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Fire Destroys Seba Avenue Skate Park

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That’s it… its over. What opened in November of 2007 has now died in March of 2009.

One of the skate parks ramps at Seba Avenue Skate Park was set on fire destroying part of it, and damaging the overall structure. The whole thing will have to be replaced. […]

House Fire at 2526 Gerritsen Avenue

A fire Tuesday, March 31st started in the basement of a home on Gerritsen Avenue and caused damage to a decent portion of the structure, but there was no harm to people or pets.

The fire at 2526 Gerritsen Avenue. started around 5 p.m. and caused heavy damage to the basement and moderate […]

PS 277 PTA Presents: Kid Power and The Planet Protectors

“Kid Power and The Planet Protectors” – is a highly interactive, 50-minutes musical show, designed to help children, in grades K-6, learn the value of environmental awareness and preservation. This energetic show is packed with puppets, characters, clever visuals, and lots of singing and dancing. Through sing-a-longs, question answering, dancing, and volunteering, children […]

Bevy Ct. Hailstorm Burglary Attempt

A Bevy Ct. locked shed was broken into during the hailstorm last night. The person was spotted and then chased during the attempt, as he fled on his bicycle it caused the burglar to drop the stolen items, which turned out to be a toolbox.

After the event neighbors had a discussion and […]

Marty Golden Awards Local Women


In Honor of Women’s History Month, Marty Golden issued state senate proclamations honoring: Janet Behrens of Gerritsen Beach Property Owners, Mary Powell of the Madison Marine Civic Association, Debbie Garafolo – Principal of IS 278, Madeline Girlando American Legion, and Winifred G. Powers – Rosary for Lifeservice.

Check out the photo gallery here or read more!

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Consider Joining the Gerritsen Beach Marching Band

The Gerritsen Beach Marching Band is in need of more drummers and bell players.  Instruments and uniforms will be provided and musical experience is not necessary.  All that is necessary is a desire to memorize material, practice marching and rehearse together with a totally fabulous group of people.

Please Call: (718) 648-6599 for […]

Lundys Awnings Go Up…Sorta

Lundys Cherry Hill Market might be on the path to making nice with the community by restoring its outdoor awnings. They have also started to put in promotional signs for Cherry Hill Market that line the windows.

They put up a brand new awning in the back parking lot and the framing of […]

Goodbye B31, Hello $2.50, Higher Tolls, and New Tolls

Goodbye B31, B2 and B4! Hello $2.50

Our B31 will have daily overnight service cease between 1:30 and 4:30 a.m. The B4 and B2 will not have any weekend service. About 3,000 subway and bus positions are also being cut, which will mean about 1,000 layoffs

So much for the Ravitch plan, congestion […]

Burglary In Our Schools

Cops are hunting for a pair of prowlers who have committed at least 11 burglaries at schools in Queens and Brooklyn. Police say the spree began in December when the duo broke into Our Lady of Grace school on 101st Street near 158th Avenue in Ozone Park, Queens.

They are also believed to […]

Meet Your New Contributor

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as a new contributor to GerritsenBeach.net. My name is Lauren, I’m 20 years old and I’ve lived in Gerritsen Beach my whole life. In addition to contributing here, I also volunteer for the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department, intern at ING Investment Management, and study with the […]

PS 277: No Idling With a Bow On It!

A new sign popped up on the 277 grounds “NO IDLING CHILDREN BREATHING”. While I’m all for clean air for children to breathe, I’m more for saving money by avoiding fines. The city decided to cut the idling time from three minutes to 60 seconds in a school zone. They also gave the […]

Graffiti Removal Program

Graffiti Removal Program

Please help GB Cares and the community by reporting Graffiti to be removed. Free Graffiti Removal on Gerritsen Avenue (up to Ave U) & Knapp Street by calling 1-800-668-6618.

Please put this number in your cell phone and call whenever you notice new graffiti.

Please Support Kaities Comrades, Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

Come join my team, Kaities Comrades, for food, fun, music at the GREAT STRIDES event in Marine Park on May 3, 2009. GREAT STRIDES is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest, most successful, and most important national fund-raising event.

So many young lives depend on the vital, ongoing advances in CF research – to […]

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Pictures of the Week: A Walk on the Shore

Submitted by George Argento who just moved into Gerritsen Beach