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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.    

Concerts have been rescheduled to the following dates.

Head Over Heels
Sunday, Septermber 22nd
2:00pm

Start of Pickle Ball for “Active Adults & Seniors at the MPAA on Friday’s  throughout summer, 9am for Beginner instruction  & 10am to 12noon,  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
The MPCA is asking that anyone who has recently had work done by National Grid please let us know your feedback, regarding the results of the work performed, good or bad, please contact the MPCA at our email, thank you. 
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. 

December 17, 2019

President’s Message

It was nice to see many familiar and new faces at our November meeting – over 100
attendees. We had a busy agenda. The programs scheduled – Boy Scouts and Dept. of
Transportation were very informative and of course the annual Turkey give-a-way put smiles
on many faces.
I would like to thank the representatives from the Dept. of Transportation who gave a
very informative presentation regarding the proposed changes to Marine Parkway. There
was much discussion – pros and cons for the proposed change but the residents in attendance
– many were from Marine Parkway - were unanimous in their concern and didn’t approve of
the change. This was a preliminary discussion to address concerns some residents had
regarding speeding on Marine Parkway. There were some suggestions including installing a
camera. Nothing has been decided as yet and we will continue to have discussion with the
Dept. of Transportation and keep the community informed.
Thank you to the Boy Scouts Color Guard who attended the meeting and their Scout
leader, Charlie Murphy for his presentation about the importance and benefits of becoming a
Boy Scout. Our annual Turkey raffle was again a great success. Sincere thanks to Sen.
Gounardes, Assemblywoman Jaime Williams, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein,
Councilman Alan Maisel, Tracey Real Estate, Met Food and Landis. We were able to raffle
approximately Fifty turkeys/certificates. We ask if you know of anyone or family who needs
extra help during this holiday season to please let us know. Our 63
rd
Precinct NCO’s
introduced our new police officers – Welcome!
We appreciate seeing many of our politicians and their representatives attend our
meetings. Last April we had a combined community meeting – Madison/Marine/Homecrest
Civic Association and the Marine Park Community Association. Brooklyn Parks
Commissioner Marty Maher attended this meeting and representatives from the community
voiced their concerns about the lack of services and deterioration of paths and playgrounds.
Also, with all the rain we have had this year – the ponding issue by JHS 278 and flooding.
We are pleased to tell you that monies have been allocated to remedy the problems in Marine
Park. A check was presented at the meeting for over five million dollars with the promise of
more funding to make a combined total of over eleven million dollars. We thank Brooklyn
Borough President Eric Adams, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Marty Maher, NYS Senator
Andrew Gounardes, NYS Assemblywoman Jaime William, NYS Assemblywoman Helene
Weinstein and Councilman Alan Maisel for their efforts in securing this money. Thanks also
to Ed Jaworski, President of the Madison/Marine/Homecrest Civic Association for his
continuous follow-up on all the issues in Marine Park.
Santa will be visiting the Carmine Carro Community Center – the 26
th
Annual “Santa in
the Park” – on Saturday, December 7, 11:00-3:00pm. The NYC Parks & Recreations with
the support of the Marine Park Community Association, Marine Park Alliance and Home
Depot look forward to welcoming you to the Center for a free, fun day. Children can have
their pictures taken with Santa and receive a small gift; Home Depot will again make crafts
with the children and there will be other activities and light refreshment available. Of
course, you don’t want to miss our Annual Holiday Party and Meeting on December 17
th
.
There are many holiday activities in the community – Annual Tree Lightings at Good
Shepherd Church and the Hendrick I. Lott House. Good Shepherd Church has a Sunday
afternoon concert series – see inside this newsletter for list of concerts and time. Holiday
Toys for Tots Drives – donations can be dropped off at Tracey Real Estate office, the
Democratic Club on Ave. R and Assemblywoman Jaime Williams office on 5318 Avenue N.
During this holiday season let’s remember those less fortunate or in need; a neighbor
who might live alone and need assistance – reach out to them and let them know you care. A
small act of kindness or smile can mean a lot to someone. On behalf of myself and the Board
members of the Marine Park Community Association we would like to wish you and your
families a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Healthy New Year.
Bob Tracey
President, MPCA
“Brooklyn Proud”