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The Marine Park Civic Association is proud to announce our 90th Anniversary in 2016. To celebrate our legacy and on-going support of the Marine Park community, we will be commemorating this milestone with a party to be announced next year. In order to support this event we are issuing a limited edition MCPA 90th Anniversary shirt -- available starting at our June 16, 2015, general meeting. For only $10 you can show your pride in Marine Park. Please purchase a shirt for yourself and family members and show your on-going support to our great community. Sizes range from "Small" to "XXL." ONLY: $10.


 

We would like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make the Marine Park 2015 Fall Festival a wonderful success.

And a special Thank You to Senator Marty Golden.

MPCA F ALL FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Sen. Marty Golden

MPCA

NYC Parks

Tracey Real Estate

VRC & Associates

Federal Savings Bank

One on One Physical Therapy

Madison Estates

TD Bank

Aviator Sports

Pro Health

Mariners Inn

Rob Mazzuchin

Nicks Fine Jewelry

Brand, Glick, Brand

Horizon Pest Mgt.

Marine Florist

Marine Park Hardware

European Wax Center

Jane Carbonao ESQ

Brenman's Meat

Franks Pizza

Met Food

Quentin Pizza

Oasis Restaurant

Michael’s Pastry

Home Depot

Buckley's

Starlight Interiors

China New Star

Gloria’s Dog Salon

Jackie's Deli

Jenny Styling Nail


 

Click the picture to find out about the progress of The Marine Park Reconstruction Project


 


 

 

Listed below is the new slate of
Officers and Board of Directors that was unanimously voted in at the April General Membership meeting.

Officers
President   Robert Tracey

1st Vice President    Sebastian Crociata

2nd Vice President   Jim Tobin

3rd Vice President   Robert Mazzuchin

Corporate Secretary   Paul Link

Treasurer    Vincent Cervone

Correspondence Secretary   Peggy Accardo

Recording Secretary   Therese Campbell

Sergeant at Arms   Dominic Castellano 

Asst. Sgt. at Arms   Manny Gerratano

Board of Directors

Greg Borruso 
John Capozucca*
 
Dan Devlin 
David Dougherty 
Margret Dougherty 
Brenda Guariglia 
Frank Guariglia 

Jim Ivaliotis
Maria Ivaliotis
Lauren Jemison*

Bob Kaplan
Audrey Mullins
Greg Santangelo
Mary Tobin
Tom Whitford

Chairpersons
Marco Panicali 
Carmela Panicali


(*) Denotes new Board Members

Thank you,
MPCA Officers and Board of Directors


 

 

VA Eliminates Net Worth as Health Care Eligibility Factor

Elimination of Net Worth Makes More Veterans Eligible for Health Care

Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to the health care benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Effective 2015, VA eliminated the use of net worth as a determining factor for both health care programs and copayment responsibilities. This change makes VA health care benefits more accessible to lower-income Veterans and brings VA policies in line with Secretary Robert A. McDonald’s MyVA initiative which reorients VA around Veterans’ needs.

“Everything that we do and every decision we make has to be focused on the Veterans we serve,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “We are working every day to earn their trust. Changing the way we determine eligibility to make the process easier for Veterans is part of our promise to our Veterans.”

Instead of combining the sum of Veterans’ income with their assets to determine eligibility for medical care and copayment obligations, VA will now only consider a Veteran’s gross household income and deductible expenses from the previous year. Elimination of the consideration of net worth for VA health care enrollment means that certain lower-income, non-service-connected Veterans will have less out-of- pocket costs. Over a 5-year period, it is estimated that 190,000 Veterans will become eligible for reduced costs of their health care services.

In March 2014, VA eliminated the annual requirement for updated financial information. VA now uses information from the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration to automatically match individual Veterans’ income information which reduces the burden on Veterans to keep their healthcare eligibility up to date. That change better aligned VA’s health care financial assessment program with other federal health care organizations.

Veterans may submit updated income information at www.1010ez.med.va.gov/, or by visiting their nearby VA health care facility.  For more information, visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits or call VA toll-free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387).


 

 

A Word of Caution!!!

It has recently been reported on the news that there is another telephone and email scam.

Someone calls or sends an email identifying themselves as working for the IRS. They intimidate the recipient by telling them that they owe the IRS a sum of money, and if they do not pay within 24 hours they will be arrested.  They ask that payment be made with either a debit card or credit card. These phone calls originate outside the USA, but have a Washington DC area code. 

Do not be fooled, the IRS would not make such phone calls.  The IRS first contacts
people through the mail.  After contact through the mail, someone might follow up with a phone call..  You should look up a valid phone number for the IRS, and verify any
correspondences. 

 


 

We wish to welcome
Captain Thomas W. Burke 
as the new commander of the 63 precinct. 
We look forward to working with him to help make our neighborhood safer and stronger.
Good luck and all the best.


Santa in the Park

Santa in the Park was held on Saturday, December 6th, at the Carmine Carro Community Center.  It was a joint effort between the Marine Park Civic, the
Marine Park Alliance, and Brooklyn South Park’s Administrator Frank Filatro.  This was truly a family centered community event.  

As the families entered the center they were greeted by Civic and Alliance Board members.  They were given a free raffle ticket, directed to Santa, the workshop, refreshment tables, and craft tables. 

The children cheerfully told Santa their Christmas wishes.  The moment was captured on film by Dave Watts.  Santa’s helpers were on hand to distribute gifts to the children, and the photographs to their parents.  We thank Dave Watts, Santa, and his team for giving the families a memento of the festivities.

Kevin Bracken, store manager of Mill Basin Home Depot, also assisted in the day’s celebration.  Home Depot turned the large classroom into Santa’s workshop.  They donated wooden craft sets for the children to make beautiful handmade gifts.  Jim, Shelley-Ann, Jamal, Sherman, and Netisha from Home Depot helped to organize and conduct the workshop.  We thank Home Depot for their help in making Santa in the Park a success for the past five years.

Covenant Ballet Theater of Brooklyn offered to entertain the children.  The ballet students gave a wonderful performance.  As a matter of fact, their performance was so good that it inspired one toddler to stand in the middle of the room and try to copy their steps.  We thank them for sharing their skills and talents. 

One of the first things the families did was to view the door prizes. They put their raffle ticket into the one that best fit their family.  These prizes were generously donated by various neighborhood businesses, organizations, and elected officials.  Senator Golden donated four tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show.  Councilman Maisel donated a scooter and a game.  The Aviator donated five tickets for a Family Skate Date.  Tracey Real Estate donated two tickets to an Islanders game.  Vincent R. Cervone and Associates, Income Tax and Accounting, donated two All Access Pass tickets to a Nets game.  Jane Carbonaro, Attorney at Law, donated a gift certificate to Toys R US.  The New York Hall of Science donated four tickets for a family visit.  Joe Torre East Hwy Little League donated a complete uniform and a certificate for baseball registration.  Covenant Ballet donated a tutu and a month of beginner’s lessons.  The Hurricanes donated a certificate for football registration and a certificate for Speed Skool.  The New York Jets donated an autographed lithograph of Nick Mangold.  ASYO, Marine Park Soccer League donated a certificate for soccer registration and a soccer ball.  Amazing Grace Productions donated two handmade stuffed animals.  Bob Kaplan made the red wagons that held the gifts.  The Civic thanks all those involved in the raffles for their generosity and willingness to support the community of Marine Park.    

One needed only to see the smiles on the children’s faces or hear the excitement in their voices to know that the day’s events where a success, and that the months of preparation were worth it.  “Santa in the Park” is one of the events that makes Marine Park a great place to live.  The MPCA is a vital organization to our community as it is also involved in a multitude of issues that affect our quality of life.  It takes the dedication and generosity of many people to effectively serve the community and run events like this. If you are interested in becoming an MPCA volunteer call (718) 336-7343.  Let’s work together to keep Marine Park one of the Best Places in Brooklyn to Live .

 


The MPCA Holiday Party was celebrated on Tuesday, December 16th.  It was one of the best attended parties we have held.  Everyone enjoyed the music, food, and fellowship.

It is a tradition to look back upon the year and thank those who have served us. Bob Tracey, thanked New York's Finest, for their service to Marine Park. Our members supported Bob's statement by applauding our police officers.  NYPD, you have the support of the MPCA.  Next, Senator Golden honored our student volunteers by giving them citations from the New York State Senate.  Those who received citations were Kevin Ahrens, Taylor Campbell, Christopher Campbell, Francis Crociata, Francine Crociata, Aidan Perna, James Guariglia, James Garthaffner, Timothy Mineo, Olivia Mineo, Nicolette Santangelo, Daniella Santangelo, Krystal Cruz, Gabrielle Ward, Rebecca Lawson, Messiah Malloy, Jaydn Gutierrez, Devin Forde, Damari Brown, Syria Tulloch, and Christopher Larroy.  We are grateful that Senator Golden acknowledged and encouraged our youth to be people who positively affect our community.  We wish all of our members a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. 


At our November meeting we had a representative from the District Attorney’s office telling us about Identity theft. Here’s what to do in case your Identity is stolen:|
First, call the 3 credit bureaus. Equifax 800-525-6285, Transunion 800-680-7289 and Experian 800-397-3742.
Get a copy of your report so you can file a fraud affidavit.
Next, call the Social Security Fraud hotline  800-269-0271.
Then, Call the Federal Trade Commission  877-438-4338,
NY Attorney General  800-771-7755, Secret Service Fraud squad (if over $10,000) 212-637-4500 and US. Postal Service 800-275-8777.
Finally, file a report in person with your local precinct.
We hope that you never need this information, but just in case, it’s smart to keep it on file.


MPCA Hotline

Some of our members are under the misconception that the MPCA has a physical
office. We don’t. One member even commented that we never answer the hotline and just let the machine pick it up. That’s partially true. Our hotline number is unmanned and goes directly to an answering machine which is checked daily by our volunteers. When a volunteer calls you back, please be courteous to them. They are giving their time and effort to try and help you. We have no paid employees. We will always do our best to assist you, but if we are unable to, please be mindful that we have limitations, and do not take it out on the person who is calling you back.  Being respectful of others and working together is the most effective way to get things done!  We very much appreciate your understanding and support.

 


 

 

Hurricane Sandy Fire Prevention Program

              Brooklyn Community Boards 13,15,18

Protecting Hurricane Sandy affected seniors,
 disabled and hard of hearing residents by providing free in-home safety reviews and installing free combination smoke/CO alarms.

To schedule a review,
please call 718-281 3872

Sponsored by  the FDNY and the
FDNY Foundation

Funded in part by the assistance to firefighters fire prevention and safety grant,
US department of Homeland Security

www.nyc.gov/fdny and www.fdnyfoundation.org

 


 

Did you know?

With a ton of information bombarding everyone, everyday, we were wondering if the homeowners in our community are aware of this lawsuit going on, and it's potential impact.

This article by Corinne Lestch came from the Daily News-Thursday 2/27/14.


REALTY TAX RACIST: SUIT

                  THE CITY'S property tax system has long been criticized for favoring homeowners over renters, but a bombshell lawsuit filed Wednesday charges that it discriminates against blacks and Hispanics as well.

The allegation, if upheld, could force a radical overhaul in how property taxes are levied – potentially forcing homeowners to pay billions of dollars more each year.

“The state would have to alter the property tax system to address the disparities," said Doug Turetsky of the Independent Budget Office.

The class action lawsuit seizes on a long-documented imbalance:  one-, two- and three-family homes account for 48% of the market value of all city property, yet generate 15.5% of property tax revenues.

Conversely, apartment buildings account for 23% of total market value, but pay 37% of all property taxes. When abatements for condo and co-op owners are factored in, the share of taxes paid by rental apartment buildings is even greater.

The imbalance is deliberate, part of a decades-long effort by state lawmakers and City Council members to keep the city's residential homeowners - at one point, considered the middle class – from leaving the city.

But the lawsuit says the imbalance amounts to discrimination, because homeowners are disproportionately white or Asian, while renters are disproportionately black or Hispanic, compared with the city's population.

"We're asking that a dysfunctional (system) be examined and repaired," said civil rights attorney Randolph Mclaughlin, who filed the lawsuit.

The suit cites a 2006 IBO study that said taxing all classes of property equally would save owners of rental buildings $1,237 to $1,854 per unit each year - savings that likely would be passed along to tenants.

However, shifting the tax burden away from rental buildings likely would trigger outrage among homeowners.

What’s your opinion?

 


 

 

The Marine park Civic Association would like to thank Colleen Grace from the Tunnel to Towers Foundation for her inspiring presentation at November’s General Meeting. For those who missed it, the foundation builds Smart Homes for our most catastrophically injured service members returning home.  Please be generous and  support this effort. Checks should be made payable to
“Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation” and can be sent to:
Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306 
You can also visit their website at
www.tunneltotowersfoundation.org

We would also like to express our appreciation to Senator Marty Golden, Assemblyman Alan Maisel, Councilman Lew Fidler, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, the D’Alessandro family and Met Food on Quentin Road for their generous donation of Turkeys for our Thanksgiving raffle.
The NYPD handed out a form at our November meeting  to sign people up for their information and crime prevention newsletter. Your completed form can be dropped off at Marine Park Hardware (3502 Ave. S).

 


On Saturday, June 7th, the Parks' Department and the Marine Park Alliance organized “It's My Park Day”. Home Depot (Ave U store), as always, supported our neighborhood in a big way by donating the paint. Volunteers include members of Marine Park Civic, Boy Scout Troop 396, Lions' Club of Flatlands, Leo's' club of Flatlands, Brooklyn Baseball Association, and students from Stuyvesant and Midwood HS.

 


 

On Saturday, October 26th, the Parks' Department held "It's My Park Day" in Marine Park.  It was organized by Park 

Administrator, Frank Filatro, who saw that the playground was in great need of pruning, cleaning, and repainting.  Maria D'Alessandro and the MPCA reached out to the community for volunteers and donations.  Volunteers were at the playground from 9:00 AM to as late as 4:00 PM painting, mulching, and sweeping.  Our playground is now a beautiful, colorful, and cheerful place for our children to play.
Three Cheers for:

    Chris from Blaster's Power Wash Service, who volunteered his services to clean the playground.

    Home Depot for their continued support of our community outreaches, by donating paint,

supplies, and bottles of water for volunteers.

   Home Depot's enthusiastic and knowledgeable employees who assisted with painting.

   Anthony Testaverde, who is always there to help out.

   Boy Scout Troop 396 and their leaders who are a dedicated and helpful group that assisted with painting.

   Flatlands Lions Club and Leo's Club, who are a conscientious and helpful group that assisted with painting.

   Relay for Life Members, who are dependable and diligently assisted us with painting.

   The residents of Marine Park, who are the backbone of what makes Marine Park a great place to live, assisted with painting and mulching.  Without the generosity and dedication of these people and companies our playground would not be a fun and creative play area for our children.

A huge thank you from the Marine Park Civic Association!!

 


 

 

"Marine Parks Little Known Secret"

For over 35 years, Marine Park Soccer / American Youth Soccer Organization Region 266,
has provided children the opportunity to join a team, meet new friends, and exercise their
mind, bodies, and spirit, all the while being cheered on by their parents as they learn and play
the world loved game of soccer, on autumn mornings from September to November in Marine Park.

An all-volunteer organization catering to children ages 4-18, Regional Commissioner Annette
Walker guarantees that children, who register to play, will do just that. "There are no bench warmers
in my league.", RC Annette says. "No tryouts, no unhappy faces. Every child who registers, gets
placed on a team, given a uniform, plays in every game, and unlike other neighborhood youth sports,
is treated with respect. Its simply part of our core philosophies."

Everyone Plays
Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must
play at least 50% of every game. It's no fun to spend the game on the bench…and that's no way to
learn soccer!
Balanced Teams
Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it's more fun and a better learning
experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide
variety of teammates of different skill levels.
Open Registration
Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer.
Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.
Positive Coaching
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled
and better-motivated players. A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child's life, so AYSO
requires they create a positive experience for every boy and girl.
Good Sportsmanship
We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude,
and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
Player Development
We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their
abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.

Marine Park Soccer also offers a Very Important Player (VIP) Program for players with special needs.
The VIP program provides a quality soccer experience for players whose physical or mental disabilities
make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. "Our VIP program has grown nicely since
we started it in 2009, with about 40 participates and 20 'buddies" playing every Sunday.", said RC Annette.

If you'd like more information about the Marine Park Soccer program, visit their website
www.ayso266.org
Registration for the Fall 2014 season will begin in January 2014.

Annette Walker
Regional Commissioner
Marine Park Soccer AYSO 266
PO Box 340646
Brooklyn New York 11234
718-692-0008
www.AYSO266.org


 

F.Y.I. CORNER 

Do you own one of these?

If you bought it in 1925, 
this is what you paid.

 


 

A "Bright" Idea!

 It will cost you almost $2000 to replace a laptop and over $500 for a TV if a burglar takes the one you own - but it costs only about a dime to keep a light on all night at your door or in your window. Those dimes are well spent if they protect all of your valuables. It is a simple fact that criminals do not like bright places. If one house is brightly lit, and another has no lights, criminals will generally head for the dark one. No one likes to attract attention, especially when your intentions are no good! Deny a burglar the opportunity to make you their victim. Keep outside lights on around your house, or in your windows through the night. Now that is a "bright" idea!

 

 

Little Things Can Send a BIG Message....

In crime prevention, little things can mean a lot. Take, for example you car's cigarette lighter or power outlet. It may not look like much to you, but it can send an important signal to thieves.

Some criminals look at the dashboards of cars. If they see the cigarette lighter is missing or the cover is open on the power outlet, they figure there is at least a possibility that it has been taken out to accommodate a battery charger or power adapter for an electronic device. They're willing to take a chance that the device is not far away - maybe stored in the glove box or center console. So, when they don't see a cigarette lighter in a car, some thieves will break the passenger side window, and search your car, hoping to find some valuables inside. If you don't have anything, the criminal will just move on, looking for another opportunity. But he - or she - has left behind a mess of broken and shattered glass for you to clean up, and a colossal headache until you get the car repaired.

Don't give criminals an opportunity. Whether or not you have anything, keep that cigarette lighter just where it belongs and the cover closed on those accessory outlets when you leave your car. If you do, you're much less likely to encounter an unwelcome surprise when you return.

 


 

Auto Theft Prevention

  GPSPhone

Taking precautionary measures can minimize your chances of becoming the victim of auto theft. In the United States a vehicle is stolen an average of every 21 minutes. Not only does auto theft costs the victim time and money, but it cost society as it drives insurance premiums up. Stolen vehicles are also commonly used to commit other crimes. Car thefts can occur anytime -so be alert and aware and follow these simple tips

  • Never leave your car running unattended, even to dash into a store - this occurs frequently in winter months as drivers leave the engine running to keep the car warm - all it takes is a split second and your car is gone!

  • Never leave any keys in the car, the ignition, or in hide-a-key boxes -  even inside a locked garage

  • Always roll up your windows and lock the car, even if it is parked in front of your home

  • Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk out of sight - Remove GPS mounts, and the tell-tale ring that is often left by suction cups on the dashboard

  • Always park in high-traffic, well-lighted areas, whenever possible

  • Investigate the purchase of a vehicle theft tracking/security system, especially if you own one of the frequently stolen model vehicles such as a Honda Civic

  • Never leave personal identification documents, such as the vehicle ownership title, or credit cards in your vehicle

  • Do not store your home address in your GPS system, but rather use a nearby intersection of business address.

  • If you must leave your key with a valet, attendant, or mechanic leave only the ignition key and not any house keys. Make sure you are dealing with a reputable firm, you can check with the Department of Consumer Affairs for more information

  • In high theft areas the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) should be etched on windows, doors, fenders and trunk lid. This makes it difficult for a thief to market your stolen car parts.

  • Copy your license plate and vehicle information (VIN) numbers on a card and keep them with you. If your vehicle is stolen, the police will need this information to take a report

  • If your vehicle is stolen, report it to the police immediately!   

 


 

IRS Disaster Resource Guide

  The IRS has released a Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Businesses. This resource guide provides information to individuals and businesses affected by a federally declared disaster and the assistance available to disaster victims. This Disaster Relief Resource Guide can help you claim unreimbursed casualty losses on property that was damaged or destroyed.  A federally declared disaster is a disaster that took place in an area declared by the President to be eligible for federal assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
    For tax assistance call 1800 829 3676 ask for a disaster loss kit and they will mail it to you. You need to give this to your accountant when you file your taxes for increased returns due to damages due to hurricane sandy.

 

More on the IRS Disaster Kit links:   

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i4684.pdf

   

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4684.pdf

 

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p547.pdf

 


 

Seven ways to prevent injury and even death getting that snow off the ground.

1.    Avoid shoveling if you have any symptoms of heart disease or have had a heart attack in the past.
Heart patients or individuals who have ever experienced symptoms of heart disease should not shovel.  Individuals over 65 should leave the shoveling to someone else.
2. Be cautious when using snow blowers.
Snow blowers that have to be pushed or are too small for a big job can be physically demanding, too. The self-propelled variety is best for individuals not used to the physical demands associated with clearing pathways after a big snowfall.
3. Dress warmly and in layers.
Bundle up, and be very warm. Make sure you’re not chilled and that you cover your face with a scarf or a mask. The cold stimulates adrenalin and constricts the blood vessels, which can increase the likelihood of a heart attack,
4. Hold the booze and caffeine.
Both substances constrict blood vessels and can spike blood pressure.
5. Shovel a little bit at once and ease into it.
Shoveling snow for 15 minutes is roughly the equivalent of a half-hour jog at a medium pace. Rather than tackle a driveway covered in a foot of snow, shovel as the snow falls.
6. Protect your back.
Keep the ears, shoulders and hips aligned when shoveling snow. Don’t twist the back, and try to use the legs to do the lifting. That will help prevent muscle injuries in the shoulders and back.
7. Warm-up, hydrate and cool down.

Treat shoveling snow like exercise. To prevent injury, warm up by walking in place and stretching. Stay hydrated and then do a cool down afterward.

 


 

 

REMOVING AND PREVENTING GRAFFITI
IF YOUR PROPERTY IS DEFACED WITH GRAFFITI

  • Immediately report the incident to the police.
  • Upon the completion of a police report, the prompt removal of the graffiti is suggested to prevent the long-term display of the markings, and discourage the purpose of the vandalism.
  • Experience has shown that prompt clean-up is an effective deterrent to the re-occurrence of the graffiti.
  • Graffiti may be removed by several methods, such as: Covering with paint, Washing with solvents, High pressure water sprays.
Other new processes used to prevent and remove graffiti are being developed. One process involves the use of recycled plastic fencing that reacts to commercial solvents, allowing the graffiti to wash off easily. Another process involves a non-stick graffiti coating that is water based and causes sprayed paint to bead up, making it an effective barrier against graffiti. Still another process uses a wax-like coating over freshly painted surfaces. When graffiti appears, it is easily removed and the surface is recoated for continued protection. Increasing overall lighting of an area discourages vandals. The installation of motion sensor lights or sprinklers in high out- of- reach areas also deters graffiti.



NYPD Rewards
$1,000 REWARD
For information leading to the arrest of anyone who possesses an ILLEGAL HANDGUN - Call 1 866 GUN-STOP, 1 866 486-7867 If you know someone who is carrying, selling, or using handguns illegally, call anonymously: call 1 866 GUN-STOP, 1 866 486-7867. Remember: You don't have to leave your name...

$500 REWARD
Rewards of up to $500, for the arrest and conviction of anyone who commits Graffiti Vandalism Call 911 for Crimes in Progress or 311 to Provide Information. Remember: Graffiti Vandalism is a Crime.

$2,000 REWARD
Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any violent felon. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

 

Important Phone Numbers
Flatbush Volunteer Ambulance, Business (718) 338-0434; Emergency (718) 338-0444
Public Assistance, (800) 472-8411
Street Lights, Traffic Lights, Signs, (718) CALL-DOT
Water Leaks, (718) 337-4357
Child Abuse, (800) 342-3720
Civilian Complaint, (800) 341-CCRB
Domestic Violence, (800) 799-SAFE
Alcoholics Anonymous, (212) 647-1680
Birth Certificate Information, (212) 788-4520
Day Care, (212) 676-2444
Death Certificate Information, (212) 788-4520
Food Stamps, (718) 291-1900
Medicaid Information, (718) 291-1900
Pest Control, (718) 956-7103
Poison Control, (800) 222-1222
Suicide Prevention, (212) 673-3000

 

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