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Citizen Kane's Bay Ridge Beat: January 26, 2012

By Friends of Tom Kane

A tough job … Bay Ridge Eagle Editor-in-Chief Rick Buttacavoli had an especially tough job Sunday night following the Giants’ thrilling overtime victory over the 49ers. Buttacavoli, a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys, was charged with photographing Giants’ fans in all their glory. Undoubtedly disappointed by his own team’s ineptitude, he took nothing away from the celebration of Big Blue’s fans, a testament to his impartial journalistic nature. Jump on the bandwagon, Rick!

 

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Tribute to TK … What a special night it was for members of the brooklynONE Jazz Orchestra, led by Anthony Rodriguez, who performed at St. John’s Church on Saturday, Jan. 21, the same night as Tom Kane’s posthumous 54th birthday. Anthony Marino, brooklynONE co-founder and artistic director, shared the evening with members of Kane’s family and many of his friends. The performance itself was moving and we know TK was smiling down the entire time.

 

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Going ‘green’ for no reason … With all of this emphasis on “going green” across the nation, perhaps the folks at the Department of Transportation took the phrase a little too much to heart when creating the bus stop sign at 86th Street and Dahlgren Place. An “Eagle”-eyed observer pointed out that the sign had misspelled the stop as “Dahlgreen,” presumably for as long as it’s been erected. One quick email from this newspaper resulted in swift action, much to the city agency’s credit, as the sign was corrected the following day. It may have continued to go unnoticed, but we’re glad the issue was resolved.

 

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Say cheese … The Bay Ridge Community Council is hosting a photo contest for amateur photographers in the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton neighborhoods. Students may submit any size, while adults must submit a 4x6 or larger print.

 

The instructions couldn’t be easier. On the back of your photo, simply print your name, address, phone number, email, date and location of the photo. Be sure to include the contest level, school name if you are a student and a notation that you wish your photo to be returned to you. 

 

Entries are to be mailed to Bay Ridge Community Council Photo Contest c/o McLaughlin & Sons, 9620 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 before March 5. Good luck!

 

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Poly hoops … Things are heating up on the hardwood at Poly, as both the girls’ and boys’ teams are in the middle of successful seasons. On Tuesday, Katie Freel tossed in 19 points and Jacquie Kennedy added 18 in a 50-20 rout of Port Richmond. Poly’s girls are currently the top-ranked, non-AA team in the city. On the boys’ side, the Blue Devils are ranked seventh and are currently in a three-way tie atop the league and will rely heavily on Charlie Maquardt and Myles Stephenson as the Ivy League schedule begins to wind down. If you’re looking for great basketball, you should make your way to Poly and catch a few games.

 

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Bonnies take a break … It was a tough way to head into an off-week, as Fontbonne lost a tough, non-league game against St. Joseph by the Sea on Sunday. The Bonnies are in the midst of a transitional season, having replaced a number of graduates who led the team to two straight league titles. Coach Steve Oliver has pushed all of the right buttons, however, and has his squad poised for another title run. Cindy Henderson and Kate Oliver lead a talented group that will look to avenge an early season loss to divisional rival Bishop Kearney. With midterms and Regents exams this week, the Bonnies will resume their schedule on Monday.  

 

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Supporting the arts … Mike Fieni and the Bay Ridge Arts + Cultural Alliance will be hosting a unique and casual gathering tonight at Three Jolly Pigeons for all of our local artists and creative visionaries. This event will be a great way to meet other area artists, exchange cards and information about any upcoming openings, events or offerings. Three Jolly Pigeons is located at 6802 Third Ave. For more information, you can call Mike at (718) 748-5200, ext. 203.

 

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Picks of the week … Our book of the week is Tom Coughlin’s A Team to Believe In, which chronicles the Giants’ run to Super Bowl XLII. Here’s hoping we’ll be reading the sequel in a few months. Our song of the week is “Eli’s Song,” by John Denver. Our movie of the week is The Big Blue, by French director Luc Besson. It has absolutely nothing to do with football, but stars Rosanna Arquette, making it worth our while. 

 

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Goodnight, everybody!


January 26, 2012 - 11:34am


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