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MBCG Meeting, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

MEETING:  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

       P.S. 195, 7:30 P.M.
        Included on the Agenda: 
                                  Were all of your questions answered at Councilman Deutsch’s Meeting last week? 
 
                                  Are there other community concerns you feel should addressed?
                                   Updates:  Dangerous Solar panels… vote on allocation of grant money for beautification of our community…Manhattan Beach budget requests from the City…and more….      
              
                                    As a Homeowner You Have a Stake in Our Community.  Together, Our Voices Will be Heard…Numbers Do Matter! 
            
                         Light Refreshments…Bring a Neighbor…Bring a Friend…

MBCG Meeting, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Considering the fact that the “squeaky wheel” gets results… if we can be that “squeaky wheel” by showing our elected reps that we care about our community and the problems we all know about…every member’s attendance is noted in our Minutes…the elected person or his/her rep sees you at the meeting…it MATTERS!  We URGE you to attend our first meeting of the Fall Season…the police, elected officials and/or reps, the press…everyone knows who comes to our meetings!
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 7:30 PM AT PS 195

BE PREPARED FOR AN ENLIGHTENING MEETING.

We will fill you in on concerns/events/happenings

good and not so good that happened during the summer months.  Also:
 
***HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED?
     *** DID YOU SEND A LETTER WITH A CHECK IN IT TO SOMEONE WHO NEVER RECEIVED THAT CHECK?
          ***CAN SOMEONE STEAL YOUR MAILED CHECK AND CASH IT?
             ***DO YOU USE A LOCAL CORNER LETTER BOX FOR ALL YOUR MAIL?  IS IT REALLY SAFE?
               ***WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU RECEIVED A PHONE CALL OR A TEXT MESSAGE STATING THAT A RELATIVE OR YOUR CHILD NEEDED BAIL BECAUSE HE/SHE WAS ARRESTED?
                      ***ARE ALL ATM MACHINES SAFE FOR YOU TO USE?

FIND OUT HOW TO BE SAFE…HOW TO PREVENT THESE SCAMS!!!!  WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED?  HOW YOU CAN PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO YOU? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?  WHAT DO FAKE ATM’S LOOK LIKE AND HOW TO RECOGNIZE THEM!  HOW ARE PEOPLE STEALING YOUR MAIL?

 
JOIN US ON OCTOBER 17TH…LEARN HOW TO RECOGNIZE A SCAM…WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE VICTIMIZED…SEE AND TOUCH THE DEVICES THAT STEAL YOUR INFORMATION…AND MUCH MORE….

OFFICER GIOVANNI CUCCOZO AND INSPECTOR MOERLER  FROM THE NYC POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE PRESENT TO DISCUSS THESE ISSUES AT OUR MEETING.


EVERYONE IS WELCOME…LIGHT REFRESHMENTS….OLD AND NEW BUSINESS…YOUR CONCERNS ARE ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO US!

MBCG Meeting – Wednesday, September 26, 2018

SUMMER’S OFFICIALLY OVER!!! 

AND THAT MEANS CATCHING UP ON EVENTS FROM LAST JUNE

                            THE NEXT MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING WILL BE ON

                                                WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 7:30 PM AT  P.S. 195

You may have been on vacation, but we have been working and we will tell you about the good and the perhaps, not so good.In addition to catching up on our summer’s events, our Guest Speaker:  Officer Giovanni Cucuzza, Crime Prevention Officer from the 61st Precinct, will give us a run-down on Property Theft and How Scammers Can Easily “get you!”  You may think you can skip this presentation…that you will never be “scammed”….but you may want to consider that thought again….

We will also brief you on the Wednesday evening Army Corps of Engineers meeting as it relates to protection from future hurricanes … our impressions of the meeting and what we should consider for the future of our community.

As always, we welcome your comments…old and new business.  Everyone is welcome…Light refreshments.

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