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IMPORTANT EVENT FOR ALL WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES

The Manhattan Beach Community Group has asked our elected representatives why community representatives were not invited to previous meetings regarding saving all of us from another weather event.  The message below from Councilman Deutsch is more than welcome and we understand that other elected representatives are also sponsoring the event noted below..

THIS MIGHT BE YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT IS BEING PLANNED FOR ALL WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES—-YOU SHOULD NOT MISS IT!!! 

On behalf of Council Member Chaim Deutsch, you are cordially invited to join a scoping meeting for the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Study, hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and City of New York, scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:00PM at the New York Aquarium, Surf Avenue and West 8th Street, Brooklyn, New York. 

This study is examining coastal storm risk management alternatives to address flood risk in the New York-New Jersey Harbor and the Hudson River to Troy, New York. The goal of this study is to make a specific recommendation for the management of coastal storm risk. A project website with the information presented at scoping meetings earlier this summer can be found at http://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Projects-in-New-York/New-York-New-Jersey-Harbor-Tributaries-Focus-Area-Feasibility-Study/.  

You may submit comments and questions via email to 
NYNJHarbor.TribStudy@usace.army.mil or mail to Nancy J. Brighton, Chief, Watershed Section, Environmental Analysis Branch, Planning Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278.

The public comment period is being extended to November 5, 2018. An additional meeting is being considered for early October in Westchester County, New York.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to other interested parties or share to your website. 

Incident at the MB Park Playground

There has been an incident at the Manhattan Beach Park Playground at Falmouth Street.  Swastikas were drawn on the ground.  These horrid actions should never happen and those responsible should be apprehended.   IF YOU SAW SOMETHING OR KNOW SOMETHING PLEASE CALL THE 61 PRECINCT…see below.

 

PRESS ADVISORY: Tuesday, September 4th at 12pm

Councilman Chaim Deutsch,  Councilman Rafael Espinal, Councilman Justin Brannan, Assemblyman David Weprin, and advocates will be holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall to announce a $1 million pilot program to launch kosher and halal lunches in New York City public and nonpublic schools.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 4th at 12pm

WHERE: New York City Hall steps

MBCG Meeting – Wednesday, June 20, 2018

There is a medical emergency!
You call 911!  An ambulance arrives to take you to CONEY ISLAND HOSPITAL!!!
Oh no….they have a terrible reputation!!!  Take me somewhere else!
That is what people have been saying for a long time….
BUT we are being told that Coney Island Hospital HAS CHANGED!!!
 THE EMERGENCY ROOM IS TOP NOTCH…THE CARE HAS ALSO CHANGED!!!
IS IT TRUE?  SHOULD YOU CARE?
CONEY ISLAND HOSPITAL REPRESENTATIVE: PAT ROMAN WILL ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AT OUR MEETING:  WED. JUNE 20, 7:30 PM, PS 195
Also on the agenda: OFFICER GIOVANNI CUCUZZA,
61st Precinct Crime  Prevention Officer
EVERYONE IS WELCOME…BRING A NEIGHBOR, BRING A FRIEND
Light refreshments

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.