West [click for map] (between Clark and Middagh streets)

Park Plaza is within one block of IRT 2/3 trains, Clark Street Station, IND A/C trains, High Street Station, B41 and B25 busses to Tillary Street; the 4,5,M and R trains, Boro Hall station, are just a few blocks away.

There is on-street parking (metered until 7 pm) and an adjacent parking garage which costs $2/hour, with ticket validation by restaurant.

This is a reasonably-priced restaurant with an “endless” diner-like menu — there is practically nothing you can’t order.

Members will pay the restaurant directly only for what they order. A gratuity will be automatically added to each bill. (Payment by cash or credit card.)

Come for the Fellowship — every Monday — starting this week on May 7 — 6 pm at Park Plaza Restaurant.

Markowitz chief of staff tells Rotary: ‘Brooklyn’s become a great place,’ but challenges remain

Carlo A. Scissura, chief of staff to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, told the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club on Aug. 4, that “Brooklyn’s become a great place.”

Mr. Scissura described how “a lot of kids whose parents and grandparents left Brooklyn in the ’70s and ’80s” are moving to “neighborhoods that their grandparents ran out of — like Williamsburg and Greenpoint and Sunset Park and Crown Heights.”

But problems remain, Mr. Scissura cautioned. There’s high unemployment, especially among young African-American men, and some of Brooklyn’s schools are not what they should be.

“We always say let’s talk about all the great things, but let’s focus energy on places that really need it,” he told Rotarians gathered for their weekly luncheon meeting, at Archives Restaurant in the NY Marriott Brooklyn Bridge hotel.