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MBCG Meeting on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

MEET AND GREET THE NEW COMMANDING OFFICER AT THE 61ST PRECINCT:

CAPTAIN JAMES WILL DISCUSS HIS THOUGHTS ON POLICING IN MANHATTAN BEACH AND GIVE A RUN-DOWN ON HOW TO KEEP THE PARK AND THE COMMUNITY SAFE THIS SUMMER

 A NEW YORK CITY FERRY STOP AT KINGSBOROUGH??? 

IS THIS FOR KCC STUDENTS ONLY?   WILL EVERYONE BE ABLE TO USE IT?  WHAT STOPS WILL THE FERRY MAKE?  WHAT IS THE DESTINATION?  WHAT WILL THE FARES BE?  WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?  IF NON-KCC PASSENGER, WHERE WOULD THAT PERSON PARK IN ORDER TO GET ON THE FERRY? WILL IT AFFECT MANHATTAN BEACH RESIDENTS?

GUEST SPEAKER:  DR. ANTHONY ANDREWS, KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY     COLLEGE, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS WILL DISCUSS THIS TOPIC….

WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO ATTEND THIS MEETING….LET YOUR VOICE AND YOUR THOUGHTS BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION…..

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED…BRING A NEIGHBOR, BRING A FRIEND…

New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas

If you missed the last meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group where a Department of Sanitation Speaker outlined the City’s Composting initiative, you probably still have questions about “why”- “when”–“how to”–“do I have to participate” and the reasons for the plan.
 
The web page, “How New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas” we are forwarding to you is from the New York Times.  You will find a complete explanation of the Composting initiative begun by NY City.   It informs you about “why”, “when”, “how to” and the City’s reasons for asking people to compost their garbage. 
Locally:  Composting for Manhattan Beach (Community Board 15) begins Monday, June 5th.  For those who have asked us if it is mandatory, the answer is not yet!  You will find everything you need to know in the article, your children might find the science discussion interesting, we encourage you to read it and make your own decision.

A Special Award To Our President – Judy Baron

MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP

“The Civic Association Advancing Community Interests” – Founded 1941

A Special Award To Our President

The Community District Education Council of District 22 held its Legislative Dinner Awards Night on May 25th.   Among those people honored, Manhattan Beach Community Group President Judy Baron was recognized by the Principal, Bernadette Toomey and the Parents Association of P.S. 195 as a Community Leader who significantly contributed to the Manhattan Beach school.

When questioned about the award, Judy said she never works alone. The award should be shared by all members of our civic association past and present who participate and give of their time in making not only P.S. 195 a better school for our children, but in making our community a better place in which to live.

Congrats, Judy

MBCG Meeting – Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The next meeting of the MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP  will be held on

Wednesday,  May 24th:  P.S. 195…7:30 P.M.

LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP MAKE MANHATTAN BEACH BETTER!!!

SPEAKERS FOR THE 24TH:


Police Report from the 61st Precinct.  

Professor Anthony Andrews, Director of Governmental Affairs and Community Relations, Kingsborough Community College will discuss how we can improve relations between the college and the Manhattan Beach Community.  Are you concerned about speeding cars and motorcycles, parking problems?  This is the time to discuss your concerns, suggest solutions and ask questions.
Andrew Hoyles, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation will describe the new Composting initiative coming to Manhattan Beach in June.  Why is the City implementing this?  Will everyone have to participate?  How does this work?  When is the compost pail picked up?  What happens if a resident doesn’t participate?  Will it bring more raccoons to the neighborhood—how will they be kept away from the pails?
Your participation is encouraged…meetings are open to everyone…bring a neighbor, bring a friend…light refreshments

MEETING NOTICE FOR MBCG – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

OUR MISSION CONTINUES;
KEEPING  MANHATTAN BEACH SAFE FROM FUTURE STORMS

Last month we featured speakers from the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and  the Department of City Planning.

This month our focus will be on how government plans to keep water/sewage out of our homes and our community.
Speakers from the New York State Project:  NY Rising and the NYC Department of Parks will present plans for our community.

PUT THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR: 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017, 7:30 P.M., P.S. 195
EVERYONE IS INVITED…BRING A NEIGHBOR…BRING A FRIEND
Light refreshments

List of Speakers for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Meeting

Tomorrow, March 22, our meeting (7:30 PS 195) is as important as it can get regarding how you can protect your home from possible flood damage–if and when—there is  next time.  You might also have questions regarding FLOOD INSURANCE…. Your questions will be answered and we are looking forward to some very important  responses. Just so you know, we are expecting the following speakers….(never mind the cold or the wind…we will warm it all up with a great meeting)….bring a friend, a neighbor…anyone who might be affected by another storm..(and that is everyone!!!! Even if it is not as devastating as “Sandy” you should come to the meeting.)
Speakers:

Catherine Ferrara, Resiliency Planner, Department of City Planning Nilus Klingel, Urban Designer, Department of City Planning Daphne Lundi, Resiliency Planner, Department of City Planning Dana Kochnower, Senior Policy Advisory, Mayor’s Office of Recover and ResiliencyBoth Nilus and Daphne will be giving the presentation, and Dana will be on hand to answer any flood insurance related questions.

MBCG First Meeting of the Year – Wednesday, March 22, 2017

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND  OUR FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR

AS HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES (JUNE THRU NOVEMBER) 

ARE YOU READY?

 HAVE YOU MADE YOUR HOME AS “WATER –TIGHT” AS IT CAN BE?

SPEAKERS FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

WILL PRESENT INFORMATION AND DISCUSS HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR

HOME MORE RESILIENT IN CASE OF ANOTHER WEATHER EVENT.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd, 7:30 P.M., P.S. 195

Also on the agenda:  an update of community concerns sent to us by residents since our last meeting.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME….BRING A NEIGHBOR…BRING A FRIEND…

Light refreshments

Pictures from MBCG Annual Meeting

OVER 175 PEOPLE HELPED CELEBRATE THE  MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP’S  75 YEARS OF SERVING THE COMMUNITY.  It was a festive occasion with Senator Golden, Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, Councilman Deutsch along with the Mayor’s Office, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and Guest of Honor-the Comptroller of the City of New York, Scott Stringer in attendance. Many presidents and board members of local civic associations honored the MBCG with their presence as well.

The formal meeting elected and installed Officers and Board members for 2017 and Community Service Awards were presented to Nina Chin and Yehuda Lindenblatt for their outstanding commitment to the Manhattan Beach community.
Festivities continued with balloons, music, food, a special toast and friends greeting friends along with both current and former Manhattan Beach residents.
Enclosed some of the pictures from the meeting.
Councilman, Chaim Deutsch; Judy Baron (MBCG President); Senator Martin Golden

 

Group picture

 

Eric Kumar ( Brooklyn DA Office); Comptroller, Scott Stringer; Judy Baron (MBCG President); Councilman, Chaim Deutsch; Assemblyman, Steve Cymbrowitz; Dan Abramson (Mayor’s Office)


Group picture
Award presented to Yehuda Lindenblatt
Dan Albramson (Mayor’s Office) and Judy Baron (MBCG President)
Judy Baron (MBCG President); Assemblyman, Steve Cymbrowitz
Award presented to Nina Chin

 

Councilman, Chaim Deutsch
Cake from the dessert table

Seasons Greeting

The Officers and Directors of the Manhattan Beach Community Group,
serving the community for 76 years,
wish you a
 
Happy  Chanukah!
  Merry Christmas! 

 
      
       Happy and Healthy New Year!  

Judy Baron

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, The Bay Democrats, hosted by Ari Kagan and Margarita Kagan, Democratic District Leaders for the 45th Assembly District in Brooklyn, held their third Annual Fundraising Awards Dinner at National Restaurant in Brighton Beach. 
Four great individuals were honored who have dedicated themselves to the community and have helped many of their neighbors.  
Judy Baron – President of the Manhattan Beach Community Group was included on the list of Honorees and was presented with a Community Leadership Award. 
Please join us in congratulating Judy on her award and thanking her for
her continued service to the community.  See note below: