President's Message 


I would like to thank all of our Marine Park residents as well as the representatives of other civic associations and some of their members who attended the MPCA community meeting on May 19th.  We had a full program.  Thank you to Annmarie Snow-Matera from Canine Companions for Independence who provided us with an overview of what a service dog can do as well as giving a demonstration with her service dog.  I am happy to inform you that we had a donation box for Canine Companions for Independence and through the generosity of those in attendance and a donation from the MPCA - $750 was donated. 

A special thank you to Paul Graziano who gave us a very informative presentation regarding the Mayor’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability proposal and its’ impact on Marine Park and surrounding areas.   I think we have sent a message to our local politicians that we are not in agreement with this proposal.  We were told that petitions aren’t as effective as personal letters to our elected officials.  We have posted on our website a sample letter that you can use as a reference to personalize in your own words.  It’s important that everyone take the time to do this.  There is strength in numbers.  Also, please mark your calendar – Wednesday, June 17th, City Planning will give their zoning presentation at the CB 18 meeting. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.  We have to keep the pressure on. 

At our community meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, we will have our 89th annual installation of Officers and Board members.  Next year will be our 90th anniversary.  This year we will not have the usual end of year celebration as we have had in past years.  We would like to devote this time to have further discussion and follow-up regarding the zoning proposal.  Light refreshments will be served.   

As the end of June approaches it marks the end of another Civic season.  We don’t publish a newsletter or hold general meetings during July and August but that doesn’t mean we close down operations.  If you have an issue, question or concern that you think we can be of assistance with, please contact us on our hotline, website or Facebook page.  We will keep you posted on our website regarding any upcoming city planning meetings or issues that arise.  I hope everyone has a safe, fun summer.


Bob Tracey

President, MPCA

“Brooklyn Proud “®



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