17th Road Recreation Park Flag:

January 2019
The flag will fly for John (Stanley) Cotton, US Navy, WWII.

February 2019
The flag will fly for Thomas J. Coyle, US Army, WWII.

Quick Links:

- Broad Channel Historical Society

- Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers

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January's President's Message

The January Civic meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24th at 7 PM at the VFW Hall.

This Civic meeting will cover basic Civic business, report from elected officials, Committee reports and then will move to a presentation from the New York Legal Assistance Group, Center for NYC Neighborhoods, and the Mayor’s office of Resiliency regarding Flood Insurance Counseling. There will be a 20 minute general presentation and then a period for questions and then an opportunity to sit one-on-one to speak with counselors about homeowners’ properties and their flood insurance. Homeowners can schedule to have free elevation surveys done. At time the Elevation certificates can be useful to lower flood insurance premiums. This is critical as Flood Insurance Premiums have been going higher and higher.

Natalie Grant, Civic Newsletter Editor will be resigning in June. Natalie has been doing an unbelievable job as our editor for years and continued her role even after she moved out of Broad Channel. We are extremely grateful for all of her years of hard work that has allowed us to inform all of you on a monthly basis of the significant events that the Civic Association is working on and those that affect all those who live in Broad Channel. We are one of the few neighborhoods that have a monthly newsletter that gets hand delivered to every home in town. We are looking for someone to take over this critical responsibility. If you think you may be interested, please reach out and contact the Civic at

Sunset Cove - Heavy construction is underway at this future ecological park and we are closely monitoring time frames to ensure that the work is completed by June 30th. Assemblywoman Amato, Senator Addabbo and Dan Brown were critical to overcoming a number of bureaucratic hurdles that threatened to derail the time lines and the project. We look forward to completing Phase 1 so that the Phase 2 project can begin. Phase 2 will see the old Rockaway Boardwalk lumber milled down and reused to create a stunning walkway out over the wetlands with a covered viewing area adjacent to the shoreline. Street Raising Phase 1 - Work has finally resumed on West 13th Road and a big thank you to Assemblywoman Amato, Senator Joe Addabbo and Dan Brown (Borough President Melinda Katz office) for pushing DDC and DOT to get the contractor back on site and working. The restoration work has halted since before the Christmas break. The Civic Association was originally told that this work would be resumed January 2nd ......

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