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Senior Cut Day a Bust at Area Beaches

Manhattan Beach is just as interesting as Gerritsen Beach. They are a community that wanted to ban “thugs” from “their” beach, Ban Barbecuing,  then they divided with two civic groups, they even sued themselves,  but nothing tops the “Bias Beach Bust” where Cops barred black teens from using a public beach in response […]

Manhattan Beach: Beachside Patrol to Close by January 1st

Manhattan Beach’s private security force Beachside Patrol is set to dissolve on January 1st, after 39 years serving the Manhattan Beach community.

It’s being closely followed by SheepsheadBites, who sums it up with “Money, Politics At Heart Of Beachside Patrol Problems“.

As we covered last year, an election dispute Manhattan Beach literately […]

September Meeting Schedules with a Extra Special Guest

Here are the local meetings that are coming up. The Sheepshead Bay Plumb Beach Civic Association has invited STEPHEN JEMAL of SSJ Development to discuss his development on Knapp St. That should be an interesting meeting if he shows up. I should go and meet him.

Sheepshead Bay Plumb Beach Civic Association, September […]

Case Dismissed in Manhattan Beach Incident.

Remember way back in June when civil rights died in Manhattan Beach? Yeah, I really don’t remember either but either way, there is an update to the story.

To quickly recap, On senior cut day in June cops were turning kids away from Manhattan Beach and sending them elsewhere, Gene Beradelli,  Sheepshead Bay/Plumb […]

Manhattan Beach Video

Although the situation is long over here is a news piece that aired on cbs.

61st Precinct Community Meeting Report

Photo Gallery

I attended the 61 precinct community council meeting last night and I am glad to say that it wasn’t boring. At the same time, the meeting wasn’t an uproarious mess, it was actually quite smooth.

This meeting was the first 61st precinct meeting to take place since “Civil Rights are Dead […]


Via Ny Post

June 12, 2008 — Cops barred black teens from using a public beach in a predominantly white community, a Brooklyn lawyer claims – adding that when he tried to get the youths in, officers arrested him.

Gene Berardelli told The Post he was cuffed, thrown in a squad car, put in […]

Civil Rights are Dead in Manhattan Beach


We all remember Manhattan Beach right? They have had more of their fair share of crazy news but the flow of this crazy news doesn’t seem to ever stop.

I know some of you hate me for even bringing up Manhattan Beach on this site, but I have to say, some really important stuff going outside our little world. Think of Horton hears a who.

Friday, June 6th was senior cut day for some local schools, and then they head down to Manhattan Beach for a day of sun and fun, but the past two years have been anything but fun. Last year there was the infamous email from Dr. Ron calling beachgoers “thugs”. This year in anticipation of the return of the “thugs”, the residents have been demanding all year for a plan addressing “Senior Cut Day” and all that comes with it.

Well Senior Cut came and it did not go well for beachgoers their civil rights went out the window. Before I get to that really big news. Here is what I personally saw.

Civil Rights are Dead in Manhattan Beach

Knowing senior cut day was Friday. I made sure to at least make an effort to get down there and catch the “thugs” in action. On my way down to Manhattan Beach I had heard that Gene Berardelli, Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic’s attorney, was arrested for disorderly conduct. I was surprised, mainly because this is a guy who sits on the 61 PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL and I couldn’t see him getting arrested.

With this in mind I headed to the beach.

Continue reading Civil Rights are Dead in Manhattan Beach





South Brooklyn Civic Alliance Forming

To better represent south Brooklyn, a larger group representing all of the groups involved is forming. It will be called the South Brooklyn Civic Alliance. It is being organized by Marine Park and Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civics.

More information on this as it comes.

Here is the list of civics that are invited to join:


Manhattan Beach First Political Casualty “Beachside Patrol”?

The Manhattan Beach “BeachSide Patrol” is a private security force that patrols the quiet Manhattan Beach streets. At a cost of $400 a year residents can opt-in for its protective services. Resident usually call the patrol if they don’t feel it necessary to call 911.

After Manhattan Beach split into two groups, Beachside […]

Bay News: Nelson in Bizarre Cyber Spat

Hey look at that we made the paper over this whole Manhattan Beach and Mike Nelson craziness.

Looks like Gary Buiso and the Bay News is the only paper with all of the facts straight.

Here is the Article (Warning: PDF Link)

Mike Nelson and Brooklyn View say “Blog Rumors are not true”

Blog Rumors Are Not True? Really?

Just to let everyone know, there are TWO sites in our part of Brooklyn where people can go and get news, GerritsenBeach.net and Sheepshead Bay Civics site and forum at SBPCivic.org.

If you have been following, Councilman Mike Nelson’s former deputy chief of staff Robert Varley recently […]

Update: Fatal Motorcycle Crash Right Outside Kingsborough Campus

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Youzdjan Bekir aka “Eugene” aka “Ozcan” was leaving school at about 12:40 when he ran into an automobile attempting to make a left hand turn onto Irwin Street.

In the most recent Bay News (I would have a link here but the site is broken), the two Manhattan Beach Organizations joined […]

Councilman Mike Nelson’s Former Deputy Chief of Staff Wants Apology, for Posting on Forums for Nelson, then Being Outed by Nelson.

Every politician has his enemies; Councilman Mike Nelson apparently has a lot and keeps piling up more.

It recently was exposed on the SBPBCivic.org forums that Councilman Mike Nelson, had his former Deputy Chief of Staff Robert Varley post to various websites including this site under the guise of City Insider. Every post […]