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NYTimes: The Art of Hiding in Plain Sight

Gerritsen Beach, a neighborhood on Brooklyn’s southern shore, is prized by residents for its quiet and off-the-grid seclusion.

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NY Times: As Brooklyn Gentrifies, Some Neighborhoods Are Being Left Behind

In a borough that has become a globally recognized icon of cool, residents are watching the renaissance with resentment and indifference.

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John Samuelsen, TWU president, leads contract talks with MTA

On a rainy mid-December night, transit union president John Samuelsen led hundreds of chanting, whistle-blowing workers on a head-turning march through lower Manhattan.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/john-samuelsen-twu-president-leads-contract-talks-mta-article-1.1001490#ixzz1ixl0aJIf

GB Man / Brenmans Employee Gets “I Survived the Quake Tattoo”

Gerritsen Beach resident gets a I survived the quake tattoo

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/08/25/2011-08-25_tats_all_he_wrote_about_miniquake_ink_artist_finds_at_least_1_taker.html#ixzz1W8T7Gb6b

A Burglar Led Into Temptation by Catholics and Tattoos

Investigators believe that the burglaries at the Knights of Columbus and Wyld Child tattoo shop may have been committed by the same person.

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Brooklyn Teen Busted on Assault Charges After Snowball Barrage.

Thinking about throwing a snow ball this weekend? Look at what the consequences could be.

New York Times: Not Quite a Reporter, but Raking Muck and Reaping Wrath

The New York Times tries to grapple what GerritsenBeach.net is exactly

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No entry: Press barred from Gerritsen Beach meeting

Via Courier Life

The Gerritsen Beach Property Owner’s Association closed its normally public monthly meeting to the press and non-members last week, making good on a promise it made in the wake of a local blogger’s unflattering coverage of the neighborhood.

At last month’s meeting, outraged parents demanded the meetings be closed after local […]

Lacon Court Still a Mess

According to a follow up story from Courier Life, Lacon Court is still a mess.

Residents say the folks running the marina at Lacon Court in Gerritsen Beach are still illegally dumping fill and garbage on the filthy site — which the state ordered to be cleaned up by Nov. 6.

In fact, […]

Endless Halloween Coverage

Gerritsen board prez: Press can stay — for now – Courier Life/Brooklyn Paper/NYPost.com Blame the messenger: Gerritsen Beach wants to unplug website for “unscrewing” the community – Courier Life/Brooklyn Paper/NYPost.com The Halloween blame game – Courier Life/Brooklyn Paper/NYPost.com Community Reacts To Halloween Blog (video) – WPIX Gerritsen Beach Blogger Faces Harrassment – SheepsheadBites

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Additional Halloween Coverage

Local Blog Underfire For Halloween Post – WPIX Teens terrorize Gerritsen Beach during Halloween – NY Post Blog Blasted For Outing Egg & Rock-Throwing Halloween Teens – Gothamist Gerritsen Beach Turns Into Halloween War Zone – Sheepshead Bites Blog bashing! Some Gerritsen Beach residents decry blog that outed their kids’ misdeeds – BrooklynPaper […]

NYPost: Shatter of life & death

The NYPost is reporting that the brand new bus shelters that CemUSA is installing all over the city are spontaneously shattering!

They suspect that cemusa is incorrectly using a 2.75-inch bolt instead of a 3.5-inch bolt which would make the unit more secure.

Gimme shelter from that bus shelter!

Two sparkling […]

Courier Life Picks Up On the Stop Light Being Considered for Gerritsen Avenue

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Our neighborhood downtown Brooklyn based community paper recently picked up on the possibility of a traffic signal on Gerritsen Avenue. Maybe they picked up the story out of thin air because they weren’t at the meeting.

Even though they added nothing to the story at hand, they did add additional exposure – which in the end is good for us.
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The Village Voice calls GerritsenBeach.net one of “Gotham’s Best”

The Village Voice gave a great write up about “18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over”. We at GerritsenBeach.net are humbled by the headline and honored to be included with other great blogs.

The Village Voice

[The Neighborhood Reporter]
Gerritsen Beach
Proprietor: Daniel Cavanagh

Daniel Cavanagh is Gerritsen Beach–born-and-bred, and he knows his deep-Brooklyn neighborhood is a mystery to most of us. Before he started blogging about it at GerritsenBeach.net in 2006, he says, “You’d only know it from its hate crimes, like maybe someone got killed somewhere else, and they’d say they’re from Gerritsen Beach.” He wanted to put out a more well-rounded picture, and show that Gerritsen Beach—and the surrounding south Brooklyn area, in general—is “a nice place with stupid problems, like any other part of the city.”

This he does: If there’s a Lundy’s being refurbished in Sheepshead Bay, or a big tree falls on Noel Avenue, he’s on it. Cavanagh also goes to precinct and community board meetings, and reports on and sometimes posts videos of them, which is a big deal around his way. “Community board meetings suck,” he says. “They’re three or four hours long. People come up to me and say, ‘I can’t go to these meetings—viewing your website and getting the breakdown is easier for me.’ ”

Cavanagh breaks stories: His 2008 coverage of black kids getting hassled on Manhattan Beach during a senior “cut day” at local high schools was followed days later by a story in the Post. He got no credit, though. “It’s their policy,” he shrugs. “I don’t complain a lot. I’m more interested in getting stories that the other papers don’t get.” And sometimes, Cavanagh is the story, as when Nobody Beats the Wiz founder Stephen Jemal came after him for publicizing problems with Jemal’s land development business—and an associate of Jemal’s hacked Cavanagh’s site. The Daily News picked that one up and interviewed Cavanagh.

Cavanagh says he’s “more a photo guy” and is thinking of taking writing courses to hone his journalism skills. We think he’s pretty well honed already. —EDROSO

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Gerritsen Beach Bash

Via Courier Life Police Blotter

A 26-year-old Gerritsen Beach resident had his arm and chest slashed open as he fought off two “acquaintances” on Celeste Court.

The victim said that he was walking down Celeste Court on his way home at 6:50 p.m. on January 11 when a car rolled up.

Inside were three […]