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GENERAL MEETING this month is:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:30PM
Carmine Carro Community Center - 3000 Fillmore AvenueThis Month's program: Leo Ly, representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will give a presentation regarding the upcoming 2020 Census. Michelle Veliz from the NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs will discuss the NYC Tax Prep program which offers qualifying people free tax assistance to file their taxes. Also, messages from our local officials and city agencies. Tickets for door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle.
The Marine Park Community Association would like to address the recent discussion regarding Marine Park funding.
The Marine Park Community Association wants to inform the community that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed belong solely to that person and or persons, and not necessarily the opinions, views, and thoughts of our organization.
The Marine Park Community Association has been in existence for ninety-four years. We have a history of working with all members of the community – Politicians, Police, Fire, Health Agencies, Parks, Sanitation, Transportation, National Grid, Con Edison, etc. for the betterment of the Quality of Life for the residents of Marine Park and surrounding communities.
The Marine Park Community Association would like to see our local politicians and City agencies pursue recouping this money. There are other community groups in Marine Park – the Salt Marsh Alliance, the Marine Park Alliance, the Madison/Marine/Homecrest Civic Association - and the MPCA works closely with them to address the issues in Marine Park – potholes, playgrounds deteriorating, bathrooms not working properly, water ponding, lack of staffing, etc.. We had a community meeting last April with the Parks Department and we are still waiting for some of these issues to be resolved. Lack of funds is critical to making these improvements and we need to find the money to accomplish this.
Having stated all the above, we have to move forward to work together to accomplish the goal of restoring Marine Park.
Start of Pickle Ball for “Active Adults & Seniors at the MPAA on Friday’s throughout summer, 9am for Beginner instruction & 10am to 12 noon, open play. Free to all MPAA members, come out & try it or watch this National game take off in Marine Park, Brooklyn NY.
Former City Councilman
1956 - 2019
It is with heartfelt sadness that we have learned of the passing of our former City Councilman Lew Fidler. Lew was more than a City Councilman – he was a neighbor who cared about his community and all those who needed his assistance. He was passionate about many problems in our City, as we can attest to when he attended our Marine Park Community Association monthly meetings. Through the years he was an advocate for our community and supported many projects in Marine Park and the Hendrick I. Lott House. His presence will be greatly missed.
Our sympathy goes out to his wife Robin, their two sons, family and friends. May the love that surrounds you be a source of comfort during this difficult time.
The Funeral for Lew Fidler will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 11:00am, at IJ Morris Funeral Home, located at 1700 Coney Island Avenue. (Between Avenue M and Avenue N).
Shiva details will be shared as they become available.
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Attention MPCA members we will be broadcasting each general MPCA meeting on Facebook live on our new Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/marineparkcommunityassociation
MPCA President Robert Tracey would like to thank our members and community for your thoughtful and generous donations and membership renewals. We look forward to a great year together!
Steven Pollard, 1988-2019
The Marine Park Community Association wishes to extend their sincere condolences to the family of New York City firefighter Steven Pollard, a resident of our Marine Park Community. In an attempt to help victims of a car accident he lost his life trying to assist others, a reminder of the risks our first responders face every day. Our condolences also to the Fire Department family and members of Ladder Co. 170 on the tragic loss of their fellow firefighter. We join the city in mourning the loss of such a young person performing his job with a bright future ahead of him. May he rest in peace.
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33rd Annual Halloween/Fall Festival
October 20, 2018
The Marine Park Community Association would like to thank Geoffrey Martin, Park & Recreation Manager and his Parks staff for their assistance in preparing the Fall Festival event site for our 33rd Annual Fall Festival. Upon our request, his staff mowed the lawn area; set up additional garbage pails and installed snow fencing for the pumpkin patch and cemetery area as well as revising both areas when it was decided the areas would be too small to accommodate 2,500 lbs.of pumpkins.
There were many smiling faces as the children picked out their pumpkins; took pictures in the pumpkin patch and then decorated them; ate their free popcorn while watching the Puppet show and participated in many craft activities. Attendance at this event was estimated to be approximately 3,000.
We could not continue this annual event without the support of the Parks Department and our local elected politicians. Thank you to Sen. Marty Golden for his partnership with the MPCA as well as NYC Councilman Alan Maisel who has provided the opportunity for the MPCA to apply for grants to help fund events like this for the community. Additional thanks to the 30 student volunteers from James Madison H.S. and community volunteers; Partnership for Parks for their Puppet Show; the Fire Department; the Police Department and Auxiliary; the Kids Mobile (Library); N.Y. Road Runners and Aviator Sports.
As I write this message at the end of January for our February newsletter, we can be
thankful that we haven’t had any major snowstorms to contend with. A few cold days but
that is to be expected in the middle of winter. If we experience some significant snow please
keep in mind that you can call our hotline and we will connect you with a Board member who
has contact information for individuals who will shovel the snow – young people willing to
help and make a few dollars. Also, please check on your neighbors who might need
January’s Community meeting was a very informative one. Thank you to David
Nussbaum, Deputy Director, NYC Dept. of Buildings who gave an excellent presentation and
graciously answered many questions. Officer Tom Podd and Officer Tricia Navarro
Caraballo attended our meeting. Tom advised community residents not to warm up your car
and leave it running while you are not in it. It provides an opportunity for someone to steal
your car or break into it. Also, both Tom Podd and Joe Auerbach from the Flatlands
Volunteer Ambulance reminded everyone to please make sure your house numbers are
visible. In the event of an emergency, the quicker emergency responders can identify the
house the better. Some homes do not have visible numbers or are too small. Officer Tom
Podd advised community members that they are willing to come to your home, free of charge,
to access your safety precautions. Officer Tricia Navarro-Caraballo reminded everyone that
the next “Build the Block” meeting will be held on Monday, March 23
rd, 6:00pm, Khal Zichron Mordechai Synagogue, 2645 Nostrand Ave.
Leo Ly from the Census Team gave a brief overview of the Census process and will be
our guest speaker in February. He advised that there are job opportunities for census takers
and related jobs with the starting salary of $28.00/hr. for anyone interested. It is important
that everyone complete the census form. Southern Brooklyn had the lowest response in the
2010 census. The census provides vital information for you and the community. It
determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw
district boundaries. Redistricting counts are sent to the states by March 31, 2021.
Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new
roads, schools and emergency services. Businesses use census data to determine where to
open places to shop.
We thank the many representatives from our local politicians’ offices who attend our
monthly meetings. They update us with important news and are always available to assist
and answer questions. I was happy to see the large turn-out for the Marine Park Playground Scope Meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd
Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Marty Maher gave a
presentation regarding the timetable and process and introduced the design team. Several
tables were set up for community residents who formed individual teams proceeded to
discuss and present their ideas to a member of the Parks Design team. Many excellent ideas
were suggested for consideration in the design process.
After much discussion and concern about handicap accessibility at the Carmine Carro
Community Center, some parking spaces have now been designated adjacent to the side
entrance. Also some stop signs and a small speed bump have been installed. A permit needs
to be obtained to park in the space.
Our membership renewal drive is ongoing. We have mailed out renewal notices. Thank
you to those who have continued to be a member and please encourage your neighbor to
join. The MPCA Board members are all volunteers who give their time to many projects and
events. If you have some time to volunteer or assist at our monthly meetings or events, would
like to be a Board member, please contact us. We all need to work together to ensure our
Marine Park Community continues to thrive and be a safe place to live for all residents –
young and old. I hope you will join us at our next meeting.