First 2018 Regular Meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WE KNOW FEBRUARY 14TH IS A SPECIAL DAY FOR MANY OF US!
 
IT IS ASH WEDNESDAY
IT IS VALENTINE’S DAY Heart
 
 AND IT IS ALSO THE FIRST 2018 REGULAR MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP!
 
P.S. 195, Irwin Street at Hampton Ave., 7:30 P.M.
  
TALKING ABOUT “FIRSTS”…IT IS ALSO THE FIRST MBCG MEETING AT WHICH YOU CAN SPEAK DIRECTLY TO POLICE OFFICERS FELIX AND MAKARYAN WHO WILL BE IN CHARGE OF THE NYPD NEW POLICING PROGRAM FOR MANHATTAN BEACH.
  
THIS NEW PROGRAM CAN ONLY WORK IF WE MAKE IT WORK…AND YOUR INPUT IS NECESSARY!  OUR POLICE OFFICERS HAVE ASKED US WHAT PRIORITIES WE HAVE FOR KEEPING MANHATTAN BEACH SAFE…TO THAT END, WE WILL EXTEND THE Q. AND A. SEGMENT OF THE MEETING.
  
ALSO ON THE AGENDA:  SINCE WE LIVE IN A FLOOD ZONE, THERE IS A STRONG POSSIBILITY OF HIGHER FLOOD INSURANCE RATES.
 
YOU CAN GET A FREE ($800 VALUE) ELEVATION CERTIFICATE, AN ENGINEER’S ASSESSMENT OF YOUR HOME AND A CUSTOMIZED PLAN TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE FLOOD RESISTANT.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM.
 
MORE?….OK…IT IS VALENTINE’S DAY…SO WE WILL “PARTY” AS WELL!
  🎉 🎈 🎊
EVERYONE IS ALWAYS WELCOME

Flood Risk Help

FLOOD RISK, RISING INSURANCE RATES, MORE EXTREME WEATHER….
For those who attended the Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting last fall regarding rising flood insurance, backwater valves (keeping sewage water out of your home during a storm), an engineer’s assessment of your home, and a free elevation certificate (valued at $800),  we are pleased to inform you that the Manhattan Beach community is now in the program!
 You are eligible if you own a home in a flood zone…and Manhattan Beach is in a Flood Zone!
You can apply at: FLOODHELPNY.ORG  or by telephone:  646-786-0888.

This program is managed by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery and Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency.

NYPD New Policing Program

COMING SOON!!!  A NEW POLICING PROGRAM FROM THE NYPD!

YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS MEETING IS IMPERATIVE IF YOU WANT MANHATTAN BEACH TO BE A SAFER NEIGHBORHOOD!

 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018

KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE—Rotunda Hall

(ask for directions at the gate…lots of parking)

DOORS OPEN:  6:30 PM, MEETING STARTS: 7:00 PM

LIGHT FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

You will: 

* meet those officers assigned to Manhattan Beach

* you will be able to discuss your concerns with them

* you will receive cell phone/Facebook/other social media methods to communicate directly with the officers

 THE MORE ATTENDEES FROM MANHATTAN BEACH THE STRONGER THE MESSAGE IS THAT WE WANT THIS PROGRAM TO WORK FOR US!

 The police have asked for a count (as soon as possible) of how many residents will be attending… You can call us directly at 718-200-1845 or email us at ManhattanBeachBrooklyn.org@gmail.com.  If you have never attended a meeting, THIS is one you should go to.   If you cannot attend, please call us or email us…numbers count!

Pictures from MBCG Annual Meeting

Our Annual meeting on Wednesday, December 6th was very successful with an attendance of 123 residents.  The Keynote Speaker was the Public Advocate of the City of New York, the Honorable Letitia James who is the second highest NYC elected official after the Mayor.  Ms. James spoke about many issues, with one theme close to home concerning her native Brooklyn and keeping Brooklyn– “Brooklyn”!  We were also surprised when the Comptroller, Scott Stringer joined us.  The Comptroller is the third highest elected official in our City and his remarks included his concerns regarding the Transit System and the Buses, in particular.  We asked that he look into the “not in service” buses that pass us by no matter what the weather or time of day!  Community Service Awards were presented to Michael Fallo and Boris Mantell….Councilman Chaim Deutsch spoke about his plans for helping his district in the next year and installed our Board members for 2018….Letitia James gave the oath of office to our officers for the coming year.  We were joined by our State Senator, Marty Golden wh helped kick off the party with food and live music that continued after the meeting. (Regrets from Assemblyman Cymbrowitz who was called to Albany by the Governor.)

Attached please find a sampling of photos our “in-house” photographers took.

Thanks to those who helped put this event together…to the Chairwoman: Marilyn Chernin and all those who had a part in making the evening so successful:  Marty Baron, Nina Chin, Rima DuBowski, Michael Fallo, Shari Kaplan, Mona Kavowras, Susan Klapper, Flori Kostoff, Boris Mantell, Rita Mantell, Fran Olk, Ruth Rootenberg, Rena Samin, Newt Tanner.

Sincerely,
Judy Baron

 

 

MBCG – 76th Annual Meeting

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE 76TH ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP

Wednesday, December 6th, at 7:30pm
P.S. 195 on Irwin Street and Hampton Avenue
Keynote Speaker:
New York City Public Advocate
The Honorable Letitia James

Awards Presentations

Election and Installation of the 2018 Officers and Board of Directors

President’s Report

Greetings from our local Elected Representatives

Festivities to follow — Food, Fun, Friends!

Everyone is Welcome

 

MBCG – Meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

THE NEXT MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING WILL BE HELD ON
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH7:30 PM...P.S. 195

YOU ASKED….HOW WILL THE NY POLICE DEPARTMENT’S NEW “NEIGHBORHOOD” POLICING POLICY HELP US IN MANHATTAN BEACH WHEN IT BEGINS IN JANUARY?

WE RESPONDED BY INVITING CAPTAIN JAMES KING, COMMANDING OFFICER OF OUR 61ST PRECINCT TO DISCUSS THIS PROGRAM.

YOU ASKED US TO FOLLOW UP ON FLOOD INSURANCE AND WHETHER AN ELEVATION CERTIFICATE WILL REDUCE YOUR INSURANCE COSTS.

WE RESPONDED WITH A SPEAKER WHO WILL EXPLAIN THE ELEVATION CERTIFICATE AND HOW IT WORKS.
OUR SPEAKER WILL ALSO EXPLAIN WHAT A CHECK VALVE/BACKFLOW PREVENTER DOES…ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM…WHETHER IT IS MANDATORY…WHETHER THERE IS A COST…WHEN THE PROGRAM WILL BEGIN… AND AN APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO START THE PROCESS!!!
EVERYONE IS  WELCOME…BRING A NEIGHBOR….BRING A FRIEND….
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

MBCG Meeting, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18th
PS 195, 7:30 PM
ME..A DRUG ADDICT?

 IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE!!!
DOCTOR PRESCRIPTIONS CAN HOOK YOU!!!
BAD STREET DRUGS CAN KILL YOUR CHILDREN!!!!
LEARN ABOUT THE OPIOID ADDICTION EPIDEMIC!!

 FREE OVERDOSE KITS…SAVE A LIFE

              Everyone is welcome…bring your teenager…bring a neighbor…bring a friend
            Light refreshments

MBCG and Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting

The Manhattan Beach Community Group will hold its September meeting on Wed., September 13th (P.S. 195, 7:30 P.M.) where, among other agenda items, we will refine and discuss our concerns and how to present them to the Mayor (the next evening, Sept. 14) given the limit of one question per person.
Information re: Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting:
P.S. 811 located at 2525 Haring Street, Brooklyn
Doors open at 6 PM, meeting begins at 7 PM.
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO ATTEND:  www.nyc.gov/townhall or email:  BrooklynTownHall@cityhall.nyc.gov

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORT INFORMATION

We must come together as a nation to help our fellow Americans in Texas. Hurricane Harvey has caused great devastation, damage and widespread human hardships. When faced with a catastrophe, Brooklynites have proven that they are always ready to lend a helping hand, open their wallets and provide assistance to those in need. Many have called my office to inquire about the best way to assist with the on-going relief effort. Currently, the relief organizations are asking for monetary contributions and blood donations. This is an ever-changing recovery effort and when the appeal for specific donations are made, my office will alert the community and be ready to accept the supplies.

I have provided a list of organizations that are directly involve with the relief operation:

American Red Cross is accepting donations online:

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey or text the word “Harvey” to 909999 to make a $10 donation

The Salvation Army

To make a financial donation to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts please go to www.helpsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800- SAL-ARMY.

The United Way of Greater Houston

www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood or text UWFLOOD to 41444 to make a donation.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens is committed to ensuring that donations for Hurricane Harvey are directed to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which is the primary Catholic Charities organization providing on-the-ground relief to those affected by the devastating storm.

Donations can be made online at www.catholiccharities.org

Checks made payable to “Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston” can be mailed to:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

2900 Louisiana Street

Houston, Texas 77006

New York Blood Center

http://nybloodcenter.org/

The Costal Bend Long Term Recovery Group provides long-term recovery by addressing unmet disaster related needs of individuals in the community in Federally declared disaster areas.  Donations can be made on line at www.costalbendcan.org.

Texas Diaper Bank is providing basic assistance to babies, children with disabilities, and vulnerable seniors.  Donations can be made on line at www.texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com.

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies is a disaster response organization specifically serving individuals with disabilities.  Donations can be made at www.portlight.org.

Accepting and caring for pets from shelters in the direct line of Hurricane Harvey is Austin Pets Alive.  Donations can be made by visiting their website at www.austinpetsalive.org.

Animal Rescue New Orleans is assisting both Texas and Louisiana in rescuing and sheltering displaced pets.  Donations can be made at www.animalrescueneworleans.org.

Monetary donations to food banks in Galveston, Corpus Christi and Houston can be made as follows:

www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

www.foodbankcc.com

www.houstonfoodbank.org

My office will also be collecting checks made payable to a specific relief organization.  I want to thank my colleagues in government for joining together to ensure a coordinated and successful relief effort. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this dangerous storm.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE IN MANHATTAN BEACH

Multiple family on Oxford Street in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn (between Shore Blvd and Oriental Blvd) will be having a yard sale on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Rain date: Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Please stop by and take a look at some of the name brand items, sample our wares and compare our prices.

Looking forward to see you at the yard sale.