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All Way Stops Signs Coming for Noel and Madoc Avenues

All way stop signs may be in the near future for Noel Avenue and Maddoc Avenue.

Residents of Noel Avenue submitted petitions to CB15 requesting all way stop signs because of the speeding on Noel and Maddoc Avenues.

A traffic study will be conducted shortly by DOT.

Noel and Lois, Noel and Seba, […]

Hope and Dreams Hold Florence Ave Fence Together

The iron fence that sits atop the Florence Avenue Bulkhead is about to just fall over.

Out of the dozen or so poles that are supposed to be securing the fence to the bulkhead – all but three have eroded away. On top of that the dead end sign is acting as […]

Bulkheads to Be Cleaned

Back in the Spring of 2007 the New York City Department of Design and Construction was tasked with reconstructing four bulkheads in the Gerritsen Beach area,  including sewer work. The majority of the work is complete at the Bartlett Place, Devon Ave., Everett Ave., Hazel Crt.

Now, Those areas are surrounded by splash […]

Sheepshead Mosque Brings Show of Force to CB 15

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Residents in Sheepshead Bay have been opposing a mosque that is going to be built on 2812 Voorhies Avenue. The mosque plans to build as-of-right meaning they will build within zoning and not apply for any special variances.

Opposing Residents have been doing a few things to get their message across. First, they attended a plumb beach civic meeting where racist undertones were very apparent. Then there was an anonymous fliers circulating headlining “Say no to mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue.” It basically states there are quality of life issues such as parking, traffic and noise. It goes on to state that the mosque has a goal of establishing an Islamic state in America, has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and rejects Israel’s right to exist.

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Which brings us to last nights CB 15 meeting.
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Gerritsen Avenue to Get “Traffic Improvements”

Building upon improvements in September 2005, which was the green streets plan, the DOT has been requested to also study traffic at Gerritsen and Avenue U.

The Department of Transportation will be implementing these changes very quickly starting in September.

Here is what they want to do: Gerritsen Avenue will now all be […]

“Three Amigos” Block Sheepshead Bay’s Lundys Cherry Hill from Opening

Meet Sheepshead Bay’s “Three Amigos!” Carl Kruger, Theresa Scavo, and Michael Nelson.

In front of Lundys – now Cherry Hill Market – the “Three Amigos” threw a surprise Good Friday photo opp. If a Good Friday photo op isn’t surprising to you, consider this: as a Good Friday Processional by St. Mark’s Church […]

Schatz Brothers Rumblings of another Large Construction

There are rumblings…. of something large coming, but nothing solid to put “out there” right now.

If you know anything please comment.

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Sheepshead Bay Surprised with Alternate Side Despite Mayors Promise

The DOT has instituted alternate side of the street parking regulations along the northern side of Emmons Avenue between Bedford & Nostrand Avenues, and along parts of Shore Parkway and apparently didn’t consult with the local Civic Association before doing it.

According to the January meeting of the Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach […]

10 Story Synagogue on Bragg Street – Doesn’t Pass Community Board

2261 Bragg Street wants to put up a 7 story vertical extension to their existing 3 story building(above).

There was a public hearing Monday, October 27th 7:00 but

Zoning Committee: YES: 4 NO: 12 – Not Recommended to CB15 CB15: YES: 13 NO: 22 – Not Recommended to BSA

YES voters: Cathy Blundell, […]

10 Story Synagogue on Bragg Street?

2261 Bragg Street is applying to community board 15, to put a 7 story vertical extension to their existing 3 story building(above).

If you have anything to say about it (for or against) there is a public hearing scheduled for Monday, October 27th  7:00 pm in room U-219 at […]

CB 15 Committees 2008-2009

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For those who care here are the CB 15 Committees and the Members:

(Click the Image for a PDF)

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September Meeting Schedules with a Extra Special Guest

Here are the local meetings that are coming up. The Sheepshead Bay Plumb Beach Civic Association has invited STEPHEN JEMAL of SSJ Development to discuss his development on Knapp St. That should be an interesting meeting if he shows up. I should go and meet him.

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Sheepshead Bay Community Fights a Group Home at CB 15

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Hasc Center is opening a new Group Home at 2055 East 21st Street, a one family detached home. Hasac Center is an organization that serves infants, children and adults who are developmental challenged or have learning disabilities. It also offers an array of services to the families of these individuals.

I know group homes are always a tough sell to local communities and this was no exception, the entire audience was filled with people from the area surrounding the group home.

According to state law the community board can do one of three things.

You may either: (l) approve the site recommended; (2) suggest one or more alternate sites; or (3) object to the establishment of a residence at the site because to do so in your Board’s opinion, would result in such a concentration of residential facilities that the name and character of the neighborhood would be substantially altered. Please note that under state law need or over-concentration of residential facilities constitutes the only legitimate ground upon which the community can object.

Not without my consent

I’ve never heard such ignorant and bigoted statements from a crowd ever before. One guy said children are calling it an insane asylum, others wanted background checks run on the Hasc clients, another said they had super human strength, another said they couldn’t control their sexual desires and would be sexual deviants. Then at one point a CB 15 board member heard members of that community say something to the effect of “its going to be torched anyway“. Another board member was so disgusted with the crowd that he had to leave the audience and be calmed down by a friend.

Despite the crowds resistance, Chairperson, Theresa Scavo kept the meeting running extremely smoothly. She took no crap from the crowd, kept it moving, and even took time out of the meeting to explain to the crowd how community board meetings work and what the crowd should expect.

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New Verizon Utility Pole Locations

[Photo courtesy of mylunchfell/flickr]

Via SheepsheadBites.com

According to Community Board 15 chairperson Theresa Scavo, Verizon will begin installing large poles – similar to telephone poles – in front of homes in order to deliver is FiOS fiber-optic service to the area. Scavo notes that once the pole is in the ground they will […]

Mike Nelson and Brooklyn View say “Blog Rumors are not true”

Blog Rumors Are Not True? Really?

Just to let everyone know, there are TWO sites in our part of Brooklyn where people can go and get news, GerritsenBeach.net and Sheepshead Bay Civics site and forum at SBPCivic.org.

If you have been following, Councilman Mike Nelson’s former deputy chief of staff Robert Varley recently […]