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$100,000 Moved to GB to Clean Weeds

Last year, parks cleared a large patch of land across from the library to plant 2,000 plus trees. While clearing the land they discovered a berm of cement and debris. At the time, Parks promised then that they would coordinate with sanitation and just remove the debris. Months later, Parks discovered they didn’t have enough […]

Breaking: Body Found at Point

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A body has been found at the point

On Thursday, August 18, 2011 at approximately 0725 hours, police officers responded to calls of a body in the water at 3078 Gerritsen Ave within the confines of the 63 precinct. Upon arrival, officers discovered a M/W/28 unconscious and unresponsive on the shore of the location. EMS responded and pronounced the aided DOA. There are no arrests at this time, ME will determine the cause of death and investigation is ongoing.

Update 11:45AM From information gathered at the scene.

Both the stabbing at channel avenue and body at the point are related incidents.

There was a bar fight involving two brothers and another group that spilled into the streets. One brother was stabbed near Everett avenue and collapsed across the street in the weeds. He was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition. The other brother was stabbed and found DOA at the point.

Update 12:20PM Police are waiting on a warrant for a person of interest on 3609 Filmore Ave between 36 and 37th

Update 2:00pm The internet has identified the body as Timothy Murray and the stabbing victim as Ryan Murray.

Update 5:00pm The 63 has arrested someone in connection with the stabbing. A warrant was issued for Samuel Edison.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Warning: The below picture may be graphic for some.

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“Back Weeds” Facebook Launches Scavanger Hunt

The Back Weeds Facebook is inviting people to walk back weeds for a scavenger hunt to find specially designed T-Shirts hidden back weeds.

The facebook fan page, The Back Weeds, launched the scavenger hunt on Facebook wall last Wednesday and is soon launching a dedicated website. .

To take part in the contest […]

ATV Crackdown

This past weekend police from the 61 and 63 precincts came down to crackdown on ATV’s back weeds and on the street. This enforcement came as a result of all the recent attention to the Radio Controlled Society of Marine Park.

At least one community member said “It’s about time…they [the riders] are […]

Please Stop Throwing Rocks

As much as it pains GerritsenBeach.net to bring it up: All weekend long kids were throwing rocks at people, buses and cars again from Seba Avenue Park.

One resident even tried to reason with the kids:

Tonight I was at the skate park…a group of teenagers ages ranging 13-15 were throwing […]

Radio Controled Society: “Where Are Your Children”?

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There is an dangerous battle being fought Back Weeds at the airplane field. It’s being fought between the Radio Controlled Society of Marine Park (RCSMP) and local “rock throwing” kids.
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A Forest Grows in Gerritsen Beach

Over the weekend, the Parks Department along with 130 Volunteers planted about 2,000 trees and 500 shrubs across from the library.

The trees planted were organized into research plots to allow scientists to study the ecological effects and benefits of urban trees. In the coming years, researchers will analyze soil nutrients, soil […]

Parks Clears HUGE Area of Weeds to Make Way for New Forest

2,000 Trees and 500 Shrubs will be making it’s way across from the Library next month.

Parks has been busy KILLING everything in sight very quickly over the last few months to make way for their new forest. They have been even bringing away large debris

Maybe Back Weeds will be called The […]

Our Green Monster Needs to Be Torn Down

The GB Green Monster – May be finally cleaned up!

The vines and weeds along the soccer field fence have gotten a bit out of control.

At the most recent Property Owners meeting the vines and overgrown weeds on the soccer field fence were discussed with State Senator Marty Golden.

The Senator intends […]

Dead Animals After West Nile Spraying

The morning after the West Nile Spraying, reports started to come in of dead animals on the weeds side. Specifically a crow and rat.

Many believe that these animals and possibly many more died as a result of the spraying.

To be fair, the correlation of these events does not imply causation. […]

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

A Slow Day – Only Two Buses

It has to be said.

Garbage! Garbage! Garbage! Enough with the Garbage.

Despite artful messages the Gerritsen Avenue Soccer Fields are filthy! Why? Because our fields are growing more and more popular during the week with Day Care Camps. They come in by the busload and […]

The Point These Days

A picture of the Point from Saturday July 3rd of all “outsiders” bringing in Jet Ski’s, BBQ’s, and parties.

What’s wrong with this? Well it’s not really a beach that has lifeguards. We as a community do not need someone that can’t swim drown or hit by a Jet Ski. Which there […]

Quad Crazies

Coming in Via Email: by George

I was at the beach on the 4th of July shooting photos of the water jets (Just testing a new 5D I have) to see the water splashes and fun people were having. I came across a couple of people who asked me to take shots of […]

Another Incident at Seba Avenue Park – Gun?

There have been numerous reports floating around the comments here and Facebook about an incident yesterday in Seba Avenue Park.

The incident was that either one or multiple kids from out of the beach tried to intimidate a Beach kid out of his cell phone and there may or may not have been […]

ATV’s Damage Gerritsen Avenue Parkland

This week, next to the brand new Olga’s Garden is a very large area literally destroyed by Quad/ATV tracks.

This is a disgrace to the neighborhood and destroys the arguments that local Quad and Dirt Bike riders have brought up on Comments and various meetings.

The only way to stop this is if […]