Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sheepshead Bay

Thousands turn out for 27th-annual BayFest

Sheepshead Bay

Thousands turn out for 27th-annual BayFest

Locals sang, kids played, and everybody enjoyed a day by the water at the Bay Improvement Group’s 27th-annual BayFest on May 20. The group’s president said the festival’s success was testament to Sheepshead Bay’s unique character. Comment
This summer’s “Movies With a View” series in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be a feast of female filmmakers! The eight-week series of outdoor films will launch on July 12 with the New York City comedy “Desperately Seeking Susan,” directed by Susan Seidelman, and will continue with seven more movies directed by women. Comment

Gravesend high school to get new kitchen for culinary arts program’s aspiring chefs

Call it a recipe for success! Comment
This half marathon was full of good will! Comment
Three cheers to the outstanding team of stroke specialists at the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Maimonides Medical Center. Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Sheepshead Bay) visited the team of doctors and clinicians, and presented the dedicated docs with a proclamation. Comment
Party Line

Junk mail on the taxpayer’s dime

A Sunset Park state pol is sending out an excessive number of taxpayer-funded mailers, including birthday and Valentine’s Day cards to constituents, who complain the unsolicited snail mail is a waste of public money that should instead go towards actually helping the district. Comment
The Right View

It is time to reform our community boards

Our columnist thinks Craig Hammerman’s arrest has shined a spotlight on New York’s “Little City Halls.” Comment

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

He wants you to chow down and chat up. Comments (1)
Mill Basin

Getaway driver of ‘opioid bandits’ sentenced

He couldn’t get away from this. Comment
She’s the pin-up queen from Coney! Comment
Marine Park

Locals scold city for letting building-code fines go unpaid

The city’s failure to collect fines on thousands of properties with unpaid building violations in Marine Park, Madison, Sheepshead Bay, and surrounding neighborhoods makes a mockery of zoning laws, leading some locals to call for some Wild West justice at a civic meeting on May 17. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Police searching for suspect who stole woman’s purse in Bay Ridge subway station

The NYPD is asking for help finding a man who stole a woman’s purse — with credit cards and $300 inside — from the 77th Street subway station in Bay Ridge on May 13. Comment
Dyker Heights

Police searching for man who pushed elderly man to ground in Dyker Heights dispute

The NYPD is asking for help finding the man who pushed an elderly man to the ground, causing minor injuries, after a verbal dispute inside a 65th Street gas station in Dyker Heights on May 14. Comment

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A new plan to turn Third Avenue’s commercial strip of into a Business Improvement District will impose unnecessary and unsustainable fees on already struggling businesses, some merchants argued this week. Comments (5)
A strain of canine influenza that’s infected more than a dozen Kings County canines in recent weeks will only get worse before it gets better, according to a city vet. Comment
Marine Park

Fire on E. 48th Street last week

Marine Park

Fire on E. 48th Street last week

Firefighters knocked down a blaze that filled a Marine Park home full of dark, black smoke on May 17. Comment
24/7 ►Video

Rock the boats! Five ways to get on the waves this summer

We’re going to need a summer boat! The waterways of Brooklyn are filled with boating activities, and if you want to get out on the water, there are plenty of paddling options. Comment

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