Water Main Emergency In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Water Main Service
March 30, 2010

by David Balkan


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Water Main Emergency In Brooklyn: When Kurt Barnes, the Facility Manager for ARTC (Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation), completely lost water service for the facility located at 937 Fulton Street in Fort Greene Brooklyn he needed emergency plumbing services. Since he had previously hired Joseph L. Balkan, Inc. to replace the water main at his own home in Brooklyn, he felt secure he would receive the same quality service again.

Once Kurt called Balkan for his plumbing emergency, a Balkan representative was there in less than one hour. Even though this was an emergency situation for a large facility he received the same low price he had received for his own private home. Uniform pricing is one of the many principals that Balkan prides itself on. Within 24 hours of making his call Kurt had full water service restored to his Fort Greene facility. When there is a water main emergency in Brooklyn – Balkan provides results, not promises.

About The Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation

Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation

The Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation was organized in 1969 to address the unique problems of hard-core inner city substance users (minority addicts) and has provided prevention and interventions to every person that has crossed a clinical threshold. ARTC is a not-for-profit organization and licensed by the NTSO of Health Systems Management. ARTC’s comprehensive approach is designed to service the heroin addicts in the inner-city communities of New York. It’s objective is to help its patients lead healthy, independent and productive lives allowing them to become responsible citizens who engage in a variety of meaningful activities.

Since it was founded, ARTC has grown into one of the nations’s largest non-hospital based methadone treatment organization in New York State. Its seven community-based methadone maintenance treatment programs and two outpatient drug-free chemical dependency programs have provided a wide range of comprehensive health care and substance abuse treatment services to over 30,000 patients throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. In the last decade, ARTC has added primary care and HIV/AIDS care services to offer patients the convenience of one-stop-shopping. In addition, it has contributed significantly to the management of HIV/AIDS care through its participation in various clinical trials. With its research on HIV and its treatments, ARTC is helping to improve medicine every day.

When the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation was started from a single building at 937 Fulton Street in Fort Greene, it was never dreamed that it would become one of the largest and most successful providers of human services and health care in New York. Patient care is at the heart of our mission. An expert staff provides care that is compassionate, personal, and respectful of patients and their families. For more than 30 years, ARTC have provided addiction treatment and support services to persons struggling to achieve recovery. Patients benefit from the most up-to-date treatments medicine has to offer.

The Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation is commited to the heath and well-being of its patients, particularly for those who otherwise would not have access to good health care. To ensure the best care for all patients, ARTC has developed individualized treatment plans and work together with their primary care and specialty doctors. With research on HIV and its treatments, ARTC is helping to improve medical care every day.

Administrative Office Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation
22 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 260-2900
Fax: (718) 875-2817



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fort greene brooklyn

Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Fort Greene is listed on the New York State Registry and on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a New York City-designated Historic District. It is located in north west Brooklyn, above Prospect Park. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 2.

The neighborhood is named after an American Revolutionary War era fort that was built in 1776 under the supervision of General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island (McCullough 2005). General Greene aided General George Washington during the Battle of Long Island in 1776. Fort Greene Park, originally called Washington Park and Brooklyn’s first, is also derived from General Greene’s name and the neighborhood.

Fort Greene contains many superb examples of mid-19th century Italianate and Eastlake architecture, most of which is well preserved. Fort Greene is known for its many graceful, tree-lined streets and elegant low-rise housing. Fort Greene is also home to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, the tallest building in Brooklyn. The neighborhood is close to the Flatbush Avenue train station and has access to most major subway lines.

It is also home to several important cultural institutions including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Music School, The Paul Robeson Theater, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), BRIC Arts Bklyn, UrbanGlass (www.urbanglass.org), 651 Arts performing center for African-American presenters, The Irondale Center for Theater, Education, and Outreach, and Lafayette Church. Brooklyn Technical High School is one of New York City’s most competitive public schools. The world renowned Pratt Institute, in neighboring Clinton Hill, is one of the leading art schools in the United States.

Recent history

The late 1990s and early 2000s saw the influx of many new residents and businesses to Fort Greene. While issues of gentrification are raised, Fort Greene stands to many as one of the best examples of a truly racially and economically diverse neighborhood with what The New York Times referred to it as a “prevailing sense of racial amity that intrigues sociologists and attracts middle-class residents from other parts of the city.”

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David Balkan is the CEO of Balkan Sewer And Water Main, the largest and most trusted service in New York City. David is extremely active in various NYC plumber organizations being the Chairman of the Subsurface Committee in the Master Plumbers Council, and Vice President of the Subsurface Plumbers Association. In addition David’s expertise is respected by officials of New York City agencies such as the NYC DEP, NYC DOB, and the NYC DOT. He frequently provides valuable input on a variety of industry related matters.

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