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:

MBCG Meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

REMINDER!!!!!

As We Continue The Celebration Of Our 75th Anniversary,
We Invite You To Our Next Meeting On:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th

7:30 P.M. at P.S. 195

The Agenda Will Include:

What was:  A “Look Back” at our community with Guest Speaker Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Historian

And What Will Be:

SUPERSTORM SANDY”:

  FOUR YEARS AND COUNTING!!! What the Army Corps of Engineers has “planned” to keep us safe?

$4 million dollars allocated to Manhattan Beach by NY Rising for future Storm Resiliency–how will it be spent?

Your thoughts are important!!!

Everyone is Welcome….Refreshments…bring a neighbor and a friend!!!

 

Important Community Meeting with Army Corps of Engineers

IF YOU HAVE NEVER GONE TO A COMMUNITY MEETING YOU MUST CONSIDER GOING TO THIS ONE!!!! TO DATE:  NO ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PREVENT THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY FROM ANOTHER “SANDY”!!!  YOUR ATTENDANCE IS NECESSARY IN ORDER FOR THE “POWERS THAT BE” TO HEAR YOUR CONCERNS, FOR YOU TO LEARN WHAT WILL BE DONE TO PROTECT US IN THE FUTURE AND TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROTECTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!
BRING YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES—EVERYONE…THIS IS OUR FIRST CHANCE TO LISTEN AND TO SPEAK…IT MIGHT BE THE ONLY TIME!!!

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING!

As residents of a waterfront community, we have faced serious concerns about flooding and resiliency since the events of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Working with Senator Schumer and other colleagues, we were successful in ensuring that Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach were included in the Army Corps’ resiliency study of the Northeast corridor. 

Now I invite you to participate in a public information session with the Army Corps, so that you can understand the suggested plans, and share your comments with the Corps. 

The Army Corps of Engineers will discuss preliminary flood control plans for our area at a public meeting at Kingsborough Community College on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 6 to 9pm. See attached flyer for more information.  

This project will provide important protection for our area, using a variety of different structures as well as devices such as flood gates. I urge you to attend this meeting so that you can see what is planned and provide your input. 

public-information-session