As the day goes on the weather conditions will continue to intensify. There will be heavy rains and heavy winds. It will be dangerous to be outside.
Trees, limbs, and power lines can come down. Debris will be flying around. There could be flooding and there could be power outages.
The 68th Precinct is here to help you- but it is important that everyone acts wisely. Please stay away from the shoreline (69th Street Pier, Shore Road bike/walking path, and the Belt Parkway bike/walking path). The 69th Street Pier is now closed.
Do not go outside unless it is absolutely necessary. Do not drive unless it is absolutely necessary.
I would like to thank everyone for their support and cooperation during the past few days. I would also like to remind everyone that if they know of any critical care patients that may need immediate assistance, please call 911.
I would like to take this opportunity to update the community regarding street closures. Due to the rising water and flooding in the Sheepshead Bay area, Emmons Avenue will be closed in both the east bound and west bound directions. Motorists who must travel will be directed to use the Belt Parkway service roads (Shore Parkway).
As Hurricane Sandy charges toward New York, Con Edison is closely monitoring its path and is preparing for electrical outages.
As of 10 a.m. today, the utility reported just over 3,600 customers without electrical power, mostly in Brooklyn. Company crews are working to restore power outages for as long as wind conditions remain safe to do so.
The company is also preparing for the possibility that it will have to shut down underground electrical equipment if the storm surge floods low-lying areas, such as parts of lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Shutting down underground equipment may avoid extensive damage to company and customer equipment, and allow company crews to restore power to customers more quickly.
This storm is changing quickly and this morning Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of Zone A and other low-lying coastal areas is necessary. This means that everyone in these areas must leave and go somewhere outside the evacuation zone.
In addition, New York City schools will be closed tomorrow.
Hurricane Sandy continues to be a dangerous storm. Storm surges are predicted to reach 6 to 11 feet which would result in flooding in these areas beginning tomorrow morning. We expect the peak of this surge will take place from late Monday into early Tuesday, and flooding continue throughout Tuesday. We also expect that gale force winds will commence around sunset this evening.
I would like to take this opportunity notify the community regarding the forecasted hurricane which may affect the area early next week. I am currently reviewing our hurricane contingency plan and I am closely monitoring the forecast for updates regarding potential safety issues, storm surges and potential property damage.
Residents in low-lying areas such as Manhattan Beach and Gerritsen Beach should be especially cautious and begin planning for possible extreme weather conditions and/or flooding.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) at his town hall meeting last night, announced that he has secured $1.6 million in capital funding to help beautify and improve the conditions of Shore Road Park. Senator Golden was joined by representatives of the Parks Department and the Shore Road Parks Conservancy in making the announcement.
The funding will support the construction of gated vistas in areas along Shore Road and give the Parks Department the ability to better maintain the acres of parkland. The funding will support clearing and digging in certain areas, allow for tree pruning and create pockets of new landscaping that will help to showcase the beauty of Shore Road Park.
Money to Improve Technology and Infrastructure at Local Schools
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has secured more than $400,000 in State funding for eight schools in his district to support infrastructure and technology requests made by the schools earlier this year.
Senator Golden will be awarding funding to the following schools:
Intermediate School 228 for laptops for special education classes
P.S./I.S. 229 for Smartboards and cameras
Intermediate School 259 – for a Laptop Cart
Public School 102 – for bathroom renovations
Public School 186 – for Smartboards
Intermediate School 201- for wiring of auditorium air conditioning system
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden hosted a Cardiac Health and Stroke Prevention Symposium attended by almost 250 people, in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, last night at SS Simon and Jude Parish Elementary School Auditorium located at 294 Avenue T.
Speakers included Dr. Razvan Buciuc, Chief of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, Dr. Robert Rhee, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Dr. Greg Ribakove, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Dr. Steven Rudolph, Director of Stroke Medicine.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this weekend attended the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department where he swore in the officers and surprised the crowd with an announcement of a new emergency fire rescue vehicle to commemorate the milestone.
Senator Golden announced that he has secured a grant in the amount of $43,000 to purchase a new emergency fire vehicle, sometimes referred to as an “Gator”, to assist the Department in rescue efforts.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced plans for the 2012 Halloween Walk and Fairytale Forest scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 67th Street and Colonial Road.
The 17th Annual event will feature the Haunted Walk, the Fairytale Forest, a pumpkin patch, an apple orchard, a coloring contest and a costume contest. The event will also feature rides for the children, pony rides, face painting, sand art, a Trackless Train Ride, “The Batmobile” and “Dracula’s Food Court”.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing his plans to host a community celebration and awards ceremony in honor of Italian Heritage Month to be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Athansius Auditorium, 6120 Bay Parkway in Brooklyn.
The honorees to be recognized by Senator Golden are Arthur Aidala, Dr. Harry DeMeo, New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Michael Gargiulo of WNBC’s Today in New York.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his annual Fall town hall meetings and is inviting residents of the community to attend and discuss quality of life and legislative issues.
The first town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, located at East 33rd Street and Avenue U. The next day, Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Senator Golden will host another town hall at 7:00 p.m. at Bay Ridge Preparatory School located at 8101 Ridge Boulevard.
Brooklyn- Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this past weekend attended the Women's Council of Realtors Brooklyn Chapter's Annual Walk for the Cure in Marine Park. Today, he is also announcing that he will host two breast cancer screening events, sponsored by the American Italian Cancer Foundation, and is encouraging women in the community to call now for an appointment.
A mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be parked outside Senator Golden's District Office at 3604 Quentin Road on Wednesday, October 31st from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and outside his office located at 7408-5th Avenue on Thursday, November 1st, also from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brooklyn – State Senator Mary Golden will host a Cardiac Health and Stroke Prevention Symposium, in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, on Monday, October 22, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at SS Simon and Jude Parish Elementary School Auditorium located at 294 Avenue T (across from the Church).
Speakers include Dr. Razvan Buciuc, Chief of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, Dr. Robert Rhee, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Dr. Greg Ribakove, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Dr. Steven Rudolph, Director of Stroke Medicine.
DENOUNCES PLANS TO INCREASE METROCARD COST, INCREASE EXPRESS BUS FARES AND BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TOLLS AND REDUCE E-Z PASS DISCOUNTS
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board, is today denouncing a proposal by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to increase the price of MetroCards, express bus fares and bridges and tunnel tolls, including the Verrazano Bridge, while reducing E-Z pass discounts.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today visited Fort Hamilton High School and honored senior Joel Acevedo upon his selection for a $2000 scholarship awarded by Unidad Latina. Joel Acevedo, who was nominated by Senator Golden, was one of the 15 college-bound high school seniors recently awarded a scholarship through this program.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “Joel is a distinguished young man who has already proven his commitment to both his community and education. I am confident that he will excel in his future education and I am proud to have nominated him for this scholarship.”
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) recently announced that eleven finalists have been selected to compete in Brooklyn’s 6th Annual Senior Idol to be held this Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “We are just days away from what is now a very popular Brooklyn tradition, Senior Idol. This year, we again have another list of performers who have great talent and will be sure to entertain the crowd. If you are looking for a night of laughter, tears, and true fun right in our neighborhood, don’t miss the show.”
The finalists, who auditioned for the show in September, and the songs they will sing, are as follows: