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Councilman Fidler Meets DOT Commissioner at Seba Park

Councilman Lew Fidler joined DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn early this rainy morning so that he could show the Commissioner why a traffic signal is desperately needed at the site of the renovated park and playground. Seba Park has been restored from its state as a rubble strewn lot to include a skate park […]

Burglary at Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Rev. E. J. Matthews #5989 (2882 Gerritsen Avenue, NY) was was broken into this morning.

Stealing THOUSANDS over $12,000 dollars raised for Cystic Fibrosis foundation. They also stole the money from the bar, cameras, computer, raffle tickets.

The Knights of Columbus proudly holds many events in the neighborhood including Octoberfest, […]

Vollies Busy Painting

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department has been busy recently, they have scheduled an open house, and now according to their website have painted their entire fire house.

We like hearing actual volley news, the website is a good step.

They have a wishlist of projects that maybe you can help with […]

Parents Win – NEST Program to Start in Marine Park IS 278

After a two year fight, Councilman Lew Fidler announced today that IS 278 will, in fact, get the program that the school and community have asked for: the NEST program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is a sharp turn around from a series of prior DOE proposals for other uses of […]

Gas Rolling in at Comfort Station

Just want to share some more pictures of the path at Seba avenue park’s comfort station.

Obviously you can tell they ripped up the existing walkway to (hopefully) lay down a new one.

National Grid has been working on installing gas to the location as well.


Vollies to Host Open House

Via GBFD.net Come Out to the Gertritsen Beach Fire Department & See What It’s All About

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is opening its doors to area residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY. Over […]

Seba Avenue Comfort Station: Path to Success

Interesting….Parks has laid out a new path from the main walkway to the Seba Avenue Comfort Station. It looks like the comfort station is almost done.

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Memory of Thomas Donovan went off without a hitch. It started at the VFW Hall and continued up Gerritsen Avenue before finishing with a ceremony at the little league field.

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Flags Go Up On Gerritsen Avenue

Photo’s by Eddie Velinskie

The Fellas of Gerritsen Beach raise our flag along Gerritsen Avenue.

Photo’s by Eddie Velinskie

Photo’s by Eddie […]

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Via Kofc126.org

Gerritsen Beach 2nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade is in honor of Thomas G. Donovan who was involved with marching bands all his life for the community. The parade will step off @ 12:00pm Saturday March 26th in front of the VFW hall on Gerritsen Ave. The parade will […]

Parks Upgrades Hole to Sinkhole – Broken Pipe to Blame

Parks was on site the other day at the Giant Hole Inside PS 277 Playground site and has determine that this is not a hole but a sinkhole caused by a broken pipe.

According to a parks spokesperson they have gone in with the camera probe and found a broken pipe, possibly a […]

Tracey Real Estate Cleans Graffiti

Not that anyone was complaining but Tracey Real Estate’s Gerritsen Avenue office finally got around to cleaning the graffiti that happened a month back. A few spots remain.


WPIX: Dangerous Hole at Playground


Giant Hole Inside PS 277 Playground

There is a giant hole right in the main pathway of Dr. Johns (PS 277) playground next to PS 277. The hole became evident weeks ago after the snow melted. A simple barricade was erected around it to keep the toddlers away. It’s been weeks since the barricade and now the hole seems […]

Senator Marty Golden Irish Heritage Awards

Left to Right: Martin Connelly, Richard Cannon, Maureen Stramka, Kevin Cottingham, Senator Golden

Senator Marty Golden held a breakfast ceremony this past Saturday honoring local Irish leaders during Irish Heritage Month.

Richard Cannon: A member of the FDNY Emerald Society and the Holy NameSociety, Richard has dedicated his life to helping others. He […]