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A car wash at Avenue U and Gerritsen Avenue. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo

Neighbors eulogize senior killed in Gerritsen Beach car wash accident

May 3 | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The 85-year-old woman killed in a freak accident at a Gerritsen Beach car wash on Tuesday was remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother who was very much in love with her husband, who was critically injured in the mishap, according to News4 New York. Joan Tornabene and her 90-year-old husband were leaving a car […]

In Gerritsen Beach, which is on a peninsula and has a canal (shown here) in the middle of it, residents continue rebuilding homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding continues in Gerritsen Beach

December 13 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

I’ll give ya shelter from the storm. Five years after Superstorm Sandy, rebuilding continues in Gerritsen Beach, a beloved Brooklyn neighborhood on a slim peninsula. The refrain from Bob Dylan’s old song came to mind the other day as we walked the streets of the picturesque, water-ringed neighborhood. On many blocks, we saw residential construction […]

Welcome to Shell Bank Canal, a stunning waterway that slices across Gerritsen Beach. This is a glimpse of the canal facing north from the end of Ivan Court. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Do you know the way to Shell Bank Canal?

December 13 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Where is Brooklyn’s other canal? These days, everybody in the known universe can point the way to the toxic yet trendy 1.8-mile-long Gowanus Canal. But what about Shell Bank Canal? Have you even heard of it? It’s in Gerritsen Beach, a south-central waterfront Brooklyn neighborhood that you either know and love devotedly or have only […]