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Parks Clears Weeds Leaves the Green Monster

As per Senator Goldens requests and 311 calls, the NYC parks department has cleared most of the weeds in front of the soccer field fence. The fence is also known as the Green Monster as it blocks the view of most a good portion of the soccer field.

Breaking: Body Found at Point


A body has been found at the point

On Thursday, August 18, 2011 at approximately 0725 hours, police officers responded to calls of a body in the water at 3078 Gerritsen Ave within the confines of the 63 precinct. Upon arrival, officers discovered a M/W/28 unconscious and unresponsive on the shore of the location. EMS responded and pronounced the aided DOA. There are no arrests at this time, ME will determine the cause of death and investigation is ongoing.

Update 11:45AM From information gathered at the scene.

Both the stabbing at channel avenue and body at the point are related incidents.

There was a bar fight involving two brothers and another group that spilled into the streets. One brother was stabbed near Everett avenue and collapsed across the street in the weeds. He was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition. The other brother was stabbed and found DOA at the point.

Update 12:20PM Police are waiting on a warrant for a person of interest on 3609 Filmore Ave between 36 and 37th

Update 2:00pm The internet has identified the body as Timothy Murray and the stabbing victim as Ryan Murray.

Update 5:00pm The 63 has arrested someone in connection with the stabbing. A warrant was issued for Samuel Edison.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Warning: The below picture may be graphic for some.

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Amazing GB Aerial Video

This was filmed with a method called First Person Video check it out.

ATV Racing

Residents at the end of Gerritsen Avenue are struggling with a growing number of off-road vehicles who use Gerritsen Avenue for dangerous stunts and racing.

A video posted on YouTube in February shows an example of the use of these vehicles racing up and down Gerritsen Avenue at high speeds. The summer weather […]

Swimming Cities of Serenissima Stop By the Point

Over the weekend “The Swimming Cities of Serenissima” a fleet of handmade boats with crews of artists visited Gerritsen Point. They launched art boats from junk and generally played games like jousting.

Some of the handmade boats were made with 2L soda bottles, others water cooler bottles.


Breaking: Crane Collapse in Creek

A crane doing construction work on the bridge on the Belt snapped, approx 40 ft of the crane fell into the water along with deisel fuel and hydro fuel, No one was injured. The construction company was going to handle the clean up.


Parks Blocks GB Little League Path

Despite promises from Councilman Fidler, the Parks department was indeed allowed to encroach on the Gerritsen Beach Little League, blocking their walkway.

Parks recently “completed” the walkway, gate,  guardrail mess (above) blocking normal pedestrian, stroller, dog walking, traffic while giving ATV’s easy access.

It appears that it’s a parks department gate and not necessarily a  community access […]

Yes, Yes it was Replaced.

Well, as it turns out the guardrail was replaced. No access gate yet but replaced nonetheless.

Note: The guard rail was not removed and replaced within a day as the posting date suggests. The guardrail was removed almost two weeks ago and it was suggested at a meeting that there was no timetable […]

Guardrail Gone – Will it be Replaced?

The Seba Avenue Comfort Station path is well under way and if you have not noticed the contractors recently removed a substantial length of the guardrail and a community access gate. According to Senator Goldens Town Hall, Parks does not know when the guardrail or the community access gate will be replaced.

This […]

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.


ATV Crackdown

This past weekend police from the 61 and 63 precincts came down to crackdown on ATV’s back weeds and on the street. This enforcement came as a result of all the recent attention to the Radio Controlled Society of Marine Park.

At least one community member said “It’s about time…they [the riders] are […]

Please Stop Throwing Rocks

As much as it pains GerritsenBeach.net to bring it up: All weekend long kids were throwing rocks at people, buses and cars again from Seba Avenue Park.

One resident even tried to reason with the kids:

Tonight I was at the skate park…a group of teenagers ages ranging 13-15 were throwing […]

Radio Controled Society: “Where Are Your Children”?


There is an dangerous battle being fought Back Weeds at the airplane field. It’s being fought between the Radio Controlled Society of Marine Park (RCSMP) and local “rock throwing” kids.
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A Forest Grows in Gerritsen Beach

Over the weekend, the Parks Department along with 130 Volunteers planted about 2,000 trees and 500 shrubs across from the library.

The trees planted were organized into research plots to allow scientists to study the ecological effects and benefits of urban trees. In the coming years, researchers will analyze soil nutrients, soil […]

Parks Clears HUGE Area of Weeds to Make Way for New Forest

2,000 Trees and 500 Shrubs will be making it’s way across from the Library next month.

Parks has been busy KILLING everything in sight very quickly over the last few months to make way for their new forest. They have been even bringing away large debris

Maybe Back Weeds will be called The […]