Bay Ridge Courier

Monday, April 30, 2012

Bensonhurst

Perlstein: CB12 should be more involved with the community

There were questions about Yidel Perlstein’s eligibility when he was elected into office last month, but board members say the new chairman is going to do a crackerjack job. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Standoff! Brick-and-mortar merchants occupy food cart sites in Bay Ridge

Several Fifth Avenue businesses set up tables on spots used by food carts — drawing a line in the sidewalk. Comments (13).
Bay Ridge Courier

Their eyes are watching her

A play about famous writer Zora Neale Hurston is a true character study — and not just of the writer herself. Comment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bensonhurst

Ciao Bensonhurst! Italian exchange students land on 21st Avenue

Italians in Bensonhurst — whoever heard of such a thing? Comments (1).

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bay Ridge Courier

Carlo calls it quits: Scissura drops out of Borough President race

Borough President Markowitz’s top aide will suspend his campaign to succeed his boss and will instead become president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Students pitch in at Bensonhurst cleanup

Bensonhurst teens banded together last weekend to spruce up the neighborhoods. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Robbed on train

A knife point robbery on the rails leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sewage games! Manhattan leads Bay Ridge, Coney Island in wastewater contest

Five teams of city sewage workers battled each other to repair equipment, test pollution levels in water, and fix leaky pipes during an annual contest at the Owl’s Head wastewater plant. Comment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bay Ridge

CB10: 93 Lounge must go

Bay Ridge community leaders want the state to pull 93 Lounge’s liquor license, but the owner of the neighborhood nightspot says he’s done nothing wrong. Comments (6).
Bensonhurst

Wrestlers grapple for a good cause

Lets get ready to ruuummmbllle! Comment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bay Ridge Courier

Occupiers occupy court to interrupt foreclosure auctions

Police arrested 37 Occupy Wall Street-affiliated protesters who stormed the Kings County Supreme Court on Thursday in an attempt to disrupt foreclosure auctions. Comment.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bay Ridge

Motorists to Beep: Keep your hands off our lanes

Borough President Markowitz wants to breathe new life into Fourth Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to the Verrazano Bridge, but motorists say the Beep shouldn’t remove any car lanes from the busy thoroughfare. Comments (1).

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bay Ridge

Occupy protestors head to the post office

Occupy Wall Street members joined forces with other anti-government groups to rally in Bay Ridge on Tax Day. Comment.

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