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GBCares 2009 Review

GBCares has sent out their 2009 year in review, check it out.

GBCares Sends an Artful Message

GBCares in cooperation with local mural artist Joe Indart have created an artful message to help curb litter, ATV’s and dogs!

Joe Indart is no stranger to Gerritsen Beach he has also painted the mural at marine pharmacy, the PS 277 wall, the Larry Veilng scoreboard, a sign for Ice Cream U Scream, […]

GBCares 2010 Membership Drive

GB Cares, recently sent out their 2010 membership drive letter.

If you did not receive a copy in the mail you can download it here. GB Cares Membership Application

We have reached many goals thanks to the support of our members, volunteer residents, business Owners, local organizations, elected officials and governmental agencies. Working […]

Parkland Lockdown: GBCares Secures Park Gates

Shortly after the illegal dumping story GerritsenBeach.net posed the question of the security of the gates. After all it was most likely how someone would be able to drive a vehicle with a dumpster back there. We were able to find out that the locks have not been changed for a good number […]

Freedom of Speech Dies in Gerritsen Beach – Community Group Takes Steps to Block Out “Cameras” and “Press”

[The Whole Video]

At the recent GBPOA meeting George Broadhead, president of the GBPOA, brought up that certain people object to cameramen being present at the meeting. He described about what their board feels would be a good solution to address this concern: Splitting their meeting into a public session, where elected officials […]

GBCares to Give Away Trees!

GBCares is giving away trees in conjunction with the MillionTreesNYC program.

Although GBCares did not respond in time for this story to go to press. According to the MillionTreeNYC Program the Trees can be planted on private properties such as front and backyards, commercial properties, community gardens and faith-based centers.

If you want […]

GBCares Meeting Roundup

We are looking for a round up of the meeting if anyone is willing to share.

GBCares Meeting Monday

There is a Gerritsen Beach Cares meeting Monday April 5th 7:00pm in the St. James basement.


Your invited to the Annual GBC Membership meeting on April 5th (7:00 p.m.) in the basement of St. James Church.

We are asking for a leader or representative from all the organizations, sports groups or programs, schools, event organizers, […]

Illegal Dump Site to be Cleaned

Hooray for Parks on this one folks.

With the Illegal Dumping story from a week back we have been trying to get any agency to answer a few questions and to get a response and cleanup.

After speaking with Mr. Lawrence Majors our “newish” Parks Manager, he is new to our park but […]

GBCares Puts Up Holiday Lights

GBCares has been busy all week putting up the holiday lights we all enjoy along Gerritsen Avenue.

Tonight they finished them off by stringing garland across the Avenue.

GBCares 2009 Holiday Lights Photo Gallery

Here is a letter they sent out last year which asking for donations to help them. […]

Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Meeting Roundup

[The good parts of the meeting]

On Wednesday October 7th (and every first wednesday) the property owners held their meeting in the St. James basement.

It was a normal meeting nothing out of the ordinary. Except here are some things to note.

The Bantry Bar is now a cause for major concern within […]

GBCares Almost Back 100%

GBCares, the organization within the beach responsible for promoting and maintaining a clean environment within Gerritsen Beach, is almost back to 100%. GBCares ran into some trouble back in April when Parks ceased their operations due to a large area of woodchips.

It was not necessarily a good summer for GBCares, The entire summer […]

Update: Gerritsen Beach Gets a Trim

It turns out that NYC Parks didn’t trim Gerritsen Avenue out of the kindness of their hearts. Turns out they had a helpful local hand pushing them.

John Douglas, President of GBCares, convinced Parks, by calling our park manager requesting them to come down and clean the avenue for the GBCares games.

Parks […]

GBCares Container Burglary

Tools being used by Gerritsen Beach Cares volunteers and staff have been stolen from their containers.

The equipment stolen includes: Weed Wackers, a speaker system, other maintenance tools..etc. Totaling a few thousand dollars.

If anyone knows where these tools are or who actually perpetuated the crime please call the 63rd Precinct as soon […]

White Island Meeting Thursday at Cort Club

Alan Maisels office in conjunction with GBCares is holding a meeting (which anyone can attend) this Thursday 7pm at the Cort Club to discuss White Island.

They will be discussing the results of a NYC Parks report analyzing the pollution that is seeping from the original seal of white island.

Residents are […]