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Flu Shots: Councilman Lew Fidler

Councilman Lew Fidler in conjunction with Beth Israel/ Kings Highway Hospital is pleased to offer FLU SHOTS

To his constituents, free of charge

Thursday, October 11th – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 15th – 10:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 26th – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 31st – 3:00 p.m. to […]

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


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.

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.

I have more parks related stories coming.
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Better Know A District: 11 Yvette Clarke

Via Gothamist Watch Stephen Colbert Learn About Slavery In Brooklyn (Facts Not Included)

Copy and Paste Magic from “Gerritsen Beach and the House of Representatives NY9“:

Come November 6th we are going to have two choices for our Representative to the house.

(Democrat) Yvette Clarke (Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect […]

Gerritsen Beach and the House of Representatives NY9

In short, Anthony Weiner held NY9, until Bob Turner was elected in September 2011 to complete the term of Democrat Anthony Weiner, who had resigned. Then NY was completely redrawn, eliminating Bob Turner.

Come November 6th we are going to have two choices for our Representative to the house.

(Democrat) Yvette Clarke (Brownsville, Crown Heights, East […]

GB Resident is The Voice of the Crosswalks

Dennis Ferrara of Brooklyn, a Transportation Department employee, and Gerritsen Beach resident, provides the authentic New York voice for many “accessible pedestrian signals” aiding the visually impaired.

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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% […]

Those Signs are Really Working.

Senator Golden Announces Re-Election Campaign

The folloing is a press release from Friends of Marty Golden


April 18, 2012


Brooklyn – Saying that “Albany is turning around,” State Senator Marty Golden today announced his plans to seek re-election to represent the 22nd District in the New York State Senate as the […]

Fidler Running for Krugers Seat, Seddio Running for Fidlers

Councilman Lew Fidler is running for disgraced Carl Kruger seat in the 27th Senate District. As of 2012 we in Gerritsen Beach are not represented by the 27th district, but the 22nd district Marty Golden. However, Fidler currently represents us in the city council and his term is ending.

Acording to PolitickrNY, […]

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.

Yellow Painted Curbs are a $250 Fine

Parking is an issue everywhere, a quick search for parking on GerritsenBeach.net found notes being left on cars,  illegal driveways, lots of cones, and the retaliation you get for moving a cone. Now the issue has come up of Yellow Curbs (above).

Everyone was reminded at the last GBPOA meeting that: anyone with a yellow painted curbs, […]

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 […]

61 Precinct Ready and Willing are We? Prepping for a Gerritsen Beach Halloween

At last night’s 61 precinct community council meeting the 61 Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas flat out asked for our assistance to prevent another dangerous Halloween in Gerritsen Beach.

As explained at the meeting, the 61 precinct does not want Halloween to go down like it did last year. Councilman Lew […]

Bob Turner is our New Congressman

Bob Turner, a Queens businessman, defeated David Weprin winning the 9th Congressional District by a margin of more than eight percent (with 84 percent of districts counted just after midnight).

Statement From David Weprin

I just called Bob Turner to congratulate him on a well-fought campaign. He will now have the honor of […]

9/11 Memorial Plaza

A big thanks to Frankie who was kind enough to send us some of the Gerritsen Beach victims of 9/11 at the new memorial plaza.