President's Message 




January 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. As I write this message at the end of December, it doesn’t feel like winter. The weather has been unseasonably warm. Let’s hope "Mother Nature" is kind to us this January and February.

Our annual Holiday Party was another success. I continued the tradition my father started many years ago – donating a television. Years ago he started with a black and white TV – look at our progress – this year a flat screen, color television. We appreciate your donation at the door which was matched by the Civic Association.

As we have done in the past, this money was donated to the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance who provide a wonderful service to our community.

Santa in the Park was held at the Carmine Carro Community Center on Saturday, December 5th. The NYC Parks Dept., Marine Park Civic Association and Marine Park Alliance all worked together to make this event another fun day for all. Free raffle tickets were given to attendees and pictures with Santa were taken. We received many thank you calls on our hotline in December in appreciation of this annual event. Thank you to all our politicians and sponsors who provided gifts for the raffles. Home Depot again provided woodworking crafts and staffing to assist children with the crafts. Also thank you to all the volunteers who assisted that day.

Last year our community had many concerns – zoning, unkempt sidewalks, quality of life issues and traffic/bike problems. We continue to monitor these issues and work closely with the 63rd precinct when situations arise. You can contact us by calling the MPCA hotline or email our website. We are also on Facebook. Our Board is comprised of volunteers and we try to respond to your concerns as quickly as possible. If you have some free time and would like to volunteer to assist at any of our events, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Marine Park Civic Association is celebrating its’ 90th year as a community service association. We look forward to the coming year and will keep you updated on special events to commemorate this milestone. Membership renewal kits are in the mail. Please complete and encourage your neighbors to join.

On behalf of myself and the MPCA board members, have a safe, healthy and happy New Year!


Bob Tracey

President, MPCA

“Brooklyn Proud “®



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