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Gerritsen Avenue Gets a Trim

Gerritsen Avenue was trimmed the other day by the NYC Parks department. Parks sent a crew with weed whackers and a tractor to trim the Avenue.

It looks good, but it is no where near the level of cleanliness as when GBCares had their operations in order.

No word yet on if or […]

Walk for Heart Disease and Stroke

Coming in via email

Last year my father Augie Augustson passed away from a Heart Attack, in June of 2008.

This year my family and I will be a part of Brooklyn Start! Heart Walk. Apart of the American Heart Association….

Please help me reach my goal, with donations….


Thank you all […]

White Island Meeting Roundup

The “public” “working” White Island Meeting

In attendance was GBCares, Alan Maisel, NYC Parks, NYS DEC, The Army Core of Engineers, a representative from Anthony Weiner and Representative from Marty Golden, surprisingly no Lew Fidler Lew was at the brooklyn dreams meeting, they were representing each other. There were also several community leaders […]

Dan’s 5K Fun Run / Walk Saturday, September 19th 2009

Dan Foster 5k Fun Run

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Dan Foster’s (NY Mag Highlight), 5k fun run is back this year.

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Pics: Cricket Player Struck by Lighting in Marine Park

[Photos: by Paul]

A cricket player was struck by lightning this afternoon in Marine Park!

Patrick Gibson, 41, was barely breathing, legs badly burned and his clothes were totally destroyed when he was hit by lighting collecting cricket off the field.

No word yet if this man survived. Local EMT’s say the man […]

Plumb Beach Rest Stop No Longer Being Locked Up

The Plumb Beach Belt Parkway Rest Stop is no longer being locked on a regular 7 day a week basis. More often than not the Plumb Beach Rest Stop isn’t locked up at closing allowing it to be populated at the early morning hours.

It only took 2 and a half years for […]

Picture of the Week: Frank Court 1948

[Frank Court – 1948]

If you think the residents of today’s frank court have issues with flooding, try living on frank court during 1948.

James: “in those days we never wore shoes from the time school closed in the Spring until September, so puddles were just a convenient way of keeping our […]

Gerritsen NYPD Dirtbike Helicopter Chase

Thanks for everyone who sent this in!

For a good amount of time (1-2 hours) one of the nypd aviation unit helicopters, were chasing multiple dirtbikes up and down back weeds. As well as multiple police cars flying up and down gerritsen avenue.

This afternoon happened to be crowded on the Avenue and […]

Bulkhead Construction on $9Mil Knapp Lot

[Bulkhead Construction]

The lot which is currently on sale for $9 million, is currently undergoing bulkhead repairs. This is not the city repairing the bulkhead as some may have first thought, but the property owner. They have also repaired the entire sidewalk on Knapp Street adjacent to their […]

More On Brooklyn Dreams Charter School

Here is some of the video that was taken by Education Notes Online at the recent Brooklyn Dreams Charter School Hearing.

It’s hard to hear at times because of the fans trying to cool down the room.

Lew Fidler, made a good speech:

Here is the flyer they were circulating […]

GBCares Container Burglary

Tools being used by Gerritsen Beach Cares volunteers and staff have been stolen from their containers.

The equipment stolen includes: Weed Wackers, a speaker system, other maintenance tools..etc. Totaling a few thousand dollars.

If anyone knows where these tools are or who actually perpetuated the crime please call the 63rd Precinct as soon […]

BM-3 Rerouted Cuts off Gerritsen Residents

[What used to be a brand new BM-3 Bus Shelter]

In an effort to provide faster, more reliable and more direct service”, the BM3 which is the Express bus service Sheepshead Bay and Midtown/Downtown, Manhattan, has been rerouted dropping three Gerritsen stops

The BM3 will remain on Batchelder Street to travel between Avenue […]

Picture of the Week: NYPD Harbor

Brooklyn Dreams Charter School Meeting

There should not be any meetings during the summer months! Especially in un air conditioned auditorium where the loudest thing in the room is fans instead of the crowd which wants to be heard.

I will let sheepsheadbites handles the coverage beautifully with this post.

Some things worth noting:

State Senator Golden sent […]

Rosco’s Doggy Day Care Closed

Previous Post: 3102 Avenue U Complete. Now 4 Stores.

Located at 3102 Avenue U , Rosco’s opened in March and now has closed its doors citing “problems with the landlord”