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Embarrassed Parks Department – Temporarily Shut Down Dr. Johns Playground PS 277 Park for Cleaning

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The embarrassed parks department learned the definition: “It is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.” We were squeaky wheel and we got the parks department to clean up our park. They didn’t do anything about the sprinklers yet. That might be a more involved project.
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The Parks Department did release a statement to news 12 that park plumbers investigated and cleared a blockage in the drainage system last month. Officials say they will follow up immediately to investigate and attempt to clear the drainage line again.

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PS 277 Park Destroyed by the Parks Department

The Parks Department appears to be Back-Clogged

Gerritsen Beach, PS 277 Park aka Dr. Johns Playground, has been destroyed by pure negligence of the Parks Department, they NEVER turned off the sprinklers at the park.

Soggy park leaves residents all wet

Since the onset of the summer when the Sprinklers were first turned […]

Those Signs are Really Working.

We Deserve a First Class Park! Comfort Station Opens

Lew Fidler said it best it is “Not cool to ride dirt bikes over fields and destroy them, not cool to graffiti the bathroom – we deserve a first class park”

This is “Your park, your place, your field, lets keep it beautiful, lets keep it great for this community.”

Parks has said […]

Is this the State of our Uri-nation?

The comfort station soft opened this past weekend and from what we are told the inside has already been vandalized. The bathroom has remained locked since, most likely until they can clean it for the ribbon cutting this Saturday(after the little league parade). Upon inspection the outside door had a good amount of scratchitti but the door […]

Comfort Station is Open

City Councilman Lew Fidler announced today that the long-awaited comfort station, which was built as part of the re-development of Seba Park, has opened, just in time for peak season. Those who visit this state-of-the-art park will now be able to utilize on-site restroom facilities, and will no longer need to cut short […]

Please Stop Tearing up The Fields

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Resurrection Sports is asking for our help from our neighborhood, to help stop the constant tearing up of OUR fields.

Compared to previous years, this year it seems there has been no enforcement from the 61 precinct, 63 precinct or parks police. Every day there are dirt bikes tearing through the streets. […]

For Snow Removal, Gerritsen Beach Labeled: Tertiary

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 […]

A Park Uprooted and Destroyed

Vandals rip up almost a hundred trees back weeds.

This past weekend the Gerritsen Beach ball fields dugout and newly planted trees have been destroyed. Vandals ripped up and tossed around more than a hundred trees. They also severely damaged the dugout bending fence poles completely out of shape.

For those keeping track, they […]

$100,000 Moved to GB to Clean Weeds

Last year, parks cleared a large patch of land across from the library to plant 2,000 plus trees. While clearing the land they discovered a berm of cement and debris. At the time, Parks promised then that they would coordinate with sanitation and just remove the debris. Months later, Parks discovered they didn’t have enough […]

City and Feds Hashing Out Jamaica Bay Agreement

Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg announced along with Ken Salazar the United States Secretary of the Interior, and Judith Enck Regional Administrator of Region 2, the beginnings of a formal legal agreement detailing how the city and federal governments will manage and who will have jurisdiction over the very large Jamaica Bay.

Right now some […]

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.

Seba Park Construction – One Year Later

A little more than one year ago the Seba Avenue Comfort Station construction began. When it is complete we will have: a comfort station, a whole sprinkler are, 16 swings, a extended play area, and a push button crosswalk.

As of today, the comfort station is basically complete a path has been paved, […]

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 […]