A April 18, 2017

President’s Message

The calendar states that spring has arrived. On March 19th, our Marine Park woodpecker was sighted and heard on E. 36th Street so it’s official. We don’t know where this woodpecker resides in the winter but we welcome his return every year.

A special thank you to Maureen O’Malley and the O’Malley Dance Academy Irish Step Dancers for their spirited performance at last months’ community meeting. The dancers have given an annual performance for at least the last ten years. We appreciate their dedication to their dancing and continuing this tradition.

Hot topics at the March meeting were the dumping of snow in Marine Park and Marine Park residents not receiving mail. Representatives from local politician offices attended the meeting and we are working together to try to resolve these issues. The Avenue S parking lot has been designated as a storm debris site by the Department of Sanitation. The mountain of snow in the Marine Park parking lot was unacceptable as well as the attempted removal of snow from this pile during the night. Please call 311 and make a complaint requesting that the designation that this location be a storm debris site be removed. Also file a complaint with the Mayors’ office and be sure you receive a complaint number. We don’t want this issue to be ignored and would like a solution before next winter.

It was brought to our attention that residents of an E. 33rd Street block had not received mail for thirteen days. Anthony Testaverde from Sen. Goldens’ office has contacted and scheduled a meeting with the post office management to try to resolve this issue. We also know that residents on some blocks are now receiving their mail at 6:00pm or later. If you are having a problem receiving your mail please contact our hotline.

As most of you have seen on the news, substance abuse has reached epidemic proportions and no community is exempt. There have been several emergency calls in the Marine Park community regarding overdoses and two were fatal. The Marine Park Civic Association is in the process of contacting several agencies and we hope to schedule an informational meeting for our May program.

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events. Saturday, April 8th, 2:00-4:00pm in Marine Park – Sen. Marty Golden’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, April 15th, 11:00am-2:00pm at the Wyckoff Farmhouse – East Flatbush Village, Inc. will hold an Easter Egg Hunt. Sunday, April 23rd Marine Park, Ave. U parking lot, 11:00am-3:00pm – Sen. Marty Golden has scheduled a recycling day. A shredding truck will be available as well as electronic waste disposal, collection and safe disposal of prescription drugs. Goodwill Industries with the DSNY will collect clean clothes, shoes, bed linens, blankets, towels, etc.. I hope you and your family can take the opportunity to attend these events.

Best wishes to everyone for a very Happy Easter and Passover holiday!

Bob Tracey

President, MPCA

“Brooklyn Proud “®



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