CRIER Newsletter - September 2018


          The Browncroft Neighborhood Association is pleased

to announce its inaugural Fall Neighborhood Clambake:

                       Saturday, September 29th

                       from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                           on Windemere Rd.

(Between the blocks of Gramercy Park and Newcastle Rd.)

         Tickets are $10 in advance and include one dozen

clams, corn on the cob, salt potatoes, hot dogs hamburgers

and soft drinks. Tickets will be $15 after September 21

and…free admission to children 12 and under! Additional

clams will be available for $5/dozen, and beer and wine

will be available for a suggested donation.

         Bring a dessert or salad to pass and the recipe to share

and publish on the BNA website!

        We have some ideas for activities: a city fire engine or

police car on display for kids of all ages; a tee shirt design

contest for a BNA shirt; lawn games; a 50/50 raffle to benefit

a neighborhood nonprofit organization, etc…but your

input is welcomed and encouraged! Please weigh in and

help create a great and ongoing event for YOUR neighborhood!!!

        This will be a great opportunity to see and reconnect

with old friends and neighbors as well as meet new

ones! Please join us for an afternoon of Clams, Corn and

Conviviality…Save the date!!

          For ticket information, please contact Skip

Pleninger (, Peter Easterly

( 748-6562, or Jim Seitz

 ( ).

Winton-Blossom proposed development Update - July 29, 2018

     On July 25th Robert Fallone and Jack Howitt* presented their proposal for development of the vacant property at the corner of Winton and Blossom.

     There are two attachments: the layout (which you have seen previously) and the elevation drawing for the primary structure on the site.

     The main structure (shown in attachment) is three stories high with the ground floor containing four retail businesses at 3500 sq. ft. each. There was mention that Mayer’s hardware might be interested in moving their entire operation and use the entire ground floor.

     The second and third floor will contain 28 market rate senior apartments, four two-bedroom and twenty-four one-bedroom.

     The small building located behind the gas station shows a drive through. This concept assumes a bank occupies the space. The other alternatives mentioned were Starbucks and Jim’s Restaurant. They have contacted Elena, the owner of Jim’s, to see if she is interested. Nothing is certain regarding this space with one exception: we were told that it will not be a Taco Bell.

     Click ATTACHMENT for Primary Structure and Elevation Drawing.

· Robert Fallone is a dentist and the owner of the property

· Jack Howitt is a retired dentist with a distinguished medical career. In 1987 he sold his practice to focus on his development businesses. He is founder and CEO of both Midland Management, which operates more than 1,550 apartment units as well as office and commercial space, and its subsidiary, Midlakes Development & Construction, which builds and renovates multi-family units, condominiums and single-family homes.


Welcome to the Browncroft Neighborhood Association (BNA) web site. This is the official web PUBLIC site of the historic Browncroft Neighborhood in the City of Rochester, New York. As a visitor you have complete access to all of its content by following the shortcuts along the top, the BLUE navigation selections to the left, or selecting any BLUE highlighted word that will redirect you to further content here or on the Internet. You do not need to login at any time.

The purpose of BNA is to promote, organize, and carry on those activities which are intended to maintain and improve the character and quality of neighborhood living in the Browncroft area of the City of Rochester, New York.

Overview: The City of Rochester's web site provides a general overview of the Browncroft Neighborhood in the Southeast Quadrant.

Communication is important: The BNA Crier Newsletter is delivered to each of our houses in the BNA area about 5-6 times a year by our volunteer carriers. If you wish to subscribe to our BNA-announce emailing list for alerts, reminders, and news, go to the Contact pageBesides this site, you can   on Twitter or Become a fan on Facebook. No account login required to view.

Membership: As a resident of a BNA street, you can show your support by becoming a voting member by filling a BNA Membership Form and payment of the $10 dues.

Our Beautification Committee has provided on its web page a useful PDF document containing plants lists of plants that feed birds year round taken from the Brown Bros catalogue, as well as pics of the actual catalogue pages. Check it out! The committee can also always use volunteer help in maintaining our prized Rose Garden at Browncroft and Merchants.

Check out our neighborhood services:  the latest PDF doc attachments found at Browncroft - Home for a Lifetime for neighbor recommended "Home Maintenance Provider List", and our neighbor-to-neighbor "On Our Way" transportation program.


Please visit our neighborhood's (K-6) RCSD – School #46 web site - bookmark it and check back for monthly updates.


Winton Branch Library program flyers received by BNA are available here or at the Public Library web site. Your continued patronage is appreciated.


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