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More on the Lawsuit Threat Against Gerritsen Beach Blogger

July 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The threat by attorneys for Wiz founder and developer Stephen Jemal to sue the blog GerritsenBeach.Net caught the attention of the Daily News’ Jotham Sederstrom, who follows up on GBN’s disturbing tale of being asked to sign a “non-disparagement agreement” and pay $20,000 to avoid a suit. Mr. Sederstrom writes in part: The feisty founder […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach Blogger Threatened with Developer Lawsuit

July 22nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

We’ve been seeing more threats over the last few months against bloggers from both the public sector and private individuals who don’t want things posted or who take issue with things that have been put up online. The threats come in all forms, from subtle suggestions that quoting an email is a violation of copyright […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Gerritsen Beach · Uncategorized

Bklink: Denial of Service

July 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Denial of Service

“Other than the people who declared war on me because of this site. No one, who knew how, has ever attempted a Denial of Service attack(DoS). If you were on the site at all today you might of noticed that the site was either not working or it was very slow. This was the result […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Gerritsen Beach · Shortlink

Bklink: Development Fight

July 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Development Fight

Is it bad news for development projects when the developer gets into a nasty dispute with the people providing the financing? Well, projects in Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay being developed by Stephen Jamal as part of the Brooklyn Riviera should provide some insight. $5.5 million is at issue.–GerritsenBeach.Net

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · Sheepshead Bay · Shortlink

In the Pool: Fire & Rescue

July 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on In the Pool: Fire & Rescue

[Photo courtesy of GerritsenBeach.Net/Flickr] This comes from Gerritsen Beach in Southern Brooklyn where there is much water to be found and was put in our GL Photo Pool by GerritsenBeach.Net who produces the GerritesenBeach.Net blog.

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · In the Pool

Bklink: Blocks or Burned?

May 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Blocks or Burned?

Whether one likes one’s cars up on blocks or burned to a crips, Southern Brooklyn has a little something to offer everyone. On the other hand, what’s up with all the semi-stripped and toasted cars out there?–Curbed

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · Marine Park · Shortlink

Bklink: Wheel Thieves

April 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Wheel Thieves

There is something compelling about photos of cars in Brooklyn whose wheels have been stolen that have been left up on the proverbial blocks or, in this case, big rocks. This car is from Gerritsen Beach, where several such incidents have happened in recent weeks.–GerritsenBeach.Net

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · Shortlink

Bklink: Gerritsen Beach!

April 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Gerritsen Beach!

Ah, Gerritsen Beach. “Situated on a peninsula in southeast Brooklyn is an enclave characterized by bungalows nesting on small lots, fishing boats and houses outfitted with American flags, wind chimes, lawn ornaments and holiday decorations. Only one road, Gerritsen Avenue, leads in and out of the neighborhood, which is often compared to a sleepy New […]

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · Shortlink

Fun on the Belt Parkway: Seven Bridges to Be Rebuilt

March 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fun on the Belt Parkway: Seven Bridges to Be Rebuilt

For those that appreciate the unique joy that is driving the Belt Parkway, GerritsenBeach.Net passes along news certain to warm the heart of construction lovers. More than $500 million will be spent in coming years to rebuild seven bridges and their approaches to the parkway including Bay Ridge Avenue, Fresh Creek, Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, […]

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · Southern Brooklyn

Bklink: More Adventures with Picture Taking

March 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: More Adventures with Picture Taking

“Sunday while I was at the point, the parks department was summonsing some paintballers, and as I was taking pictures of them, this woman who never identified herself (pictured above) said “Excuse me you can’t take pictures of officers doing their jobs“. I responded by saying that Yes I can, that’s your misinformed opinion. Nothing […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Gerritsen Beach

Bklink: Gerritsen Green Streets Dead

February 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The attempt to put a Green Street into Gerritsen Beach is dead in the face of community opposition. “Green Streets died tonight. It is now a dead issue. The community really came out if force against this proposal. P.S. 277 auditorium was packed to the point that it was standing room only…Then after a resident […]

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · Shortlink

Battle Over Green Streets in Gerritsen Beach

February 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Of all the things we would expect to find a fight about, the city’s “Green Streets” program is not one of them. Yet, there’s a battle about a plan in Gerritsen Beach, where GerritsenBeach.Net, which does superb work covering issues in that neighborhood and environs, has been writing about the fight, which includes some heavy-duty […]

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · Urban Planning

"Policy Brutality" in Gerritsen Beach?

September 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on "Policy Brutality" in Gerritsen Beach?

[Photo via GerritsenBeach.Net] The telephone poles in Gerritsen Beach this weekend are sporting more than stoop sale fliers. Apparently, a bunch of fliers like the one pictured above just went up in the neighborhood related to an incident in last August. This one was photographed and posted by GerritsenBeach.Net, which keeps up with the news […]

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New Bus Shelters Vandalized

July 4th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Looking at the new bus shelters going up quickly all over the city, you knew that some of them would be magnets for vandalism. Well, GerritsenBeach.net offers up the pic above on flickr and blog entries showing what’s happened to at least one of them. First, it was tagged up. Then, the glass was busted […]

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Tags: Gerritsen Beach · Transportation

Memorial Day Weekend in Gerritsen Beach

May 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Memorial Day Weekend in Gerritsen Beach

[Photo courtesy GerritsenBeach.net] The Kiddie Beach in Gerritsen Beach had its opening day yesterday and some great photos like the one above were posted by GerritsenBeach.Net, a blog we totally enjoy that brings news from that corner of Brooklyn. We love the photo above, so we figured we post it and direct your attention to […]

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