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Street Tree Steward Training

Trees New York will be sending a forester to train people interested in caring for trees. This will take place on June 2nd from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Manhattan Beach Park. We will meet at the park office.

All those interested are welcome to attend.

MBCG Meeting – Wednesday, May 16, 2018

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP WILL BE HELD ON:   WEDNESDAY, May,  16TH, P.S. 195, 7:30 P.M.

SPECIAL GUEST:  Principal Bernadette Toomey will discuss concerns and issues at PS 195

Our neighborhood is fortunate to have a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School!  However, even if you don’t have children attending our Manhattan Beach School, it is in your interest as a homeowner to attend this meeting!

FREE!!! Sign up with FloodHelpNY for a Free Elevation Certificate (Value $800), Check Valve to keep water out of your home, inspection of your home to make it more flood-proof.  NYHelps will be at the meeting to sign you up, just bring your New York State driver’s license.

Update: recent Dept. of Parks meeting, Solar Panel problem in the Manhattan Beach Park…elected representatives…and more…

Everyone is welcome, bring a neighbor, bring a friend….light refreshments.

New Date – Manhattan Beach Phase II – Presentation

The public scope meeting for the Manhattan Beach Promenade- Phase II has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, 7pm.
The meeting will take place at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center, 60 West End Ave., 2nd floor.

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Promenade – Phase II

Public Scope Meeting, Wednesday, May 2nd 7:00pm

Meeting will take place at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center (2nd floor) – 60 West End Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235 (there is no parking available at the venue. Please park on the street or use public transportation.)

Join NYC Parks to share your ideas for the renovation of the Manhattan Beach promenade!

Want to learn more? Want to get involved? Can’t make the meeting? Contact and send suggestions to:

BKspecialevents@parks.nyc.gov

(718) 965-8907

www.nyc.gov/parks

MBCG Meeting-Wednesday, April 18, 2018

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP WILL BE HELD ON:   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH, P.S. 195, 7:30 P.M.
Included on the Agenda:
  • Special guest: Principal Bernadette Toomey will discuss concerns and issues at PS 195
  • Presentation requested by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation asking for your thoughts, concerns and suggestions as they plan to rehabilitate the promenade in the Manhattan Beach Park.
  • Continuing discussion:  NYC disregarding the unanimous vote of the MBCG, Community Board 15, along with the opposition of all of our elected representatives regarding the placement of a solar paneled roof over the parking lot in the Manhattan Beach Park!!!  YOUR SAFETY AND THAT OF OUR COMMUNITY IS IN JEOPARDY IF THIS PLAN  CONTINUES!!! 
  • Continuing sign-ups regarding lowering your flood insurance premiums by providing the necessary Flood Elevation Certificate and inspection of your home (a FREE $800 value). If you haven’t signed up, you can do so at the meeting… just bring your driver’s license. 
  • There is always more to talk about….everyone is welcome…light refreshments.

Cancellation of MBCG Meeting

THE WEATHER FORECAST IS CALLING FOR A SIGNIFICANT SNOWSTORM  FOR TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st.

THEREFORE THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP IS CANCELLING OUR MARCH MEETING ORIGINALLY CALLED FOR TOMORROW EVENING.

OUR NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018

MBCG – Meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

NEXT MEETING:  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st, P.S. 195, 7:30 P.M..

The agenda will include the following and more:

 

How is the new neighborhood policing working? A report from our police officers.

 

A FREE Elevation Certificate along with an Engineer’s Report (an $800 value)  is necessary to lower the cost of your Flood Insurance…you can sign up at the meeting…just bring your driver’s license.

 

Update and status report:  Installation of solar panels on a two story roof to be placed over the entire parking lot in the Manhattan Beach Park…unanimously opposed by the MBCG at our last meeting will be discussed.

Suspicious recent early morning fire in the children’s playground in the MB Park…under investigation by the NYC Fire Marshal.

Bring a neighbor, bring a friend, everyone is welcome…light refreshments.

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