Red Boxes are Expansion Plans
Seba Avenue Skate Park is expanding again.Parks recently held a meeting at Councilman Lew Fidlers office with George Broadhead of the Property Owners and John Douglas of GBCares. They were invited to see the new plans and offer their input.
We will be getting a new general asphalt […]
For the last several months residents of Noel Avenue have been contacting the city via 311 about a utility pole. Despite months of calls the pole came crashing down damaging property.
The utility pole had been sagging and the wires it supported were slowly dropping. It gotten so bad that neighbors would have […]
Dr. Johns Playground (PS 277 Playground) has been gushing water onto Gerritsen Avenue all summer.
If you watch the video above – you can see that if the park’s sprinklers are on the water then the Gerritsen Avenue entrance to the playground is flooded. Somehow the main drain next to the sprinklers never […]
Let’s dive in a little bit more and present more facts about Millennium Development / Bergen Basin Community Development Corp.
Let make this clear: We are not saying these groups are bad or have done anything wrong. However, if they are prepping to come into the community and are already here we should […]
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 […]
High Weeds at Seba
A couple of weeks ago around June 12th, the Parks Department came in and trimmed the weeds on Gerritsen Avenue. For the most part they did a good job, they took their huge tractors and basically just did a straight line from 277 to Seba Avenue Park. As you […]
The Avenue across from the library is the site of a planned planting of 2,000 tress and 500 shrubs by the NYC Parks Natural Resource Group
If you haven’t noticed the huge brown piles of dead weeds and trees on the avenue this is whats been going on. The parks department came in […]
Parks chasing down Paintballers – Nov 07
I think it is safe to say Gerritsen Beach has an interesting relationship with NYC Parks Department. You would know this if you ever walked your dog, flown an R/C airplane, volunteered for GBCares, went for a walk or even more heavy handed like: built/dug a […]
Parks Employee with a Chainsaw RUN!!!!!!!!
You may have noticed a difference in the weeds across from the library. The Parks Department came in today to clear out non-native invasive trees for a scheduled planting in October. They plan on planting 2000 native trees and 500 native shrubs.
They have been spraying the […]
There was a recent meeting about White Island – This is What is Happening with Mau Mau Now
Lets backtrack a little bit with this project and clarify that are two separate projects with White Island Mau-Mau area going on right now. One is the White Island project which is a New York […]
GBCares in cooperation with local mural artist Joe Indart have created an artful message to help curb litter, ATV’s and dogs!
Joe Indart is no stranger to Gerritsen Beach he has also painted the mural at marine pharmacy, the PS 277 wall, the Larry Veilng scoreboard, a sign for Ice Cream U Scream, […]
Shortly after the illegal dumping story GerritsenBeach.net posed the question of the security of the gates. After all it was most likely how someone would be able to drive a vehicle with a dumpster back there. We were able to find out that the locks have not been changed for a good number […]
GBCares is giving away trees in conjunction with the MillionTreesNYC program.
Although GBCares did not respond in time for this story to go to press. According to the MillionTreeNYC Program the Trees can be planted on private properties such as front and backyards, commercial properties, community gardens and faith-based centers.
If you want […]
Hooray for Parks on this one folks.
With the Illegal Dumping story from a week back we have been trying to get any agency to answer a few questions and to get a response and cleanup.
After speaking with Mr. Lawrence Majors our “newish” Parks Manager, he is new to our park but […]
All of the removed Seba Avenue Park benches that were being removed off their bases have FINALLY been secured. A couple of weeks ago a contractor came in and secured the benches with new bolts and actual cement.
The benches that were stolenfor keg parties were also FINALLY removed.