CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.
From our friends at the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association:
The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association’s Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway. The civic group is collecting non-perishable, Kosher and non-Kosher foods, along with contributions to purchase turkeys.
Preparations to distribute food to needy neighbors will take place at a meeting on Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. at the King’s Chapel, Quentin Road and East 27 Street. Also, neighborhood nutritionist Jeannette Manusco will discuss holiday eating habits.
“Until the meeting, we have food collection boxes at several neighborhood locations, and will also accept donations at the meeting,” said Ed Jaworski, president. “We really hope that people will donate items that they would use or serve on Thanksgiving.”
MMHCA’s collection boxes are at: Michael’s Bakery, JoMart Chocolates, and Pronto Pizza (all on Avenue R at Nostrand Avenue); Tom’s Cleaners and Henry’s Deli (on Avenue S at Nostrand Avenue); and, G & S Pork Store and Ave. U Fish Market (both on Avenue U near East 27 Street), and Roosevelt Savings Bank (Avenue U and Nostrand Avenue). Checks to purchase turkeys, payable to “Madison-Marine Civic Assn.,” also may be sent to: M.M.H.C.A., PO Box 432, Homecrest Station, Brooklyn, NY 11229.
The November 17 civic meeting is free and open to the public. For further information, call 718-375-9158.
Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association hosted the “Talkin’ About Politics” panel on October 20, featuring Crain Insider’s Erik Engquist and TheBrooklynPolitics.com’s Colin Campbell. The panel explored the current state of politics, political reporting and its effects on the process, and how to increase citizen engagement. The civic asked me to moderate the panel.
Though I’ve sat on many panels – usually about new media and journalism – I’ve never moderated one. I decided to deliver an opening statement at the civic that related to new media and its role in social transformations throughout history. With Occupy Wall Street in full swing, and a vibe of discontent sweeping through the nation, I argued that this was in part due to media shifts that sparked social shifts, that, in turn, demand a realignment of political institutions. My hope was to get blood boiling among the attendees for a feistier dialogue. I think it worked.
Thank you very much to the civic for asking me to moderate, and thank you to Engquist and Campbell for being good sports.
Yo! What a pimp gon’ do if his main girl is wit a ‘nother pimp?
That’s the same question (not word-for-word) Salah Youssef asked himself, according to prosecutors. Youssef was allegedly in charge of his own Gravesend-based prostitution ring when he found out his girlfriend was working for a rival prostitution ring.
Not only working for the rival, but, you know… workin’ the rival. Youssef was convinced that his girlfriend, Nelly, was having an affair with the other prostitution ring’s old and bald owner, Boris (who happened to be an FBI informant). He harassed his girlfriend through hundreds of phone calls and text message at the same time plotting multiple ways of ruining Boris’ life, according to New York Times’ coverage of the trial.
From our friends at the Bay Improvement Group:
Come on out and help in our annual Fall Planting and 3 site Garden Clean-Up in Sheepshead Bay. Just bring your gardening enthusiasm and tools (if possible) to Sheepshead Bay Road and Shore Parkway. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
Sunday, Oct. 30th, 9AM Sharp!
Free Bagels & Coffee for all Volunteers
How does this sound: “Take a lovely stroll on the Coney Island concrete-walk!”? Well, hopefully you won’t be hearing that anytime soon.
Plans to convert wood planks on the famed Coney Island boardwalk into concrete have been halted by a city panel, reports NY1.
The City Design Commission turned down the New York City Parks Department’s proposal of a concrete strip down the middle of the boardwalk, with recyclable plastic lumber on each side, during a hearing this Monday, citing the need for further study.
“I think that it’s great that the Design Commission has come to the conclusion that more environmental and engineering studies are required before this project goes forward,” said Todd Dobrin, of Friends of the Boardwalk.
There has been a concern raised by many local residents that concrete will break down easier and won’t allow sand or water to seep through, unlike the current boards that are there. Some residents brought to the hearing pictures of the disfigured concrete and even actual pieces of it.
Park officials said that the section residents used as an example was rushed, and they will further evaluate the issues.
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It must’ve been those darn Occupy Wall Street folks!
Or not. The Citibank ATM storefront at 3830 Nostrand Avenue is up for rent.
We could wonder why, but, then, we could also wonder why it was ever open so long, considering the 7-Eleven less than a block away also sports a Citibank ATM – and parking!
Will anyone miss this place?