PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Fourth of July Show Launched in Collaboration with Mayor de Blasio and Parks Department, with Support from Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, BP Adams, CM Treyger
What: July 4th Fireworks Spectacular in Coney Island
When: Friday, July 4th at 9:45
Where: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk near Steeplechase Pier
Who: The Alliance for Coney Island in collaboration with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation with support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Mark Treyger and I Love NY, New York State’s Division of Tourism and Good Humor Ice Cream
IS THERE A PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT IN YOUR FUTURE???
If you recall, the Manhattan Beach Community Group demanded a reduction in property taxes after Sandy and the City hearing our plea reduced property taxes for those homeowners affected by Sandy.
The following information was provided to the Manhattan Beach Community Group by Councilman Chaim Deutch’s office.
Dated: May 30, 2014 3:49 PM
Already signed by Governor Cuomo, Approved by the City Council yesterday. Enacted — awaiting the Mayor’s signature.
The NY City Council approved and Governor Cuomo signed a new law (A.9578-A / S.7257-A) allowing for a partial abatement of property taxes for certain properties that were damaged by Sandy and that have since been repaired. The law will proved relief to New York City residents affected by the storm and whose property tax bill in City Fiscal Year 2015 is greater than the corresponding tax liability from Fiscal Year 2013.
The legislation just signed into law states that in order to receive tax relief, the property must meet the following criteria:
1) The Department of Finance reduced the assessed valuation of the building on your property for FY (fiscal year) 2014 from what it had been in FY 2013 as a result of damage caused by Sandy.
2) The Department of Finance then increased the assessed valuation of the building on your property for FY 2015 from its assessed valuation of FY 2014; and
3) The assessed valuation of the building on your property for FY 2105 now exceeds the valuation of the building on your property from what it was in FY 2013;
The abatement will appear on impacted homeowners’ July 2015 property tax bills.
If you have a question call 311 or visit the NYC Department of Finance website at NYC.gov/finance
Better yet…the Finance Department has indicated that they will speak at our June 25th meeting and hopefully, they will be able to explain how this new law will apply to you!!
PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO ALL FROM THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP
While overall crime is down throughout the city, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings. Leaving your valuables unattended in a shopping cart is never a good idea.
Next time you are using a shopping cart, remember the following safety tips:
- Be aware of your surrounding at all times.
- Report anyone who appears to be acting suspiciously.
- Never leave your purse unattended in a shopping cart.
- When possible shop without a purse. Use your pockets to hold cash, debit/credit cards, driver’s license, keys, etc.
- If you must shop with a purse, consider securing it using cart’s child safety straps.
- You may also want to carry your own clamp in your purse, such as a Carabineer, to hook it directly to the shopping cart. It only takes a second to secure and is worth the effort.
The Manhattan Beach Community Group was made aware of a meeting with the Finance Department to be held on the same evening as our meeting, noted below. IN ORDER FOR EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN EVERY MEETING OF IMPORTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY, WE ANNOUNCE THAT THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT WILL ATTEND THE JUNE 25th MEETING OF THE MBCG AND RESPOND TO THE SAME HOME OWNERS QUESTIONS!
OUR NEXT MEETING Is JUNE 21st Wednesday 8 PM
HAVE NO PLACE ANYWHERE!!!
But they did appear as hate graffiti–in Manhattan Beach on Sunday morning, May 4th on Exeter Street!!
At the next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group, we will discuss issues of bias and intolerance with:
Captain John Chell, 61st Precinct NYPD
Alexander Gurevich, Esq., Office of the Brooklyn District Attorney
How does the police department handle these crimes?
What punishment is meted out to criminals involved?
Wednesday, May 21st, 8 PM, P.S. 195
Updates: Traffic Committee Proposals–Build it Back—NY Rising Final Money Allocation to Manhattan Beach
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
Manhattan Beach Community Group-73 years of service to our community
On Saturday around 3 PM there was a collision between a motorcyclist and a car that resulted in the subsequent death of the motorcyclist. The details I have include the fact that pedestrians, a father and two children, were also taken to a hospital by ambulance. I was given this information by people who were at the scene immediately after the accident took place.
I am told that the car was making a right hand turn from Oriental Blvd onto Beaumont Street and the motorcyclist was doing the same thing…making the turn…with both vehicles coming in contact with one another. It is not clear if the car was on the “zebra stripes” or where the motorcyclist was.
Speaking for the Manhattan Beach Community Group and having been called Saturday to the accident scene, I am sickened by these events. I don’t know the cause of this particular accident; however, more attention must be paid to Oriental Boulevard and Shore Boulevard where speeding is rampant and reckless driving is a constant. There are thousands of all kinds of motor vehicles that use these streets and not only are motorists at risk, but pedestrians are in danger as well.
It is time for the Department of Transportation to stop their “studies” and their “talk,” and to recognize the daily dangers on these boulevards and do something!!!
The Manhattan Beach Community Group Traffic Committee has already taken steps to remedy this situation.
Judy Baron, President,
Manhattan Beach Community Group
You are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group this Wednesday, April 23rd, 8PM at PS 195 on Irwin Street in Manhattan Beach.
Our guest Speaker will be our State Senator Marty Golden.
This is you opportunity to speak and be heard about:
How the NYS Budget affects you?
Will Your property taxes go up?
Is the Legislature allotting more funds for “Sandy” damaged communities?
Please make every effort to attend and let our State Senator know how he can help you.
Councilman Chaim Deutsch Advocates
For Summer Youth Employment Opportunities
BROOKLYN, NY: New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn) strongly urges parents and guardians who have young adults without summer plans to apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The Summer Youth Employment Program provides young people who live in New York City with paid summer employment during the months of July and August.
“The Summer Youth Employment Program provides an incredible opportunity for anyone 14 to 24 years old to build upon their skills and obtain a meaningful work experience” said Councilman Chaim Deutsch.
Currently, SYEP applicants are chosen through a lottery system. Because of this, hundreds of children are never fortunate enough to be included in this program. Councilman Deutsch is currently working with city officials to make this valuable program available to everyone who is eligible. “Every summer, many young adults spend their time in an unproductive fashion which occasionally, may lead them into trouble” said Councilman Deutsch. “We must eliminate this needless strain on our society and create more opportunities for our precious youth to grow; they are the future of our great city”.
Employees work in a variety of entry-level positions at the following:
- Government Agencies
- Summer Camps
- Small Businesses
- Law Firms
- Sports Enterprises
- Retail Organizations
In addition to work experience, SYEP provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.
Any New York City resident between the ages of 14 and 24 may apply for this program online at www.nyc.gov/dycd or at a community-based organization during the application period. The application period is open from now until Friday, April 25, 2014.