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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 […]

George Broadhead Inducted into NY Senate Veterans Hall of Fame


The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Their meritorious service to our nation deserves the special recognition that only a Hall of Fame can provide, as a fitting expression of our gratitude and admiration.

Corporal George Broadhead New York State Resolution

This year Corporal George Broadhead, President of the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners was inducted into the Hall of Fame who Senator Golden selected for induction into the New York State Senate  Veterans  Hall of Fame this year.  Corporal Broadhead, of Gerritsen Beach,  served during the Korean War. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the  Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Naval Unit Citation and campaign awards.

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George Broadhead USMC Korean War, with past years NY State Senate hall of fame honoree's Rubin Pratt USMC vietnam, Ralph Mottola USMC ex POW WWII

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Yellow Light Installation Started – Not Where You Think

Installation has started of the flashing yellow traffic signal that was promised on Gerritsen Avenue. Yesterday, the Department of Transportation, ran the conduit for the power for the poles approximatively 150 feet away from actual intersection of Gerritsen and Channel Avenues.

This effectively kills any chance for a full (red, yellow, green) traffic […]

Pitch In: Kiddie Beach Cleanup to Begin Soon

A clean, family friendly establishment is the aim of the Kiddie Beach Cleanup that will be held Sunday, April 10 and continuing every weekend as part of preparations for opening day.

Cleanup organizer, Diane Sullivan, hopes Gerritsen residents will volunteer some of their valuable time to collect rubbish and help with maintenance. The event is being organised by […]

Prize Bingo Night to Raise Money For Kiddie Beach

The Gerrittsen Beach Property Owners  is holding a Prize Bingo fundraiser for Kiddie Beach Saturday March 26th upstairs at the Knights of Columbus.

Bingo night begins when the doors open at 7 p.m.

March GBPOA Meeting Roundup

Just like the last few meetings (except November) The meeting on March 2nd 2011 Nothing happened. No speakers. No guests. No substantial news. Seriously.

No entry: Press barred from Gerritsen Beach meeting

Via Courier Life

The Gerritsen Beach Property Owner’s Association closed its normally public monthly meeting to the press and non-members last week, making good on a promise it made in the wake of a local blogger’s unflattering coverage of the neighborhood.

At last month’s meeting, outraged parents demanded the meetings be closed after local […]

Gerritsen Beach Community Tree Lighting

Gerritsen Beach residents and business and community members turned out for the annual tree-lighting ceremony at St. James.

The lighting event, on Dec. 11, was a volunteer effort led by the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association. During the ceremony, guests enjoyed a visit from Santa, and music from the Gerritsen Beach Community Marching […]

Property Owners to Close it’s Doors. Possibly For Good.

The next Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association meeting will be closed to the public and only open to A members.

Because the group, which dates back to 1922, has never received public funding and is not a non-profit, it can legally close their meetings. However, actions speak louder than words. The group acts and […]

October GBPOA Meeting Roundup: PS 277 Crossing Guard Edition

The October Gerritsen Beach Property Owners meeting was all about the PS 277 crossing guards But first it began with a couple of candidates running for office.

First up was Mike DiSanto who is running against Marty Golden:

Then we have Bob Turner who is running against Anthony Weiner

This is where we would usually give you the report on what the 61 reports back to the community. But the 61 has decided that they are disallowing anyone from filming them at meetings they attend. There was a bit of hullabaloo as most did not care either way but the 61 refused.
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Gerritsen Beach 9/11 Memorial Video

Gerritsen Beach 9/11 Memorial


Tribute in Light - From Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach paid their respects to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 yesterday at Larry Veling Field. The memorial went well into the dark with everyone sharing stories, tears, and prayers.

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GBPOA September Meeting Roundup

The only real news from the September Property Owners meeting was that State Senator Marty Golden stopped by after a small absence from our area.

He announced lots of upcoming events and services. He discusses the caution light, street repair, and GBCares uncertain future.

Check out the video above. […]

Traffic Signal Approved for Channel and Gerritsen Avenue

A 50 + year battle to get a traffic signal at Channel Avenue has come to an end – thanks to the Gerrittsen Beach Property Owners and State Senator Marty Golden.

State Senator Martin J. Golden is today announcing that he has received notification from the Department of Transportation that a flashing yellow […]

Beacon Update and How to Park on A Dead End

After Beacon Court received dozens of parking violations for wrong way parking. Many people were angry and contacted GerritsenBeach.net who put the residents in touch with the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Assocation and Lew Fidlers office. After our story and subsequent phone calls the Property Owners personally invited the members of Beacon Court […]