Past 9/11 Ceremonies


2008


2010


2011


Floyd Bennett Field 2007

Tomorrow 9/11 Ceremonies

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In time for the Gerritsen Beach & Marine Park 9/11 Ceremonies, the area around Larry Veling field has been spruced up.

Our area is holding two ceremonies to remember 9/11:

Marine Park at 6:00pm presented by Senator Golden
Gerritsen Beach at 7:00pm at Larry Veling Field
Below is some before and after shots

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GB Flyover!

44 Noel About to Collapse


Back on Easter Sunday, 44 Noel caught fire. Since then it appears that  has been done to repair or secure the house. In May the neighbors were worried about the house collapsing, and caught video of people going in and out.

Currently, that same house is in immediate danger of collapsing.

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

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Remember to Keep Your Doors Locked!

This video was taken on April 9 2012 @ 4:08 AM on Melba Court this guy walks down the block checking car doors untill he finds one that is unlocked.

In this case items in the car were stolen.

44 Noel – Becoming a Problem for the Neighbors

The home at 44 Noel is becoming a problem for neighbors who are seeing the problems on the property add up.

“It’s just ridiculous,” said one resident who did not want to be identified. “We now have people from all parts of the neighborhood feeding the stay cats, but they are feeding everything that walks by!”

“Teenagers come and go when they please and now they’re just spraying the graffiti inside, all over the place,” said the neighbor, who is ultimately worried about another fire or collapse of a large satellite dish. “The kids are using it as a hangout, they went in through a crawlspace and opened the door.”

The neighbor has tried, unsuccessfully, to complain to 911, call 311, catch the kids in the act and speak with the people feeding the wild animals.

“It’s pretty frustrating because we can’t get the owner to properly secure the property.”

Much of the vandalism has happened over the past six months, but has made a stronger presence over the past two weeks. The neighbor says not uncommon to see graffiti splashed on walls and vacant homes in this area, but now it has become personal.

The property does have a “FULL VACATE ORDER ON IT”

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 they will be there each day to open and close the comfort station. Also that they will be stopping to check the building during the day.

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Play Ball! Opening Day for Gerritsen Beach Little League

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The Gerritsen Beach Little League marched down Gerritsen Avenue to Larry Veling Field Saturday for the annual Opening Day ceremony.

The Gerritsen Beach Little League is staffed by volunteers who donate their time to coach, or serve on the Little League Board of Directors.

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Comfort Station is Open

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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 their time at the park when nature calls.

In recent years, Councilman Fidler has allocated a total of $2.33 million to Seba Park to fund the skate park, tot lot, state-of-the-art playground and its subsequent expansion, and comfort station.

A symbolic ribbon cutting will take place at the Gerritsen Beach Little League opening day ceremony on Saturday, April 21st.

Councilman Fidler stated, “I am pleased that our Seba Avenue comfort station will be open in time for the little league baseball season. Certainly, our little leaguers….and their parents and siblings….will all get some welcome relief knowing that it is there. I have always said that Gerritsen Beach is entitled to first class facilities, and this is just part of keeping that promise. If folks can recall 11 years ago, Seba Park was a rubble strewn lot and nothing more. It is now a truly terrific neighborhood park and with the addition that is coming soon, will be even better. These are your tax dollars at work, and I am pleased to have worked with Assemblyman Maisel, Gerritsen Beach Property Owners’ Association, Gerritsen Beach Cares and others to have gotten this done for Beach residents.”

 

 

For further information contact:

Councilman Lew Fidler’s District Office at (718) 241-9330

Breaking: Fire on 44 Noel

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8:58AM Report of children inside

Assign Squad and Rescue on box due to numerous calls

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Breaking: Deadly Building Collapse 40 Frank Ct

Upper portion of 40 Frank Ct(Department of Buildings) fell off foundation 4 workers injured. 1 Critically. A 25-year-old construction worker has died at Lutheran Hospital as a result of his injuries.

The Department of Buildings officials are investigating whether the work was being done in compliance with the permit.

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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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Ragamuffin Parade

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Via GBFD.net

Thanksgiving day, The Gerritsen Beach Fire Department held their Annual Ragamuffin parade for the families and children of Gerritsen Beach. Santa, costumed Vollies, and the Gerritsen Beach Marching Band escorted many families who walk behind to get their chance to see Santa. The last stop is the Vollies Blue Star Mothers Hall where Santa meets and greets the children.

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More pictures are up at GBFD.net, there are lots of funny screaming kid pictures.

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