From the office of City Councilman Chaim Deutsch:
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, a member of the Assembly’s Health Committee, encourages residents of the 45th Assembly District to sign up for his free “Balance Improvement and Light Exercise” classes, this Tuesday, July 15.
There will be two one-hour-long classes, beginning at 11 a.m. and a second at noon, in conjunction with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, held at the Assemblyman’s district office, 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road between Emmons Avenue and Shore Parkway.
Registration is required. To register, call (718) 743-4078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A former employee of a New York Methodist Hospital teaching facility in Sheepshead Bay has filed a lawsuit against the facility, claiming staff knowingly exposed the public to potential health risks, and terminated her employment when she tried to make it known.
According to the complaint filed earlier this week with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, plaintiff Shagufta Syed alleges that while working as the program director last year at Methodist’s Center for Allied Health Education, School of Radiation Therapy, located at 1401 Kings Highway, she learned that students who had not received a required health clearance — which would entail providing proof of receiving flu and hepatitis shots and being screened for contagious diseases — were “coming into contact with patients who had significantly compromised immune systems as a result of their cancer radiation treatment,” contrary to the Rules and Regulations of the State of New York.
Those students, she claims, worked with patients receiving radiation therapy at Methodist, SUNY Downstate Medial Center, the Brooklyn Hospital Center, LEROS, and the Lutheran Medical Center.
Upon telling one of her supervisors, Syed claims in the lawsuit that she received this response:
“Don’t worry about it. Nothing’s ever done right here.”
The complaint says Syed then reached out to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology about the situation, and once her Methodist supervisors learned of this, she claims she was fired for doing so.
The complaint further alleges that upon submitting a claim for settlement, Methodist’s lawyers sent a letter claiming they had “documented facts” that could “prove costly” should Syed decide to pursue the litigation, but that those facts were not presented when requested pre-litigation.
Syed is claiming a loss of income from what she says is a wrongful termination, along with emotional distress, and is suing for the sum of $75,000.
“We cannot comment on the lawsuit brought by the individual whose employment was terminated,” Methodist said in a statement responding to the lawsuit. “However, we can assure you that, as required by regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies, our radiation therapy students receive the same health clearances as our employees before they are allowed to enter into clinical rotations.”
– Mary Bakija
The following is a press release from the offices of State Senator Marty Golden:
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today has announced the complete lineup of summer concerts set to take stage in our local parks this Summer. The concert series kicks off on Tuesday, July 8th when Head Over Heels and special guests play Shore Road Park at 79th Street.
The series of fourteen concerts will feature an array of musical acts, Alive N Kickin’, Carl Thomas, Frankie Marra and His Band, and a special “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the Canny Brothers.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “After a long, cold winter, I am sure the residents of Southwest Brooklyn are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2014 summer concerts which I will again be hosting in our local parks. We have a great lineup of entertainment, so mark your calendar, bring a chair, or a blanket, and make your way to our scheduled fourteen shows in our beautiful parks. I guarantee you will enjoy the entertainment that will feature classic rock, the greatest hits of all time, disco, blues and dance.”
2014 SUMMER CONCERT SCHEDULE
- July 8 Head Over Heels & Special Guests ……..….…..…………79th St & Shore Road
- July 9 Out Of The Blue (Classic Rock & Dance) ……….…Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)
- July 15 Radio Daze (70’s & 80’s Party Music)…….…………………….79th St & Shore Road
- July 16 Yesterday & Today (Beatle Tribute Band)….……..Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)
- July 22 Generation Gap (60’s through 90’s)……………Dyker Park (86th St. & 14th Ave.)
- July 23 Carl Thomas (Sinatra, Darin, Dean)……………………Avenue U & Van Sicklen St
- July 29 Blues Circus (Improvisational Blues Rock)….………………79th St & Shore Road
- July 30 Alive N Kickin’ (Hit song “Tighter & Tighter”)….Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)
- Aug. 6 Brooklyn Keys (Oldies through 90’s)…………..….. Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)
- Aug. 12 Disco Unlimited (Best of the 70’s Disco)……..………………79th St & Shore Road
- Aug. 13 Radio Daze (70’s & 80’s Party Music)…………..….. Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)
- Aug. 19 Frankie Marra & His Band (Classic Rock)…………………79th St & Shore Road
- Aug. 20 On A Good Run (Classic Rock)…………………………Marine Park (Fillmore Ave.)
- Aug. 26 The Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Parade presents “Irish Night on Shore Road,” Featuring The Canny Brothers…..….…..79th St & Shore Road
All concerts are free and open to the public and all shows begin at 7pm. All events are subject to change. In case of poor weather or for more information please call 718 238-6044, or check Martin J. Golden on Facebook or follow @senmartygolden on Twitter.
The staff of Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean wishes all its readers a happy and safe Independence Day, a.k.a., the holiday Ned likes to refer to as “the day the colonies outgrew their British britches and threw on some American denim.”
Whatever you may end up doing today — and from the look of the weather outside, going to the beach does not appear to be any of those things — please take a moment’s pause to consider the freedoms we Americans enjoy, particularly in contrast with other not-so-free nations, and let us be grateful to those who have sacrificed so much in order to ensure that we remain free.
Just a few reminders: On July 4, all subways, buses and the Staten Island railway operate on a Saturday schedule. There will be no alternate side of the street parking today, and no meters.
Stay safe and Happy Fourth everyone! We’ll be back on Monday.
The following is a paid announcement from the Kings Bay YM-YWHA (3495 Nostrand Avenue):
KINGS BAY Y SUMMER CAMPS ARE JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY!
PROFESSIONAL AND CARING STAFF
Our staff is an outstanding group with creative energy and leadership skills. The staff consists of professionals who are a part of the agency throughout the year, not just during the summer. All upper staff are certified in first aid, RTE, AED and CPR. They love camp and are committed to making sure that your child feels the same way! Sign up now!
BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR FACILITY ONLY 15 MIN AWAY
Campers travel to a beautiful outdoor facility on country-like campus in Bay Ridge several times a week. The campus features baseball and soccer fields, outdoor pool, private bowling alley, movie theater, basketball courts, outdoor playground and more. This private property is just 15 minutes away from the Kings Bay Y! Sign up now!
Unique activities this summer will include fencing, archery, muay thai and others! Sign up now!
AIR CONDITIONED BUSES
Summer Day Camp 2014 season will have air conditioned buses daily.
For more information about Kings Bay Y Summer Camps, click here or call Angela at (718) 648-7703 ext. 223 or e-mail email@example.com.
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The following is a paid announcement from the Shorefront YM-YWHA (3300 Coney Island Avenue):
Summer Day Camp at the Shorefront Y! A licensed community camp located right by the beach, with sessions from June 30 to August 22.
Here’s some of what Shorefront Y’s Summer Day Camp program has to offer:
- Swimming Lessons with the Shorefront Y Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy
- Air Conditioned Buses for All Trips
- Hot Kosher Lunches and Snacks Included
- Exciting Age Appropriate Trips and Camp Activities
- Door-to-Door Transportation Available
- Extensively Trained Staff & 1:5 Staff to Child Ratio at all Times
At the Shorefront Y, campers forge new friendships, engage in daily activities such as swimming lessons and science, and go on tons of exciting and educational trips. Our eight-week program also includes play time on the beach and swims in the ocean (supervised by licensed swim instructors), as we are right on the boardwalk. All campers receive a hot Kosher lunch and snacks daily. Early drop-off, late pick-up, and door-to-door transportation options are available. Call us to sign up and get your questions answered! We look forward to welcoming you to the Shorefront Y Day Camp family!
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Green-Wood Cemetery historian Jeff Richman is using Kickstarter to raise money for an exhibit on William F. Mangels, a German immigrant and inventor based in Coney Island who was a leading developer of America’s amusement parks at the turn of the last century. The project goal is to raise $17,500 by July 27, of which $3,291 has been donated so far.
Here’s the video for the project:
The proposed exhibit, titled “William F. Mangels: Amusing the Masses on Coney Island and Beyond” will be installed at Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, and will feature “real pieces of Mangel’s rides and games – a carousel horse, a 22nd-foot-long shooting gallery, and actual Whip cars and original sketches, in Mangels’s hand, of The Tickler,” in addition to historic photography, video, and written correspondence.
If the Mangels name sounds familiar, it’s because we wrote about him last year when carnies unearthed a World War II-era shooting gallery behind one of their booths while cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy. The gallery has been restored and now sits next to Coney Island USA as part of their living museum. For $5, you get 100 shots at nailing metal tanks, airplanes and soldiers as they zip around the booth.
The Daily News reports that Richman spent the last 10 years collecting materials from all over the country for the exhibit—and although Green-Wood Cemetery has been curating exhibits since 1998, this would be the first ever dedicated entirely to one person.
The funds raised would offset the costs of graphics, lighting, monitors, framing, shipping, and video necessary to give Mangels his much-deserved tribute—and as is customary with Kickstarter fundraisers, backers will be rewarded with a variety of handsome prizes, including exclusive merchandise and even private tours for the most generous supporters.
- Sam Shokin
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, a member of the Assembly’s Health Committee, will be sponsoring a FREE diabetes screening for residents who want to ensure that they are not at risk.
The screening, held in conjunction with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, will be held at the Assemblyman’s district office, 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road between Emmons Avenue and Shore Parkway, this Thursday, June 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
You must call to make an appointment by calling (718) 743-4078. To learn more, call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a paid announcement from the MBBC/Nash Jew After School Program (330 Neptune Avenue, 3rd Floor):
MBBC/Nash Jew After School program, located at 330 Neptune Avenue, offers hands-on homework and tutoring help from certified NY teachers and assistants, as well as a slew of excellent programming to grow their world beyond the classroom. With specializations in dance, gymnastics, art, karate and more, we help children become well-rounded individuals.
Our facility also offers music and drama theater, alongside social activities like table tennis and chess. Hot, nutritious lunches are provided to every kid, including soups, fruits, vegetables and juices. We also provide transportation from schools and to homes, a big convenience for working parents.
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what one parent had to say about their experience:
MBBC/Nash Jew After School is great in all aspects. My daughter has been attending MBBC’s afterschool program for three years. Besides completing all of her homework in the program, she enjoys personalized attention from teachers and counselors. Every person working in the program greets us with a smile and positive attitude. Every day, they provide kids with different activities: gymnastics, dancing, chess, arts, and after, she can stay for additional training in a program she enjoys most. For my daughter, it’s dancing and gymnastics. All instruction is available in both English and Russian, which allows my daughter to learn Russian language and use it more. Any time I had a problem picking my daughter up, transportation was available. If she felt sick, I was called immediately. I will definitely use MBBC for years to come and recommend it to everyone.
– Natalie Chernikova – mother of Nastya Berard, student
Our programs are designed for students in pre-kindergarten to middle school, and is certified by the New York State Department of Family and Children Services.
Call (718) 891-1111 or visit our website to sign up now!
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