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News Sign for Gerritsen Avenue

Long before Hurricane Sandy swept through their neighborhood, carrying away cars, trees, and even homes, residents in Gerritsen Beach urged city agencies to make road and sewer repairs that would reduce serious flooding. Now, due in large part to federal money for Sandy recovery efforts, the work will finally get done — though it will be another two…

Police & Fire Approximate location of the accident. (Source: Google Maps)

Flatlands resident Christopher Wiltshire, 35, was found dead yesterday afternoon near Shell Bank Creek in Gerritsen Beach. Paramedics responded to a call of an accident near the creek, past the brush east of Gerritsen Avenue, at approximately 5pm. They found Wiltshire unresponsive and brought him to Coney Island Hospital. Wiltshire was declared dead at the hospital, prompting…

Police & Fire scrambler

Gerritsen Beach resident Kenneth Proveaux, 49, died yesterday following an off-roading accident on an ATV in the Marine Park ballfields along Gerritsen Avenue. Proveaux, a Beacon Court neighbor, was riding an all terrain vehicle (ATV) in the Marine Park ballfields off Gerritsen Avenue and Florence Avenue yesterday evening. He struck a cement block at approximately 9:49pm, throwing…

News Dan Foster and Borough President Eric Adams (Source: Borough President's Office)

Borough President Eric Adams honored Gerritsen Beach resident Dan Foster, a colorectal cancer survivor who has raised more than $185,000 for various cancer organizations, during a ceremony at Borough Hall this morning. Foster, a 19-year cancer survivor, is the founder of Dan’s 5K Fun Run, an annual event in Gerritsen Beach that has raised thousands…

News The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department (Source:

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department, the volunteer firefighting base of Gerritsen Beach where many locals took refuge after Superstorm Sandy, is slated to get a $2.4 million overhaul to protect it from future extreme weather events. The funds come for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery following a proposal from the local NY Rising committee, and…

Events Photo by Erica Sherman

Superstorm Sandy victims still struggling to put their lives back together will be able to benefit from a Sandy Recovery Information Session tomorrow, February 14, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Hall, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue. Hosted by State  Senator  Marty Golden, the  information session with allow individualized attention for residents still recovering to speak with…

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