Wyld Chyld Tattoo Closed

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Wyld Chyld Tattoo (2606 Gerritsen Avenue) has closed after two years of operation.

During the time in business they did expand next door, expanding their operations.

The tattoo shop is located at what used to be the short lived M & M Isurance, and if we go way back the former Brooklyn Public Library

Video: Tornado Touchdown at Point

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Update: 6:30 pm Onlookers ready for round 2
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Embarrassed Parks Department – Temporarily Shut Down Dr. Johns Playground PS 277 Park for Cleaning

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The embarrassed parks department learned the definition: “It is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.” We were squeaky wheel and we got the parks department to clean up our park. They didn’t do anything about the sprinklers yet. That might be a more involved project.
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The Parks Department did release a statement to news 12 that park plumbers investigated and cleared a blockage in the drainage system last month. Officials say they will follow up immediately to investigate and attempt to clear the drainage line again.

I have more parks related stories coming.
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Gather Inn Again Opens Kitchen

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The gather inn again has opened their kitchen to great reviews. We have yet to try it. Has anyone tried it?

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Tour Bus Spotted in Gerritsen Beach

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Not a sight you usually see on Gerritsen Avenue in the middle of the afternoon on a Thursday!

The NY Times thinks we are being left behind? How funny would it be if we are included in a south Brooklyn anti-hispter bus route.

I could only imagine:

Ladies and gentleman on your right is the home of Brooklyn famous squares; Victoria Pizza. Now if you would please be patient as wait for the ferry. HONK HONK!

2012 DEP Gerristen Beach Clean Up – August 18th

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Please join the New York City Departments of Environmental Protection, Sanitation, and Parks and Recreation on Sunday, August 12, in a day of service to help clean up some of the local beaches and shorelines that New Yorkers enjoy the most. The clean up will take place from 8 am to noon. Rain date for this event will be Sunday, August 19. Teams of volunteers are needed at the following locations:

  • Plumb Beach, Brooklyn, exit off the Belt Parkway eastbound just past Exit 9, Knapp St. or via bike path which starts at Emmons Ave. and Brigham St.
  • Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, Gerritsen Ave., street end, south of Lois Ave.
  • Kaiser Park, Brooklyn, Park House at West 28th St. and Neptune Ave.
  • Pugsley Creek Park, Bronx, Lacombe Ave. and Pugsley Ave.
  • Conference House, Staten Island, Conference House Park Visitors Center
  • Rockaway Beach, Queens, B. 97th St. on the boardwalk

New York City is fortunate to have a large expanse of shoreline and local waterways that are the cleanest they have been in more than 100 years. During a rain storm, street litter can wash into storm drains and be carried into local waterways and onto the beaches. We invite you to join us—and your friends and neighbors—on August 12 to help clean and beautify
these recreational areas.

For more information or to sign up for a beach clean-up, please email beachcleanups@dep.nyc.gov, or please call at 718-595-6599.

Those Signs are Really Working.

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Play Ball! Opening Day for Gerritsen Beach Little League

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The Gerritsen Beach Little League marched down Gerritsen Avenue to Larry Veling Field Saturday for the annual Opening Day ceremony.

The Gerritsen Beach Little League is staffed by volunteers who donate their time to coach, or serve on the Little League Board of Directors.

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Please Stop Tearing up The Fields

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Resurrection Sports is asking for our help from our neighborhood, to help stop the constant tearing up of OUR fields.

Compared to previous years, this year it seems there has been no enforcement from the 61 precinct, 63 precinct or parks police. Every day there are dirt bikes tearing through the streets. Every weekend there are dozens tearing up the soccer fields making them unusable.

I need Help, This is to anyone who knows the kids who ride the Motor Cycles up the fields, can you please tell them to stop riding on the dirt Flds all 3 of them are getting wrecked. Resurrection Softball uses those fields from now through June. Please stop doing donuts- and digging holes in the dirt.. as of now they are not playable and have to be redone by the Parks Dept.. Thanks- John Fox

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The Bantry Closed Set to Reopen as “The Gather Inn” Again

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The Bantry Bar closed it’s doors this past weekend but enough but about them. The more exciting news is that it will be re opening March 17th as the The Gather Inn again. Acording to the facebook page the owners are Jaime and Anthony DeNardo. We wish them luck with this exciting news.

They are looking for pictures of the old gather inn. If anyone has please share on their Facebook page or send a copy to 2718 Gerritsen Avenue.

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Jahn’s/Chinar Knocked Down

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It happened pretty fast but within the last two weeks the scaffolding went up and this week the building was knocked down.

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Identify This Tagger

This Graffiti Artist criminal recently spray painted the Knights of Columbus and New Dutch.

In the video above the tagger is spraying new dutch.

Update 1/17/12: Picture Below

Community Tree Lighting

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Gerritsen Beach residents and business and community members turned out for the annual tree-lighting ceremony at St. James.

The lighting is a volunteer effort led by the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association. During the ceremony, guests enjoyed a visit from Santa, and music from the Gerritsen Beach Community Marching Band and Resurrection Children Choir.

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Liquor Store Needs Help IDing Thief

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Yesterday, around 9:25pm, these two kids walked in the store, grabbed a bottle of vodka and ran off.

WPIX: Brooklyn Park Destroyed Weeks After Extreme Makeover

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Just last month, the field behind PS 277 in Gerritsen Beach was the site of celebration as volunteers planted hundreds upon hundreds of trees as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s “Million Tree Program.”

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