Thursday, September 27, 2007

Upcoming Events

At the Staten Island Zoo on October 6 and 7 witness amazing magic performed by a Master Magician - " Tommy Wind". This show is complete with levitations, appearances, live dove magic, escapes and large LasVegas-style illusions and much, much more. In addition to the Zoo admission, the admission price is $2.00 and children under 5 are free. For further information call 718-442-3174 ext 33.

Then from October 12 through January 13, 2008 - "Dinosaur Encounter". The exhibit opens daily 10:30am to 4pm. In addition to Zoo admission, the cost is $4.00 per person for non-members and $3.00 for SIZoo members.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Dorp Beach Park

Located at New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove, here is what you see once you walk in and sit on one of the benches. Of course, you would also have had to turn on the sprinkler... as I did.
Enjoy it ! I did !
> Joe Markowski

Monday, September 24, 2007

New Dorp Lumber Property

The old New Dorp Lumber property is composed of two parcels. It looks like the parcel which housed the wood storage will be replaced by three houses.

As for the main store, it is being cleaned out and renovated(?). Will it be reused by a new tenant? Or is this preparation for demolition? What have you heard?

> Joe

Friday, September 21, 2007

Important Dates

Calendar of upcoming events:

Sep30 - Sunday - Columbus Day Parade on New Dorp Lane at 1pm

Schedules for 2007:
Upcoming general meetings for 2007 are:
Oct 18,Nov 15,Dec 20

Upcoming Executive Board meetings for 2007 are:
Oct 10,Nov 14,Dec 12

Good Neighbor Award

Good Neighbor Award
Do you have a neighbor who has done something wonderful… and you wish there was some way to honor them? Well there is. Nominate them for a "Good Neighbor Award".
See our webpage for a nomination sheet… or call 718-979-6011 for a copy…
and mail it in today.

September 2007 - Chit Chat

There is much for us to keep an eye on in our community. There is the former Waldbaum’s /Franks property. Now that it is not going to be a Target… what will become of it? Do we really need another stripmall? There is the developing structure at New Dorp Lane and Edison – the old Welsh property. We are watching as the structures there take shape – two structures. And the Hess gas station on Hylan and New Dorp Lane is being redesigned. Will the new layout prove efficient and successful or will it add to the pain at that intersection?... We now have a magnificent park down by the beach. Will we be able to get the commitment from the Federal government to keep the waterfront clean and usable or will we need to tiptoe carefully through garbage and other junk on the beach? And what can we do to support the second phase of the New Dorp Beach project that will create the bikepath linking Midland and Great Kills Parks? And speaking of the new park, did you get a chance to experience it this summer? If not, its still there. Go check it out!... Do you know someone who would care to display their business card in our newsletter? Tell them to call 718-979-6011 and inquire about advertising to our community… Want to get more involved with your community and our organization? You can make a difference. There are a number of other ways you can contribute by joining or chairing a committee. Call 718-979-6011 and let us know that you are interested. Call today!... The Staten Island Museum is offering a number of interesting programs over the upcoming months from “All Aboard: The History of the Staten Island Ferry” on Oct18, to “That Ever Loyal Island: Staten Island and the American Revolution with Professor Phillip Papas” on Oct27, to “Filmmaking on Staten Island: The Early Days” on Nov4, to “The First Staten Island Know-It-All Bowl” on Nov9. You can call Maria Fiorelli at 718-727-1135 ext 115 for additional information… State Senator Andrew Lanza is coming to the New Dorp Branch Library on Sep19 where his office will be able to provide support on a host of issues and he is hosting an Open House at his district office (3845 Richmond Ave) on Sep20…. so don’t just sit there… get involved!... and lastly… don’t forget the Columbus Day Parade on Sep30. Lets line the Lane and enjoy this special event.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Meeting Tonight

Our monthly meeting is tonight... the first of the new season. Please join us and bring your ideas, your comments and your scuttlebutt... what you have heard about the goings-on in the neighborhood. And let us explore those words together.

Mark your calendars for the Columbus Day Parade on Sunday September 30. We need everyone to turn out and line the Lane as we celebrate the holiday and our neighborhood!

> Joe Markowski

Monday, September 17, 2007

What Do You Think?

OK... I am opening up this blog and I'd like to hear / read your feedback about it and the issues we should be dealing with in our community. I am new to this whole blogging thing so work with me and I'm hoping we can put it to good use for all of us.

So... what do you think? Will this add value to our discussions about our neighborhood? Will it allow us to share informaiton and concerns more quickly?

Let me know what you think and remember our meeting on Thursday night September 20.

> Joe Markowski

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Association Meeting

We will be meeting on Thursday September 20 at 8pm at the Kells-Grennie American Legion Post. Plan now on attending and bring a neighbor !

New Dorp Beach Park Needs Water

As you can read in tonight's SI Advance the new park has suffered from our recent dry spell. However Parks and the contratcor have pledged to replace the plants which did not make it. And we will look for them to do just that.

Make sure you visit this wonderful new peaceful place in New Dorp.