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September GBPOA Meeting Roundup

G.G.R.M.M.B.B.R. – Great Gerritsen Round Mau Mau Barrell of Beer Race.

We haven’t done a Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association roundup in a while because there hasn’t been anything to talk about. So here are the cliff notes.

Kiddie Beach is wrapping up the season, congrats to all.

Racoons – are overwhelming some areas of the beach. Especially […]

FEMA is Roaming the Streets of GB Looking to Help You

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) added Brooklyn to their list of areas in need for public assistance after Hurricane Irene hit this past weekend. I saw a pair of FEMA members roaming the streets of GB and here is the run down.

Call 800-621-3362 if you need disaster assistance.


NYC: Mandatory Evacuation of Zone A

Coney, Brighton, Sheepshead are ZONE A. Some of Rockaway is ZONE A but ALL of Rockaway is under Mandatory Evacuation



Plese do not panic. As of now This evacuation does not include Gerritsen Beach

Residents in Zone A are advised to leave their homes before 5pm Saturday. This includes ALL of […]

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

With Hurricane Irene Approaching

Hurricane Irene is approaching and the Vollies would like for you to know the following information

The Vollies will be available in the event a problem may arise you can contact them at 718-332-3333 (emergency) or 718-332-9292 (non emergency). Please continue to check the news for changes in the weather so you may […]

Area Eateries Don’t Post Results

Gerritsen Bagels – B – Issued on 04/13/2011 – Has Grade Pending in Window


(Updated Below)

It has been brought to our attention that a few our area eateries are trying to skirt or are ignorant of the NYC Department of Health Grading System by not displaying their lower than A grades. The […]

NotifyNYC: ALL Beaches Open

All New York City public beaches are now open. For more information call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/doh.

NotifyNYC: Kiddie Beach Water Closed

It seems that the four-alarm fire at the North River wastewater treatment plant finally caught up with us, Kiddie Beach is closed.

Via NotifyNYC Seagate Beach under Advisory. Swimming not recommended. Kidde Gerritsen Closed. Swimming not permitted. Call 311 / visit www.nyc.gov/doh.

As a general rule, health officials view the presence of enterococci […]

Sewage on the Hudson

Oh the irony! Oh the humanity! After all those years of Gerritsen Beach &  Kiddie Beach jokes about getting filled with human waste, now we are clean, and the Hudson has all the crap!

Above is a typical bad day in Brooklyn after an illegal release of sewage from an undisclosed treatment plant…yes, those are Coney […]

Safe and Legal Bicycle Riding

Operation Safe Cycle In late 2010, New York City cyclists began receiving summonses for failure to stop at red lights, reckless operation of a bicycle, and other offenses. The operation has made it’s way from the more dense park slope to our streets.

Avoid an expensive summons follow these laws.

Bicycles are defined as vehicles under […]

DOT Repaired Gain and Hyman Courts

The DOT repaired Gain and Hyman at Seba Avenues today. Which is a confirmation of the city ownership and responsibility of the courts.

Who knows if this was brought on by media pressure. However, The DOT did originally walk away and say a violation would be in the mail to the homeowner, until […]

WPIX: DOT To Residents: ‘Fix Your Own Streets And Sidewalks’


Story here

NYC DOT to Old Section: Pay Up!

Gain Ct and Seba Avenue – In Disrepair

Recently, a resident of the Old Section called 311 to report street damage and a pothole on Gain Ct and Seba Avenue but instead was hit for a sidewalk violation. The circumstances surrounding this story are going to blow your mind.

It’s a known fact […]

Block Party? Did You Apply 90 Days Ago!?

Planning a summertime block party? New city rules require that permit submissions be filed at least 90 days prior to the event. That means individuals and groups hosting July 4th weekend festivals, events, and block parties would of had to submit applications no later than the first couple days of April.

Online Application […]

Anthony Weiner

We don’t usually post political news but Anthony Weiner represents our neighborhood and we should have a discussion about this.

What are your thoughts or even non thoughts? Above is the full video of the press conference (without any talking head political […]