Halloween Festival October 19, 2014 – 12PM – 4PM

Halloween Festival FINAL-PDF2

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As the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to address roadways across the five boroughs this year, crews will be milling and resurfacing key portions of the westbound Belt Parkway between Rockaway Parkway and Flatbush Avenue from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 6 to provide a safer, smoother roadway for Brooklyn drivers. The full closures of all westbound lanes will occur Monday nights through Saturday mornings and last for approximately two weeks. During this project, motorists will be guided through a detour route, which exits all traffic at Rockaway Parkway, makes a left onto Flatlands Avenues, continues onto Utica Avenue, then proceeds south onto Flatbush Avenue. Pennsylvania Avenue to Flatlands Avenue becomes a designated alternate route. DOT is coordinating with NYPD, which will post Traffic Control agents along the detour. Signs indicating the detour route will be installed as additional guidance.

Work will not occur on the night of Monday, October 13, in observance of Columbus Day. Work will resume on the night of Tuesday, October 14.

This resurfacing is the latest effort as DOT roadway crews prepare for the upcoming winter season. For information about DOT’s ongoing efforts to address potholes and maintain more than 6,000 miles of roadway, please visit www.nyc.gov/dot, and please report any pothole condition to The Daily Pothole or to 311.

Please note that this work is not being conducted by the Belt (Shore) Parkway Bridges Reconstruction project.

WB Detour route &Traffic Agents



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Councilman Alan Maisel
in conjunction with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn is pleased to offer

to his constituents, free of charge


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Help Clean Up the shore and our future!

Saturday, September 20th Starting at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Meet at the end of Gerritsen Avenue-Shellbank Creek

(South of Lois Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229) 

International Coastal Clean Final




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West ile Virus Spraying

Notification issued 8/18/14 at 3:00 PM. Weather permitting, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will conduct ground-based spraying of mosquito adulticide to help prevent West Nile Virus between 8:15 PM and 6:00 AM on Tuesday, 8/19 and Thursday, 8/21. The spraying will be conducted in parts of the following ZIP codes in Queens and Brooklyn: 11004, 11005, 11203, 11210, 11226, 11229, 11230, 11234, 11354, 11355, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 11364, 11367, 11374, 11375, 11426, 11427, 11691, and 11692. For details, go to http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/environmental/wnv-home.shtml, http://imgur.com/nBsGwzb, or call 3-1-1.


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Important Notice: Belt (Shore) Parkway Roadway Repaving Lane Closures – Gerritsen Inlet

Good Day All,

Please be advised, beginning at 10:00 p.m., Monday August 4, 2014, and continuing for approximately five nights, two lanes on the eastbound Belt Parkway at the Gerritsen Inlet Bridge (between Exit 9 and Exit11) will be closed for pavement repairs. The first lane closure will begin at 10:00 p.m., and the second lane closure will begin at 1:00 a.m. During the closure, one lane will remain open to traffic at all times. All travel lanes will re-open at 5:00 a.m. each morning. This work is weather sensitive and may be rescheduled as needed. Updates will be provided.

If you have are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (347) 702-6430 or via email, SevenBeltBridgesOutreach@gmail.com.


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Please Read!

This is a GRANT SCAM that being perpetrated on Gerritsen Beach residents.

To: jameson.wells@gmail.com

Subject: Grant scam

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, I received a phone call from what my caller I.D. listed as FINANCIAL GRANT DEPT OF WASHINGTON D.C.

The caller identified himself as David Smith, he then proceeded to tell me that my grant  # GE5732 was ready for disbursement. He discussed using the money for home repair due to Sandy. I was entitled to $7000. To receive the grant, I was to purchase a Green Dot Card for $290.00  from- and he listed all the stores around my nabe, like Walgreens, Rite -Aid and 7/11. I was to purchase this card to establish identity to receive the grant. After I purchased the Green Dot Card, I was to go to either a Western Union office or a Money Gram office, and  fill out a receive money form . He was on my cell phone with me the whole time. When I filled out the form, he told me to then scratch off the silver bar on the Green Dot Card and read him the numbers. When I expressed concern that once I gave him those numbers , my $290 would be transferred to him. He assured me that the $290 would come back in the grant , for a full total of $7290. I did as he asked, and he told me to stay in the Money Gram store with my paperwork,  and that he was waiting for my reference number. Then about 20 minutes later he called my cell back and said, that because I was in NYC, I would have to pay $640 in taxes and then my grant would be released in seconds. He told me to purchase 2 more GREEN DOT CARDS, one for $500  and the other for $140. To equal the $640. My son was with me, and was starting to get a little suspicious,  so he got on the phone and asked to speak with a supervisor.  A Rex Johnson – the supervisor got on the phone and explained the state tax to my son. My son in turn said, if it was a grant the state would not be taxing it, nor would I have to be paying the taxes on it. Rex, kept reiterating that the grant was to fix my home from the Government,  however it was a person to person grant that was not being offered to everyone. I got back on the phone and told Rex that I would need more time to acquire the additional $640, so as to stall him until I was able to verify that this FINANCIAL GRANT DEPT OF D.C., was legitimate. I left the Money Gram Store, flew home, did a reverse look up of the number he was calling from, expecting to see it come back to a Government office. Much to my disappointment,  the number came back to a land line in WASHINGTON STATE, no name no address. While I was on the computer checking all this out, suddenly all these posting came up about, how this was a scam , and the other 50 phone numbers that were associated with this scam.

The phone number that I was contacted by was:

206 317 1464 . I printed out some postings, because I wanted to have tangible evidence from other people who were scammed also. I don’t know why this has not yet made its way to the media. I think that some people are afraid to alert the media about this, because they along with myself are embarrassed to admit that we fell for and sent money to this scam. PLEASE ALERT GB RESIDENTS TO THIS SCAM, because it sounds so believable , and we are all waiting for more funding to repair our ravished homes. P.S. I did not offer any personal info, nor did they ask for any.  Thank You so much,

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Construction Bulletin Belt (Shore) Parkway Traffic Shift – Bay Ridge Avenue


Please be advised, beginning at 11:00 p.m., Friday May 30, 2014, the eastbound and westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue Bridge (Exit 1) will be shifted. The eastbound roadway will be reduced to two travel lanes, while the two travel lanes of the westbound roadway will be shifted to the left-center of the bridge. This traffic shift will allow for the establishment of a work zone at the existing right and center of the Bay Ridge Avenue Bridge in order to begin the first stage of the bridge rehabilitation.

If you have are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at (347) 702-6430 or via email, SevenBeltBridgesoutreach@gmail.com.




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GBCares Membership Meeting: Tuesday 5/7

3rd General Membership Meeting tomorrow night:
Tuesday, May 6th 7:30
Cort Club 2648 Gerritsen Ave
Election of Officers nominated at the last meeting (4/7):

Chairperson – Mike Bianco
Bookkeeper – Dave Stevens
Corresponding Secretary – Michelle DeWitt
Website Administrator – Patrick Minz
1st Trustee –Ray Schaefer
2nd Trustee – Bob O’Reilly

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Free Gravel!

We’re giving away about 2 yards of gravel to anyone who can go pick it up!  The pile is on Gerritsen Ave opposite Devon.  Please share!

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