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Snow Coming: Clear Fire Hydrants

Fire at 77 Bevy Court

With another possible snow storm coming the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is urging everyone to clear fire hydrants on your block and to keep them clear as much as possible during the storm.

If you remember exactly one year ago there was a Devastating fire at 77 Bevy […]

Happy New Year

Dear residents of gerritsen beach both near and far. GerritsenBeach.net would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We had an interesting year to say the least.

Show Us Your Lights!

Lights go Up On Gerritsen Avenue

We’ve already seen some around and we’re not sure if they’ve been up all year or just since early November. We’re talking about Christmas lights and we want to feature photos of decorated homes and holiday yard displays around Gerritsen Beach.

Whether your home features traditional white […]

Good Bye Papa Lee – from the Leone’s

Longtime resident and community activist, Joseph D. Leone, suffered a massive heart attack and after two days of hospitalization, he succumbed in the presence of his loving and loyal family, on September 28th 2010. These are the comments and eulogy the family would like to to share with the community that showed “Papa” Leone love.

Good Bye Papa Lee – Written by Joe Leone, Jr.

On September 28, 2010 my dad Joe Leone passed away. Six years ago I was a Vice President and Tax Manager for the Bank of New York. I left a full time job because I knew my father was aging and needed my help with his business, of which I had helped him with since I was 14 years old, over 40 years now. Despite the financial hardship it would cause her and I, fortunately, my beautiful wife Cindy was loving enough to understand what I needed to do. It was the best decision of my life because I was able to work with and spend the last six years of my life with him. Previous to that, when I was working at the Bank, I rarely saw him once a month and also on Holidays. In His Loving Memory, I vow to continue his Tax and Accounting business for this community. My new associate will be handling the insurance and annuity part.

For those of you that didn’t make the Funeral Mass, the Eulogy which was done by nephew Josh is below.

Continue reading Good Bye Papa Lee – from the Leone’s

Gerritsen Beach: What Will You Do About It?

The question begs: “What Will You Do About it now?”.

Here is our short list.

Call 311 to complain to the Mayor You can call demand answers from the 61 and 63 precincts. 61 Precinct Community Affairs: (718) 627-6847 63 Precinct Community Affairs: (718) 258-4444

The 61st Precinct Community Council meets next Wednesday […]

Retaliation is Alive and Well in Gerritsen Beach over Comments

It has come to our attention that commenters who choose to comment with their real-names on the website are being targeted by local leadership for making comments.

Those being targeted are the ones who expressed concern over White Island. They are essentially being harassed. These people have received phone calls, been emailed, and approached over […]

NYC Animal Care & Control Runs Out of Food

The New York City shelter system is in desperate need of food donations for both dogs and cats. Budget cuts and an increase in stray and abandoned animals has created a crisis for these pets desperately searching for a home. FOAR board member and owner of Petropolis NYC Tazz Latifi has worked out […]

Letters Being Sent out In GB.net Name

It was brought to GerritsenBeach.net’s attention this past weekend that the Vollies received a letter from GerritsenBeach.net requesting meeting minutes from 2005-present.

GerritsenBeach.net did not send the letter and has declined “our own” request.

We have already gave a heads up to most of the community organizations to let them know […]

Batten Down the Hatches

The Point in the March Storm

Storm In March – Photo Gallery

A severe weather warning has been issued for the Tri State area. As of 12:pm the forecast at Kennedy International Airport is predicting 3 to 6 inches (with a potential of higher numbers) of rain with heavy winds up to […]

Joe Leone Passed Away

Longtime resident and community activist, Joseph D. Leone, suffered a massive heart attack and after two days of hospitalization, he succumbed in the presence of his loving and loyal family, on September 28th.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gloria St. John, their children, Joe, Darlene, Gloria and Bobby, many grandchildren and […]

Found Dog: Siberian Husky

Coming in via Email

We found a Female Siberian Husky up at the fields. She’s small, I think young (about 9 months if I had to guess). Blue eyes but right eye has a brown patch in it. We will take care of her until owner is found.


Public Service Announcment: White Island

Censorship. Sound Familiar?

Mau Mau

We have been trying to get more information on White Island (Mau Mau) to let our readers know EXACTLY what is going on and we are being ignored by GBCares, who held all of the meetings regarding White Island over the past year or two. After multiple phone calls, emails, face to face requests, a snail mailed request, and a public plea – we have been ignored.

But then we found this uplifting quote:

Some might think that because the newsletter is so good and filled with so much relevant and factual information, these people are using it to learn and inform others. But this is just not true. These people have something to hide, so they don’t want the general public to know the truth so that they can decide what their concerns or opinions might be.

That quote came from a GBCares Newsletter in 1998 referencing the war they had with the Property Owners. What happens when you substitute newsletter with website in that quote?

We cannot help but notice the massive amounts of irony after reading their article (below) and we know some will ask us “Why even release this?”.

Let’s quote GBCares since they said it best, in that 1998 Newsletter.

If you don’t know the truth, you can’t make an informed or educated decision, or even have an intelligent opinion on the issues that affect us all. This has to change and is changing, thanks to the many different people who are fighting the uphill battle to properly express the views of the entire community.

Well Said! We will warn you, you will have to strap in and READ. It should take all of 2 minutes.

Here is what we found:
Continue reading Censorship. Sound Familiar?

Apologies: White Island Meeting Minutes Denied

GerritsenBeach.net is again issuing an apology to our readers who were expecting to get an update on what is currently going on a with White Island.

Since May, We have been trying to get the meeting minutes from the White Island meetings and any information on White Island from GBCares. We requested this […]

Happy 4th Birthday to GerritsenBeach.net

It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 years since GerritsenBeach.net burst onto the scene. ‘Burst” might be a bit of an exaggeration since it really took 18 months or so of me talking to myself and few others (I know some of you are out there) before we really started to take […]