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December, 2016

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Tree’s company! Shore Road Park lights up for the holidays

It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment

November, 2016

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Sow mulch fun! Kids plant flowers at Manhattan Beach Park

They nurtured their green thumbs! Comment

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Steps in the right direction: Run raises money for homeless veterans

Bay Ridge’s homeless population is growing — and so is the neighborhood’s response. Comment
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Challah at me! Shorefront Y cooks up bread-baking party

This one really got a rise out of people. Comments (1)
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Coney Ahhhh-land! Ghouls take over Boardwalk for Halloween parade

It was like the Spook-a-Rama came alive! Comment

October, 2016

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Babushka bash! ‘Grandmother’ talent show wows in Brighton

There’s many a good tune played by an old fiddler. Comment
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Lots of love! Vols clean two dirty Sheepshead Bay Road tracts

They weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Comment
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Howl at the moon! Harvest fest features doggie costume contest

Call it a paw-fect day! Comment
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Pizzaz hut! Brighton Beachers decorate sukkah

Everyone’s a sucker for a good sukkah! Comment
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Young creatives get down and dirty

Art is a messy business, but someone’s gotta do it. Comment

September, 2016

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Plumb job: Vols clean up fetid beach

That’s a lotta garbage! Comments (2)
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Care show! Auto event raises $ for cancer research

They kicked cancer awareness into high gear. Comment
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Hot dog! City names corner for Nathan’s founder

It’s the sweet taste of recognition. Comment
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Kids get their way: City names Ridge street for children’s Ragamuffin Parade

Now they can never change the parade route. Comment
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Run down, but not out: Chris Hoban Run’s numbers lower after Manhattan attack, racer says

A bombing in Manhattan had a chilling effect on a Bay Ridge tradition. Comment
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Shopping for work: Kings Plaza hosts job fair

Just in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season! Comment
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Kaiser Park is on a roll! Family Fun Day the best thing since sliced bread

Face-painting, bouncy castles, hula hoops — this party had it all. Comments (1)
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Forces combined! Civilians, soldiers go toe-to-toe at ‘combine’ challenge

Regular Joes and G.I. Joes tested their strength side by side at Fort Hamilton’s Civilian Military Combine on Sept. 10. Comment
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Brooklyn remembers: 9-11 tributes across the borough

Kings County came together to mourn. Comment
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Nic-waving contest! Burlesque show a tribute to Nicholas Cage

These clothes were gone in 60 seconds! Comment

August, 2016

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Beach bodies! Supermodels invade Coney Island

Sports Illustrated swimsuit models made the Boardwalk sizzle during the mag’s Summer of Swim Fan Festival in Coney Island on Aug. 28. Comments (1)
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Halves of the battle: Borough’s two Battle of Brooklyn celebrations

There were reenactments — but we still lost. Comment
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Start ‘em up! ‘Stones’ tribute rocks Marine Park

They definitely got some satisfaction. Comment
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Tip of the hat: ‘Busker’ fest brings street performers to Coney

Don’t call it a bored walk! Comment
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‘Family fun day’ a last hurrah before school

They bade summer farewell as school bells get ready to ring. Comment
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Porch pickers! Guitarists play in front of Lott House

Encore! Comment
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What a gas! Car show raises cash for charity

They really got into gear! Comment
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Summer games! School’s block party is a mini-Olympics

It was a special day. Comment
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Bring on the night! Borough parties with the police for ‘Night Out’

They had the right to remain excited! Comment
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Golden’s oldies: Doo wop-ers a hit at senator’s summer concert

It was one fine day. Comment

July, 2016

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On base! Fort Hamilton gets new commander

Meet the leader of Brooklyn’s only Army post. Comment
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Coney’s got talent! Brooklynites put on a seaside show

Talk about a hot performance! Comment
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Attack of the Clones: ‘Star Wars’ battle plays out during Cyclones game

Good and evil clashed in a momentous battle at MCU Park on July 23, and it was not the hometown Brooklyn Cyclones against the hated Staten Island Yankees — it was between the Jedi and Sith. Comment
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Clash of clans: Families compete in park race

Talk about running in the family! Comment
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Howl’s Head Bark! Dog show packs Ridge park

Owl’s Head Park has really gone to the dogs! Comments (2)
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With or without U2: Cover band rocks Aviator

The night was unforgettable. Comment
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Third Ave. first for fun: Ridge’s stroll draws all walks

This four-part street fair gets off on the right foot. Comment
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Fast friends: Scores turn up to Ridge’s Ramadan bazaar

It was a bazaar sight! Comments (1)
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What a ball! Clones screen stickball doc, host expo

It was a hit! Comment

June, 2016

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Childs’ play: PS 100 kids entertain Trump Village seniors with Broadway hits

These kids got up and danced to a song was a hit before their mothers were born. Comment
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Breaking bread: Muslims, Jews come together for Ramadan feast

They all came to the table! Comments (1)
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Clones lose big in season opener

They dropped the ball. Comment
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Made with love: Bake sale raises money for sick local kid

What a sweet story! Comment
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Beam them up! Kensington middle-schoolers tour solar-powered plane

They really warmed up to this field trip. Comment
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A ‘relay’ fun time! Cancer fund-raiser a hit

Cancer survivors and their supporters walked, ran, jumped — and even smooched pooches — to raise money for cancer research during the Relay for Life rally against cancer at Bergen Beach Fields on June 11. Comment
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Sunset Park Puerto Rican Day parade draws thousands

This party just keeps getting bigger! Comment
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Fur flies! Pets ride Wonder Wheel, compete in costume contest

The competition was ruff. Comment
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Love shine a light: Slope Pride Parade a bright spot in a dark weekend

Thousands of Brooklynites flocked to Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue to celebrate the borough’s queer community at the 20th Brooklyn Pride on Saturday. Comment
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Thanks a Lott! Volunteers clean up historic Marine Park house

Just a few folks did a whole Lott-a good. Comment
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Little kids, big art! Ridge school makes mural

Who says they don’t teach art in schools anymore?! Comment
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Fala-full speed ahead! Kings Bay Y hosts fritter-eating contest

Hai-five to this guy! Comment
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Scouts honored! Cubs promoted at Mill Basin ceremony

They really packed ’em in. Comment
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Pride of Sheepshead Bay: Kids stage ‘Lion King’ musical

These cubs really roared. Comments (1)
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Bay Ridge over the moon for Lag B’Omer festival

Children and adults danced and marched down Bay Ridge Avenue from the Chabad of Bay Ridge to Owl’s Head Park to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer on May 26. Comment
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Brooklynites honor vets, memories at Memorial Day events

Brooklynites commemorated the Americans who have died serving their country — and honored those who have returned — at Memorial Day events across the borough on Monday, marking the occasion with traditions old and new. Comment

May, 2016

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Clean-up a creek: Volunteers freshen Canarsie inlet

They made Fresh Creek even fresher! Comments (1)
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Resting laurels: Boody students honor namesake former mayor with graveside wreath

It was the wreath they could do for this civic titan. Comment
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Wild art! Kids paint in Matisse’s beast-inspired mode

Call ’em arty animals. Comment
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Doctor, Doctor! Methodist staffers revel to raise cash and laud honorees at gala

The Park Slope hospital ate, boogied, and honored at its annual fundraiser. Comment
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Viking Fest and Norwegian Day Parade sail into Bay Ridge

Here they are — horned hats, bunads, and all — the plunderers who invaded Owl’s Head Park for Viking Fest on Saturday and the revelers who followed in their wake during Sunday’s Norwegian Day Parade. Comment
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Harbor no doubts: Sheepshead’s Bay Fest a blast despite rain

There was no keeping this festival at bay. Comment
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A little bit of genius! Kids show science skills at Marine Park fair

They’re tiny Einsteins! Comment
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They Xana-did it! Marine Park school’s ‘Xanadu’ production a hit

They shook a leg and broke a leg! Comment
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Plato’s dialogues: Ridge school stages Greek-language play

But it was no tragedy. Comment
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Beep Adams makes pilgrimage to Ridge mosque

It was a Hajj to Bay Ridge’s Muslim Mecca. Comment
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Islands in the fun! School hosts Hawaiian luau

Aloha joy! Comment
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They had a ball! Mets go to bat for Little Leaguers

Brooklyn and Queens wound up on the same winning team during a Mets’ youth baseball clinic for St. Athanasius Little League at Citi Field. Comment
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A cut above: Beep honors Ridge chef at Arab-American fete

Salam, he likes ’em! Comment

April, 2016

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A ‘BIG’ deal: Bay Improvement Group holds ‘Oscar’ night

They’d like to thank the community. Comment
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Williamsburg artists ‘beautify’ can collectors’ carts

It’s the weirdest news to come out of Downtown … this week. Comment
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Earthshake! Dancers rock Marine Park for Earth Day

It was the mother of all nature parties. Comment
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Sole salvation! Kings Plaza store gives out free shoes

They got their kicks! Comment
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That’s a lotta matzoh! Brighton Jewish center feeds 300 at Passover food giveaway

It was a matzoh mitzvah! Comments (2)
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Coney alliance gala a wild time

They’re calling Coney a shore thing. Comment
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Swede deal! Ridge bar raises cash for Norwegian parade

You can lead a Norseman to water — but he’d rather have beer. Comment
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A whole matzoh fun! Ridgites make Passover staple

Pass the horseradish! Comment
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She’s a big wheel! Street co-named for bike store owner, activist

Family and friends of late bicycle activist and business owner Patrice “T.C.” Capo saw the Bay Ridgite’s name immortalized on a 90th Street corner on April 9. Comment
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Play ball! Marine Parker celebrate little league opening day

The boys and girls of summer are back! Comment

March, 2016

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First ride! Coney’s amusements are open for business

The Cyclone and Wonder Wheel got their day in the sun after the specter of a blizzard postponed the blessing of the rides last week. Comment
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Shore Road Park hunt an egg-cellent time

They really came out of their shells! Comment
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Sciene and religion get along at Ridge Purim party

They experimented with tradition! Comment
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Owl’s Head a nest of Easter egg fun!

It was fun for everybunny! Comment
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Over-the-topper: Seniors show off elaborate Easter bonnets

It’s a fashion miracle! Comment
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Great Dane! Danish consul general visits local school

They got a taste of the Danish life. Comments (1)
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An ice gesture! Hockey teams face off to raise money for the blind

It was a breakaway success! Comment
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Two for good luck! Brooklyn doubles up on St. Paddy’s parades

They had everybody seein’ Dublin! Comment
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Kids get read, set, and sing!

Students at PS 1 in Sunset Park showed of their newly learned oral chops! Comment
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Voices rise! ‘Sing!’ returns to Brooklyn

This year, Midwood High School won, but everybody had a blast Comment
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Locals gather to fight hate and anti-Semitism

They’re fighting hate with hope and unity. Comments (2)
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The Easter Bunny came early

Kids hunted for eggs and won prizes during Our Lady of Grace Church’s annual Easter egg hunt on March 12. Comment
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Thrill Basin! Wrestlers crash American Legion hall

Call it the Thrill-a in the Mill-a! Comment
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Mazel tall! Mayor drops by Jewish council’s awards ceremony

These awardees were really shepping nachas. Comments (2)
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Pier-less! Volunteers remove mounds of garbage from Canarsie Pier

They want litter to take a long walk off a short pier. Comment
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Tipping the scales: Ridgites feast on knishes and klezmer music

Klez do lunch! Comment
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A little experiment: PS 253’s science fair a success

They’re like tiny Einsteins! Comment

February, 2016

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People’s Playground celebrates Black History Month

Coney Island’s white sands are full of black history. Comment
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Singing their praises! Ridge civic honors ‘unsung heroes’

These folks are really tuned in to Bay Ridge. Comment
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On point! Mexican ‘ballet’ a hit at Industry City

Sunset Parkers celebrated Mexican heritage with film, food, and a free performance by a local traditional dance company at Industry City on Feb. 20 — the second in a series of family events called Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids that Industry City and Rooftop Films are sponsoring. One mother who brought her son said was an “action-packed” day that will bring her back. Comment
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They’re over the moon! Sunset Park rings in Chinese Lunar New Year

They weren’t monkeying around! Comment
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Bay Ridge celebrates ‘Danish Mardi Gras’

It was the storm before the calm! Comment
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‘Detroit sound’ comes to Brooklyn for Black History Month

It was a supreme celebration. Comment
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Skipping class! Students jump rope for a cause

Double dutch, anyone? Comment
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Fashion revolutionaries: Fans come to Washington portrayer’s talk in period dress

It was Comic Con for history buffs! Comment
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Bag that! Students make plastic bag chain to raise environmental awareness

Sheepshead Bay students want to change the way their school thinks about environmental issues. Comment
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Mush it to the limit! Scouts compete in Coney Island sled race

It’s Brooklyn’s Iditarod! Comment

January, 2016

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DeBlasio looks to the future at BAM’s annual MLK tribute

Monday marked the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death — but Mayor DeBlasio is already thinking about the 50th. Comment
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Chug along! Ridge bar toasts R train centennial

They wined about the R train. Comments (1)
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Beat cops! Police jazz band plays for Marine Park kids

Talk about police brass! Comment
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Thank you very mulch! Brookylnites trade Christmas trees for compost

By Dennis Lynch Comment
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Revelers avoid Times Square in favor of the People’s Playground

Times Square? Fugheddaboudit! Comment
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Big splash! Polar plunge draws record number of swimmers

These polar bears are anything but endangered. Comment

December, 2015

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Guilded Christmas: Santa stops by Free Mason club

You’d think Santa was a member of the toy-makers’ guild. Comment
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Peace offering: Ridge interfaith group hands out badges for harmony

Call it a brooch of the peace. Comment
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