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A Ton of Dirt on a Car

Its never a good thing when a ton of dirt is on top of your car.

According to witnesses T&T Industry was hauling away a full dumpster filled with topsoil on Burnett street, when the dumpster emptied onto the street and onto a parked car.

Workers were frantically trying to cleanup the mess […]

Breaking: Stop Work Order at Lundys

Cherry Hill Gourmet Market A food market and cafe is going to open in lundys soon, but since the store owners are altering the building’s landmark interior and exterior, the landmarks preservation commission has issued a stop work order.

State Senator Kruger, held a news conference outside Lundy’s on Monday afternoon,  saying the […]

Picture of the Week: Mau Mau Bridge

No Violation for Lundys Historic Sign Removal

Recently, Lundy’s removed their outdoor signage which is wrong (as well as a violation) because its protected as a landmark building.

There was a complaint made to the Department of Buildings and they did inspect. The complaint said that exterior was being removed. DOB determined that the “BLDG EXTERIOR NOT BEING REMOVED/RECONSTRUCTED.” So […]

Roll N Roaster Still Keeping Change from Gift Certificates

Back last year there was a letter to the editor in the now defunct Brooklyn View newspaper about how Roll n Roaster decided to keep the change from a gift certificate. The person was very upset as you can read here: Roll N Roaster keeps change from gift certificates

It looks as though […]

Lundys Landmark Signage Removed

Via Sheepsheadbites.com

Three sets of signs, over the doors and windows, on the Ocean Avenue side of Lundy’s have been removed. Lets hope they didn’t throw them out.

Being a landmark building, nothing can be done without specific permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commision.

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commision is in charge […]

Brooklyn Ballgame Raises Thousands for Breast Cancer

The Annual Timmy “Tub” Girardot Pagans /Women’s Softball Game is a neighborhood tradition in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn for good reason. The game, now in its fourth year, has raised a total of $15,000 for the American Cancer Society. Each year the proceeds are brought to the Prospect Park Making Strides Against Breast Cancer […]

International Coastal Cleanup

This year’s International Coastal Cleanup will be held September 20th. But this is more than a one-day event it’s a year-round movement. The ocean is essential to the health of everything on our planet. But harmful impacts like climate change and overfishing are taking its toll. The International Coastal Cleanup provides a direct […]

Picture of the Week: Sittin’ on a Wall

The Great Irish Fair Of New York This Weekend!

The Great Irish Fair

Join us on Saturday September 20th and Sunday September 21st at the Brooklyn Cyclone’s Keyspan Park in beautiful Coney Island for a two-day celebration of Irish heritage with great music, food, dancing, family activities and all around good craic.

The Great Irish Fair is a family-friendly event that attracts […]

PS 277 Continues to Excel with New Report Card. Receives an: A

2008 Progress Report

The city’s annual School Report Cards are out and, overall, more schools got “A’s” this year. To find the rundown of Brooklyn schools, click here. Reports are also available here on the Dept. of Education’s website.

Schools are assigned letter grades based on their overall Progress Report score.  Schools that […]

“SUM” Graffiti Vandal Arrested

Via The Forum News Group

The reign of the graffiti vandal known throughout the communities of Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven as Sum Z, ended with his arrest at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. Police in five precincts, four in Queens and one in Brooklyn, have been looking for the elusive bandit […]

More on the War between Radio Controled Society and Dirt Bikes/Street Bikes

Model Airplane Club and Dirt Bikers Contend for Use of Brooklyn Runway – NY Times

Looks like the NY Times picked up on whats going on back weeds between the RCSMP and the dirt bikes. Its an interesting read, but its nothing that I didn’t say before when I broke the story.

In […]

Video: New York My Home

New York My Home from Joseph Mikos on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday to GerritsenBeach.net

I can’t believe it but GerritsenBeach.net has turned two today. Its been two full years 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 […]