Lost Cat Found

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Simba, the lost cat, has been found in a nearby garage! This continues our 100% return record of the website.

Wanted: Lost Cat

I live in the New section on Devon and Aster Court. My cat Simba went missing last night. He is not a street cat. He does not go out. He was down at my parents house last night and I went to go get him and he must have slipped out the door. It is now 7 AM I have been up all night looking for him. Not sure if he got out and someone found him and took him or if he is roaming. I am sure he is Very Scared.

I am so Heartbroken right now. His name is Simba he is an orange peach color long haired cat. 646-346-0748

GB Flyover!

Issues at the Devon Avenue Bulkhead


The other night some boats were broken into off of Devon Avenue. Fishing supplies and other things were also stolen. That area needs to be monitored more closely because in addition, the area is covered in graffiti and some of it is offensive.

It would be nice if the neighbors and police could monitor and patrol this area. We cannot tolerate boat break ins and graffiti covered areas such as this.



G.B. Loses 5.1% in 2010 Census

Check out the Map Here

Population in 2010: 5,226
Change since 2000: -5.1%

Type – Share of pop. – Change from 2000

Whites  88% -10%
Blacks 0% +11%
Hispanics 7% +53%
Asians 3% +204%
Native Americans
Multi Racial 1% +12%
Other 0% -75%

Memorial Day In Gerritsen Beach



Expect Construction Soon.


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The former home of Whitney Avenue pharmacy (2402 Gerritsen Avenue) has been approved for the construction of a new development. They are building two additional floors, keeping the first floor commercial.

The new address will be the newly created 2227 Plumb 2nd Street. Download the Whitney Avenue Plans

The listed parties:

Dorothy Elefterakis – Mortgage Holder


For Snow Removal, Gerritsen Beach Labeled: Tertiary

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With this first real impeding snow storm approaching the city I went to check on the map of street clasifacation. The sanitation department as part of pre-season preparations, street categories are reviewed and updated in accordance with the DSNY Public Street Snow Removal Classification criteria.

When you look at our area map you see a HUGE glaring yellow spot. We are third in line to get any attention.

Hopefully, this is the way it has always been. Hopefully, everything will we will see the same plowing as previous years. I just hope that last years storm is forcing us to be an afterthought. On second thought all we do have a lot of sanitation employees that live here

PRIMARY STREET – Any street that is:
A main traffic artery, main thoroughfare or a lifeline street such as highways, expressways, drives or bridges;
Feeder approaches to, and exits from bridges, tunnels, ferries, highways, airports;
All bus routes, private and city owned;
Streets which have located upon them facilities such as fire houses, police stations, hospitals, nursing homes, newspaper
plants, fuel distribution depots, transportation terminals, and schools;
All streets within CONCENTRATED food-produce, industrial, financial, theatrical-amusement, shopping, hospital or maritime (passenger and freight) areas;
All Snow Emergency Streets so designated by the Department of Transportation.

SECONDARY STREET – Any street that is:
Reasonably heavily trafficked but not a primary street;
Used as an alternate route for a primary street;
The short length of residential area streets that feed into primary streets;

TERTIARY STREETS – All other streets not heavily trafficked and not considered primary or secondary streets, including, but not limited to dead-end streets.

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City Paints STOP lines all over New Section


It started on Aster Ct but now every block in the new section is getting stop lines. The NYC DOT painted the outline of stop lines on every block.

Crossings Painted on Aster Court


We have no idea what makes Aster court special; but today the Department of Transportation painted stop lines and Crossings at every intersection of Aster Court.

Ice Cream U Scream Set to Close at End of Month


Gerritsen Beach Residents are Sad to See Ice Cream U Scream Close

Owners George and Patti Smyth made the announcement on facebook the other day. Instantly customers started to leave comments of support on their facebook page. Everyone said they were sad to see one of their favorite places go.

They are set to close by the end of the year.

Channel Avenue Construction Was it a Mistake?


Recently the Department of Transportation ripped up the top layer asphalt on Channel Avenue below Dictum Ct. (http://g.co/maps/9gs8p) it seemed odd as ALL of channel was marked for street repair. That was a few weeks ago and now there is a rumor floating around that DOT made a mistake. The story is that when the DOT was asked by residents, workers and (possibly) a supervisor had told them they had made a mistake. That they were supposed to do the “C” court (Celeste) not the “C” (Channel) avenue. They elaborated adding that there is no money to have this repaired quickly and left.

We reached out to DOT for comment specifically asking about this project and the possibility of a mistake. Although a mistake was not specifically denied it was addressed: “DOT is milling and resurfacing Channel Avenue from Celeste Court past Ebony Court, which is the project that was scheduled. It is not uncommon to repave specific sections of a roadway. The repaving part of the project is scheduled for next week.”

I only mention the rumor, because it is entirely possible for a mistake to happen, the more information about an issue that is out there the better. If there is any truth to the mistake rumor we may never find out.


Sinkhole Forming at Dictum and Allen


There is a massive sinkhole forming at Dictum and Allen. It started a few months ago when the fire hydrant started leaking and now day by day the drop is growing.


Wind Damage


Last night’s wind knocked over this tree on Plumb 1st

No Parking: Channel Ave


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