Monthly Archives: October 2015

Happy Halloween

Halloween Safety  Displaying
Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly. Trick-or-treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling with a group of friends, to ensure that the only scary experiences children have are those associated with the spirit of Halloween.
Halloween Safety Tips:
  • Children should wear flame resistant costumes that allow them to move their arms and walk freely without tripping.  Masks should not prevent a child from seeing or hearing and makeup used in face painting should be non-toxic.  Use flexible props, such as foam rather than plastic to avoid children from accidentally hurting one another.
  • Children who trick-or-treat at night should carry a flashlight and wear reflective or light-colored clothing and costumes.  Using reflective tape is also an option.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times; be familiar with the neighborhood you plan on visiting.  Practice street safety: be sure to be alert when crossing the street, avoid looking down at cellphones.
  • Avoid poorly-lit areas and homes of people you do not know.
  • Travel in groups. Remember there is safety in numbers (At least 1 adult).
  • Avoid displaying your valuables or electronic devices. Thieves will use this holiday to hide behind a mask to commit crimes.
  • Place emergency identification information discreetly inside clothing of small children, in case of accidental separation.
  • Halloween treats should only be consumed if they are packaged appropriately in their original, unopened packages.  Avoid homemade or unpackaged treats.
  • Remember to utilize 911 for all emergencies, and 311 for non-emergency situations.

MBCG Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP

WILL BE HELD ON


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st at 7:30 pm
AT P.S. 195

Let’s talk about safety and possible community projects with

GUEST SPEAKERS:

CAPTAIN WINSTON FAISON, the new Commanding Officer of the 61st Precinct

LOYOLA PRINCIVIL-BARNETT, Administrator, Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care

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ALSO:  WHY are there no tangible plans to keep Manhattan Beach safe if there is another “SANDY”?

Everyone is welcome, please note 7:30 P.M. time change.
 
Light refreshments.

Important Public Meeting

A VERY IMPORTANT PUBIC MEETING will be held next Tuesday, October 13th concerning the Mayor’s plan to rezone the City in order to provide “affordable and quality” housing.  In so doing, the Mayor’s goal is create economically diverse neighborhoods.

THIS MEETING WILL BE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THE PROPOSAL PRESENTED BY THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION TO CREATE NEW ZONING IN OUR CITY FOR AFFORDABILITY AND QUALITY HOUSING…IT IS AN AMENDMENT TO THE CURRENT ZONING LAWS OF THE CITY.

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Literature given out at a recent meeting states that “Affordable housing would be mandatory, not voluntary” and it would be permanent.  It could be accomplished as a result of a City neighborhood rezoning plan or a private rezoning application. (This has not been spelled out, yet.)
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The Plan is controversial with communities all over the City weighing in on whether it should be passed.  This is your chance to listen and to question the wisdom of this plan.
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IF YOU CARE ABOUT MANHATTAN BEACH AND/OR OUR SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS AND NEIGHBORHOODS AND WHAT THEY WILL LOOK LIKE AS THE YEARS GO BY, WE URGE YOU TO ATTEND THIS MEETING!!!
The City Planning Commission will present the Mayor’s plan on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 PM at  Community Board 15 –Kingsborough Community College in the Faculty Dining Room U 112.

Drive-In-Movie in Manhattan Beach Park

Drive-In Movie

GREASE

presented by

Councilman Chaim Deutsch and  NYC Parks Department

Wash that windshield and get ready!

Drive-In Movie in the Manhattan Beach Park this Sunday, October 11th. This movie is the first of its kind in our district, as you pull in your cars to watch a movie that will take you back in time. New York City Parks will be featuring the movie “Grease”; the gates will open at 5:30pm at the Irwin Street entrance of the Manhattan Beach Park parking lot (corner of Irwin Street & Oriental Blvd).

Sunday, October 11th

6:30PM to 8:30PM

(gates open at 5:30PM)

Manhattan Beach Park (entrance on Irwin Street and Oriental Blvd)

Come and enjoy the waterfront community of Manhattan Beach side-by-side with family, friends, and neighbors.  Councilman Chaim Deutsch will  provide popcorn to all participants.