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Breaking: Fire at 71 & 73 Bartlett Place

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Fire at 71 Bartlett Basement - Photo by Helene T.

A fire broke out in the basement of 71 Bartlett Place and quickly spread to 73 Bartlett place.

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Snow Sinks Two Boats on Canal

Hours Before

The latest heavy snow claimed TWO boats on the canal and a portion of the dock it was attached. The two boats: Boats and Ho’s a 24 foot and an unnamed 34 foot keeled over under the weight of ice and snow.

The 34 foot boat boat went to the grave […]

You’re In My Spot – Neighbors Leaving Notes Everywhere

A reader sent this in who received the above note on their car over the weekend.

“I don’t know who you are but I shoveled out this spot and Park here in Front of my house everyday. It’s not very nice that every times I move you park here. I am 7 months […]


I hope no one has family, friends, or an elderly relative with a home health aid – there will be no parking.

These pictures were collected in about 15 minutes of driving along. There were even cones on Gerritsen Avenue!


Snow Pictures


Snow & Cancellations

Winter Storm Warning for NYC from 10AM today to 6AM tomorrow. 4-8 inches of snow is expected. Travel with caution.

Resurrection CCD CANCELED today due to inclement weather!!! Good Shepherd CCD is also canceled

Take this time to sign up for Notify NYC

Pre Teen Ice Attack on Pregnant Woman with Baby

Saturday night, a group of tweens in the Old Section threw a ball-like solid chuck of ice at a pregnant woman who was taking her one year old out of her car. The woman’s husband chased after the group and caught up with a “kid that seemed no older than 10″. He let him […]

K-5 School to Be Put Inside IS 278 Despite What EVERYONE Wants

Hebrew Language Charter Academy Protest Outside Marine Park JHS – May 2009

Last Thursday,Despite what parents, local politicians, and the IS 278 school administration want, and despite protests, the Department of Education’s Division of Portfolio Planning DECIDED to put a kindergarten-through-fifth-grade school inside Marine Park Junior High.

The DOE is already beginning to […]

New York Times: Not Quite a Reporter, but Raking Muck and Reaping Wrath

The New York Times tries to grapple what GerritsenBeach.net is exactly

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Venezia Pizzeria Open

Brooklyn Adult Education Fair

There are currently 1.6 million people in New York City over the age of 16 who don’t have a high school diploma. This number is especially troubling in tough economic times when many employers require at least this basic level of education.

The NYC Council has been working closely with the NYC Department of Education, […]

Four Sparrows Retail Center – Rescheduled

The EDC meeting for Four Sparrows Retail Center Project, which was postponed from January 11th due to snow, has been rescheduled. The new meeting will be held on

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 At 7:00 pm In the Kings Plaza Community Room

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New Site V3

If you have not already noticed there is a new layout. This is the third major release of GerritsenBeach.net and we are happy with the way our readers are using the site now.


Branding Trimmed the categories Improved the tagging Overall speed


Update our signature header image (of the point) very soon to a […]

State Senator Marty Golden Inauguration

State Senator Marty Golden was inaugurated Thursday, about two months after defeating democratic challenger Mike DiSanto. It was his fifth time taking the oath of office as State Senator in New York.

Before a packed PS 228 David A Boody Golden vowed to get New Yorkers back to work and bring back financial […]