Past 9/11 Ceremonies


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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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Video: Tornado Touchdown at Point

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Update: 6:30 pm Onlookers ready for round 2
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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.

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.

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

(Democrat) Yvette Clarke
(Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Park Slope. )

Yvette Diane Clarke (born November 21, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 11th congressional district, serving since 2007, and the former chair of the United States House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

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(Republican)(Conservative) Daniel Cavanagh

Via SheepsheadBites
Cavanagh is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York’s 9th District. He sought the nomination on the Republican and Conservative Party tickets. He was unopposed in the primary. Served as a special assistant to New York State Senator Marty Golden since 2002. He has been involved in the local community from the age of 13, with the Gerritsen Beach Teen Organization. Cavanagh is the father of GerritsenBeach.net blogger Daniel Cavanagh, III.

 

Caucasus Garden – Dumps Flyers Everywhere in GB

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If you woke up over the weekend to find an annoying foreign language flyer under your windshield your not alone. Caucasus Garden (2715 Avenue U, NY 11229) thought it would be a good idea to hit ALL Gerritsen Beach residents cars over the weekend.

Placing any advertising on a vehicle is not new the law has been on the books since 2003, and says the placement of handbills and other advertisements on the windshield, under windshield wipers, on rear windows, side mirrors, antennas, door handles and other parts of the vehicle body are prohibited.

Fines start at $75 for each handbill, poster, sticker, or other form of advertisement. Therefore, when ten flyers are found on vehicles in a one-block stretch, the distributor can be fined $750. Repeat offenders may subsequently be fined up to $150 for each flyer. Any person or group whose name, telephone numbers, or other identifying information appearing on the handbill will be responsible for the violation and fine. The Environmental Control Board issues all summonses issued in New York City.

When asked, the store said they were allowed to distribute their flyers that way, they really had no idea what was going on. Ignorance of a law or a mistake of law is not a valid defense or excuse.

Call 311 to report it.

Update: because people asked for it. I didn’t have to look very far.

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PS 277 Park Destroyed by the Parks Department

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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.

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Soggy park leaves residents all wet

Since the onset of the summer when the Sprinklers were first turned on, they were rarely turned off for the overnight hours, leaving the water to just sit there with no drainage. Two years ago we first reported on a similar drainage issue at the park. This summer started the same way with the same leaks. However, whatever little drainage there was clogged up and left to pool in the park.

Since the water has no where to go but underneath the rubber mats, the damage, is staggering. Almost every mat is floating and/or broken as children have started to play with them.

We know that PS 277 is the school of marine biology but installing a pond is taking it to a whole new level!

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What it USED to look like in June 2010

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What it USED to look like in June 2010

Breaking: Swimmer Struck By Jet Ski

A woman, was struck by a jet ski at the point Sunday around 5:30 pm leaving a gash on her back. The Jet ski fled the scene.

Jet Skis In Gerritsen Beach from Gerritsen Beach on Vimeo.

UPDATE: No new news on the injury or the jet ski. but EVERYONE at the point is from out of the area and do not respect the waterway.

10th Annual Dan’s 5K Fun Run & Walk: September 15, 2012

10 Years!

Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes “Dan’s 5K Fun Run” for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn

The race will start at 11 a.m. sharp at Gerritsen and Devon Avenue. The course runs to Avenue X to Burnett Street though  the nature trail and back to the finishing line at the Cort Club on Gerritsen Avenue.

This year the run will be in Memory of Joan Gardner and Wynne McCann and in support of all families affected by cancer.

Register now for $20.00
Register on race day (9am-10:45) $25.00
Non-participants $10
Pee-wee race $5.00 (First 150 registered will receive shirts)

Please make checks payable to: Beth Isreal Medical Center

Previous Coverage:

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GB Flyover!

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.

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

(Democrat) Yvette Clarke
(Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Park Slope. )

Yvette Diane Clarke (born November 21, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 11th congressional district, serving since 2007, and the former chair of the United States House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

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(Republican)(Conservative) Daniel Cavanagh

Via SheepsheadBites
Cavanagh is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York’s 9th District. He sought the nomination on the Republican and Conservative Party tickets. He was unopposed in the primary. Served as a special assistant to New York State Senator Marty Golden since 2002. He has been involved in the local community from the age of 13, with the Gerritsen Beach Teen Organization. Cavanagh is the father of GerritsenBeach.net blogger Daniel Cavanagh, III.

 

Gather Inn Again Opens Kitchen

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The gather inn again has opened their kitchen to great reviews. We have yet to try it. Has anyone tried it?

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Bank of New York Buys SSJ Development Tax Liens from City

Not sure what to make of this but the Bank of New York just purchased 950 Tax Leins from the City of New York worth $16,910,848.38.

We should be interested because  of the 950, 6 were from SSJ Development.  SSJ had major plans to turn Danza’s property into condos, lucky GerritsenBeach.net took an interest.

At this point, people may or may not be living on the property legally, boats may or may not be being junked and scrapped on the property, the property is in shambles.

As of right now the leins are worth $171,576.36 and have varying interest rates from 9%-18%

Block Lot Address Property Surcharges Lien Total Interest
8833 1 2433 Knapp St $76,798.10 $3,849.34 $80,836.05 18%
8885 450 17 Lacon Ct $16,673.84 $843.12 $17,705.57 9%
8891 638 Knight Ct $8,074.54 $413.16 $8,676.31 9%
8891 658 Knight Ct $4,146.09 $216.74 $4,551.44 9%
8891 662 Knight Ct $52,241.03 $2621.48 $55,051.12 18%
8891 690 Lacon Ct $4,340.79 $226.47 $4,755.87 9%

Edit: Removed owner SSJ Development from table, removed fees of $188.61 for spacing issues.

NYTimes: The Art of Hiding in Plain Sight

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

Read more at NY Times

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Vollies Celebrate 90 Years of Service

Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department

Via GBFD.net

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is celebrating 90 years of service. According to their website they are in the process of making a 90th year journal and are looking for personal stories and pictures, as well as boosters to be in the journal.

Read more.

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