|Meet Baseball Legend Dwight "Doc" Gooden Sat., Oct. 5 noon-2pm!|
Come meet Baseball Legend Doc Gooden on Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 2pm at Ridgewood Savings Bank, 2520 East 17th Street in Sheepshead Bay!
"The Doc" will be autographing photos, memorabilia, and copies of his new autobiography DOC: A MEMOIR. The book will be offered at a deep discount and all proceeds will be donated to the Bay Improvement Group to support our community efforts.
We hope to see you there!
THURS., APRIL 18, 2013 @ 7PM
Please join us at IL Fornetto Restaurant
of Sheepshead Bay at our Annual BIG Oscars Awards Night
. Held every year, the BIG Oscars recognize companies, organizations, and individuals for distinguished community service.
$45pp in advance, $55pp at the door. Admission includes a four-course dinner, wine, dancing, DJ, raffles, and cash bar.
is located at 2902 Emmons Avenue, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. On-site parking. 718-332-8494. RSVP
to 718-646-9206 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12.
Send your check
today to: BIG, 30 Dooley Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235.
Pay via PayPal
on this page.
In spite of the rain, BIG welcomed many guests for our Annual Celebrity Caroling & Toy Drive. Co-hosted by Fillmore Real Estate and held at their new headquarters at 2990 Avenue U, the event featured live entertainment by Vince Martel & Friends, who performed popular music and holiday carols for the crowd to sing. Refreshments were furnished by Dunkin' Donuts. Over two hundred toys were collected at the event, which were delivered immediately afterward to the local women's in time for their holiday party mid-week. Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz stopped by to wish the revelers a happy holiday.
We'd like to thank Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Assemblyman Alan Maisel and Councilman Lew Fidler for organizing a Town Hall on Rapid Repairs on Monday, December 10, at PS 52 and look forward to their continued support of devastated Sheepshead Bay and Plumb Beach.
In case you missed it or if you'd like to review what you heard, the Town Hall hosted by on Wednesday, Nov. 28 by Sen. Marty Golden on 11/28/2012 in Gerritsen Beach and attended by residents of Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, and surrounding areas was videoed. To watch the presentation, click here
. FEMA, Rapid Repairs, National Grid, the American Red Cross, Mayor Bloomberg's office, and Dept. of Financial Services all had representatives there. We are urging our elected officials to hold a Town Hall in Sheepshead Bay, so that more of our residents can attend.
Sheepshead Bay was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. The storm surge pushed water above the pier, over Emmons Avenue, up all the side streets, beyond the Belt Parkway, and up into main and residential streets. The area has been devastated and the community is struggling to rebuild.
Bay Improvement Group's answering machine was destroyed in the flood. If you wish to reach us, please email bayimprovementgrp [at] gmail [dot] com.
- Disaster Relief questions: 800-621-FEMA
- Councilman Lew Fidler’s Office: 718-241-9330
- Senator Marty Golden’s Office: 718-238-6044
- Be sure to register for the NYC Rapid Repairs program. You MUST have a FEMA number to register. Click here for more information.
- Homeowners who have already qualified for FEMA housing assistance
grants can now also obtain up to an additional $10,000 through the
Governor’s Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund. You MUST have a FEMA number, and certain criteria must be met. Click here for details.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
is responsible for providing affordable, timely and accessible
financial assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses following a
disaster. Apply with them for a personal property loan for your home
and/or car. Click here for information.
Below are additional links to useful resources during this time of crisis. Please send us your suggestions for additional links.LOCAL
Cyclone Stadium DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER
NYC Office of Emergency Management RESOURCE PAGE
Brooklyn Borough Hall LEGAL CLINIC Borough Hall is hosting a Sandy
Relief Legal Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays to assist with storm related
legal and application assistance in regards to insurance claims, FEMA
applications and appeals, public assistance, and
Small Business LOANS
from the Mayor's Emergency Loan fund are interest-free for the first six months and 1% interest for the following 24 months.
Small Business GRANTS
of up to $10,000 through the Office of the Mayor. Available to local businesses already
seeking low-interest loans through the City’s existing Emergency Loan
News coverage SHEEPSHEAD BITES
STATE AND NATIONAL
Gov. Cuomo STORM RESOURCES PAGE NYS Div. of Homeland Security & Emergency Management HURRICANE SANDY INFONYC RAPID RESPONSE information & form for home repairs in Zone A.
The City is working with several contractors to assess damage to your
home from Hurricane Sandy and make the necessary repairs so that you and
your family can safely return home. NYC Rapid Repairs is a program for
property owners. If you rent your home and there are unsafe conditions,
SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 9am SHARP!
Meeting place: Sheepshead Bay Rd & Shore Pkwy, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Come on out, meet your neighbors, and help at our annual Fall Planting and 3-site Garden CleanUp!
No experience necessary and learn as you go! Just bring your gardening enthusiasm and tools (if possible; if not, come anyway!).
FREE bagels and coffee for all volunteers, courtesy of Knapp St. Bagels. Bulbs and supplies courtesy of Home Depot.
Download the flyer below and invite your friends! See you there!
SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012 - 8am-12pm. Come on out and make our beaches even better! All are welcome to
Here are the locations for the NYC DEP/Parks Dept. "Clean Streets = Clean
Beaches" events. All of the clean ups are scheduled for Sunday,
August 12, from 8 AM to 12 noon:
1) Plumb Beach, Brooklyn
- Exit off the Belt Parkway Eastbound just past Exit 9, Knapp
Street or via bike path which starts at Emmons and Brigham
- Gerritsen Ave. street end, south of Lois
3) Kaiser Park, Brooklyn - Park House at
West 28th St. and Neptune Ave.
4) Pugsley Creek
Park, Bronx - Lacombe
Ave. and Pugsley Ave.
House, Staten Island -
Conference House Park Visitors Center
6) Rockaway Beach, Queens - B. 97th St. on the
"A super day on the bay!"
"BIG's BayFest surely was BIG this time!"
-- attendees of BayFest 2012
Held each May, BayFest is our chance to come together as a community, showcase our unique
waterfront and main streets, and celebrate what a truly special place Sheepshead Bay is. This year's BayFest--our 21st!--took place on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 6pm. Offering music (including Jay & The Americans) on ten
piers and two stages plus a wealth of fun for all ages, BayFest 2012 drew tens of thousands, making it the biggest community
event in Sheepshead Bay history.
With well over 100 performers and not a cloud in the sky, BayFest 2012 offered something for everyone, all for FREE. The United States Merchant Marine Academy kicked off the event with a drill team and color guard, and
later, rampart trumpets, while the FDNY on land and sea also moved
and inspired the crowd. Main stage performers included Stout; Sonny Boy, from Brooklyn; Sound Drive from Brooklyn; a display by Aviator Gymnastics; surprise guest, local pop
sensation Jenna Rose; and routines by dance school Dimensions in Dance. Closing out the day were the get-up-and-dance bag pipin' rockers The Shots, with the Bergen County Firefighters. In between we had over 15 raffle
drawings of donations from many local businesses, including four of the
local boat owners, who contributed fishing trips and a dinner cruise. Our second stage featured a 90-minute show by Jay & The Americans, courtesy of The Sheryll Princess (Pier 8). Twenty other bands and dance groups performed on ten piers of Emmons Avenue. We were grateful to Stella Maris, our local fishing station that again supplied power to our main stage, and to Knapp St Deli
& Jimmy’s Famous Heroes, which supplied food for our 40+ volunteers.
For kids, there were arts and crafts in the
park with Scribble Shop and A2Z Party Planning, the Brooklyn Nets
"EXPERIENCE" Mobile Unit, Sandy the Seagull from the Brooklyn Cyclones,
exhibits by the NY Aquarium,
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and Brooklyn Public Library, and info
about Amity School. Adults enjoyed checking out the NEW electric
Nissan Leaf from Kings Auto Group. Sponsors, which included Con Ed,
National Grid, IL Fornetto, Investors Bank, Knapp
Street Deli, Comfort Inn, and Astoria Federal Savings Bank offered
raffles and giveaways.
Click to view the BayFest 2012 Official Program Guide.
Having Borough President Marty Markowitz come down to recognize NYC's
only vendor-free successful event was an honor to all. Councilman Lew
Fidler, Assemblymembers Cymbrowitz &
Weinstein, and DA Hynes also attended to share their good wishes and
enjoy our huge, one-of-a-kind waterfront party.
As an all-volunteer non-profit event that
celebrates our community and keep us in touch
with our heritage and history, BayFest 2012 was--by an overwhelming margin--the biggest community event in Sheepshead Bay history and the largest
vendor-free street event in NYC. And we
are just beginning, so get involved!
Thank you all and see you on May 19th 2013! Please visit www.BigBayFest.org for updates!
SAT., MAY 19, 2012, 11:30am The Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association's Annual Armed Forces & Memorial Day Parade will kick off BayFest weekend the day before our event to honor those who defend our freedom past and present. Everyone is invited to participate and encouraged to bring family and friends. We'll assemble at 11:30am on Emmons and Ocean Avenues in Sheepshead Bay, march together down Emmons Avenue (following a procession of antique and classic cars!), and end at the SBPB Memorial near Haring Street with an invocation and ceremonial tribute to our local heroes. Beverages and snacks will be available to all participants. See attached flyer for details or email email@example.com.
Help the special waterfront community and main streets of Sheepshead Bay by becoming a BIG family member for only $25 for individuals or $30 for
businesses. Simply pay via PayPal and then mail, email, or fax us the form below completed with your information. In
return, you'll receive our BIG News in the mail and learn firsthand
about community activities and events. Of course, greater donations will
help BIG pay for all the expenses of our volunteer efforts around the
community, and continue this work.