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This just in from the National Weather Service… Notification issued on 5/23/13 at 3:30 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning citywide until 5:30 PM. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Do not…

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There was a time when I enjoyed snow and snowy days. There used to be a thrill in getting off from school, or work, and then adventuring out into the fluffy white stuff and frolicking around. Those days are gone for me. I hate the winter and its frozen air, shutting us in our homes…

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No, it’s not Plumb Beach’s birthday. I don’t think any of us know the exact date and year the universe spit Plumb Beach out of its womb. It’s local resident Victoria Gershik’s birthday and, to celebrate, she is calling upon friends, neighbors, neat freaks, environmentalists, and anyone who wishes to lend a helping hand, to…

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Notify NYC has issued the following alert: ALERT issued 10/29/11 at 8:00 PM. No one should enter any City Park until further notice. Heavy snow and strong wind gusts, combined with full leaves still on trees, are damaging thousands of trees in parks throughout the City. This is creating an elevated and ongoing danger of…

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Dozens of volunteers gathered at Plumb Beach today to help clean up debris and garbage that accumulated in the wake of Hurricane Irene last month. Some of the trash was also left behind by inconsiderate beachgoers and others on the stretch of beach near the Belt Parkway rest stop, east of Knapp Street.

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The New York City Audubon Society posted this September 17 event to idealist.org the day after Hurricane Irene was downgraded to tropical storm status: As part of the International Coastal Cleanup 2011, we will be cleaning Brooklyn’s Plum Beach on Saturday, September 17th. This event not only removes garbage and debris from this important site…

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Well, it feels like that, anyway. And, after yesterday’s 19-inch blizzard, New York City broke the 86-year-old record for January snow. Hurray! We did something! Here’s a bunch of excellent photos from neighbors. Thanks to Allan B., Tony G., Donna C. (and husband), Qiji W., Elina N., ShadowLock, Allen V., Judith B., dna621, Allan R., Marina F., Paul K., and Tina M. for their contributions.

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Apparently one tree had enough with this damn weather, and decided to give in to the weight of all the snow landing on its limbs. Georgiy Y. tells Sheepshead Bites that this tree toppled over early this morning, across the street from Coney Island Hospital on Nixon Court and Ocean Parkway.

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