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Amazing, Must See Vid: Brooklyn by the Sea (1979)

Here is Arnold Baskin’s 1979 short film: “Brooklyn by the Sea.”

This is amazing. Truly amazing. It captures all of the weirdness and magic of Brighton Beach in 1979 just before it became a 100% Russian enclave and was a mix of old Yids and Brooklyn youth. I would have been 11 […]

Picture of the Week: Semi Frozen Creek

Gerritsen Bagel is No More, Signs Taken Down

Today, the signage at what used to be Gerritsen Beach Bagel has been taken down for good. A passer-by commented that it was truly sad, because they had great bagels but understood that they were fighting.

It looks like someone might of been really effected by the closing of the store and decided […]

Parents are Crazy People – PS 277 Arrival and Dismissal

Hi Parents! You know you’re crazy right? We all know how crazy you are, but when did it become acceptable to live with crazy people?

On any day at ANY school dropping off and picking up is messy, our PS 277 is no exception. For about a half hour every morning and every […]

PS 277 Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment

PS 277 Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment through March 2nd, 2009

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:30 am – 3:00 pm ask for Denise Flanagan

Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30 am – 3:00 pm ask for Karen Salinas

You are required to bring proof of age IE: birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate. Also proof of address IE: […]

Marty Takes Oath of Office

Our State Senator Martin Golden was sworn in this weekend to his fourth term representing our community in the State Senate.

Via Press Release

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) was sworn in to serve his fourth term in the New York State Senate at a ceremony attended by more than 300 […]

Picture of the Week: Marine Park Snow

Serious Accident on Gerritsen and Avenue V

This afternoon there was a serious 3 car crash this afternoon that also damaged 2 parked cars.

One of the individuals had to be cut out with the jaws of life from the car above.

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Gerritsen Beach Little League Starts Soon

Already? It can’t be. Gerritsen Beach Little League registration will begin this Monday February 9th, at the Cort Club from 7pm to 9pm. Here are the registration dates, which have already been added to the calendar:

February 9th Monday 7 pm – 9 pm 16th Monday 7 pm – 9 pm 23rd Monday […]

Psst…We Still Live In a Flood Zone

[[Fema Flood Insurance Rate Map ]] We received  another email regarding an insurance company dropping a Gerritsen Beach resident.

Coming in via E-Mail:

I just got a notice from Allstate Insurance stating they will not be renewing my homeowners insurance when it is up in April. They claim that they are dropping all […]

Private School Funding Slashed

There is a proposed budget cut for NY State Private schools that is in the works. Here’s a quick background :

Private schools are mandated to take attendance and give standardized testing as well as public schools for compliance reasons. The State pays the private schools money since they are in fact helping […]

Picture of the Week: Sunsets in Gerritsen Beach

The Sunsets in Brooklyn

Marty Golden: Petition Thanks and MTA Meeting

Thanks to all of those who signed our petition we received 276 total signatures. I’m sure we would of gotten more but I had to close the petition to be able to deliver it on time to the Senators Office.

Here is a letter from Marty Golden:

January 14, 2009

Dear Neighbor,

As […]

Avenue U & Gerritsen Construction Now Complete

What used to be Citgo has now been completely transformed into a bunch of store fronts.


Bus Shelter Destruction Ice Cold Edition

Thanks to the morons who did this during the coldest week so far of this winter! With today’s snow i’m sure many people cursed out whoever did this.