Monthly Archives: May 2019

61 Precinct NCO Sector D Meeting – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The NYPD officers (NCO for Sector D) serving our community invite you to the meeting on Tuesday, May 21. 2019 at The Waterford on the Bay, 2900 Bragg Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Doors open at 6:30PM for refreshments. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM. The meeting is the ONLY way for the NCO officers to know how residents feel. They cannot help us if we don’t let them know the problems!!!

NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYCEM) Meeting – Wednesday, May 22, 2019

IMPORTANT MEETING, MAY 22, 2019 PS 195, 131 IRWIN ST. 7:30 PM

The information you will receive at this meeting could save your life Since the devastation of Super Storm Sandy in 2012, our community, as well as other shorefront communities in the New York area, have been pressing the Federal Government–which is ultimately responsible for the security of our territorial waters and coastline–for answers and action on protecting us from any such terrible repeats. Answers have been painfully slow in coming, and action seems to be impeded by bureaucratic wrangling and responsibility-shifting.

Meanwhile, the NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYCEM) has been developing plans to help the residents of our communities avoid serious injury and loss of life. They have created easy-to-use guides that include fill-in areas for personal use to determine and list individual needs, as well as instructions on how–and who–to notify if they have special needs, such as for mobility assistance, the need for life-sustaining equipment, etc.

Our meeting on May 22nd will feature representatives from NYCEM, who will provide this literature and explain the resources it describes. There are both English and Russian versions of the same, reflecting the languages that prevail in our community. We have requested that they bring sufficient packets of these so that everyone will be able to take one home and be comfortable using them.

Bring a Neighbor…Bring a friend…Light refreshments.

We urge everyone to attend!

Manhattan Beach Community Group introduces 2019 “PEENOT” Sign Competition. One of the greatest challenges for street trees’ survival is dog waste. Many dog owners are unaware of the harm done when their dogs relieve themselves near a tree. In order to educate dog walkers a small sign placed in the tree pit should avoid much of the dog waste problem. The sign should measure 7”(wide) X 5”(high). The ‘Peenot on trees’ signs will be judged on: 1-Originality 2-Communication 3-Simplicity 4 Humor Entries should be sent to by May 30th. There will be three categories: 1) Open to All, 2) Junior High School, and 3) Elementary School. A cash award and a certificate will be given to first place winners in each category. Certificates will be given to each category’s first three runners-up. The award ceremony will take place 7:30 PM June 19th at PS 195 (Irwin Street & Hampton Ave). Winning contestants will have their signs placed in the community to help keep our neighborhood green. All entries should include category (Open, JHS, or Elementary School), as well as contact information. The winners will be notified during the first week of June.