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Announcement Board

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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.  

Lew Fidler

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.

— Marine Park Community Association

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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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Marine Park Community Association

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. 

       January, 2019

President’s Message

As we start a new year, I would like to wish all of you a “Happy & Healthy”

2020. We at the Marine Park Community Association will continue to try to resolve

any issues that arise in our community and keep you informed of important

developments and concerns that affect our “Quality of Life” in our wonderful

Marine Park Community.

December 2019 was a busy month for our community. For the 26th

year, Santa visited the Carmine Carro Community Center. The Marine Park Community

Association and the Marine Park Alliance welcomed over six hundred children and

adults who had their picture taken with Santa, played at many craft tables and had

snacks. A special thank you to Home Depot and their volunteers who again

provided a workshop and crafts for the children. Thank you to the student

volunteers and Board members who again generously gave their time to make this

event a success. Also thank you to the NYC Parks Department for their partnership

in this event. There were many other events in the community including a tree

lighting at the Hendrick I. Lott House. We hope that you had an opportunity to

participate in some of the community events.

Although it was a cold and rainy day and night on December 17th

,we had a full house for our annual Holiday Party. Peter Iengo gave an informative

presentation regarding the NYC Parks Dept. Media Education Program. There are

many centers available to members of all communities offering many interesting

programs as well as fitness programs at reasonable costs. Good food, music and of

course the raffles at the end of the night added to the spirit of the holiday season. A

lucky community member won the raffle for the tv that was generously donated by

Bob Tracey in memory of his father. The proceeds of that raffle were donated to

Toys for Tots.

We appreciate seeing many of our politicians and their representatives as well

as our local police and NYC agencies attend our meetings. Councilman Alan

Maisel stopped by and we were happy to see he is recuperating well and resuming

some community activities.

The winter season brings cold weather and possible snowstorms. Please keep

in mind safety concerns when using space heaters and check on your neighbors who

might need assistance. In the event of a snowstorm, 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.

The New Year means the start of our membership renewal drive. We will be

mailing out renewal notices soon. 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, 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.

Bob Tracey

President, MPCA

“Brooklyn Proud”