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Manhattan Beach Community Clean-up

Thanks to Justin Bulova from Grades of Green organized the Bi-Coastal Cleanup, from Manhattan Beach, New York to Manhattan Beach California on this past Saturday, September 21. Many thanks to all the volunteers for their efforts and contribution to our community and the environment. Special thanks to Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz for their support of and attendance at this event. In New York, The Manhattan Beach Bay cleanup site, there were 65 volunteers from iMishpacha, Manhattan Beach Community Group, Reprise Digital, Bowery Farming and the Third Rail, volunteers collected 936 pounds of trash covering a coastal territory that stretches just over one mile. Recycling 936 pounds of trash saves 17 Gallons of Oil, 38 Gallons of Water and 101 Hours of Electricity. 936 pounds of commingled materials is about as heavy as a bear, nearly as heavy as a grand piano, and weighs more than a horse. Volunteers filled 34 heavy-duty trash bags, and even educated 9 members of the community during the cleanup; informing them of the environmental impact littering by the bay has on the eco-system.

Bi-Coastal Clean Up Day Saturday, 9/21/2019

Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY (East Coast) meet Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, CA (West Coast)

Bi-Coastal Clean Up Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (Local Time)

Come join us for the Bi-Coastal clean up.  In partnership with Manhattan Beach Community Group, iMishpacha and volunteers from Manhattan Beach in California.  Our objective is NO bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, cups, straws etc., by the sitting area on Shore Blvd, from Kingsborough Community College, all the way to West End and the Holocaust Memorial Park.  Dress code – sneakers, comfortable work clothes and bring sunscreen.  All supplies for the clean up will be provided by the American Littoral Society and the NYC Parks Department.  Some light refreshments will be available for all volunteers.  Hope to see you there.  We’ll meet at the intersection of Shore Blvd and Pembroke Street at 9:00am sharp. 

MBCG Meeting-Wednesday, September 18, 2019

BE A PART OF A MOVEMENT TO KEEP MANHATTAN BEACH THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN BROOKLYN!!!

WRITING COMPLAINTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA DOESN’T GET RESULTS!!!

TALKING DIRECTLY TO OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES DOES!!!

THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP DOES JUST THAT!!!

WE PROVIDE THE FORUM FOR YOU TO VOICE YOUR CONCERNS — TOGETHER WE CAN ACT ON THEM.

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP IS WEDNESDAY: SEPT. 18th, 7:30 P.M., PS 195

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: COUNCILMAN CHAIM DEUTSCH

BRING A NEIGHBOR, BRING A FRIEND….🍰 LIGHT REFRESHMENT đŸ„…BE THERE

YARD/GARAGE SALE

Multi-Family Yard Sale on Oxford Street (near Kingsborough Community College). Saturday, July 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In case of rain, we will hold our sale on Sunday, July 21st. We will be selling clothing, man leather trench coat, jacket, lady fur coat, lady leather jacket, shoes, handbag, costume jewelries, floor standing speakers, CD player, wireless router, miscellaneous household items, toys, tools, pet accessories, Electric Water Fountain, Petmate Portion Right Programmable Pet feeder, picture frames, and many more. Please stop by and take a look at some of our name brand items, sample our wares and compare our prices. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Garage sale at 1317 Oriental Blvd. (between Kensington Street and Langham Street). Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st. Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We’ll be selling men and lady clothing, handbags, name brand sneakers, picture frames, toys, comic books, vases and miscellaneous household items. We are looking forward to see you!

MBCG 2019 PEENOT SIGN

Announcing the PEENOT Sign contest winners:

First place winner : Ford A. Vogel. 

Second place: Rena Samin – A doggie toilet this is NOT. If you pee here, this tree will ROT!

Third place winner: Ruth Rootenberg  – All trees help our environment To their roots no urine should be sent So curb your dog and do what’s right For our trees good health, we will fight!

The first place winning PEENOT Sign

MBCG Meeting, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP WILL BE HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19TH AT 7:30 P.M., P.S.195

YOU ASKED… AND WE ARE RESPONDING….WHAT CAN BE  DONE????

DRUG SALES!!  SMOKING  POT!!   SPEEDING!!  DRAG RACING!!  WHEELIES!!  HOMELESS and SAFETY IN THE PARK!!

GUEST SPEAKERS: It is our pleasure to introduce and welcome our new 61st PRECINCT CAPTAIN: GABY CELIBA who will discuss not only his views on combating these issues, but what he has been doing since he arrived at our precinct two weeks ago.

LENNY MARKH, Chief of Staff for ASSEMBLYMAN STEVEN CYMBROWITZ will discuss the Assemblyman’s recent meeting with the NYC Police Commissioner regarding the lawlessness of speeding, drag racing etc. and what our Assemblyman can and will do to help stop these problems.

Rather than complain to one another on social media…THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS BEING DONE AND WHAT WILL BE DONE TO REMEDY THESE QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES. YOUR IN PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL GET MORE ACCOMPLISHED THAN MERELY WRITING TO AN AGENCY!

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

Reminder: May 30th is the Due Date for the 2019 “PEENOT” Sign Competition

Manhattan Beach Community Group

Introduces

2019 “PEENOT” Sign Competition

There are many reasons to have a healthy street trees in our neighborhood. Trees clean our air, reduce stress, provide us with oxygen, provide much-needed cooling, reduce the effects of climate change, save energy, benefit wildlife, increase property values and reduce storm water runoff. To educate our youngest to love a green environment. We set up a fun and challenge competition. Below is the detailed information. The sign should measure 7” (wide) X 5” (high). The ‘Peenot on trees’ signs will be judged on – 1 Originality 2 Communication 3 Simplicity 4 Humor.

 Entries should be sent to peenotontrees@gmail.com by May 30th. There will be three categories:

1) Open to All, 2) Junior High School, and 3) Elementary School.

A cash award and a certificate will be given to first place winners in each category. Certificates will be given to each category’s first three runners-up. The award ceremony will take place 7:30 PM June 19th at PS 195 (Irwin Street & Hampton Ave). Winning contestants will have their signs placed in the community to help keep our neighborhood green. All entries should include category (Open, JHS, or Elementary School), as well as contact information. The winners will be notified during the first week of June.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email at PEENOTONTREES@GMAIL.COM

61 Precinct NCO Sector D Meeting – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The NYPD officers (NCO for Sector D) serving our community invite you to the meeting on Tuesday, May 21. 2019 at The Waterford on the Bay, 2900 Bragg Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Doors open at 6:30PM for refreshments. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM. The meeting is the ONLY way for the NCO officers to know how residents feel. They cannot help us if we don’t let them know the problems!!!

NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYCEM) Meeting – Wednesday, May 22, 2019

IMPORTANT MEETING, MAY 22, 2019 PS 195, 131 IRWIN ST. 7:30 PM

The information you will receive at this meeting could save your life Since the devastation of Super Storm Sandy in 2012, our community, as well as other shorefront communities in the New York area, have been pressing the Federal Government–which is ultimately responsible for the security of our territorial waters and coastline–for answers and action on protecting us from any such terrible repeats. Answers have been painfully slow in coming, and action seems to be impeded by bureaucratic wrangling and responsibility-shifting.

Meanwhile, the NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYCEM) has been developing plans to help the residents of our communities avoid serious injury and loss of life. They have created easy-to-use guides that include fill-in areas for personal use to determine and list individual needs, as well as instructions on how–and who–to notify if they have special needs, such as for mobility assistance, the need for life-sustaining equipment, etc.

Our meeting on May 22nd will feature representatives from NYCEM, who will provide this literature and explain the resources it describes. There are both English and Russian versions of the same, reflecting the languages that prevail in our community. We have requested that they bring sufficient packets of these so that everyone will be able to take one home and be comfortable using them.

Bring a Neighbor…Bring a friend…Light refreshments.

We urge everyone to attend!