Some sailboats broke free in sheepshead bay some of which sunk.
Some sailboats broke free in sheepshead bay some of which sunk.
D’Amato’s father, George D’Amato Sr., told the Post his son “had minor scrapes with the law, nothing serious.” He added: “I am retired law-enforcement myself. I know what it’s like. I can’t blame the officer. He did what he had to do.”
There is a Facebook group named “R.I.P. George!” up with friends exchanging kind words of remembrance.
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[The Plumb Beach Rest Stop is covered in used condoms]
Last August, as in last year, the National Park Service arrested & summonsed about 80 men for sex related crimes(either propositioning, in the act, etc.).
The NPS conducted undercover operations to entrap proposition people. Apparently it worked well.
In the process they also snagged a few fishermen, whom were there after hours, in the month long sweep whom are now in the process of defending themselves in court. There were many others who just paid a fine and/or accepted a deal.
Just to put this whole thing in perspective. The arrests may have something to do with the threat that the National Parks Service would lose its funding in our area. So to justify their existence they arrested more people in on month than they did all of the previous year.
Hopefully everyone there will all sing kumbaya when the Michael Sandy Memorial is erected.
Michael Sandy, a gay man, who died after Anthony Fortunato, John Fox, and Ilya Shurov lured him to the plumb beach rest stop to steal his money, is now going to get some sort of tombstone like memorial at the rest stop.
According to SheepheadBites, CB 15 voted unanimously to approve this memorial.
The plumb beach rest stop area is run by federal, state and city agencies. All of which do not want the responsibility of stopping the area from washing out to sea. The whole area is being held together by sandbags.
I’m not sure how this is possible. NYC Parks commissioner Spegial whom(im assuming) would be the one agency to have the final say if the memorial gets erected, has gone on record as saying: “Parks should not be named after dead people” and “Parks are not cemeteries… no memorials allowed”.
That should be good news for us here in Gerritsen Beach, all of our tombstone like memorials in Larry Veiling field should be approved in no time. After all those people we memorialized died from the largest hate crime in history — 9/11.
In protest of the DOE planning on closing our area schools the United Federation of Teachersâ€™ (UFT)has filed a lawsuit to stop the closure of 19 city public schools including Sheepshead Bay HS, Dewey, FDR, and Grady.
Read more at Courier Life
Sheepshead Bay High School, our High School, is going to close at the end of the year.
The DOE is citing graduation rates for special education and low-income students. More than likely the DOE is going to replace Sheepshead with smaller and/or charter schools.
3 other Brooklyn schools are going to close as well:
Residents in Sheepshead Bay have been opposing a mosque that is going to be built on 2812 Voorhies Avenue. The mosque plans to build as-of-right meaning they will build within zoning and not apply for any special variances.
Opposing Residents have been doing a few things to get their message across. First, they attended a plumb beach civic meeting where racist undertones were very apparent. Then there was an anonymous fliers circulating headlining “Say no to mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue.â€ It basically states there are quality of life issues such as parking, traffic and noise. It goes on to state that the mosque has a goal of establishing an Islamic state in America, has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and rejects Israelâ€™s right to exist.
Which brings us to last nights CB 15 meeting.
After the recent ban on bake sales in New York City schools, parents associations across the city have been desperately trying to make up for the lack of funds. P.S. 222 in Marine Park is no exception to these cuts and had to find other ways to raise money. One popular fundraiser has been hosting nights at Burger King or McDonalds, which in turn gives 10% of profit during an established 3 hour period, typically bringing in $850 – $900 per event.
P.S. 222 reached out to the ionic Brooklyn eatery Roll-N-Roaster to arrange a similar deal, in an effort to support the local business while raising money for the 5th grade senior trip. Despite the food being more expensive, the Parentâ€™s Association of P.S. 222 promoted the December 1st event with fliers, Facebook, and word of mouth and the restaurant was standing room only during the event. The event seemed to be a great success.
However, PA Representative Mardie Sheiken explained that Roll-n-Roaster promised them “the world” and failed to deliver. They agreed that Roll-n-Roaster would give 10% in the same fashion as Burger King and McDonalds. General Manager Ayet Karce insisted that Roll-N-Roaster owner Nick “Buddy” Lamonica was extremely generous, giving his employees Rolexs and regularly donating to charities. Because of his generosity, Lamonica promised that in addition to donating the 10% of profit, customers brought in by the event would receive a 10% discount and that Roll-N-Roaster would make a donation on top of that themselves. Roll-N-Roaster even boasts their generosity on the company website, which claims to have donated $300,000.00 to “Save the Children.”
When Maride and her associates went to collect the check at the end of the event, they were told to call back tomorrow. When they called back they were told to call back again, then again the next day. They went back and forth with Roll-n-Roaster numerous times for another two full weeks until Roll-N-Roaster finally called them to tell them their check is ready. They were issued a check for $471.00, which was far considerably less money that was expected given the size of the crowd and the cost of the food.
The Principal, Parents Association, and students are now disgusted with Roll-N-Roaster.
Here is what was sent out via Facebook after the check:
More on this to come as Roll-N-Roaster will not speak with GerritsenBeach.net
Update 12-21:: Roll-N-Roaster spoke with SheepsheadBites who is also covering this story.
Speaking about the 10% off coupon/flyers:
Recently, Man Vs Food on the Travel Channel featured Brennan and Carr!
Watch it above!
Broth 101 was a great feature.
Man vs Food which airs on the discovery channel explores restaurants all over the county to find unique dishes and best traditional foods.
Premieres Wednesday, November 11, at 10 E/P
Host Adam Richman with Brooklyn Brough President Marty Markowitz
Brennan & Carr
The United Artist movie theater in Sheepshead Bay months back (somewhere around the star trek release) added I-MAX to its venue. The theater was opened in an attempt to draw more audiences and give Sheepshead Bay access to IMAX. The question is, â€œIs it the real I-MAX?â€
Turns out…The screen is just slightly bigger than the UA’s normal screens and NOT the usual standard huge 72 ft IMAX screen. This trickery is happening all over at Regal and AMC theaters.
If you donâ€™t want the whole long story, there is this article that explains it. Basically IMAX is selling their brand name and trying to trick people. These new â€œIMAXâ€ theatres are really just nice digital screens with good sound, but they ARE NOT IMAX, in that they donâ€™t have the huge 72 ft gigantic screen which people would expect. However, they still charge $5 more for tickets as they would for the regular IMAX.
News 12 recently picked up on the lockup story at the Plumb Beach rest stop, that GerritsenBeach.net broke.
The Plumb Beach Belt Parkway Rest Stop is no longer being locked on a regular 7 day a week basis. More often than not the Plumb Beach Rest Stop isn’t locked up at closing allowing it to be populated at the early morning hours.
It only took 2 and a half years for the police to start forgetting why they need to lock up the Plumb Beach rest stop.
The rest stop is infamous for the October 2006, Michael J. Sandy hate crime death. Where local teens Anthony Fortunato, 20, John Fox, 19, Ilya Shurov, 20, and Gary Timmons, 17, robbed and then caused Sandy’s death when he was struck by a car. They were all charged with Manslaughter, Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, and Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, all counts were hate crimes. Three of the four were sentenced Anthony Fortunato (21), 7 to 21 years, John Fox (20), 13 to 21 years, Ilya Shurov (21), 17 1/2 years
The 61st precinct had assumed responsibility for the nightly lockup since that crime. Technically, they didn’t have to since the rest stop is the Parks Department responsibility. Parks either due to lack of man power or stupidity never locks up this rest stop.
Now, the 61st is no longer guaranteeing a constant nightly lockup.
The lot which is currently on sale for $9 million, is currently undergoing bulkhead repairs. This is not the city repairing the bulkhead as some may have first thought, but the property owner. They have also repaired the entire sidewalk on Knapp Street adjacent to their property