Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oceans, Comedy, Sports, Ferries and a Carnival... Oh My !

Its time to catch up on a few things from around the neighborhood:

1. Ocean 3. The NYPD informed us at our meeting last week that they were being evicted from their presence on Richmond Road. That's good news for the community and the surrounding neighborhood.

2. The proposed operator of a comedy club at the Lane Theatre - Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club - will be addressing the membership of our Association on Thursday April 16. Plan now on attending and bring your questions.

3. A new sports bar is proposed for 702 New Dorp Lane. Any questions or concerns?

4. "Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry" - six short plays from around the US about our favorite boats - is playing at the New Dorp Moravian Church on March 27, 28 at 8pm and the 29th at 3pm. For reservations call the Sundog Theatre at 718-816-5453.

5. And a carnival is scheduled for the Frank's property from April 2 to April 12.

Yep... there is a lot happening in our neighborhood.

What are your concerns?

What have you heard about?

Let us know.

> Joe Markowski

Sunday, March 15, 2009

March Meeting Coming Soon !!!

Greetings… I wonder if all of you are feeling like I am right now, namely, enough of this winter stuff. Lets move on to Spring.!

Our guest speakers last month talked about Crime Prevention, volunteer activities / community service activities for high school students and the various offerings under the Medicare programs. They were full of information and ideas for us.

Our guest speakers this month will be from the American Heart Society and I expect they will focus on our hearts. Our other guest speaker will be from the 122 Precinct’s Community Affairs Division and they will provide us with an update on the burglaries which have been occurring in the Grant City – New Dorp area. You won’t want to miss either presentation.

Next month we will hear from a person who is interested in opening a Comedy Club in the Lane Theatre. Plan now on attending and bringing your neighbors and friends. It is a chance for you to get answers to your questions and make your views known.

And in May we will have a special guest who will provide us with a history of the New Dorp Beach area.

So start marking your calendars now and plan to be at our meetings so you can hear these presentations and get your questions answered.

I asked you last month: What will you do to strengthen this organization and make its voice more robust? Share your ideas and thoughts with us.

Lastly, we will resume our Dining Through New Dorp program on March 24 with a visit to King’s Chef. It will be our 46th meal in support of our neighborhood restaurants and good conversation. Interested? Email us at and we will save you a seat.

We meet monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Our meeting this month is Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the Kells-Grennie American Legion Post at 2750 Amboy Road. We will begin promptly at 8 p.m. Come. Join us. And… bring a neighbor!

See you around the neighborhood, stay safe and enjoy each day!

> Joe Markowski

Be a Docent for the Conference House Museum in Tottenville

The office administrator at the Conference House Museum in Tottenville is looking for volunteer docents to help with weekend tours of the Conference House and, later this fall, they hope, with tours of the 1950s Rutan House. Docents (tour guides) don’t need to be experienced—they’re looking for people with an interest in history and good interpersonal skills.

If you are interested or want more information call 718-984-0415 or email