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Attempted Robbery Update

Via NY Daily News

A masked man rushed into the home of a 61-year-old woman and beat her on her kitchen floor after she opened the back door to let her cats inside, police said yesterday.

Meredith Dworkin’s husband heard her screams Thursday night, ran downstairs and tackled the intruder in the Gerritsen […]

Tim “Tub” Girardot Pagans/Women’s Charity Softball Game

Saturday, September 29, 2007 the Gerritsen Beach community gathered at Larry Veiling Field on Gerritsen Avenue for a softball game to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the American Cancer Society’s annual walk. The Annual Timmy “Tub” Girardot Pagans /Women’s Softball Game is an example of how one small Brooklyn community […]

Attempted Robbery!

Police said two masked men pushed their way into a the home and attacked a 62-year-old woman. The husband, who was upstairs during the attack, ran to his wife’s defense and fought off the attackers after hearing a commotion.

Each one of the news reports has different details.

WABC says The woman was […]

If a loaded gun is brought into a school and no one says a word, did it happen?

With all of the news about the St. Johns gunman and how the school sent out text messages alerting student to a possible danger. St. Johns was even sending those messages as the suspect was being taken into custody, telling students to stay inside and putting the school on lock down status.

That brings […]

Police Brutality in Old Section of Gerritsen Beach?

Police Brutality in Gerritsen Beach something serious is brewing in the old section.

On August 28th at around 6:30opm there was some sort of altercation between officers of the 61st precinct and “Frank, Christopher, and Steven“. This weekend the whole old section got plastered with posters asking for witnesses to come forward.

I did […]

Irish Fair this weekend!

The Great Irish Fair is back. And in Coney Island. Where it belongs. The fair will be held this Saturday and Sunday, in the parking lot of Cyclones Stadium KeySpan Park, and this year it’s being run by Marty Cottingham who did so much to save Holy Name School and to help turn around Bishop Ford High.

And this time instead of Catholic Charities, the proceeds will be going to Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens to build up the technological infrastructure like science labs and computer rooms to make the parochial schools competitive with the city’s best private schools.

There is always great bands playing along with great food and drinks. There is also usually rides and games for the kids.

If you remember the 2006 Great Irish Fair was canceled by Margaret Keaveney, director of communications for Catholic Charities. She had said that a lack of organizers and volunteers caused the group to re-think its efforts.

We here at GerritsenBeach.Net are going to go to the fair, but just as an excuse to drink Guinness.

Printable Schedule

Saturday, September 22 2007

VIP/Cultural Tent Time Main Stage Time
Mass 10:00 – 11:15 Pipers After Mass
Breakfast 10:30 – 12:00 Finton Stanely 11:30 – 12:00
Johnny & the Club Men 12:00 – 1:15 The Rivermen 1:00 – 2:40
Emigrant Eyes 2:40 – 3:10 Step Dancers – Buckley’s 2:40 – 3:10
Finton Stanely 2:30 – 3:45 Dermot Henry 3:10 – 3:50
Step Dancers 3:45 – 4:15 The Canny Brothers 3:50 – 5:05
The Rivermen 4:15 – 5:30 Black 47 5:30 – 7:00
    Pipers 7:00 – 7:30

Sunday, September 23 2007

VIP/Cultural Tent Time Main Stage Time
Mass 11:00 – 12:00 Pipers 12:00 – 12:30
Sr. Beata 12:15 – 1:30 Garavogue 12:30 – 2:00
The Rivermen 1:30 – 3:00 Step Dancers – O’Malley 2:00 – 2:20
Step Dancers 3:00 – 3:30 Dermot Henry 2:20 – 2:55
Emigrant Eyes 3:00 – 5:00 Andy Cooney 3:00 – 4:30
Step Dancers 3:45 – 4:15 Pipers 4:30 – 4:50
The Rivermen 4:15 – 5:30 The Canny Brothers 4:50 – 5:40
    2U Band 6:00 – 7:30

Continue reading Irish Fair this weekend!

Salon Siena Going Out Of Business

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Plumb Beach Attack Trial Update

The claim that Anthony Foturnato, one of three men on trial for hate crime murder of a gay man, was gay himself was not only strange to most everyone – it was apparently mysterious to the judge as well! Fortunato, Ilya Shurov John Fox, and Michael Timmins had lured Michael Sandy to meet […]

Floyd Bennett Healing Field Revisited

Via Matt Sollars

Here is a video from someone who was actually at the healing field on September 11th. Im glad people toughed it out to be there in the […]

Lawyer Claims Defendant in Hate Crime Is Gay, Too

Via the Ny Times and GayCityNews

One of the defendants accused of killing a gay man in Brooklyn last year because of his sexual orientation offered a startling courtroom revelation yesterday: He, too, is gay.

So said the lawyer for Anthony Fortunato, 21, one of four men accused of chasing a gay man to […]

Happy Birthday to Us!

Its been one full year since GerritsenBeach.net has been launched. Happy Birthday to Us!

It all started with a knocked down bus shelter, a camera phone and some spare time.

I think the photos have improved. :)First Post

Thanks to everyone who reads this site!

Now for some Technical Info and Stats!

As of […]

Dans 5k Fun Run & Walk

Dans 5k Fun Run Saturday September 15th 2007

The race started at Gerritsen and Devon, ran along Burnett street, ran through the nature trail behind the nature center then back to the Cort Club. Which is about 3 Miles. The fund raised will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Marty Markowitz proclaimed today, […]

Gerritsen Beach 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Let me start out by saying that I’m sorry. Why? Well becuase I missed the better of the two 9-11 ceremonies. The Marine Park event while it was good, it was lacking a community feeling. The Gerritsen Beach event was much larger and less political.

I would of been able to make both […]

Marine Park 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

State Senator Marty Golden held his annual 9/11 ceremony in Marine Park. A good sized crowd showed up despite the threat of rain and the sun did end up breaking through later in the ceremony which worked out in favor of the crowd.

The United State Marine Corps 6th Communication Battalion was there […]

Video: Floyd Bennett Field 9/11 Healing Field

Just in case you couldn’t make it down there to see.