Saturday, May 9, 2015

Bay News 70th anniversary


Happy Birthday, Bay News!

We celebrate 70 years of success and community. Comment

Then and now: The Bay News through the ages

Join us for a long look back at your neighborhood newspaper. Comments (4)

Where are they now?

We catch up with former Bay News execs and staffers. Comments (1)
Big Screecher

Seventy years ago, Carmine couldn’t believe his mother wouldn’t get him a pony!

This week, we bring you Carmine’s first-ever column — written a few months before his 10th birthday! Comment

Friday, May 8, 2015


New evidence in Canarsie shooting

Police have released a video of two individuals they say are wanted for questioning regarding a man’s murder in Canarsie early last year. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge is for mothers!

It’s time to honor that special woman in your life! Comment
A Britisher’s View

My, what a homely place you Brooklynites have

In celebration of the Bay News’ 70th anniversary, we dug up Shavana Abruzzo’s very first “A Britisher’s View” column, which appeared on Dec. 22, 1988. Comments (1)

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Cops hunt Flatlands jewelry thief

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the man they say robbed a home in Flatlands on April 29. Comment

The big bang! Massive drum ensemble celebrates three huge years

Talk about a birthday bash! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

UPDATED: The Cherry Hill gang: Supporters outnumber opponents at Council hearing

UPDATE: The Council’s subcommittee on zoning and franchises approved a compromise text amendment on May 7 that will allow Cherry Hill Gourmet Market to operate legally for 10 years, at which time it will have to apply for a new text amendment. It still must be approved by the full Council, but it is expected to pass with the support of Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D–Sheepshead Bay). Comments (7)
Brighton Beach

Honoring veterans of WWII in Brighton Beach

Residents celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II by honoring war heroes at Family Day in Brighton Beach on May 3. Comments (1)
Red Hook

Ship shapes! Shadow puppet show highlights female pirates

XX marks the spot! Comment
Standing O

Racing for the gold

Standing O is high-fiving Harbor Fitness and HeartShare Comment
Fort Greene

Mexican musicians to play tribute to Morrissey

How soon is ahora? Comment
Joe Knows

Midwood supporting Antoine with heart to be proud of

A debilitating stroke has kept Erica Antoine from playing a single game during her senior girl’s lacrosse season at Midwood, but she is present at every one. Comment

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bay Ridge

Election rejection: Island DA trounces Brooklyn councilman in race to replace disgraced Michael Grimm

Brooklyn voted for the hometown hopeful, but it wasn’t enough. Comment
Marine Park

Brush fire scorches Marine Park

A massive brush fire blazed for several hours in Marine Park on May 5, according to the fire department. Comment
Coney Island

Kids learn America’s pastime in Coney park

It was the first inning in a life-long love of the game. Comments (3)
Brooklyn Heights

Vinyl fantasy! Film set in Bed–Stuy record store makes borough debut

“Lazarus” is set inside Israel’s Record Store, located in a subterranean space on Fulton Street. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

The ABCs of Math A & B

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Bay News this week, we are rerunning Joanna’s first column for the paper, which originally ran on Jan. 11, 2007, in which our columnist lamented the arrival of “the new, new math.” Comment
High School Sports

South Shore penalized for playing in Dick’s Nationals

South Shore’s athletic programs could be shut out of interstate competition next year as punishment for the Vikings’ participation in the Dick’s High School Nationals Tournament — and school officials say the league didn’t warn them about those consequences before the event. Comment

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Bike tour brings riders onto Brooklyn’s elevated interstate

Talk about riding high! Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Deadly ride

A man died after he was ejected from an all-terrain vehicle and discovered near a creek in Gerritsen Beach on May 3, police say. Comment
Bay Ridge

Man leaps to death in Bay Ridge

A 23-year-old man jumped to his death from a Ridge Boulevard apartment building on May 4, officials said. Comments (1)

Trucks, kids have a blast together

PS 295’s “Touch-a-Truck” event brought kids and trucks together again. Comment
High School Sports

Local softball teams play in autism-awareness event

Frank Marinello wanted to do more than just raise money for autism research — he wanted to help his nephew. Comment
High School Sports

Storz’s 13 strikeouts power Poly past George Washington

Nick Storz backed himself into a dangerous corner before striking out arguably the city’s best hitter to give Poly Prep a signature win. Comment
High School Sports

Brooklyn Tech striving to engineer city-title run

Brooklyn Tech’s expectations have risen as quickly as its win total. Comment

Monday, May 4, 2015


Easel A: PS 192 students display their art

They’re Brooklyn’s next generation of great artists. Comment
Marine Park

Stop or schlep: Seniors demand new B44 bus stop

They say the Metropolitan Transit Authority is throwing seniors under the bus. Comments (1)
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan talks drought, polls and Iron Man

In which our columnist considers the California drought, Hillary’s sliding poll numbers, and Robert Downey Jr.’s dramatic exit. Comments (1)
Coney Island

En garde! Coney fencing academy fields international silver medalist

He’s a real saber rattler. Comment
Dyker Heights

Test results: Maimonides celebrates its researchers

These experiments were a definite success. Comment

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bay Ridge

MTA revamping ramps to Verrazano approach

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is rebuilding and moving ramps on the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge — stirring up what the bridge’s original engineer called a “spaghetti pile” of existing ascents. Comment

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